Posts Tagged ‘ Fashion ’

Spotted Kim Kardashian wearing YSL sunglasses


Kim Kardashian has been spotted everywhere wearing this now very popular pair of Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses (SL1).

In case you were wondering where to find a pair.. no need to look too far! Yves Saint Laurent is one of the new luxury brands available at HS+H Opticians, and you can find SL1 model in our Peterborough practice..

Come and visit us anytime if you want to try them on! 😀

Taylor Swift inspired look

Taylor Swift is one of the most popular contemporary female singer and fashion icon.

Red lipstick and short skirts are well known as a signature of her style, although not only does she look stunning in feminine and classical outfits she can also pull together great everyday-urban looks as you can see from the photos. We have done some research and found a few sunglasses for a Taylor Swift inspired look! 😀

Please visit HS+H practices if you want to see more models 🙂 our Peterborough practice has a large selection of sunglasses including Chanel which is exclusive to Henry Smith and Hamylton Opticians in Peterborough! 😀

Ray Ban 2140

Chanel 5361

Tiffany 411-B

Chanel 5306-B

HSH Dispensing Optician reveals her secret to find the right frame!

secrets with glasses

Rachel is our Dispensing Optician and Practice Manager at HS+H Birstall practice, we have asked her to reveal to us some of her secrets when it comes to advising a patient about choosing the best frame, here is what she said:

‘When people ask for a quick guide to choosing the perfect glasses, they need to understand that there’s often nothing quick about picking specs. If you ask each Dispenser they’ll have a different approach. As a dispenser we’re considering the prescription, fit of the frame and cosmetic appearance. A patient tends to be just looking at whether they look good or not.

I tend to put specs styles into 4 different categories:

-Plastic frames: Bolder, they make more of a statement, at the moment they’re very fashionable. They also fit the bridge of the nose so can be more comfortable.

-Metal frames: More discreet, lighter in weight, they come with nose pads that we can adjust for comfort and for where the glasses fit. Titanium is usually the lighter metal.

-Supra frames: More discreet, lighter weight, nose pieces to allow adjustments. Still make a statement but without a full frame all the way round.

-Rimless frame: Very discreet, very light weight, they can look ‘invisible’.

When looking for the right frame, face shape does play a part, e.g. with rounder faces you’d try a more squarer shape, although one should not be scared to try all sort of shapes, you may be surprised to discover that an unusual shape looks good on you!

Age does not necessarily play a role, often when patients are older they’ve had the same shape glasses for a long time. They either want to stick with it, or they want something different so we try to encourage them to be braver and try something they may not have looked at before.

Personal style is important to consider, spectacles do help building and reinforcing it: If someone in bright clashing colours comes in you’d go straight to the brighter frames/bolder shapes! Although If they’ve come straight from work they’ll more likely be wearing something different at the weekend, so a good idea would be to have two pair of specs, a smarter one for work and a fun funky pair for the weekend. Beards are very popular for men at the moment, so they’re likely to be following more of the fashion trends and therefore you’d go for the rounder shape specs that are very popular at the moment!

We have many unique pieces at the shop that can give a very distinctive touch to one’s own personal style. When people want something unique they tend to ask straight away for it.
Glasses are seen more and more as a fashion accessory rather than a necessity.
Of course not everyone is into fashion, but as long as a patient feels confident and happy in their specs I’m happy’.

All about cat eye glasses!

Named after their resemblance to the shape of a cat’s eye, cat eye glasses have been really popular during the 1950s and 60s, almost synonymously combined with that beehive or bob hairstyle very popular in those years. The shape is characterised by rounded frames that flare out near the temples giving them that unique feminine look, elegant and sophisticated.

Many famous women helped making cat eye shape famous, to name a few: Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Dinah Manoff, Elizabeth Taylor,  Lisa Loeb, Amy Lame, Mary Whitehouse, Erika Auger and Barry Humphries.

Audrey Hepburn wears a pair of cat eye in the famous film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, after the movie popularity the term “Manhattan” became the new trendy name for this style, being made by the infamous Oliver Goldsmith at the time.

Although this style popularity has fallen since the 60s, (bug-Eye glasses replaced the cat eye shape and became very popular in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s), some of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood including Jessica Alba, Dita Von Teese, Olivia Palermo, Nicole Richie and Zoe Saldana have brought the style back.

Some people like them and some people don’t, cat eye glasses remain nevertheless a timeless fashion icon and statement.

 

 

Converse by John Varvatos Spring 2012 Sneaker Collection


Converse continues their long-term partnership with designer John Varvatos. For Spring 2012 the latest footwear line-up includes the Chuck Taylor All Star, Pro Leather, Star Player and Sprint Grip. As usual the sneakers come with premium leather and canvas, all featuring a nice used effect that adds to the signature Varvatos look.

Converse Eyewear is available at all our Henry Smith & Hamylton Practices.

‘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.

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Available at Henry Smith & Hamylton Opticians Peterborough