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‘Life in Squares’ or in vintage glasses?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Recent BBC2 drama mini-series Life in Squares was not received with huge acclaim however we noted it for the vintage frames.  Both the character of Lytton Strachey and that of the mature Virginia Woolf wear appropriate eyewear of the time.  For Lytton’s small metal oval gold frames try the OVAL ‘Olly‘ Gold.  Virginia’s bold round glasses are the spitting image of the Black Eyewear ‘Chico

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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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Roope Vintage Goes to Goodwood Revival

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Roope Vintage was at Goodwood again this year and with a record number of attendees we were pleased to see a large proportion of them in our stand over the 3 day event!

Here is a selection of our favourite photos.  If you would like to see more of our photos please visit our Facebook Album and YouTube video.

Vintage Oval Glasses in Anna Karenina

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Russian classic Anna Karenina has yet again been made into a film.  This version features a screenplay written by Tom Stoppard and stars Kiera Knightley (Anna Karenina) and Jude Law (Count Vronsky).  The character Count Vronsky wears vintage oval glasses appropriate to the period and similar to our Saville Row Oval Padless Gold frames.

 

 

Architecture Icons Wear Frames With Style

Monday, June 27th, 2011

To architects design is important so it follows that they pay attention to the style and design of the glasses they wear.

Design is important to us too which is why we have carefully selected our collection of vintage frames and are proud of our Black Eyewear collection created by Robert Roope, glasses and sunglasses designer.

Here are some architecture gurus through the ages and the design inspired specs they wore.

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest American architects.  He was known for his Prairie School movement and notorious private life.  He wore a frame similar to Black Eyewear Bix.

Walter Gropius was a founder of the Bauhaus movement in Germany and The Architects Collaborative in the US.  He wore glasses similar to Vintage 50s Jake.

Le Courbusier was a pioneer of Modern Architecture or the International Style.  He is best known for his Villa Savoye and wore round frames similar to Black Eyewear Coltrane.



Philip Johnson is best known for the Sony Building (formerly AT&T) in New York and his Glass House.  He often collaborated with Mies van der Rohe and wore round specs similar to our Black Eyewear Monk.


As a student I. M. Pei was very interested in the early modern masters.  You may be familiar with his glass Pyramids at the Louvre or the JFK Library.  His iconic round tinted glasses are identical to Black Eyewear Chico.

It is hard to miss the creations of Frank Gehry whose works such as the titanium clad Guggenheim in Bilbao have become tourist attractions.  He frequently may be seen wearing classic Aviators.


Richard Meier is best known as the architect of the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  Of note are his prominent use of the colour white and his fab round glasses.


Vintage goes to Goodwood Revival 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Last weekend, just as the buzz from Vintage at Goodwood was dying down, we were off to West Sussex again.  This time to enjoy the atmosphere surrounding the Goodwood Revival Meeting.  We never rest on our laurels and were out promoting the Vintage brand and our Black Eyewear frames.  New frames Peggy and Rox proved particularly popular with visitors to our Vintage stand.  To view the fun we had and some of the exquisite vintage outfits seen throughout the weekend please view our YouTube video Goodwood Revival 2010.