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Posts Tagged ‘round frames’

D-Day Anniversary

Friday, June 6th, 2014

As the nation and the world commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings today, we look at some popular frame styles of the time; antique vintage and authentic reproduction.

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Ruby Sparks

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This quirky film from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine is an original take on an unconventional love story, starring Paul Dano as Calvin Weir-Fields and Zoe Kazan as his invention Ruby Sparks.  Calvin wears classic frames throughout in true literary style.  While director Jonathan Dayton also wears frames similar to Black Eyewear Woody.

 

 

 

Olympic Drama Features Classic Round Eyewear

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

BBC One presented factual drama, Bert & Dickie, about Bert Bushnell and Richard Burnell and their quest for double sculls gold in the 1948 London Olympics. The emotional story has something for everyone including class conflict, relationships between fathers and sons, and the difficulties of implementing the games (which we now know plenty about!).  The period details are excellent including vintage round eyewear from the late 1940s.

 

 

 

Famous Analysts Prefer Round Frames

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Freud, Adler and Jung all wore round glasses.   Were they merely following the fashion of their time or does this say something of their psyches?

Vintage Spectacles in The King’s Speech

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

If you haven’t seen the phenomenal The King’s Speech you should go this weekend!  The film has been nominated for 12 Oscars including ‘Actor in a Supporting Role’ for Geoffrey Rush.  Rush, who plays eccentric speech therapist Lionel Logue, wears some classic round frames of the period throughout the film.

 

Off screen the actor has been spotted at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards and the BFI London Film Awards in frames similar to the Anglo American 406

 

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Linda Hunt AKA ‘Hettie Lang’ in Round Frames

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The iconic actress Linda Hunt who plays the irrascible and infinitely curious character ‘Hetty Lang’ in hit TV show NCIS LA wears some fantastic large round frames which are identical to the Black Eyewear Chico.  In spite of her tiny size the other characters find her quite intimidating.  Might it have something to do with her imposing glasses?

We also spot a resemblance with ‘Edna Mode’; cartoon character fashion designer from the Disney film The Incredibles.  Edna’s no-nonsense personality and round glasses are a direct homage to Edith Head, Holywood costume designer extraordinaire, but we think she looks a lot like Hetty Lang as well.