Ray-Ban sunglasses are always a sure hit when you’re deliberating a new brand to try out. Representing an iconic history as well as high style credibility and a favourite with the style stars, there is a huge variety of Ray-Ban styles that suit most face shapes and have everything from trend inspired to classic.
Colour is a key trend moving into summer in both your clothing and accessories and Ray-Ban sunglasses are certainly a huge fan of injecting vibrant colours into some of their classic styles. With the UK music festivals only a few months ahead, Ray-Ban sunglasses are one of the main types of shades you will spot among the crowds and worn by the bands and celebs themselves; particularly the Wayfarer which is still as popular as ever before and comes in an array of cool colours, patterns and even varying colours on the frames, arms and interior of the sunglasses to jazz things up a little further! The brand new Wayfarer 2’s also have colour defined top frame sections which are contrasted with the lower frame, adding depth to the style.
The Ray-Ban Clubmaster is also still a hot favourite and with added trend inspired colours in the mix including beige, white and vibrant purple, pink, blue and black patterned tones, these are definitely one of the funkiest styles to look out for and tend to suit most face shapes.
Ray-Ban has also taken on a sporty feel for this season. Sporty chic is highly on trend for 2010 and these Ray Ban visor style RB3211’s are the perfect way to work the look. With slim frames in vibrant tones such as gold, silver, pink and blue and cool lens tones, these are ideal for summer and the large visor style lenses and sleek smart arms make the sunglasses fashionably sporty and yet still sophisticated.
The oversized look is still going strong, and Ray-Ban have characteristically put their own stamp on this style with the new CAT sunglasses which are slightly retro inspired with cool and vibrant merging colour tones and light toned lenses which look almost clear in some styles – perfect for that geek chic inspired look! The CAT style also comes in various sizes (if you like your oversized shades a little more undersized!) and colour combinations so be sure to check out the whole range.
Of course, the classic Ray-Ban aviator never ever fails to go out of fashion (as worn by Jennifer Aniston above) and is one of those trusty go-to styles that will always compliment your look, whatever your choice of outfit. There are actually some new Ray-Ban aviators to look out for this season with new lens materials and frame tones but still keeping the style faithful to its classic appeal.
The list goes on. From sporty wraparounds including the RB4108’s to oversized aviators such as the RB3386’s, Ray-Ban has every style imaginable and the choice is so varied that you are sure to find a style to suit your style personality and face shape. Of course, whilst colour is a key theme, Ray-Ban still have all the classic styles in neutral and traditional colours which again, are constantly spotted on the celebs.
The perfect for choice for summer 2010 and beyond!
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The designer brand Fendi was founded in a small town called del Plebiscitom in Italy by a newly married couple called Edoardo and Adele Fendi.
Mr. and Mrs. Fendi opened up a small shop that specialised in leather goods and became renowned for their high quality bags and furs and the skill that was invested into crafting the products. As a design duo they quickly became very successful and the shop was incredibly popular and lucrative.
Spurred on by their new-found success, the Fendi couple had an ambition to grow the company and extend the product lines. Therefore they decided to open up a larger shop in Veneto. As the Fendi business expanded the notoriously high quality goods became even more popular and people would visit from areas far outside the area in which their shop was situated. Italian women were particularly fond of the exquisite style that Fendi had developed and it soon became the highly fashionable and stylish brand to be seen in.
1966 marked a significant step for Fendi as this was the year that the brand released its first couture line which was designed by the iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld who is now the Creative Director of Chanel. This line significantly raised the Fendi profile and established it as a firm favourite on the high fashion couture map creating a much sought after and high class name for the brand. The line was extremely popular and allowed the Fendi name to be spread on an international level.
Fendi became synonomous with the essence of A List glamour, especially following the line of handbags which were quickly considered the hot accessory of the Hollywood stars. The Fendi Spy bag is one of the most iconic Fendi products. In the 1980’s, Fendi expanded their lines even further due to the success of their ready to wear goods and designed an extensive range of coats, dresses, jeans, hats, shoes and accessories including the collection of sunglasses.
The range of Fendi sunglasses are incredibly fashionable and super stylish. With an extensive collection that comprises of beautiful ladies designs, this is definitely a brand of sunglasses that you wear to get noticed! From oversized to classic styles, Fendi sunglasses immediately give you that high style polished look and with stunning tones such as browns, bronze, gold and deep red and of course, staple black there is something to compliment every skin tone. Subtle patterns such as flowers positioned on a corner of the frame also make for an ultra feminine touch. The double F Fendi logo has become incredibly iconic and this is often featured on the sunglasses, whether this being on the arms or subtly placed on the arm hinge.
