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Seth Rogen: Stylish Human

During the rise of Seth Rogen, the Hollywood actor appeared as casual as the characters he became famous for playing. And while it would be rude to address his casual appearance as slovenly, comparative photographs from then and now show a man transformed. Noted in a...

Chet Cartier, One of a Kind

The Cartier name carries with it a certain pedigree for perfection. It's jewelry luxurious, its eyewear illusive. Though their remnants linger in the ether, both in periodicals of old and the lost highways of the internet, many classic Cartier frames are no longer...

Caroline Sarandon

Susan Sarandon, Academy Award winning actor, activist, and Ray Donovan's Samantha Winslow. With a filmography extending back to the 1970s, Sarandon has been a household name and pop culture icon for most of our lives. As a constant champion of several social causes,...

Luxury Fashion, Made Just for You

Blink Optical is a one stop shop boutique for exclusive and illusive eyewear. From luxury brands like Cartier and Chrome Hearts, to rare brands like Morgenthal Frederics and Lunor, we're proud to stock some of the most exciting frames in production today. Frames made...

The Choice of Lens Technology is Clear

Lens technology has evolved significantly since the early days of the reading stone. Reading stones were developed in the 9th century, developed during the process of converting sand into glass. A hemispherical lens placed on top of text to magnify letters, these...

Paddle: America’s Most Dangerous Sport

The Lake Forest ClubLake Forest, IL Paddle, or platform tennis, is not really America's most dangerous sport, but injuries DO happen. From nicks and scraps and cuts and bruises to the odd broken and protruding bone, life on the raised platform involves risk. However,...

Wobbly Parker

As the old saying goes, "You get what you pay for." Recently, many people have opted to give their eyewear business to a little upstart brand called Warby Parker. Warby Parker's business model is simple: cheap eyewear delivered straight to your home. And while it's...

Made in the Shade at PGA Championship 2018

The 2018 PGA Championship is in full swing, and for the 100th time in history, golf's Wanamaker trophy is up for grabs. Well known favorites such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy are all vying for the top prize, with Jordan Spieth chasing his career...

Bond in Cartier

After a six year hiatus caused by legal disputes, and significant recasting of major characters, 1995's GoldenEye introduced us to a new and improved James Bond: Pierce Brosnan. Originally slated to take the James Bond helm after Roger Moore, Brosnan was unable to...

Maradona Right to Believe in Messi

As Argentina faced World Cup elimination in the Group Stage for the first time since 2002, previous Argentinian World Cup winner Diego Maradona rushed to the defense of current Argentine star Lionel Messi when it became clear that Messi was shouldering a lot of the...

Blink Optical: A House Divided by World Cup 2018

Everything was going so well. The Blink Optical family was getting along, and all was at peace. That was until the World Cup came along, and that peace was dashed upon the rocks like a ship in the dark. The conflict stems from a division over support. One half of the...

Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens for French Open Final 2018

World number one Simona Halep is within reach of her first Grand Slam title if she can defeat Sloane Stephens in this year's French Open final. Over-taking 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza early on in the first set of their semi-finals match, the 24-year-old Halep...

National Donut Day and the D.I.Y. Project You Didn’t Know You Needed

For some reason, tomorrow is National Donut Day. The debate apparently "rages on" with regards to the proper spelling of donut/doughnut. It is the kind of debate and the kind of rage reserved solely for the terminally loathsome, and the pedantic at heart. To the rest...

S. P. L. Sørensen Knows Clean Eyewear

Google is honoring Danish chemist S.P.L. Sørensen today with another one of their interactive doodles. Sørensen's claim to fame is his introduction of the pH scale, which he developed while studying beer. The scale measures acidity and alkalinity, and while you may...

Becks in Specs at Royal Wedding

David Beckham (OBE) is man of many talents. Known primarily for his work as a professional footballer (yes I mean SOCCER), the now retired Beckham is also a master of the sartorial. While many eyes were on Harry and Meghan this past Saturday, the unflinchingly stylish...

