The ‘Cat Eye’ or ‘Cat’s Eye’ is an iconic eyewear design which first saw the light of day in the 1950s and quickly became a design classic.
Marilyn Monroe , Audrey Hepburn and a whole host of screen sirens championed the sleek and sexy look and today’s designer eyewear remains heavily influenced, if not dominated, by upswept glamour.
Ask me how to wear a cat eye frame, I would say, “confidently”.
A well balanced pair of funky specs, like Hana from the Kirk & Kirk Kaleidoscope Collection, can say so much about the person behind it and our Instagram feed is peppered with amazing photos of Kirk & Kirk wearers in Hana, Lez or Helen, all of which owe a nod to the retro style of the vintage eyewear of the 1950’s and ’60’s.
Thank you to Carrie-Anne for this great pic, wearing Hana in Ocean.
Traditionally, considered a feminine silhouette, if a frame shape suits you, go for it? While in Alessandria, Italy last week for the opening of the beautiful new L’Officina Dell’Occhiale store, Jason Kirk met Francesco who was wearing Polly from the Spectrum Collection and he looked amazing.
When choosing eyewear, dont be coralled into picking the safe option. Find a great independent optician, there are several hundred listed on our stockist page, and try on every frame that you can. Different shapes, different colours – try them all. You will be amazed how many different shapes of glasses will suit your face but only one frame will make you feel two inches taller – that is the one you are looking for.