Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Well-Rounded: Channel Hanneli Mustaparta's Circular Fixation

Round eye wear options have literally come full-circle since their mod 60's hey-day with their prominence reaching full speed among fashion editors and those in-the-know who've been spotted sporting a variety of the graphic circular frames over the past few seasons. 

Take a cue from model, muse and photographer Hanneli Mustaparta's updated versions in unexpected color-ways and finishes with our Andy frames that come in an array of colors and boast the now ubiquitous must-have rounded shape of the season.

Photos from top: Vogue & Blackbird

Continuous Play: Elli et Jacno - 'Main dans la main' 1980

Who doesn't get into the groove when it comes to late 70's & early 80's French electro-pop?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stormking Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley

Lucky Lulu, Selima's assistant, got to spend her birthday weekend visiting New York's breathtaking Hudson Valley and came back with these sweet pics featuring Stormking Art Center's outdoor installations. Her trip mate Cameron is wearing our Mike frames and Lulu is wearing a pair of sleek RVS frames from our Soho outpost.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crystal Renn in Selima Optique, Spanish Vogue

Crystal Renn in our Maxime and Kazar frames in a spring feature from Spanish Vogue.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Selima Optique's Latest Stockist: New Orleans, Coming Soon...

We are excited to announce that Selima Optique's latest stockist, Art & Eyes, shop is set to open in New Orleans next month! More details & news are soon to follow...

Photo: Bruce Weber

Selima Optique in Meets Obsession, A/W 2011

Our unisex Benoit frames were featured in the latest issue of Meets Obsession magazine.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kate Moss: Young and Fresh-Faced in our Onassis Frames

Take a style cue on the allure of classic design from a young late 90's era Kate Moss looking forever-chic and jet-set ready in our Onassis frames. 

Available in-store & by special order.

Selima Optique for Adam Kimmel Fall/Winter 2011 In-Stores Now

Adam Kimmel's latest eye wear range, part of an ongoing collaboration between Kimmel and Selima Optique, is now available online and in select shops worldwide.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bond 07 on The Huffington Post: The Best Sunglass Shops in Nyc

As avid readers of The Huffington Post we were thrilled to find out that they included our Bond st. location as one of the five best shops in Nyc for sunglasses. Read the full article here.

Bond 07 by Selima Optique at 7 Bond st, between Lafayette & Broadway

Selima and her Favorite Sunnies on VisionMonday

A sweet little spot on Selima Salaun's favorite sunnies from VisionMonday.

Ready to Shop? The New SelimaOptique.com is Up!

Need new frames? Now you can find the perfect pair without even having to leave the house!

After months in the making, the Selima Optique crew is proud to present our newly relaunched e-commerce site, SelimaOptique.com.

Featuring the enchanting illustrations of Gian Berto Vanni, we hope you enjoy perusing it for all your optical needs and suggest that you bookmark it so you can stay up-to-date on all things Selima Optique.

Below are some of Gian Berto Vanni's inspirational works from the 1964 book Love, which he illustrated and designed.
Visit SelimaOptique.com Now...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Adam & Amanda In Elle, September

Designer Adam Lippes waxes on about capping off his fall runway looks with our Amanda frames declaring "I guess I was feeling nerdy-chic," of the thick, dark frames in the latest issue of Elle.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ryan Gosling In Selima Optique's Chad Frames- Crazy, Stupid, Love

Although we've seen photos of Ryan Gosling sporting his Selima Optique Chad frames all over the place, Selima was thrilled to see him not only donning them on the poster for his latest film, "Crazy, Stupid, Love," but also throughout the movie! 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy: Forever-Chic In Selima Optique

With fashion's reaction to the state of the economy calling for all things heritage, timeless design and unparalleled quality speak louder now more than ever. And while designers the world over are looking back at 90's paired down minimalism after the past decade's heavy maximalsim, the late Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is back at the center of it all serving as muse on all things clean and sophisticated.

While looking through our archives we were elated to find a slew of photos featuring Bessette-Kennedy elusively romping around the world in her trademark Selima Optique Aldo sunnies in the late 90's. More than 12 years later, her paired down urban sophistication and eye for all things classic proves that not all things fade with the passage of time, especially when we are talking about smart design.

Shop our Aldo Sunnies in-store
and our updated Carolyn alternatives online now (which were named in tribute to her)

Continuous Play: "Sabali" by Amadou and Marian(remix)

When Selima loves a song, her obsession, like many of ours, envelopes her world in a continous loop of said tune with this week's favorite coming from Grey X Sage's serene remix of the song "Sabali" by Amadou and Marian. Of course not so coincidentally, it also happens to be from the soundtrack of another obsession of her's as of late, John Turtrro's film about Neapolitan song, "Passione."

Bond 07 and Friends Fete Catherine Malandrino's Collectors Event

A few weeks ago Selima Optique's Bond 07 outpost feted New York based designer Catherine Malandrino's exclusive shop-in-shop at Selima Optique's Bond st. location. Revelers were treated with the kind of full on party that's become de riguer in Selima's world and seduced by a must-have array of one-of-a-kind pieces from Catherine Malandrino's archives.

From runway gems to the never before seen, our festive Catherine Malandrino range was handpicked by Selima herself to reflect the felecitous spirit that makes Bond 07 a stand-out amidst downtown's urbane inflected minimalism.

From body-con to day dresses to accessories, all with a bold, statement making flavor, there's something for everyone to energize their wardrobe with. And since this offering is for a limited time and slated to close before the end of the month, we suggest you make a quick stop at Bond 07 before the going gets gone.

Catherine Malandrino x Bond 07 by Selima Optique
 07 Bond st. Nyc, Ny 10012

From top: Stylist June Ambrose & Catherine Malandrino, Selima Salaun & Catherine Malandrino, Musician CuCu Diamantes & friend.