Michael Keaton: He’s Batman

Michael Keaton: Actor...Kent State drop-out...sunglasses wearer...Batman. The Academy Award nominee delivered the 2018 commencement speech for Kent State's graduation the other day, with topics ranging from working hard to taking risks, and owning a single pair of...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Mercury Finally Not in Retrograde

Bohemian Rhapsody is a film that has been in production almost as long as it takes to listen to the titular song, end to end. As in, it has been in production for a LONG time. The dual Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic was first announced in 2010, but over the past...

Star Power is Bright in First Trailer for The Predator

Fans of the series and new fans alike are overjoyed that the first trailer for The Predator has finally dropped. The film, directed by Shane Black (who starred in the original Predator and directed such movies as Iron Man 3), is set to be released later this year, on...

Rihanna and Cat Eye Sunglasses, Sitting in a Tree…

Google "Rihanna sunglasses". Go ahead, I'll wait. Okay, now that you're back, maybe you saw what I saw. Cat eye. Traditional cat eye, cat eye aviators, brow bar cat eye aviators, etc etc. Rihanna loves cat eye frames. Full stop. Maybe not as much as she loves her new...

Hot in the City: Summer Sunglasses

Summer is finally upon us. It's the beginning of May, and you need some sunglasses to carry you through Summer 2018. Let everyone else walk around in last year's frames. Retro is one thing. Being stuck in the past is another. All summer long, Blink Optical is proud to...

Dwayne Johnson: A Man for all Seasons and Father Once Again

Years ago, had you told me that eight time WWF/WWE Champion and two time WCW/World Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would be one of the most bankable movie stars of the early 21st Century and a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, I would've knocked you...

Off the Record: Acetate Frames and Record Store Day 2018

Once again we find ourselves celebrating Record Store Day, the annual celebration of visiting shops occupied only by pretentious music enthusiasts and hipsters the other 364 days of the year. Or at least that's seems to be the popular consensus. In reality, vinyl has...

Blink Optical Presents: The Cartier Spring/Summer Collection 2018

Here at Blink Optical, we feel privileged to be able to offer our customers near and far the opportunity to discover themselves in the ever chic, ever stylish, ever quality constructed world of Cartier eyewear. This spring and summer, Blink Optical proudly presents to...

Kendrick Lamar Makes Music History with Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar wasn't satisfied with his twenty-nine Grammy nominations and twelve wins. Amongst numerous other accolades garnered throughout his career, the man can now proudly present himself as a Pulitzer Prize winner in the category of music. Not only is this a...

Cardi B, Coachella, and the Year that Was

As Cardi B is set to take the stage later today at Coachella 2018, it's worth looking back at the year she's had. On June 16th, 2017, her commercial debut single "Bodak Yellow" was released. A month later, the single entered the top two of the Billboard Hot 100 chart,...

Russell Westbrook: All-Star, MVP, Glasses Icon

Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook is a man who wears many hats. Seven time NBA all-star, six time All-NBA Team member, two time MVP, and lead the league in scoring from 2014-2015 and 2016-2017. All this accomplished with the same team, and all before the age...

Markle or Moncler?

When Meghan Markle appeared at the 2017 Invictus Games last September, everyone wanted to have her shades. They've been impossible to find ever since. However, while looking through our own collection recently we realized these sunglasses are almost identical to our...

Everything Old is New Again

As a friend of mine recently pointed out, everything old is new again. What was popular in the past has not only come back -- for better or for worse -- to entertain us, but has come back to show us not all fashion dies in antiquity. The ic! berlin Spring and Summer...

Bruno Mars Sweeps Grammy’s In Aviator Sunglasses

Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy's in aviator sunglasses.  Mr. Mars seems unstoppable and proved it by taking home lots of awards from the 2018 Grammy's.  The best part...he accepted his honors in stylish gold aviator sunglasses.  Aviators are timeless.  Every major designer...

Beyonce Wears Amazing Cat-Eye Sunglasses To Grammy’s

B Beyonce wears amazing cat-eye sunglasses to the Grammy's.  If there was ever a question of Beyonce's rule over the world of high fashion, she quieted her critics at the 2018 Grammy Award show.  She looked amazing!  From the bling on her fingers to the unusual hat,...

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