September Pin Up (Girls love Arni)

Even though Arni is  - like many Selima Optique frames - a unisex style, it is the women who have slowly but surely made Arni into a Selima Optique classic, epitomizing ‘Sexy Smart’. Case in point: Anne Hathaway, who has been photographed wearing her Arni on various occasions. Or check out Karen, one of our favorite Instagram muses here and here.

Image: “Kelsey in TriBeCa, September” by Elsbeth Struijk van Bergen

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New York Fashion Week Round-Up / Spring Summer 2015 Ready to Wear

New York Fashion Week, the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear edition, is over, and the Fashion Week baton has been passed to London. Time for us to present you with you a little (edited) round-up of Selima Optique appearances on the SS15 Runway. Three labels/designers we love madly had their stylists pull from our current and past styles - and we love what they did!

A  few pictures from the WHIT ,  Orley and  Erin Fetherston  shows

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June Ambrose Making the NYFW SS15 Rounds

June, Selima Optique friend and co-creator of the Selima Optique x June Ambrose line of sunglasses, is hopping from show to show - seeing friends, getting snapped, taking selfies, and wearing a variety of eyewear from our collaboration.

 Since New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 is in full swing at the time of writing, we’re anticipating many, many more June sightings - which means an update will follow! If you follow us  @selimaoptique or June @JuneAmbrose on Instagram, you can keep track of more or less real-time sightings.

Above: June Ambrose Sporting the Selima Optique x June Ambrose MISSY sunglasses. Seen here (L to R) with her daughter, with Rocsi Diaz, and with a friend from Sheen Magazine. The popular Missy is currently available in Black and in Blue Floral 

Also during NYFW SS15, June with friend and colleague Jay Manuel. Here June is wearing one of the Selima Optique collaboration frames that are sold out. If you own this style (The ‘Edna’) - hold on to it!
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Elsbeth Struijk van Bergen: Selima Optique x Colette: A Special Andy

A series of portraits by photographer Elsbeth Struijk van Bergen, created at the occasion of the launch of Selima Optique x Colette, now bundled and uploaded to our>issuu< page (click to go there). 

 

This exclusive collection of Selima Optique’s classic optical Andy frame consists of seven colors, inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s -think “when Disco met New Wave”, but translated into eyewear! [more]

 

The design of the frame itself, a mainstay and bestseller in the Selima Optique collection, was inspired by the King of Pop Art himself; Warhol. 

Selima Optique x Colette is hand made in France of high quality crystal acetate. The UV400 lenses were custom tinted to match the frames, and are meant for indoor/outdoor, daytime/nighttime use. 

A ‘Thank You’ to the models: Dinu, Jeroen, Shanti, and Sophie.

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Photographer Alexander Berg’s Series of Portraits (a Look Book of sorts) for Selima Optique

Alexander Berg’s series of portraits for Selima Optique is on >ISSUU.COM< in its entirety. 

The continuation of a Selima Optique tradition that started in the 90′s - and which reflects Selima Salaun’s love for photography. Selima gave NY-based photographer Alexander Berg a modest selection of Selima Optique releases from the recent past, and he was then given carte blanche to shoot them as he pleased.  So he portrayed friends and acquaintances. All the frames in Alex’ series are part of our current collection. 
Above: Justin Miller wears Chad2 in Olive and Callie Barlow wears Anthony. Photographed by Alexander Berg.
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Selima Salaun and Selima Optique in ELLE Japan after Selima’s Tokyo Trunk Show

When Selima Optique Founder and Creative Director, Selima Salaun, recently traveled to Tokyo to host a trunk show, ELLE Japantook notice. 

 Selima was interviewed about the design process and about the collection of sunglasses and optical frames she was presenting. Right after the interview ran on ELLE.co.jp, the September 2014 issue came out. Our Maya frame got a full page, as worn by Elite Model Look Hungary winner Alma Baczay. The photographer is Yasutomo Ebisu.

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Erin Fetherston “Charmed I’m sure” Youtube series

The latest of Erin Fetherston “Charmed I’m sure” Youtube Videos. We’re charmed and love her in the Jessie  !!

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Hiroshi Sugimoto Eyewear for Selima Optique and Lizworks at the Palais de Tokyo

Hiroshi Sugimoto designed Duchampian Eyewear for Selima Optique and Lizworks premieres in Paris at his solo exhibition Lost Human Genetic Archive,  (April 25 - September 7, 2014)

The great Japanese photography master and collector wore a prototype of the first of his two designs for Selima Optique, titled Oculist Witness, offering guests a preview of the forthcoming limited edition of 25 pairs, which will be available exclusively at Selima Optique this Spring.

Be on the lookout for more exciting, unexpected collaborations from Selima Optique and LizWorks in the coming months.

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L’Olivier Pop-Up Shop Launch Party!

We celebrated the launch of  L’Olivier Floral Atelier‘s pop-up shop with a romantic soiree at Selima Optique SoHo.

For the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, their signature flower arrangements will be available at our locations in SoHo and the Upper East Side.


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The Erin Fetherston Fall Winter 2014 Collection

Erin Fetherston presented her eponymous label’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection at none other than the Great Room at the W New York - Union Square. 

Erin Fetherston, in her seventh year designing ready-to-wear, is a staple at New York Fashion Week, since debuting the line at Paris Haute Couture shows. We were obliged to couple our “Jessie” frame with her new collection of exquisite, romantic and whimsical looks.


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