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MasterChef 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

New series of MasterChef, new glasses for Gregg Wallace.  If you’re a fan try the Black Eyewear ‘Lester‘ or ‘Pepper‘.

Week 1 contestant Tony has already impressed and we think he could go all the way, maybe it’s the specs?  They are very similar to the classic Anglo American 406 seen here.

 

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Tony from Masterchef

Gove to bin To Kill A Mockingbird?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

There has been some controversy recently about Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposal to exclude certain American literary texts from the English Literature GCSE syllabus.  One title bandied about is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

This classic story will be adapted for the stage and presented at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 28 August 2014 – 13 September 2014.   Here we speculate about those featuring in this stage production.

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Top of the Lake director in stylish specs

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Have you seen BBC Two drama Top of the Lake?  We spotted director Jane Campion, in a film about the making of the TV miniseries, in some very stylish glasses and sunglasses along with her co creator Gerard Lee.

Campion wears glasses similar in shape to the Anglo American175‘ and sunglasses similar to Black EyewearBix‘.

Gerard Lee’s glasses are like the very traditional Saville Row.

New Q in Latest Bond Film wears Two Tone Glasses

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Ben Wishaw is the latest research and development specialist Q in Skyfall 007 and he wears some classic two tone glasses befitting his technical (geeky) occupation.  For special agent geek chic try the Anglo American Byker or the Black Eyewear Dolphy.

 

 

 

 

Moonrise Kingdom

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

You may recall a few months ago we blogged about film director and specs wearer Wes Anderson.  His latest film Moonrise Kingdom is now playing in cinemas.  True to form Anderson yet again uses fantastic vintage eyewear to convey the feel of the period in which the film is set, in this case 1965.  An all star cast including Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Jason Schwartzman feature throughout in classic glasses and sunglasses of the time.

 

 

 

 

Eyewear in the films of Wes Anderson

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Have you ever noticed the theme of eyewear in the fantastically kooky films of Wes Anderson?  With a penchant for glasses and sunglasses of the 1970s we take a look at the role specs play in a few of his films.

 

Darjeeling Limited

Adrian Brody’s character Peter Whitman insists on wearing his late father’s prescription sunglasses (one of many items of his father’s he has held onto) during his journey of self discovery across India with his brothers who are played by Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.  To get the look see our selection of stylish vintage 70s sunglasses.

 

Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Bill Murray stars as an eccentric oceanographer, who may remind audiences of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.  Many cast members wear 70s style aviators in this film of man versus beast which was filmed in the beautiful Italian riviera.

 

The Royal Tenebaums

Gene Hackman as disasterous father Royal Tenenbaum in signature specs that are very similar to Black Eyewear Dexter.  Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum a tennis prodigy who suffers a nervous breakdown and secretly loves his adopted sister Margot (Gwenyth Paltrow).  Similarities exist between Richie and Bjorn Borg, one of these is choice of eyewear similar to Black Eyewear Quincy.  Also pictured here is Bill Murray as Raleigh St Clair, a famous neurologist and husband of Margot who wears small round metal frames.

Black Eyewear 'Dexter'

aviator sunglasses

Plumen Lightbulb Designer Wears Vintage

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Design is important to us at Roope Vintage and is evident in our collection of vintage and reproduction glasses and sunglasses.  Design also runs in the Roope family.

London design group Hulger has won awards for its eco friendly light bulb, Plumen. The world’s first designer low-energy light bulb was co-designed by Nicholas Roope, son of Robert Roope.  Here he is wearing fab retro Anglo American Princeton glasses while demonstrating the versitility of the Plumen!

 

Dr Who in Black Eyewear

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The latest series of Dr Who got off to an exciting start over the Bank Holiday weekends.  The first two episodes were packed with fantastic 1950s frames as well as lots of FBI agents in black sunglasses.  Roope Vintage supplied frames to the show earlier this year so look out for Black Eyewear in future episodes!

 

 

 

 

 

The Kennedys’ Vintage Eyewear

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

As the History channel presents a four part series on the Kennedys we take a look at some of the eyewear featured in the film and worn by the family in real life.

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Joe Kennedy Sr.’s signature round specs


Jackie Kennedy’s iconic large sunglasses


Are you watching Boardwalk Empire?

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

If you are, have you noticed the fantastic vintage glasses.  If you are not, you must tune into this great serial drama directed by Martin Scorsese set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era.  Here are some retro frames similar to the eyewear seen in the show.

 


 

 

Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic Saturdays 9pm.  Don’t miss it!