Category Archives: Face a Face

50 Shades of Purple

Fashion eyewear is about so much more than coordinating your frames and your accessories. As tempted as you may be to stick to neutrals with eyeglasses, there’s a reason eyewear designers are focusing on bright colors these days. Vivid frames and even colored lenses are in, and right now there’s almost nothing hotter than purple glasses.
Lafont Audace eyeglasses

Purple designer eyewear is definitely in style, but you have to be an edgy, creative type to make it work. We’ll admit it helps when you’re talking about styles like LaFont Audace with its amazing cut-out design, but it’s not all dynamism and pizzazz in the world of purple glasses. For every vibrant royal purple eyeglass frame, there are less intense, but still striking frames in soft lavenders, rich reddish purples, and deep violets.

MYKITA Barbara eyeglasses

The thing that surprised us most about this exciting and rather daring fashion trend is that purple glasses simply cannot be pigeonholed. You’ll find purple popping up in every frame style and shape, in eyeglasses and sunglasses for men and for women, and in price ranges from the budget-friendly to the sky-high bracket. No matter who you are, there’s a pair of purple glasses that will make you look absolutely amazing.

Lafont Dame eyeglasses

It’s definitely a trend we love, and we’re looking forward to wearing our purple glasses well into the fall. But we’re also aware that no love affair lasts forever, so we want to know: What do you think the hottest color for eyeglasses and sunglasses will be in 2013?


Who Says You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day?

Fashion etiquette has long dictated that white is never to be worn after Labor Day – but rules are made to be broken, aren’t they? This fall, don a pair of white-hot designer eyeglasses to stand out among the ubiquitous dark apparel of the cooler months. Brands like Face a Face and J.F. Rey’s Boz have plenty of options for you to choose from to stay chic and stylish throughout the season.

Face a Face Swann 1 eyeglasses

Face a Face Swann 1 c. 031 eyeglasses are a great pair of specs. They feature a rectangular silhouette that is quite a classic, but with a bright white twist. The front of the frame has a gradient effect, running from white along the top to clear on the bottom half of the lenses. This plastic style is accented with silver in each corner and on the hinges, with white arms that extend to the ear with a cool, unique curved design.

J.F. Rey Boz News eyeglasses

If you want a little pop of color in your white frame, Boz News eyeglasses by J.F. Rey are an excellent choice. This style features oval lenses with a straight-top silhouette, accented with a thin line of purple along the top. White glasses will make you a standout fashionista, but the subtle bit of color adds a chic edge to the frame that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Face a Face Agape 2 eyeglasses

For those who don’t want to go completely white, Face a Face Agape 2 eyeglasses can help you ease into the look. The thick glossy frame features rectangular rims with a straight-top bridge, complemented by thin gold arms that are capped with tortoise patterned plastic for a comfortable fit over the ears. Agape 2 is an interesting style with the contrast between slenderness and solidity in its design.

Multiple Eyeglasses For Your Multiple Personalities

Face a Face Bloom 3 eyeglasses

Face a Face Bloom 3 eyeglasses

In the past few years we have seen many customers buy and wear multiple pairs of designer eyeglasses, and the trend has been continuously growing in popularity. Yet we have to ask: Just why is it that some other folks consider it to be extravagant to have multiple pairs of glasses for different activities, in different environments, or to harmonize with different outfits?

People wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. Similarly, they wouldn’t wear the same shoes on the ball court, in the boardroom, and on the beach (we hope). So why should we think that they must only have one pair of glasses for every day?

Vue dc ART eyeglasses

Vue dc ART eyeglasses

Face it, those who need to wear glasses should be wearing glasses that flatter their face shape and convey the right image. Good glasses are a must-have for anyone who wants to look their best at home, at work, and out on the town.

Once upon a time, you might have gotten by with a basic utilitarian frame that would take you from day to night, but today’s designer glasses come in so many colors, shapes, and materials that it seems almost crazy not to have some fun with your specs by investing in multiple pairs of glasses. It’s all about initial impressions. Glasses are one of the first things people will notice when they look at you, and a great pair of frames can say so much about who you are. Maybe one day you want to show the world you’re sensible and professional, but you’d rather be seen as daring and creative the next.

To put it another way, would you really want to wear the same glasses with your wedding gown as you wear when you’re gardening? Owning multiple pairs of glasses means your glasses are always apropos.

MYKITA Barbara eyeglasses

MYKITA Barbara eyeglasses

So next time you’re buying frames, think in terms of multiple pairs of glasses. In our own wardrobes, we have at least one classic pair that coordinates with business and formal wear (we like Lindberg glasses for this) and something a little more fun for when we’re feeling inspired (Lafont glasses come to mind).

Are you trying to get by with only one pair of glasses? Have you tried to round out your wardrobe and give it a little pizzazz with two or three eyeglass frames?

