Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guidelines to frame selection

We believe that optical frames and sunglasses are a reflection of personal taste and self expression. However, there are a few face-shape guidelines that we offer our clients to support the purchasing of new frames.

A round face has curvilinear lines with width and length in the same proportions and no angles. To make the face appear thinner and longer, try angular and narrow frames that length the face, and a clear bridge that will widen the eyes. Example: rectangular shape - suggestion below.

Salt - 'Langford'

The oval face is considered to be an idea shape because of its balanced proportions. The keep the oval's natural balance, look for frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face. Example: walnut shape - suggestion below.

Entourage of 7 - 'Bobby'

A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. To make the square face look longer and soften the angles, try narrow frame styles. Examples: oval shape - suggestion below.
Barton Perreira - 'Chelo'

Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jaw line, and check bones are often high and dramatic, To highlight eyes and bring emphasis the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines. Example: semi-rimless - suggestion below. 
Initium - 'The Clarvoyant'
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face, try frames that are heavily accented with colour and detailing on the top half. Example: cat-eye - suggestion below.

Dita - 'Svelte'

This face has a very side top third and small bottom third. To minimize the width at the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colours and materials. Example: rimless - suggestions below.

Gold & Wood - 'L04'

The oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line. To make the face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that have top-to-bottom depth, and decorative or contrasting temples, which add width to the face. Example: oversized - suggestion below.

Paul Frank - 'Tomorrow Noon'
Come by Gafas and let our frame specialists help you choose your next pair!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dita ROCKS the Grammys!

Celebrity's were in their finest attire at this years Grammy Awards, but it wasn't the tuxedos and gowns that grab my attention, it was the Dita invasion! It seemed like everyone and they're mother was wearing a pair. Actually, B.O.B. rocked two pairs, an optical frame - Dita's Statesman, and a pair of shades - Dita's Copious.


Bruno Mar's was also among the invaders, walking the red carpet in a pair of Dita Spectators. 

And last, but certainly not least, my favourite rocker, Lenny Kravitz brought sexy back in a pair of Dita Selectors. 

Come by Gafas' and check them out!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Get‘em while they're hot!

Gafas' has restocked the store with all new styles from Dita, Salt, Paul FrankMarc Jacobs, Carrera, Gucci, and Dior!

Come on in and check them out!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrity Style: Usher

Hopefully you had a chance to catch the Grammys on Sunday night because it was a force to be reckoned with. From the fashion to the performances, everything was extraordinary. One performance in particular was quite the spectacle; collaboration between Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, and Usher.

Usher’s portion was full of Sergeant Pepper inspired outfits and Michael Jackson inspired dance moves, and of course, sunglasses!

Usher wore Mykita’s infamous Franz, which were made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City 2.

And guess what? Gafas' has them in both colours!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The entourage has arrived!

If you’re looking for a new pair of glasses and you’ve got a specific style in mind – something geek-chic, but not overly dramatic – then look no further, Entourage of 7’s 2011 collection is just that! The new line offers a variety of classic shapes in a multitude of sizes and colours.

With the unique capacity to invoke the imagination, E7 is truly an alternative to label branded eyewear. All frames are made in Japan and the quality shows – using only the best materials such as beta titanium and Japanese acetates.

Check them out...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Celebrity Style: is known for his unique sense of style, especially his choice of sunglasses, which are an accessory he hardly forgets.

This year the Black Eyed Peas are rocking the stage during halftime at Super Bowl XLV and the promotional photography used for the event features in a pair of vintage Carrera sunglasses.

Can you guess where I’m going with this? If you answered with “Gafas got them” then you would be a winner! We have two pairs of the Carrera 5556s available in different colours – black and brown.

Stop by and check out these and all of our vintage sunglasses at the Kings of Past pop-up shop in Gafas!

Celebrity Style: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian rocks Dita's Marseilles sunglasses and guess what? Gafas has them, in three different colours!

And when Kim has a few minutes to spare, she's patenting kisses! Yes, you heard me correctly... PATENTING KISSES! And you can too!

Harlequin recently launched a new campaign called The Kiss - "At Harlequin, we've decided we must apply for a patent for the kiss to ensure it's around for future generations to enjoy. We're officially preserving The Essential Romantic Kiss for all persons, everywhere, to promote the art of kissing, and help romance flourish."

The online tool allows you to create your perfect kiss and enter it into a contest to win a trip to Las Vegas! Check out Kim's kiss and all the others here;

I realize this has nothing to do with eyewear, but I had to share; the tool is so much fun! My personal favourite is the West Queen West Kiss.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The ‘snooks’ are in the house!

Despite all the overindulgence and crazy antics of the Jersey Shore I can’t help myself - it’s like gazing into a fire, you just can’t stop! So as soon as I saw the new collection of Christian Dior sunglasses I immediately wanted to call Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki. The 2011 collection is a combination of oversized acetate frames and embellished aviators; a meatballs dream! Specifically this pair…

These shades were destined to rest on the beautifully bronzed face of Snooki and if she’s out there reading this, here is my proposal…

Dear Nicole,

Let’s party. I’d like to think that you and I would get along famously – I’ve got a strong fist pump and a talent for finding the perfect gorilla, juice-head! If that isn’t enticing enough, I’ll bribe you with a sweet pair of shades!

Jessica Rowen aka JRow