Monday, June 30, 2008


Myvu offers both a sunglass and 'crystal' frame which play video directly into the lenses. Equipped with ear buds that run along the temples, you can now play media through these from your ipod/iphone. Although designed with practicality in mind, these devices seem to be little more than a culmination of retro futuristic fantasies. The larger sunglass model seems to be the least conspicuous of the line. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Gold Standard

Super recently unveiled its latest line of sunglasses featuring Carl Zeiss 24k gold lenses. The classic styles of the frames off-sets the cutting edge technology of these lenses. Sure to turn heads, these shining lenses are a must for those who like to wear their sunglasses at night. 

Seeing Green

For those striving to do good by our mother earth, iWood has created a luxury line of eco-sustainable wood veneer frames. Fully rx-able, these frames also boast hypo-allergenic temples. iWood's stylish frames have graced the pages of Glamour, O, Domino, Cosmo, InStyle, Vogue and TeenVogue, (just to name a few) and complement their jewelry collection. Currently their only boutique is located in Louisville, Kentucky, but check out their website and try contacting them about their green and stylish styles.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent: Fashion Legend

opulentoptics would like to pay tribute to a man whose designs have forever shaped the world of fashion. Sadly, Monsieur Laurent passed on June 1, 2008 in his Paris residence from the effects of brain cancer. He and his long-time partner Pierre Bergé whom he started the YSL house with, were joint in a civil union just days before his passing.
After saving the Christian Dior house at just 21 years old, Yves and Bergé created the YSL house. Always cutting edge as an artist and businessman, Yves' 'Rive Gauche' popularized ready-to-wear and brought trends into mainstream. Most notably his creation of 'Le Smoking' suit, a classic tuxedo suit for women is still an iconic trend today.
In 1983, Yves was the first living fashion designer to be honored with a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just a year prior to his retirement, in 2001, he was awarded the rank of Commander of the Légion d'Honneur by French president Jacques Chirac.
Truly one of fashion's most influential artists of all time, Yves Saint Laurent's memory and vision will live forever through his designs.