Archive for March, 2010
Today I want to write about my newest frame, the Itsy Bitsy Sweetie Pie 2. Betsey Johnson likes to make more fun, funky, flirty eyewear for women. The frames have a retro feel, with an updated twist. This pair is a cat-eye shape, with a dark tortoise front, and a turquoise temple. There is a little heart on the left temple with a few Rhinestones around it, and Betsey in a banner through it, just like a tattoo. The frames also have a heart cut-out at the very end of the temples. It’s something that no one will see, but I just love the detailing that goes into these frames. I’ve already gotten tons of compliments on them, and they’re so comfortable to wear, I keep forgetting to switch them out for my other pairs!
The Itsy Bitsy part comes in because these are smaller versions of some originally larger Betsey Johnson frames. I’m psyched they’re finally making fun glasses for smaller faces. Of course, if you have a normal size head, you can always just go for the regular Betsey Johnsons.
Today’s favorite eyeglass frame is the Theo Eyewitness QT. It is one of Tina’s current favorites. Before we get into the actual frame, let me fill you in on Theo’s Eyewitness line. This is a very special line of limited edition frames. Very few places carry them, and they are some of the most unique frames around. They’re all a little asymmetrical. One lens will be a little larger, or have a slightly different shape than the other. Perhaps one temple will be slightly thicker than the other. You’ve heard that no one is completely symmetrical? Well, now you can have glasses to balance out your asymmetry!
Back to the QT. Tina loves this frame in color 196. It’s a gorgeous deep purple, with a vented pink ridge across the top. Talk about eye-catching! Fun, flirty, funky, but most of all: UNIQUE.
If you get a chance to see any of the Eyewitness line, it will be worth your while.
I just got off the phone with Dan from our Park Meadows location. He’s very excited about the new frame he just ordered. It’s made by Morel Cottet, and is a Danish line called Oga (complete with an umlaut over the O), and one of the few our brick and mortar stores carry that is almost exclusively a men’s line.
The frame he ordered is Oga 6451O in color NM001, which is a black and silver combination. The temples are split down the middle to show the back color, and almost appear aluminum, even though they are stainless steel. Dan likes the bold statement of this semi-rimless frame, and loves the fact that it’s so lightweight and durable.
I have to say, Oga is one of the best lines I’ve seen in men’s eyeglasses. The frames are modern and stylish, and look great in the boardroom and when paired with jeans. They’re well made and have a solid feel to them. If you get a chance, get down to our stores and check them out!
The frame of the day is the Lindberg Spirit Titanium Plate 62 shape 2050. Lindberg Spirit rimless glasses are so minimal on the front, it doesn’t even look like you’re wearing anything! They’re so lightweight, too. They weigh about as much as a paperclip. What I love about them, though, is the temples.
You can do anything from a minimal, disappearing temple, to a really fun temple that stands out. The ones I am wearing today are a thick temple in a beautiful purple blue color. I’ve named it Blurple! There are so many different colors to choose from that Lindberg had to make numbers. Just to give you an idea, this one is 77.
They have over 20 colors available, ranging from a simple shiny gold, to rainbow colors all on the same frame. The styles of temples are many and varied, as well. They do many different metal temples, and also a few zyl temples. Their acetate is rich and colorful.
In February the Magster by Rudy Project was 15%, alas, all good things must come to an end. However not without coming up with more good news. This month the Zyon by Rudy will ring in at 15% off.
This amazing wrap around sunglass is ideal for many extreme sport enthusiasts. It features a lightweight yet durable hi tech frame, adjustable nose pieces and temples, hypoallergenic materials, and pristine optics. This frame also features clip on side panels to boost your protection from sun, wind and debris. The brow hugging design blocks out sun, and the contoured frame hugs your cheek bones so it offers exceptional protection even without the additional shields.
There are currently 15 color and lens combinations you can choose from. The choices range from various matte black options, white, graphite, crystal and streaked brown options. Lenses range from laser and racing red varieties to Rudy’s premium choices featuring impactx material, photochromic coatings or polarization. The frame is also completely RX-able.
The Zyon was chosen by outdoor buying guide in the summer of 2008 as one of it’s top sunglass pics. Read the review here: http://outside.away.com/outside/gear/gear.tcl?gear=Rudy-Project-Zyon-Sailing&gear_id=6761&action=showgear