Eye Respect was born out of a desire to pay homage to the long and distinguished histories of English & Italian culture, style and standards of craftsmanship.
Eye Respect frames are designed and manufactured by hand. The designs are conceived in London in the artisinal way, and then headed to Northern Italy to a family–owned workshop that has been producing the finest acetate frames for 50 years. Each frame goes through more than 60 crafted stages.
The Bonocle optical pick: EJ
EYE RESPECT Model “EJ”
EYE RESPECT Model “EJ”
The Bonocle sunglass’ pick: DC
EYE RESPECT Model “DC”
EYE RESPECT Model “DC”
Swedish Vasuma introduces kick-ass clip ons for some of their best selling models: Egg Eater, Congo and Snook. Big up! Available in brown, grey and classic greenish “G15”. I’m amazed about how cool they look on the glasses, they really transform your glasses into sunnies in two sec. Good call to go for the metal frame around the sun lens!
CONGO & SNOOK:
I think I might need to get me a pair of these frames just for the sake of the clip ons, I’m in love. Visit their online store here.
Both Jasmin and I have a special love for RVS eyewear. Avant-garde design and amazing colour combinations at its best. In addition, all colour combinations are unique. Forget about mass production and boring product catalogues, from RSV you get a truly unique piece of art.
Visiting Vidal’s studio/showroom
I had the chance to meet Vidal, the founder and creative soul behind RVS eyewear. Vidal, who was born in New York but moved back to Istanbul together with his parents when he was a kid, is now based in Istanbul from where he runs his business. He invited me to his studio/showroom in the heart of the city to show me some of the novelties.
It all started with vintage frames
Vidal started off selling vintage eyewear. It wasn’t until years later he decided to create his own collection, which started with a few show pieces made out of left over acetate that he managed to get manufactured. When the pieces were done, Vidal asked Selima in New York to showcase his collection in the store, on a “sell or return” agreement. Luckily for Vidal the Selima shop turned out to be the perfect place for his collection – it sold out, which made it possible for him to continue his creative work.
Metal frames from RVS
Latest from RVS eyewear is the new metal collection, containing thinner frames but with the same playful shapes and colours as we’ve seen on his acetate collections before. Two fabulous shades featured below.
Keep up the good job, Vidal!
One of my most loved times of the year is here, Silmo!
Jasmin Yaya will be attending the fair, make sure to get her to visit your stand if you’re an exhibitor. Here you find all the post from last years Silmo.
Meanwhile, I’m sharing the Bonocle favourites of the MYKITA SS14 collection:
PHILOMENE and PHILO from the MYKITA Decades collection.
The double nose bridge is an absolute Bonocle favourite and the MYKITA SS14 collection have a lot of bridges to offer:
NADA from the MYKITA collection no 2 NIILO and ELLINOR from the MYKITA LITE collection.
I think I might get either ELLINOR or PHILOMENE… or both. Fab!
Some good looking party ladies I met at one of the many daytime parties of Burning man last week. So many cool people!! More to come, stay tuned…
These ladies didn’t pass by unnoticed, such a cool group of friends! All wearing great sunnies and outfits in amazing colours. Well done, ladies!
One day we played with tull, it was tutu tuesday! Instead of creating a regular tutu I made a tutu for my head and wore it together with the “Nova” shades from the MYKITA Mylon collection.
Chiquita banana! More updates coming up…!
I just came back to Reno from the desert and the Burning man festival – wow, what an amazing adventure! One entire week in the desert, experiencing the most unbelievable things with the worlds greatest people. I will most definitely go back next year again!
As a true eyewear geek I thought it was an awesome idea to wear a complete eyewear-inspired outfit one day, enjoy!
Eyewear printed dress from In God We Trust in NYC, glasses “Palladium”, RVS.
Who wouldn’t like to be a Barbie?
I’m going trough the pictures from the festival right now and I’m so pumped to share them all with you soon. I have plenty of crazy outfit pictures of myself, friends and random peeps I passed by during the week. So expect tons of crazy “On The Street” post, Burning man style ; ). Stay tuned!
Are any of you familiar with Burning man? I’m going there! As it’s in the middle of the dessert, I figured I need some really big shades to save me from the dust storm…
Getting ready for the dessert with MYKITA Mylon and some other crazy models 😉
I’ve been spending a few amazing days in NYC. Wow, what a city! Three days passed way to fast though, I definitely need to go back.
Outside of ACE Hotel I spotted this colourful, urban chic lady. All dressed in green, with two-coloured glasses. How cool?!