The Gorgeous Britt Ekland looking adorable in vintage Dan Deutsch cateye sunglasses. The Bond girl and actress extraordinaire brightens our day whenever she comes in.
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 frame seems to grow organically from a single point at the temple tips to a metallic vineyard of tendrils and thorns.
Nowosad also makes complementary bracelets that tie the look together, seemlessly.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Like the racing googles, Browne’s version employs cable temples, but caps them with a signature red, white and blue tip.
The completely flat lenses mean serious style, and a genuine buffalo horn brow bar provides natural contrast.
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.
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!)
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.
Sunset Blvd x Alta Loma x Mykita
“Blame it on the Rain”
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:
- They’re functional art. (A true museum piece – watch the video above for the story)
- They’re the perfect gift for someone who has everything (who doesn’t lose their glasses?)
- They work well for men or women. (Brad Pitt, Rod Stuart, Demi Moore and Heidi Klum all wear them.)
- They come with a luxurious red satin box that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
- 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+
- Jewelry is easier to give than glasses (and everyone loves getting jewelry!)
- 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 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
ANDFriday, December 17th, 12-2pm Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook | Beverly Hills 437 N Bedford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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.