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Vintage 1950's Eyewear: Available At Vintage Frames Company

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Bloomberg [10/19/18, via Bloomberg]
Wanda Ferragamo, Who Built Fashion Giant From Shoes, Dies at 96 It pioneered the platform shoe, the steel-reinforced stilettos worn by Monroe in the “The Seven Year Itch” and the suede ballerina flat with ankle straps that Hepburn wore in “Sabrina,” movies released in the 1950s. Celebrities such as Madonna and [...]

Papermag [10/09/18, via Papermag]
Pucker Up For Karen Walker's New Monumental Collection Visage combines the refinement and glam of Cannes in the 1950s with a fun injection of mod stylings of the 1960s. Introducing two new styles to her Monumental line of mens eyewear with the Klee and Ali, Walker manages to create a timeless design that  [...]

The Guardian [05/10/18, via The Guardian]
The spectacular power of Big Lens Over the last generation, just two companies have risen above all the rest to dominate the industry. The lenses in my glasses – and yours too, most likely – are made by Essilor, a French multinational that controls almost half of the world's [...]

Trade Arabia [04/13/18, via Trade Arabia]
Guess Eyewear launches new Autumn/Winter collection Fashion-forward shapes decorated with eye-catching patterns and animal prints complement the collection of sensual eyewear, inspired by 1950s shapes, reworked in a modern way. The iconic cheetah print echoes the wild, distinctly bold style of the brand. [...]

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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.

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Filmart: Hong Kong Is a Feast for Foodies - Hollywood Reporter

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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.


Is Richard Simmons a Prisoner in His Own Home? 5 Revelations From N.Y. Daily News' Exposé - Hollywood Reporter

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[03/11/16, via Racked]
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. [...]

[03/11/16, via]
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.” [...]

[03/11/16, via]
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 ... [...]

[03/08/16, via DFW]
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 ... [...]

[03/07/16, via]
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). [...]

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Chinese dealers who made Hong Kong an antiques trade hub recall the glory days

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...