Friday, June 29, 2012

Selima Optique at The Cools Jamboree

The Selima Optique team was honored to take part in The Cools debut Jamboree this past Wednesday and had a blast!

Amidst a sea of cool, creative downtown types from event curators to patrons, everyone on hand brought a positively vibrant energy to the evening! With a line around the block, many consider this event to be 'the event of the summer' and we couldn't have been more thrilled to take part in it. And in case you couldn't make it out or in, there's talk of another Jamboree slated for August -details to come!
The CFDA girls got the ball rolling on our 'Draw a Winning Frame Contest' with this adorable homage to Selima!

A photo board with various takes on the Selima Optique logo.

An interior shot of our installation directed by Tallulah Rotman just minutes before the party began.

The entrance to the event...

An open house of sorts, our room was full with a lively bunch throughout the evening.

Cucu Diamantes strikes a pose...

The evening drew all types of colorful downtown characters!

Our chalkboard contest had everybody trying their best to interpret a pair of frames!

Patrons competing for the prize!

Guests in Selima Optique Mike (left) and Nicolas frames(right)...

Guests outside in the courtyard -image via BFA.

This cool fellow drew one of our favorite pieces in our contest!

The crowd gathers around the stage for a series of electric performances from Bubbles & more -image via BFA. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Join The Cools, Selima Optique & Friends at the Old School Jamboree

We'll be teaming up with The Cools for a fun filled evening of Fashion, Art, Design, Music & Gastronomy for one night only, Wednesday June 27th from 6pm to Midnight.

THE COOLS Jamboree will take place at The Old School in Soho, New York City. Think Colette Carnaval - but in NYC with goods curated by some of the city's most creative young talents!

You can find Selima Optique on the first floor where we’ve compiled a vagabond-inspired installation featuring the artwork of Elizabeth Colomba and Tallulah Rotman. See you there!

THE COOLS debut Jamboree

At the Old School, corner of Prince & Mott, 6pm to 12am 6.27.2012

Thanks for Coming By!

Selima had a great time welcoming Solakzade's Tatsuya & Rio at this past weekend's trunkshow at our Soho flagship and thanks those of you who came out to check out their collection of vintage eyewear!

Above, Selima Optique Soho's Amanda pals around with Rio & Tatsuya.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Vintage Eye: Trunkshow Preview

A little sneak preview on what's to come at our vintage eyewear trunkshow this weekend brought to you by Solakzade -first up, these forever-cool Chanel sunglasses (above) that boast an ultra-deluxe signature lambskin chain...

 Leave it to Pierre Cardin to create a silhouette that still looks brazenly modern some 40+ years later!

 For the gents and Cazal fanatics out there come this pair of distinctive browline sunnies.

Encrusted with delicate colored crystals, these two beauties from Pucci are certain to punctuate just about any look with an instant dose of cool glamour, just think about the fireworks you'll set off in the red, white & blue ones below! 
Like what you see? Then be sure to join us tomorrow as we welcome Solakzade and their exceptional selection of over 500 incredible options this weekend only!

6.23 & 6.24 at Selima Optique Soho at 59 Wooster st.

Selima in Clutch Magazine, Japan

Japan's Clutch Magazine featured Selima in an eight-page spread in their August issue... 

Slices of Inspiration: 1967 Playboy Cover

Today we stumbled upon this vintage Playboy mag at our Soho flagship, bet you can quickly guess what caught our eye!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vintage Eyewear Trunkshow at Selima Optique Soho

Join us June 23rd & 24th as we welcome Solakzade, Toyko's leading vintage eyewear purveyor as they'll have on hand with them an exclusive selection of rare & unworn vintage frames of all types.

From designer options to no name must-haves, Solakzade's Tatsuya Okamoto and Ryo Okamoto bring with them a collection of superbly curated vintage options made all the more covetable as each pair is tested for durability and strength for those who aren't just looking to collect -but to also wear & enjoy for years to come.

What: Vintage Eyewear Trunkshow  

Where: Selima Optique Soho at 59 Wooster st.

