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Frame Friday: Zenni Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at Zenni want to do our part to help find a cure. That’s why we’re promoting Zenni Pink, incredibly cute pink and pink-and-black frames that’ll turn heads wherever you go. Even better, we’ll donate $1 for every pair we sell through October to either the Susan G. Komen or $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!
 
Have a look at these awesome Zenni frames:
 

Frame #107219
 
First up is this pair of pink wayfarers: Classic styling with silver ornamentation, but the color is decidedly pink. Pair with black or gray clothing for maximum impact.
 

Frame #107319
 
This is basically the same pair, except with a larger frame that offers a wee bit more coverage. Try these as sunglasses…and yes, you do need sunglasses in fall and winter. Remember the glare from the snow? Also, these pink glasses frames will look HOT when you’re sporting your summer tan.
 

Frame #107221
 
I confess that these remind me of the new wave fashion so popular back in the 80s: From the front, these look like typical black wayfarers, but they contain a special surprise: They’re pink on the inside! Awesome to wear anytime, but will look particularly great for a night of clubbing.
 

Frame #107121
 
As with the pink frames above, we also offer this pink-and-black look in a larger size. These offer a bit more coverage, which some people prefer. These also look incredibly cool as sunglasses.
 
Looking for other styles? Zenni offers a full range of frames in many different colors, including pink! Check out our site to see all that we have to offer and show your concern for breast cancer research by going pink this October.
 
 

Friday, October, 10 2014 by

DIY Guide To Decorating Glasses

Your glasses aren’t just an attractive fashion accessory that also enables you to see. Your eyeglasses frame can be a blank canvas on which you can give your inner Van Gogh free rein. Inspired by the World Maker Faire, we start with a nice, wide, solid color frame with thick temple arms. That’s the clean slate on which your imagination can run as far as your frame will carry it.
 

 
Custom decorating your glasses is easy! Just take a permanent marker in a contrasting color to your frame, and use it to put monochromatic or multicolor polka dots on your glasses.
 

 
Here’s the finished product of how our glasses came out. Let us know what you think, and we’d also love to hear your own DIY ideas in the comments below!
 

Bonus: Here are some other eyeglasses frames that would look great with polka dots!

Frame #337930
 

Frame #287630
 

Frame #665130
 

Frame #300730
 

Frame #287830
 

Frame #200930
 
Finally, if you are not DYI inclined, we carry frames that come with polka dots, like these:

Frame #631118
 
 
 

Wednesday, October, 1 2014 by

Maker Faire Inspired DIY Glasses Cases


 
Here at Zenni we’re all about the DIY spirit, as you can probably tell from infographics like this one, and there are few events in the world that capture the do-it-yourself attitude quite like the famous World Maker Faire in New York.
 
Labeled as “the greatest show and tell on Earth,” the Maker Faire is a hodgepodge of talented “makers” putting their wares on display and sharing knowledge and innovation. Comprised of techies, artists, engineers and craftsmen, the participants at the Maker Faire are truly an inspiring bunch.
 
In honor of them and this amazing event, which takes place this weekend, we decided to put together a blog post that features “makers” of a different sort. We searched the web and found some unique blogger tutorials for making your own glasses cases and they were so good that we had to share!
 
Check out the finished products below and be sure to click through to the full tutorials on each site.
 

Leather Sunglasses Holder from A Beautiful Mess

 

 
This tutorial is super easy to follow and the finished product looks really professional. We love the added clasp to keep your glasses in and the black leather glasses on front are a great touch. Read the whole thing here.
 

Simple Fabric Cases from Poppytalk

 

 
These are so fun and easy to make. All you need is calico or plain fabric, fabric markers, scissors and a needle with thread! For more, visit the full tutorial.
 

Hand Sewn Felt Cases from Design Sponge

 

 
Taken from one of crafter Kata Golda’s book, these lovely DIY glasses cases are so artistic! Click here to learn how to make them yourself.
 

If all else fails…

 

 
We understand that not everyone is the DIY type. Sometimes you just want have someone else make it for you! If this is the case (pun intended!) with you, don’t worry. You can always browse our selection of eyeglass cases and find the perfect one to fit your personality.

 
 
 

Saturday, September, 20 2014 by

Frame Friday: Football Team Matchups

We love football here at Zenni and are super excited about the games this weekend. We’ve even selected some frames that announce your team spirit and complement your logo wear. Bonus: Several frames are made of tough, flexible plastic, making them ideal for rowdy celebrations and even a few hours of playing football with your friends.

 
San Francisco vs. Dallas
 

 
49′ers fans can paint the town red with these frames: They’re sure to get you noticed at the game and at the bars afterward. They are also made of flexible plastic, which means that you aren’t as likely to break them if you get overenthusiastic at the game.
 

