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: Bright Eyes Vision

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:20 AM Caroline Abram uses diverse materials such as resin, silver, wood and semiprecious stones in her collections which showcase flattering, feminine, unique designs. Caroline Abram’s collections of eyewear appeal to all women who want to feel beautiful, sensual or just themselves.

De Rigo Vision and Chopard Unveil Sunglass for 72nd Cannes Film Festival

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:20 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.—To celebrate the iconic partnership that Chopard has forged with the Cannes Film Festival, De Rigo has created a special edition women’s sunglass that exudes the old Hollywood glamour of the 1950s.

Something Blue

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:20 AM As the 1990s continue to trend, we’ve seen the comeback of the classic baby blue colorway. However, we’re also seeing this color trend adopted in sunglass lenses as opposed to a colored acetate. These light blue lenses come as solid tints, gradient effects or mirrored treatments.

What Are You Wearing?: Market Lane Optical, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:20 AM “I love wearing this frame because it is a unique shape, and I particularly love the thicker metal gold sides. My anti-fatigue lens design relaxes my eyes for my everyday lifestyle, as I am always on the go and spend countless working hours in front of media devices. I absolutely love the Trivex material as I am rough with my glasses.”

Skin Is In

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM As a 20-something year-old, I can firmly say that skin is in. From YouTube skin care tutorials and tips from Instagram beauty influencers to advice from wellness gurus about self-care, there is no shortage of information about skin care for women my age, younger and older. However, most of the advice tends to skew toward having a blemish-free complexion or smoothing out wrinkles. But our skin is the largest organ on our body and requires a lot more care that just aesthetics when it comes to defense against the elements.

Surviving Festival Season: Eye to Z

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, April 19, 2019 12:24 PM NEW YORK—It’s that time of the year again, festival season! As the second weekend of Coachella kicks off, music festival style has become just as important as the performers. While festival fashion reigns supreme (including sunwear) what often falls to the wayside is eye health and protection. Hours in the sun at various festivals in a range of climates from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Governor’s Ball and Lollapalooza can take its toll on our eye health leaving them dry and irritated. Here are some things to take into consideration before heading out to a weekend of fun, sun, music and a camera roll full of Instagram pics.

Finding Your Voice With Smart Voice, Smart Choice

By Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:54 PM Dave Bovenschulte, vice president, strategy for Klick Health and Justine Santa Cruz, senior vice president of enterprise and retail for Satisfi Labs anchored the “Smart Voice, Smart Choice” segment of the 2019 VM Summit. They discussed how their companies are using voice technology and smart speakers to interact with consumers and patients to create more engaging experiences.

Check Out: Gazal Eyewear

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM Gazal Eyewear is designed in Atlanta, Georgia and handcrafted in Fukuoka, Japan using materials such as Italian acetate, Japanese titanium and German hinges. Each style is created as a small batch so less than 100 of each frame color is made to order, giving customers a unique design.

Cool Cats

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM The cat eye silhouette never really seems to go out of style but simply evolves to fit today’s fashion scene. For the past couple of years, the micro cat eye dominated fashion trends especially with regard to influencers. However, the trending cat eye silhouette right now is more of an ode to the traditional 1950s and 1960s frame that characterized old glamour.

Oliver Peoples Debuts Collaboration With the Cary Grant Estate

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM NEW YORK—Oliver Peoples has collaborated with the Cary Grant Estate to bring to market an optical and sunglass style inspired by the iconic movie, “North by Northwest,” representing the style and character of “one of cinema’s greatest figures.”

What Are You Wearing?: Merivale Vision Care, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By Jamie Wilson
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM Dr. Merwiak has been in the optical industry for about seven years. She started out as a summer student, helping out at Merivale Vision Care. “It was my time at the clinic as a student that made me decide to pursue optometry as a career. Today, I am a practicing optometrist.”

Goodbye Winter, Hello Allergies

By Jamie Wilson
Friday, March 15, 2019 12:26 PM NEW YORK—It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for—spring is officially just a few days away. Everything starts to come back to life: leaves return to the trees, the grass regains its color and as the earth softens, flower come into bloom. But along with enjoying the beauty of springtime, that also means saying hello to an old friend—pesky seasonal allergies! While some stop to smell the roses, others are busy battling red, itchy, swollen eyes, incessant sneezing and general discomfort. Not exactly the ideal way to ring in a new season.

Check.Out: Style Eyes Optical

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30 AM Plein Les Mirettes (PLM) collection, born in 2012 from the French designer, Christophe Morcamp, presents evocative frames. Heritage mixes with futuristic details to delight women of all ages. Plein Les Mirettes offers unique and timeless design with bright colors, flattering shapes and quality-oriented design.

Lite Brite

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30 AM WHAT: Neon colors, which first starting making their comeback in 2018, are trending in a big way for 2019 in high fashion ensembles, streetwear, swimwear and accessories. The bright, bold, saturated tones have brought a refreshing complement to the neutrals that have been on the scene.

Meet Me in Munich: Opti 2019 Hosts 28,000 Visitors

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30 AM MUNICH, Germany—From Jan. 25 to 27 Vision Monday headed to the heart of Bavaria for opti 2019. Walking through show felt a little different this time around as the eyewear exhibition was featured among six halls of the Fairground Munich for the first time. However, the expansive show floor was no less packed as each section from hall C1 all the way to C6 was buzzing with foot traffic as it hosted around 28,000 visitors and 631 exhibitors.