Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor

Jamie’s coverage includes news and developments in frames, sunwear and fashion accessories markets, including product, marketing initiatives, companies and brand licenses. She is the editor of Style.Pages, a monthly print feature exploring fashion trends in eyewear and sunwear as well as its accompanying e-blast. Jamie also edits VMail ProductWatch, a weekly e-newsletter offering briefings on frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line additions. She also manages Vision Monday’s social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn. Contact Jamie at jwilson@jobson.com.

Check.Out: Eye Department; Eyecare and Eyewear

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, November 12, 2018 12:30 AM WOOW Eyewear was created as a collection under Face à Face, and has now grown into a strong individual brand for the young and bold, sold in more than 40 countries across the world. Between traditional style and casual fashion, the WOOW style speaks to all with a sense of humor. The little message inserted in the end tip of the frame will make you smile first thing in the morning.

Westward Leaning Collabs With Jewelry Label, Alexis Bittar, on Capsule Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, November 12, 2018 12:30 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Sunglass brand, Westward Leaning, and Brooklyn-based jewelry design label, Alexis Bittar have come together to create an innovative sunglass capsule collection for fall 2018.

What Are You Wearing?: The Optical Boutique, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, November 12, 2018 12:30 AM Sue started out in the optical industry working at The Optical Boutique as a licensed optician 25 years ago. She loved it so much she bought the store when the original owner decided to retire.

Autumnal Ambers

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, November 12, 2018 12:29 AM WHAT: Still in the theme of autumnal hues to add to the perfect fall palette, the color Amber, a brownish yellow, has been steadily trending. This deep, rich yellow-tone similar to Pantone 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow, which is described as a “savory and spicy yellow,” is a stylish way to add color to any fall look.

Amazing Eyes of the Animal Kingdom

By Jamie Wilson

Friday, November 9, 2018 1:38 PM NEW YORK—While the human eye can do some very impressive things, our eyes are by no means the best of the best or even the most interesting. With phrases like “Birds-Eye View,” “Hawk Eye” and “Eagle Eye” there’s no doubt that some eyes of the animal kingdom are capable of amazing feats. However, while other species like starfish might have less capable sight, their visual capabilities have fascinated scientists for decades. In some of Vision Monday’s past Today’s Reads we’ve covered fascinating animal eyes before whether they’ve been goats or sharks, so why stop a good thing. There are so many species in the world that can do the unthinkable with the help of their vision. Let’s take a look at some of these interesting eyes.

Check.Out: Durant Sessions

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM Founded in 2006 in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, dutil. Eyewear focuses on providing outstanding product and service without pretense. Originally solely a denim distributor, the brand expanded its offerings in 2017 to include an inaugural eyewear collection, The Quintessential Series. Designed in Canada and handcrafted by the most sought-after artisans in Japan, the elegant, sophisticated line explores innovative shapes, colors and concepts.

Earth Tones

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM WHAT: Neutral, earth tones such as variations of brown, beige or tan or Pantone-specific colors as stated in their Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018 including Pantone 14-1116 “Almond Buff” which is a natural baby camel shade with understated appeal or Pantone 16-1438 “Meerkat”—a highly adaptable toasty brown.

Kenmark Eyewear Collaborates With Gemma Styles on Sunwear Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kenmark Eyewear has debuted its collaboration with writer, #GirlCrush founder, and sister of Harry Styles, Gemma Styles. The line of sunglasses launched exclusively on Kenmark Eyewear’s e-commerce website, baxterandbonny.com.

What Are You Wearing?: Salle Opticians, Atlanta, Georgia

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM Wendy has been in the industry for 31 years. She came to the U.S. from England in 1987 and worked for an optician. She loved the job so much she apprenticed and became a licensed optician two years later.

Tura Debuts New Tura by Lara Spencer Eyewear Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:52 AM NEW YORK—Tura Inc. has announced the launch of a new collection—Tura by Lara Spencer. Spencer is most recognized as a co-anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and creator and host of HGTV’s “Flea Market Flip.” Her love for flea market finds, passion for color and attraction to bold jewelry makes her the ideal guest designer for Tura and the collection embraces her ability to transform vintage finds into something contemporary.

Safilo Eyewear Offers First Optical Range for Women

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:51 AM PADUA, Italy and SECAUCUS, N.J.—For fall/winter 2018, Safilo Group has launched a women’s range of optical styles under its Safilo collection of frames, celebrating the design, functional innovation and “Made-in-Italy” know-how for which the brand is recognized.

Happy ‘Dirty Thirty’ Vision Expo West

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:46 AM Earlier this month, I was fortunate to celebrate another year around the sun. While I treat every year as a “milestone” birthday (after all, you only turn each age once), I definitely understand making an extra splash for certain years. At 18, for example, you legally become an adult, which is a huge deal. And at 21 you’re legally allowed to cope with those new responsibilities of said adulthood with a nice cocktail. That’s an even bigger deal.

What Are You Wearing?: Madison Optometric Center, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:44 AM Lynn has been in the optical industry for over 30 years working at various jobs from lab rep to frame rep, and she is now the owner of her own optical here at Madison Optometric Center.

Vint & York Debut Time Capsule Collection With Smithsonian

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:42 AM NEW YORK—Vint & York, the New York-based brand has collaborated with Smithsonian to create The Time Capsule collection which features four new frame styles that take inspiration from the striking historical backstories and images of Smithsonian’s historical artifacts.

Check.Out: Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:41 AM Built for fit but styles for fashion, TC Charton has been focusing on crafting beautiful Asian fit eyewear since 2009. Each style is inspired and named after a real person with a specific fitting need. TC Charton is a vast collection with over 150 styles that includes women, men, kids, and sunglasses.