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.

Bold Face: Talking Heads

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, March 27, 2015 3:00 PM In this week’s edition of Bold Face we feature three very versatile stars who have taken their turns not only as actors but also as talk show hosts and TV correspondents.

VMail ProductWatch for 3-24-15

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:00 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Safilo: Carrera Champion
FGX: Corinne McCormack Sun
SECOND LOOKS
Altair: Sunlites
Charmant: Esprit
ClearVision: Women’s Collections
ALSO NEW

VMail ProductWatch for 3-17-15

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Smith Optics
Area98: Robert Rüdger
SECOND LOOKS
L'Amy America: Columbia
REM Eyewear: Converse
Zyloware: Leon Max
ALSO NEW

Five Generations, 100 Years, Moscot Celebrates a Century in Business

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—In today’s disposable mindset economy, a business that survives for five or 10 years has a lot to celebrate. A business that not only survives but continues to grow and thrive? Now they need to throw one doozy of a party.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM “Hot off Mido, it’s easy to think that, once inside, all trade shows are the same. But it’s not really true, each has their own vibe and energy. Bring on VEE!”

Pierced

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM WHO: The Spring 2015 ready-to-wear presentations from Balenciaga, Fendi, Balmain, Whistles, Stella McCartney and Givenchy; as well as recently daring red carpet fashions from the likes of Kate Hudson in Versace, Miley Cyrus in Alex Vauthier and Jennifer Lopez in Charbel Zoe.

Bold Face: Funny Faces

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, March 13, 2015 4:45 PM Bold Face usually goes to the movies to laugh. So in this week’s edition, we’re highlighted the actors of three recent films that are sure to have you in stitches.

A Look Back at 100 Years of Moscot

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:30 PM NEW YORK—A hundred years gives you a lot of history to pull from. For a company with as much character as Moscot, that history is quite colorful.

Volti Familiari Hit Milan for Mido 2015

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:30 PM MILAN—Mido may be over but the memories remain. If you were unable to attend the Italian trade show in 2015, we've rounded up some of the "familiar faces" you would have missed on the floor (and a few parties!) of the Fieramilano this year.

VMail ProductWatch for 3-10-15

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:00 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Swiss Eyewear Group: Marc Stone
Kasperek USA: Pure Color
SECOND LOOKS
Safilo: Polaroid
McGee: Vera Bradley
ESE: Jaguar Sun
ALSO NEW

The Hashtag Army: Millennials Online

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 09, 2015 12:04 AM NEW YORK If you’ve been following along with VM’s Millennial Project, you already know that Millennials (people currently aged 18-34) are the first generation of “Digital Natives.”

Bold Face: Character

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, March 06, 2015 2:30 PM A character actor is a supporting actor skilled at playing distinctly unusual, interesting or eccentric characters. Often they are almost unrecognizable from part to part but the good ones have played many roles convincingly and memorably. In this week’s Bold Face, we feature three such actors who have excelled at making their characters more famous than themselves...

Group Effort

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM WHO: All of Target’s designer capsule collections, cosmetic company MAC’s celebrity collaborations, Adidas by Stella McCartney, Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith, and the Grammy award winning duo Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

Luxottica Celebrates the Launch of Michael Kors Eyewear

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On the tail end of New York Fashion Week, Luxottica and Michael Kors hosted a party for the launch of the brand’s new Miranda eyewear collection.
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