 
Whether you are watching the Cowboys play or engaging in some casual team sports yourself, these silver and gray frames will not only help you see, but also keep you comfortable: They are made from hypoallergenic acetate, so they aren’t so likely to irritate your skin, even if you work up a sweat!
 
Denver vs. Indianapolis
 

 
Broncos fan? Check out these orange-trimmed frames: Pair them with a blue and white shirt and you’ll be all set for the season.
 

 
Colts fans can enthusiastically enjoy the game while not worrying about breaking their frames: These blue frames are made from flexible plastic, so feel free to let loose at the game or tailgate party.
 
 Atlanta vs. New Orleans
 

 
If you love the Falcons, try wearing a red shirt and these black and silver Zennis. We particularly love the cut-out temples that seriously update your style without going overboard.
 

 
If you are a Saints fan, we’ve got a pair of black frames that may be just your style. Not only do they go with just about everything, but the rectangle frames have a sleek, sporty look. Get them with tinted lenses if you enjoy going out to see the games live!
 
Finally, whether you’re at the game, at the bar, or at home, make sure to take a picture of yourself and use the #ZenniFashion hashtag for a chance to win a $300 Nordstrom gift card!
 
 

Friday, September, 5 2014 by

See Who Rocked Their Glasses Best at the 2014 Emmy Awards!

TV has the Emmys. We have the Zennis!

 

We’re presenting our 2014 Zennis to the TV stars who rocked their glasses the best at Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, as well as at the Creative Arts Emmys held one day earlier.

 

The first Zenni goes to Jim Rash (shown with Community co-star Joel McHale), who looks great in his black horn rims, which was the most popular style of the stars.

 

 

It’s not unlike Zenni frame 635521:

 

 

In the variations-on-the-theme category, Al Roker gets the Zenni Award for his beautiful glasses featuring tortoiseshell front rims with solid brown ornamented temple arms. He’s shown here with Sarah Silverman, who won a writing Emmy for her variety special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.

 

Silverman made headlines for claiming to have a pot-vaporizing pen with her, so maybe that’s why it looks like she’s got the munchies for Roker’s glasses.

 

 

If she was still hungry after devouring those, she could feast on a similar Zenni frame, 785725:

 

 

Stephen Colbert skipped his typical rimless glasses …

 

 

… choosing instead to go with the flow, in distinguished looking full-rim ombre glasses, with a black top, tortoiseshell bottom, and keyhole bridge.

 


 
Check out Zenni’s ombre tortoiseshell frame 120625:
 

 
Maybe Colbert should have stuck to his rimless glasses, or at least skipped the routine about his imaginary friend, which got no laughs and must have had some people wondering if he is the right choice to replace glasses-wearer David Letterman.
 

All’s right with the world in this shot, with both Colbert and Letterman in rimless glasses.

 

 
Either of them – and you! – would look great in Zenni frame 134711 (shown here with lens shape 238):
 

 

Host Seth Meyers had some fun donning rimless sunglasses …

 

 
… for a play on words involving the last names of two presenters, Debra Messing and Jim Parsons, calling them “Messing Parsons,” and invoking CSI star David Caruso.
 

 
Give that host a Zenni! Perhaps Zenni frame 164714 (shown with lens shape 353), with an 80 percent amber or gray tint:
 

 

Maybe the key to killing at the Emmys is sticking to your usual eyeglasses.

 

Key and Peele were funnier than Colbert, with Jordan Peele rocking his familiar black front, tan temple arm glasses.

 


 
He gets the Zenni for looking consistently awesome in his glasses, and you can, too, in Zenni frame 185321:

 

 

Aside from black horn rims, another super trendy eyeglasses style, translucent wayfarers, batted .500 when it came to winning Emmys. (Everybody wearing cool glasses won Zennis!)

 

Fred Armisen of Portlandia

 

 

… lost the best supporting actor award in a comedy series Emmy to Modern Family star Ty Burrell, in wayfarer-style translucents.

 

 

You’ll look just as awesome in Zenni’s translucent frame 307223.

 

 

Jon Voight of Ray Donovan was elegant in a white scarf and rectangular half-rims.


 
Zenni frame 777515 is just as cool, if not maybe a little cooler:
 

 

Don Was, who led the ’80s band Was (Not Was), won for music direction for The Beatles: The Night That Changed America. He gets the Zenni for best blast-from-the-past, in his throwback round, silver-rimmed sunglasses.

 

 

Here’s his award, Zenni frame A8450021, a pair of round, non-prescription sunglasses:

 

 

Unfortunately (if you like seeing people in glasses, like we do) most of the female presenters and winners skipped eyewear. But Kathy Bates, who won best supporting actress in a miniseries for American Horror Story: Coven, gets the Zenni for rocking her black oval cat-eye glasses.

 

 

Here’s her Zenni Award – frame 628221:

 

 

Congratulations to all the Emmy and Zenni winners!

 
 
 

Tuesday, August, 26 2014 by