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Posts Tagged ‘designer sunglasses’

Black Eyewear Photo Shoot

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

New images of Black Eyewear just in.

Photography: Markus Lambert

Makeup: Doritta Nissen


Matt Clear Crystal Glasses

Round Glasses

Designer Sunglasses

It’s That Time Again: Goodwood Revival 2015 is Here!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Love all things vintage? Going to Goodwood Revival 2015? Visit Roope Vintage and Black Eyewear for your 1950s style specs. We’ll be at stand 128 all weekend, 11-13 September 2015.  Hope to see you there.

Black Eyewear at Goodwood

Roope Vintage at Goodwood

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Black Eyewear was chosen to attend LCM SS16 from the 12-15 June at Victoria House.  Here are some pics from the weekend.

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Black Eyewear London

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Black Eyewear London has just opened at 38 Goodge Street, making journeys to our St Albans showroom unnecessary.  We welcomed our first customers Friday as we were setting up.  Be sure to visit soon for designer glasses and sunglasses.

38 Goodge Street





We’re on Pinterest, Are You?

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

We’ve joined Pinterest and love creating pin boards for Roope Vintage and Black Eyewear.  It’s not all about the frames either, check out the inspiration behind Black Eyewear with posts on Jazz and design favourites.  Here’s a little sample, please follow us and spread the word by repinning!

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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!


Who’s That Boy In Black Eyewear?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It’s Perou, international photographer and online diarist!  He says some lovely things about Black Eyewear and his Zoot IVS in his March 17th Diary entry.  Here’s a preview:

Look out for his TV show which will air on E4 in September.

Duke and Duchess in Vintage Sunglasses

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Channel 4’s recent series, an adaptation of William Boyd’s best selling novel ‘Any Human Heart,’ includes appearances by Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – just two of the many historical figures who crop up in a fictionalised context in the novel.  The couple wear some fantastic sunglasses of the period, similar to our Black Eyewear Coltrane and Toots.  If you want to recreate this stylish look go to

We salute Tavi Gevinson for her style

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

13 year old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson has been making headlines.  Darling of the fashion world she can do no wrong with friends and supporters such as Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld.  We applaud Tavi for her bold eyewear choices and appreciate her fashion forward approach to eyewear.

She wears bold Clear Crystal Sunglasses similar to Black Eyewear Zoot.

She even rocks the Granny Chic look in some small clear crystal frames.

Mama Tokus loves Black Eyewear

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

RoopeVintage recently received a lovely e-mail from our friend Mama Tokus.  She kindly supplied us with photos of herself in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, at the Burning Man Festival this September.  She looks fab wearing her Tatum sunglasses against the colourful background of the desert.

Check out Mama Tokus and her amazing jazz music on YouTube.