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Kylie Minogue's New Eyewear Collection

Kylie Minogue talks inspiration as she launches her new Specsavers eyewear collection in storesKylie Minogue Eyewear collection for Specsavers. Picture / Supplied Wednesday March 8, 2017 I’d imagine you’ve been approached to do a fashion line many times before. Why was now the right time to pursue an eyewear collection?This year I celebrate 30 years of making music, which is an exciting milestone and it just felt like the right time for a new project and one...

New Thing We Tried: The Warby Parker of Reading Glasses

These aren’t your grandmother’s Rite Aid readers.A few months ago, we got an email about a new company, Look Optic, a start-up billing itself (in so many words) as the Warby Parker of reading glasses; the design team is made up of Oliver Peoples alums, their glasses are manufactured by the same company behind Garrett Leight, and with each pair purchased, a donation is made to Charity: Water. All glasses cost $68, and they come in a range of stylish shapes and colors (the Sullivan, the Bond,...

What’s in a frame, er, name? Confusion for two shops in the same D.C. building.

By John Kelly, Sometimes, people walk into the Frame Mender at 750 17th St. NW holding a large piece of art and Brian Grund knows they are in the wrong place.Sometimes, people walk into Penn Imaging and Custom Framing at 750 17th St. NW holding a pair of broken eyeglasses and Christine Yi knows they are in the wrong place. Said Brian: “I can’t tell you how many customers go ‘I need this picture framed.’ ”Brian tells them: “Two doors down.”“Last year, I put that sign up,” Christine said,...