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: Sunshine Eye Clinic

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM The eyewear brand, NW77th by Studio Optyx seeks to cater to an urban chic lifestyle in a fresh and interesting way. This selection of eyewear melds cool, luxury frames with an attainable price point. The NW77th brand creates an overall experience for its wearers and exudes a unique vibe and energy that defines modern and cultural living.

Safilo Celebrates Harper’s BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary With Sunglass Capsule Collection

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Safilo Group is honoring Harper’s BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary with the “First in Fashion-First in Eyewear,” an exclusive eyewear collaboration that affirms the trendsetting thought leadership powered by the unique heritage that both of these companies possess.

Sleek Shields

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Side shields have been elevated from function to fashion and are gracing many fall/winter frames. From luxury takes on the traditional look and sleek additions to frames to subtle trendy styles, there are a variety of fashion statements that shields are being utilized for.

What Are You Wearing?: Amazing Eyes Optical Boutique, Foley, Alabama

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Lisa has worked in the optical industry for 10 years while her husband has been in the industry for 21 years. “We opened an independent optical boutique in Foley, Alabama over 10 years ago and I started working there with him.”

Love Symbol #2: The Color Formerly Known as Purple

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, September 8, 2017 1:59 PM NEW YORK—What’s your favorite color? This is a question we’ve all answered at one time or another. And if we’re taking guesses, for New Yorkers it’s most likely 50 shades of black and for me, it’s always been pink. While colors can be a vehicle for self-expression and conveying emotion, how many of us can truly say we have a “signature” color? Click here to read this week's edition of VMail Weekend.

Check.Out: Insight Eyecare

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM The Dior eyewear collection by Safilo fascinates with sophisticated designs coupled with glamourous flair. This collection exudes both contemporary design and femininity that is showcased in its refined styles that express a certain level of creativity and a stylistic statement. High quality manufacturing and Dior’s creative spirit come together to celebrate the Maison’s elegance and savoir-faire.

Illesteva Debuts Limited Edition Sunglass With the Michael Jackson Estate

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Illesteva, a New York-based eyewear brand, is releasing a limited edition sunglass style created in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson.

Reformed Rounds

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM What: To reform is to change into an improved form or condition. These frames take aspects of geometric trends and the classic round silhouette, adding a new take to the traditional round shape by creating edges. These looks offer slight modifications to the quintessentially round look—creating an evolution to this traditional style.

What Are You Wearing?: Zoom Optical, Toronto, Ontario

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 AM Monica has been working in the optical industry for 19 years. While in university, she got the opportunity to work as an optical assistant at an eyeglass boutique as well as a model for an eyewear photoshoot. After graduation, she decided to go to opticianry school and pursue a career in the optical industry. “I found this field very interesting because it involves education about our eyes and a sense of fashion.”

Fashion Meets Function

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM I got my first pair of glasses in the fifth grade, and oddly enough I was initially very excited. At the time, glasses were still more widely viewed as a medical device than a fashion statement. So, by the time I got to sixth grade, the newness wore off and I switched over to contact lenses, wearing my glasses sparingly.

Cat's Meow

By Jamie Wilson
Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:00 PM What: As with many things in fashion, popular trends always seem to have more than one go-round in the spotlight and the cat eye silhouette is no different. In both optical and sun these frame styles can come in the more traditional cat eye look, while others are more of a cat eye 2.0. Either way, these styles are the cat’s meow!

What Are You Wearing?: Eyeballs, Seattle, Washington

By Jamie Wilson
Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 PM Sophia has been in the industry for about seven months. “I have been an eyewear enthusiast since I was a child and after spending years in the veterinary field I was looking for a change. I was given the opportunity to start an apprenticeship to become an optician.”

Check.Out: Elegant Eyes

By Jamie Wilson
Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:05 AM The Sabine Be brand created by Sabine Bégault-Vagne, an optician in Orléans, France exudes quality. With her knowledge of optical coupled with her designer skills, the collection, handmade in France, showcases unique and distinctive frames that truly represent her own personality. The quality in every detail is of the utmost importance.

Maui Jim and Vinylize Collaborate on Limited Edition Sunglass

By Jamie Wilson
Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:05 AM LAHAINA, Hawaii—Maui Jim and Vinylize have come together to create a limited edition sunglass handcrafted from vinyl records called Hula Blues.

Inside the ‘Fintastic’ Eye of the Shark

By Jamie Wilson
Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:39 PM NEW YORK—From the blood thirsty Great White shark devouring swimmers in “Jaws” to Bruce the Australian shark struggling with his quest to see fish as friends and not food in Disney and Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” sharks have succumbed to many negative myths and misconceptions. With Shark Week 2017 coming to an end, we thought we’d share some lesser known facts about one of the earth’s oldest creatures to top off the festivities. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.
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