Nathalie Blanc is a true ambassador for the French manufacturing and excellence in know-how, and her talent exudes in the refined and delicate frames she designs, the ones that combine the perfect harmony between the eye, the style, and material.
Starting in childhood, she grew up wearing eyeglasses, and most never fir her face, let alone her sense of style and fashion. “I was so embarrassed to wear my eyeglasses, and this trauma has been pivotal in my life”, says Nathalie.
As a teenager, the idea of shaking the world of eyewear had become an obsession. Nathalie made a promise to herself to create her universe, to reinvent a style where this functional and unattractive accessory would reflect one’s style, personality, and aesthetics.
After designing eyewear for others, she started her own brand with a luxury collection from her Paris home in 2015. Her attention to detail in her work and creations reflects her passion for art, design, and architecture, in which beauty and elegance fuse. Each frame features a distinguished two-tone detail at the end of the temples. With overtones of the 1970s, the frames have featured a delicate flash or graduated lens and sophisticated combinations of the French know-how.
Nathalie Blanc Paris creates its own acetate plates. Noble materials are used such as cellulose acetate, made from cotton blossom and seaweed. The acetates are organic and recyclable and they offer an infinite possibility of colors, constructions, and shapes. The particularity of this acetate is its extraordinary quality and breathtaking beauty. They often age them over thirty years to reinforce their solidity.
The lenses are also made in France. The sunglasses, signed by Carl Zeiss and Divel are equipped with anti-reflection for high protection of the retina.
Nathalie Blanc collaborates with Mazzucchelli acetate to develop artisanal frame series that feature layers of depth through the finest materials in optical. Cellulose acetate is a plant-based plastic that is hypoallergenic. This material was first used for eyewear in the late 1940’s because of brittleness and other problems with previously used plastics. Today’s acetates are known for being strong, lightweight, and flexible.
Insightful and innovative, Nathalie Blanc has, since autumn 2017, included an exclusive metal collection. Each piece of the frame is handmade. Elegant and sleek, metal glasses are the result of a complex and precise process. Entirely manufactured in France, the frames are laminated in 22k gold, with stunning intricate detail, with the two-tone spatula on either end of the temples.
We thought we would share just a few models to whet your appetites. For more information, visit their website here.
Harry is a timeless acetate model with softened lines thanks to its round shape. Available in Brown Copacabana shell, Blue shell, Black, and Champagne.
Marie ElodieMarie Elodie looks both chic and casual and features real rivets. Available in soft nude flake, blue/male nougatine, and exclusive bi plating mix.
The flutter shape of the Virginia brings a chic and retro look. Again with real rivets, the Virginia is available in shagreen, brown, and brushed khaki.
Inspired by the 60s, the Mylene is available in 6 colors, black, champagne, tortoise, cream, rust, and blue-gray
Last but not least we present a Silmo D’or Award-Winning sunglass. The Suzanne is a very feminine oversize metal round frame. Its inverted bridge reduces the curve of the nose. Available in pale gold, white gold, pink gold, and navy blue.