Monocle is an award winning global affairs and lifestyle magazine that focuses on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. Geared toward readers who are interested in opportunities and experiences beyond their national borders. Monocle also releases a travel guide series focusing on different cities from around the world, speaking in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets. Leisure Society’s Shane Baum was interview for their article Dark Stars, in Monocle magazine’s 2017 July/August Issue 105, volume 11. This article is about six Los Angeles based eyewear designers making big strides in the eyewear industry. Shane Baum is pictured wearing the Clairaut in 18k Rose Gold / White form Leisure Society’s Summer 2017 Collection.




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Clairaut in 24k Gold / Navy

Kingdom is a luxury golfing lifestyle magazine, creating elegant golf publications that are known for substance and quality in all areas on and off the golf course. The Ashbee in Gold / 24k and the Southport in Blonde Tortoise / 18k were featured in their article Just Go. The article highlights the best products for traveling light, ” Remember: wherever you’re going, you don’t need much – just the best”.

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Ashbee in Gold / 24k


Southport in Blonde Tortoise / 18k

Newport Beach Magazine showcases the best Newport Beach, Orange County’s most upscale and vibrant community, has to offer for seasoned locals to international visitors. Newport Beach Magazine covers everything from design and fashion to lifestyle and travel. Always highlighting the people, places and things that make Newport Beach truly unique. The Èze was mentioned by Heather Hart, owner of Lavender Salon and Boutique in Newport Beach, in the article In The Bag in the June/July 2017 issue.

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Èze in Black / 24k Gold

Our friends at Spex by Ryan certainly do a good job of framing the talented individuals that come through their shop in Regina, Saskatchewan. We’re loving these shots of Taenelle wearing her Vanderbilt by photographer Alan Yuen.

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Vanderbilt – 12k Silver / Smoke

Where® is the world’s premier name in travel publishing. Where gives travelers dining, shopping, and entertainment options all created by local editors. June issue of Where® Phoenix + Scottsdale featured Leisure Society in their shopping section highlighting their summer fashion picks and the local shops to get them at. Leisure Society frames shown are the Club 55 in Antique Silver / 12k, Le Cannet in Silver / 12k, and the Viesters in Slate (12k). When you are in the Phoenix area be sure to stop by our friends at Framed Ewe to pick up the latest from Leisure Society.




Club 55 in Antique Silver / 12k


Le Cannet in Silver / 12k


Viesters in Slate (12k)

The 2017 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards ceremony took place last night at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom and was hosted by Seth Myers. Congratulations are in order to Raf Simons, the Creative Director of Calvin Klein, who took home both the womenswear and menswear designer of the year. This year’s CFDA Fashion Awards were rooted in feminism and philanthropy with honorees ranging from Gloria Steinem to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. You can have a look at the entire list of winners and honorees here.

CEO of the CFDA, Steven Kolb, arrived looking sharp in his Robert Geller tuxedo along with his Ashbee in Silver/Black optical frames.

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CFDA CEO Steven Kolb and CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg
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Ashbee – Silver/Black (12k)

Spectr Magazine, the “International Eyewear Fashion Magazine”, presents the exciting world of eyewear in all of its beautiful details. It is a great resource for eyewear catered to connoisseurs and industry insiders. The Saville and Gambier were front and center in their French Icon feature. The Ceylon was also featured in their Work it Harder Munich photoshoot. Check out the rest of our collection at Leisure Society.


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Saville LTD. Pearl / 18k Rose Gold



Gambier in Matte Tortoise / Antique 18k Gold



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Ceylon in 12k Silver / Black





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We created a limited edition frame that is part of an eyewear capsule collection called, Frames For A Cause; put together by the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA). Barneys New York has come aboard as the official retail partner and proceeds from the Leisure Society frame will benefit the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer® (FTBC), a foundation of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Barneys New York launched the frame at their flagship store in New York and online.

The FTBC is a charitable initiative of the CFDA that raises funds and public awareness for breast cancer. Designer Shane Baum honored the FTBC by incorporating the official colors (blue and white) and the logo of the charity into the new frame. The limited edition cat eye frame is handmade in Japan from 12k white gold titanium with a hidden spring hinge. Only 20 of these frames were produced.

The 10 CFDA participating eyewear designers for CFDA x Frames For A Cause are: Shane Baum for Leisure Society, Selima Salaun for Selima Optique, Blake Kuwahara, Jeff Press for Morgenthal Frederics, Patty Perreira for Barton Perreira, Daniel Silberman for Illesteva, Barbara McReynolds and Gai Cherardi for L.A. Eyeworks, Robert Marc, Grant Krajecki and Natalie Levy for Grey Ant, and Christian Roth.

The Leisure Society x FTBC Frame is available now at Barneys New York. The Leisure Society by Shane Baum S/S 2017 Collections are available at select retail stores and specialty eyewear boutiques like: Harrods (London), A’maree’s (Newport Beach), Visionary Optics (New York), Optometrix Beverly Hills (Los Angeles), Eye Society (Orange County), Hotel du Cap (Antibes), Opticien Createur (Monaco), Leidmann (Munich), and Mykita (Vienna).






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P.K. Subban wearing the Club 55

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P.K. Subban of the NHL’s Nashville Predators looking sharp in the Club 55 in 24k Gold / Black.



Club 55 – 24k Gold / Black

L’Officiel Italy offers its readers content from fashion, art, and beauty to the life-style with an international approach on a quarterly basis. L’Officiel featured Leisure Society’s Summer 2017 Collection in their recent fashion article, focusing on the Clairaut. They highlight Leisure Society’s focus on craftsmanship, engineering, quality, and design. Leisure Society only uses the highest quality materials such as 12k, 18k and 24k gold plated titanium for the frame and polarized CR-39, Anti-reflective UGR12™, Diamond Cast™, and a hydrophobic coating for the sun lenses. The Summer 2017 Collection combines classical inspiration and the use of state-of-the-art technologies which produces unique modern, avant-garde and elegant eyewear. The Leisure Society’s Summer 2017 Collection includes the Clairaut, Ebb, Otto, and Kepler all offered in Sunglass and Optical.




Clairaut – Antique Silver/Black


Ebb – Auburn Tortoise (12k silver)