Category Archives: Ray Ban

What Glasses Does Robin Wright Wear in House of Cards?

Netflix is batting a thousand with its original and exclusive series – “Orange is the New Black,” “Arrested Development,” “Hemlock Grove” – but one of our favorites that has really stood out is “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara. Wright plays the wife of a mischievous congressman Frank Underwood, looking gorgeous with her asymmetrical hairdo and more importantly, her chic, dark designer glasses.

We get a lot of requests to find out what various actors and actresses are wearing in movies and TV shows, and many people were wondering what Wright wears in “House of Cards.” This one was easy! Check out this photo for a good look. She’s wearing a pair of Ray Ban New Wayfarer eyeglasses in tortoise – a perfect complement to her blonde bob and fair skin.

Ray Ban Wayfarer 5184 Eyeglasses

The New Wayfarer is the opthalmic adaptation of the iconic Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, with more rounded lenses that keep the look soft and more feminine. Each upper corner is embellished with a silver accent, while the temples boast a signature Ray Ban logo in silver on each side. The New Wayfarer is also available in shiny black, striped brown, as well as dark tortoise with orange, green or violet accents.

To make a purchase from the optical Ray Ban collection, please call Vizio Optic at 866-411-9428 or email sales@viziooptic.com.

What Glasses Does ‘Don Jon’ Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wear?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has long been on our radar, from his gig as the long-haired Tommy Solomon on “3rd Rock From the Sun” and Cameron in 10 Things I Hate About You, to his awesome roles in the  more recent 500 Days of Summer and InceptionNext up for him is the film Don Jon, out this week, giving us another reason to pay close attention to our favorite actor. We recently spotted him off duty wearing a T-shirt from his own production company HitRecord, and a pair of designer glasses that give him the great geek-chic look we all know and love. Check out the photo on Facebook.

Ray Ban RB5244 eyeglasses

So what’s he wearing? JGL is sporting a pair of Ray Ban eyeglasses in style 5244. This two-tone frame is split horizontally, with the top in black and the bottom in tortoise (Gradient Havana). The silhouette is adapted from the iconic Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, which are also available in an optical version. The 5244 sports the familiar flared shape, with a wide keyhole bridge and silver accents in each corner.

Ray Ban RB5244 eyeglasses

This Ray Ban frame is also available in light tortoise (Havana) and gradient black/clear.

Are there any other celebrities whose eyewear you covet? Let us know in the comments and we’ll find out what they’re wearing for you!

 

An Ode to Mirror Sunglasses

Ray Ban aviator sunglasses

Mirrored designer sunglasses are one of the biggest trends in fashion right now, spotted on athletes, celebrities and some of our favorite style bloggers as well. But what is it about that beautiful shine that makes us jump for joy every time a new pair arrives at Vizio?

For us, it’s all the cool colors the lenses come in – shades of pink, blue, green, orange, yellow…. you name it, we have it. This is prime time to have color-popping accessories, and despite their ’80s roots, bright mirror lenses give add a modern edge to any outfit. Check out a few of our favorites below from Ray Ban sunglasses, and try pairing them with simple, delicate outfits for an eye-popping look.

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator sunglasses feature crystal green mirror lenses to complement their classic gold frame. With the original aviator silhouette, all you need is a touch of color to bring this style into 2013.

Ray Ban Folding Wayfarer sunglasses

Meanwhile, these Ray Ban Folding Wayfarer sunglasses get an upgrade as well with their cool black and navy frame complemented by crystal blue mirror lenses. Not only does it looks pretty awesome, but it conveniently folds into a small size that fits perfectly in a shirt pocket or small inner pocket in your purse.

Ray Ban Cats sunglasses

Last but not least, Ray Ban Cats sunglasses take the typical aviator silhouette and give it a matte, transparent frame in plastic with crystal brown lenses that boast an orange mirror treatment. The most complex of all three styles, Cats will be the showstopper this summer, so make sure to tone down the rest of your outfit to let this baby shine.

Frame of the Week: Ray Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses

Staying on top of trends is a favorite hobby of ours, but sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics. A true classic never goes out of style and the one hit we see year after year is a pair of iconic Ray Ban sunglasses. The iconic Wayfarer has been one of the American brand’s defining looks for decades, reinventing the frame year after year with different colors, patterns and various takes on the original silhouette. “Effortlessly cool” are probably the two most-often used words to describe this week’s frame, chosen by our friend Massaoud.

Ray Ban New Wayfarer 2132 sunglasses

Above, Massaoud wears a pair of Ray Ban New Wayfarer 2132 sunglasses in color 902, tortoise, which fit perfectly with his personality and sense of style. Tortoise is a classic pattern that is flattering on pretty much everyone. The New Wayfarer is a modified version of the original silhouette, with a shorter lens to fit smaller faces. The rectangular lens edges are slightly more curved for a softer look as well.

Ray Ban New Wayfarer 2132 sunglasses

As with most of Ray Ban’s Icons collection, this frame is available in multiple colors. In addition to tortoise, the New Wayfarer comes in black, light blue rubber, black rubber, and brown gradient. There are also several sizes to choose from so you can enjoy a pair of designer sunglasses no matter how small or large your proportions are.

