Monthly Archives: May 2013

Eye Spy… Jennifer Garner in Face a Face Glasses

Where do we get our fashion inspiration? Some people look to style bloggers to help put together a great outfit, others look to magazines and fashion-related TV shows for some new ideas. As for us, we like to look to our favorite celebrities to let us know what’s trending and what can perfect a look. Actress Jennifer Garner always looks stunning in her films and on the red carpet, and she keeps up the good work in her daily life as well. She was recently spotted wearing a pair of great Face a Face glasses, seen on the brand’s Facebook page, paired with a leather jacket and pretty floral scarf. With an angular face like hers, this frame’s silhouette truly flatters.

Face a Face Vinyl 2 c.388 eyeglasses

The style Jennifer is wearing is Vinyl 2 in color 388, a two-tone, gradient design with a tan bottom and chocolate brown top. Now, we know she has great taste – she is Mrs. Affleck after all – but this definitely seals the deal for her style credibility. The gradient coloring gives this oval frame a unique look, and the strong, flared brow accentuates her best features.

Face a Face Vinyl 2 color options

Vinyl 2 comes in many different colors, including purple, pink, tan, mauve, beige, burgundy gradient, and black. Whether you want to explore your creative side with bright shades, or keep things on the neutral side, Face a Face Eyewear has you covered.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration?

MYKITA Speaks the Language of International Fashion

We’ve seen Lafont making headlines in blogs and magazines around the world lately, but it’s time to recognize another one of our favorite brands for its success in the media lately, too! From Spain to China and back over to Italy, MYKITA eyeglasses and sunglasses have been highlighted in numerous international magazines over the last few months. Here are a couple of our favorite spreads:

MYKITA Aki eyeglasses

From the April issue of Cosmopolitan Spain, MYKITA Aki eyeglasses help the magazine illustrate the prevalence of great Sixties style in today’s fashion world. This frame comes from the Lite collection, which means it is constructed using only three pieces – the front round rim and its two arms! Because MYKITA is such an innovative designer, arms are connected to the front section via a screw-less hinge, made of interlocking segments that allow them to snap right on to the frame.

MYKITA Moon sunglasses

MYKITA Moon sunglasses appear in Harper’s Bazaar China on a conservative model, jazzing up her sophisticated look with their slim, round lenses. The titanium rims in champagne are thin to let the bold silhouette stand out, colored in with dark brown lenses. The shades complement her bold red lip quite well, don’t you think?

MYKITA Tyson sunglasses

And back in Italy in the April 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan, a stunning blonde model dons a pair of MYKITA Tyson sunglasses. Pairing it with the season’s hot color combo of black and white and classic accessories like a quilted Chanel handbag, Tyson provides a sleek and understated way to round out the outfit.

Want to check out what other frames MYKITA has to offer? Head over to our website for our full selection of MYKITA eyewear.

Photos provided by MYKITA.

Frame(s) of the Week: Robert Marc 206 and Woow Come On 3 Eyeglasses

Robert Marc 206sm c.135 eyeglasses and Woow Come On 3 c.2039 eyeglasses

Designer eyeglasses are like dessert. When there’s so many options in front of you, you can’t pick just one! Have a little taste of everything to satisfy your cravings – just like we’re doing this week. Instead of picking one frame, we decided to go with the two that this wonderful couple recently chose.

Robert Marc 206sm c.135 eyeglasses

Above, our friend Serge wears Robert Marc 206sm eyeglasses in color 135. The “sm” indicates that it comes in a smaller size, an important design feature that many other labels don’t have. The light brown shade, known as Ashwood, looks great on him, and the rectangular silhouette flatters his face shape wonderfully.

Woow Come On 3 c.2039 eyeglasses

Tanja is wearing a style from the newest name to join our lineup of wonderful designers, Woow Come on 3 eyeglasses in color 2039. If you haven’t heard, Woow comes from the creators of Face a Face, and features little messages of encouragement known only to the wearer, as they sit on the inner surface of the ear tips. Tanja’s frame is a beautiful, modern cat-eye shape with oval lenses and a glossy plastic frame, a flattering brown in the center with complementary navy on its pointed corners. We love the color combo here, it’s a very subtle way to step out of neutral territory without completely leaving your comfort zone.

Check out our selection of Woow eyewear on our website and see some of the encouraging messages and bright designs for yourself!

Protect Your Eyes With Oakley Sunglasses for Women

Oakley Warm Up Sunglasses ad 2013

As we get closer to June, it’s finally starting to seem like the warm weather is here to stay. This is the most important time of the year for us to emphasize the importance of eye protection, especially when you’re spending more time outside just soaking up the rays or getting physical with some outdoor sports. We love this ad from Oakley, it says it all. It’s better to be protected, and it will make your summer infinitely more enjoyable when you’re not nursing a sunburn on your skin AND your eyes. A sunburn on your eyes is known as photokeratitis, and you may remember when it happened to Anderson Cooper not too long ago. Oakley sunglasses are a great choice for active folks, especially because of its intelligent construction designed to keep you protected at all times.

