Colours by Jono Hennessy

Jono Hennessy

Jono Hennessy is a family business from Australia, for three generations the family has been devoted eyewear artisans. Jono Hennessy, son of optician C.H Filmer Sceats, grew up watching his father doing eye exams and fitting fashionable glasses. Exceptional quality and fit is as important as the look, his father told him which is clearly still the spirit of Jono Hennessy eyewear today.

Model 8322 caught our attention. Not only is it a wonderful shape, the colours and patterns are truly  amazing. Each colour is limited to 80 pieces each, worldwide.

The Bonocle pick:Jono Hennessy Jono Hennessy

Slightly caty yet classic shape, in interesting and unique colour combinations. It’s a Bonocle fav!

MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA AW14

They did it again! The MYKITA / Damir Doma collaboration is probably the most exiting collab of the eyewear industry right now. High fashion combined with advanced technology and design at its best.

For the first time in pure acetate, this is model “DAWN”

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I’m in love with all MYKITA / Damir Doma frames ever made. Haven’t seen any of their frames before? See previous collaborations here and here.

Lady Gaga Is The First Woman In 15 Years To Keynote SXSW Music

Lady Gaga SXSW Glasses

Lady Gaga‘s performance and keynote speech at South By Southwest Festival will be historic for several reasons. Not only is Lady Gaga’s performance her first at SXSW, at 27 she’s also the youngest keynote speaker the fest has ever had — and the first woman in 15 years’s.

Mother Monster held the keynote on Friday March 14th.

Wood + Glitter = Glam

Woodone creates handmade glasses out of a piece of plywood, all made in South Tyrol. These two new designs caught my attention, very delicate shape and amazing glitter surface. Glam glasses 2.0!

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Model Angus. modelcameron04Model Cameron.

The models above are available in several wood-styles as well, such as Walnut and Cherry. See all models and colours here.

I’ve heard several opticians being very conservative when it comes to wooden frames. A typical argument against wooden frames is that you can’t adjust them, Woodone however, has done a great job showing how to bend a Woodone-wooden frame in this video:

Glasses at the Chanel Supermarket

Chanel surprised the whole fashion scene with their Chanel Supermarket runway for Paris Fashion Week. The runway took place in a fake Chanel Supermarket, filled with stunning people and incredible Chanel products. Going to the supermarket has never been so fab!

At Bonocle we were very happy to see so many glasses on the show. Who said you can’t wear your sunnies in the supermarket?!

Karl Lagerfeld himself!

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Even Rihanna went out for a shopping tour!chaneb4_zps82aaeb12

Meet Smoke & Mirrors

Haven’t heard of Smoke & Mirrors yet? Well, remember the name as you’ll probably see a lot more from them in the future. The brand was newly founded in New York and has brought together a worldwide team of designers with design studios in New York, Paris and in the heart of Tuscany. By looking at the designs you can easily tell the inspiration comes from the late 60s and 70s rock scene.

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Bonocle favorites:

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA BROWN
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA / BROWN DRIVER'S SEAT GOLD
DRIVER’S SEAT / GOLD GOLDEN BROWN BURGUNDY
GOLDEN BROWN / BURGUNDY
FORTUNATE SON / BROWN
FORTUNATE SON / BROWN

 

Meet Eye Respect

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”

EJ LAYERED BONE GLASSESEYE RESPECT Model “EJ”

The Bonocle sunglass’ pick: DC

EYE RESPECT Model DC
EYE RESPECT Model “DC”

DC VINTAGE TORT SUNGLASSES
EYE RESPECT Model “DC”