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Varilux X

Varilux X represents the latest design in progressive lenses from Varilux. Compared to earlier designs, the Varilux X improves vision at arm’s length reducing the need to tilt your head to find focus. Transitions from near to far are improved. And feelings of off-balance are reduced or eliminated.

Varilux X is one of many progressive lenses that we offer. Ask us if Varilux X is right for you.

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Eyezen™ lenses for digital eye strain

Eyezen™ lenses are are designed to reduce digital eye strain. They reduce exposure to harmful blue light. And they provide sharper vision than ordinary single vision lenses.

Although they are designed to allow your eyes to relax while focusing up close, Eyezen™ lenses are intended for everyday, all-purpose use. The lens design alleviates eye strain caused by hours of up close focusing on computers, tablets and phones. 

Eyezen™ lenses also help protect your eyes by reducing exposure to Harmful Blue Light. This embedded feature cuts out at least 20% of the high-energy light in the 415-455nm range, also known as blue-violet light, while allowing blue-turquoise light to pass through.  The Harmful Blue Light comes from our screens, indoor lighting and even the sun.  Ask us how you can get even more protection against Harmful Blue Light by choosing the right anti-reflective coating. Eyezen™ lenses are clear in color.

Four different versions of the lens are designed with different age ranges in mind; we can help determine which one is right for you.  Eyezen™ lenses may also make a good choice for glasses for kids. Ask your child’s eye doctor if they would be good fit for him or her.

Eyezen™ lenses are one of a number of digital freeform lenses that we offer. Digital freeform lenses, otherwise known as digital aspheric or HD lenses offer an upgrade from traditional single vision lenses. 

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New Arrivals: Celine Spring 2018

We just got done unpacking the Celine Spring 18 collection.  With a number of recent changes at Céline, we were eager to get the new product in hand. Hedi Slimane was recently announced in January as the maison’s new artistic, creative and image director, and although we look forward to seeing her hand in future collections, the authorship and aesthetic of the Celine Spring 18 release still belongs very much to Phoebe Philo.  This collection also marks the first drop from Céline since LVMH moved production to a brand new factory in the mountains of Italy. We’re pleased to say that this release represents everything that we love about Céline and more. 

Continuity

The Celine Spring 18 eyewear release brings back a number of favorites like Baby Audrey, Shadow (now offered in all black!), Bridge, Marta and more in new colorways and new different fits (now including universal, international and adjusted fit).  But instead of going on about what’s come back, we’d like to share what’s new, with a focus on sunglasses.

Double Layer

Kissing cousins CL40012 and CL40014 reference the frame-within-a-frame concept first introduced in Spring Summer 17. Despite bold look, these frames are lightweight, owing to the special way the acetate is constructed. Adding to an already existing cat-eye design (CL40008), the double layer concept is now presented with a completely flat top with round (CL40012) or square lenses (CL40014). Transparent materials include standards colorways like black and tortoise as well as pop colors blue and orange.

Celine CL 40014I in Orange at Dan Deutsch
The squared 40014 in orange
Celine CL40012I 84E Blue Dan Deutsch
The rounded CL40012 in bright transparent blue

Flat

The CL410017 and  CL410034 with their restrained contours are meant to fit close and comfortable.  Lenses are low profile but not 100% flat. These models are offered in homogeneous, tone-on-tone colorways.

Celine CL40017I 01A Black Dan Deutsch
The 40017 is squared at the bottom
Celine CL40034F Red Dan Deutsch
The round CL40034 in a deep red with adjusted fit
Celine CL40034F 52N Tortoise Dan Deutsch
The 40034 in tortoise is understated and elegant

Thin

CL40023 may be Céline’s contribution to the skinny sunnies phenomenon currently all the rage.  With its expressive browline and narrow vertical span, this acetate eyewear offers more attitude than protection from the sun (which, on occasion, may be necessary).

