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August 20 2014

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“Four-Eyes”? With These, It’ll Be A Compliment

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As summer shades into fall, the sunglasses start to retreat. That’s no reason to go without specs, especially when brands new and old are coming out with chic optical options like these. From more-the-merrier collaborations (like Selima Optique’s longstanding project with J.Crew) to ultra-luxe pairs from Linda Farrow to classic styles (like Moscot’s Miltzen, worn by Andy Warhol and John Lennon) updated for the here and now, the new frames on the market will work with every wardrobe—whether you actually need glasses or not. Since when is fashion about necessity, anyway?

From the top: Selima Optique for J.Crew crystal-clear glasses, $325, available at www.jcrew.com; Linda Farrow Luxe square-frame acetate optical glasses, $500, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Moscot Miltzen-T second-edition matte glasses, $425, available at www.moscot.com; Illesteva Lenox Half Half, $230, available at www.illesteva.com; Oliver Peoples Sheldrake, $315, available at www.barneys.com.

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Naomi Campbell’s Cannes Do, A New Set Of Lenses For Terry Richardson, The Latest Blake Rumor, And More…

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Supers and celebrities hit the catwalk at Naomi Campbell’s annual Fashion for Relief charity fashion show in Cannes, which raised money for the Japanese Red Cross. [Racked]

Thanks to Moscot, you can now come even closer to the Terry Richardson look: The storied opticians are now offering a Terry frame, inspired by the lensman’s trademark style. B.Y.O. flannel and ubiquitous thumbs-up. [Refinery29]

Jean Paul Gaultier is keeping busy. The designer has signed up to guest-edit both an issue of the French daily Libération and the weekly Gala, plus interviews Lady Gaga for an upcoming documentary on her life for French TV. Here’s hoping he ekes out a little time to, y’know, design. [WWD]

And unsubstantiated but still compelling: Is Leonardo DiCaprio rebounding from his breakup with Bar Refaeli with…Blake Lively? [Page Six]

Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Smith & Butler’s Excellent Adventure

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Used to be you had to coax the trendsetters across the bridge to Brooklyn. Seems like the tables have turned. For six weeks, Moscot on Manhattan’s Orchard Street will be hosting a pop-up shop for Smith & Butler, the Carroll Gardens boutique. While the eyewear outpost is less than a decade shy of turning 100, the latter is barely six months old. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with Smith & Butler, it’s the second child of shop owner Marylynn Piotrowski, her firstborn being Tauk in Montauk. Inspired by American biker chic and a military/workwear aesthetic, she stocks wares by Filson, Pointer, and Pendleton. We can almost hear the collective groan about Americana overload, but just keep reading. Piotrowski has sourced clothing and accessories for men and women that you don’t need recession goggles to appreciate, although the striped naval T-shirts from St. James and dead-stock gas attendant shirts do come in under $60. “This isn’t fashion,” she explained. “This is affordable clothing for artists, and if they want it to be fashion, they can interpret it that way.” Sounds like she’s on to something. We spotted photographer Ben Watts playing around with different Moscot frames.

Photo: Courtesy of Smith & Butler