To explore our collection of Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses both new and old, visit VizioOptic.com. Let us know which color is your favorite!

Boston Musician Wears Ray Ban Sunglasses in Vibe Magazine

Chas Bronz of Boston in Ray Ban 2140 wayfarer sunglasses from Vizio Optic

Photo: Vibe Magazine

An effortlessly cool look can be a difficult thing achieve; it requires a certain amount of confidence and, more importantly, the right accessories. Local musician Chas Bronz (full disclosure: he is the lucky man married to our store manager) knows how to easily pull this off, and it’s with a pair of designer sunglasses.

Bronz is wearing Ray Ban Wayfarer (RB2140) sunglasses in a limited edition style from the second Rare Prints collection, which features a metro map on the inner surface of the arms, an image that connects him to his urban surroundings in Boston and hometowns of Chicago and Milwaukee. He was recently profiled in Vibe Magazine as part of the new album “Dancing on the Charles,” featuring local talent in the Boston dance scene.

“I know that there is no secret pertaining to the music industry here in Boston. We are an extremely diverse city, and a strong and loving community,” he told the magazine.

Ray Ban sunglasses mimic the city with its diverse selection and strong community that loves its products. While the pattern on this frame is no longer in production, there are plenty of other looks to choose from in the latest special series  of rare prints, including patchwork and surf patterns. Check out the available collections below:

Go Green This St. Paddy’s Day!

If you know us at all, you know the Vizio Optic team loves to celebrate any and every holiday that involves a color scheme! Pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day; red, white and blue for Independence Day; black and orange for Halloween. But this weekend we’ll be donning many shades of green to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, and you can, too, with these special Ray Ban sunglasses that are perfect for your Sunday festivities.

Ray Ban Wayfarer RB4105 6021/19 FOLDING WAYFARER sunglasses

Ray Ban Wayfarer RB4165 897/87 JUSTIN sunglasses
Ray Ban Clubmaster RB3016 1127 CLUBMASTER sunglasses

Ray Ban’s most iconic shades, Wayfarer sunglasses and Clubmaster sunglasses, are now available in green – perfect for you to either celebrate St. Paddy’s or get in on one of the year’s hottest colors! Go for the bold with the first Wayfarer, with a bright green front and black arms, or for an all-around colorful look in the second pair. The third, the Clubmaster, comes in Havana with green accents, for those who want to join in on the fun without going too far out of their comfort zone.

For more information how to purchase these frames, please call 866-411-9428 or email sales@viziooptic.com.

What do you think? Will you be wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday?

Top Aviator Sunglasses for 2013

Aviator sunglasses usually bring us thoughts of the summer, sitting in the sun, maybe on a beach or boat, enjoying the warm breeze and soaking in the rays. But the truth is, sunglasses are needed all year round, especially in the winter where fresh snow reflects up to 80 percent of sunlight. Thus, our favorite iconic silhouette is a perennial necessity, and today we present to you our most popular sunglasses in the aviator style to help you select the perfect frame for 2013!

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix Sunglasses

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix sunglasses are a favorite for their interesting appearance – a more rectangular version of the aviator frame featuring beautiful blue sapphire gradient lenses set in silver. Gray silicone over the ears makes this style totally comfortable.

MYKITA Franz sunglasses

Emerald may be Pantone’s color of the year, but cobalt is a seriously close second for us. You’ll see this bold blue all over the place throughout the spring and summer, so why not add a major pop of color to your wardrobe with MYKITA Franz sunglasses? This super modern aviator features screw-less hinge technology and mirror lenses for a fashion-forward look.

Maui Jim Pilot aviator sunglasses

Maui Jim Pilot aviator sunglasses are one of our most popular models in this style, thanks to its simple silver, straight-bridged frame and neutral gray polarized lenses. We love the subtle signature logo that appears on the temples, too. Chic and casual is the way to go for the perfect year-round shades.

Ray Ban Large Metal Aviator 3025 sunglasses

You knew this was coming – the quintessential aviator, the iconic Ray Ban 3025 sunglasses, remains our number one most popular aviator style. Available in multiple colors and lens choices, there is always a way to fit the Large Metal Aviator into your wardrobe. The above gold and green combo is a classic, and for those who need a more petite version, there are Ray Ban Aviator Small 3044 sunglasses.

Enjoy the Sites of London From Your Very Own Home

It seems like there’s always a reason to be celebrating London lately. Whether it’s the wedding of Prince Wills and Kate, the Summer Olympics, and now the royal bun in the oven, we’re always looking across the pond – but now we’ve got an even better reason to have all eyes on the English captial – the London collection of Ray Ban sunglasses.

RB2140 1115 Original WayfarerLondon texture on black with G-15 XLT lenses.

