riN Design Holiday Pop Up Residency at Selima Optique
December 27, 2018, 12:00am
December 1st we kicked off the holiday season with internationally recognized Japanese floral designer Eriko Nagata
Selima Optique Reading Room
A satisfied customer in Selima Optique x Paola Pivi Butterfly Frames in Pink
Yuka Mannami & Keisuke Tsujimoto
Selima Optique Madison
Left to Right: Kanako Samekawa, Eriko Nagata and Mari Nagase
Selima Optique Soho
Selima Optique + Sucre
EriN Design Floral Frame Display at Selima Optique + Sucre
Eriko at Bond 07 by Seilma
EriN Design Floral Frames at Bond 07
Last year we hosted a Pop Up with EriN Design at our Soho Store . It was such a hit that we decided to do a month long pop up, with Eriko making weekend appearances with her unique, enchanting floral designs at each of our NYC Selima Optique boutiques.
This year Eriko kicked off her holiday residency at our new Gramercy boutique, Selima Optique Reading Room, then on to Madison avenue, Soho, West Village and finally Bon 07. Her deep love of nature and fashion inspire her one of a kind floral structures giving her handmade wreaths, garlands, ornaments, and floral frames a modern artistic elegance which was just perfect for the season.
erdinand.Ink x Selima Optique Collaboration Launch Party
Selima Salaun, Ferdinand van Alphen & Veronique Gabai
Ferdinand Painting One of a Kind Totes
Ferdinands Work Shop on The Go
Selima Optique Totes Hand Painted by Ferdinand.Ink
Nina Fern, Maggie Mann & Selima Salaun
Ferdinand.Ink x Selima Optique Notebooks
Welcome to Tuscany Artwork, Dishes and Tea Towel
After knowing each other for years we finally decided to join forces with our clever, funny, friend, not to mention super talented artist, Ferdinand Van Alphen of Ferdinand.Ink . Ferdinand’s work will be on display at our Bond 07 Boutique now through January 2019.
Not only will we be featuring original works of art, prints, dish towels and dishes by Ferdinand but notebooks featuring his original artwork as well as a limited number of hand-painted Selima Optique canvas totes at our select NYC stores. So come by 7 Bond st . (between Broadway and Lafayette) and find yourself an original piece that tickles your fancy for yourself or a loved one because we could all use a little more laughter in our lives these days!
IT’s Runway 27
November 19, 2018, 12:00am
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.