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Vintage Eyewear in The Crown

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Haven’t seen The Crown yet.  Fantastic telly to binge watch over the holidays and lots of gorgeous vintage frames to lust after.  Here is our pick of the best: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in sunglasses similar to the VIVIEN, Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in aviator sunglasses similar to QUINCY and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill in small round frames similar to POPS.

And a little heads up, look out for Black Eyewear featuring in Series 2.

 

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses

Round glasses

Rush

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Director Ron Howard’s latest film Rush is due in cinemas from September 13th.  Following the rivalry between racing drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt the film’s release coincides perfectly with Goodwood Revival (where we will be exhibiting at Stand 139) and features fantastic 1970s style sunglasses, aviators of course!

Chris Hemsworth (as James Hunt) wears a Carrera frame.  If you like the look but are looking for something more affordable try the Black Eyewear Konitz.

Carrera 5467

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Pitch Perfect

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect caught our eye due to the amazing selection of sunglasses featured on its film poster.  We offer a variety of vintage sunglasses styles to suit every diva’s personality!

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.

 

 

 

 

Hunky Dory Celebrates the 70s

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Looking for a feel good film that will take you back to the sights and sounds of the 70s?  Try recently released Hunky Dory in which enthusiastic drama teacher (Minnie Driver) Vivienne tries to engage her students by putting on a musical version of  Shakespeare’s The Tempest with contemporary songs.  The film also stars Aneurin Barnard and Danielle Branch whose characters play the lead in the musical and develop a budding romance.   This film will certainly put you in the mood for summer sun and features fantastic retro sunglasses.

Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses

 

 

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

Al Pacino in Aviators for New Film

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

For his role as Jack Kervorkian, Al Pacino wears some classic 80s Aviator frames similar to our Black Eyewear Quincy.  The movie, You Don’t Know Jack, features Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian, advocate of doctor-assisted suicide.  Originally aired on HBO the program comes to Sky Atlantic this month.

 

 

Susan Sarandon as activist Janet Good in classic 80s frames.