Like the millions of mourners across the world, the news of the death of Whitney Houston has deeply saddened and shocked us here at San Francisco Optics. Many of us have grown up listening to her music, and we are all feeling the loss. In honor of Whitney, we’ve gathered a few pictures of her in her favorite sunglasses. Rest in Peace Whitney!
Whitney Houston’s look: Alexander Daas style Love
While pop music has lost one of its Princesses, we all retain the memories of her beauty and talent.
Robert Marc is one of the most popular brands in Hollywood, with fans running the gamit from rap stars to serieous actresses and back again. We’re showcasing just a few of the celebrities who love Robert Marc as much as we do.
We’re starting off the day with P. Diddy. Here he is at the microphone in one of our favorite frames. He probably can’t see that well, given that he’s wearing them indoors, but he sure does look great!
Next, we have Mariah Carey. The new mother of two looks beautiful in a butterfly plastic frame that perfectly suites her face.
Changing pace here a bit, lets take a look at Nicole Kidman in her Robert Marcs. Robert Marc’s classic style so perfectly fits the Aussie’s ladylike look.
Another icon of classic style, Adrien Brody, poses playfully in his Robert Marc plastic aviators.
Here’s one of my personal favorites, Matt Damon. He looks great in anything, but those sunglasses are particularly flattering.
Finally, we finish up with Michelle Trachtenberg. Not quite as big of a name as the others, but these round sunglasses just look so darling on her.
This is just a sampling of the amazing frames by Robert Marc, and the celebrities who love them. Stop by this Saturday, November 19th, for a showing of the full collection, including all of the new styles for the Fall ’11 release!
SF Optics was recently featured on Malou Review, a television show hosted by Malou Nubla on KTVU Fox Channel 2. Alex Feldman revealed the latest eyewear trends showing new limited edition frames from ALEXANDER DAAS, Robert Marc, and MYKITA, as well as new styles from Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, and more. Check out the Robert Marc sunglasses with 18k gold mirrored lenses or MYKITA’s limited edition mirrored sunglass set.
We had the pleasure of doing a private after hours eyewear styling consultation with Jenny McCarthy! Not that she needs any introduction, but Jenny McCarthy is a model, actress, comedian, author, and a prominent activist for autism and parenthood – she’s a Mommy Warrior!
Jenny McCarthy started as a model for Playboy, quickly rising to fame and becoming both a Playmate of the Month and Playmate of the Year. She hosted the popular MTV dating show ‘Singled Out’ and the MTV sketch comedy show ‘The Jenny McCarthy Show’. And, Jenny McCarthy is a New York Times bestselling author, recently having released her newest book ‘Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance’. We have to say, the book is hilarious!
During her private visit, Alex Feldman styled Jenny McCarthy into a pair of Chanel sunglasses (model 5185 color 11013b), a pair of prescription Chanel eyeglasses (model 3135 color C502) and a pair of prescription Robert Marc eyeglasses (model 206sm color 027). She looked absolutely stunning!
Sammy Hagar, The Red Rocker – a rock and roll icon!
1) He made it to the mainstream as the frontman for one of the biggest American rock bands ever – Van Halen.
2) After over a decade of that, he continues to rock Sans-Halen with his solo band The Waboritas and with his band Chickenfoot.
3) He founded one of the most popular nightclubs / restaurants – Cabo Wabo Cantinas – a favorite spot in Cabo San Lucas, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas!
4) He gets you tipsy with his brand of premium tequila – Cabo Wabo Tequila.
5) And finally … he gets styled in his eyewear at SF Optics!
That’s right Red Rocker fans! Sammy Hagar just stopped in and got styled in four new pairs of shades!
If you want to be a Red Rocker, here’s the exclusive low down on Sammy Hagar’s sunglasses:
Sammy Hagar got styled in Salt sunglasses, model Stuart, color Shiny Walnut. The Salt sunglasses are stylish and have great polarized sun lenses. They are great for the beach and other activities when it’s really bright since the polarized lenses cut out a lot of the glare.
Sammy Hagar got styled in Barton Perreira sunglasses, model Altair, color Silver with Eden lenses. The Barton Perreira sunglasses are chic with a trendy modified aviator shape. They are great when you just need a cool pair of sunnies to hang out on the strip and eat some lunch, hit the cafe, or go shopping … or when you’re drinking tequila at Cabo Wabo!
Sammy Hagar got styled in Robert Marc sunglasses, model 743, color 267. The Robert Marc sunglasses are trendy yet elegent. The gradient lenses make them perfect for that not so sunny day. Even when the sun is not bright, you must protect your eyes from the UV, and these lenses are perfect for that!
Sammy Hagar got styled in Persol sunglasses, model 2961s, color 811/31. The Persol sunglasses are a great piece to fill the plastic void. Sammy Hagar obviously appreciates the art of accessorizing, and with the other three sunglasses being metal, the fourth had to be plastic to come full circle. These Persols are a great classic shape and the blonde tortoise rocks with Sammy’s hair!
