Vintage Frames Company is proud to announce the arrivals of it's 1950'S EYEWEAR STOCK for November 2009. All 1950's eyewear features in this video is ...
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Announcing Black Eyewear, LaForce and Sterling Ruby Black Eyewear designer Robert Roope spent 50 years as an optician before turning his hand to design, dissatisfied with a lack of simple black frames on the market. Roope's inspiration for his collections range from his favourite era of optics, the [...]
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Ideal Vision Center marks its 32 BACK IN THE 1950s Ideal Optical started selling eyeglass frames and watches in Quiapo, Manila. And back in the day, getting a pair of glasses made was not as simple as it is today. “Before the 1980s, you'd buy your frame and lenses separately. You [...]
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The secretive mega-companies behind your glasses In the 1950s, between 10 percent and 20 percent of Chinese people were nearsighted. Now, among teenagers and young adults, the proportion is more like 90 percent. In Seoul, 95 percent of 19-year-old men are myopic, many of them severely. At the same [...]
OT FOCUSES ON… Men's and women's frames Director of the eyewear company, Jayne Smerald, said: “The new releases all showcase a wide variety of shapes and styles and offer a throwback to 1980s and 1990s styling, with chunky aviator styles to create a striking look.” Ms Smerald added: “Ernest [...]
Cat eye glasses are a form of women's eyewear. They are horn-rimmed glasses with flared outer edges where the arms join the frame. They were mainly popular in the 1950s and 1960s among fashionable women and are usually associated with the Beehive hairstyle. They preceded the large bug-eye glasses of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Notable wearers of cat eye glasses were: Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Dinah Manoff, Lisa Loeb, Samantha Arsenault, Mary Whitehouse, Amy Lame, and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage, amongst others.
Of Asia’s 50 best restaurants, Hong Kong boasts nine entries, and the city’s eateries have Michelin stars aplenty. The locals will tell you the best and most authentic food is found in less heralded and older neighborhoods, but if you’re pressed for time or need somewhere buzzy, here are some hot places to eat. Deciding on where to eat in a strange city is a difficult task at the best of times, but trying to find somewhere for a group of strangers is doubly tough. In a situation like this, head to Zuma, a well-established and well-loved Japanese restaurant that is great for big groups.
Why has fitness guru Richard Simmons been out of the limelight for two years. An exposé posted online Saturday by the New York Daily News suggested that his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, is keeping him isolated in his Hollywood Hills home against his will and that she, along with Simmons' brother and manager, have prevented... Some people quoted in the story claim they haven't had contact with Simmons — known for his Sweatin' to the Oldies workout series and numerous appearances on David Letterman's late-night show — since 2013. "I feel that Richard is now being... "Controlled in the sense that they are taking advantage of his weak mental state. Controlled in the sense that they are controlling his mail, controlling his everything.
These Sweet Cat-Eye Sunnies Make a Statement For Less But since the retro shape has remained classic since the 1950's, you're also going to get plenty of mileage out of these—until, that is, you lose them to a sea lion after a post-wine tasting walk on the pier. We learned that one the hard way. [...]
Launches galore at 100% Optical Black Eyewear launched three new designs which company founder Robert Roope said he had been working on for a year. He told OT: “They are very much based on the 1950s, but with a pantoscopic round, oval shape which is the perfect shape for the eye socket.” [...]
Persol Reinvents Iconic Frames for Spring 2016 The Italian-influenced eyewear is worn today just as it was back in the 1950s by Hollywood stars and unrivaled style icons. In means of breathing new life into the frames, Persol has reinvented the 649 and Cellor silhouettes. The profiles have been updated ... [...]
Movie review: 'Hello, My Name Is Doris' expertly handles some heavy issues Doris most decidedly does not fit in with the uber-cool youngsters at the agency, but it takes an outsider like John to see that Doris is the original hipster in her un-ironic granny glasses and 1950s threads. Armed with woo-isms from a self-help seminar ... [...]
The 1950s sucked but they had killer clothes What about cat-eye glasses and a headscarf? A kitsch brooch and impractical heels? You may have spotted a pinup. The pinup community is a fashion subculture obsessed with 1950s style clothing (named after the pin-up poster girls of the 40s and 50s). [...]
HANGZHOU, China — Cai Jun was that guy at the government-sponsored dating event. He arrived early in a suit and shiny shoes, looking like a Chinese version of Manny from “Modern Family.” He took a seat in the front row. Adjusted his glasses. Kept his eyes on his phone. Four hours into “Hangzhou Love,” as the crowd thinned and the sound crew started packing up, Cai had barely talked to a girl, let alone gotten a number. So, he did what nobody expected that guy to do: He...
SEOUL, South Korea – The two Koreas' rare high-profile talks Tuesday took place at the jointly controlled area inside the world's most heavily fortified border — the same place where North Korean soldiers recently sprayed bullets at a comrade who was making a daring dash for freedom.The defecting soldier was hit five times, but he survived and is now recovering in South Korea. The dramatic video of his defection, released by the American-led U.N. command, showed again why the area,...
You can almost feel the warmth of the mellow autumnal sun bathing the five dozen men and boys as they pose for the camera outside 29 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong.Two bearded elders in mandarin jackets are looking sombre, as befits the occasion, but the rest of the northern Chinese antiques traders appear relaxed, jolly even.In their well-tailored suits, white shirts and ties, they might be enjoying a brief respite from work. Some have their sleeves rolled up, perhaps after the exertion of...