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Happy 10 Year Anniversary GLCO

Friday, 23 October 2020 09:00:00 Europe/London

Happy 10-Year Anniversary to GLCO! Garrett Leight California Optical launched in 2010 inspired by his father – Founder and Creative Director of iconic eyewear brand, Oliver Peoples – and the culture and creativity of his California upbringing on Venice Beach. 

Garrett Leight has pioneered a new generation within the eyewear market with his hyper-California brand aesthetic and 2020’s X Collection is a celebration of his work over the last decade. These 10th anniversary re-designs are fresh takes on the GLCO favourites such as the Hampton X and the Brooks X. 

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Ratched Style Edit

Friday, 2 October 2020 09:00:00 Europe/London

Ratched is Ryan Murphy’s latest release on Netflix starring Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Jon Jon Briones and Finn Wittrock. The series follows the origin story of Nurse Ratched, the iconic character from Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest [adapted for screen by director Miloš Forman]. Costume designers, Lou Eyrich and Rebecca Guzzi, really make these nurse uniforms more haute couture than hospital confined. We’re going to delve into each character’s style and show you some of our favourite sunglasses and glasses inspired by the vintage pieces featured in the show. 

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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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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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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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Granny Glasses

Friday, 22 May 2020 09:45:00 Europe/London

Oversized sunglasses are back! This trend might not be everyone’s cup of tea… Granny Glasses! Get ready to embrace warmer tones such as pinks, oranges, yellows and browns alongside patterns such as tortoiseshell and leopard print. In particular, we are loving the retro square shapes!

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How To Avoid Lockdown Eye Strain

Monday, 18 May 2020 12:30:16 Europe/London


Self-isolation has come upon us with a tonne of added screen time, right? Between working from home, attending virtual school, shopping online, catching up with family over facetime, or arguing on zoom about your pub quiz score - we are staring at computers, phones, and televisions more than ever... If you’re experiencing dizziness, eye dryness, strain or headaches - you may be suffering from what we are branding this ‘Lockdown Eye Strain’. 

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