New images of Black Eyewear just in.
Photography: Markus Lambert
Makeup: Doritta Nissen
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.
When we heard a film had been made of Jack Kerouac’s Beat classic On the Road we were sceptical and sure enough when Walter Salles premièred the film at Cannes recently it did receive mixed reviews. However, the cast is stellar, including young talent alongside veteran actors, the eyewear a fantastic representation of the 1940s, and we loved Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries!
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’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!
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.
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!