Earlier this month our very own Selima Salaun was honored to represent the luxury eyewear industry at the Initiative of Art & Culture's 14th annual fashion conference entitled "One of a Kind," which focused on celebrating the extraordinary individuality, integrity, and innovation in fashion.
Selima was a key speaker at the Main Event: "A discussion on Accessories" panel and was in the company of Maria Cornejo, Erin Beatty, Mary McFadden, Nicole Phelps, Robert Lees Morris, Valerie Steele and Tracey Reese, among others. She spoke on the history of our company, what drives her and why the idea of something truly "one of a kind" will always have an unbeatable resonance in the marketplace.
Among the discussion was the goal of addressing "what makes something one of a kind" while looking back at fashion history and considering the contributions of iconic individuals playing critical roles in defining modern fashion.
Following the event conference attendees were treated to receptions at both Robert Lee Morris and Selima Optique Soho where the inspirational topics of the day had revelers in a festive mood.
Watch as the ever so gracious Garance Doré bids Style.com readers a happy holiday season in her Selima Optique Virginie frames alongside designers (Jen Kao, Vika Gazinskaya, and Michelle Elie), bloggers (Susie Bubble), stylist Giovanna Battaglia, and Barneys’ senior fashion director Tomoko Ogura!
Mr. Muhammad Aman was so delighted by his freshly delivered John frames from yours truly that him and his friend set about to create this wonderful assortment of snapshots highlighting the frames -which they so graciously shared with us. Shot at Kuwait's Avenues Mall by Mr. Aman's friend, Muhammad Taqi Ashkanani, they make for dashing photos to say the least. Mr. Aman works in telecommunications in Kuwait and enjoys photography & art and by the looks of it, has quite the sartorial eye too.
Our friends & stockists at Brooklyn's Beautiful Dreamers produced these images featuring our sunglasses that we found so wonderful, we couldn't resist sharing them! Above, our Theo sunglasses in tortoise.
And above, the Victor with a contrasting racing stripe
Visit Beautiful Dreamers online and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 326 Wythe Avenue
You've been waiting and now the moment is here; the CHAD, CHAD II and MONEY II are all back in-stock(being meticulously crafted takes time and makes production all the more limited...)and are on their way to stockists, Selima Optique stores and online at SelimaOptique.com -Take advantage, they go fast!
Looking back at this image from a circa 2003 issue of The New York Times Magazine almost 10 years after its release, one of the strongest points that comes to mind is the enduring style of well designed gear. Nothing any of the models are wearing here would look out of place or out of style today -her Selima Optique sunglasses included!
As a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Selima Optique was invited to join a group holiday themed board on Pinterest to help inspire & get you in the holiday spirit. From vintage snaps of New York City to festive fashion and holiday decor, you can see what your favorite designers from the CFDA have put together here.
Meet Paper Magazine's Mickey Boardman as he gives the New York Times a tour of his colorful Nolita abode in a pair of Selima Optique Arni frames here. You can shop the Arni at select stockists, Selima Optique stores and online at SelimaOptique.com
Bryan Smith, senior editor and the primary feature writer at Chicago Magazine, wrote a first-hand account about receiving his own pair of Chad sunglasses. And even though the Chad remains one of our best-sellers, his article marks the first mention of the style in a periodical while exploring the game-changing possibilities that our Chads elicit on the wear...
Our trunkshow with New Jersey's Elegant Eyes to celebrate the Selima for June Ambrose collection was just named a 2012 highlight for 20/20 magazine's 'Hall of Frames.' Which, by the way, happened to be not only a truly fun event, but also a highly successful one too!
We've given you a little preview (above) of Selima's recent interview with Sunglasses Magazine, but to learn more, follow this link to discover even more about our founder & designer and what goes into making a pair of our luxury frames.
Fashion darling Garance Dorérecently suggested a truly covetable & ultra rare pair of vintage Persol aviator sunglasses from Selima's vast collection as a smart find during the holiday gift giving season. They are available by special order at our Bond st. location along with scores of other lust-worthy finds. Please call 212-677-8487 for more info.
Our Bond st. location and Virgins, Saints & Angels, one of the independent jewelry labels they carry, put together this colorful, energetic video to highlight the goods and the glasses available in-store.
Visit Bond 07 at 7 Bond st, NYC 10012 to preview the range