Monthly Archives: March 2012

Congratulations LINDBERG – 2012 Red Dot Design Award Winner

LINDBERG Acetanium Teen eyeglasses

We wanted to take the time to congratulate one of our top brands at Vizio Optic – LINDBERG eyewear – on winning four special awards so early into the new year, including the prestigious Red Dot Design award. The Danish brand received the Red Dot awards for its 1800 Horn and Acetanium Teen collections, the latter also earning LINDBERG a Good Design award for excellence in product design quality. The Precious 921 won a Good Design award as well.

Red Dot awards are “considered an internationally recognized seal of approval for aesthetically pleasing shapes and long-life design trends,” according to LINDBERG, and the common denominator this awards season is the Acetanium Teen collection, which we carry in our Brookline shop. This range features a number of colorful and sophisticated designer eyeglasses for young adults that are made of the brand’s signature lightweight titanium, with an acetate front.

In the above picture, the model is wearing a beautiful style of  LINDBERG glasses, with a trendy rectangular front rims complemented by fun purple arm pieces. This frame is a great way for a teen to express her creative self and make a statement with a high-quality pair of designer glasses. The Acetanium Teen collection features a wide range of colors to choose from, so wearers virtually have complete control when it comes to designing their very own unique specs.

While this collection is geared towards the younger set, it is also great for adults with petite faces who need a smaller sized frame. Again, the perks of customization allow you to create a more sophisticated look if that is more your style.

NEW ARRIVALS: Etnia eyewear

Cool, colorful, and unique are three words that utterly epitomize Etnia eyewear. The brand hails from Barcelona, a city known for its incredible fashion sense, thus you shouldn’t think twice about purchasing a pair of these eye-catching frames. Etnia is famous for its use of patterns, whether on their own or clashing harmoniously with one another, and the following few frames from the 2012 collection keeps in line with their signature look:

Etnia Nymburg eyeglasses

We’ll start out simple with a pair of Etnia Nymburg glasses. These frames feature a subtle dot pattern throughout the transparent frame, an interesting look that is available in a number of fabulous colors. You can play it safe with black and brown, or really show your personality with purple (above), red, or turquoise.

Etnia Nimes eyeglasses

Next, things get a bit funkier with Etnia Nimes eyeglasses. This two-toned model come’s in the brands well-known checker pattern, with the first color staying central and the second being displayed on the top rim and temples. Nimes is available in black and white (as seen above), and in numerous other colors, including a single-toned purple. If checkers aren’t your style, this frame also comes in transparent colors with a subtle striped pattern as well.

Etnia Versailles eyeglasses

Last, but not least, Etnia Versailles glasses take designer eyewear to the next level by taking both of the brand’s popular patterns and merging them into one fantastic frame. Versailles features a slight cat-eye, which is very flattering on feminine faces. Show off your creative spirit with a black and fuchsia frame like above, or check out one of the eight other bright colors offered by the Spanish brand.


Personal Engraving By LINDBERG Eyewear

In this day and age, mass production allows a huge amount of people to have the same products. From pens to handbags to iPads and more, millions of people have these items, but what’s missing is the feeling that these items are special. When so many others have the exact same thing, you have to find a way to make yours your very own. When it comes to designer eyewear, personalization can come in the form of engraving!

LINDBERG eyewear is an extremely customizable brand, with a famous collection of rimless eyeglasses that are available in hundreds of different color, shape, and pattern combinations. One of its lesser-known options is personal engraving on the temples. You can have your name written on the inner arms, or anything else that you like would like engraved, just as you can with pens and iPads.

While LINDBERG glasses are handcrafted with the utmost care and not mass produced, the idea remains the same. Many people wear designer glasses, but not all of them have personal engraving, which makes your frames special and exclusive. LINDBERG offers this service to further customize a unique pair of eyeglasses specially for YOU.

Engraved eyewear makes an excellent gift for a loved one as well. It is also convenient for children, who are more susceptible to losing their frames. If their names are engraved on the temples, you’ll have a much better chance of having them returned.

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The Face a Face Trunk Show’s Top-Selling Frames

We had such a great time at the Face a Face Trunk Show on March 10, and the Vizio Optic team was so proud to help local customers find the perfect pair of Face a Face glasses. The French brand is known for its beautiful designs and stunning colors, which were very popular at the event. Here are the top-selling frames from the trunk show:

Face a Face Smith 3 eyeglasses

1. Face a Face Smith 3 eyeglasses in color 956 – These metal frames have an interesting rectangular shape. The double-layered brown rim gives the glasses a 3-D effect, and is complemented by red acetate temples that are wide and transparent.

Face a Face Sagan 2 eyeglasses

2. Face a Face Sagan 2 eyeglasses in color AT09 – There are not many brands that use tartan patterns in their eyewear designs, but Face a Face’s latest collection includes a line of plaid frames that are both flattering and innovative. The company uses real Scottish silk material that is embedded within the acetate.

Face a Face Locca 1 Sunglasses

3. Face a Face Locca 1 sunglasses in color 3009 – This purple frame is a beautiful shade for the summer, with white accents on the rim’s sides and black temples. This shape is classic, made into Face a Face’s own with its fabulous detailing.