Fendi is a great example of a brand that began extremely small and with the use of creative skill and high quality materials, it has grown over the years to ultimately become a fashion and style phenomenon that has an A List following and desired by every fashionista. The overall Fendi style is classic and sophisticated with a strong Italian influence and Karl Lagerfeld’s input definitely gave the brand that extra creative spirit that pushed it right to the forefront of the fashion industry where is strongly remains today.
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Nixon is an exceptionally cool brand that is highly prominent in the creative scenes ranging from music and art through to skating and extreme sports. Nixon is always being spotted out and about at industry events and has recently showcased its new collection of watches for 2010 at Baselworld in Switzerland which is the world’s leading international watch tradeshow. Nixon was excited to debut the new collection as well as some existing Nixon classics so I’m sure we have lots of new styles to look out for during 2010!
In other Nixon news, a Nixon watch favourite; the Time Teller P was selected by a prestigious design jury as the best watch of 2010. The watch was chosen as the best watch by the 2010 Travel+Leisure Awards because of its variety of cool colours and polyurethane materialisation and has also been described as a great watch to travel with due to its innovative design and durability. Indeed, the Time Teller P is definitely a cool watch and in a choice of vibrant and trendy colours including blue, pink and purple, it is simple yet striking and is the perfect accessory to jazz up your look.
The collection of Nixon watches are incredibly varied in terms of both style and price. On the higher and more elite end of the scale, watches such as The Ceramic and The Ceramic Player are made from exceptionally high quality materials such as mineral crystals and also feature custom three hand Swiss movement. These make for the perfect watch investments that are sure to last a lifetime.
Of course, recognising that budget is of the essence for many, Nixon also have some amazing styles that are a little easier on the bank balance but are still right on trend and perfectly convey the Nixon attitude and character. Bold and chunky styles are a common throughout the collection with design features such as prominent dials and wide straps including The Banks and The Duke.
Nixon watches definitely have a sporty feel but with a smart edge and are designed with contemporary aesthetics using interesting shapes and strong lines. The watches for ladies are feminine and incorporate colours such as purple, white and pink but are still designed with that typical Nixon attitude. The Rayna for example has a beautiful white leather strap and a white round dial which has a main inner dial and a smaller sub-dial making the watch minimal but visually striking.
Ultimately Nixon is a brand that designs watches with a fun and youthful vibe but the high quality materials used in production and the sophisticated and innovative designs means that they are much much more than just trendy watches. Inspired by sport, art, music and fashion, the collection is vast and wonderfully creative, definitely adding a sense of something unique and edgy to your look.
We’re sure that Nixon have many more cool watch styles to offer in 2010 so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
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Although Tom Ford’s directorial debut ‘A Single Man’ narrowly missed out of an Oscar this year for it’s leading man, Ford was still a winner in the fashion stakes. Dressing both the Oscar hosts, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, he also created a one off tuxedo for Colin Firth with ‘For Colin Firth’ stitched inside the jacket.
Actors like Brad Pitt, are well known to be fans of Tom Ford’s stylish clothes label and although Ford hasn’t yet produced a fashion line for women, he designs sunglasses for both sexes. The current Tom Ford sunglasses campaign shot by the man himself, sees ‘About a Boy’ actor and current Tom Ford muse, Nicholas Hoult, looking suave working the camera with honey blonde model Carolyn Murphy. The campaign is playful and sexy, with both Hoult and Murphy taking it in turns to wear his and hers, thick black 70’s influenced Tom Ford sunglasses.
The retro style oversized sunglasses Carolyn Murphy is sporting, are called ‘Nico’ and are from the new Tom Ford sunglasses range. Other new sunnies include Aviator style ‘Ramone’, ‘Peter’ and ‘Marco’, oversize cut out styles ‘Carla’ and ‘Clemence’, thick contemporary frames ‘Patek’ and ‘Claudia’ and the Tom Ford ’special cross over’ designs ‘Eugenia’ and ‘Georgette’.
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Michael Kors is an American power house. Not only is he a lux designer of great note, he has a starring role in TV’s Project Runway and is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (that’s the fashion Oscars to you and me!) Where does a man who is juggling some serious balls have time to breathe, let alone embark on new projects? His latest is a fabulous new make-up line in collaboration with Estee Lauder, aptly named ‘Very Hollywood’.
Michael Kors counts some of Hollywood’s leading ladies among his loyal fans. Packing a punch at the Oscar parties this year was Jennifer Hudson in a midnight blue Michael Kors gown and comedian of the moment, Tina Fey, in a dazzling one-shouldered Kors number. These ladies made the headlines and created quite a buzz for the Michael Kors brand…
Michael describes the type of women he creates clothes and watches for as “… a woman of any age, any nationality and who is fashion conscious without being a fashion victim”. Sounds like anyone of us, if only we could afford some of his beautiful designer lux clothing! Thankfully his watches, sunglasses and accessories are a little more affordable.
