Friday, February 25, 2011

Bridget and Ruth in CG Legacy

Bridget Thomas and Ruth Atkinson (mother and daughter) both couldn't go past Legacy frames this week. Bridget wears the 'Campbell' in Black Scarlet and Ruth wears the 'Cosby' in Grey Blue. Bridget lives in the UK and was in New Zealand visiting Ruth. 

Bridget had been looking for new glasses for a while in the UK, but it was in New Zealand that she set eyes on the stand-out 'Campbell' - coincidentally by our favourite UK-based designer, Claire Goldsmith!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Simon Jung in Martin & Martin 'Paul'

Simon Jung is the envy of many in that he works at Wellington's famous WETA Workshop. He found out about us through our website and was initially drawn to a Cutler & Gross frame, but eventually settled on a Martin & Martin 'Paul' in Black. We had to get the photo before the lenses went in as Simon was rushing back to the capital city for top secret WETA work.

Thanks for making the trip to MHPE. We think you've selected just the right frame to complement your creative genius - and the result is a truly special effect!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Kids of 88 in frames of '61

Kids of 88 keyboardist Jordan Arts came in recently to pick up his new gigs. Last time Jordan chose the 'Verve' by Dita, but decided it was time for a change before recording the video for their new single this weekend. This time Claire Goldsmith's 'Carters' was a standout winner for Jordan, his lovely girlfriend and all of us at MHPE.

Jordan (left) in his new 'Carters' in Black.
Singer Sam McCarthy (right) tried on L.G.R. 'Cairo'. We think it quite suits him!

'Carters' in Light Tort by Claire Goldsmith 

Fitted with his own prescription, the ever stylish Jordan wears 'Lord' by Oliver Goldsmith, popularised by Michael Caine in the '60s. Similar in shape to the 'Carters', this classic frame never goes out of fashion!

'Lord' in Caramel Split by Oliver Goldsmith

Kids of 88 won single of the Year 2009 and have been churning out the hits ever since. We love them and so do the Aussies... next it will be the USA! Good luck Jordan and Sam... the world needs your music more than 'just a little bit'!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Liz Hunter in OG Strand

Lawyer and mother of three Liz Hunter says she feels glamorous in her new Oliver Goldsmith 'Strand', with lenses tailored to her prescription. When she arrived home with them her husband was so impressed, he came in the next day to get his own pair of OGs!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's Not Too Unusual...

Here's Tom Brown (not to be mistaken for Tom Jones) looking very suave in his new wooden Beausoleils. The wood/acetate blend gives these frames a very unique look and feel, while the shape is an instant classic.

Watch out Tom, you'll be getting some bras thrown at you when you wear these!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get The Look #5 - Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, 1965

Top to bottom: 'Cosby', 'Corban' and 'Riley' from Claire Goldsmith's Legacy collection.

(Click picture to enlarge.)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Woodn't say no to a pair of these...

We have increased our range of the latest wooden designs from Beausoleil due to popular demand. These beautiful frames are made of 70% acetate and 30% wood pulp so they look and feel like wood but have the benefit of being durable, scratch resistant and adjustable. They’re elegant and beautifully made but most importantly, they’re different! Available at both High St and Teed St.