It’s not often you can buy a watch that eases your guilty conscience, but Nixon watches have enabled you to do just that. The high adrenaline, high jinxes, adventure lifestyle brand has teamed up with the charity ‘Boarding for Breast Cancer’ (B4BC) to raise awareness for the killer disease and boost the charity’s piggy bank. Nixon has pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds of sales of their watch, The Vega (in pink), towards fighting breast cancer.
The pink Vega Nixon watch is like bubblegum for your wrist. Designed in the sugariest of pinks, it is the perfect statement watch that doesn’t take itself too seriously and allows you to support an extremely worthwhile cause just by wearing it. The watch itself has a bracelet strap made from polycarbonate and layered with hardened mineral crystal, and the rectangular dial sits neatly on top boasting 3-hand Japanese quartz movement and the Nixon logo in the bottom right corner in silver. If ever there was a watch that combined girlish sweetness with fierce durability and a conscience, this is it!
Nixon is a brand known as much for their enduring, fashionable wristwear, as their involvement in extreme sports such as snowboarding and surfing, so their partnership with ‘Boarding for Breast Cancer’ is a natural fit. The aim of B4BC is to raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of early detection, as well as encouraging a fit and healthy lifestyle. With Nixon watches pledging an amount of sales from their pink Vega watch to the charity, we wish the union every success and would encourage everyone to purchase the candy-coloured charitable accessory!
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What’s bright, sporty and never disappoints? An Adidas watch of course!
The global sports brand represented by Brit boys Beckham, Murray, and Wilkinson, has created a vibrant portfolio of sports performance watches for all types of sports or fashion enthusiasts. Whether you’re after an impressive watch with all the sporty trimmings or are simply in the market for a fun, snazzy, durable watch, Adidas has a wristpiece to suit. In this age the boundaries between sport and fashion have blurred, so you can guarantee that a high tech watch designed to monitor sports performance will look catwalk friendly and stylish to boot.
At Shade Station our Adidas watches are cheap, chirpy and friendly. There is the odd classic black or white watch in the collection, but most of our Adidas watches are colour-tastic and designed to stand out! The following is a selection of the brightest of the bunch, guaranteed to brighten even the dullest winter day…
Adidas Cambridge Watches
New in, these watches are great to look at and hard wearing. They come in a range of colours, including pink, purple and red with a link effect rubber bracelet strap and a fairly large round dial. On most, the dial is surrounded by a contrasting colour to add more vibrancy and on some, a ring of diamante encircles the dial. Each model is analogue, water resistant up to 50 metres and displays the adidas logo on the face.
Adidas Seoul Watches
These beauties sport a real retro look and judging by the name, the style is probably inspired by the 1988 Olympics in Seoul! With lots of green, brown, yellow and white in the range, these digital Adidas watches have a grooved rubber strap and a prominent square face, with the logo embossed below the display. Every model is 50m water resistant, has an inbuilt chronograph and quartz movement.
Adidas Taipei Watches
Relive your youth and buy yourself a Taipei watch! This style comes in playschool colours, with a rubber strap and a contrasting coloured rubber calculator positioned below the digital dial. Bound to be a huge hit with big kids and trendy east Londoners!
Adidas Oddity Candy Watches
The sparkiest of the bunch, Adidas Oddity Candy watches strike a fun note, with a huge selection of eye-wateringly bright colours… Once again the strap is rubber and you can choose to have a matching or contrasting colourfully lit face. This model is digital and sports a chronograph and quartz movement too.
All of these Adidas watches can be purchased for UNDER £50… So go on, treat yourself to a piece of harmless, sporty, time-telling fun!
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Tom Ford sunglasses are the business. Always oversized and generally rocking a retro vibe they are the celebrity’s shade of choice. Universally loved by Hollywood’s leading ladies (and men), Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have all been snapped modelling Tom Ford shades in recent months.
Nicholas Hoult has become the poster boy for Tom Ford sunglasses, since starring in Ford’s Directorial Debut, ‘A Leading Man’. Alongside his female sidekick Carolyn Murphy, his face is regularly splashed across the fashion glossies and billboards. It’s certainly been an interesting career trajectory since his geeky turn in Nicholas Parson’s ‘About a boy’!
Tom Ford is primarily known for his menswear and accessories but this year he shocked the fashion world by throwing a surprise ‘Cocktail Party’ which was in fact designed to reveal his first womenswear collection in 6 years. Top fashion folk were invited to the ‘Cocktail Party’ which was held in New York and had all the hallmarks of a Fifties couture show. Ford asked women that inspired him to model his spring/summer ‘11 collection, among them were; Beyonce Knowles, Julianne Moore, Daphne Guinness, Lauren Hutton and Amber Valetta. Ford commented “I want to concentrate on real women and the real customer. It’s all about individuality, individual style, different body types, women who have their own style.” One official photographer was present to avoid press leaks and its rumoured photos of the show will not be released until January next year!