Celine CL40023I 54N Dan Deutsch

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Celine CL40036U 50E transparent light brown Dan Deutsch

With a retro nod to the 1970’s, the CL40036 is currently featured by Céline in their advertisements.  Creating the frame from injection molded plastic allows for curvaceous three-dimensionality, as well as water-color-like pigmentation. It’s available in just two colorways: a light brown which fades to clear with orange lenses, and a dark brown which fades from the outside in to crystal, with brown gradient lenses. Both versions feature distressed metal temples with hairline abrasions.

Celine CL40036u 50F in Dark Transparent Brown and Gold temples

 

That’s our summary of the new Celine Spring 18 eyewear collection. There’s more to see (and we didn’t even mention the opticals!) To fully experience them, we invite you to come in and try them on for yourself.

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Etnia Barcelona Trunk Show

Etnia Barcelona Trunk Show at Dan Deutsch West Third

We invite you to experience the whole range of styles and signature colors from Etnia Barcelona, all in one place. 

Between their collections, Etnia has something for everyone.  Originals is comprised of colorful frames for people seeking to express their creative side. Vintage focuses on lovers of the classic form.  And Etnia’s Advanced collection, which is designed with innovative materials and techniques, is extremely light and comfortable. Etnia even has a smart and fun collection for kids, too!

This one-day event is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

Saturday January 27th 12-4pm
Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook | West Third
8358 West Third St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 658-6181

RSVP encouraged
Refreshments served
Special pricing during the event

 

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Bianca de la Garza’s Sunglass Addiction

A big thank you to Bianca de la Garza for featuring us on her blog!  De la Garza is the CEO of Lucky Gal Productions and Garza Digital. The Emmy Award-nominated, Latina host and journalist created and anchored the late night show BIANCA, which aired in 20 million homes.

Bianca de la Garza in Elie Saab sunglasses from Dan Deutsch

Bianca has crisscrossed the globe for some of the biggest moments in history from Royal Weddings to Superbowls. While anchoring New England’s highest rated newscast, Bianca scored interviews with Madonna, Bono, and Tom Brady, to name a few.

Bianca’s interview with Dan Deutsch

Bianca’s got a really wonderful sense of style, so we’re especially honored that she chose to feature our shop on her blog.  Click through the snippet below to learn more about her addiction to eyewear (the best kind of addiction, in our humble opinion!) and to read her full interview with Dan.

 

Sunglasses, My Favorite Accessory

Going forward, be sure to keep an eye out for the new show she’s created called Us and the U.S., currently in production, as well as the organic skin care product that she’s developing, set to be released in 2018–which sounds amazing!  You can also follow her on instagram @biancadelgarzaofficial.

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Goggles for Burning Man, Born in Ibiza

Capote Eyewear Incubus

Perfect Goggles for Burning Man - Incubus by Capote Eyewear

These goggles from designer Alex Capote were designed specifically with the desert in mind.  They make for a runway piece of sorts, but not the kind of runway found at NYFW; we’re talking the arid Playa of Burning Man’s Black Rock Desert.

 

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For years, Capote had been looking for quality goggles to wear at Burning Man, and the best he could find were either cheaply made or boring, so of course he had to design his own.  Conditions at the Playa are extreme, with dust storms that can make it hard to see and even breathe, so you can see why goggles would be ideal.  The Capote goggles are called Incubus, after the mythological fornicating demon.

Creativity, willpower, perseverance and dreams. We are free souls in earthly bodies, living on this planet, breaking the laws of the universe, evolving and leaving a mark on our way.

-Capote

 

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Capote’s Incubus is made of rubber and steel and comes with an adjustable strap. Lenses are available in a variety of colors, with the possibility of Rx, depending on your prescription.

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Faces of Hope

Ricardo Aguilar Faces of Hope Mural at Dan Deutsch

“Faces of Hope”: a new mural at the Sunset Plaza shop by Ricardo Aguilar

Aguilar has been drawing his Faces of Hope since 1994. He is an early advocate of coloring for adults, personally inviting people to color his designs at concert venues, hospitals, schools and factories.

No face is the same- “because each face represents a moment,” says Aguilar, “and moments can’t be duplicated.”

