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.

Framework Posters

Framework has made these awesome limited posters.

I think everyone can recognize a few iconic frames that really are attatched to that evry person’s image and character such as Woody Allan’s, Kanye West‘s or Buddy Holly’s glasses. You can buy them here. I wish the DMC’s were made into one big poster or even a T-shirt.

They are all male actors, artists, musicians or politicians. Where are all the ladies?

Here is a collection of 28 iconic glasses.

01. Woody Allen 02. Kanye West 03. Buddy Holly 04. Michael Caine
05. Kurt Cobain 06. John Lennon 07. Geordi LaForge 08. Malcolm X
09. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11.Stephen Colbert
12. The Blues Brothers 13. Austin Powers 14. Yves Saint Laurent
15. Elton John 16. George Costanza 17. Bootsy Collins
18. Elvis Costello 19. Terry Richardson 20. David Hockney
21. DMC of Run DMC 22. Andy Warhol 23. Mohandas Ghandi
24. Steve Urkel 25. Napoleon Dynamite 26. Clark Kent
27. Shock G of Digital Underground 28. Truman Capote

We’ve already written about Johnny Depp’s Moscot here.

Ingrid


(Photo from TVtropes)

MYKITA has a wonderful frame in their collection named “Ingrid”, which actually is named and inspired by Ingrid Bergman. This is one of my favorite frames from MYKITA! It’s slightly oversized but still feminine and elegant. Just like Ingrid Bergman, a classic beauty.

Here are some pictures of the frames that I took a while ago. I love the meeting between classic shapes and various colors.

The red one is definitely my favorite, since I love red details!

Details

Sometimes it’s fun to accessorize with glasses in other ways than actual glasses.

I bought this broche at the Brillenmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands last summer. they have an excellent collection of old glasses and anything historical concerning optometry. I will post photos from the museum in the future. If in amsterdam, you should definately pay them a visit! They also sell vintage frames such as Persol Ratti.