Such secrecy has created even more of a buzz about Tom Ford. If this story is anything to go by then every woman in the fashion-know is going to have Tom Ford on her radar! As is always the case designer clothes are way beyond our budget, but thankfully with a little scrimping and saving, designer sunglasses are not! With this year and next, seemingly obsessed with all things vintage, Tom Ford sunglasses are the perfect label to hit the retro mark. There are so many different styles and most of them are beautifully oversized which was such a common trait in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Thankfully the sun hasn’t disappeared just yet and there’s always the need for the perfect pair of shades to take you through the winter. In order to be bang on the money for next year’s big trends we’d suggest investing in a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses and you won’t be disappointed!
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Here at Shade Station we are avid fans of Britain’s Next Top Model and were therefore excited to hear that Ice-Watch was the official timekeeper at Britain’s Next Top Model Live held this weekend in London. Ice-Watches are one of the must-have accessories of the moment, are loved by the celebs and are the perfect way of adding some instant pzazz into your look!
We headed down to the show, which was every style lover’s heaven and covered everything from modeling, fashion, beauty, entertainment and a few words of wisdom from the professionals in the industry.
Ice-Watch aside from being involved in the event also had a stand displaying the latest models comprising of vibrant designs in orange, blue, pink, green, white and red to name only a few. There were also some new Ice-Watch style additions on display ready for autumn/winter. As we’re moving closer to the party season, adding a bit of glitz and glamour to your look is essential and therefore the new Stone Ice-Watch watches with their Swarovski embellished bezels offer just the right hint of bling appeal and inject a super glam finish!
The Sili Bright Ice-Watch watches were a sure hit and are very autumn appropriate with their vivid metallic bezels (metallic is a key look this season). The new Ice Love watches are also on our radar - these new designs feature the Ice Love logo positioned around the bezel in addition to a heart design upon the dial. Ultra stylish, cute and incredibly trendy!
Regardless of your outfit or occasion, there is an Ice-Watches that will work to compliment every look and the designs definitely inject a statement and dazzling touch to your ensemble. Best of all, Ice-Watches are purse friendly with prices starting at just £52.50 meaning that it’s simple to coordinate your watch with your outfit.
Ice-Watch was a huge hit at Britain’s Next Top Model Live and we certainly noticed the buzz surrounding the brand and its collections. A must-have for every style lover, these watches are big news so make sure you take a look at our full collection which includes the new styles mentioned above, and get adding your favourites to your wish list!
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Guess watches are the ultimate when to comes to sophisticated, elegant and chic style. What is also great about the Guess brand is that it incorporates a sense of fun in its watches – either with the logo boldly displayed upon the strap or dial, the use of vibrant colour, or simple yet quirky design features.
When the autumn/winter season is here, there’s no better excuse than to spruce up our style a little – summer is all about being laid back whereas winter is the perfect time to channel a more polished and well put together finish. If you are looking for the perfect watch to compliment this type of look, then look no further than Guess watches!
There are some fabulous new Guess watch styles that have just arrived in time for autumn/winter-:
The Guess Prism watches have been a popular style for a while, but Guess has now released a new version in the form of the pink Guess Prism watch. The polycarbonate bracelet strap is a beautiful baby pink tone and this is further accentuated with the diamante embellished bezel and silver accents upon the dial. This would look ultra stylish for your autumn/winter look and is feminine and girly, but also chic and cool.
Guess also has a great selection of watches for the guys. The Newport Guess watch is a recent addition to the collection and features a gunmetal plated stainless steel case and bracelet strap which creates a smart look but also one that has a certain raw edge. The watch has three hand movement and sub dial date windows and makes a great staple accessory that would work with a number of looks.
The new Q&A Guess watch for ladies is an incredibly striking design that fuses a sleek aesthetic with fun styling. The watch is slim and features a gold plated stainless steel case and bracelet strap; with the main body of the watch minimal, chic and simple. The question mark Guess logo is then emblazoned across the strap and over the dial and is embellished in beautiful diamante stones to really add a statement effect to the watch.
The Guess brand is highly associated with all things chic and glamorous and the collection of Guess watches are exciting to wear and really add the perfect finishing touch to your look. The brand has also extended its watch collection for men and whilst diamantes and elegant features aren’t as common, you still get that sophisticated Guess style but with a more rugged and masculine finish!
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The essence of UK style is very well defined by British brand Bench and the same goes with the collection of Bench watches. Always launching fresh designs throughout the year, you’ll be pleases to hear that there are a fantastic new range of impressive Bench watches just added to our shelves. All the new designs perfectly represent the cool and laid back UK inspired style but with a chic edge that makes them an accessory that can easily transcend from day to night. Bench watches also creatively capture some of the key trend elements of the moment but still retain the brand’s unique style.
