Albert Maysels by Barton Perreira

A great cameraman must have a great pair of eyes, and a great pair of eyes should be framed with a great pair of glasses.



Photo from here.

Albert Maysels (rhymes with hazels), the talented documentary filmmaker, has been the inspiration for these classic frames by Barton Perreira for Barneys exclusively. This is a very classic look that many people look very good in.


Photo from Cineaste.

You really have to see this amazing tribute site to Al’s glasses!

Vasuma Inc.

Earlier this week we stopped by Vasuma‘s awesome head office and showroom in Old Town, Stockholm.


Cute Boy Band Photo: Vasuma Inc.

Vasuma Inc. is a Stockholm based brand founded by the cool guys Jan Vana, Steffen Sundström and Lars Malmsten. In 2007 they had their first eyewear line. Their eyewear collection, which has both optical and sun frames, is unisex, young, large and cool.

Fun fact: The English bullies’ favorite phrase “Four eyes” is “Eyewear snake” (Glasögonorm) to the Swedish bullies’. Therefore all of Vasuma’s frames are named after snakes. This is the eyewear snakes getting their revenge!

At Vasuma’s office we talked about the process of making a frame. There are many steps to reach the final product. As for any product to hold great quality, fit, style all of the steps have to work smothly. Some of our favorite Vasuma frames.

Vasuma is pretty new in eyewear but has already managed to establish their style and quality. This spring they’ll be at Mido for their first time and Bonocle wishes Vasuma all the best!

Barba Amarilla

As you might know by now, we have been visiting Vasuma to look at their latest news. Here is one of their coolest sunglasses, in a very special color: plum.


Barba Amarilla, Vasuma

First of all, isn’t it a great name? Almost Barbara ;). Second, it’s perfectly circular and has a soft purple nuance.  Me like!

Vasuma’s Lora

Yesterday Jasmin and I went to visit the Vasuma guys in Old Town, Stockholm. They showed us their latest collection and told us a lot about their brand values, which we’ll tell you more about later. Now, I’ll show you one of my favorite sunglasses from the new collection:



Lora, Vasuma.

I’m specifically fond of the green-tortoise one, it reminds me about the army look that we have shown for you before (HERE).

More to come!

Vintage Alberto Puccini

We had a wig party Saturday and I just had to wear my Vintage Alberto Puccini with my blonde wig. Great night out with the girls!

The quality of vintage frames is usually excellent. I wish glasses still had that great quality.

I think some eyewear brands such as Dita and Barton Perreira have that same texture and perfect finish as the vintage ones, but it’s rare. Unfortunately clothing brands rarely make high quality frames.

On the Street: Jasmin


Old Town, Stockholm

Today we stopped by Vasuma‘s headquarters to look at their newest collection. Of course we’ll share the news with you. While you’re wating for the Vasuma pictures, take a look at my new glasses Joel from Graz. They are slightly over sized and circular. Very Harry-Potteresque!

New Oliver Peoples

A few years ago there was a very popular metal frame from Oliver Peoples called Keats. Those who know, know. It had no nosepads, was simple, thin, elegant and smart. There was not really anything that could replace it’s simplicity. Until now. Gallagher is the “new” Keats.

Watch out!

Tomorrow Jasmin and I are going to visit one of the coolest Swedish Eyewear brands – Vasuma inc.

Of course we will bring our camera with us and share the news with you!