The spring is almost upon us and just in time for the new style season comes an exciting jewellery brand arriving at Shade Station.
Pilgrim jewellery is the latest brand addition to our shelves and a further one that we’re sure is going to be a big hit!
The Pilgrim jewellery brand was founded in Denmark in 1983 by Annemette Markvad and Thomas Adamsen and since then has steadily grown in size and popularity. Today, the jewellery is a big hit among fashionistas and is renowned for its stylish and dynamic themes.
The Pilgrim jewellery collection includes a stunningly eclectic selection of rings, necklaces, bracelets, charms, brooches and earrings for ladies. Catering for many style tastes, the designs include pieces such as striking multi-strand necklaces adorned with beautiful Swarovski charms and silver plated rings featuring intricately detailed and expertly crafted fox head designs. Animal rings are a huge trend right now and so these are definitely hot styles to look out for. Other trend inspired features within the Pilgrim jewellery range include skulls, flowers and leaf designs and the entire collection expertly fuses layering, texture and fine definition.
Not only is Pilgrim jewellery fashion forward and uniquely stylish, but the brand also has strong themes and values. Wildlife and nature are prominent inspirations within the designs and the brand embodies the notion of being outstanding and faithful to what we stand for. The designers aim to create each piece specifically for the individual, which means that although the range is fashionable it is also timeless.
Materials such as enamel, the finest Austrian Swarovski crystal, acrylic stones and freshwater pearls are used in the manufacturing process and every piece of Pilgrim jewellery is handcrafted to perfection.
A piece of Pilgrim jewellery is the perfect way to instantly refresh and update your look, so we’ll let you know as soon as the brand arrives!
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The end of January saw the Haute Couture Fashion Week (Spring/Summer 2011) take place in Paris. Of all the fabulous designers who showed there – it was Christian Dior who illicited the best reviews. Known for its drama, theatrics and glamour, the Dior show is always a sumptuous spectacle, with bright, rich colours, beautiful models and billowing gowns.
Dior women include actresses Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron and the Oscar-nominated Natalie Portman who has recently joined the fold. The Parisian design house, headed up by the equally dramatic John Galliano, prides itself on dressing and accessorising strong, gorgeous women.
If you’re a fan of Dior and John Galliano’s work you’ll be very taken with Shade Station’s selection of Christian Dior sunglasses. Our new range of Dior shades tick all the current trend boxes.
- Ladylike Fifties with feline shaped sunglasses – (Models: Panther 2 / Diorbagatelle)
- Oversized Sixties with large frames and lenses – (Models: Dior Volute 1 / Dior Chicago 1 / Zemire)
- Animal print ahoy – not only tortoiseshell, but Panther print and leopard print frames! – (Models: Panther 1 / Panther 2 / Diorfroufrou)
- Colour pop frames in white, turquoise, red and yellow – (Models: Copacabana / 60s 1 / Dior Chicago 1)
It’s so easy to get your fashion fix with Dior sunglasses! You can also double up the trends by mixing a feline shape with an animal print, for added fierceness. Or maximise your showstopping potential with oversized white or turquoise coloured frames! Unlike some designer brands Christian Dior sunglasses are affordable and the collection is vast – so there really is something for everyone…
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It doesn’t get more luxurious and exquisite than Chanel! Though we’re still in the colder season, the collection of Chanel sunglasses, created by Karl Lagerfeld make the perfect winter accessory, protecting the eyes from the sun whilst also looking beautifully striking, show-stopping and chic.
There are some incredible new styles to look out for this season, all of which ooze the classic and elegant Chanel appeal whilst also boasting feminine and pretty detailing. The new CH5192 Chanel sunglasses are an ultra contemporary design by the iconic designer brand, featuring an oversized frame but one that isn’t too dramatically large and will suit a number of faceshapes. The striking feature can be seen upon the ornate hinge and the classic Chanel lettering logo is also displayed on the arms.
A further new style just added to the Chanel collection is the CH5185 design. The elegant frame is subtly oversized and also features a slight cat-eye finish. The arms also incorporate a textured metal section and display the distinctive double C Chanel logo on the hinge. This style is perfect if you like your sunglasses to be versatile but still with the luxurious Chanel appeal!
For a design that just screams Chanel, the new CH5171 sunglasses are the perfect choice! With a thick oversized frame and slim arms, the prominent feature can be seen on the hinge where there is a beautiful Chanel ribbon with the intertwining double C Chanel logo. This is a classic Chanel style with subtle yet striking detailing that immediately makes the sunglasses recognisable to the brand.
A pair of Chanel sunglasses will make a timeless accessory investment and never fail to add a sophisticated touch to any look, making every lady feel elegant, chic and ‘dressed up’. Chanel is one of the most iconic designer brands of all time and style setters such as the Olsen twins, Nicole Ritchie and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing a pair of the brand’s sunglasses. Definitely a must-have for every fashionista!
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Since leaving his much celebrated position as head of fashion house Gucci, Tom Ford has continued on his ascent to artistic greatness, firstly at the helm of his own Tom Ford label, and also as a lauded film director.
