WOOW Last Call Optical: vibrant colors and Summer vibes
Finally! Here comes the sun! It has been more than a month of crazy cold weather. It really seemed more November than May.. the horrible weather didn’t stop us though and we managed to shoot this lovely frame by WOOW eyewear (WOOW website here).
You already saw WOOW on my blog several times (here, here and here): I fell in love with this French brand a couple of years ago in Silmo and since then we have never stopped collaborating.
Today I want to present you this super cute pair of eyeglasses: the design and shape is simple, but the colors are definitely WOW!
WOOW is famous for its vibrant colors and clear gaps and this one here is the perfect example: purple, green, red and pink are mixed together to pop out when the lights hits the acetate. The result is that these opticals are never the same: the colors keeps changing, getting brighter and darker depending on the time of the day.
Last, but not least, the clear gap on the frontal part of these eyeglasses make them a show-stipping piece.
Discover more about “Last Call” the frame I’m wearing here
And visit WOOW official website here
NEW VIDEO with Christopher Cloos Danish Eyewear: never-ending classic
I’m super happy to finally share with you this project which I loved from the very end.
Christopher Cloos team got in touch with Stefano and in March and we decided to do together something special, something different than the usual shooting. I always try to show, behind every shooting, that it isn’t just about eyewear: a pair of glasses is the cherry on the top of a wider atmosphere.
Your frame is your business card: it is place on your face and it stands out as soon somebody meets your eyes.
Eyewear is a tool to express yourself and to convey a message.
A video is the best way to show how eyewear can tell a story and can be the real protagonist.
Christopher Cloos collection is full of classy and classical pieces and it was very difficult to pick one. I chose the PASSABLE model in color ESPRESSO. It is such a Breakfast a Tiffany’s pair of glasses! Great shape and fitting, timeless design and a deep tortoise color.
The location of the video is my hometown: it is a combination of historical and new architecture, Italian vibes and a pinch of romanticism!
I hope more projects like this are coming and I think you are gonna love this one!
Visit Christopher Cloos website here and discover the collection!
Behind My Glasses for Christopher Cloos Eyewear - YouTube
Video by Luca Pinter
A special thanks goes to my friend Francesca for helping a lot!
Mokki eyewear: from Norway with love at Copenhagen Specs
It may seem out of place to post something so winter-ish in May, but, believe me guys, nothing has ever been so approriate.
I’m looking outside my window while I’m writing this and there’s fresh snow on the mountains sorrounding my town. No, they are not high mountains, they are more like high and rocky hills.
The weather in Italy is so crazy lately and shooting new frames is mental!
Anyway, talking about shooting frames… I want to share with you the last collaboration we worked on while in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Specs.
The brand is Mokki I’m talking about this week and it comes from Norway. Mokki was established in Oslo 25 year ago and now it’s one of the biggest eyewear brands in Northen Europe.
While in Copenhagen, I chose to shoot this round oversize frame from the latest Mokki collection. At first sight, it may seem a plain pair of black sunglasses, but, thanks to a couple of smart design details a simple frame becomes a unique piece of art.
The detail I like the most is the creamy edge: it brightens up the frame and your skin too. Then I adore the 70s inspires design, such a trend these days. Last, but not least, the combination between acetate and metal on the temples balances perfectly the structure and makes the frontal part to stand out.
Talking about the lenses, I love the gradient effect!
Just as a footnote: Mokki also makes super cute sunnies for kids!
Visit Mokki website here
and this is the frame that I’m wearing!
Falvin Rose Gold 24k Eyeglasses: my second shooting during Copenhagen Specs
Finally I can show you one of my favourite shootings ever! I took the pictures in my hotel room in Copenhagen, during my staying for Copenhagen Specs. White bed sheets and silk were the best to accompany this frame. Simplicity was the key word for this particular project and I did my best to make the glasses to stand out in such a intimate and romantic place. This is definitely something different for me, but I had fun doing it.
I want to introduce you to Falvin: you have probably already seen me wearing this Danish brand on my Instagram profile but it’s the first time I introduce it it to you properly.
Brigitte Falvin launched her brand at Silmo Parins in 2015 and won the very same year the SILMO d’Or award.
The combination of Danish design, Japanese craftsmanship and precious materials made her reach the top of eyewear luxury brands.
I was super happy to shoot this particular model: it is made in full titanium plated in rose gold and its shape is classy and pure perfection.
Have you noticed the triangular gap on the upper corners of the frontal part? I simply love these kind o details that make a design a little piece of art.
In general the frame is very delicate and light weight and it fits nearly every face shape. The nose pads are adjustable and so even an Asia fitting might work!
Let me know what you think about these lovely eyeglasses!
Anyway, talking about this precise frame: it is an acetate + metal pair of eyeglasses in tortoise and pink.
The combination is stunning, I can assure! The softness of the matte metal mixed with the grey-ish polished acetate creates a romantic allure to this opticals.
Talking about the shape, look at it carefully: it may seem a normale round pair of glasses with a light cat-eye edge… however, the upper frontal part is characterized by very sharp angles that make it more detailed and sophisticated. Definitely something that you might not notice at first sight, but you are definitely going to remember!
It isn’t the first time that you see this brand on my blog. I shot a fantastic pair of Naoned spectacle last Spring (see more here): it is one of my most loved post and I couldn’t be happier to keep collaborating with this French brand also for 2019.
As you can read in the title, this is only the first post/shooting of many to come (#staytuned)!
Now, let’s move on his particular shape!
it’s a round/slightly cat-eyed frame with double acetate. I chose it for the contrast between the creamy color – very bright and pop – and the more classic light tortoise.
I think the combination recalls a lot the animalier trend that is so popular at the moment!
Shooting in Copenhagen: our first collaboration with Dusseldorf Eyewear
I’m super happy to introduce you to the special project we did while in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Specs (see more here). Copenhagen is such a good location for shootings, and the venue of the fair is one of them: the Lokomotivværkstedet – a more than 100 years old train repair shop.
So, what we did was getting in touch with brands at the fair and organize a couple of shootings around the location. We did a total of three amazing collaborations (stay tuned!) and we are super proud of the result.
The Lokomotivværkstedet was perfect for Dusseldorf Eyewear!
Dusseldorf Eyewear is a German, urban and hot brand where metal and acetate are combined to always create something unexpected!
It was difficult to choose just one model to shoot! However I’m super proud of this one.
I chose a classy pair of metal eyeglasses in gold and black. The shape is simple, but the color combination enhaces the beauty of this piece.
Last, but not least, these spectacles are super comfortable to wear and are perfect to match every outfit.
Our third year at Copenhagen Specs was great. Stefano and I are big fan of this fair: first of all because of Morten Gammelmark, CEO and creator of the event, who’s such a smart and kind man! Second because of its coziness: Copenhagen Specs is a smaller fair – smaller compared to MIDO, Silmo and Opti- dedicated to independent brands only! Everybody know each other, like a village full of nice people, and that’s one of the sides that I like the most. Plus, the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable.
Overviewing a little bit the numbers, this year Copenhagen Specs counted 77 exhibitors 1076 visitors from 18 different countries… not bad! Not bad at all!
For the 2019 edition joined in also the contact lenses and the machinery industry.
The more the better! Don’t you think?
Last, but not least,Copenhagen Specs is officially part of Silmo Family! I’m more than curious to see how this partnership is going to develop… for sure, it’s gonna be great!