Archive for December, 2009


Have a Thing for Skull & Bones? Check Out the “Tommy” Sunglass from Loree Rodkin and Put Some “Edge” In Your Eyewear …

This week’s featured designer sunglass comes courtesy of super-hot L.A. jewelry designer Loree Rodkin brought to you by Sama Couture Eyewear and Urban Optiques.Loree Rodkin

It’s the “Tommy” sunglass, which features a “skull and bones” Swarovski crystals motif on the temples.

While this sunglass isn’t for everyone (you definitely have to sport the right attitude to pull this shade off), it’s one of our best-kept-secrets at Urban Optiques. We KNOW there is the right woman out there for this killer sunglass.

In case you’re not familiar with Loree Rodkin, she’s one of Los Angeles’ hottest custom jewelers. Her jewelry designs have appeared on countless celebrities of all ages and generations, including Miley Cryus, Dakota Fanning, Christina Twilight's Ashley Green in Loree Rodkin JewelryApplegate, Marcia Cross, Ashley Tisdale, Jenna Dewan and “Twilight’s” Ashley Greene.


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Wonder Why We Love Lanvin-Paris? Check out this Fantastic Video from Bergdorf Goodman That Captures the Essence of What Makes Lanvin So Special.

Lanvin-Paris lead designer Alber Elbaz is credited with putting Paris’ oldest couture fashion house back on the map. Once you watch this video, you’ll understand why.

In addition to the great fashion commentary from Alber in this video, what we really love and appreciate about this interview is his down-to-earth-style, which really comes through in this interview with him courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.

Once you watch this video, you’ll not only sense Alber’s passion for the original spirit of Lanvin founder Madame Jeanne Lanvin, but also his humility, sense of humor and his lack of pretentious (a rarity among designers of his class.)

We also especially appreciate that he wears the Lanvin eyewear that his couture design house markets — another vote of confidence in our book.

The Fall/Winter 09/10 Lanvin collection was heavy on blacks, and Alber does a great job in this video explaining why he chose a darker palette this season.

There is no designer diva mentality to Alber. In our opinion, he’s creating some of the most thoughtful, gorgeous designs in Paris without the usual ego. His attitude is completely refreshing and probably explains why Lanvin-Paris is back on top again.

We also love that Alber is placing his very beautiful eyewear on the runway. To us, there is no greater vote of confidence in your accessory collection than putting it on on your models.

Nicely done.

“I heard a story of a woman that I know that told me every time she is wearing Lanvin, men fall in love with her. And I thought isn’t that nice. And then I called her the day after, and I said to her that I prefer to hear next time that when she wears Lanvin that she falls in love. And she asked me what is the difference? And I said “passive and active.” And these are the women I love: Those Women who are taking charge of their lives and those women that are independent.”
– Alber Elbaz, Lavnin-Paris

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Take a Peek Inside the Lafont-Paris Eyewear Boutique!

At Urban Optiques, we love everything about the Lafont Eyewear line.Lafont Eyewear Boutique Madeleine Paris

Their frame construction is impeccable, their eyeglass and sunglass designs run the gamut from conservative to wild (but always maintain that chic Parisian design aesthetic) and they are one of the few remaining European designer eyewear brands to remain independent.

Oh, did we mention they happen to have one of the coolest optical boutiques ever?

If you plan on making a trip to Paris, we highly recommend including a stop at the Lafont boutique on your itinerary along with the Louvre and, of course, shopping on  Place Vendôme.

But if a trip across the pond to France isn’t in your immediate future, check out this fantastic video that puts you right inside the original Lafont-Paris optical shop at 11 rue Vignon where it all began in 1923:


Category : European Eyewear | Lafont-Paris Eyewear | Style | Blog

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Just Say No To Ugly Children’s Glasses with the Ray-Ban Junior Children’s Eyewear Line

Raise your hand if you were ever traumatized by a really bad looking pair of eyeglasses at nine years old?

It’s okay, most of us were.Ray-Ban Junior Children's Designer Eyeglasses and Sunglasses RB1021T

The good news is that today, children, ‘Tweens and teens have more choices than ever before when it comes to finding cool eyeglasses that they’ll actually want to wear.

Ray-Ban Juniors: Our Latest Kids and ‘Tweens Eyewear Line

Over the past several months, we’ve been expanding our children’s line of eyewear at Urban Optiques.

Included in that expansion is the addition of more Lafont Pour Les Enfants frames to our existing collection, swapping out our older Tiny2 frames for the latest styles (as well as adding some additional inventory) and just recently, adding the Ray-Ban Junior line.


Category : Childrens Designer Eyewear | Ray Ban Junior | Urban Optiques | Blog

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Urban Optiques provides vision care, eye exams & exclusive designer eyewear to Northville, Plymouth, Novi, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Farmington, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, & Metro-Detroit.

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