Friday, 30 November 2012

"Suspense is like a woman...

...the more left to the imagination, the more the excitement" - Alfred Hitchcock

Here is some eyewear inspiration whilst waiting for the new "Hitchcock" movie, out on February 8th in the UK. The film takes a sneak-peak behind the scenes of Hitchcock and his wife Alma's marriage during the making of ‘Psycho’...

Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh



Marjorie - Vertigo



Constance - Spellbound



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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

American girl

How to wear glasses...and eat an ice-cream after church!

photo by Michael Flores

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Botanical eyewear from Kiev

During my daily perusing on the net I stumbled upon Masha Reva and Syndicate's whimsical collection of printed sweater which, I can assure you, a lover of prints like me will try and get her mitts on!

Their collection is wildlife filtered by the net or Photoshop layered botanical illustrations and loading bars, wonderful! Check out the making of the photoshoot and the clay glasses which add a craft element to their contemporary prints.

photo Synchrodogs

photo Synchrodogs
photo Synchrodogs

photo Synchrodogs








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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Swatch Eyes

If you where a teenager trying to find (and eventually assert!) your look in the 80's you may have stumbled upon a pair of Swatch Eyes sunglasses at some point. What they did was allow you to play around with different patterns and colours (perfect for indecisive teenagers!), you bought the basic structure, alluminium and plastic frame and then the plastic front came in various colours and patterns.
Since I am no longer a teenager I have rediscovered their appeal and thanks to Photoshop I have been inventing my own with these beautiful patterns...though these are probably not quite what you think, mastery revealed here!

artwork by Eyespectacle


artwork by Eyespectacle

artwork by Eyespectacle


And here are the original Swatch Eyes I recently found on Ebay.


photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Eyespectacle

photo by Eyespectacle
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Algha frames...for the eternally indecisive!

I have wanted a pair of these for ages, so when I found them (after scrolling through millions of pages on eBay...good ol' eBay)  I had to buy a pair and they arrived today!

I am not sure why but frames with interchangeable plastic eyebrows seem so difficult to come across, I am sure everyone's granny had a pair in the 50s...they are probably buried in the attic now, waiting to make their way on-line or in some vintage shop for us all to look super-retrĂ³-stylish!

photo by Eyespectacle

Photo by Eyespectacle 
photo by Eyespectacle

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Movember

November is Movember, the mustache-growing charity event that takes places this month to raise awareness of prostate cancer (click here if you you would like to donate or take part). Here are some eyewear tips for the Groucho Marxs, Genghis Khans, Thomas Magnums and Hercule Poirots out there who think that a tash isn't enough of a statement! 

illustration by Eyespectacle

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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Inspired by...David Shillinglaw's 1000 Faces

I recently discovered the work of artist David Shillinglaw, I am fascinated by his surreal portraits and I love reading all those words and minute details, they are like maps, these are some from David's recent project, "The Dance of 1000 Faces"...
artwork by David Shillinglaw

artwork by David Shillinglaw

If David's 1000 faces wore sunglasses, I think they would look like these vintage Jean-Charles de Castelbajac which I saw at the  "Framed!" exhibition a while ago.


photo by Eyespectacle

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Friday, 2 November 2012

My new glasses...

They are cherry red ombre' and where born as sunglasses but I changed the lens to clear prescription.

photo by Eyespectacle

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