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Posts Tagged ‘upswept frames’

Frock Me!

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Off to Chelsea this Sunday for the Frock Me! vintage fair?  Don’t forget your vintage glasses!  What is that you say, you don’t have any vintage glasses?  You are in luck as we offer a wide selection of vintage original upswept glasses and reproduction cat eye glasses.





Vintage Glasses in Toast

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Nigel Slater’s memoir Toast was recently adapted for TV and shown on BBC1.  Set in 1960s Britain the drama featured iconic eyewear of the period.

His beloved mother wore subtly upswept frames while his detested stepmother was more flamboyant in her choice of dramatic cat eye glasses.

Even Nigel’s father, played here by Ken Stott, sports 1950s style frames similar to our Retro 1D TTG.

Retro 50s Retro 1D

Nowhere Boy

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

John Lennon’s iconic round metal specs are familiar to us all but in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy you will see him portrayed in some very different but equally powerful glasses.  The film,  directed by Sam Taylor-Wood and starring Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ophelia Lovibond, chronicles John Lennon’s childhood and teen years of the 1950’s.

Lennon’s isn’t the only character to sport vintage 50’s frames.  His mother, as played by Anne-Marie Duff, also wears some fantastic upswept sunglasses.


Alys Fowler of Gardeners’ World: Fan of Vintage Eyewear

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

BBC Gardeners’ World expert, Alys Fowler knows more than just gardening.  She sports one after another stylish frame, from upswept to nhs, we applaud her choice of eyewear.