Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Thom Browne

Opening its doors in 2001 offering made-to-measure tailoring, collaborating with the likes of Brooks Brothers and Moncler, Thom Browne's label has grown from his original appointment-only NYC Meatpacking shop to debuting at Paris Fashion Week in 2010 and hasn't looked back since.

Browne's label has recently introduced womenswear as well as an impending daring eyewear collection in collaboration with the renowned LA-based Dita. Thom Browne is fast becoming one of New York's most successful and inspirational menswear labels.

We are super excited to see the collection, which has been hand-crafted in Japan using acetate and titanium, taking 6months to a year to produce. LA times describe the range as "One part Mad Men, one part Michael Douglas' glasses in Falling Down"...
...we say tailored industrial New York grunge..HOT

Clockwise from top- studs A/W12, Michael Douglas in Falling Down, new explorer eyewear collection, A/W12 fringed suit, current side shield sunglasses, Mad Men, current collection clubmasters, current collection plastic/metal mix aviators, new collection round explorer sunglasses. 
Pieces from Thom Browne's eagerly awaited unisex, but rather masculine eyewear collection are available on his website. The whole range is likely to be released in March.


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Shades of NYC

I was in New York last week and at last got to visit Opening Ceremony!!
After what seems like a lifetime of drooling over products and collaborations by the downtown Manhattan boutique in magazines and online, I finally was able to explore the three dolls-house-like floors of retail space, showroom, gallery and bookshop as if it were playtime!

Bringing together world-wide talented designers and artists - emerging and established, Opening Ceremony buys stock through identifying renowned designers that epitomise the country of origin, emerging designers and unique vintage products to exhibit and sell.

Opening Ceremony

Photo by EYELOVE
I certainly was not disappointed with the vast collection of sunglasses on offer. Below are my favourites (and yes I do have a penchant for rounds!)...

Photo from Opening Ceremony
Chloe Sevigny peek-a-boo round lenses were great fun and very flattering.

Photo from Opening Ceremony
Barton Perreira heavily contrasted tortoiseshell acetate with classic green lenses gave this contemporary round a vintage twist.

Photo from Opening Ceremony
The most beautiful floral prints on fabric covered frames with lilac lenses by Rodarte.

Photo from Opening Ceremony
 Simple, perfectly formed style by young Californian label, Garett Leight.

Photo from Opening Ceremony
Pastel pink with silver mirrored lenses by UK based Prism eyewear.

I have my wish list...now which to order?!

All products are available from online at:

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Advanced Sunglasses

I recently discovered "Advanced Style" a very inspiring blog on timeless style and silver-haired personality!

Picture Ari Seth Cohen
Picture Ari Seth Cohen

One item that the Advanced Style ladies, even the ones we met, never leave home without seems to be a great pair of sunglasse!

Photograph is by EYELOVE
Photograph is by EYELOVE

Photograph is by EYELOVE