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Violent Femmes Rock Coachella Eyewear

The Violent Femmes Brian Ritchie and wife Varuni Kulasekera select eywear for Coachella

Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie recently came in to our 3rd St shop for some new looks. The musician and his wife Varuni, who live in Tasmania, were on their way to to Coachella for a much anticipated Violent Femmes reunion performance.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 13:  Musician Brian Ritchie of the band Violent Femmes performs onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2013 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

“When I saw this shop, I knew I was going to find something special here,” Brian, who co-founded the band in 1980 and is known for his unique acoustic bass sound, told us.

He decided on a pair of extreme Cavalli cateye sunglasses to wear on the Coachella Main Stage.

 

The Violent Femmes Brian Ritchie and wife Varuni Kulasekera select eywear for Coachella

Varuni selected a Michele Lamy design from Dan’s vintage collection for her Coachella eyewear.

Strong designs that looked terrific on a very cool couple!

You can see Violent Femmes performance at Coachella here:

 

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Glamour Redefined-Barton Perreira’s Enamel Eyewear

We think these Barton Perreira cat-eye sunglasses are the definition of glamourous. Crafted of pure titanium with enamel inlay and featuring sultry, gradient lenses, these long-limbed beauties are sexy, yet refined. Flirty, but elegant. Feline instincts are treated with restraint.

Barton Perreira Cateye Valerie

Barton Perreira Cat Eye Valerie side angle at Dan Deutsch West Hollywood

We can’t think of anyone that does enamel eyewear better than Barton Perreira. This is their third release using the age-old technique, and the other two are already sold-out. If you want a glamorous pair for your collection that won’t go out of style, you will want to pick up a pair of these lookers before they disappear, too.

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Cat’s Meow

l.a. eyeworks "Quinn" available for purchase at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook

We can’t wait to get our hands on LA Eyeworks S/S 2011 Collection. Gai Gherardi and Barbara McReynolds, the geniuses behind the brand, have been working their magic again, and we’re counting the days until our shipment arrives.

Among the highlights of the collection is Quinn, a mixed-media cat eye. Gai and Barbara’s talent for color is legendary, and the forces in play in this frame are really exceptional.   Perforated metal in candy-apple red is set in front of translucent purple acetate. The temples echo the duet of color and material, here side by side instead of front to back.  Every element of this frame works together to create a piece that screams wow!

l.a. eyeworks "Quinn" available for purchase at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook