When most of Toronto was getting flowers and polyester stuffed animals yesterday, I got my long awaited acetate samples! And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Aside from the manufacturer laser-ing the wrong logo on the temples the size of king kong, I have to say, they did a smashing job. So smashing that I probably profusely drooled when I saw them. The nose pieces are nearly perfect and the frame curvature is what I asked for. Just one tweak to the angle of the temples and I think we are good to go! ┬áHere is me wearing the cat-eye frame, as a testament to the fact that they fit. And I probably have the most petite nose bridge you will ever see!

All the samples are in plain black right now with a solid dark gradient lens. I know they all look really similar right now, but, the most important thing is shape and fit, so for the time being, you’re going to have to use your wild imagination to think of what they WILL look like with the bells and whistles on them.

Eventually, there will be 2-3 colour/lens options for each frame style, but thought I’d show you guys the first raw samples!

Have a lovely Tuesday! Oh yes, and I know this is so overdue, but I forgot to wish everyone Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the Rabbit – it’s about time we commemorate all the Thumpers and Alice’s out there.

Cat Eye – Black
Wayfarer – Black
Medium rectangular – Black
Classic Round – Black
Large Rectangular – Black
Mixed Cat Eye Rectangular – Black


Mixed metal wayfarer – black