With images of everything that embodies the city, from the London Eye and Big Ben to the royal guards and the Underground Tube, RB2140 Original Wayfarer sunglasses are the ultimate pair of shades for any fan of the Big Smoke. Six limited edition styles are available now, proving exactly why this iconic style sticks around. The brand’s ability to reinvent its most famous style again and again keep it fresh in our minds and give us another reason to always come back for more.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer sunglasses

Black with London texture and G-15 lenses.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer

Red with London texture and crystal gray gradient lenses.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer

Dark blue with London texture and crystal green lenses.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer

White with London texture and crystal blue lenses.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer

Havana with London texture and B-15 XLT lenses.

G-15 lenses in Ray Ban sunglasses absorb 85% of light and is tinted green to provide more precise vision in various light conditions. B-15 lenses are similar, but the brown tint offers better contrast in low light. Crystal lenses from the Legends collection are made with high quality material to provide extra protection against harmful UV rays and give you the best sight possible.

For more information on how to purchase styles from the Ray Ban London collection, please email us at info@viziooptic.com.

Vizio Optic Holiday Gift Guide: Ladies Sunglasses

Most people don’t know this, but even in the cool weather of winter, you still need to protect your eyes! Fresh snow can reflect the sun more strongly than you think, thus the holiday season is the perfect time to give your loved ones the gift of safety AND style! Here are our picks for designer sunglasses your mom, wife, sister, daughter, and best friend will love!

For your mom:

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses help her look fashionable and fun, with a curvy rectangular silhouette in purple that flatters and gives her youthful flair. She’ll also stand out among the rest with the complementary white arms, embellished with the brand’s signature silver dot on each temple.

For your wife:

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses are elegant and chic, letting your lady feel glamorous like a Tinseltown starlet. This semi-rimless style in tortoise would be ordinary, but its silver accent along the brow-line takes it up a fabulous notch and gives it that extra shine that will make her beautiful.

For your sister:

MYKITA Ornella sunglasses

Everyone wants to be the most fashionable family member, and with your discerning tastes, you and your sister can be the dream team of kindred style. MYKITA Ornella sunglasses are oversized and totally retro, with its large round frame that demands attention. The tortoise pattern and gradient brown lenses keep the rest of the look classic, beautifully pairing a bold fashion statement with a little subtlety.

For your daughter:

Ray Ban Junior Wayfarer sunglasses

Kids sunglasses are all about protection, but you might as well give her some style guidance, too! Ray Ban 9035s Junior Wayfarer sunglasses introduce her to a whole new world of cool, with its iconic style and bold color that will have her being the envy of the neighborhood.

For your best friend:

Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses. A classic brand worn by the Hollywood elite in decades of yore, this style has a vintage-inspired look from the Sixties. It is in the Icons collection for good reason! This style has been popular ever since its debut, with a rectangular shape accented by flared corners and a two-toned Caramel Split design. Two silver dots accent the front corners and temples.

Focus On: Ray Ban Wayfarer

There are people who become icons for their style. There are styles that become icons for their people – and in the latter care, there are Ray Ban Wayfarers.

Tom Cruise was wearing them when he shimmied in his skivvies in Risky Business. Billy Joel donned them in concert. They were Michael Jackson’s shades of choice at the zenith of the “Thriller” era. And Don Henley made them symbols of all things hot, cool, and unapproachable in “The Boys of Summer.”

Designer sunglasses weren’t always wardrobe essentials; they were once associated with weak eyes. If any one accessory can claim credit for turning a medical must into a fashion must-have, it’s the Ray Ban Wayfarer. Eclipsing decades of ephemeral fads, this emblematic style has now been rediscovered by a new generation.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 902 SunglassesRay Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 902 Sunglasses

First sold in the early 1950s, the Ray Ban Wayfarer was a dramatic departure from familiar eyewear. Suddenly, plastic was in, and metal was out. Wayfarers found favor throughout the 1950s and ’60s, but never did the design see a greater resurgence than in the 1980s. Featured in pop-culture classics like The Breakfast Club and Miami Vice, Wayfarers became symbolic of what it meant to be cool, imperturbable, skating on the fringe of mainstream society.

If it’s true that imitation is the best form of flattery, Wayfarer Sunglasses enjoyed heightened appeal based on the sheer numbers of similar looks flying off the shelves. Their design spawned an influx of lookalike styles sported by luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson, and Roy Orbison.

Ray Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 1016 SunglassesRay Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 C. 1016 Sunglasses

By the 1990s, new wrap-around sunglasses threatened to unseat Wayfarers from the eyewear throne. As it happened, it was the wrap-around that was marked for extinction; by the 2000s, Wayfarers were back.

“Antique” versions are the darlings of eBay, but the original design has also given way to many fashionable descendants. Unlike their predecessors, Wayfarers now come in far more than one color and style, in keeping with the pace, tastes and preferences of a new age.

Ten years ago, it seemed that Wayfarer Sunglasses had passed their halcyon days. Today, nothing is further from the truth. Don Henley didn’t describe imitations in “The Boys of Summer.” Corey Hart didn’t wear fakes when he performed “Sunglasses at Night.” Neither song is new, but both are classics.

Ray Ban Wayfarers have always been star-makers. And like the icons they accessorize, their ageless style is anything but a has-been.