Saturday, 22 December 2012

Friday, 21 December 2012

The girls in Shanghai...

...wear big square plastic frames. They are not quite the geek chunky types we are soooo bored of seeing, particularly on copycat teens, these are more like 70s glam crossed with TV screen-size shapes, in black or tortoiseshell...I find they create such an interesting contrast with minute oriental features...pure beauty!

illustration by Eyespectacle
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

More on Psy's sunnies...does this make me a fan?

I think I am taking a bit of shine to his style, and choice of sunglasses...
photo from itv.com

photo fromradiotimes.com

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunglasses Gangnam style...now even in London!

I am so quick at picking up a new trend from it's infancy that I seem to be the only person that had never seen his moves or tried to replicate them in my living room (or on the London tube!) and though I may not attempt to style my next look on PSY's babes' ones I do like the choice of sunglasses, not just the Thierry Lasry he wears, but also the ones on the guy in the bright yellow suit, ha! I guess this makes Gangnam Style's YouTube viewers are at least one closer to a trillion.


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Friday, 14 December 2012

Wes Anderson's librarian

Check out Vogue UK's January edition for some wow! Cutler and Gross glasses mixed in with some really zany colours and Karen Olsen's new haircut...

photo Vogue UK

photo Vogue UK

photo Vogue UK

photo Vogue UK

photo Vogue UK



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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Weekend in Shanghai

I was in Shanghai last weekend looking for inspiration...

vintage photo

vintage photo


Nop, these are not my latest street-style pics, these are vintage photos taken presumably in China in the 80s after the Cultural Revolution, when dressing western-style was no longer frowned upon. I found them at a vintage book market which takes place in the courtyard of Shanghai's Wen Miao Confucian Temple. I spent Sunday morning there trawling through (and buying!) Chinese vintage comics, a copy of The Little Red Book (in English), and of course a few vintage photos...
photo by Eyespectacle


I will tell you more about the kind of eyewear the Shanghainese like to wear on another post soon...
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Monday, 10 December 2012

Duct tape and the age of adolescence

Who doesn't remember that classmate in school who wore duct taped glasses?

photo by Joseph Sterling - The Age of Adolescence series

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

#instaglasses

artwork by Eyespectacle
If you have developed an unhealthy addiction love for Instagram like I have you will know what an amazing source of inspiration this can be. In fact, if you look carefully, this isn't just a pictures repository for pouting teens, cute kittens and last night's dinner and if you love eyewear like I do then you can also find an endless stream of blurry, analog-camera filtered (aah! the eternal love for nostalgia!), polaroid edged frames! These are some of my favorite Igers and if you can suggest any others that I should know about please post their link on the comments below.

Lunettevintagevintageglasses
sunglasses by Arnaud Tinas for Lunettevintagevintageglasses

sunglasses by Arnaud Tinas for Lunettevintagevintageglasses

Mooeyewear

photo by Mooeyewear

Sunglasscurator

photo by Sunglasscurator
photo by Sunglasscurator
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