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Posts Tagged ‘upswept sunglasses’

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Vintage cat eye sunglasses

Looking for Vintage Sunglasses?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

As the sun begins to make an appearance and the days are getting longer it is time to turn our thoughts to a staple of the Spring/Summer wardrobe – sunglasses.  Tired of the same old pair?  Looking for something unique?  We suggest a return to vintage.  Everyone is turning to vintage when it comes to glasses so why not do the same to rejuvenate your sunglasses collection?  With fantastic style icons to look to such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly how could you go wrong!

Here are a few suggestions for inspiration:

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.