elima Salaun Celebrates 20 Years of Namesake Styles
March 17, 2017, 12:00am
The InVision magazine celebrates Selima Optique's 20 years
anniversary and the creative soul behind the brand: Selima Salaun.
The past two decades were quite an adventure for the brand with frames front-and-center on tour with some of music’s biggest names from Michael Jackson to Rihanna, adorning Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Marina Abramovic. This also includes collaborations with an eclectic mix of personalities: Iris Apfel x Le Bon Marche, NBA star Russel Westbrook, and even Playboy. Along came memorable collections with stars in the art world, like Sugimoto and Vik Muniz. Discover the full story in InVision online or grab the print issue at your newsstand.
Following the introduction of the Selima Optique for Neue Galerie Freud sunglasses in Spring 2013 and Blue Angel sunshades in Fall 2015, the limited edition Egon Schiele natural buffalo horn spectacles were brought to the design shop in spring 2016. The Neue Galerie holds a beautiful selection of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design as well as a cafe and bookstore. It is located in the William Starr Miller House at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City.
a vie en Rose - Selima Optique Celebrates the Month of Love
February 20, 2017, 12:00am
We have champagne waiting for you in all our New York boutiques.
Come and celebrate with us.
The Month of Love is perfect to introduce our Spring collection that is inspired by the 70′s, with sexy Aviator frames and 50 shades of pink lenses.
You can now start to see La Vie en Rose, like Camilla Deterre in our Robert frames for Vogue, shot in Paris during Fashion Week ‘17.
elima Gives Back 2016 Charity Initiative
December 7, 2016, 12:00am
To celebrate the holiday season, this December we will be donating 5% of our in-store profits to charity.
Here’s how it works:
When you make a purchase at any of our NYC locations between December 7th and December 31st, you will be able to choose which charity you would like to donate to from the list below. Then, we’ll annotate in our system which charity you have chosen. In January, we’ll tally each charity’s respective donation amount, and forward them a check!
elebrating August Birthdays with Iris Apfel, Alexis Bittar, and Selima.
September 1, 2016, 12:00am
We don’t just love the summer because we get to wear our favorite sunnies, we also love it because we get to celebrate some of our favorite people’s birthdays. Fashion icon Iris Apfel, jeweler extraordinaire Alexis Bittar, and our very own Selima Salaun all share late-August birthdays and last Monday, on Alexis' invitation, they celebrated together at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens alongside 40 select guests!
Three New Yorkers, Virgos, and fashion icons — with such a colorful trio, we worry that the garden’s flowers may have felt outdone.
Iris and Selima have kept in touch since the Selima Optique x Iris Apfel x Le Bon marché sunglasses collaboration earlier this year (they share a passion for Mediterranean and particularly traditional Tunisian crafts). Selima has known Alexis for years. They are both members of the CFDA.
The celebration, which came in the form of drinks and a picnic dinner was shared by around 40 friends including STORY’s Rachel Schechtman and New York-based artist Theodore Bradley.
Happy Birthday you three (the 95th for Iris!). Here’s to many more years of New York fashion!
#NYC4NYC - SELIMA OPTIQUE FOR ROBIN HOOD LIMITED EDITION 100% of the proceeds go to Robin Hood, our favorite NYC foundation. BUY HERE before the May 9th Gala.
Selima had no hesitation when asked to create a limited edition for the NYC charitable foundation Robin Hood. She stated “I adore New York like no other place in the world and I am honored through this project to be able to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need”. This limited edition of hand-made acetate frames is available for both sun and optical. We ship with sunlenses by default please contact us if you want clear lenses. All of the proceeds go to Robin Hood.