Archive for September, 2011

LFW: Tom Ford Spring 2012 Backstage Sneak Peek Images





Backstage shot taken at Tom Ford’s London Fashion week show, taken by runway model Candice Swanepoel. This is a big deal because Ford is very protective when it comes to images being taken at his shows.



Glasses made from stone & wood!

“The material stone with its strong structure brings a new surface into the optical industry. With the combination of the light material wood the frame provides a high wearing comfort”

In a nod perhaps to the Flintstones, the frame is called Dino by Australian company Rolf Spectacles

‘Gucci: The Making Of’ Book by Rizzoli

Edited by the brand’s creative director Frida Giannini, ‘Gucci: The Making Of’ book will release October 2011, along with the opening of the Gucci museum in Florence.

“An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Conceived by fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and W magazine editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, this comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design.

This gorgeous book designed by Arnell offers an in-depth look into Gucci’s origins, identity, influence, and innovation, including fabrication methods and appropriation of signature materials, past and present, and its influence among high society and Hollywood. Featuring contributions by Lynn Hirschberg, Judith Clark, Katie Grand, Peter Arnell, Maria Luisa Frisa, and a wide variety of additional important commentators, the book is a heartfelt and personalized tribute to the heritage and influence of this iconic, multifaceted brand.”

Gucci Eyewear is available at all our Henry Smith & Hamylton Opticians Practices throughout Leicester and in Peterborough City Centre.

Sony HMZ-T1 Wearable 3D Home Theater


First previewed during CES earlier this year, Sony presents their new HMZ-T1 headset, which features a a display for watching movies and playing games in 3D. Not only does the device feature two OLED screens, but also digital surround sound. Each screen comes with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, which is reportedly like looking at a 750 inch (62.5 feet) screen from about sixty feet away. Wow!


The headset will make its debut on the Japanese market in November 2011






Oakley presents the latest limited edition release of its iconic Frogskin frame

Oakley presents the latest limited edition release of its iconic Frogskin frame. The 80s inspired Blacklight Pack features several two-tone versions of the sunglasses, all featuring polarized lenses in different colors.