If you’re a regular reader of our blogs you’ll know how much we love LTD watches. Ltd watches are the ultimate summer watch. Designed in a spectrum of bright, funky colours these on trend watches have ‘summer fun’ written all over them. As predicted the stars have caught the Ltd Watch ‘bug’ and this month’s T4 on the Beach in Weston-Super-Mare saw a host of celebrities sporting them.
Bonkers favourite, Dizzee Rascal, performed to an audience of thousands wearing his Ltd watch, as did Scotsman Calvin Harris and Girls Aloud pretenders, The Saturdays.
The beauty of Ltd watches is their exclusivity. Every style is on a limited run (hence the name) and no more than 150 copies are made in each colour – so you can own a virtually unique timepiece. Because the designs change so often it means new colours are constantly released, so there’s always plenty of choice for Ltd lovers! New colours to hit Shade Station are violet, green and red. The violet Ltd watch would look fabulous with a yellow skirt or trousers – contrast your colours to great effect!
Ltd watches are perfect for injecting a dose of colour. They lift an ordinary outfit and single the wearer out as being a fearless fashion-forward individual. For the ultimate summer wristwear you’ll be hard pushed to find anything as cool and fresh as Ltd watches and at an amazing £49 you can go wild!
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Michael Kors is renowned for his sophisticated and super chic fashion designs. On the catwalks for autumn 2009 we have seen his collections representing pieces which are simple yet glamorous. Unlike some designers which go for almost theatrical looks that only appropriate for the catwalk and not necessarily wearable for real-life, the Kors collection was extremely ready-to-wear, classic and sleek with a strong emphasis on sharp tailoring.
The same can be said for that of the designer’s new range of watches. Sleek, chic and feminine the watches look great season to season and the classic styling means that they bypass trends and will look great regardless of the current fashions. Like the new clothing line, Michael Kors watches are perfect for the office yet look fabulous when dressed up with a cocktail dress for an evening out.
Many Michael Kors watches use neutral colouring such as gold, cream and brown tones and some incorporate patterns on the bands or subtle jewelled embellishments. The range of timepieces have a rather soft yet unique look to them and are definitely considered one of the more refined style of watches making for a polished look that can be easily dressed up or down.
Many celebrities love the groomed and timeless Michael Kors style including Jennifer Lopez, Joan Allen and Jennifer Garner and many of his dresses have even been featured in films including Possession and Bandits. Keep looking out on the Shade Station site for exciting new additions to the wonderfully exquisite Michael Kors watch collection!
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Whilst we’re half way through the summer and a number of the big festivals have been and gone, there’s still time to choose your perfect shades for the upcoming UK festivals. Still to come are; Global Gathering, Womad, The Big Chill, V Festival, Reading and Leeds, SW4, Get Loaded in the Park and Bestival. For every one, there’s a great pair of sunglasses to make you look and feel fabulous.
If you like your weekends sweaty, chaotic and hardcore, then dance festivals Global Gathering and Clapham’s SW4 and Get Loaded are for you. Accessorise your skinny jeans and vest with sunglasses in bright colours and retro styles. The original Ray Ban Wayfarers are enjoying an extended fashion moment and are currently the coolest shades to be seen in. Choose them in red or blue for the perfect dance festival look and to ensure protection from flashing strobe lights!
Carrera is another great brand to be seen in, worn by Beckham and Kylie, these retro aviator style sunglasses are super fashionable. We think the Carrera ‘Hot’ style or ‘Champion’ in tortoiseshell would be right on the money for dance festival chic.
Indie and rock kids who have bought their tickets to V or Reading will be swept away by Dragon’s ‘Fame’ style sunglasses or Von Zipper’s ‘Hoss’ shades. Both are a chunky retro-looking aviator style of glasses, that ooze savvy.
For some, a laid back vibe and world music is the order of the day – if this sounds like you, team your high-waisted jeans and trilby with sunglasses that give you a slightly more grown up air or glamour. Ray Ban’s Clubmaster shades lend an ultra cool nerdy chic or if you prefer a 70s look, opt for oversized swirling Pucci sunnies for ultimate glamorous revelry. Marc Jacobs does a sexy line in oversized shades perfect for lazy afternoon dancing or you may like an injection of vintage, with a pair of classic Christian Dior sunglasses from Shade Station’s brilliant ‘Vintage’ section.
There’s the perfect pair of sunnies for you at Shade Station and with our summer sale now on, festival style can be achieved on a shoestring!
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Watches are a great way of accessorising your look and can often create quite the style statement. Through creative design and visual appeal, DKNY has managed to produce a collection of watches that convey a true sense of unique style. Having developed many dynamic and distinctive beautiful watch designs, each DKNY watch is a completely unique creation. DNKY Watches are one of the leaders in the industry of luxury fashion watches.
When investing in a watch it is important that it is versatile and can take your look from day to night. There are some beautiful models within the female range all of which with a typically New York stylish edge, super glamorous and of course highly elegant.
New for 2009 includes the DKNY NY4478 watch for women, which is unique and looks completely stunning on the wrist, oozing femininity. The timepiece is designed with a cross over bracelet and embellished with diamantes. The DKNY NY4413 is a further example of an unusually designed timepiece and has a quirky offset jewel embellished gold plated bracelet.
