Sunday, January 22, 2012

Anna McCarthy in SALT 'Clark'

You don't become sales manager for a clothing label unless you have a great sense of style. So when Anna McCarthy of surf label Rusty needed a new pair of glasses, she aptly chose the SALT 'Clark' in Black Tortoise. 

This bold classic is distinctive enough to stand out in the crowd, yet versatile enough to suit any outfit in Anna's trendy wardrobe.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Albert, Lukas, Lawrence and Oscar Kightley

New Idea, January 9th 2012 (Click to enlarge).
Oscar's character Albert wears Martin & Martin 'Lukas' (Left),
while Oscar himself wears Zero G 'Lawrence' (Right).

With the upcoming premiere of Sione's 2 this month, we felt it would be fitting to do a feature on the talented actor, writer and comedian Oscar Kightley. A few months back, Oscar's character Albert was in need of some new glasses for the much awaited sequel to Sione's Wedding. Here at MHPE we were given the privilege to work alongside Oscar and costume designer Kirsty Cameron in choosing a new pair of frames for Albert.

Martin & Martin 'Lukas' was the winning frame - an angular, bold number in Black with Crystal temples, which compliments the sensible character of Albert and looks very smart when teamed with a suit and tie.

Oscar Kightley in Martin & Martin 'Lukas'

As Michael is now Oscar's optometrist, we were more than happy to sort out Oscar with some glasses of his own, too. Out of the spotlight, Oscar now wears the Zero G 'Lawrence' in Black surgical-grade titanium - one of the toughest, most flexible and lightweight metals available for eyewear. It's a different look for Oscar, but we think it suits him just as well.

Oscar in his own Zero G 'Lawrence'

Sione's 2 comes out on the 19th of January and we can't wait to see it. We plan to don our best jandals and head along to the premiere. Hopefully we'll see Oscar there in his new Zero Gs!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Daniel Thurston in Oliver Goldsmith 'Berwick'

A fun pair of sunnies can brighten up any dreary day. Just ask Daniel Thurston. He chose the legendary Oliver Goldsmith 'Berwick' in Black & White to last him through the summer, come rain or shine. This unique take on the aviator was originally designed for Prince Charles in 1980, but it was Princess Diana who wore it and made it famous.

You can't go wrong with frames endorsed by Princess Di, whose fashion sense was as unexpected and enduring as the grim weather forecast of late. And what better way to celebrate this wet English summer we're having than with sunglasses fit for the royals themselves?

Great choice Daniel, you pull these off with pizzazz!