Spotlight On Face à Face Eyewear: Jewelry For Your Face

Face a Face eyewear

Face à Face eyewear is one designer brand that recognizes that the value of glasses and sunglasses can go beyond functionality, becoming an object of desire that’s as personal to the individual as any other accessory with which they choose to adorn themselves. 
Established in 1995 by designers Pascal Jaulent and Nadine Roth, Face à Face brings continental chic to every pair of designer glasses and sunglasses in its collections. And yet other than the elite construction, exclusive designs, and distinctive architecture that define the brand, Face à Face eyewear is as diverse as those who find themselves drawn to it.

Face a Face Cocco eyeglasses

All Face à Face glasses are handmade in France, near the French Alps, using premium materials like high-impact acetates and optical grade titanium. Jaulent and Roth create jewelry for the face and, like jewelry, their glasses and sunglasses allow the wearer to express his or her own unique style.

Devotees of the brand attribute their loyalty to the brand’s dedication to distinctive texture and color combinations, unexpected pairings of diverse materials, sculptural touches like sweeping contours and crisp angles, and options that include everything from classic neutrals to the trendiest colors, from streamlined frames perfect for executives to oversized sunglasses that are starlet-ready. The keyword is intensity, but it’s intensity without drama.

Face a Face eyeglasses

Maybe that’s why Face à Face frames are so popular with celebrities who want a polished image without projecting flamboyance. You may have admired the brand’s stunning styles on Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, and Sigourney Weaver without knowing precisely what you were seeing.

No matter who you are, what you wear, or how you live, there is a pair of Face à Face glasses that will bring out your natural allure by framing the brilliance that is already present.

Photos: Face a Face Facebook page

Beware of the Sun This Fall!

So the weather’s getting cooler and the sun’s strength is weakening, so that means you don’t need to wear sunglasses this season, right? WRONG!

Just because you’ve got your peacoat and boots on doesn’t mean you have to forego the shades. Exposure to the sun can be damaging no matter what time of the year, especially if you haven’t yet reached your mid-20s, when the human eyes become fully developed. And besides, Fall is the most fashionable season of the year – why pass up a chance to show off your chic style?

Here’s a look at the hottest designer sunglasses styles for Fall 2012:

Face a Face Brune 2 sunglasses

Face a Face Brune 2 sunglasses are oversized and luxurious, looking every bit as glamorous as a celebrity on her way to her next red carpet event. Large lenses not only give off a hot diva vibe, but they cover more surface area and provide more protection from ultraviolet rays. Nothing’s more fashionable than being safe in the sun! Brune 2 comes in black with a modern cat-eye silhouette and recessed silver trim. The arms come in a complementary white.

 MYKITA Emmadora sunglasses

MYKITA Emmadora sunglasses are a favorite of ours at Vizio Optic. The lenses are big and surrounded by a bold amethyst frame, which comes in transparent plastic so that when light shines through, the jewel-toned shade becomes illuminated and emphasized. Emmadora also feature’s the brand’s interlocking hinge, which is a screw-less design that keeps things light and easily repairable.

Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan sunglasses

Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan sunglasses will always be in style. This classic frame is as glam as it is timeless, made popular in the 1950s thanks to Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn’s Holly Golightly has become a fashion icon, and these oversized shades are perpetually flying off the shelves. Get yours in tortoise, black, or caramel split.

Face a Face: Eye Stylist to the Stars

What do Annette Bening, Jude Law, Geena Davis, Ellen Barkin, Minnie Driver, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, and Kate Walsh have in common? (Besides being beautiful people in Hollywood!) They all have a pair Face a Face glasses. Whether it is wardrobe masters choosing the perfect frames for a photo op or a personal choice for chic eyewear that will make the paparazzi dizzy, Face a Face eyeglasses put you where you want to be.

From elegantly classic to stylishly retro, Face a Face eyewear is a great addition to your summer wardrobe as well as a welcome accent the entire year. Choose your character, your shape, and your color and prepare to dazzle everyone you meet. You won’t go wrong with these French frames that are not only loved by American celebrities but have also been features in top fashion magazines like Elle, Marie Claire, InSytle, Allure and Madame Figaro.

Face a Face eyeglasses and sunglasses

Face a Face eyeglasses are known for quality craftsmanship, as they are handmade with the utmost care in Paris. A number of awards have been given to Face a Face founders Pascal Jaulent and Nadine Roth, specifically for the Face a Face Miami 1 sunglasses, pictured below.

Face a Face Miami 1 sunglasses

Don’t let celebrities like Quentin Tarantino, Hilary Swank, and Willem Dafoe be the only ones with amazing works of art accenting their famous faces – get a pair of your own at

NEW ARRIVALS: Face a Face eyewear

We love Face a Face glasses here at Vizio Optic, and we’re so excited to bring to you a brand new collection of the French brand’s beautiful designer eyewear for Fall 2012. Filled with colorful frames made of high-quality plastic, you’ll love all of the creative and playful styles in this new line.