February has been an action-packed month for Robert Marc and Lunor with plenty of new celebrity sightings and press to keep our phones ringing.
Uma Thurman and her former fiancé, Arpad Busson, were recently seen rekindling their romance. Uma wore Lunor Cigar model 532 while Arpad wore Robert Marc style 618. It certainly looks like they see “eye to eye”, at least when it comes to eyewear!
Uma Thurman wearing Lunor Cigar 532 and Arpad Busson wearing Robert Marc style 618
Beth Ostrosky, model, actress and wife of radio shock jock Howard Stern, was seen wearing Robert Marc style 239 while cheering on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden with her husband.
Beth Ostrosky wearing Robert Marc style 239
Robert Marc made its fair share of TV appearances this month. Katie Couric wore Robert Marc style 188 while interviewing President Obama for an exclusive interview on CBS Evening News.
Katie Couric wearing Robert Marc style 188 on CBS Evening News
Rachel Griffiths continues to wear a variety of Robert Marc frames on the set of “Brothers & Sisters.” This time, she wears Robert Marc style 229 in the latest episode, “The Pasadena Primary.”
Rachel Griffiths wearing Robert Marc style 229 on “Brothers & Sisters”
Multi-award winning actress Kathy Bates has recently joined the main cast of the hit NBC show, “The Office” playing Jo Bennett, the CEO of printer company Sabre, which has bought out Dundler-Mifflin. She wears Robert Marc sunglass style 539 while she shakes things up in Scranton.
Kathy Bates wearing Robert Marc style 539 on “The Office”
Last but not least, Robert Marc style 239 was seen on the face of Juliya Chernetsky, the popular host of Fuse’s music interview show “Let It Rock”.
Juliya wearing Robert Marc style 239 on “Let It Rock”
To finish things off, please scroll down to see the list of print and online coverage on Robert Marc:
Robert Marc style 626 in Men’s Health
Robert Marc styles 242 and 240 on Matters & Manners (blog)
Robert Marc style 742 on Panache Mode
Robert Marc styles 626 and 627 in MR
Robert Marc style 238 in West Suburban Living
To order any of these styles, please contact us by phone at (415) 922-7500 or by email on our contact us page.
Robert Marc has started off the fall season with some exciting celebrity spottings and credits! A few weeks ago, the stunning Nicole Kidman wore Robert Marc style 539 as she walked hand-in-hand with husband Keith Urban out of her NYC apartment.
Nicole Kidman wearing Robert Marc style 539
Actress Kate Hudson was spotted house-hunting with her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez in Los Angeles wearing Robert Marc style 719.
Kate Hudson wearing Robert Marc style 719
Robert Marc Eyewear was also seen at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Michael J. Fox, who recently won his 5th Emmy for his guest role on the drama “Rescue Me”, wore Robert Marc aviator style 717 on the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards and Robert Marc ophthalmic style 219 during the show when he appeared on stage to present an Emmy.
Michael J. Fox wearing Robert Marc style 717 and 219 at the Primetime Emmy Award
The new Fall TV season has also begun and Robert Marc has already made numerous appearances. The season premiere of the hit show “Gossip Girl” featured Jenny Humphrey (played by Taylor Momsen) wearing Robert Marc style 539 while lounging at her vacation home.
Taylor Momsen wearing Robert Marc style 539 on “Gossip Girl”
The new “Melrose Place” premiered to great reviews and Adam Kaufman (who plays the rich, handsome son of med student Lauren’s patient) was wearing Robert Marc style 180 in the pilot episode.
Adam Kaufman wearing Robert Marc style 180 on “Melrose Place”
We also thought you’d be interested in seeing the recent press Robert Marc has received in Japan, where Robert Marc has been highlighted as the must-have accessory of the season!
Robert Marc Limited Edition “Shimmer” style 216 in Harper’s Bazaar Japan
Robert Marc style 609 in Esquire Japan
Robert Marc style 227 in Megane Begin (Japan)
Robert Marc styles 215, 227 and 230 in Mode Optique (Japan)
Join us for this exclusive preview of the Robert Marc Eyewear Winter 2009-2010 Collection. Shawn, the representative for Robert Marc, honored us by showing us the new styles coming out the very same day that he himself received his samples. And these great new sunglasses and eyeglasses won’t even be available until November!
We start with Shawn giving us a little background info on Robert Marc and how his frames are made. Learn about how Robert Marc keeps his quality so high and what the inspiration is for the signature buckle on his hinge. And finally, Alex and Mark of SF Optics guide you through some of the new frame styles and colors, highlighting some of their favorites.
Robert Marc sunglasses and eyeglasses are a celebrity favorite and the brand really is the ‘Chanel’ of high end boutique eyewear. For the true eyewear connoisseur, Robert Marc is the quality and fashion for you.
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