Archive for February, 2010


Urban Optiques launches Optiques TV — Our new YouTube Channel to help you keep up with the latest in fashion, eyewear and vision care

This afternoon the buzz around Urban Optiques was all about the video:  Specifically the launch of Optiques TV, our new YouTube Channel dedicated to keeping our clients and patients (and the world, really) in the know around eyewear trends and vision care health.

For the launch of Urban Optiques TV,  we decided to put together a fast-paced, stylized video featuring one of our favorite (and most popular) eyewear designers and manufacturers: Lafont.

The whole idea was to produce a music-video inspired short film that brought Lafont’s nearly 100 year tradition of crafting chic, dazzling French eyewear together with images of the world’s most fashionable and romantic city.


Category : Lafont | Style | Urban Optiques | Urban Optiques TV | Blog
  • @mashable Twitter Phishing Attack Spreading via Direct Message [WARNING] – — It continues. Two DMs today. #
  • Angelina Jolie Spotted in Venice in 24K Gold Badgley Mischka sunglasses: #fashion #celebrities #sunglasses #
  • RT @MetroMix Like, totally '80s fashion!: Ten ways to incorporate '80s fashions into a chic, modern wardrobe #
  • Tom Ford Goes Retro with the TF 5116 Eyeglass: #tomford #eyewear #fashion #
  • Mark your calendars Sat. March 27th, 4-7pm for the "April in Paris" FRED Eyewear Cocktail Party at Urban Optiques! Details to come #detroit #
  • Excited about upcoming feature on Urban Optiques in an upcoming MAJOR eyewear trade mag … stay tuned. #
  • Looking for suggestions for cool music to play in the office. What would YOU want to hear. Tweet it out … #
  • Putting in an order for some new Sama suns and Chrome Hearts … #
  • Okay, just bought 100 French Music Classics on iTunes … Forgot that 100 songs takes A LONG time to download. #

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Category : Tweets for Eyes | Blog

Tom Ford Goes Super-Retro with the TF 5116 Eyeglass Frame

In the fashion industry, Tom Ford has built a name for himself as a designer who pushes boundaries, whether in his runway fashions at Gucci or in the racy promotional campaigns for Tom Ford Eyewear that got his advertising banned in Italy.Tom Ford TF 5116 Eyeglasses

So it’s a bit surprising to see the former lead-designer at Gucci and now award-winning director of the critically-acclaimed movie “A Single Man” introduce so many retro-inspired eyeglasses into the current Tom Ford Eyewear collection.

Or maybe not.

Vintage-inspired fashion continues to be a major theme in spring and fall collections from Chanel, Lanvin, YSL and Dior, and Ford himself just finished directing a period-piece, so retro and vintage style eyewear is probably top of mind for Tom Ford.

Which brings us to our designer eyeglass of the week: The Tom Ford TF 5116.

This is another one of those Tom Ford eyeglasses that is screaming for the right face shape and attitude.


Category : Designer Eyeglass of The Week | Designer Eyewear | Tom Ford Eyewear | Blog

Angelina Jolie Rocks the Badgley Mischka Perry Sunglasses with 24K Gold Lenses … This Time in Venice.

The Badgley Mischka Perry Sunglasses with 24K gold lenses just seem to get hotter every day. First spotted on Angelina Jolie over a year ago, the suns got a huge boost when they appeared in Rihanna’s “So Hard” video in November of last year.

And then we see this super lux aviator frame pop up yet again on Angelina in this clip of Jolie, Brad Pitt and the kids taken in Venice over the holidays (courtesy of Access Hollywood):

Love the voice-over from Access Hollywood:  “Put the rumors to rest:  Brad, Angie and the kids cruising the canals of Italy all bundled up and wearing sunglasses.”

While we love the shades, we do find it funny that Angelina and Brad Pitt seem to be the only ones on the streets of Venice wearing sunglasses …

Category : badgley mischka | Celebrity Eyewear: Seen On | Designer Sunglasses | Blog

The FT-5117 Women’s Eyeglass from Tom Ford Brings the Sexy Back in this Little, Sophisticated, Retro-Inspired Spectacle

One of the trends over the past year that we can’t get enough of is retro-inspired fashion and eyewear.Tom Ford FT-5117 Eyeglasses on Karen Elson

From cats-eye glasses, to heavier men’s frames with horned-rims, to the return of ’40s, ’50s and early-’60s-inspired oval shapes in women’s eyewear, retro continues to be extremely hot.

The great thing about retro-inspired eyewear and fashion is that their shapes, cuts and colors tend to be classical and enduring.

There’s a reason why vintage or vintage-inspired eyewear never really completely goes out of style: It works on a lot of different faces and can easily be matched to complement or contrast against a person’s own personal style.

One of our favorite retro-inspired women’s eyeglass frames is the FT-5117 from Tom Ford Eyewear.

Tom Ford doesn’t name his eyeglass models, choosing instead to use numbers versus words, so we usually end up developing nicknames around the shop to refer to different numbered models.  So the the Tom Ford FT 5117 is affectionately known around Urban Optiques as “that sexy librarian frame.

Which pretty much describes this unique, half-moon acetate frame that’s meant to sit down just a tad on the bridge of your nose (or all the way down for that really smart, flirtatious-I’m-looking-over-my-reading-glasses-at-you-vibe.)

This frame feels like it’s straight out of a Mad Men episode:  Fuzzy sweaters, pencil skirts and all.


Category : Designer Eyeglass of The Week | Designer Eyewear | Tom Ford Eyewear | 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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