Zoning in on the New Arrivals from C-Zone!

We have many, many new frames arriving this time of year, and there is a wealth of exciting color, shape, and detail to choose from!  The first collection we want to share is one of our favorite small vendors from The Netherlands, C-Zone.

 Enjoy this inspiring preview of what we have in the store, and what’s to come!

This eye candy from the fall C-Zone collection!
rich contrasts
Lots of dynamic color schemes

Innovative details on Metal include wood-panel & silk insets, Speckle paint, & textured accenting.

Cork inset on the eyewire brow line


“carved” metal with color accenting

“Pollack” style paint detail and later cut-outs on the temples!

Fresh trends in the Shop: Striking Stripes

With the recent spring frame shipments that are arriving at the speed of light, we are witnessing another dominating trend in eyewear aesthetics- bold colorful stripes.  Which brings us to ponder, could stripes be the new tortoise?  

Take a look at some of this new stock from some of our independent companies- Eyefunc, Best Image, and Niche Optics to decide for yourself:

Fruit stripes:  melange of lines & color on metal
Are stripes the “new tortoise”?

Keeping detail simple on an eccentric style…
Not just confined to the straight-forward stripe pattern: waves & “matrix” detailing also showing up….

Eyes on Fremont Collection’s frame of the week: Meet the “Sunday Market” in Dove/Teal

Who doesn’t love a neighborhood street fair? This week’s featured EOF Collection style is all about Fremont’s own:

Named after one of the oldest street markets in Seattle, this contemporary cat-eye silhouette delivers crisp contrast with its defined brow line. The Dove/Teal color is a less conventional springtime mix that still offers a down-to-earth feel.

Rain or shine, Fremont’s Street Market occupies the corner of Evanston ave N on 34th street every Sunday.
Photo courtesy of Flickr:The fremont sunday market pool

The Fremont Sunday Market is a year-round indoor/outdoor street market that graces the heart of Fremont (a.k.a “the center of the universe”) every weekend.  It has been a go-to for eclectic art & handicrafts, cool second hand goods, local bites, flowers, & produce since 1990. A broad mix of entertainment can also be expected, as Fremont draws upon Seattle’s creative and eccentric crowd.

photo borrowed from www.fremontmarket.com