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Thursday, February 10, 2011


Erker's Eyewear is showcasing the latest collection of SAMA Eyewear, Badgley Mischka and Loree Rodkin Eyewear. Come see these entire collections excusively at Erkers on Saturday from 10:00-5:00. Come on into Erker's and see what everyone is talking about.

Sama is the confluence of original designs, superlative materials and revolutionary production techniques. Merging East with West in perfect harmony, Sama is manufactured, assembled and finished by hand in Japan for a fit and finish unachievable anywhere else on Earth.

Modern yet classic, stylish yet understated, Sama is the preferred eyewear of such superstars as Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon and Colin Farrell, and has been featured in dozens of blockbuster Hollywood films including Miami Vice, Mission: Impossible III, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka
In the frenetic and often tumultuous fashion industry, Mark Badgley and James Mischka are a rare breed. Hailed by Vogue as being amongst the “Top 10 American Designers” and the darlings of the young Hollywood set, this design team has made its mark with the most glamorous, stylish and wearable evening wear to come down the runway in years.

Since joining forces in 1988, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have captivated the fashion press and prominent retailers with a sophisticated style that caters to a younger, more modern couture customer, while still appealing to women of all ages. “Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the Forties” say Mark and James, whose designs are simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant. Badgley Mischka’s timeless designs are favorites of such celebrities as Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Judd.

Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear

In 2006, Mark and James joined forces with longtime friend Sheila Vance of Sama Eyewear to create an eyewear collection worthy of the Badgley Mischka name. The result was Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear, a glamorous collection of ophthalmics and sunglasses for women and men that recalls the “Golden Age of Hollywood” and remains true to Badgley Mischka’s design philosophy. The chic women’s styles are highlighted by the elegant and innovative use of laser cut and cast titanium, exotic feathers, Swarovski crystals and pearls. The stunning men’s styles feature modern interpretations of classic designs and incorporate premium metals and plastics to make a bold fashion statement. Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear puts the couture back into eyewear.

Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear

For 2007, Mark Badgley, James Mischka and legendary eyewear designer Sheila Vance prove that style and elegance can be part of an active lifestyle with the introduction of Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear. This exciting new collection features stylish men’s and women’s eyewear crafted using exclusive, high-performance lenses and a sport-engineered fit. Eschewing sport eyewear’s traditional unisex design philosophy, Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear breaks the rules by offering styles specifically designed for either men or women. Women’s styles are delicate and feature feminine shapes and beautiful colors. Men’s styles exhibit a masculine presence highlighted by accents in wood and titanium. Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear is perfect for fashionistas and athletes, both on and off the playing field.

Loree Rodkin
Loree Rodkin managed the careers of Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Jessica Parker and Virginia Madsen before turning her considerable talents to jewelry design. A rebel at heart, Rodkin’s non-conformist style is a fusion of modern, gothic and classical elements. Rodkin’s incomparable jewelry is frequently seen on the red carpet at the Academy Awards®, Golden Globes® and the Grammy Awards®.

Loree Rodkin Eye Couture by Sama

Determined to create an eyewear collection of unrivaled luxury, Rodkin teamed with legendary eyewear designer Sheila Vance of Sama Eyewear. Vance worked with Rodkin to create frame designs and decorative elements that perfectly translate the essence of Rodkin’s jewelry into the eyewear milieu.

The collection incorporates Rodkin’s iconic fleur-de-lys, peace signs, crosses and skulls, with Vance’s innovative eyewear designs, luxurious materials (pure titanium, Japanese zyl, Swarovski crystals, etc.), and ultra-premium lenses (utilizing an exclusive lens layering process that produces a multi-colored effect without a gradient tint).

One of the most breathtaking and exclusive eyewear collections available, Loree Rodkin Eye Couture by Sama is a favorite of superstars Elton John, Cher, and Steven Tyler, and is the ultimate jewelry for the face.