A number of celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Rachel Bilson all love the New York vibe of DKNY and it is certainly regarded as one of the coolest brands to be seen wearing. Why not opt for a sophisticated, chic and on trend look this season with a DKNY watch and take your look from day night in a simple flash of diamante.
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Ted Baker was founded in 1987 in Glasgow and since, has established itself as one of the leading lifestyle brands especially in the United Kingdom and United States. Ted Baker watches are part of the range of accessories range and strongly represent a sense of style and quality which is unique yet appeals to a variety of tastes.
The range of Ted Baker watches is certainly diverse and there is something for every style personality. The collection comes in an array of designs with different features and the women’s watches are beautifully delicate and feminine yet still edgy and cool. Each model comes with a different shaped clock face – some incorporating colour or a gold trim for a touch of elegance. Some of the watches also feature a chronograph option and a date display combining cool design with a unique edge.
The brand perfectly bridges the gap between high end fashion and affordability. It probably sits at the higher end of the high street so appeals to a wide range of fashion lovers and is always associated with high quality. The Ted Baker title ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’ is the perfect way to summarise the design theme and the range if watches is constantly being updated to keep up with current trends but still remain unique.
At Shade Station we are very excited to announce that we are soon to stock the new collection of Ted Baker watches (available on our site in August) which promises to continue the stylish, edgy and elegant theme of the brand. Be sure to look out for them as they are certain to be sell out!
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Every fashionista knows how to work the ‘boyfriend look’ this season. Creating a feminine silhouette with menswear is a massive trend and certainly not one to be overlooked. From low slung ‘boyfriend jeans’ and tailored over-sized jackets with the sleeves casually rolled up, to quiffs and brogues – rummaging through your boyfriend’s wardrobe is the easiest way to nail this summer’s laziest trend. But once you’ve liberated his jeans and teased your hair into a style Elvis would be proud of, why stop there? Swipe his watch too to complete the ‘look’!
You’re in luck if your other half has a penchant for flashy, geeky, space age looking watches. Particularly if it’s a Tokyo Flash watch. With flashing LEDs, unique displays and ‘space invader’ inspired designs these cutting edge timepieces are the ultimate way to accessorise your new look. The brains behind Tokyo Flash like to challenge the wearer somewhat, so before you take his watch without permission it may be wise to ask him exactly how you read it! Tokyo Flash wristwear embodies the advance of technology and innovation within interpretation of time, so throw any thoughts of traditional time telling out the window.
Once you’ve mastered the art of reading a Tokyo Flash watch, slap it on your wrist and consider yourself fully accessorised and totally ready to rock the ‘boyfriend look’. After all why should boys have all the fun?
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Ted Baker is the label universally loved by all Brits. Dominating the luxurious end of the high-street, Ted Baker is know for it’s quirky classic designs and the quality of it’s materials. Although perhaps best known for its classy clotheswear Ted Baker does a very natty line in accessories and mens and women’s watches.
Ted Baker watches for men are traditional and sturdy, yet manage to ooze an enviable cool. Making good use of expensive looking leather for the watch straps and large arresting faces with retro graphics to tell the time, Ted Baker wristwear looks appropriate whatever the event. These sophisticated timepieces look great dressed up with a suit for the office and equally hip when paired with jeans for the pub or the park. Shade Station is offering 7 amazing men’s Ted Baker watches at credit-crunch prices to help see you through the recession in perfect style!
Ladies are also spoilt for choice with Ted Baker’s fabulous range of dainty, pretty wristwear designed purely with sophisti-cats in mind. Using a smattering of diamante, some well-placed jewels and interesting detailing on the watch straps, Ted Baker’s watches for women will elevate any outfit and ensure your wrist is both glamorous and accurate! Ladies can pick up their Ted Baker watches for up to half their usual price at Shade Station right now! So hurry whilst our Super Ted watches are still in stock!
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The Tour de France is always a great opportunity for sunglasses brands to showcase their latest models, and Oakley in particular is the popular favourite to be featured. For 2009 the new Oakley Jawbone has been spotted adorning the faces of riders including Lance Armstrong and Mark Cavendish. The high tech Jawbone frames definitely seem to be providing ultimate protection and function as Cavendish has now won two stages of the iconic race this week.
Oakley is renowned for always being the first to develop eyewear innovations and technologies. So what is so special about the Jawbone? These new Oakley frames are indeed the latest in style and technology as the lenses are interchangeable and sit into the frame in such a way that they are prevented from damage, bending and the optics remain the same allowing precise and accurate vision. The design of the Jawbone really is quite special; the rubbery nose pad is a hinged pivot that can turn up, releasing a clasp on the lower jaw of the frame. The frame swings out with ease allowing for removal and change of the lenses without causing fingerprints. This also allows the riders to adjust the lenses according to the natural light. Each set of glasses also come with an extra nosepiece as the hinge can be opened and replaced – the nosepads have a slight rise to them which provides a better and more comfortable fit for athletes with smaller and lower nose bridges.
A defining feature of the Jawbones are also the unusually thin arms which provide flexibility and prevent any pain over the various stress points creating a comfortable pair of frames for the riders. Of course, whilst these are the ultimate in eyewear technology they also look typically stylish and are available in eight colour options.
They certainly seem to be doing the trick in the current Tour de France so the three years spent developing the Oakley Jawbones was definitely time well spent. The sunglasses are proving very popular and successful for our British riders so far in the 2009 competition!
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