Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Depp’
Over the last few years A-list movie star, Johnny Depp, has become synomous with blue-tinted lenses. During the Japanese promotional tour for the third enstallment in the Pirates of the Caribbean Series, Captain Jack Sparrow’s blue lenses created quite the media buzz. Speculations have been made involving many theories as to why Depp is sporting these colourful lenses. Here are a couple of the more prominent ones:
It turns out that for several years prior to Depp’s visit blue eyeglasses had been in the news in Japan for their purported appetite suppressant effect. In May 2005 a Japanese television program first reported that when the city of Glasgow, Scotland, changed some of their orangish street lights to bluish lights a mysterious effect was noticed: Glaswegians suddenly mellowed out and the city’s crime rate dropped. Some say this can be attributed to an increase in seratonin in the residents’ brains (an increase associated with blue light), which can affect mood, sleep, and appetite.
Coloured lenses effectively damp down the effects of lights or patterns that trigger visual migraine, explains Arnold Wilkins, professor of visual perception at Essex University. He goes on to say, “One theory is that using colour redistributes the excitement in the brain that occurs in a response to something such as stripes. By doing this, the hyperactivity in the brain is reduced when exposed to these triggers. Colorimetry, the science of how the brain perceives colour, is already being used to help people with epilepsy and dyslexia (disorders also related to brain excitablity). With dyslexia, for instance, colour filters have been shown to improve reading performance in many cases…”
Regardless of the reason, Johnny Depp has definitely made blue lenses fashionable. I guess we at Gafas need to hop on the blue-lense train pronto!
Aviators have been circulating the world since the 1930′s. They were originally designed for pilots, sole purpose being to protect their eyes while flying. The Aviator became a well-known sunglass when General MacArthur landed in the Philippines in World War II. Photographers snapped several shots of him wearing them, the popularity grew from there. Aviators are still one of the most popular styles around and come in so many variations and materials. Check out some of these aviators, we will call these Tony’s pics .. more to come …..
From Left to Right
General Douglas MacArthur, Val Kilmer (Top Gun), Tom Cruise (Top /gun), Sylvester Stallone (Cobra), Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop), Johnny Depp (Blow), Robert De Niro (Casino), Johnny Depp/Al Pacino (Donnie Brasco) Al Pacino (Scarface)
Gafas Optical Shop has the largest selection of Aviators in the city come see for yourself.
Debra Harry, Andy Warhol, Johnny Depp and Katy Perry
One of the hottest shapes in eyewear at the moment is what we in the industry like to refer to as the “P3” shape. This classic style is defined by the flattened top that subtly follows the shape of the eyebrow and a sweeping lower arc that compliments the curve of the cheek. Originally designed for the guys working in submarines, this style has been staple in popular culture throughout the years and shows no signs of stopping.
Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve got goin’ on in store…
Barton Perreira “Bronski”
Maui Jim “Pau Hana” polarized shades