March 29th, 2017
Nicki Minaj wears Mykita to Paris Fashion Week. Look who’s making a style spectacle? It’s Nicki Minaj, no stranger to fashion or the spotlight. Ms. Minaj popped up throughout the highly publicized 2017 Paris Fashion Week, of course always looking fabulous. One of her most notable accessories was the shield frame designed by Mykita. Mykita is known for it’s edgy frame releases, especially when it’s a Bernhard Willhelm collaboration. The photograph above shows Nicki wearing the Mykita & Bernhard Daisuke with a gold mirror and it’s absolutely stunning. Nicki Minaj proves that sometimes the real fashion is in the audience and not on the runway. Stop by Blink Optical to view our selection of Mykita.
March 22nd, 2017
Zac Efron reboots Baywatch and square aviator sunglasses. Not that there could be improvement on the first one, but Hollywood has deemed it fit to remake the campy favorite, Baywatch. What does a movie about lifeguards need? Insanely in shape people and stylish sunglasses. The lead is no other than Zac Efron and he has wisely chosen to wear UV protection sunglasses, with the retro shapes square aviator. The gold aviator with G-15 lenses never goes out of style and is the perfect tie in for a movie remake. Zac Efron is known for his great taste in sunwear so the square aviator choice is no surprise. If you’re looking for your own pair of square aviators, check out the Cartier ESW00136. The Cartier ESW00136 has the classic square aviator shape with the stylish look of Cartier.
March 20th, 2017
ic! Berlin brings texture to sunglasses with the Helene. Just when you think you’ve seen it all with the current sunglass selection, you are guaranteed to find something unique. ic! Berlin never hesitates to introduce interesting new concepts with their sunwear designs and the Helene is no exception. The new ic! Berlin Helene has stainless steel and zyl temples and a zyl front. What makes it unique is the rough texture of the frame front. The texturing of the frame adds depth and versatility to what would usually be a basic black frame. Blink Optical has the Helene in several different color options and now can offer different textures, as well. Stop by Blink Optical and check out our selection of texture sunglasses exclusively by ic! Berlin.
March 17th, 2017
When Irish eyes are smiling at Blink Optical then you’ll see the Alain Mikli A03064. The Alain Mikli A03064 is available in an array of colors, including a deep green and tortoise option. Now, we know it’s clique to assume that green eyeglasses make you Irish but on St. Patrick’s Day we’re all a little Irish. The Alain Mikli A03064 has a round, small shape that is perfect for all prescriptions, including a progressive lens. Alain Mikli chose a very flattering color combination with the deep green and crystal tortoise. Who says you can’t wear green eyeglasses? Stop by Blink Optical to check out the Alain Mikli A03064 and our other selections of green frames. Before partaking in your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, of course. Slainte from Blink Optical!
March 15th, 2017
Lorde makes a spectacle on SNL. The young artist is only 20 years old and her performance is being deemed a comeback. Apparently, things move fast in and out of fashion in today’s music arena. Luckily for Lorde and Blink Optical, the same cannot be said for specific sunglass styles. It looks like Lorder prefers double-bar sunglasses. The double-bar look used to be specific to the aviator. Now the double-bar is seen on many different shapes and styles, both metal and plastic. Blink Optical carries several different designers that LOVE to use the double-bar effect including ic! Berlin, Cartier, and Mykita. They may question the dance moves of Lorde but they cannot question her fashion sense. Check out the double-bar styles at Blink Optical.
March 13th, 2017
Tyra Banks wears LINDBERG eyeglasses. She is also the new judge on the popular show, America’s Got Talent, replacing previous host Nick Cannon. Tyra Banks is often photographed, being a model it is nothing new. She has been photographed many times in eyeglasses and seems partial to her minimal yet feminine LINDBERG Rim frame. The LINDBERG collection is primarily constructed with titanium and is known for it’s clean yet durable look. Blink Optical is an authorized LINDBERG dealer and stocks the rimless, rimmed, and acetanium collections. We can’t wait to see what eyeglasses Tyra Banks decides to wear to her new gig but we’re sure that her LINDBERG will make an appearance or two. Stop by or contact Blink Optical to view our LINDBERG collection.
March 10th, 2017
ic! Berlin sets the sunglass trend for Spring 2017. A new season means new releases in the sunglass world. Blink Optical is expecting to see lots of new inventory coming in the next few weeks, each designer putting forth their interpretation of the season’s trend. This Spring, we’re bound to see lots of new stuff and also many new takes on existing styles. Point in case, the ic! Berlin Pulse. Yes, we’ve all seen aviators before, it’s not a new trend. What’s new is that ic! Berlin packed a lot of desirable qualities in this one pair of aviators. They have a mirror. Mirrored sun lenses are hot and are seen everywhere. The lenses are also polarized. Being a German company, not all of their sun lenses are polarized but they chose to polarize the lenses in the Pulse. It has a matte finish. The matte finish is huge right now and the upcoming Spring season will continue to have a matte look. The ic! Berlin Pulse can be seen as more of the same but it’s actually a new combination of all the current sunglass trends, setting it apart and above. Stop by Blink Optical for more information.
March 8th, 2017
We are in love with the shape of Ed Sheeran’s eyeglasses. Ed Sheeran is no stranger to making musical hits including his latest “Shape of You”. He’s also no stranger to wearing eyeglasses. A life-long specs wearer, Ed Sheeran has probably had a few that were less than stylish. Luckily he’s hit style gold with his latest pair of round eyeglasses. The design and look of these matte metal frames is very reminiscent of Orgreen, the Orgreen Gatsby to be exact. The Orgreen Gatsby has a round, contemporary shape and is made of titanium with a matte finish. Want to steal this Ed Sheeran look? Check out Blink Optical’s selection of Orgreen eyeglasses and Orgreen sunglasses. Blink Optical is an authorized Orgreen dealer and provides free shipping with online purchases.
March 6th, 2017
Chance the Rapper gets cyber styled by Blink Optical. It has come to our attention that Chance the Rapper is rarely photographed in sunglasses, which is odd as he squints…a lot. The best cure for squinting is sunwear. Whether you are dealing with glare from the sun or the flashes from paparazzi bulbs, sunglasses lend protection. Blink Optical surveyed our extensive selection of designer sunglasses and recommend the Cartier T8200895 Exception Wood sunglasses. The T8200895 has the classic Cartier look with exotic wood temples, gold-tone hardware, and brown mirrored sunlenses. The Cartier T8200895 would be versatile enough to be worn by Chance the Rapper whether on on tour or on vacation. We encourage Chance to stop by our Lake Forest location and view our Cartier collection next time he has a break in shows.