Sunday, January 30

VIE Magazine Loves Spectacle

Life,leisure and style magazine VIE came to us in need of some seriously stylish shades for a recent issue.

We were happy to hook them up with these gorgeous Barton Perreira Emmanuelle's

A match made in sunglasses heaven.

Thanks VIE, Spectacle Loves You.

Saturday, January 29

Random Saturday Hijinks

We had a wack of clients in this Saturday, but we still had time to enjoy each others company.

No matter how many times we tell him, Darren is still under the impression he can learn how to be a better Optician through osmosis.

Jeff even snuck in a pic of himself with our beloved Audrey.

Monday, January 24

Winter Wonderland

Even though we're well into January, I thought I'd throw up some festive pics of our Distillery District location.

Spectacle in Building 53, has to be my favorite location. The jovial atmosphere, neighboring food vendors and galleries make for a great escape from the dull gray skies of January.

For a real treat, try the Boxing day sandwich at the Brick St. Bakery ... a staff favourite!!

Tuesday, January 18

Golden Globe Awards ... Spectacle's Best Framed

The Stars were out in full form this week and we at Spectacle did a little stargazing of our own...

Perennial Spectacle favorite and colorful character Robert Downey Jr. shows Spectacle some love while wearing his Oliver Peoples...

Nom de Guerre (NDG) x Oliver Peoples

The star of both Alice In Wonderland & The Tourist, Johnny Depp rocks his seriously round and retro look...

The Sheldrake x Oliver Peoples

Best Supporting Actress nominee and Queen of Hearts herself, Helena Bonham Carter in a Spectacle fav by Moscot...

The Lemtosh x MOSCOT

Paul Giamatti, winner of the Best Actor in a Comedy for Barney's Version and snappy dresser at that. He's looking quite witty and sophisticated in a timeless black on black tie...

PS 294 x Paul Smith

Star of The King's Speech Guy Pearce; with frames that classy, anyone can use the royal "we" ...

The Caine x Barton Perreira

Even the Beib is livin' large, and sitting next to Halle Berry?! If you share the Boy Wonder's love of big, round frames, Spectacle's got you covered with models by Dita, Super, and Claire Goldsmith to name a few!

The Classic x Retro Super Future

If you're in the mood for a little stargazing yourself and a famous Spectacle Sunday Mimosa, stop by and try some Hollywood shades and eyeglasses.

Remember, with three locations in the Art and Design District, Distillery District, and Lawrence Park at Fairlawn Ave, you don't have to go far to look like a star!

Monday, January 17

Famous...You Made Those Shades Look Good

Not even Don Cherry could pull off a gingham sports coat the way our boy Famous can.

Check out Famous in his Mosley Tribes Gates, outfitted by Spectacle of course as he recaps the sports year that was in rap form.

Keep posted to this blog for more of Famous' exploits as he continues in his bid for world domination.................

Mosley Tribes presents A Native Perspective

Mosley Tribes put together a sick little documentary last year featuring artist Darren Vigil Gray, check out the preview.....

The MT team have been really inspired by DVG and his art over the last season or so, a shop favorite of this marriage of inspiration is the Limited Edition Beaded Lyndel that Jenny Dayco designed.

Conveniently this frame is back in stock at Spectacle Queen St W. Come on by and grab em before they are gone forever.

Saturday, January 15

Goldsmith Means Glasses!!!!

The wonder kids at Oliver Goldsmith sent us a really boss little magazine recently.

It had a bunch of old ads they had placed way back in the 60's and 70's in such prestigious mags as Vanity Fair and Vouge.

We decided to take these cool images and make a display out of it, because that is just the type of creative people we are.

Inside the display you will find a plethora of goodies highlighting the illustrious history of the OG brand and its recent re launch with Claire Goldsmith at the helm.

Oliver Goldsmith is considered the inventor of the fashion sunglass and was originally established way back in 1926, that's the kind of legacy we at Spectacle can really get behind.

Thanks to the whole Goldsmith family for making such timeless designs, Spectacle Loves You

Wednesday, January 12

Coco Said It Best.................

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous,"
-Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel

The season's hottest Chanel specs have arrived at Spectacle on Yonge Street! This selection from the Paris design house ties it's collection of eyewear and sunwear together with another Coco Chanel trademark.

Taking inspiration from Chanel’s "House of Desrues" makers of hand-made buttons exclusively for Chanel...buttons used throughout her collections, Karl Lagerfeld has continued the tradition incorporating the buttons on the arms of the new glasses and sunwear.

The collection features four styles of “Bouton” frames models sculpted in lightweight acetate: Single Button, Two Buttons, Three Buttons and Secret Box. They provide chic decorative elements to structures that are simultaneously timeless and contemporary.

Model - 3204

Model - 3201

Model - 3202

Make a trip to Spectacle uptown at Yonge & Fairlawn to take a look at what's in store!

Tuesday, January 11

Dress to Kill Loves Spectacle

Dress To Kill Magazine just released their "Extreme Fashion Issue" and they know like we know that nothing says extremely great eyewear like these Paul Smith Alderley's from Spectacle.

Check it out................

Paul Smith spec's are available at all three Spectacle locations, come on by and try some on.

Saturday, January 8

Spectacle Loves Elvis

Happy Birthday to the King.

Spectacle Loves You.

Friday, January 7

New Chrome Hearts at Spectacle

Usually it isn't too hard to the Spectacle family to get excited for Fridays, but when you add a new batch of new Chrome Hearts to the mix, well somebody better start checking pulses cuz ours are through the roof.

Take a look at the window display we put up at Queen St to capture that excitement.

Here is Emma brimming with happiness as she shows off some of the goods.

And here are the staffs picks of the best of the bunch



These beauties will be starting at Spectacle Queen and making their way to the others stores any day now, call your nearest Spectacle for availability.

Wednesday, January 5

Barton Perrreira Loves 2011

Kicking of the new year with a bang, the Barton Perreira team has unvailed their latest media campaign................

Looks like a nice continuation of last years ads featuring Giovanni Ribisi. You may remember said advertisements from the window display we did up last fall.

We are expecting some big big things from Barton P this year including a new shipment of many of the frames in this video and a very special collaboration that we will be housing exclusively.

As always stay tuned to the blog for more info in the upcoming days and don't forget, Spectacle Loves You!!!