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My Week With Marilyn

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In cinemas at the end of the month is My Week With Marilyn.

The amazing cast is led by Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Oliver and includes Judy Dench, Derek Jacobi, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott and of course Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark.

The film follows the relationship of Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Oliver, and Marilyn Monroe as she struggled during the filming of The Prince and The Showgirl

Set in and around London in 1957 the film features some fantastic eyewear of the 50s, especially those iconic sunglasses for which Marilyn is known.

retro 50s sunglasses

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


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: