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Lafont Trunk Show – Saturday, February 4

Lafont Trunk Show - February 4, 2012

We had almost eight weeks off to enjoy the holidays and settle into 2012, but it’s time to get back into our favorite monthly events – the trunk show! Vizio Optic will be hosting its first show of the year this Saturday, February 4, with Lafont eyewear!

The French designer is a major inspiration, as they are always coming up with creative and innovative designs for men and women. Our representative for Lafont, Kit Hamilton, will be at the event showcasing the entire collection of Lafont eyeglasses and sunglasses. She will also be working with the Vizio Optic team to personally assist customers in selecting the perfect frames and answering any questions.

Not only will you be able to check out new Lafont styles like Hit Parade and Hype eyeglasses, but Kit is bringing the whole lineup, giving Bostonians the rare chance to discover more about the brand in person. There’s nothing like getting your hands on a pair of designer eyeglasses – literally! While we have a vast selection online for you to choose from, being able to come in the store to touch and feel the frames is an exclusive and exciting opportunity.

As always, there will be special promotions during the trunk show, but you’ll have to come check out the event to learn more! Additionally, all visitors will have the chance to enter our raffle to win a free Lafont frame of their choice.

We hope to see you at our Brookline store this Saturday from 12 to 4 pm! Make sure to RSVP by clicking here.

NEW ARRIVALS: Lafont Issy & La Collection

With our special Lafont trunk show event right around the corner, we’re excited to announce some new arrivals here at Vizio Optic. The brand new Issy & La collection from Lafont eyewear features fresh new designs that range from retro and trendy to stylish and sophisticated.

Lafont Hype eyeglasses

Take Lafont Hype eyeglasses for example. This simple cat-eye frame features a beautiful thin rim with zero embellishments, making it a great minimalist piece. But the inside is where the designer gets a bit creative, with colorful patterns lining the inner arm pieces and adding some brightness into the dark frames. Hype is available in black/pink, tortoise, black/green, and pink. Similar styles with a few more accents include Gilda and Greta.

lafont hit parade eyeglasses

For a more modern look, Lafont Hit Parade eyeglasses from the Issy & La collection are a great structured frame. Featuring a similar clean design with thin rims and solid colors on the outside, this model also gets funky on the inside as well. You can choose from black/blue, brown/green, purple, and red.

For more information on how to purchase designer eyeglasses from Lafont’s latest collection, please call us at 866-411-9428. Be on the lookout for news about our Lafont Trunk Show this weekend as well!

The best sunglasses for winter

If you’ve been keeping up with the Vizio Optic Blog, you already know that contrary to popular belief, it’s important to wear sunglasses in the winter! You may not be spending your days out by the pool or on the beach, but the cloudy days we so often have this season just bring the sun’s rays to you in different ways. Rather than wearing your usual summer shades, designer sunglasses for the winter have a couple different requirements.

The two main things you want in a pair of sunglasses this winter are gray lenses and a cozy fit. The color of these lenses are optimal for winter lighting conditions, and the close fit allows full protection from the low and varied angles at which the UVA and UVB rays are coming through the clouds. Maui Jim sunglasses and Mosley Tribes sunglasses make great options for men and women.

Maui Jim Kanaha sunglasses

Maui Jim Kahana sunglasses are a semi-rimless frame with a lightweight design. The sporty look is perfect for looking casual in outdoor activities, with oval lenses in light gray to ward off the rays bouncing off of the white snow.

Maui Jim Alana sunglasses

Maui Jim Alana sunglasses for women are a chic way to stay protected this winter. The curvy black frame mixes plastic and gunmetal temples, which are accented by leaf-shaped hinges in gold. The metal arm pieces are capped with plastic for a comfortable fit.

Those who like a unisex look should try out Mosley Tribes Hillyard sunglasses, which are also fitted with light gray lenses. Made entirely with plastic, this style has a straight top rim and straight black arms – the perfect option for the minimalist in you.

NEW ARRIVALS: Face a Face eyeglasses

One of the major trends for the upcoming season is bold colors, and Face a Face eyewear has some bright and fun new glasses that will keep ladies looking fashionable and stylish this spring. The French brand is known for its creative and innovative designs, with the new collection further exemplifying its commitment to the hottest looks of the moment.

Face a Face Sorel 1 eyeglasses

Face a Face Sorel 1 eyeglasses are a great choice for those who want a subtle pop of color. The lightweight metal glasses comes in a beautiful brown, with a complementary tortoise pattern along the arm pieces. The refined cat-eye shape adds a slight retro inspiration to these feminine frames.


Face a Face Alice 2 eyeglasses

Ladies who aren’t afraid to try new hues should try Face a Face Alice 2 eyeglasses, which come in purple and are accented by a funky brown-and-yellow pattern along the temples. The rectangular shape of these glasses makes them perfect for both professional and social settings, allowing you to seamlessly transition from a sophisticated look in the daytime to playful at night.


Face a Face Popup 2 eyeglasses

Here is where Face a Face gets really bold with its designs. Certainly not for those who like to blend in, Face a Face Popup 2 eyeglasses are multicolored, featuring a transparent pink, red, and orange front rim and temples patterned yellow and brown. These frames also mix up the rectangle and cat-eye shapes for a truly unique look that is eccentric and stylish.

Cat-eye sunglasses for a fierce retro look

Cat-eye sunglasses have long been the face of the retro trends of high fashion. While models strut their stuff down the runway donning a pair of these flared shades, you can wow everybody around you with a pair of your own designer sunglasses as well. CHANEL, Face a Face, and Vue dc make it easy for just about anybody to add some couture into their everyday looks.

CHANEL 5203 sunglasses

Bold fashionistas should look to CHANEL 5203 sunglasses, an extreme cat-eye frame that has been seen on Lindsay Lohan and other stylish celebs. The oversized black frame is very glamorous, subtly accented by the signature CC logo that we all know and love in white lacquer.

Face a Face Brune 4 sunglasses

Interested in a more understated style? Face a Face Brune 4 sunglasses offer a more delicate look, with a feminine, recessed trim around the front rim and curvy arm pieces. The temples have a single round dot on each side. This style from Face a Face is offered in several colors, including white and gray, black and gold, and brown and gold.

Vue dc CAT sunglasses

Those who want to make an impression on their peers will love Vue dc CAT sunglasses. The brand is known for making standout pieces in their sunwear collection, and CAT’s mix of a cat-eye shape and round lenses are a beautiful blend of sixties trends. This style comes in a clear black pattern or transparent brown.

Add vintage flair to your style with round sunglasses

As seen in the latest fashion shows, retro eyewear is still the mode this season. Round sunglasses in particular are a great way to add a bit of vintage flair in your style, and Vizio Optic has plenty to choose from.

Ray Ban RB4141 Rounded Wayfarer sunglasses


One of the most popular styles is a pair of Ray Ban Rounded Wayfarer 4141 sunglasses, a twist on the original Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses style. The rounded version, which comes in Light Havana and Black, features circular lenses inside the iconic frame, with flared outer tips and silver accents in the corner. The brand’s signature embellishes the temples.

Face a Face Roses 3 sunglasses
For an ultra-feminine version of this look, there are Face a Face Roses 3 sunglasses. Drawing from the mod looks of the past, the large round lenses are locked into a glossy plastic frame with a recessed trim. The front rim is a beautiful shiny black, complemented by the stark white temples that slope into curved ear pieces. The voluptuous arms of Roses 3 are accented with one silver dot that subtly completes the statement frames.

Oliver Goldsmith Koko sunglasses

Those who are going for a more authentic look without the modern tweaks may like Oliver Goldsmith Koko sunglasses, a distinctly retro style. The thick, round rims and gray lenses are inspired by the oversized sunwear of the 1960s. Koko also features a laser-etched OG symbol in the lens corner, two silver circle accents on the temples, and straight paddle arm pieces that sit comfortably over the ears.