What’s on this May

World of Wearable Art

From wearable art auditions in Wellington to Art Deco High Tea for Mother’s Day in Napier, here’s our round up of the hottest events taking place around New Zealand this month (despite the weather not being quite as hot). And, as always, which eyewear styles to wear to each event…


World of Wearable (WOW) Art Awards Show AUDITIONS 2014
Sunday 25 May

World of Wearable Art

The annual World of Wearable Art Awards will be held this year on Thursday 25 September and auditions are just around the corner! The competition infuses art, costumer, fashion, colour and dimensions to create a two-hour theatrical show held in Wellington for an audience of near 50, 000 per season.

This year’s 2014 WOW Section themes are: Children’s Section (Colour), American Express (Open), Bizarre (Bra), Avant Garde, Gen-I Creative Excellence (Airborne) and WETA Workshop costume & film (Kingdoms of the East). The event describes the body as a “canvas” where the imagination is to explore and take the audience on a journey. Take your eyes on an artsy adventure with our YSL Red Havanas.

Yves Saint Laurent glasses

Read more about the event’s competition guidelines now. 


 The Chocolate and Coffee Show
Sat 3 May to Sun 4 May

The Chocolate and Coffee Show 2014

Got a sweet tooth? We sure do! If you’re anything like us you’ll be heading to The Chocolate and Coffee Show  this weekend at The Cloud, Auckland. The two day event promises to welcomes us to a celebration of all things chocolate and coffee.! Does it get much better than that? Both dark, decadent and delicious, chocolate and coffee are obviously the perfect match .

So what to wear to this tasty affair? Let’s be honest, when chocolate and coffee are involved, we’d be happy to wear anything! But as it’s an inside affair, we recommend our 7039 frames in black by Derek Cardigan.

Derek Cardigan glasses


Mother’s Day Gatsby High Tea at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Sunday 11 May 2014, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day, Clearly fans! If you’re in Napier on the big day, indulge her with a delightful “Gatsby Style High Tea” at the iconic Art Deco Masonic Hotel.
They will be serving a “selection of delicate sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, an assortment of sweet delights and savouries, all presented on beautiful vintage china and served with tea or coffee in fine bone china cups.” Tickets are limited and at a cost of $29 per person they’ll go quickly, so be quick and surprise your mum with a special treat in an elegant setting! Buy your tickets now.

For your glasses, we’d suggest channeling a vintage vibe, perfect for the Gatsy era. Opt for our Vintage Brown Horn Milky Browns.

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