Wednesday, September 17, 2014


 Ed Bennett Studio -723 Washington Street/NYC

EYEWEAR is (imo) as important a 'statement' accessory as the cliched 'IT' handbag--more gender neutral ---and face shaping---often- the first thing one notices about  person.

The last day of the most recent NYFW (SS 2015)-we saw these spectacular specs-artistic and flattering- by GENTLE MONSTER- that had us craving a pro deal on the spot.

It was an invite to the "Selfish Eyes" photo exhibit at the Ed Bennett Studio- by GENTLE MONSTER-that got us downtown to this two level emporium - but really our eyeballs quickly diverted from the oversized images hung on the walls (by Ssam Kim, Art Direction-Ansoni) --- to the finely crafted frames that were on display à la a Victorian assemblage of artifacts.
reminded us of a car windshield 

Clearly, one can see why this South Korean born company, by Kim Han-Kook, the founder and CEO- has such a dedicated celeb fan base and editorial credits- in its three years of existence.

loved these… $320

Recently opened, the e-commerce site…where prices range from $195-$320…from the simple to the sublime ---that note, can sell-out (!!!).

There is a separate section for the special collaborations.

gold chain details match up with that gold chain handbag

Hopefully soon, an augmented reality option that lets users use a mobile/tablet/laptop camera to virtually 'try on'…we've seen this on other eyewear sites. In the meantime there is a stocklist on the site…

probably not eyewear-but a source material. Beautiful. 

FYI: prescription friendly glasses are available-we asked.