Michael Kors watches are very elegant and stylish, in keeping with the beautiful clothes he produces. We especially love all the tortoiseshell watches in his collection. Tortoiseshell continues to have a strong fashion presence this year and Kors ensures there’s plenty of the wonderful print to go around. There’s no shortage of vintage gold and white Michael Kors watches either, which all makes for a classically decadent collection.
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Juicy Couture is one of the hottest labels that has emerged from sunny California and is the perfection depiction of laid back, cool LA style. With a whole host of celebrities including Madonna, Kate Moss, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton harbouring a love of the brand, it is now popular all over the word and its presence is steadily increasing in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1994, Juicy Couture is perhaps most well known for its stylish and vibrantly coloured range of tracksuits that come in an array of high quality and luxurious fabrics including cashmere, velour and fleece. The brand perfectly combines urban style with a high end luxury edge and is regarded as one of the trendiest fashion brands around. It’s price tag is indeed expensive and reflective of the high quality materials and craftsmanship but without being inaccessible or intimidating to the everyday customer.
One of the latest additions to the Juicy Couture product ranges are ladies watches and we are very excited to announce that we will soon be stocking them here at Shade Station. Elaborating further on that essence of casual glamour with high end quality, Juicy Couture watches are the perfect way to add some vibrancy to your look!
The range is filled with typically girly and feminine watches with a distinctive element of fun and comfort as well as some more traditionally demure and elegant styles but with that sassy Juicy Couture edge. Many of the watches also feature design elements such as pretty Swarovski crystal hour markers and Mother of Pearl toned dials. Colour is a strong aesthetic feature and the watches come in vibrant tones such as hot pink, baby pink, bright, turquoise, blue and offer details such as the Juicy Couture logo on the dials and straps as well as more quirky and intricately designed charms and unique dial motifs that is what makes the watches distinctive to the Juicy Couture brand.
Whatever your personal style, there is a watch that will be sure to compliment your look and this is a great brand if you feel like opting for something a little more vibrant and light hearted for the forthcoming seasons. The Juicy Couture brand is highly regarded and favoured because it brings back that element of fun and excitement to fashion and is casual but still ticks all the glam factor boxes!
The perfect way to capture the true essence of bright, fun and super trendy LA style! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for when they arrive……..
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The Guess brand has always been renowned for its contribution towards helping charitable causes and raising money for those in need and less fortunate. The latest news on this front is that Guess along with Sequel AG, the exclusive worldwide distributor of Guess Watches, are raising money for ‘Maison Chance’, a project dedicated to building a new school in Vietnam for disabled and disadvantaged children. They are doing this via the launch of a new fundraising campaign ‘Faces to Watch – Time to Give’ which has involved the addition of a sleek and striking new ladies watch called ‘Time To Give’.
A little information on the charity itself – the ‘Maison Chance’ project which means ‘House of Luck’ and part of the Village Chance project was founded by Swiss resident Tim Aline Rebeaud who has spent the last 15 years building and running Maison Chance in Vietnam. The scheme provides educational and vocational training to 200 children and 70 handicapped people, as well as residence and care for 60 people with serious disabilities.
In order to raise funds for the Maison Chance, Guess has launched an incredible and limited edition ‘Time To Give’ ladies watch. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this watch will go directly to help fund the Maison Chance project.
The Guess watch, in true Guess style is sleek, striking and ultra stylish. With a gold plated case and diamante embellished bezel, the strap boasts a python skin effect strap and dial to ensure that you stand out from the crowd!
In addition to raising funds from the proceeds of the ‘Time To Give’ Guess watch, Sequel AG and its partners, distributors and manufacturers will hold a number of special events and other fundraising initiatives to support Maison Chance.
It is great to think that the brand is always thinking of how it can use its distinctive and unique products as a way of helping charities and of course, allowing its customers to also be safe in the knowledge, that they too are contributing to an extremely worthy cause.
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DKNY watches are designed with some serious New York flavour. With a pinch of glamour, a dash of diamante and a waft of sophistication, DKNY watches are the epitome of time-telling elegance. Inspired by the beauty of the New York skyline, its architecture and the innate NY sense of style, DKNY watches are injected with a distinct beauty. Worn by the likes of Paris Hilton and an army of fashionable women, Donna Karan’s watches are the perfect wrist accessory to accompany a stylish wardrobe.
Donna Karan has been designing for over 25 years and in that time she has established herself as one of the grand dames of the industry. Her trademark jersey texture and fluid styles have allowed DKNY to stand out from the fashion crowd and she is known for putting New York on the style map. Twice a year, DKNY takes to the catwalk at New York Fashion Week and as is expected the DKNY collection is always met with rapturous applause and adulation.
Where DKNY’s clothes line is often very simple and clean, their watches are rather more glitzy. Designed to appeal to very feminine women, the DKNY watch styles are largely produced in rich gold and silver colours, with lots of elegant detailing and splashes of diamante and sparkle. Perfect for socialites, party queens and fashionistas everywhere!
