Monday, April 30, 2012

Selima for June Ambrose, Ok! Magazine April 2012

Super stylist & Selima Optique collaborator June Ambrose recently made a splash in the latest issue of Ok! Magazine where she shared some style-minded bon-mots alongside a pair of her Selima for June Ambrose Hi Brow sunglasses, on newsstands now!

Vintage Eye: Our Vintage Archive on

Iconic eyewear from 60's era Courreges

Over the weekend included a feature on our ever expanding range of collectible vintage eyewear as a part of their month long series on the world of vintage opticals today.

Visit to check out the post & we hope you enjoy these quick pics we snapped of some of our own top choices from our archives.

Rare, oversized statement making frames from Silhouette

Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses

Friday, April 27, 2012

Good News Alert: The Money 2 Frames Are Back!

For all of you who have been patiently waiting for the return of our best-selling Money 2 frames there's some good news just as the spring/summer season approaches -they'll be back in-stores & available online next week, stay tuned!

From Japan, Our Frames Made a Commercial Cameo

We'd like to think she's enjoying her Selima Optique Anastasia frames more than the sandwhich...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Selima Sun for J. Crew Spring 2012

Can you spot how many pairs of Selima Sun for J. Crew sunglasses are in the latest J. Crew catalog? Above, the Selima Sun for J. Crew 'Sophia' sunglasses make for the perfect topper to Altuzarra's striped nautical dress and for many a look throughout the company's latest catalog.

FYI: The Doctor is In!

The Soho Selima Optique crew is excited to announce that Dr. Wendy Marshall will now be in-store on Tuesdays & Fridays for all of your optical needs at 59 Wooster st -make your annual appointment with her today...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Slices of Inspiration: Lego Eyewear

Talk about taking fashions omnipresent color-block trend to a whole new level!

Take a cue from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (above & below) and Lynx Optique (bottom) and consider fashioning yourself a pair of frames composed of colorful blocks of Lego's for the ultimate in playful, statement making (however unfortunately vision obscuring) eyewear this season.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lenny Kravitz In Selima for Dusan

The team at our Paris branch was excited to share this promotional image from Lenny Kravitz featuring the musician once again in his Selima for Dusan Alexandra sunglasses. And of course, we're excited to share it with you too!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maricruz & More on Trend Optic

Our friends at TrendOptic ran another lovely feature on Selima Optique this week with Henrika and friend in our Maricruz & Hubert frames, which by the way look great! They were also kind enough to declare that we are "the best-kept secret of the hip, the smart and, of course, the savvy."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Vintage Eye: Courreges on Tales of Endearment

International fashion fixture and all around sweet girl about town Natalie Joos recently shared some colorful style shots of herself featuring a pair of vintage Courreges sunglasses from Selima's archive on her website Tales of Endearment -seriously, how cute is the picture below?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Opening Reception at Bond 07 4.11.12

Last night our Bond st. location played host in celebration of 'The London Collection,' a pop-up shop that runs through Sunday featuring over 500+ unworn & unique designer eyewear pieces from the likes of Gianfranco Ferre, Cazal, Dior, Paloma Picasso and more. Photographer Teddy Telles was on hand to shoot these fun party pics and all in all, a great time was had by those who attended!

 See all the event snaps here...

 Photos: Teddy Telles

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Introducing The London Collection: A Vintage Eyewear Pop-up at Bond 07

"The London Collection"
Curated by Kajal and Selima Salaun

Thursday April 12th to Saturday April 14th
at Bond 07 by Selima
For the vintage eyewear enthusiast-

As the provenance of vintage eyewear continues to gain momentum we are excited to debut an exclusive vintage eyewear pop-up shop this week at our Bond 07 location.

Featuring over 500 styles handpicked by Selima in partnership with Kajal, the collection boasts deluxe offerings from Christian Dior, Carrera, Gianfranco Ferre, Cazal & more for men and women with something for everyone at prices you won't be able to resist(starting at just $150)!

Covetable, collectible, unworn, and beautifully crafted, a curated selection of one-of-a-kind frames sourced in London lands exclusively in New York for a limited time only.

You can also reserve a Private Appointment
for Sunday April15th 
by emailing

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Selima Opticals at Christie's Auction of the Elizabeth Taylor Collection

Although it happened months ago, the Selima Optique crew was proud to see a pair of our frames and two others purchased at our stores take part in Christie's landmark online auction of select pieces from the estate of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Considered "the greatest collection of fashion" by Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie's America, the auction is considered to have been one of the most highly anticipated sales in history with a 100% sell through and marks
the most valuable collection of fashion ever offered as well as Christie's first online-only auction.

Known for an eagle's eye for all things ultra-luxe and well-crafted, Taylor's sartorial bravado signaled different periods of her life while inadvertently encapsulating the times through her remarkable personae. Fashions may come & go, and true, Taylor had many a remarkable shift herself, yet there's no denying that through the years, she undeniably amassed a collection that speaks endless volumes on the power & charisma of such an emblematic actress.

Above, 1993 Academy Awards with Irving (Swifty) Lazar, Elizabeth Taylor & Jack Nicholson captured by Richard Avedon.

Above, Lot 1814 featuring an embellished pair of Selima Optique frames as well as two other pairs purchased at Selima Optique shops.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Passover and Easter!

The Selima Optique team wish you & yours a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Project Glass: Eyewear Like You Never Imagined from Google

Earlier this week Google announced an intensive foray into melding internet based technologies with eyewear for a look at the world like we've never seen. Are you ready for instant messages, updates and newsfeeds right before your eyes? Some of us here aren't so sure we are...

And while the video above demonstrates the project with uncomplicated ease, the company is ready for your thoughts on what this means for you and what suggestions you may have in mind. In a Google+ post, members of Google stressed this as more of an experiment while also stating that "we think technology should work for you, be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't, we're sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input."

Stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Selima at EROTICA

Our stockist EROTICA put together this charming clip of Selima at a recent trunk show in Japan, enjoy!

Selima Optique Soho on TrendOptic

TrendOptic paid our Soho flagship a visit & shared some lovely pics with their audience here... 

Vintage Frames from Selima for Club Monaco

Club Monaco topped off this stylish look from their F/W 2012 lookbook with a pair of sunglasses from Selima's archive -you can find similar vintage styles at Selima Optique stores.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kid's Optical: Selima for Crewcuts on Luella

We love getting fan pics! Look how sweet Luella looks in a super-cool pint-sized moto jacket & her new Selima for Crewcuts Delancey sunnies...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just-In: Our New Sander Frames

Meet the sleek Sander, the latest addition to our eyewear range that comes in a variety of colors just for you...

Plus we've just received new colorways for our Cathy, Senior & Victor frames too!

News Flash: Selima for June Ambrose at Elegant Eyes

New Jersey residents, a delivery of our Selima for June Ambrose collection is on its way to Newark's Elegant Eyes at 875 Broad St. Newark, NJ 07102. Happy Shopping!

Selima Optique in Glamour, April 2012

From Glamour Mexico come two stylish shots featuring sunglasses from Selima Optique. Above, our Catherine frames and below, our Cathy frames.