Oakley Warm Up sunglasses in Chocolate Sin

Above, the model is wearing Oakley Warm Up sunglasses, a more feminine and stylish frame offered by the all-American brand. Performance sunglasses don’t have to be chunky and manly, a graceful design with soft curves will do just as well keeping your eyes safe from harm. Patented Unobtainium material appears on the nosepads and ear pads, providing a no-slip grip so your designer sunglasses stay put while you work up a sweat. Its stress-resistant is important for deflecting impact when you’re out on the field as well

Warm Up comes in four cool colors with various lens options, seen above in Chocolate Sin with dark brown gradient lenses. It is also offered in Cosmo (burgundy), Polished Black, and Polished White.

Explore the rest of our Oakley collection over at our website, with plenty of styles available for both men and women. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let us know in the comments or give us a call at 866-411-9428 and we’ll be happy to help.

A New Toy for the Eyewear Hoarder

Face a Face eyeglasses

Part of our mission is to provide you with an expertly curated selection of designer eyewear. We offer many unique models to you for a few reasons – most importantly because each of us has our own individual taste, and there are so many different kinds of frames and colors and patterns and materials that we just know you’ll find the perfect one that fits your sense of style (and if you get overwhelmed we are so very happy to help!).

And just like you wouldn’t wear the same top every day, why should you limit yourself to one pair of glasses every day? Having multiple frames is a fun way to switch up your look according to your moods. We all have a few different sides to us, and we like our glasses to match!

Now, for all of you who are on the same page and have already amassed a collection of cool frames, we understand that storing a bunch of cases can contribute to some closet clutter. The solution? A slim, six-frame glasses case, available in a polished wooden finish as well as multiple colors of faux alligator skin. We’ve got just what you need for easy organization and safe storage.

Polished wooden eyeglasses case

Green faux alligator skin eyeglasses case

Red faux alligator skin eyeglasses case

These cases are especially convenient for the spatially limited. They are slim enough to slide into a bookcase or to store on your bureau to eliminate the clutter of six bulky glasses cases sitting in a pile.

Could you use one of these? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Frame of the Week: CHANEL 3234 Eyeglasses

Chanel 3234 c 714 eyeglasses

What’s a day at Vizio Optic without some CHANEL glasses to fawn over? We don’t even want to think about it. And neither does our friend Jorie, who recently went home with a stylish pair of specs from the French fashion house, one that totally complements her features and is a perfect expression of her personality.

Chanel 3234 c 714 eyeglasses

Jorie is wearing CHANEL 3234 eyeglasses in color 714 (Havana – also available in black and red). The “oversized” look is definitely in again this season, and the large rectangular frame of the 3234 is a great choice. We love how the brown complements her blonde hair – which is awesomely styled, by the way. Despite the large lenses, the thin acetate rims help keep the look from being too overwhelming. Embellishing the arm with its instantly recognizable logo, each temple is inlaid with a metallic CC.

Did you know we carry the full selection of CHANEL glasses and sunglasses? As an authorized retailer, we are not permitted to sell CHANEL eyewear online. However, we have access to all styles and are able to assist you with your purchase via phone. Please feel free to browse the brand’s website for styles that you like, and give us a call at 866-411-9428 for more information on how to get your favorite frames in your arsenal of fab accessories ASAP!

Eye Spy: Anthony Bourdain in Persol Sunglasses

If you’ve seen Anthony Bourdain’s hit show “No Reservations,” you know that the chef/author is quite experienced with the beauty you can find all over the world. Whether he’s sampling live seafood in Korea or enjoy the local delicacies of Morocco, it’s clear that Bourdain knows a thing or two about the finer things in life.

This obviously means he is a huge fan of Persol sunglasses! We’ve seen him out and about on “No Reservations” with his favorite pair of Persols in the past, but he’s donning a brand new style in the ads for his new CNN show “Parts Unknown.”

Persol 3028S sunglasses

Above, Bourdain is wearing Persol 3028S sunglasses in color 95/31, a beautiful Italian-made frame with a vintage-inspired keyhole bridge, a patented Meflecto design on the temples that relieves pressure on the head, and the brand’s signature arrow motif around the hinges. Silver accents can be seen on the bridge as well. This particular frame is quite convenient for those who are always on the go, as there are actually multiple hinges so you can just fold them up and tuck them away. Aside from the typical hinges on the outer corners, the bridge also folds in as well, making it easy to keep in your shirt pocket or a small compartment in your purse. This frame is also available in tortoise with silver accents.

Luxury doesn’t have to be inconvenient – would you go for a pair of fold-up sunglasses?

