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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

Mr Sloane

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Will Mr Sloane ever get his life together?  Followers of Sky Atlantic’s new series Mr Sloane will be tuning in Friday night at 9pm to find out.  While eagerly anticipated this romantic comedy, created by Robert B. Weide and starring Nick Frost, won’t appeal to everyone as Mr Sloane’s antics are totally cringe-worthy!  True to character, slightly behind the times, Mr Sloane wears glasses of the 1950s while the rest of the world is speeding into the swinging sixties.  Here are our picks that best match his classic retro 50s and metal combination eyewear choices.

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Agnetha: Abba and After

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

If you happened to see Agnetha: Abba and After last night on BBC One last night you will have seen a fantastic selection of eyewear from the 60s and 70s as well as an interesting and informative documentary.  If you didn’t see it, go to iPlayer now!  Here is a selection of optical highlights.

 

 

 

Obama’s Tech Genius wears Black Eyewear

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Harper Reed, the man behind the technology which helped Obama win the election, wears Black Eyewear Miles glasses.  You may have seen his photograph in the 25.11.12 Sunday Times.

Nic Roope and Harper Reed

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.

 

On The Road

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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!

 

Retro 50s Retro 1D CCYS

 

Black Eyewear Erroll

 

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!

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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.

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.

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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!