This connection between cutting-edge fashion and the silver screen is reflected in the sunglasses tastes of Tinseltown’s elite. From Sunset to Santa Monica, Tom Ford sunglasses have been a staple accessory in recent years, whether they’re the elegant criss-crossed silhouette models or the classic, bold-framed shades with the distinguished ‘T’ brand inlaid in the temples of the frames.
Tom Ford sunglasses are a favourite of Brad and Angelina, who are both regularly spotted, on and off screen, bearing an array of Tom’s best creations.
We all know that Brad looks good in almost everything he wears, but there’s no denying how effortlessly cool he is stepping out in this pair of Bailey Tom Ford sunglasses. The strong frame of ‘T’ branded range have been compared with the classic Wayfarer form, made famous by Ray-Ban, however, the smoother lines and finessed engineering of the Tom Ford sunglasses frames explain why they stand out as the brand of choice for the more discerning celebrity.
Other big names fashionably shielding themselves from the bright Californian sunshine in Tom Ford sunglasses include Lindsay Lohan, often snapped wearing the modest Conor or Arnaud models, and Halle Berry, recently seen showing-off the bold Bianca style.
Tom Ford sunglasses hark back to the elegant, simple styles of the 1950s. While this style is particularly popular right now, his designs embody an unmistakable, classic quality, that truly make Tom Ford sunglasses timeless.
Whether you should find yourself under the glare of the sun or the lights of the red carpet, Tom Ford sunglasses have obtained a well-deserved position as one of the most desirable, luxury brands for any occasion.
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With London Fashion Week (LFW) beginning this week, the capital is gearing up for a massive fashionable love in. Designers, models, editors and other fashion folk are prepping themselves for countless nights of lost sleep, gallons of bubbles, vodka and coffee and most of all, the wonderful, fabulous new clothes and accessories to hit the catwalk.
Hot off the back of New York Fashion Week, where Big Apple designers such as DKNY, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors wowed fashionistas and celebrities, London Fashion Week is considered the freshest and most exciting of all the shows. Known for discovering and celebrating new designers, LFW, is a sure fire way to consolidate a new brand and ensure plenty of column inches in magazines and websites across the world. Designers like Mark Fast (famed for his oversized models last year and of course his knitwear), Christopher Kane and Louise Gray have all found fame in recent years by showing at LFW. Newbies - Cassette Playa, Nancy Van Ostren and Sarah Baadarani are among this years hopefuls who are eager that their show at LFW will help them reach a wider audience and importantly give them access to the top fashion buyers.
Established labels like PPQ, Betty Jackson, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood and hot royal favourite, Issa London (Kate Middleton’s designer of choice) are all on the LFW 2011 schedule. So there’s a real mix of fabulous old and young brands to watch.
With catwalks all over the Capital in the next week, London is an exciting and vibrant place to be. The chances of running into a top model, designer or celebrity is naturally increased and the number of related fashion events and parties, in store and bars, are rife.
Clearly this is a time to be looking your very best! Fashion forward and on-trend is the order of the day…. So get those stylish threads and designer sunglasses at the ready!
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Ready for the Spring season comes a selection of new Marc by Marc Jacobs watches, and we’re pleased to announce that they have now arrived here at Shade Station!
The Marc by Marc Jacobs line is renowned for its quirky and original style and the same can definitely be said for the new range of watches. One style in particular is the new MBM7046 design which is a necklace that doubles as a watch, meaning that you get two accessories in one! The necklace features an elegant chain upon which is a heart shaped pendant hanging from two doves. The heart also features enamel detailing and at the centre is the fully functional dial complete with the Marc by Marc Jacobs logo.
A further necklace/watch design is the MBM7043 style, featuring a polished stainless steel chain and a LOVE pendant, hanging from two doves. The dial is contained within the letter ‘O’ and this style also boasts pops of vibrant colour – great for Spring!
There are also a fabulous selection of other watch styles that in typical Marc by Marc Jacobs style, are unique and distinctive yet also highly fashion forward. Rose gold watches are big news on the trend scene and the new MBM3079 Marc by Marc Jacobs watch captures this perfectly. The diamante embellished bezel also adds a glam finish!
The cool and chic new MBM4540 Marc by Marc Jacobs watch is another design that is ideal for heading into the Spring season. With its clear polycarbonate strap and sleek white dial with minimal detailing, this watch has a fresh and clean edge that will add a stylish finishing touch to every look.
These are just a selection of the new Marc by Marc Jacobs watch styles so make sure you check out our full collection to see the entire range. If you’re looking for a way to instantly update your look this season, a Marc by Marc Jacobs watch is the perfect accessory. Fusing designer style with cheeky and quirky charm, these really are standout pieces that are effortlessly striking and big news on the style scene!
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Tuesday night saw most of us glued to our screens watching the biggest night of the year for the world of British music. Yes, The BRIT Awards rolled around again for one more year and quite a star-studded evening it was too – filled with amazing performances and the presentation of some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry.