Top 5 Red Sunglasses for Summer

Face a Face Senso 2 sunglasses

Deborah, a Vizio Optic customer, wears a bold pair of red Face a Face sunglasses.

Emerald may be the It color for 2013, but we’re still partial to red. Whether it’s on your nails, lips, or illuminating your face in a pair of designer sunglasses, this color is always a classic, and it’s versatile, too! You can go bold with a bright candy red, or be a little more dramatic with a deeper shade. Here are our five favorite red frames for the summer.

Face a Face Senso 2 sunglasses
Face a Face Senso 2 sunglasses
Want to really stand out this summer? This frame is as bold as you can get, with its lips-shaped silhouette inspired by Salvador Dali’s Mae West couch. Grey lenses keep this bright frame from being too overwhelming. If you really love the season, show your love and give a big smooch with Senso.

MYKITA Leroy sunglasses
MYKITA Leroy sunglasses
Want to go a little retro with your frame? Leroy takes the plastic aviator style of the ’80s and updates it for today with the screw-less hinge. See the silver detail on the temple? That’s the hinge made of interlocking pieces, to snap right back on if they happen to detach in an accident. Gradient lenses round out this awesome look.

Oliver Goldsmith Kolus sunglassesOliver Goldsmith Kolus sunglasses
If you want to tone the color down a notch but looking as chic as ever, Kolus will do the trick. The Raspberry Coulis frame has a rectangular shape but with pointed corners that add some edge to your look.

Etnia AF280 sunglasses
Etnia AF280 sunglasses
One of our latest arrivals, the AF280 was actually inspired by Yoko Ono’s style in the ’60s. Its solid red frame is topped with a strip of gray along the brow, surrounding gray gradient lenses for a fun but slightly subdued look.

Beausoleil S382 sunglasses
Beausoleil S382 sunglasses
Last, but not least, is the fabulous S382, with a subtly patterned red frame that features silver dot accents on each corner. The round silhouette is oversized and dramatic, giving you that sexy divalicious look you want for a day on the beach.

Photo 1: 20/20 Magazine

Frame of the Week: Beausoleil 274 Eyeglasses

Nancy in Beausoleil 274 c.726 eyeglasses

Another week, another new beginning. It’s a beautiful spring day in Brookline, and here at Vizio Optic we like to think of our friends getting new designer glasses as a sort of rebirth – a brand new way for them to express their style and personality. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season, isn’t it?

Beausoleil 274 c.726 eyeglasses

Above, our friend Nancy (pictured with our frame stylist, Alex) is wearing a pair of Beausoleil 274 eyeglasses in color 726. The oval lenses are surrounded by transparent, cream-colored rims on the bottom, while the flared brow features a beautiful striped brown pattern. Silver accents embellish each flared corner as well as the matching arms. This is one of our favorite pairs of Beausoleil eyeglasses – the look is quite different but stil subtle with its neutral coloring. We love that even though it’s a full frame, the bottom half gives the illusion of semi-rimless style.

For more information on how to purchase this frame, please email or call 866-41109428. Want to check out similar styles? Try out the following:

Beausoleil 270 eyeglasses in Grey Split, Beausoleil 275 eyeglasses in Brown Split, or if you’d like some sunglasses with the same half-patterned style, try out Beausoleil S285 sunglasses.

Interview With Thomas Lafont of Lafont Eyewear

Thomas Lafont of Lafont Paris eyewear interview in 20/20 magazine

The brands we choose to carry at Vizio Optic have some important things in common – they have their own distinguishing styles and display an intense passion for incredible eyewear. One such designer who consistently shows off his propensity towards making men and women look and feel their best is Thomas Lafont of Lafont eyewear, who recently gave an insightful interview to 20/20 Magazine that made us appreciate his work so much more – and we know you will, too!

Inspired by flowers he picks himself, old books, various fabrics, garden furniture, pottery and more, it’s safe to say that Mr. Lafont is an observant creature, letting the world around him become a catalyst for creation.

“When you buy Lafont, you buy the spirit, quality and ideas associated with Lafont, and you always buy something new and different,” he told the magazine. “We like to compare our eyewear to fine wine. It’s always good, but like good wine, the taste is a little different with each production.”

Lafont eyewear

To further the enophilic analogy, wines have recognizable characteristics that link them to their native countries, but the greatest vintages are enhanced by outside influences that make them truly unique – this is what Lafont strives for.

“It’s important that we bring a little bit of the flair associated with Paris to the outside world, but we are more than French, we are global. Creating eyewear is like cooking,” Mr. Lafont said. “French cuisine is great, but sometimes it’s good to add elements of another country, changing the taste a bit, but still keeping the French connection.

To read the full article, head on over to 20/20 Magazine and enjoy 🙂 Don’t forget to view our entire selection of Lafont eyewear on our website as well.