Selima Optique – The London Collection

Selima Optique recently had an event in New York to launch the “London Collection”. A Vintage high-end collection curated by Selima herself and Kajal, currently a Business School student from London who is set to launch her eyewear company upon graduation later this year. Very exciting!

The collection looks awesome from what I’ve seen so far, specially this vintage sunglass from Cazal:



It all starts with a powder!

MYKITA‘s MYLON line is truly innovative and cool! At the MIDO 2012 fair in Milan, Italy they showed the different stages in the making of the MYLON frames.

MYKITA Designer Martin Güntert.

Right from the very start you can tell it’s not how any other frames are made, or anything else for that matter. The shape is drawn in 3D in a computer, a laser beam then prints on powder made of Nylon in layers after layers. Where the laser hits, the nylon melts and hardens. This allows MYKITA to experiment with the shapes and make really advanced frames! Afterwards the front and temples are lifted out and most of the remaining Nylon powder can be reused again. The parts are softened, colored and treated so that the surface feels almost like wood (very comfortable against the skin!) and the parts are put together with MYKITA’s special screwless hinges. The color won’t rub off and the material is super durable, it can’t break, but all Mylon frames can be adjusted.

This collection is a little sporty, they fit very well around the head and they all come with Zeiss lenses in different colors. This is really a light and stylish sports sunframe that can be worn in the city as well! You can even put corrective lenses in most of the models!

The different stages in making of MYKITA MYLON…

Elton John hosting the 20th Annual Oscars Viewing Party

And speaking of the Oscars…

Elton John wears Rialto by l.a.Eyeworks in Red Velvet with Fuchsia to host his 20th Annual Oscars Viewing Party last night in Los Angeles.

The event raised $5.25 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation!

Elton was way more colorful than these handsome gentlemen I posted about yesterday.

Screen captures of Elton John and David Furnish from E! Online interview.

Golden Globe Awards 2012

I chose a few of the glasses at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. We could see both bold, chunky and retro acetate frames as well as more subtle metal glasses.

Ty Burrell wearing Oliver Peoples Sheldrake in Black.

Bill Nighy nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in “Page Eight”.

Steven Spielberg winning Best Animated Feature Film for “The Adventures Of Tintin”.

Martin Scorsese winning the category of Best Director – Motion Picture for “Hugo”.

Photos: Golden Globes

Meryl Streep got bleeped for cursing that she left her glasses on the table when she held her speech for winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in “Iron Lady”.

Johnny Depp in Moscot Lemtosh. Photo: Third Age

John Stamos in what I think is Oliver Peoples Ari in Black. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Photo from here.

Sir Elton John in the asymmetrical Alain Mikli AL0721. Photo from here.