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Roope Vintage at Goodwood Revival 2012

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

It has been exactly one week since Roope Vintage exhibited at Goodwood Revival 2012.  This year’s festival broke all the records and was a sell-out event with a record number of attendees!  Motor racing hero Dan Gurney was honoured in style and celebrities Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall and Rowan Atkinson were spotted amongst the motor racing enthusiasts.  We had a great time too and it was lovely to catch up with familiar faces we haven’t seen for a while.

 

The Rum Diary

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Johnny Depp stars in yet another adaptation of a Hunter S Thompson book The Rum Diary.   This film from 2011 is about an American journalist in Puerto Rico during the 1960s who meets the usual cast of misfits and outlaws and of course the beautiful love interest (played by Amber Heard in this case).  Fantastic retro sunglasses and glasses feature throughout and we’ve got styles similar to these 60s classics.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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!

Roope Vintage

 

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

 

 

Three Days in May

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Now on at Trafalgar Studios in London is history play Three Days in May by Ben Brown.  With Warren Clarke starring as Churchill you would be correct in thinking there is going to be some vintage eyewear 1940s style eyewear throughout.  Here’s a preview:

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

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

Black Eyewear Launches Street Style!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

That’s right, we have gone into the streets of London with Black Eyewear frames to photograph the cool, fashionable, quirky and fun people out and about in the city.  You can see the fantastic results on our Facebook Page.  We want to know what you think and which styles are your favourite, here’s a preview:

Street Style on the Black Eyewear Homepage coming soon!

 

Two Days in Paris

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

We love the frame styles in Julia Delpy’s romantic comedy Two Days in Paris.  Delpy wrote, produced, directed, edited and composed the soundtrack to the film as well as starring as Marion with Adam Goldberg.  She also cast her own parents in the roles of  Marion’s parents.