Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Feline Eyes

A couple of months ago I met the lovely Swedish designer Anna-Karin Karlsson at Mido. I spotted her immediately whilst looking around for interesting people to photograph. Anna-Karin is a little camera-shy so I got to try on all her gorgeous sunglasses for the camera, these are my favorites!
photo by Amy Cavill
photo from www.annakarinkarlsson.com
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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jaeger's Spring-Summer 2012 Press Day

It was very nice to see these sunglasses as part of the full accessories range, this is when you start seeing the story the collection is about and you can start to imagine this bourgeois lady (with a twist!) and what she is going to wear next Spring...
photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Eyespectacle
photo by Eyespectacle
photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Alessandro Viero
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A Certain Parisian Grace!

photo by Eyespectacle
This picture of this very young and confident parisienne was taken last year at Le Marais
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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Looking at the World Through a Pair of Wavy Shades

Here is another gem from my trip to Paris a while ago. This girl told me she had these shades made to her own design.

photo by Eyespectacle

 which reminds me of Christopher Kane's plastic pochette bags filled with encapsulated liquid.

photo by Filippo Fior
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International Jewellery London

Check out these chain-curtain sunglasses (and the horsehair necklace!) from London's International Jewellery Fair.

Photograph by Eyespectacle


Photograph by Eyespectacle

I love Bjorg's take on eyeglasses, or should I say eyelashes!
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Monday, 4 June 2012

Advanced Sunglasses

I recently discovered "Advanced Style" a very inspiring blog on timeless style and silver-haired personality! Here are some of the best pictures by the author of this blog, Ari Seth Cohen, as well as some of my very own ladies.

photo by Ari Seth Cohen

photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Ari Seth Cohen

photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Eyespectacle
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Optical Ilusions Produced by Spectacle

I recently visited the British Optical Association's library, a very interesting place ducked away behind Charing Cross Station. I spent a whole morning reading about "ancient" style tips from last century's publications such as these

photo by Eyespectacle

I also found some more interesting tips from the beginning of the  last century on face shapes

photo by Eyespectacle
photo by Eyespectacle
photo by Eyespectacle
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Look Them in the Eye and Don't Forget to Say Hello!

Steve McCurry summarizes just how I too relate to the subject of my pictures when I look for interesting people to photograph. It's not always easy to make contact with the person in front of you, once you overcome your own shyness you need to find something to say, sometimes to someone that is very surprised by your request, that doesn't trust a stranger or that may be a little self-conscious, but if you manage to get them involved then this is when you take the most intriguing pictures!

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Frames of Your Life and Your Life in the Ads

A friend forwarded me Giorgio Armani's new ad for eye-wear last week...how refreshing to see high profile brands choosing real people to wear their glasses in the street over a styled model in a styled setting.

screenshot of the Armani website
Quite interesting is also one high profile brand's take on their styled and polished ad a couple of seasons ago...following the rhythm of every other girl's favorite workout at the leisure center!!
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A Different Point of View



I like the way the view from the bottom of the staircase looks like the eye's iris!
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Finding Visual Connections or Identifying New Trends?

I have been going through some pictures I took whilst in Florence in January last year. I saw so many really interesting people and interesting glasses outside of the more established trends in the market. I like this girl’s glasses and in particular the geometric pattern on the surface of the frame!
Photo by Eyespectacle
This reminded me of these interiors by architects Lecarolimited
The mirrors of different shapes and sizes create geometric patterns
Photograph is by Gerrit Engel
 I sometimes can’t avoid making visual connections, this has been, at least up until now, the way I have been detecting new trends and looked for inspiration. However since the way we design and look for inspiration is evolving, the process of making these connections may become less relevant as more and more people express their own individual personality and therefore reject homogenisation and trends all together. Does this mean making visual connection becomes less relevant? Unless they actually inspire people as opposed to dictating what they should be wearing…What do you think?
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