Faces of Hope Mural detail by Ricardo Aguilar at Dan Deutsch Sunset Plaza

 

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Anne et Valentin Custom Coachella Sunnies

Coachella Sunnies

At this time of year, we tend to have have a lot of people passing through our shops on their way to Coachella. People coming to the festival from around the world touch down in Los Angeles before trekking out to the valley, picking up that perfect accessory to make their Coachella outfit complete.

It may come as no surprise that we think sunnies are the most important part of your festival fashion: both to see and be seen. Your lenses color the world for you.  They’re your real world filter. It’s about what frequencies you want to allow into to your life. And very important: a quality pair of lenses will protect your eyes from the harsh desert sun.

Custom Anne et Valentin

Here we have taken some already awesome Anne et Valentin optical frames and fitted them with custom sunglass lenses.  We started with already cool frames – both round and retro-inspired;  and then carefully chose tints and mirror coatings to both complement the frames and take take them to the next level.

Customizing your festival sunnies is a perfect way to express yourself. This is just a small sample of some of the looks that we’ve dreamed up. What kind of vision are you dreaming up for your Coachella sunnies?

 

Eric wearing Anne et Valentin Modern Book with custom lenses
Anne et Valentin Modern Book with custom amber gradient lenses, Zeiss flash gold mirror. These round shades feature a keyhole bridge and triangular temple detail.

 

Eric wearing the clubmaster-inspired Walter by Anne et Valentin with custom lenses
The clubmaster-inspired Walter by Anne et Valentin in shiny silver and grey with custom grey gradient lenses and cool silver mirror

 

Eric wears Anne et Valentin D-TECT with custom lenses
Round Anne et Valentin D-TECT with marble blue front and brown temples are customized with brown lenses
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Elie Saab Eyewear SS17

Elie Saab Eyewear

Elie Saab has just dropped his first eyewear collection. Distribution is extremely limited, and we are excited and proud to be carrying Elie Saab Eyewear at our shops and online.

It goes without saying that the finest materials were used. Saab selected Zeiss as partner for the lenses and barely-there gold mirror coatings.  Frame surfaces are plated in gold or palladium.

Couronne

The Couronne (French for crown) styles stand out with their harmonious combination of metal and acetate. A gold foliage design drapes the top of the frame. Couronne styles are available in round or aviator. The acetates colors are characteristic of the Elie Saab house and are generally soft hued, with the exception of the round couronne which also comes in black – the only one in the collection.

Elie Saab Eyewear 002/S Couronne in Gold and Green
Elie Saab Eyewear Aviator Couronne

Chaine

The Chaine (chain) designs evoke the feel of  twisted metal. Whereas Couronne is a reference to nature, Chaine brings to mind a modern,  industrial sensibility. The chaine motif is available in the highly geometrical circular and square forms and in two colorways – gold or palladium.

Elie Saab Eyewear 003/S Chaine in Palladium
Elie Saab Eyewear Chaine Square

 

Diamant

The Diamant (diamond) style stands alone. Diamant features gold netting at the corners of the frame, which is then further embellished with Swarovski crystals. This idea feels very in line with the intricate stone and bead work of Elie’s Saab’s haute couture. Diamond faceting demands an increase in the thickness of the lens. Shimmering details all work together to create a fairytale effect.

Elie Saab Eyewear 005/S Diamant with Swarovski Crystals in Gold with Burgundy Lenses
Elie Saab Eyewear Diamant

What’s next?

For their first eyewear collection, Elie Saab went all out with details, but stayed reserved with respect to shape and color. Round, square, aviator; gold, silver – the basics. But runway looks from Elie Saab’s FW17 ready to wear show in Paris hinted that Saab will be pushing the envelope with things to come: organic and more inventive forms; eyewear that combines acetate fronts and metal temples; a larger range of colors from white to navy blue.

With a distinctive voice, Elie Saab has made a bold first foray into eyewear. We look forward to seeing more from the line as it continues to develop.

 

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