After the successful launch of Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses here at eyegoodies last week, we are very excited to present some of our favorite styles from our second shipment. You will find nothing derivative here, just inspiring design — encompassing stunning colors and original shapes, all meticulously handcrafted. Each frame has its own history, personality, and beauty.
I don’t believe in those theories about a certain style suiting a certain shape of face. Life is too short to worry about such things. If you find a shape you like, have it.” Oliver Goldsmith 1969
The New Arrivals:
Audrey (1963) is named after and designed for the late star of the silver screen, Audrey Hepburn; Oliver Goldsmith designed frames for many of Hepburn’s movies such as ‘Charade’, ‘Two for the Road’, and ‘How to Steal a Million’. This is one of the pioneering frames which helped cultivate the popularity of the large round eye sunglass — A classic design which is as beautiful and glamorous today as it was in 1963 (and will be in another 50 years).
Fuz is a British slang term for police; however rather than enforce the rules, the Fuz (1966) sunglasses break many of them in all the right ways. A large square eye frame, it features a reverse beveled front and wide paddle temples designed to comfortably contour the wearer’s head. Also worth noting, the Fuz was worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film ‘Two for the Road’. In fact all the sunglasses in that film were created by Oliver Goldsmith including the white wrap around frames on the poster. Fuz also appeared on the front cover of Vanity Fair in 1965.
Vanity Fair 1965
Simultaneously chic and bold, the Koko (1666) is an oversized round eye sunglass. From a design aspect this frame follows on from the ‘Audrey’ designed a few years earlier but is bigger and encompasses the comfortable Paddle Temples.
A similar design to the Koko was worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film ‘How to Steal a Million'(1966), as well as featured on the front cover of Vanity Fair in 1965.
Y-Not (1966), well why not?! It’s big and brash, but unbelievably – incredibly wearable. Most recently made famous by Lady Gaga, these beautiful frames have made their way back into the Oliver Goldsmith collection and are a firm favorite. It features thick and substantial acetate, as well as paddle temples designed to comfortably contour the wearer’s head.
As glamorous as it is unique — The Uuksu (1964), is a one of a kind design which fuses many elements seamlessly. Its flared width and semi-squared lenses are juxtaposed and beautifully balanced with its soft rounded curves. Available in classic black, tortoise, as well as Oliver Goldsmith’s stunning signature “Mint Choc Chip” colorway.
Launched at the start of the 80’s fashion era, Tutti (1980) is a definitive piece of the time. This sleek cat-eye features a beveled two-tone colored front and a classic key-hole bridge.
Orbison (1964) was named after Roy Orbison, the American singer/songwriter. The frames dramatic cat-eye shape lends a very nostalgic 50/60’s feel to a one of a kind feminine design. It is featured below in a unique tortoise with crystal blue highlights, a signature color Oliver Goldsmith named “Electric Tortoise”.