Thursday, October 24


Spectacle prides itself in taking part in various magazine print and online outlets when it comes to commercial and editorial photo shoots. It allows for our team to work closely with other stylist in and around the city, who are immersed in a wide range of media outlets. For instance, Spectacle has recently done a stylist pull for Double Dot Magazine who were shooting a Minneapolis/ Prince inspired photo shoot during the "Purple Rain" era (1983-1985).

Prince-esque eyewear wasn't hard to find... For the first look, we went for an ic! Berlin style, model Zeder, in a rose gold colourway. It’s a light (surgical steel) classic round shape with a flashy gold finish, accented by a modern vintage rose gradient tint. 

For the second look, we chose the Linda Farrow x The Row 8 (established by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olson) model in a grey/brown gradient acetate. It has an oversized, bold, round shape with a vintage inspired translucent acetate, accompanied by a solid lens.

The photo shoot was styled by stylist and creative director, Robert “Bobby” Bowenn (@bobbybowenn), and shot by the talented photographer, Sarah Elisabeth Blais (@sarahelisabethblais)

The images are set to release next month in their November issue (Issue no. 4). In the mean time, enjoy these behind the scene teaser photos provided by Elle Elaine (@ElleElaine), Bobby Bowenn (@BobbyBowenn), and Sarah Elisabeth Blais (@sarahelisabethblais) via their Instagram accounts.

Be on the look out for it! Oh, and make sure to visit Spectacle's flagship shop on West Queen West and our newly renovated Distillery District shop for the eyewear used in this photo shoot! 

Written by Christina Cheng, Freelance Journalist & Stylist at Spectacle