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Funky Stainless Steel Eyewear from Poland

The ornate one-piece frame has no screws or welds

Slav Nowosad

One of the unique products that Dan has recently sourced is this stunning eyewear from Poland. Mad genius Slav Nowosad is both designer and creator behind the one-piece, stainless steel eyewear. The glasses have no screws, rivets or welds – simply an exquisite piece of jewelry to the face cut from a single piece of stainless steel.  An elegant combination of the badass and the refined.

SL 16 – A Desert Rose

This museum quality piece is a true standout.

The ornate one-piece frame has no screws or welds

The frame seems to grow organically from a single point at the temple tips to a metallic vineyard of tendrils and thorns.

A forward view of the stainless steel frame made in Poland

The lenses, as with many of frames in the collection, seem to be suspended in mid air. And because the way the weight is distributed, they are extremely comfortable to wear.
A close up of the Dan Deutsch signature on the interior of the frame

 

Profile of Slav Nowosad ornate temples

Nowosad also makes complementary bracelets that tie the look together, seemlessly.

Our West Hollywood shop is one of the few places in the world you can pick up a pair.

 

 

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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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Thom Browne Eyewear

Thom Browne Eyewear Silver with side shields side view

New York Couturier Thom Browne recently launched his eyewear division, bringing to sunglasses and opticals the same high-touch sense of imagination that made his menswear line so well respected.

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Browne explodes onto the market with this frame, which we think has already achieved icon status, right out of the box . The titanium frame derives inspiration from retro racing goggles, but instead of the traditional leather side shields, Thom Browne uses a fine metal mesh, completely thought-out with hinge and groove for when the glasses are folded.

 

Thom Browne Eyewear silver with side shields

Like the racing googles, Browne’s version employs cable temples, but caps them with a signature red, white and blue tip.

Thom Browne Eyewear Silver with side shields side view

Thom Browne Eyewear Silver Profile View

The completely flat lenses mean serious style, and a genuine buffalo horn brow bar provides natural contrast.

 

The collection

Thom Browne eyewear is all about clean lines, meticulous detailing (and lack of detailing!) and impeccable craftsmanship. Colors are straightforward and simple (think black with gold) or modern and uncombined (like matte grey). Designs are inspired by the the past but look to the future. They are handmade in Japan by master craftsmen. Take a peek at some of the other stand-out looks from the collection, below.

We’re proud that Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook in West Hollywood shop is one of the few places you can pick up a pair.

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Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Black Sunglasses

We’ve been thinking a lot about Alexander McQueen these days.  Kate Middleton not only recently tied the knot with her prince in a house of McQueen dress by Sarah Burton, but also feted her marriage in another McQueen dress the following day. (Even Pippa wore McQueen!)

And New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a notable retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s work entitled Savage Beauty whose run needed to be extended due to popular demand.

UPDATE: McQueen designer Burton just won CFDA’s 2011 Designer of the Year award on Monday, and lady gaga just revealed via facebook that her song “Fashion of his Love” is about none other than, you guessed it, Alexander McQueen.

We are lucky to have a few Alexander McQueen pieces that were designed and produced during the designers lifetime still available at our West Hollywood store.

These frames are classic.  Very wearable and with spring hinges extremely comfortable, too.

A smart McQueen “c-Q” temple detail is a logo you just don’t see everyday.

We have this frame in black, tortoise and also a striking blue-grey with dark grey wood-grain textured temples.

These McQueen sunglasses are an affordable and accessible entree into one of the great designers of our time.

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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.