Friday, October 30

Oliver Peoples Love Hobbits and Garbage

Keeping with their trend of uber fun spokes people the ever stylish folks at Oliver Peoples have rolled out their Spring/Summer 2010 marketing campaign featuring Shirley Manson (Singer of 90's super group Garbage, remember?) and Elijah Wood (The Lord of The Ring himself)

Check it out

Photo by Autumn de Wilde

Here are some of our fav frames from this years collection

Coban in Silver

The lateset addition to the "Suspended Metal" collection, the Iliana in Cocobolo

These are already available at Spectacle Queen St, because we love you.

Dagg and Stacey Love Spectacle

The creative minds over at Dagg and Stacey have put out their Spring/Summer 2010 look book and guess who they came to for eyewear???

Check out the results

A Custom "Spectacle Exclusive" Paul Smith

A fine looking Cutler and Gross

Thursday, October 29

Spectacle - The Peoples Choice


Thank you Toronto, for voting us the readers choice for "Best Optical Store" in this years Now magazine poll.

Spectacle Loves You and its nice to feel the love right back.

Check out the rest of the big winners by clicking here.

We are number one amongest the ladies and the gents

Sunday, October 25

Spectacle + Stereos

Our buddies in Stereos came by last month for some shades to rock in their latest video.

Check out the video shot in Miami beach, and our product both looking stellar

These guys are living a real hard knock life.

Good looks boys, Spectacle Loves You.

Tuesday, October 20

Lego eyewear ?


Renowned French Designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, better known as JCDC, has always amused, fascinated and inspired through his clothing and designs (just check out his website).

Upon a recent trip to London, Jag stumbled upon this in his store. Check out this mannequin wearing these crazy Lego sunglasses.




Also, he has recently been made infamous by appearing on a new edition of the Hype Means Nothing t-shirt campaign.



For those in love with these t-shirts.....well.. i might just know a place...soon...

spectacle loves you!

Friday, October 16

New Hair Style - check it.....

This is awesome...you have to love the 'stash and burns...

Image courtesy of our man - Corey

Tuesday, October 13

Cutler and Gross Spring Summer 2010 Is Here!



Amore!

Spring/Summer 2010 Sees Cutler and Gross progressing deeper into the cinematic medium, their creative team is casting a retrospective eye upon itself, homing onto the classics. This time the insperation is drawn from Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastoianni in "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" in which Loren played the nubile nymph falling for an older man, the suave and dashing Marcello at his most de bonnaire.

Sophia Loren causing all kinds of insperation

This is a collection inspired by big screen transformations of pretty girls into beautiful women: cute boys into men.

The craftsmenship and beautiful materials, almost too meticulous for today's disposable culture can't help muster up a wiff of a desierable nostalgia. This is eyewear worthy of a whirlwind romance played out in a speeding sports car. These are glasses that demand linen, silk and the Neapolitan sun.



My Entourage Includes Oliver Peoples


Oliver Peoples, one of Hollywood's favorite eyewear brands, appearing in scenes from the Season 6 Finale of Entourage from HBO. The scenes included one of which was filmed inside the flagship Oliver Peoples boutique on Sunset. The minimalist designed store, an inspiration for the design at Spectacle, carries many vintage designs. This store is where many of the most iconic early designs where created.

Drama (Kevin Dillon) in MT RAYNES



Vince (Adrien Grenier) in BECHET

On a side note Adrien was in TO for TIFF a lil while ago and ended up at our buddy Tim McCready's house jamming in his living room.... no joke, check it out on Tim's awesome blog

Styles available at all Spectacle locations....what a surprise...


Remember... spectacle loves you...

Saturday, October 10

Show us some love

Spectacle loves you, now its time for you to show us how much you love us.

Now magazine is asking people to vote for its "Best of Toronto" issue.

We'd really appreciate it if you went online and put your support behind the spectacular people at Spectacle

Click here to vote in the readers poll

Click here to vote in the critics poll


Praise from the King of Queen St




Mr Pink Cobra himself Dan from Carte Blanche showed up at our Super party and had a grande old time.

So much so that he blogged about it in his trademark sassy and sexy style
Click here to check it out.

Spectacle Loves You Dan!

Friday, October 9

Super Party Pix

This was in a word......Super. Ha Ha Ha

Enjoy the photos.

The 2010 Supers



Alert the media, its the media!



The first dudes at the party





Then the ladies came.....











A Couple of couples shots.








and now the randomness


Thursday, October 8

TONIGHT!!!!!!!


See you at 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 7

Super Party Tomorrow!!!!

Thats right only one sleep until we unvail the new Super collection at Spectacle.

Just a reminder that this event is open to all of our clients and blog friends so if you are around 752 Queen St from 8-10 tmrw pop in say hi and check out the goods

For those of you that can't wait 24hrs here is a sneak peak of what to expect from the 09/10 Supers straight from the horses mouth a.k.a. the Superblog.......

For our AW09/10 collection we worked on a few essential points: Improving a high quality standard to match the style of the brand, concentrating on curating the small details to give the new pieces a finishing touch of quality and last but not least we added brand-new silhouettes and new sets of lenses to our range.

You will notice, that from this collection on, we’ve moved our “super” distinctive mark: which now functions as a decorative cap between the frame and the leg, revealing our logo only when the eyewear is open, when the piece is closed it creates a simple yet incisive recognition decor.

By adding a larger variety of lenses to our collection – both in color and predominantly in function – we gave our pieces, not only a beautiful aesthetic match, but also a specific lens for its specific purpose.


The “golden arms” series is an ode to the Italian elegance, fashion and lifestyle of La Bella Vita. With its sharp black acetate and shiny legs this series is incredibly stylish and elegant, the all-black Zeiss completely hides your eyes, protecting them and maintaing the exclusive mystery-man look

For this collection we decided to introduce new shapes to maintain the RetroSuperFuture look.
The first being the most fashionista and futuristic: the Luciano Tre Occhi.
This model comes in two sizes, to best suit both male and female faces and features. Its geometric yet classic design recalls the unique Italian style of engineer-deisgn, especially that of the Futurista movement and of Italian designers such as Marcello Gandini. The black, tortoise and dark grey make this piece of eyewear elegant and unique.

Tuesday, October 6

Alain Mikli "Sculptor of trends"


While on a buying trip to Paris one must stop by and see the grandfather of independent eyewear designers that is Alain Mikli. This year the showcase was put on in the workshops of sculptor Rodin’s former assistant. The museum Antoine Bourdelle. (See image above)

The entrance...





In the showroom...




A preview of some of the new releases....







Simply put... Beautiful...