Thursday, January 31, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Harper's Bazaar 2005

The classic Onassis, with its sleek oversized wrap frame, made for a dashing addition to this dapper look as seen in Harper's Bazaar circa 2005.

How Have You Gone Green in 2013?

It's the end of the first month of 2013, the year of the color emerald green -a hue known to bring good luck, how have you incorporated the color your own way? Of course, you can't blame us for suggesting a new pair of frames as the way to go, just look at the Andy & Frederic above. They allow for an easily uplifting flash of color that's on mark without straying too far from your comfort zone. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Shop Selima Optique in Mexico City at Dr. York

We are proud to announce that you can now find Selima Optique at Dr. York, one of Mexico City's top optical destinations.

Visit Dr. York at Alvaro Obregon 187 b Col Roma, 06700 Mexico City, Mexico

Selima Optique at Lauren Moffat Spring 2013

Congrats to Lauren Moffatt on the launch of her debut swimwear line whose lookbook features the Colette, Dorian & Zazou sunglasses from Selima Optique as seen at her Spring 2013 presentation.
Above, the Dorian in champagne
Above, the Colette in white 

Slices of Inspiration: Irving Penn 1939

A little inspiration from Irving Penn circa 1939, Optician's window, New York City.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday: The Rima in W Magazine

This image from the March 2007 issue of W magazine featuring our Rima sunglasses has us longing for the beach on this chilly day...

Discover the Rima in-stores & online

Sucre Sale at 357 Bleecker Street

Stop by Sucre, our West Village location as their seasonal sale has just begun with prices up to 75% off of must-have accessories, clothing and gear at 357 Bleecker st.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Selima Salaun Interview, BFM Business France

Recently, Selima Salaun had the honor of meeting with BFM France's Sabrina Quagliozzi for an in-depth interview that touched on the company's roots, vision of Selima Optique, Selima's inspirations, goals & more. 

From the growing children's market, to the year's fascination with cat-eyes to our humble beginnings in Soho as the neighborhood's first & only optical shop, the segment takes in our company's rich 20 year(almost there!) history while contemplating the future.

Highlights included Quagliozzi's surprise at the fact that when celebrities wear our glasses, they are wearing them on their own account, not due to any form of courting along with the fact that she refers to Selima as the 'Queen of eyewear.' A compliment that couldn't make us any more proud of Selima!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Just In: Announcing the New 'Candy Collection'

Introducing the new Selima Optique 'Candy Collection' featuring our best-selling Andy & Claire frames available in a sweet range of four hues.

Handmade in Italy, the collection debuts with a limited time offer at price-points that
 suggest the idea of collecting all four to easily add a jolt of color to your everyday repertoire. 

Visit the following links to discover all four shades: view the Andy, and the Claire

The Andy, in tangerine

The Claire, in green

Slices of Inspiration: Jasper Johns The Critic Sees

Over a weekend getaway to Philly, S.O team member Lulu stopped by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and took in artist Jasper Johns The Critic Sees series, which was initially intended as a response to a pesky critic. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Rosemarie Trockel at The New Museum

Plans in NYC this weekend? We suggest checking out The New Museum's extraordinary multi-media Rosemarie Trockel exhibition housed on three floors, as it bows Jan. 20th.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Eyewear Obsessions: Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013

Leave it to Viktor & Rolf's Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren (two idiosyncratic designers known to place components of their own personal style on their men's runway) to make their love of spectacles even more known by placing eyeglass prints on a pair of jeans and a knit pullover for Fall 2013.

Throwback Thursday: '24's' Audrey Raines in the Tetsuya

Remember '24?' The dramatic and gripping program that played the dynamics of suspense to the fullest degree in the oughts? We were hooked on the show and the fact that lead character Audrey Raines(actress Kim Raver) wore Selima Optique's Tetsuya frames throughout (as seen above & below) made it all the more favorable.

Shop the Tetsuya now...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Selima Salaun Interviewed by the

Miriam Driot of talks with Selima on a range of topics from her childhood spent in Tunisia, to her favorite books, to what luxury means to her today and much more at

Photo taken at the studios of French craftsmen while creating a pair of Selima Optique frames.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Selima Salaun Interviewed for Elle Japan

Our very own Selima Salaun was recently interviewed by a division of Japanese Elle(starts at 10:30) on her namesake line which was featured alongside some great New York fashion destinations...

Selima Spotting: Bebe Woods at the Peoples Choice Awards

Celebrating the success of her hit television show 'The New Normal,' pint-sized actress Bebe Woods topped off her colorful ensemble with a pair of Selima for Crewcuts frames at the recent People's Choice Awards.

Wall Street Journal: Starting the New Year with Considered Style

It's a new year, time for a new look? The Wall St. Journal's Steve Garbarino spells out his sartorial goals for the year while taking cues from Marcello Mastroianni & "Swifty" Lazar in our Angel frames when faced with the necessity of wearing optical lens, stating: 

'I may be making a spectacle of myself, but that's the point: Geeky fat black glasses, deceptively suave, are the revenge of the nerds.' Read the entire article here(trust us, it's worth reading!).

Shop the Angel online now...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Knicks vs. The Celtics 1.7.13

This past Monday night Selima and members of our team headed to see the New York Knicks play the Boston Celtics and although the home team we were rooting was defeated, it was as you can imagine quite an intensely fun evening and marked Selima's first ever game!

And, Selima post game!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Selima Optique at D&A January 6-8

Heading to D&A? Then be sure to stop by our booth and peruse Spring/Summer options!