Deirdre Carroll

Deirdre Carroll, Senior Editor

Deirdre covers news and developments in the frames, sunwear and fashion accessories markets, including products, marketing initiatives, companies and brand licenses. She also oversees retail buying and merchandising trends in these sectors. Deirdre is the editor of Style.Pages, a monthly print feature exploring fashion trends in ophthalmic eyewear and sunwear. She is the editor of VMail ProductWatch, a weekly e-newsletter offering lively briefings on frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line additions. She is also the editor of Bold Face and High Visibility on VisionMonday.com and oversees Vision Monday’s social media properties @VisionMonday, Facebook.com/VisionMonday and LinkedIn. Contact Deirdre at dcarroll@jobson.com.

VMail ProductWatch for 2-9-16

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:01 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Edison Optics: More to Love
Fused Kontacts: SpectraVue
SECOND LOOKS
Marcolin: Harley-Davidson
A&A: Crocs Junior
Etnia Barcelona: Vintage Collection
ALSO NEW

VMail ProductWatch for 2-2-16

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 8:58 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
L’Amy America: Champion Eyes
Vision Ease: Coppertone Green
SECOND LOOKS
Safilo: Marc Jacobs
ClearVision: Revo
Eastern States: Chantal Thomass
ALSO NEW

VMail ProductWatch for 1-26-16

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:55 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Tura: L.A.M.B. & gx by Gwen Stefani
Maui Jim: Blue Hawaii
SECOND LOOKS
Altair: Sunlites
Match: Aero
Opsales: Solar Panels
ALSO NEW

Editor Picks: Shared Vision(s) With Kingsley Rowe Eyewear

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:03 AM LOS ANGELES—Like attracts like. So for Kingsley Rowe, a new eyewear brand that “embrace[s] the spirit of fashion forward design and all avenues creative,” based here, partnering with creative types for its newest digital campaign was a natural. Called “Shared Vision,” the campaign was created to celebrate inspired and unconventional visions of entrepreneurial influencers.

VMail ProductWatch for 1-19-16

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 8:52 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Mad Vision: iHuman
Signet Armorlite: Kodak DSII
SECOND LOOKS
Safilo: Kate Spade
Kenmark: Original Penguin
ClearVision: Aspire
ALSO NEW

Hello.

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM From the other side… of 2015. Another year is over and I don’t know about you, but I usually greet the end of a year in a reflective mood and approach the new one with a sense of expectation about great things to come.

On The Rocks

By Deirdre Carroll
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:05 AM Who: The Taj Mahal, the Washington Monument, the Pantheon and a slew of other ancient Greek and Roman buildings; Alexander Wang’s debut collection for Balenciaga; people in Knoxville, Tenn.; collectors of cheese plates; sculptors and any blogger known for their artfully arranged tabletop still lives.

Check.Out: River City Eyecare

By Deirdre Carroll
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:04 AM Founded in 2011 by Shaun Paterson, Shauns seeks to redefine California style while challenging the notion of what luxury should really stand for. Paterson’s upbringing in Europe and his affection for his new home in California are influential in the Shauns aesthetic.

Golden Globes 2016: See All the Nominated Eyeglasses Looks

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:15 PM

The 73rd annual Golden Globes kicked off Awards season this year on Sunday, Jan. 10. Of course the red carpet can always be counted on for some serious fashion and eyewear and sunwear often make an appearance. But this year, the folks over at Vint and York have rounded up all the eyewear looks in the films that were nominated for a Golden Globe this year.

For Tom Ford, the Real Runway Is the Red Carpet

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:10 PM

“One of the most effective ways Ford showcases his designs is by dressing celebrities on the red carpet, with the world’s paparazzi and social media diffusing the images globally within seconds,” says Dan Rookwood, U.S. editor at luxury online retailer and destination Mr Porter. “The red carpet is his true catwalk; celebrities his models.”

Hollywood’s Leading Men Shine at Golden Globe Awards

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:05 PM Come award’s season it’s usually the women who are the focus of the reporters cameras and questions as everyone clamors to learn everything about an actresses award show look. But this year, just like the #AskHerMore movement encouraged reporters to ask these leading ladies more about their craft and performances, MR Magazine flipped the script and has provided us a slideshow of all the most dapper of leading men and their red carpet looks.

VMail ProductWatch for 1-12-16

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:49 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Essilor: Smart Blue Filter
Wiley X: WorkSight
SECOND LOOKS
Smith: Fall Collection
Inspecs: Savile Row
Modern Optical: Modz Titanium
ALSO NEW

VMail ProductWatch for 1-5-16

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 8:46 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES

Shauns California Optical Line
Luzerne: TheraBlue
SECOND LOOKS
Marcolin: Emilio Pucci
Match: Helium
ClearVision: Ellen Tracy
ALSO NEW

VMail ProductWatch for 12-29-15

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 8:43 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Luzerne: TheraBlue
SECOND LOOKS
Oakley: Latch
REM: Spine
Zig: Ziggy and Jean Reno
ALSO NEW

VMail ProductWatch EyeVote for 12-22-15 PART 2

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:03 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

Readers' Choice
SPECTACLE LENSES
Lens Company: Hoya
Lens Brand: Varilux
Anti-Reflective Coating: Crizal
Photochromic Lens Brand: Transitions
Lens Brand, New Launch: Sync

CONTACT LENSES
Contact Lens Company: Alcon
Toric Brand: Biofinity
Daily Disposable Brand: Dailies Total 1
Extended Wear Disposable: Air Optix Night & Day
Multifocal Brand: Air Optix Multifocal
New Contact Lens Launch: Ultra
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