Colour is still a big look on the watch style scene and the new ladies BC0355PP Bench watch is a vibrant purple tone, featuring a highly polished purple polycarbonate bracelet strap, a purple dial and the iconic Bench logo boldly displayed diagonally across the entire dial in striking white. This style of watch is incredibly fashion forward and the bold logo immediately integrates the strong and unapologetic Bench attitude!
A cool and statement style with a slick urban edge has always been a prominent look for Bench and the new BC0353WHBR Bench watch for men is a great example of this. Featuring a smart brown leather strap with a worn-in style textured finished, the main focal point is the dial with angled and defined edges, and a case made of polished stainless steel to add a contrast of textures and materials. The square white dial is boldly designed with blue, black and white accents and the Bench logo is also displayed. This watch is definitely masculine and edgy, yet also smart and chic.
Something a little more contemporary and different from the regular Bench watch styles, the BC0356BK watch is a unisex style and simple in design with a black rubber strap with grooved line detailing and a multi-functional digital dial complete with a red LED display. This watch though minimal in design, shows real style attitude and would look great dressed up or down. Sometimes less is definitely more!
Bench is a brand that has become a firm player on the style scene, with the cool and underground style one that has been spotted on the likes of Lady Gaga, David Beckham and Cameron Diaz. Bench watches can be mixed and matched with a variety of looks and can be used to dress down and add a gritty edge to a more feminine outfit for the girls for example, whilst creating a more casual finish to a smart look for the guys.
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Oakley don’t miss a trick, if you’ve been following the miners ascent from the collapsed mine in Chile you’ll be well aware that Oakley sunglasses scored a massive coup the day they were rescued.
For 69 days the 33 Chilean miners survived half a mile underground without health care, sanitation and most notably natural light. During their incarceration the miners eye sight would have been weak and authorities were concerned of the damage daylight could have on their retinas once they surfaced. In order to protect the miner’s eyes from the harmful effects of UV light, Oakley entered the mix and donated 35 pairs of supped up, full specification, Oakley Radar sunglasses.
Oakley Radar sunglasses feature a single black Iridium lens that wraps around the eyes, ensuring the utmost protection from the sun’s UV rays, from the side of the face and directly. Oakley is known for its commitment to technology and innovation and their miners Radar sunglasses are coated and protected with all number of highly technical solutions and mastery. The Iridium lenses are combined with a dark grey base to reduce glare, enhanced with a sheath to repel oil, mud and water during the rescue and fitted to accommodate interchangeable lenses to optimise comfort and protection for the miner’s different facial anatomies.
On the 13th October as each miner surfaced, they appeared from the hell hole with a grin of relief, sporting Oakley Radar sunglasses as the world’s press captured the joyous moment 33 times over 24 hours. The coverage Oakley have received for their donation is priceless and the miner’s can be assured their eyes have the best protection for the weeks ahead as they prepare to return to normality. In a show of solidarity the Chilean Minister for Mining asked to wear a spare pair of the Oakley Radar sunglasses.
Could this may be the shape of things to come – dedicated Oakley sunglasses for miners?
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So the autumn season is upon us but that certainly doesn’t mean that your sunglasses should be pushed to the back of your accessories wardrobe – especially if your choice of sunglasses are a pair of Ray-Bans!
Ray-Ban sunglasses are a timelessly stylish and statement accessory with a huge number of the various styles always seen on the celebs and style icons. If you know you are after a designer pair of sunglasses that you want to serve style and function longevity, Ray-Ban sunglasses are a perfect choice as will always be right at the forefront of fashion and provide you with that effortlessly chic look that the celebs seem to pull off so well!
Let’s take a look some of the Ray-Ban styles that the celebrities have been seen wearing-:
Demi Levato is a big fan of her Ray-Bans and was spotted wearing the Ray-Ban 2140 Wayfarers – one of the most famous and iconic styles of sunglasses that are constantly re-invented boasting slightly adjusted frame sizes, colours and patterns to keep the look fresh and contemporary. If you are after a classic style of sunglasses, you can’t go wrong with the original black Wayfarers.
The Ray-Ban 4141 sunglasses are a huge hit on the style scene and are similar to the Wayfarer in terms of their thick frame and simple style but the lenses are distinctively more rounded. The celebs have caught onto this design quickly and the Ray-Ban 4141 style has been seen on the likes of Mischa Barton, Pixie Geldof, Pixie Lott and Fearne Cotton.
Ray-Ban was the original creator of the aviator sunglasses and today, the ultra iconic Ray-Ban 3025 style is still going strong. These sunglasses are super easy to wear – flattering most face shapes and instantly providing you with a laid-back chic look whilst also adding a smart and put-together finish to your ensemble. Ray-Ban aviators are constantly seen on the style icons and celebrity fans include Audrina Partridge, Lo Bosworth and Mollie King from The Saturdays.
