Saturday, December 22, 2012

SELIMA New York-Optique, Boutique, Millinery

7 Bond Street, NYC


Founded by entrepreneur Selima Salaun-Selima Optique's collections of sophisticated and  glamorous eyeglass frames have given the gift of style and clear sight to loads of celebs, designers...and regular folks.
Recently, we got a glimpse of some of the fashion forward frames for sale---at her eponymous boutique on 7 Bond Street NYC- (there's eight in all...and also available at select retail outlets worldwide-as well as online).

The retro-ish frames are in fun colors-solid and multiple--- with names inspired by 1950's and 60's French cultural stars.

The highly individualized frames actually go through a multi-step process to come to life as a pair of glasses... hand-cut in France, too---hence the refreshingly unique takes on classic eyewear styles- like the always chic cat-eyes, and sporty or futuristic versions on the always cool aviators.

Repairable---also, plus 'script friendly. And customizable options too...

Also available at this boutique in NOHO-vintage eye frames and apparel/accessories---neatly arranged on racks to plow through...perhaps aided by a deeply motivating buzz acquired from consuming a delish Counter Culture espresso... prepared -oh so perfectly in the back room café.

Napoleon never looked better-proof eyewear can be transformative!

BONUS---downstairs and available upstairs, a millinery and its hand crafted products, respectively...

Theme here of cowboys and Indians...

Medicine shaped hats-hand made with unique bands

fancy netted veil options

Milliner Virginie Promeyrat
fancy caps---add a frilly flirt topper to any outfit

wide hair band fun colors and patterns

Bonus-hatboxes w/purchase

-J. Ecochard