Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Saluting the Ultimate Adventurers

The saying 'the end result is rarely more important than the road travelled to get there' couldn't ring more true for our friend and adventurer Hubert Kriegel, who also happens to be the inspiration behind our classic Hubert frames.

And as Friday marked the anniversary of Amelia Earhart becoming the first woman to fly non-stop across the United States, we think of Hubert on his own 'Timeless Ride' as he documents his blazing travels around the world at

Follow his fantastic voyage around the world in a side car motorcycle as he explores locales with conditions from the extreme to the serene and spot him in his Hubert glasses with gorgeous photos to illustrate his epic journeys.

Skating across frozen lake Baikal

Spiriting above the Arctic Circle

Riding through Paso Socompa, Andes

Hubert rolls through Bolivia in his signature frames with captivated onlookers to cheer him on...

If you meet Hubert on his journey, say hello from us! You can also support his adventures with generous donations of fuel and equipment here.

Vintage Eye: Archival Sunglasses in Numero, September

Vintage sunglasses from Selima's archive made an appearance in the September issue of Numero paired with pieces from Miu Miu's 70's inspired fall collection. Similar styles available at Selima Optique stores and through special order.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Slices of Inspiration: Richard Prince 1982

While the style of the sunglasses featured above are on the more classic side and leave little for the imagination in terms of inspiration, this early 80's image captured by celebrated artist Richard Prince speaks volumes on the instant mood enhancing benefits of a great pair of dark tinted frames.

Selima Spotting: Griffin Dunne in Mike Glasses

The handsome and immensely talented Actor, Producer and Director Griffin Dunne in his signature Selima Optique Mike frames. Portrait by Leslie Hassler.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Calling All Fans of Our Chad Sunglasses

Are you rarely seen without your Selima Optique Chad sunnies? 

We're putting together a tribute to those best-sellers & want to see you in yours! Go ahead, make our day and send us your shots to Media @

Throwback Thursday: Louis Vuitton Ads, 1998

Back in 1998 our Harley frames made a guest appearance in Louis Vuitton's campaign & catalogs and to this day, we have to say they still look quite current... 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Vintage Eye: Rare 80's Casanova Frames

From Casanova, makers of truly original, beautifully crafted eyewear known for whimiscal, often out-of-this-world designs come a couple of rare gems from Selima's own never ending vintage archive.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Specs Appeal: Emilie Trekking the Egyptian Desert

From the Egyptian desert comes a fantastic photo of Emilie in her Amanda sunglasses -oh how we love fan photos!

And we'd love to see you in your Selima Optique pieces, anywhere around the world you may be! Don't be shy, share away with us at Media @

Hoffman Horn Trunkshow 8.23.12 at Selima Optique Soho

Join Selima Optique Soho this Thursday for a special trunkshow from Hoffman Horn, purveyors of quality frames featuring beautiful and unique horn patterns for over 30 years.

Kevin Cranston from Hoffman Horn will be on hand to guide you through the latest collection and service all of your custom eyewear needs. 

What: Hoffman Horn Trunkshow  

Where: Selima Optique Soho at 59 Wooster st.

When: August 23rd from 4 to 9pm  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Selima at The Cools Jamboree

Here, Selima discusses her eponymous line of eyewear at The Cools Jamboree held this past June with the video's intro featuring her daughter Zoe...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Throwback Thursday: The New York Times, Nov. 1993

A blast from the past and one of our first spots in the media, a 1993 editorial from The New York Times that miraculously looks quite contemporary to this day!

Just In: Meet Felicia and Maya

We are proud to announce two new additions to our line for you to consider just in time for the new season ahead!

And with the current print trend continuing to gain momentum, the Felicia (above), comes in three options to suit any outfit and mood.

Then there's the Maya which boasts subtle sculptural curves and comes in four hues from classic navy to a bold neon green crystal for those 'who want to see & be seen' as we like to say...

Selima Optique at Vision Expo West 2012

With Vision Expo West less than a month away, the Selima Optique team is looking forward to seeing everyone this season! If you are planning on paying Vegas a visit, take note that you can find us at booth #G21016

Friday, August 10, 2012

Selima Spotting: Christina Hendricks in Anouk Glasses

Actress Christina Hendricks, best known for saucy character Joan on AMC's Mad Men, punctuated her sheer lace blouse with Selima Optique Anouk glasses at a Hollywood Foreign press luncheon -purchased at L.A's Gogosha Optique

August is Eye Exam Month

With the new work & school season ahead take note that August is eye exam month! Put your best foot forward from the start with proper prescription frames. And if you are in the NYC area, don't forget that our Soho outpost takes appointments Tuesday & Friday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Color and Love From Selima Optique

As this vivid photo from a past catalog displays, Selima Optique has always been about glorious color...

Vintage Eye: 80's Era Gianni Versace Sunglasses

From the 80's comes one pair of ultra-cool takes on shield sunglasses from Gianni Versace in a warm amber hue that boast a braided top for textural interest, making them certain to elicit onlookers to take a second look...

Available for special order through our archive and online at V+M

Slices of Inspiration: 1950's Jeweled Reader-Sunglasses

From the 1950's come these genius Paulette Guinet glasses that while opulent in finishing, also do double duty while serving as both optical readers and sunglasses by wearing them reversed. Talk about smart, efficient design with a harmonious, beautiful outcome that goes far beyond the idea of statement making frames.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy 84th Birthday Andy Warhol

Happy 84th birthday to the late, forever inspiring Andy Warhol who also happens to be a main inspiration behind our Andy frames -pictured, a previous window from our Soho shop paid homage to the artist this past spring.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Custom Sunglasses from Selima Optique

L.A's eyewear guru Julia Gogosha-Clark shows off custom Adri-O sunglasses from yours truly in melon & cream. Can't find the right pair for you? Don't fret as we offer custom services just for you! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Selima Spotting: Jacquelyn in her Zia Frames

Nothing makes us happier than seeing people in Selima Optique! Here, Jacquelyn dons our forever classic Zia sunglasses... send us your snaps in your favorite S.O frames, we'd love to see them!

Throwback Thursday: Marni Giannotti for Selima Optique

From the late 90's comes this colorful snap from a past Selima Optique advert shot by Marni Giannotti featuring a pair of frames that look in-style to this day if we do say so ourselves!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Endless Inspiration Via Pinterest

From art to eyewear to awe-inspiring pictures of all kinds, you're certain to find something that'll catch your eye on our official Pinterest page today -happy pinning!