Heston Blumenthal X Vision Express

Last night was the launch of celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal’s second eyewear range with Vision Express. Whilst addressing the audience Heston explained that cooking was the main inspiration behind some of the frames.  For example, some of the handles were based on chef’s knives.  Earlier he commented, “Following the success of the debut range, the objective was to inject different ingredient based colours as well as a sharp, accurate, clean design to the glasses, and I am extremely pleased with the finished product.  To me, eyewear goes far beyond the lens. The innovation and technical precision that has gone into each and every piece is something I’m proud to put my name to.”


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I’ve got 20/20 vision but I couldn’t resist trying on a few pairs.  I found the frames, particularly from the Signature collection, very flattering for a lot of face shapes.  Definitely a great option if you want to make a fashion statement with your specs.  The entire collection consists of 68 pieces in total.  16 in the sunglasses range (Heston Blumenthal Sun Collection), 16 in the premium Signature collection (this includes frames created with flowers that have been freeze-dried and shattered with liquid nitrogen!) and 36 in the Core collection.


Guests were treated to cocktails and canapés in true Heston Blumenthal style – highlights of which included smoked salmon mousse served in ice cream cones with sprinkles of pink grapefruit segments and goats cheese sandwiched by paper thin discs of mango…


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Beef tartare

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 Mango and goat’s cheese

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 Not sure what this was but it tasted like warm ice cream  and was de-licious! I had four 🙂



 Finger biscuits and tubes of rhubarb puree

The Heston Blumenthal Core (prices from £179.00 including lenses) and Sun (prices from £50.00) collections for Vision Express will be available online and from UK and Ireland stores from 2nd April 2014.  Heston’s Signature collection (prices from £209.00) will be available from 30th April 2014.


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 I’m wearing the Trent from the Heston Blumenthal Signature Collection

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Visit visionexpress.com for more information


i the stylist xx

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