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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.

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

Vintage cat eye sunglasses

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

Alys Fowler of Gardeners’ World: Fan of Vintage Eyewear

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

BBC Gardeners’ World expert, Alys Fowler knows more than just gardening.  She sports one after another stylish frame, from upswept to nhs, we applaud her choice of eyewear.