Face a Face Ginza 2 eyeglasses

Face a Face Ginza 2 eyeglasses is an oversized style that takes cues from the Seventies and Eighties, when large plastic rims were all the rage. This retro frame has a square silhouette with lenses that are rounded at the corners for a softer, feminine look, and has crisscross stripes on each upper corner of the front rim. This style is available in a classic tortoise and red with yellow stripes.

Face a Face Moons 2 Sunglasses

Face a Face Moons 2 sunglasses are a funky look for this fall.  Its transparent purple frame comes with a retro square silhouette and a pink overlay on the front rim. It is complemented by tan striped arms, which are wide and slope to a smaller ear tip. This frame is also available in Striped Tan and Black.

Face a Face Sorel 2 eyeglasses

Face a Face Sorel 3 eyeglasses, from the brand’s stainless steel collection, are a beautiful geometric style, a trend that is very popular this season. It features  pointed outer corners and an angular top rim, and is also available in fuchsia with pink with purple accents.

For a deeper look into the Fall 2012 collection of Face a Face glasses, visit

Fall Trend: Oxblood Eyeglasses

One of the most popular trends for the Fall 2012 is oxblood. Don’t let the name deter you, this trend is entirely vegan. This beautiful deep red has been seen all over the runways, and you can have your own fashionable accessory too with a pair of  oxblood-colored designer glasses.

 Face a Face Axess 4 eyeglasses

Face a Face Axess 4 eyeglasses in color 263 are a great option. The rectangular frame features a thin front rim, with wide hinges that extend their thickness to the arms. The front is a dark oxblood, while the arms are colored in a lighter shade of red.

Face a Face Bliss 2 eyeglasses

Another style from the French designer is Face a Face Bliss 2 eyeglasses in color 695. With its rectangular silhouette, just about anyone will find these flattering. Bliss 2 features flared corners with recessed accents, as well as a vertical striped pattern along the front rim. The arms are a bit more bold with a larger striped pattern.

 JF Rey Cevou eyeglasses

J.F. Rey Cevou eyeglasses in color 9024 are glossy oxblood in a structured rectangular shape. One the arms, the flat, metal temple features four laser-cut stripes, making this style more than just trendy, but artistic too. Cevou will have heads turning no matter where you go!

This shade is showing up everywhere! For more oxblood colored styles, visit our website at

Face a Face Senso 2 Sunglasses

We love when our customers leave happy! If you are a fan of our Facebook page, you’ll see plenty of pictures of smiling faces with a brand new pair of designer eyeglasses or sunglasses perched on their noses. Check out our album here.

Face a Face Senso 2 Sunglasses

This is our friend Deborah, who recently purchased a funky pair of Face a Face Senso 2 sunglasses in red. Doesn’t she look great?

These Face a Face sunglasses are a great way to show off your playful sense of style. The shape of Senso 2 is a great twist on the cat-eye, keeping the top line of the silhouette more curved and moving the flare to the outer edges to resemble a luscious red pout surrounding dark gray lenses. This look was, perhaps, inspired by surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whose Mae West Lips couch led the designers to create a limited edition frame known as the Bocca, which actually took the shape of lips and had high-heeled legs as the arms!

Face a Face Bocca sunglasses

Face a Face Senso 2 sunglasses feature matching arms in transparent red, accented with white, as well as a silver dot embellishing each temple, and solid gray lenses.

Face a Face Senso 2 Sunglasses

For more information on how to purchase Senso 2 from Face a Face eyewear, please call 866-411-9428. Make sure to view our expansive collection of other styles from Face a Face on our website, and explore our vast selection of other designer eyeglasses and sunglasses!

Focus On: Face a Face NAOKO1 Eyeglasses

You wear your glasses every day, so you want them to embody your style and taste, right? Well for those with an artistic sense of style and a need to incorporate uniqueness and creativity into their every day look, there is a brand new frame from Face a Face eyewear that you must check out!Face a Face NAOKO1 Eyeglasses

Face a Face NAOKO1 eyeglasses are a great style that will make you stand out. They are definitely a conversation piece, with a slight cat-eye shape to the lenses that have a rectangular bottom shape. The top half of this two-toned frame features a strip of sloping color, beginning from the outer edges of the bridge and extending over the rims. NAOKO1 is available in several colors, including black and white, and black and red.

Face a Face NAOKO1 eyeglassesAbove are the same pair in color 903. This style features a front black rim topped with gold, with marching arm pieces in a beautiful spotted tortoise pattern. Face a Face eyeglasses are known for their eye-popping designs and beautiful colors, and NAOKO1 is the perfect frame to reflect your fashion-forward sense of style.

Face a Face NAOKO1 eyeglassesFor more information on how to purchase a pair of Face a Face NAOKO1 glasses, please give us a call at 866-411-9428. Make sure to visit our website to explore hundreds of additional styles from Face a Face eyewear, along with our vast selection of other designer eyeglasses and designer sunglasses as well.