Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Likeness of Violet Paget a.k.a. Vernon Lee

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Refinement Redux

Although conceptualized in  Toulouse, France, the ‘ELEGANTES’ collection from Anne et Valentin aims to achieve a very English sense of extravagance that, to the company’s description, “effortlessly combines discretion AND excess”. These refined frames are  based on classic shapes rendered … Continue reading

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Detail Oriented

We are eager  to highlight some exceptional details from  models of our recent stock of  Sama Eyewear.   President and designer Sheila Vance continues to inspire us with creations which  materialize  in the confluence of fashion, luxury and technology. A … Continue reading

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Brace For Impact

  The recent revival of  vintage sunglass  features such as flat based lenses with reflective surfaces and cupped temporal shields has us in a nostalgic mood. Looking as modern today as in decades past, the presence  of these conspicuous adornments … Continue reading

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Flashing Back

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A Tradition of Elegance

  There is a perpetual need for us to stock  a selection of refined and elegant frames that cater to the tastes of individuals who regard ‘classics’ with some reverence. Now  on hand at our Flagship location are some  frames … Continue reading

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Definitive Style

My paternal Grandmother was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan in 1910 and lived on a farm  in Nottawasaga Township, Ontario until her death in 1942.  I can only assume this photograph of her truthfully  captures the playful spirit and warmth I … Continue reading

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The Return of Colour

If it seems there may be no reprieve from the ravages of winter on your psyche,  take heart.  Daylight Savings Time begins shortly.  In addition to the  the added hour of daylight expect the return of warmth and vibrancy to … Continue reading

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