When: June 23rd & 24th on Finding the Right Sunglasses

Our online stockist included our Anthony frames in a recent video on finding the right sunglasses shape for your face as they 'work on just about any face shape.'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Selima Optique Soho on Facebook

Our Soho flagship located at 59 Wooster st. now has it's very own Facebook page that we suggest you 'like' for up to the minute news, highlights and features. Like Selima Optique Soho here...

The photo above was sourced from 'IamLeCall' on Instagram

Monday, June 18, 2012

Selima Optique at Tribune Standard Resort 2013

Tribune Standard's Tawfik Mounayer (middle, above) topped off his vivid citrus print imbued collection for Resort 2013 with our Edouard frames with sun lenses for the second season in a row!

Save The Date! June 27th with The Cools and Selima Optique

We've got something cooking with The Cools on Wednesday the 27th of June, get ready!!! Details to come soon...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Shop Selima Optique on

With new online eyewear destination's revolutionary virtual capabilities, finding the right pair of frames online has now gotten easier! Shop a selection from yours truly today here...

NYC Events: Artist Tom Sachs Space Program at The Armory

Those of you who haven't gotten a chance to check out artist Tom Sachs sprawling four-week installation at The Park Avenue Armory with Creative Time, well, we strongly suggest you pay a visit as the show bows this weekend on the 17th.

Tom Sachs: SPACE PROGRAM: MARS methodically explores the world of space travel while addressing serious and profound issues plaguing mankind since the very beginning with a series of superbly crafted installations throughout the massive 55,000 square-foot space for an awe evoking experience.

Above, Sach's wears his now signature Selima Optique Mike frames...

Selima Spotting: Selima Sun for J.Crew

We just came across this sweet candid snap from Fashion She Says featuring Selima Sun for J.Crew Sophia sunnies...

Selima for Jack Spade, Esquire June 2012

Esquire suggests Selima for Jack Spade Robert sunglasses as 'New Sunglasses So You Look Like a Star' which you can consider for yourself just in time for sunglass season for a timeless look...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mr. Takashi Kumagai on Mr. Porter in Selima Optique

Our stockist Mr. Porter featured the highly talented Japanese photographer, creative director, stylist and designer Mr. Takashi Kumagai on their series The Journal looking quite dapper in our Hubert frames.

View the full story here...

Selima Optique at Beautiful Dreamers

Our Williamsburg, Brooklyn stockists Beautiful Dreamers just launched a new webshop with stylist and fashion fixture Marina Munoz modeling our Anthony (above in SL6) and Pimp sunglasses and she looks great!

Above, Munoz wears our Pimp sunglasses in W48...

Visit Beautiful Dreamers online and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 326 Wythe Avenue

Selima Optique in Japan

From Fudge magazine, a feature on Selima's June 2012 trunkshow in Japan at Globe Specs...

The Alexandra and Cosmo above in Clutch magazine.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Selima Spotting: Hanneli in the Andy's, Again!

Fashion favorite and Andy frame fanatic Hanneli Mustaparta once again in Selima Optique as featured on her style blog. Shop the Andy in-store, at select stockists worldwide and online at our webshop.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Introducing The Return of The Iconic Cazal 642

We are excited to announce that our Soho flagship will have a limited selection of the Cazal 642, produced by the labels founder & 642 designer Cari Zalloni and Cazal enthusiast Chris Prokop.

After a 22 year hiatus, the historic 642 took over a year to reintroduce as it required painstaking attention to detail and quality to ensure it's unquestionable value.

Composed of 17 parts and four different materials, the 642 returns with a limited run of less than a thousand -making it an instant collectors item. Yet regardless of the quality, luxurious components and the 642's history, there's no denying how truly beautiful these classic aviators are. We feel quite honored to be the only stockist in the U.S to carry these and you'll feel quite lucky when you nab yourself a pair!

For more information on this special collectors item, click here...

The 642 is available in black, olive & tortoise and comes in both sun & optical options...
Visit Selima Optique Soho at 59 Wooster street to view the range today!