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Precious Stones & Metals

Monday, 6 July 2020 11:23:30 Europe/London

There are a few key accessories that have the potential to elevate an old outfit and eyewear is definitely top of our list.

Sunglasses and glasses have the power to bring an ‘avant-garde’ style to your wardrobe and the bigger, bolder, brighter and even sparklier… the better, right? If you are ever concerned about glitter not being sophisticated then you have not been shopping within the right places… Our sparkling stones and precious metals edit is perfect for embellishing your day to day attire. 

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Sustainability

Monday, 29 June 2020 11:27:55 Europe/London

Glasses are so much more than a necessity, they are a much-beloved fashion accessory. However, the world has a shopping problem and we constantly feel the need to keep up with the latest trends when it comes to fashion accessories. 

The best way for companies to meet demand but also cut down on their environmental impact is to move towards sustainable solutions such as designing with long-lasting, high-quality materials and designing with sustainability in mind. In this blog post, we are going to spend some time speaking about Stella McCartney and Free Form Green who are just a couple of the stand out brands we stock when it comes to sustainability in design. 

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Sunglasses and UV Protection

Monday, 22 June 2020 10:19:26 Europe/London

UV rays are harmful to everyone’s eyes. Even if the sun doesn't seriously bother your eyes while you’re out and about, you should still wear sunglasses in order to provide UV protection which helps protect you against the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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Glasses Chains & Charms

Friday, 19 June 2020 10:29:10 Europe/London

Perhaps regarded as yet another ‘Grandma’ Trend glasses chains may be reminiscent of a bygone era when sophisticated Victorian ladies would wear a long chain draped across their chest attached to their glasses to avoid having them on their face, but to ensure they were always close to hand. These chains were often ornate and seen more as a statement of wealth and height of fashion.

The Pretavoir team have put together this Chains & Charms trend alert full of playful pearls and extravagant chains, so there is no need for you to raid your grandma’s closet this time.

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Smart Glasses

Monday, 15 June 2020 12:56:09 Europe/London

Smart glasses are glasses that display curated information similar to updates you may receive on your phone such as messages, directions, weather updates etc. alongside functioning as glasses improving your vision. Over the last few years Smartglasses have been getting a lot smarter with augmented reality [AR] glasses accelerating towards the mass market with Microsoft, Sony, Facebook, Snapchat, Amazon and Apple all designing technologically advanced eyewear. 

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Polarised Sunglasses

Friday, 12 June 2020 10:20:09 Europe/London

If you are planning on having your head buried in your phone, polarised sunglasses might not be for you. But if you love the great outdoors polarized sunglasses are perfect for runners, cyclists and drivers. For those planning some sailing or water sports, or perhaps a fishing trip then polarised lenses are definitely going to protect and comfort your eyes. 

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Back To The Noughties

Monday, 8 June 2020 10:54:37 Europe/London

When you think of iconic glasses through the ages you might immediately go to the classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Top Gun… But 2020 has been full of surprises already so why wouldn’t a noughties throwback inspired by Paris Hilton, Ali G or the Olsen Twins be perfect?

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The Matrix

Friday, 5 June 2020 09:08:53 Europe/London

At the start of 2018, Kim Kardashian West explained on Keeping Up With The Kardashians how her husband Kanye sent her an email saying: "You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses." and in the year 2020 tiny little glasses are still a fashion staple.

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Porsche Design

Monday, 1 June 2020 09:43:13 Europe/London

We want to take some time to introduce you to some top-quality brands we stock at Pretavoir. 

To kick off our series of brand focuses we are going to delve into the heritage and design of Porsche Design

Porsche Design endeavours to maintain its distinctive design philosophy: optimize function. The exclusive lifestyle brand reduces the form of their eyewear right down to the core essentials while striving for innovation. 

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What is Blue Light?

Friday, 29 May 2020 09:16:39 Europe/London

You have probably heard the term blue light being used a lot in relation to increased screen time, eye strain and sleep deprivation. But what is it?

There has been some speculation that blue light is detrimental to your eyes’ health and increased screen time is damaging to your eyes. At Pretavoir we offer both blue control glasses as well as blue coatings on prescription lenses.

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