Chandler x Selima launch party at Forty Five Ten in Dalas

Chandler x Selima, the sunglass line‬  created by Tyson Chandler and his wife Kimberly in collaboration with Selima Optique, launched at Forty Five Ten in Dallas on March 25th 2015.

Besides Basketball Stars Amar’e Stoudemire, Chandler Parsons, Raynond Felton and Charlie Villanueva, Selima was thrilled to meet Dallas most fashion forward party goers as well as Forty Five Ten owner, Brian Bolke.

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Vision Expo show in NYC

Handmade indeed: Thanks to illustrations by Isak Zenou and Karen Goins, our booth at Vision expo East felt a bit like Selima's office and atelier in NYC.

During the show, Selima with other founders of the CFDA Eyewear Designers hosted “Speaking of Design”, a reception/discussion about creativity in the eyewear industry.

Quoting Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA: “Eyewear as a design discipline is often overlooked with an emphasis on function and not on creativity.

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SOLAKZADE + NYC = trunk show @ Selima Optique Soho!

It's been over 2 years since we last hosted a Solakzade trunk show and we were thrilled to welcome back the #1 Collectors of Vintage Eyewear in Japan.

Ryo Okamoto, Isao Otakara and Hidenobu Matsunaga were here for 3 days with some of the best pieces from  the exceptional Solakzade collection.

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Our ad in “Le Guide des Createurs” for the MIDO show in Milan and Vision Expo in NYC

In case you didn't know that we produce only in very limited quantities.

Eric White and Patricia Arquette at the Oscars.

We were thrilled to see favorite customer and acclaimed painter Eric White accompanying  his girlfriend Patricia Arquette as she received the Oscar as Best Actress for her Supporting Role in Boyhood.

In case you wondered, Eric is wearing the Alabama in Olive. 


Photos: t2online.com Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.  /  g5film.com  /  MiroirMagazine.com

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Selima Optique Exclusive for ‘THE WEBSTER MIAMI 
X 
LE BON MARCHÉ PARIS’

Until February 21, 2015, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, where Selima Optique has an in-store boutique, has teamed up with the iconic concept-store The Webster in Miami.

 Le Mois du Blanc is an annually occuring event since 1873 (!) and we were invited to create an exclusive product, as were Band of Outsiders, Céline, Chanel, Dior,  [more] Olympia Le Tan, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Valentino and others. 

We knew right away that we wanted to offer our classic Adri O sunglasses in White, a first for this style - and only available in the context of this project!

AdriO in White for The Webster Miami x Le Bon Marché Paris From the joint The Webster Miami X Le Bon Marché Paris press release:


“Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris and The Webster in Miami present at the same time an exclusive collection conceived especially for the occasion by the most talented designers of the fashion world.”


Click here for more info about this project on the Bon Marché Rive Gauche site


Click here to see the colors and finishes in which we offer our AdriO in the  SelimaOptique.com webstore




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A January Tribute to Our InstaMuse Karen

If you’re not following Karen on Instagram yet, then hurry! @karmigo
She wears Selima Optique like nobody’s business, and thanks to her incredible selfies - for which we are super grateful - we have the opportunity to show many styles on a face, which is where eyeglasses belong, of course! Below are some of Karen’s selfies from the last 6 weeks or so.



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Lunettes Kollektion Trunk Show at Selima Optique SoHo

Here’s a look back at the recent trunk show hosted by Selima Optique SoHo, highlighting the latest Lunettes Kollektion pieces. 

Our flagship store, which caters to clients from all over town, and particularly from SoHo and TriBeCa, was the first eyewear store to introduce this Berlin-based luxury maker of beautiful eyeglasses to the United States.
It was an afternoon/evening of “eyewear craftsmanship, bubbles and macaroons,” and a chance for Selima Optique SoHo customers to meet Daniela, who came over from Berlin to show the Lunettes Kollektion.




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Selima Optique: Hand Made in France (A Peek in Our Workshops)

To us,’ luxury’ means taking the time, and investing in the labor, that is needed to handcraft our collection. 

Luxury does not mean ostentatious logos and giant publicity budgets. We like to know that each Selima Optique frame is made by people we’ve worked with for for years, decades even. These craftsmen start with a little piece of acetate and, in the end, after a lot of work, deliver a pair of frames. [more] Everything, from the shaping of the front and the temples, to putting those elements together with the hardware, and buffing - frequently, in the case of multicolored designs, even in sculptural shapes to reveal all the layers of acetate - and polishing, is dome by hand. 


The first image shows a finished frame in the middle of the tools involved. The lenses are already in place because that’s how we like to judge samples when we visit the workshop.

The remainder of the images give you a further idea of the incredible manual labor involved in each pair of Selima Optique sunglasses or optical frames. Doesn’t knowing that make it even more fun to buy your next pair?


We work with several small workshops/factories in France, all of which are dedicated to manual craftsmanship. The images here were taken in the place that fulfills our custom orders (such as special pieces in buffalo horn), which is run by Anne Dorilla. Next time we go to the other workshops to proof the new samples, we’ll take tons more pictures to show you what goes on there.

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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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