The Ray-Ban 4138 sunglasses are part of the Predator Ray-Ban collection and feature a thick frame that is wrapped to provide protection and create a sleek finish. Singer Aggro Santas was pictured in the recent pair of Ray-Ban 4138 sunglasses at The MOBO Awards 2010 Nomination Launch held at the Mayfair hotel.
Ray-Ban sunglasses are ultimately one of the most iconic brands of sunglasses out there because many of the styles are simple and are designed to compliment all trend/style preferences – fans of the grunge look could easily work a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers as could someone who prefers a classically chic style.
Just because summer is over, Ray-Ban sunglasses certainly aren’t going anywhere so keep your eyes peeled for new styles arriving this season!
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Tom Ford is definitely the man of the moment in fashion and entertainment. He recently unveiled his first women’s ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week and previously this year, he astounded audiences and critics with his film ‘A Single Man’.
The collection of Tom Ford sunglasses are incredibly chic and represent the essence of high-end fashion; creating a perfectly groomed and polished look and with some styles bolder than others. The Nico Tom Ford sunglasses for example, are ultra striking and statement with their triangular shaped frame and are a great style for adding that wow factor to your look!
Just in time for autumn, Tom Ford has introduced a new style to his sunglasses collection. A design for ladies, the Karina sunglasses can be described as sophisticated and with just the right hint of statement style whilst also being versatile and adaptable to a wear with a variety of looks. The frame is uniquely shaped in such a way that the lower section of the frame is rounded and the upper part draws to a point and creating a V shape across the top section of the frame. There are two subtle studs at each top corner of the frame and the Tom Ford T Bar shaped detailing upon the temple. The Karina sunglasses are available in a variety of tones including light havana, black, and black with a tortoiseshell interior meaning that the bolder colours also work to create a more statement finish if desired.
Of course, there are also a range of Tom Ford styles for men (some of which are unisex styles), including a selection of extremely chic designs such as the Marco aviators and the new Wayfarer inspired Cary sunglasses with a dark tortoiseshell frame and deep green lenses.
Tom Ford has the ability to really put his own stamp on his designs but also makes them highly relevant to what’s happening in fashion and incorporates elements of current trends. Some of his sunglasses are incredibly statement and striking whereas others are more demure, highly versatile and ooze chic style. As a designer, Tom Ford is remarkably renowned, iconic and respected for his talent and a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses will make the perfect accessory investment!
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Fossil watches are a sure favourite among many, with fans of the Fossil brand loving the highly varied and unique styles of watches available that vary from vintage influenced through to eclectic and unique in addition to a great selection of trend inspired options if you like to be on top of the fashion game!
Fossil regularly launches new and exciting styles and we have a stunning selection of new Fossil watches for you to kick off the autumn season.
An ultra bold, visually striking and statement Fossil watch for men is the new JR1202 watch. This design is masculine and very much on-trend with its carbon coated stainless steel case, black leather strap and prominent round dial. The description ‘industrial inspired’ springs to mind with this watch and it certainly has that wow factor appeal!
Something more demure for the ladies, the ES2681 Fossil watch is a further trend orientated style and appears similar the watches that are highly fashionable at the moment with polycarbonate bracelet straps. However, Fossil has adapted this look slightly and this watch instead of a polycarbonate or acetate strap, features a highly polished stainless steel bracelet strap along with a silver dial and a beautiful diamante embellished bezel. Though very chic due to the aesthetic style, this watch is incredibly adaptable and would look great teamed with your little black dress as well as glamming up a casual outfit of a jeans and blazer.
Fossil is the perfect brand if you are seeking a watch that is elegant and demure. The ES2654 ladies Fossil watch is a fine example of this; boasting a gold plated stainless steel ID style bracelet strap (balancing the elegant factor with edgy!) and a petite and minimally styled gold square dial. Gold is a must-have watch colour for autumn/winter but as it may not always appeal or suit every skin tone, the same watch is available in silver.
Another new design for the men and combining sporty with sophisticated, the CH2626 Fossil watch is an easy to wear style and is ultra versatile. With a sleek black leather strap and a round vibrant dial with an amalgamation of black, gold, red and silver accents, this watch also features three hand movement, sub dial chronograph and a date window. Statement without being too overstated!
Fossil is one of those brands that you can always rely on for great quality watches and flawless, unique and innovative style – always injecting its own quirky features with some watches more bold than others and therefore catering to as wide a range of style preferences as possible. Fossil watches are affordable and are highly respected for their fine quality materials, movements and all-round reliability.
Make sure you check out the new Fossil watch additions for autumn – we’re certain you’ll be spoilt for choice!
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