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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.

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Breathless

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We like 1960s drama Breathless where  Joanna Page stars as Lily Enderbury an ex nurse now married to the hospital’s anaesthetist.  She wears classic upswept glasses of the 1950s/60s.

Masters of Sex

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Masters of Sex follows the relationship between Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution. We have already glimpsed some fantastic period glasses similar to the Saville Row ‘Panto Gold Curl’ and the Upswept ‘Glenda’.

Call the Midwife

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Last season Call the Midwife was all about Chummy‘s panto glasses.  This season Sister Bernadette updates her NHS glasses from round metal to the feminine upswept style.  Will they gain her the attention of Dr Turner?

 

 

Hitchcock

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

With Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma the film Hitchcock, in cinemas now, is sure to be great.  It follows the course of their relationship throughout the filming of Psycho.  Scarlett Johansson stars as Janet Leigh and Toni Collette gives a fantastic performance as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy Robertson.  All three leading ladies wear fantastic vintage glasses and cat eye sunglasses.

 

 

 

Cat Eye Glasses

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A popular shape for ladies worn by glamour girls such as Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, cat eye glasses are back in fashion!

 

 

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.

Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote can be seen in frames similar to our AA Miami.

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Tennis Champs in Retro Glasses

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

As Wimbledon comes to a close we look at two tennis legends, Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King, who wore fantastic glasses.

Billie Jean, who has worn glasses throughout her adult life, is perhaps best known for winning the ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ match against Bobby Riggs in 1973.  She has been an amazing advocate of women in tennis.  Here she best remembered wearing fantastic upswept frames such as these.

 

Arthur Ashe is the only black man to have ever won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, which he won defeating Jimmy Connors in 1975.  He is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, winner of a Grand Slam Singles title.  After suffering from heart disease and undergoing two surgeries Ashe contracting HIV from a blood transfusion.  Later in his life he did much to bring AIDS sufferers to the attention of the world.  This great 1960s style frame is similar to those he wore on court.

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.

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