We were honored to be asked to collaborate with, and
sponsor this amazing student run organization for their 2018 show.
2018 FIT Runway 27 - TWISTED
Featuring the Selima Optique frames: Alien, Hubert,
Catherine and Lou
Walking the Lupita, the Lulu and the Paola Pivi
2018 FIT Runway 27 backstage
is a student-run organization that produces a fashion show each year
based around an original theme featuring original designs and creations
from the students themselves combined with designer clothing and
accessories. This year’s theme was “Twisted”. The show took place last
Thursday November 15th at the FIT’s Half Auditorium.
Check out some of their awesome looks featuring some of our frames.
ntroducing Selima Optique Gramercy
October 27, 2018, 12:00am
We couldn’t have been more excited to celebrate the opening of our
newest New York boutique.
Takamichi Saeki and friend
Amine Lyoussie & Faten Gaddes
Reading Room Opening Night Party Guests
Takamichi Beauty Room & Selima Optique Reading Room
This past Thursday, we popped some bottles to celebrate the opening
of Selima Optique Gramercy, an adorable, carefully curated boutique
focusing primarily on our namesake eyewear collection with select vintage
frames and specialty gift items such as cards and notebooks. Sharing a block
with Bar Jamón, Casa Mono, Takamichi Beauty Room and the famously unmarked
Inn At Irving Place, we instantly felt right at home this a very special New
Selima Optique Gramercy is located in Manhattan’s historic Gramercy
neighborhood on 17th st. and Irving Place, named after
, author of such works as, to name a few, Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.
The neighborhood is home to the infamous
, one of two private parks located in NYC. Members of a few exclusive clubs,
religious establishments, guests of the
Gramercy Park Hotel
, and local residents who wish to pay the annual assessment fee are the only
key holders to the park. If you’re wandering around the area and looking to
get a bite to eat or something to drink there are a few great places nearby.
The Michelin Star sister restaurants
and Bar Jamon are located just next door to the shop offering restaurant
fare, wine, and tapas. If you’re more on the market for fancy libations
The Inn at Irving Place
just around the corner, home to
Lady Mendi’s Tea Salon
. Cibar, located in the basement of the Inn, is the place to go for
cocktails and snacks but if you’ve got a little more time to kill, and
looking for something a little less boozy, check out Lady Mendi’s 5-course
d-CFDA FRAMES FOR A CAUSE Party during Vision Expo
March 16, 2018, 12:00am
What an amazing evening celebrating for Fashion Targets
Breast Cancer (
) with our fellow eyewear designers of the
) and supportive retailers at our Soho Store.
edCFDA Frames For a Cause Party at Selima Optique
Shane Baum, Steven Kolb, Jeff Press, Blake Kuwahara, Selima
Salaun, Gai Gherardi, Christian Roth
Christian Roth, Selima Salaun, Eric Domege
Maribel Lieberman, Christian Roth, Lisa Smilor, Selima
Brent Zerger, Lisa Smilor, Blake Kuwahara
Coco and Breezy, Gala, Christian Roth
Selima Salaun, Cynthia Bailey
Steven Kolb, Monica Sordo
Jeff Press, Gai Gherardi
Selima Salaun, Steven Kolb
Selima Optique Booth at the Vision Expo East 2018
Selima Optique Booth at the Vision Expo East 2018
Since 2014 the
has been doing their part to support FTBC through their capsule collection
of limited edition Frames for a Cause, available at select retailers, and
feature the FTBC’s signature blue and white colors. Proceeds from the sales
of these frames go toward the CFDA’s charitable foundation which raises
funds and public awareness for breast cancer around the world.
In honor of the new collection, both CFDA and edCFDA members
gathered in our Soho Store to raise money for the FTBC and celebrate the
beginning of the
Vision Expo East
where they launched their new collections.
Contributing edCFDA members
Patty Perreira for Barton Perreira, Selima Salaun for Selima Optique,
Blake Kuwahara, Jeff Press for Morgenthal Frederics, Daniel Silberman for
Illesteva, Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi for l.a. Eyeworks, Robert
Marc, Shane Baum for Leisure Society, Grant Krajecki and Natalie Levy for
Grey Ant, and Christian Roth.
aison Atia x Selima Optique Party
February 14, 2018, 12:00am
We couldn't have been happier hosting our friends, fellow animal lover, and designer Chloé Mendel and her business partner Gustave Maisonrouge at the Soho Store. Chloé and Gustave Popped in the second week of February to celebrate NYFW and their new faux fur line Maison Atia .
Store window for the Maison Atia x Selima Optique Party
Selima Salaun and Ketty Maisonrouge
Gustav Maisonrouge and Chloe Mendel
Chloe Mendel and friend
Eric Bland and Joachim Gruet
Ketty Maisonrouge, Selima Salaun and friends
Maison Atia’s Popup not only featured their amazing collection of faux fur outerwear and accessories but a series of special guests and events as well.
To kick off the series we invited a small group of close friends for a few glasses of champagne. Emilie Heathe helped us carry on our festive vibes with a Valentines Day full of complimentary cruelty-free nail art. Our next guest Emma Galland, co-founder of Zenberry spent the day sharing with us her Secrets to Beauty and how to look amazing with no makeup. Finally, in celebration of the Chinese New Year PAWS Chicago joined the party and brought along some of their four-legged puppy friends who were looking for their forever homes.
Founded by Chloé Mendel and Gustave Maisonrouge in 2017, Maison Atia’s contemporary designs combined with techniques, traditionally used on fur, along with their high-quality craftsmanship, come together to create a collection that not only looks amazing but feels like the real thing and we were overjoyed to have them spend the week with us!
ussians In New York!!!
September 30, 2017, 12:00am
The September issue of GQ Russia features a beautiful men’s fashion story shot in New York. You definitely should investigate it!