Category Archives: Face a Face

White Hot American Summer

The huge trend this season is vibrant, bright colors in every aspect of your wardrobe, but you don’t want to overdo it. The best way to accessorize neon clothing is with a simple pair of white sunglasses – keeping the bold look without risking looking like someone colored your whole outfit in with a giant highlighter! Try these four favorites:

MYKITA Audrey sunglasses

1. MYKITA Audrey sunglasses – These frames have a classic silhouette that flatters just about every face shape. With a rectangular top and rounded bottom rim, Audrey takes on a Wayfarer-inspired look with wider upper corners as well as wide arm pieces. As always, MYKITA sunglasses are finished with interlocking hinges that eliminate the need for any screws.
Maui Jim Rainbow Falls sunglasses

2. Maui Jim Rainbow Falls sunglasses – These frames from Maui Jim are great for women who want an elegant look with the oversized silhouette that a diva would absolutely adore. The large oval lenses are surrounded by a cinnamon matching thin arm pieces that are adorned with the Maui Jim signature logo in gold.

Face a Face Fifty 2 sunglasses

3. Face a Face Fifty 2 sunglasses – Slightly retro and totally chic, these white Face a Face sunglasses are flared in the upper corners, and have matching white arm pieces accented with a silver dot. Gray gradient lenses complete the sophisticated look and will have you looking white hot all summer long.

MYKITA Joanie sunglasses

4. MYKITA Joanie sunglasses – You can find an even more vintage-inspired look with these designer sunglasses from MYKITA, which have an extreme cat-eye shape that is softened by the rounded corners. This sensual silhouette is complemented by bright cream white frames and brown gradient lenses, with thin arm pieces attached by the patented screw-less hinge.

The Bold and the Beautiful: Bright Colors for Spring

One of the hottest trends this season is bold, bright colors – neons included. You’ll be seeing everything from nail polish and eyeshadow to handbags and blouses in extreme shades this spring, and you can get on board as well with a pair of eye-catching designer eyeglasses in standout hues.

Face a Face Sagan 2 eyeglasses


Face a Face Sagan 2 eyeglasses are light, bright, and fun. The shape itself is quite classic, with a rectangular rim that flares at the tips, but the glasses come alive with this playful, traffic-stopping red. Not only is Sagan a beautifully feminine style, but in this color, you’ll be turning heads everywhere you go. What a great way to show off your fun side!

Face a Face Adore 2 eyeglasses


Face a Face Adore 2 eyeglasses are a little more subtle, but will still get your friends and family talking. This fabulous purple shade is accented with a complementary pink, making them the ultimate girly frames. Although similar to Sagan 2 in shape, Adore 2 features more rounded lenses that looks great on women with sharper facial features.

Face a Face Elvis 1 eyeglasses


Face a Face Elvis 1 eyeglasses are made in a wonderful bold turquoise and red combination – a contrast that truly stands out and looks fantastic. The solid front rim is structured and rectangular, great on women with softer features, and is connected to patterned red arm pieces that slope over the ears for a comfortable fit.

Going for a bold look may be scary at first, but being able to show off your true self is a great feeling. Don’t be so shy, come on in to Vizio Optic to see how you look in a pair of bright designer glasses today!

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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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.

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!

Our favorite reading glasses for 2012

It’s no secret these days – more people than ever are in need of corrective eyewear. In fact, more than 90 percent of people wear some form of glasses, according to the Wall Street Journal. This includes reading glasses, which are great for those who spend a lot of time working on the computer.

Reading eyeglasses help reduce strain on your eyes, which often leads to fatigue. Also, those who opt for anti-glare treatments on their lenses will benefit during their nighttime reading, so that light bounces right off the glasses rather than shining right through.

What’s great about reading glasses is that just about any pair of frames can be fitted for them – so here are some of our favorite pairs of designer eyeglasses to use for reading this season:

Prodesign 4650 eyeglasses

Prodesign 4650 eyeglasses in color 6032 are a great unisex option. It looks best on those with sharper angles in their face, as the round curves give a nice contrast and accentuate these features. They are quite a simple design, with a small patch of color on the hinge with matching ear tips.

Alain Mikli AL0322 eyeglasses

Alain Mikli AL0322 glasses are a funkier style, with a full plastic rim that is accented with black and clear stripes. The brand is known for its cool patterns, so make sure to check out the entire collection to find something that fits with your personal style.

Face a Face Ebony 1 eyeglasses
For the ladies, Face a Face has a vast collection of feminine frames that are perfect for reading glasses. Try Face a Face Ebony 1 glasses for example. The cat-eye shape is an extremely popular retro style these days, and the red-to-clear gradient is a modern twist that will definitely be making heads turn. Who wouldn’t want a pair of these chic frames?

Eyestylist interviews Face a Face’s Pascal Jaulent

Face a Face eyeglasses

We’re huge fans of Face a Face eyewear at Vizio Optic. The brand’s beautiful designs are brought to the world by Pascal Jaulent, president and art director for Face a Face, and his partner Nadine Roth. Recently, Jaulent spoke with the blog Eyestylist about his creative process and where he gets his inspiration.

Like many people, Jaulent did not go to school for what he ultimately became famous for. Despite having a background in finance, his love of design and architecture led him to where he is today.

“The basic principle of Face a Face has always been architecture, and now we also combine fashion with shapes and colours – it is very artful,” Jaulent told Eyestylist. “When designing frames, it is important to pay attention to design, but also fashion trends. Frames are a personal object or accessory that has to be connected to fashion trends.”

The designer finds it extremely important to keep up with current looks, as fashion moves quite quickly and labels have to act accordingly. This year’s trends involve the combination of several materials into one frame, which Jaulent finds particularly intriguing, noting his desire to work with rubber, concrete, and other “unexpected materials.” His current collection uses silk and cotton.

“There are many more collections now than a few years ago. Frames are a personal expression, and the attention that people are paying to a frame is a growing, positive trend. I want customers to say ‘this is beautiful, and my eyes smile,'” Jaulent told the eyewear blog.

Make sure to check out the latest collection of Face a Face eyeglasses and other designer eyewear on our website today!

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.