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Watches are one of those accessories that you want to be a staple piece that defy trends and compliment a variety of looks. A timelessly stylish watch is an effective and worthwhile investment and can enhance your personal style in the simplest form. Fossil watches were founded in 1984 and the purpose of the brand was to create watches that people from a wide range of fashion and financial backgrounds could wear and enjoy, appropriate to their personal style and budget.
The collections of Fossil watches are varied and unique in the sense that the aesthetic designs are incredibly different from one another. The quality and high standards of manufacturing always remains consistent however, which is why the brand is also favoured on a global scale proving that great quality doesn’t have to break the budget. The durability of Fossil watches make them an attractive and worthy investment and the brand prides itself on combining affordability with fantastic and unique style.
Fossil watches can be applied to a number of looks for a variety of occasions. Let’s take a look at some of the styles that you may opt for.
Casual and Everyday Use-:
ES2439-: This is a contemporary and highly on trend design by Fossil for ladies and features a white polycarbonate bracelet strap and round dial with striking black, white and diamante detailing in a floral style pattern. This is a great everyday watch but also adds an element of high style glam factor that will sharpen up the most casual of looks.
Classic and Sophisticated-:
FS4352-: Something for the men, this Fossil style features a sleek brown textured leather strap and large rectangular cream dial with the Fossil logo. Smart, chic and the perfect option for a staple watch that can take you from day to night and compliment any look.
Edgy and Trendy-:
JR1008-: This cuff style Fossil watch for ladies captures a 2009/10 key trend with the masculine look and features a wide brown leather strap with a distressed finish and a layered section where the dial is placed. This is a great option if you like your style to represent and edgy and cool vibe. These cuff style Fossil watches are also available in men’s styles.
Something a little Different-:
If quirky and eclectic is a little more your style, the exclusive ME1033 men’s Fossil watch is the perfect choice. With its brown leather strap and statement dial whereby you can see the mechanisms of the watch in the form of a power gauge, the aesthetic style of the watch provides an antique appeal and the design innovation certainly adds a unique area of interest. If you prefer something a little more contemporary looking, this style is also available in silver with a black dial.
For those of you who like your watch to match a sporty on-the-go lifestyle, Fossil has a great selection of watches to compliment this. The ME1012 men’s watch for example with its smoke ion-plated strap and silver dial with multiple time displays, conveys attitude, confidence, charisma and perfect for smartening up a sporty look.
Of course, there are many other styles ranging from glamorous and elegant to under or overstated and there is definitely a Fossil watch that will suit your personal style and encourage you to try out others! Fossil watches are the ultimate versatile accessory and the brand is regarded as highly on trend and also renowned for its exceptional high quality and innovation in terms of design.
The perfect investment accessory for 2010!
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BCBG Max Azria is a fashion brand that has become quite the hot favourite and is hugely popular on the LA trend scene with a number of celebrities and style icons loving the chic fashion flavor it has to offer. BCBG Max Azria was also one of the first shows to kick off the recent London Fashion Week.
The brand was founded in 1989 by designer and business expert Max Azria who in the first stages of his career, spent 11 years designing a line of women’s wear in Paris. Knowing that his designs would be popular in America, Azria relocated to the United States and launched Jess, a series of new concept retail boutiques which brought the true essence of Parisian chic to American women.
In 1989, Azria wanted to expand his product lines and thus BCBG Max Azria was launched; a lifestyle brand geared towards the modern woman, designing and producing a range of clothing and accessories which combined Parisian chic with all American spirit and a strong hint of European appeal. BCBG Max Azria watches are part of that collection and are designed to embody the sense of highly trend style that represents an exciting, ever changing and dynamic lifestyle. BCBG Max Azria watches have only just been launched in the UK to celebrate the fact that the brand has enjoyed a successful 20 years in the fashion industry and we are incredibly excited to have the collection soon arrive to Shade Station!
So what makes these watches so sought after? Well, you can certainly see why BCBG Max Azria watches are a firm favourite in Hollywood; with expressive and creatively designed models, these are watches that make the ultimate style statement yet are highly versatile and never failing to impress. Some watches incorporate aesthetic features such as sleek white or black leather straps complimented by uniquely shaped and detailed diamante embellished dials. Others have exquisitely and vibrantly coloured ruched straps for an added feminine touch. BCBG Max Azria watches are highly varied as the brand strongly believes that the watches are like jewellery pieces – each with a unique personality and serve a functional purpose but add just the right touch of decoration and wow factor to your look.
Ultimately BCBG Max Azria watches represent the ever changing and evolving style of the modern woman and aim to design watches to suit every style personality. We’ll let you know as soon as this super trendy new brand hits our shelves but if you want to be alerted as soon as they arrive, all you need to do is fill in your email address here.
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