Face a Face Senso 1 Sunglasses

4. Face a Face Senso 1 sunglasses in color 2015 – Have you ever seen Salvador Dali’s Lip Couch? Senso was inspired by the famous work of art, with the flared tips looking like a voluptuous pair of lips. This color is a glossy black with red accents.

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We’ve got some beautiful, brand new styles from the 2012 MYKITA No2 collection, which is a range of acetate frames that perfectly blend retro shapes with modern accents. Check out the new styles we have at Vizio Optic, including Elsa, Elizabeth, and Wanda.

MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses

MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses in Topaz (above) feature a thin cat-eye in a transparent brown. The delicate rim is great for flattering faces with soft, feminine angles. The rounded bottom slopes effortlessly upward to the flared tip, which is connected to the arms via MYKITA eyewear‘s patented screw-less hinge. Elsa is also available in Black, Tobago (dark tortoise), Pink Sherbet, and Amethyst.

MYKITA Elizabeth eyeglasses

This pair of MYKITA glasses, known as Elizabeth, are made of Pink Sherbet acetate. The color is a beautiful baby pink, with translucence that lights up the frames without making the face to bright. Elizabeth is perfect for those with a funky personal style.

MYKITA Wanda eyeglasses

MYKITA Wanda eyeglasses are more similar to Elsa, with their thin clear rim and rounded bottoms. This classic shape is amplified in a way that does not overpower your appearance. Curvier frames like this look best with those who have sharper angles in their face, as the roundness complements these angles and brings the look full circle.

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Top 3 ’80s Sunglasses for 2012

The 1980s were an interesting decade, to say the least. The runways were often decked out in vibrant colors and eye-popping patterns, and today’s designers are pulling inspiration from these retro trends. This season, go for some funky shades, like these top 3 80s sunglasses for 2012.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer RB2140 sunglasses

We all know how legendary Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are. From the big screen to your closet, these plastic shades are an extremely accessible accessory that has been seen just about everywhere. This spring, try out a bold color like orange, or turn heads with a funky pattern – or do both! Ray Ban Wayfarer 2140 sunglasses are an excellent mix of both trends.

ic! berlin dr. ihab sunglasses

These days, shutter shades conjure up images of Kanye West’s custom-made Alain Mikli sunglasses, a style that was seen everywhere after he brought it back into the limelight during his “Glow in the Dark” tour. While his name may be synonymous with this style now, they were seen in plenty of music videos back in the 80s. ic! berlin eyewear has recognized that the slats aren’t entirely practical, so they’ve upgraded with their Dr. Ihab sunglasses to include a snap-on shutter made of lightweight titanium, providing maximum style when and where you want it.

Face a Face Largo 1 sunglasses

Face a Face Largo 1 sunglasses do a great job blending the classic aviator style with the plastic look that was very popular in the 80s. This design is top-heavy, with a straight top line and a thick bridge – a great masculine look. Color 155 is an eye-catching blue with black temples and a solid silver hinge.

NEW ARRIVALS: JF Rey eyewear

JF Rey glasses are a creative person’s dream. The innovative designs are both artistic and uniquely modern, making for quite the conversation piece among your family and friends. Vizio Optic recently received a few new styles from the brand’s spring 2012 collection, and they are definitely some of the most eye-catching that we’ve seen!

JF Rey Honorine eyeglasses are extremely interesting. There is plenty to this design: the double-armed stainless steel frame, the colorful tips, and – oh yeah – the way the lens extends outward from the rim! While the brightly colored rim is more conformed to your face shape, the lens is a bit more linear, and connected to the rest of the frame with the structured hinge.

Another unique style is Hamlet. The semi-rimless frame extends further than the lenses, allowing for a little space between the edge of the lens and the hinge. This is an excellent masculine style for guys who want a bit of futuristic flair in their look. The angled, divided arm pieces in complimentary colors add to the appeal of the glasses’ intriguing design.

Other new JF Rey eyewear frames at Vizio Optic include Hector, Hercule, Garaou, Piazza, Cole, Sean, and Lauren. Visit our website to explore more JF Rey glasses and other designer eyewear today!

Face a Face Trunk Show – March 10

Face a Face Trunk Show - March 10

This weekend we’ll be hosting a fabulous event at our store in Brookline – the annual Face a Face Trunk Show! On Saturday, March 10, from 12 to 4 pm, we’ll be showing off the entire collection from the inspiring French brand.

Founded in 1995 by Pascal Jaulent and Nadine Roth, Face a Face handcrafts each individual frame to provide customers with a precise, high-quality pair of designer glasses. Come by this weekend to view the full lineup of contemporary and architectural designs from the celebrated brand. Both the Vizio Optic team and a representative from Face a Face eyewear will be on hand to guide you through the many colors and styles to find the perfect frames that will flatter your face!

The latest collection of Face a Face eyeglasses and sunglasses are supremely retro, with 1950s inspired shapes like the cat-eye mixed with the oversized designs of the 1980s. There are as many subtle and sophisticated styles as there are fun and funky, so make sure to check out both men’s and women’s looks when you come visit Vizio Optic this weekend!

We will be having special promotions to thank you for visiting the Face a Face event, so don’t miss out! Make sure to RSVP by clicking here. See you this weekend!