Eyes on Fremont Family field trip: The New KEXP STUDIOS

The EOF gang behind the coveted vinyl section of KEXP’s comprehensive music library.

For many years, Eyes on Fremont has been a proud supporter and underwriter of Seattle’s independent, listener powered radio station, KEXP. Now in their new, much-expanded studio facility, we were invited to check out what happens behind the airwaves.

  Check out a few highlights from the tour our EOF gang was invited to do with Carol Dupuis and seasoned volunteer, Ken:

An original studio keepsake of sorts: This original Nirvana “Nevermind” album secures fond memories with it’s  entertaining footnotes by the DJs playing it when the album released, way back in the station’s KCMU days. It earned critical acclaim & heavy rotation stats by the these resident DJs before it made international record sales.

DJ Quilty 3000 on the air yesterday, taking a moment to explain the back scene DJ process…  She’s been a resident DJ since 2003 (and a longtime EOF customer)!

Our tour guides and the EOF staff in the new live studio showroom.  Thanks, Carol (third from left)  and Ken (2nd from rt) showing us around the coolest radio station ever! 

To learn more about KEXP,  listen online, find out about studio tours/events, become a member, and receive discounts (we offer a KEXP discount for glasses!) and otherwise get the gist of what “listener powered radio” means, please check out their site at: http://www.kexp.org

Easter egg colors for your spring palette & greetings for a joyful Sunday!

Victory and Roger Eye Design spring colors 

Hunting for the perfect spring frame?  Here’s a little pastel PAAS color inspiration via a few of our favorite independent eyewear lines! 

On that note, Have a lovely Easter weekend from the EOF family!

Customers around the Shop: Jane K

Loved helping Anne find her quintessential eyewear looks when she came in last week… She definitely had her style aesthetic down to fit her personality and dares to don the bold, fashion-forward with her Transition lenses.  Anne picked out two of our favorite styles from Andy Wolf (above) and this asymmetrical design by Apro Eyewear! 

Thank you Anne for being such a delight! 

YES! We now have 2 more models to choose from in our Eyes on Fremont eyewear collection!

We just received 2 new models in the EOF collection-The ‘Laurelhurst’ & the ‘SeaTac’ to give our customer base even more variety to choose from in this budget-friendly collection! 

You can’t say we haven’t done anything for you… it’s all Love 😉

Here’s the ‘Laurelhurst’ (named after a neighborhood of Seattle)- a thinner, medium-sized dual tone metal design: 

And the ‘Sea Tac’– a slightly wider, uni-sex style with a hint of definition at the brown line:

Moscot Show Tomorrow!!! Come support Lifelong!!!

If you weren’t already in the know about our special event tomorrow, Thursday October 22nd, then Eyes on Fremont would like to formally invite you to our MOSCOT TRUNK SHOW benefiting Lifelong Alliance!
Seize this opportunity to see the full eyewear collection and support a great local charity!

The details on this event are below:

Getting to know your EOF Optician: What Powers Mayann through the Day

How Long with Eyes on Fremont: 

Mayann is currently the longest standing employee of EOF– rounding the corner of 14 years! She has had the advantage of witnessing the evolution of this special little shop- through all of its turnover and growth, she’s proud to have been a part of the process. 

Her EOF “Specialty”: 

If there is anyone fitted to the term “jack of all trades” it would be Mayann. She has had a hand (and foot) in most operations around the shop; from dispensing & customer satisfaction, to lab support, handling bills and consignment accounts, assisting in frame selection and design, and social media networking… she enjoys the wide range of tasks that helps EOF thrive.

l to r: Hip Hop Family Tree- Hip Hop culture comic book, Dj Shadow/Cut Chemist & Childish Gamibino concert stubs, KBL Christa Bell gold glasses, Frye art museum membership flyer, her 1st passport, Booth & Bruce black square rims with silver top bar, concert stubs from The Roots, Wu Tang concerts. Center pieces are her own jewelry designs by Ate Collective.

Mayann’s current preoccupations & passions:

Mayann has a passion for music and art– her past times almost always include attending live music shows and supporting the art scene around Seattle.  Everything from Hip Hop/rap to indie rock, to jazz & experimental electronica to DJ sets, tends to draw her interest & you will most likely run into her at any live gathering that involves local art & fashion. 
When she’s not grinding away at work or the gym, she loves metal fabrication and wears a lot of her own handmade jewelry pieces. Danaca Design in the University District is a place she really enjoys learning the metalsmithing process. 

She has currently has ambitions of learning dance and traveling around the world, seeing as many places as possible!