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Magic City

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Mitch Glazer’s latest production, US television series Magic City, is a cross between Mad Men and The Godfather.  Set in a glamorous Miami Beach hotel in 1959 the show is full of beautiful people in wonderful weather, a great backdrop for fantastic period sunglasses!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Vintage glasses in film The Help

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Set to release in the UK on the 26th October, The Help is a film based on Kathryn Stockett’s  book of the same name.  Set in 1960’s Mississippi, Skeeter Phelan an aspiring journalist decides to interview the town’s African American maids and write a book detailing the day to day hardships they face taking care of prominent southern families.  While the film has divided the opinion of American audiences the feel of the 1960’s is undeniable and includes some fantastic cat eye sunglasses and upswept glasses.

Emma Stone as Skeeter Phelan wears frames similar to Black Eyewear Django and Vivien.

Cat Eye Glasses

Cat Eye Glasses

Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote can be seen in frames similar to our AA Miami.

Vintage cat eye 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!

 

Looking for Vintage Sunglasses?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

As the sun begins to make an appearance and the days are getting longer it is time to turn our thoughts to a staple of the Spring/Summer wardrobe – sunglasses.  Tired of the same old pair?  Looking for something unique?  We suggest a return to vintage.  Everyone is turning to vintage when it comes to glasses so why not do the same to rejuvenate your sunglasses collection?  With fantastic style icons to look to such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly how could you go wrong!

Here are a few suggestions for inspiration:

Vintage Glasses in Toast

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Nigel Slater’s memoir Toast was recently adapted for TV and shown on BBC1.  Set in 1960s Britain the drama featured iconic eyewear of the period.

His beloved mother wore subtly upswept frames while his detested stepmother was more flamboyant in her choice of dramatic cat eye glasses.

Even Nigel’s father, played here by Ken Stott, sports 1950s style frames similar to our Retro 1D TTG.

Retro 50s Retro 1D