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 4-22-14

By Deirdre Carroll
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:00 AM A weekly update on the latest in frame, sun, spectacle lens and contact lens line collections and additions.

In This Edition...

LAUNCHES
Safilo: Jack Spade
SECOND LOOKS
Viva: Temple Twist
Visionsource: Fresh Day Hydrogel CLs
Zyloware: Stetson
ALSO NEW

Innovation As a Team Sport

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:05 AM It’s not a Leadership Summit without dedicating a little time to the namesake topic. The Leadership & Innovation session addressed how executive leaders are learning to embrace and foster creativity and new ideas within their organizations.

A Conversation With Andrea Guerra, CEO, Luxottica Group

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:04 AM The VM Summit’s Leadership & Innovation session explored the perspective of global leaders today; those charged with managing complex organizations, executing strategies and coping with new, emerging forms of competition.

ABOUT FACE

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Arnette Eyewear Launches First Optical Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM ENCINITAS, Calif.—Arnette Eyewear has introduced a new collection of optical frames featuring bold colorways and unique style details mixed with some of the legacy styles that created the brand’s following early on.

Aspex Debuts Patented ModifEye Adjustable Readers Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.—Aspex Eyewear has launched its newest optical collection, ModifEye.

Avalon Relaunches the Déjà Vu Collection for 2014

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NORTHVALE, N.J.—Avalon Eyewear has revamped and relaunched its Déjà Vu Eyewear Collection for Winter/Spring 2014.

Ed Beiner Redefines the ‘Trunk Show’

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM Customization, individualization, personalization— it goes by many names but one thing is for certain; offering customers the ability to make their eyewear their own is a bona fide trend.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Safilo Group Unveils Jack Spade Optical Collection

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Safilo Group and Jack Spade, the American men’s accessories and apparel brand, have launched a collection of Jack Spade men’s optical frames.

Style.Pages Check.Out: Texarkana Eye Associates

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM Made from the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, the Scott Harris Collection offers looks that go from casual to professional, playful to dramatic, edgy to refined, for both men and women.

Bold Face: Desert Beauties

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, April 18, 2014 1:30 PM The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Palms Springs, Calif. not only brings all the hottest music acts to desert but also brought out all the hot young things in this week’s Bold Face

Persol Celebrates 'Film Noir'

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:30 PM MILAN—To celebrate the launch of its Film Noir Edition capsule collection, Luxottica held an event in Milan on Feb. 20 at the city’s iconic Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

Maui Jim 'Like You've Never Seen'

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:35 PM Maui Jim has launched their first international integrated marketing campaign – “Like You’ve Never Seen” – that places the focus on the brand’s reputation for the enhanced color, clarity, and detail that can be seen through Maui Jim lenses, the company said. 

James Franco Shoots For Gucci

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:30 PM Gucci has release a Techno Color Sunglasses video directed by actor and writer James Franco, who also stars in the short film.
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