New Marni

The new Marni frames I saw in Paris are probably the best collection so far. They are still very feminine and colorful but slightly larger, which will make them more weareable. The colors are red, blue, turquoise, yellow, green, puple, brown, beige and pastels. Most frames are a combination of transparent and opaque, matte and glossy or two-tone colored.

I instantly found my favorites:

Look at the fine details.


Love the color combination. No one does it like Marni.


Super awesome. Like a smiley face.


Beautiful matte frames.


Another favorite of mine.

New Graz

In Paris I met Graz Mulcahy, one of my favorite eyewear designers. Awesome to finally meet him!

You can tell he’s been working hard because he had many of new great frames to show, both sunglasses and optical. They’re beautiful, bold and fun. The colors are tortoise, gray, black and a few matte ones.

Great collection, can’t wait to see people wear them!


On his nose: A new Graz frame. On his neckline: A Garrett Leight sunglass.

I’m also very excited about the new glasses with Windsor rings around the metal on the front, like the one below:

have a pair of the Joel frame (like the one below) that i love because they are bold and perfectly round. I am very happy that Graz also makes them in titanum now, so they’re much lighter! They come as sunframes and optical.


Graz also made this genius poster showing in a humorous and detailed way how glasses are made:


If you din’t know, now you know. Temples are boxed in with a canon a few times.

New Theo

Bright colors! Bold shapes! Fun and Crazy. New yet timeless. Once you go Theo it’s hard to go back!

This is how I would describe Belgian eyewear brand Theo. The frames are sturdy and durable, the styles are bold and hard to place in a timeframe.











Theo had custom made Belgian chocolate made in a shape of a pair of round spectacles.


Love you right back!

At the fair…Silmo 2011

At Silmo in Paris I met many cool people with cool glasses and I saw a few creative displays. Here’s a mix of the best!


Lidia, the cutest girl of Silmo wearing MYKITA Holly in Pale Blue and Gold!

Fun and crazy frame balanced out by a soft color works great together!


Philipp Haffmans, co-founder of MYKITA, in one of my favorite new metal frames from MYKITA!



Frederic at Oliver Peoples in Oliver Peoples NDG-1 sunglasses.


John Beyer in Cutler And Gross X Thomas Tait frame.


Mathias Bosson, Swedish rep for Baum Vision, trying on Leisure Society.


Mr. Handsome at Filao.

An amazing Italian 1952 Piaggio Vespa at RockOptika.

Garrett Leight in Paris

In Paris I met Garrett Leight and Elena Doukas to see the Garrett Leight glasses. It was great to finally meet them since we at Bonocle like the frames so much! We had a great time and talked most of the time so I kinda forgot to take pictures.

What I can tell you is that great things are about to come! I am really really excited! Garrett is doing a great job, there are few models but all of them are truly well executed!

You can read more about Garret Leight’s frames here and here and stay tuned for future posts about Garrett Light!


Garrett Leight through the Hampton.


The cool Elena Doukas in the Lucille.


The Brooks in a new color.


The Harding. Perfect shape. Perfect colors.

Thom Browne New York

An evening on a rooftop in beautiful Paris I had the opportunity of seeing Thom Browne‘s first eyewear collection.

Thom Browne is a New York based fashion designer. His suits look a littel bit awkward consisting of pants so short they show the sockless ankles, and jackets ending right below the waist, not covering the back. The suit colors a mostly gray and matched with a tie in the same fabric.

For his sunglass line he teamed up with eyewear brand Dita to make one of the most detailed and finest eyewear collections I’ve seen. Details such as perforated splatter shields and tri-colored cable temple ends are made in such detail it’s absolute perfection. The shapes are round, oval, aviator or wayfarer in the style of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Have a look and enjoy both the detailing in Thom Browne’s eywear and an amazing Paris Indian summer evening.


Photo: The Goodiebad Blog






Flip ups.


Net shields.









It’s in the details, especially if you are the only one knowing it.



The sunglasses in the very back have flat lenses. Hot!


Filao Paris

Filao is a French eyewear accessory brand founded by Caroline Abram. She is so creative and mixes acteate, beads, wool, fabric, feathers and wood to make lorgnettes, chains and other aceessories. There are so many colors, materials and varieties!


The beautiful and creative Caroline Abram.


For those of you think eyewear chains are only for old people.


Colorful necklaces for hanging your eyewear in when you’re not wearing them!


Cute ring on Caroline’s finger!

New Moscot

At the Silmo fair in Paris last week I had the chance of meeting the awesome guys at Moscot. The New York-based eyewear brand had a few new models to show along with their classic ones.

Beautiful decorations. I love the heads covered with old newspaper.


Fourth generation Moscot: Harvey.


New lovely round frame called Zolman.

New Leisure Society

Last week I had the chance of looking at a few new frames from Leisure Society. The Leisure Society frames are made of the finest materials such as titanium, japanese acetate, gold and now horn. You can read more about Leisure Society here and here.


Here you can see the fine materials used for making this frame: acetate front, sides of the temples covered with horn and gold plated titanium.


This collage shows very well what Leisure Society stands for. Classic, elegant, beautiful yet functional.


Shane Baum, founder of Leisure Society and Baum Vision wearing the Cambridge.