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Dan and Jack Scalia feeling blue

Dan Deutsch and Jack Scalia in Beverly Hills

Dan Deutsch and Jack Scalia in Beverly Hills

Actor, model and longtime acquaintance Jack Scalia stopped in to our Beverly Hills store recently to say hi. Dan and the sex symbol, whose career was launched by an underwear ad and is best known for his role in All my Children, found something in common: a deep fondness for the color blue.

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Nudity, Dirty Mindy and more from Thierry Lasry

Ignacio tries on the Thierry Lasry Kendry in blue named for rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Thierry Lasry in Beverly Hills

Recently Thierry Lasry came by our Beverly Hills shop to show us his latest sunglass designs. Lasry loves Los Angeles for the sense of freedom that the city affords.  The feeling is mutual.

We were seriously impressed with the new release. There were new colors, new designs, and this time, an entirely new technique that blew us away.

We previewed the new styles and new colors. Allah showed off the new Tipsy featuring green lacquer temples with gold trim, while Ignacio gave the Kendrick a spin, named for rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Allah tries on Thierry Lasry's Tipsy sunglasses in crystal with green lacquer temples
Allah tries Tipsy in crystal with green lacquer temples

 

Thierry Lasry Glitzy's pearly back stands out in a crowd.
Glitzy’s pearly back is enjoyed by your eyes…and some of your closest friends.
Ignacio wearing Thierry Lasry Kendry in Blue
Ignacio tries on the Kendry in blue, named for rapper Kendrick Lamar

 

The big news

Thierry told us that he had brought something really exciting and that we would flip when we saw it. He was right. After showing us the other new styles and colors, he showed us a brand new design, Nudity. What makes Nudity extraordinary is a brand new bevel technique that thins the front of the frame in a diamond-like pattern, making the frame even lighter and more comfortable than before. Not only that but the new beveled styles catch the light in a way that is simply brilliant.

 

We get a sneak peak at Nudity, crafted with a new bevel technique that makes the frames more luminescent and comfortable
Nudity in Crystal featuring Lasry’s innovative bevel
A clever new beveling technique allows Thierry Lasry's Dirty Mindy to be extremely lightweight, comfortable and brilliant. Shown here in Blue.
Thierry Lasry’s Dirty Mindy is lightweight, comfortable and brilliant.

 

We are eagerly awaiting the delivery of the new styles and can’t wait to show them to you.

Thierry Lasry and Dan Deutsch at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook Beverly Hills
Thierry and Dan in Beverly Hills

 

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What a Spectacle, A Holiday window on Sunset Blvd

What a Spectacle Holiday Window on Sunset Blvd with sequined mannequins and eyewear by Barton Perreira

We are thrilled to announce a collaboration with Barton Perreira on our new West Hollywood window display. It’s a festive Roaring Twenties holiday soiree scene we’re calling “What a Spectacle.”

What a Spectacle Window in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip featuring eyewear by Barton Perreira

The Jazz-age display on the Sunset Strip inspires a sense of nostalgia and celebration – a perfect fit with Barton Perreira’s new retro-inspired collection featuring eyewear with names like Fitzgerald, Watson and Royston.

Window display artist ChadMichael Morrisette of CM Squared Designs brought the vision to life. Male and female mannequins are dressed to dazzle. Ladies are costumed in full-length beaded gowns, dripping with sparkling jewels, and sporting boas and headpieces. Details like vintage polkadot bowtie and cane, an antique cigarette holder, velvet headpieces and wide-rimmed champagne glasses make the “spectacle” feel authentic. Spotlights and cascading black and silver strips create a feeling of formal opulence.

Watch as the window goes up while the sun comes down on Sunset Blvd:

The theme continues in the windows of our West 3rd St and Beverly Hills shops.

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Glasses for Larry King

Larry King at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook Beverly Hills

On a recent visit to our Beverly Hills shop, long time friend Larry King was kind enough to take some extra time for a picture.

Larry King at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook Beverly Hills
Larry King and Colleen in Beverly Hills

The affable TV personality tweeted later about his “modern” specs, asking followers in the attached video what they think.

He also promises to show off a second pair soon, and we can’t wait!

Well, what do you think?

 

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Blank Check for Good Looks

Some months ago I was fortunately enough to be assisting Paul Anka in my Beverly Hills store.  When the time came to pay, Anka hands me a blank check–no “Dan Deutsch,” no “Optical Outlook,” no dollar amount…nothing but an autograph.   “Paul,” I say. “Can I take this and go buy a boat?” He just turns around and smiles.

All I can say is, I’m really enjoying my new boat. Thank you so much, Paul Anka!

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The Perfect Holiday Gift

We’re crazy about La LOOP necklaces for eyewear, and we think everyone on your holiday list deserves one this year….the perfect holiday gift. Here’s why:

  1. They’re functional art.  (A true museum piece – watch the video above for the story)
  2. They’re the perfect gift for someone who has everything (who doesn’t lose their glasses?)
  3. They work well for men or women. (Brad Pitt, Rod Stuart, Demi Moore and Heidi Klum all wear them.)
  4. They come with a luxurious red satin box that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
  5. There is one for everyone on your list.  Styles range from sporty to elegant to hip and are crafted with materials ranging from leather and sterling silver to exotic corals and woods. Prices range from $29-$500+
  6. Jewelry is easier to give than glasses (and everyone loves getting jewelry!)
  7. You have an opportunity to meet the artist and create your own custom piece. (Want to add a sweetheart’s initials or your mother’s birthstone? Read on after the jump.)

La Loop braided necklace

What:

La LOOP Trunk Show / Meet and Greet with designer Elizabeth Faraut.  The entire line will be available for immediate purchase.  In addition, this is a unique opportunity for you to be able to design your own custom necklace, during the event times ONLY.

When/Where:

Thursday, December 16th, 2-4pm
Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook | West Hollywood
8555 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
 
 
 
AND
Friday, December 17th, 12-2pm
Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook | Beverly Hills
437 N Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
 
Woman and Man wearing La Loop necklaces with sunglasses and holding hands
 

If you want to buy before the event or shop at a different location, don’t worry: all Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook locations regularly stock La LOOP.

 
 
 
 
 
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Typical Day

Dan Deutsch and Verdine White with custom gradient tint lenses

It was another typical day at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills.  Actor Michael Nouri was pleased to run into long time acquaintance, bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire in the store.

Michael Nouri, Dan Deutsch, Verdine White

Michael Nouri, Dan Deutsch and Verdine White

Dan had told White that he wanted to make him a custom set of gradient lenses for his vintage Porsche Carrera’s that recall a tint he once crafted for Neil Diamond back in the seventies.

Dan Deutsch and Verdine White with custom gradient tint lenses

It’s always great to see friends get together.