Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bobbi Brown Wears Our Alabama's in T Magazine, Feb. 2012

Make-up guru Bobbi Brown wears her Alabama specs from Selima Optique in this month's T Magazine- discover the Alabama today.

Discover 50 Years of American Fashion with the CFDA at F.I.T

If you're in the New York area from now until April 17th we strongly suggest a visit to the CFDA's retrospective show IMPACT at F.I.T.

As educational as it is inspiring, the exhibition celebrates 50 years of the CFDA and what it has done for American fashion as a whole.

For more info visit

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just In: Three New Styles from Selima for June Ambrose

Selima Optique is excited to announce the debut of three must-have sunglasses designed in collaboration with celebrity & fashion stylist June Ambrose.

As Ambrose often tends to punctuate her own personal looks with statement making eyewear, it comes as no surprise that her own range of sunglasses boast a hyper stylish yet unexpected shape in a range of covetable colors.

Available in-store & online, consider them an ultra-chic way to update your look for the spring/summer season ahead.


Pictured on Ambrose above, the Chance frame is sure to uplift any look with their distinctive contrasting hued features that give off a cool tompe l'oeil effect.

Hi Brow
Add a dose of surreal sculptural flair to your repertoire with the Hi Brow's for a look that's certain to make you a standout amongst any crowd from uptown to downtown & all around.


 A hybrid take on the classic aviator, the Summer frame updates the style with an oversized silhouette that makes for the perfect starting point when wanting an all-out, style enhancing signature pair of shades.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thank You for Your Support Friends & Fans!

We wanted to thank all of you that came by our Bond st. shop to participate in our 'See the World' project, we look forward to sharing all the great pics we got with you and our fans! Above is a preview, the rest is coming soon...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Francois Nars in our Chad Opticals

Make-up maestro Francois Nars has been spotted all over town in our Chad frames which he wears as an optical frame and he looks quite dashing above in them at a recent event for Nars with Daphne Guiness.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Celebrate Your Frames with a Portrait Session at Selima Optique Noho

We know how much you love your frames and you know how much we care about our clientele!

So if you're in the Noho area this Saturday please join us for a fun special event and have your picture taken in a pair of your favorite frames from Selima Optique. If you own a pair, bring them! If not, we will have our collection available for you to model.

(It will look similar to the picture of Selima on the above, just to give you an idea -best of all, it should only take a few minutes!)

What: Please join us this Saturday from 11am to 7pm at our Bond st location to have your portrait taken by the Selima crew for our 'See The World' project we are launching within the next month.
Where: Bond 07 by Selima Optique at 7 Bond St. Nyc 10012

When: Saturday, February 25th

From - 11am to 7pm

*You will receive a digital copy that we will also be sharing with our online audience

Selima Optique | 7 Bond St. New York NY 10012
P: 212.677.8487 |

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Our Evan Sunglasses in Instinct Magazine, Feb. 2012

Although our Evan frames are versatile enough for year-round wear, this spread from Instinct magazine they were recently featured in has us longing for days on the beach!

Available in four colors, shop our Evan frames today 

Voting for the 2012 Cribsie Awards has just begun!

Selima Optique for Crewcuts is proud to have been nominated for a Cribsie Award -voting just began and ends March 16th!

Visit to cast your vote today

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Slices of Inspiration: Peggy Guggenheim's Bold Optical Choices

Although she contributed much more to the world of art than she did sartorially, there's something quite evocative of the shield art patron Peggy Guggenheim used her signature bold sunglasses for.

Not one who considered herself a great beauty, Guggenheim made a statement with daring, oversized spectacles that had an overtly surreal quality to them while shedding a new light on the allure of unexpected eyewear.

Designed by American artist Edward Melcarth expressly for Guggenheim, her sunglasses capitalized on her place in the art world by making her appear larger than life while giving her a sense of security and a stylish punctuation point.

And while our own range of frames tend to veer on the more subtle & classical(but yes, we do love bright colors too!), there's inspiration to be found here on the power and accessibility of finding the right frame for you that elicits exactly the kind of statement you are going for.

Check out this series of biographical videos on Peggy Guggenheim, one of modern art's most important and thoroughly fascinating figures below.

Vintage Eye: 80's Graphic Gold Silhouette Sunglasses

With quirky, statement making shapes with a vaguely retro feel making quite a splash on the Spring runways come these gold sculptural 80's era frames from Silhouette that are certain to lift your sartorial spirits while keeping you stylishly ahead of the game. 
80's Silhouette Sunglasses, available at our Bond St. location and by special order worldwide.
Contact us for more info.

Duncan Quinn in Selima Optique on

Bespoke suit specialist Duncan Quinn was recently profiled on looking perfectly dapper in his signature, custom made tortoiseshell frames from Selima Optique. Read the full article here.

Quinn with his tortoiseshell frames handmade in France stated that they are ``timeless,'' -and are respected for their durability.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Selima Optique's Valentine's Day Playlist

With Valentine's Day upon us, the team at Selima Optique has compiled a playlist of some of our favorite songs to help you celebrate the day with your loved ones & those closest to you. Enjoy!

Hortense Ellis "I'm Still in Love"

Connan Mockasin "Forever Dolphin Love"

Kate Bush "Hounds of Love"

Sade "Kiss of Life"

Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers"

Nu Shooz "I Can't Wait"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Selima Salaun in Impact: The New Book from the CFDA

As a companion to IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA, a retrospective show at The Museum at FIT from February 10 through April 17, 2012, the CFDA has just released a glorious tome looking back at the history of it's members.

Selima Optique is proud to have been included amongst some of America's most notariable talents in this must-have book.

A preview of Impact

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gesine in her Mike frames in German Magazine 'Myself'

Loyal Selima Optique client Gesine was kind enough to share this shoot for German magazine 'Myself' with us as the stylist let her wear her own Mike frames as they looked the best and she goes on to mention us and how she chooses which frames to wear when, in the interview. 

Selima Sun for J.Crew: This Week's Discovery

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Selima Optique for Crewcuts Nominated for 2012 Cribsie Award

We are proud to announce that Selima Optique for Crewcuts was nominated for a 2012 Cribsie Award, voting begins in 12 days at

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Selima Optique in Nylon Magazine, February 2012

Our Nicolas frames were featured in Nylon magazine's latest issue regarding the ubiquitous round frame trend of the past few seasons.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Selima Sun for J.Crew, The New York Times- February 2012

Just launched, our line of Selima Sun for J.Crew frames was featured on the New York Times today online & in print!

CFDA for OpenSky: Including Selima Optique & more...

Today the Council of Fashion Designers of America launched an exclusive partnership with online shopping market allowing it's members to purchase accessories from rotating CFDA members. Boasting select pieces & exclusives from Albertus Swanepoel, Diane von Furstenberg, House of Waris, Selima Optique and Fallon, there's destined to be something special for everyone.

Steven Kolb, chief executive of the CFDA told Women's Wear Daily that “one of the most exciting elements of this partnership is that it gives us the opportunity to both showcase and help support the many talented designers we work with by bringing them to a whole new audience of shoppers.”

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