Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tom Ford, We Love You

On set for the upcoming film, New York, I Love You Actor Hayden Christensen keeps it cool in Tom Ford's Mackenzie sunglasses. Their black plastic frame is quintessential American style and Tom's demure horizontal T on the temple doesn't detract from the frames' classic look. Young Hollywood can't get enough of Tom's shades and neither can we!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Super Sienna

From the Super site.
Sienna Miller sporting a nice pair of Super neon shades.

"Diamond Harlot" by Oliver Peoples

From the Oliver Peoples 2008 Resort Spring Collection:
Black/Gold/Diamonds with Gradient
Sensationally sexy, 70's-inspired oversized sunglass hand-crafted in round, contoured plastic and metal accents. Available in a variety of OP-exclusive colors. Oliver Peoples logo plaque discreetly laminated at temple end. 6-base lens curve and 100% UV protection. Set in 10g total weight of gold, the exclusive frame is available in three color ways; Black with 18k Yellow Gold, Ivory Shell with 14k Rose Gold, and Storm Grey with 18k White Gold and features 1.5 carats of brilliant, round cut, natural white diamonds."

We think this is one of the most successful takes on "Breakfast at Tiffany" sunglasses we've seen in a while. Bold yet elegant, with a definite touch of luxury in its use of 18/14k gold and 1.5 carats of actual diamonds!

Stick with the black colorway though, the model looses a little bit of its appeal with the ivory and storm grey options.


Opulent Optics has been booming recently.

We're so glad we've become your go to place for everything opulent and everything in optics.

We also consider it a MAJOR compliment that we were recently cited in the Wikipedia entry for Shutter Shades.

Keep checking back regularly as we gear up for great sunglasses weather and continue to show you the best!

Tiki Time

These sunglasses are featured at and are playful aviators that are perfect for island fun.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Yikes, Stripes!

Latest look in the Spring 2008 printed trend, Australian brand Ksubi (formerlly Tsubi), stripes their cream wayfarer version. Special gradient lenses add another dimension to their play on the iconic style.

Spring Fashion 2008

Hot new designer Karen Walker gives the latest spin on the hybrid wayfarer and jackie-o style shades. Subverting the classic style with retro neons, Spring 2008 brings a whimsical and young aesthetic to a this iconic look. refers to the label..

"Karen Walker, now in her third season here, has built a solid business on her singular, cheery-but-subversive brand of sartorial whimsy. To wit, she considered adding classic styles to her popular line of eyewear before deciding to just give 'em nothing but big and bold. The result: multiple reorders at Barneys. The lesson: To thine own self be true."

Further proof that Spring 2008 is all about having fun and standing out.