Of course, whilst the music is the reason why the BRIT Awards happen, we can’t help but analyse what all the artists and their entourages are wearing, and we were very happy to see that Ray-Ban Wayfarers were a prominent part of one artist’s outfit in particular!
Tinie Tempah has been big news on the music and style scene over the past year, and his talent and popularity was certainly recognised at the event, with Tinie winning 2 BRIT Awards for ‘Best British Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Best British Single’.
The iconic event was sponsored by MasterCard and as part of the Something For The Fans competition every BRIT performer gave away an item of theirs that they viewed as ‘Priceless’. Of course, Tinie chose his Ray-Ban Wayfarers!
It’s clear that his Wayfarers are a symbol of Tinie’s style as when he took to the stage to perform, all of his 14 dancers were dressed as him, all rocking Ray-Ban Wayfarers. At one point in the song he refers to ‘Crazy Sun Protectors’ – meaning his sunglasses, and even lifted up the Ray-Bans whilst rapping the line!
Tinie was also featured in GQ’s ‘Brits Most Stylish Men’ and certainly looked the part, teaming his black Ray-Ban sunglasses with clear lenses with an ultra sharp white Dolce & Gabbana suit.
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It doesn’t really get more luxurious than Tom Ford Sunglasses. From the super alluring sixties inspired cat-eye Tom Ford Karina sunglasses for ladies, to the masculine yet ultra sophisticated men’s Tom Ford Gregoire sunglasses, the Tom Ford Cary sunglasses are also a superb unisex take on the Wayfarer but still possess the Tom Ford touch and charm.
There really is a design within the Tom Ford sunglasses collection to suit all manner of style tastes. Whether you prefer a classically chic look, or like to opt for something more show-stopping and original such as the Tom Ford Nico sunglasses, there will be a design to appeal. Every pair incorporates exquisitely beautiful detailing and is also typically available in a range of colours.
Tom Ford sunglasses are the perfect way to infuse a spark to your look and show that you take pride and thought in adding impact to your day-to-day style. As if you need any further convincing, Tom Ford sunglasses are a favourite among the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Olivia Palermo, Brad Pitt and Kate Hudson to name only a few.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to sharpen up your style, a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses will certainly make the perfect and timeless accessory investment!
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If you’re looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses this season that tick all the style and trend boxes, then look no further than Italian fashion brand Prada.
Prada is one of the most sought-after designer labels of our time and a pair of Prada sunglasses are the perfect way to add a show-stopping edge to your look. Retro inspired sunglasses are a huge look this season and the PR19MS Prada sunglasses capture this trend perfectly whilst also maintaining the distinctive and high-fashion Prada edge.
A style for ladies, the PR19MS Prada sunglasses feature a thick frame which reaches a point at the upper outer corners and therefore creates a sultry cat-eye effect. The bold rectangular silhouette of the design remains the statement aesthetic feature with the iconic Prada lettering logo elegantly and demurely displayed beside the hinge.
The PR19MS sunglasses are available in an array of colours ranging from a dark Havana frame with graduated brown lenses, a classic black frame with graduated grey lenses, or for something vibrant and ultra feminine, a clear pink florescent frame with graduated brown lenses.
Style icon Nicole Ritchie is a fan of cat-eye sunglasses, teaming her pair with a dressed down daytime look and proving just how versatile the style is. Kelly Osbourne has also been spotted wearing a pair, again using them to add a striking finish to a simple white tee and black leggings.
So why not go a little more bold and statement for 2011! Ideal for complimenting a fierce dressed up look and a great way of jazzing up a casual outfit, the PR19MS Prada sunglasses definitely have that retro inspired wow factor and really add a sense of personality and elegance to your style.
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One of 2010’s greatest losses was Alexander McQueen who sadly passed away in February. However, in December 2010, McQueen’s work and extraordinary talent as a fashion designer was recognised at the British Fashion Awards, with the designer receiving the The Outstanding Achievement Award. In past years, this highly renowned award has been presented to the likes of John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.
The British Fashion Council said that ‘This special award celebrates the achievement of a designer whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion’.
Alexander McQueen’s collections are highly prominent on the style scene and the range of Alexander McQueen sunglasses are a great representation of the designer’s love of a luxurious yet edgy approach towards fashion. The collection has a distinct sports luxe vibe with styles including the unisex AMQ4148 sunglasses, which are reminiscent of a sporty aviator but with the McQueen twist in the form of exquisite colour and texture detailing.
Alexander McQueen was famous for the use of skulls within his work and an array of his sunglass designs also incorporate this striking feature. The unisex AMQ4156 sunglasses for example, are a chic aviator style and the skull positioned beside by the hinge immediately makes the design more edgy and instantly recognisable as Alexander McQueen.
The Alexander McQueen sunglasses collection boasts intrinsic attention to fine detailing, exceptional craftsmanship and includes styles that look fantastic on both men and women, are universally flattering and will work with a number of looks regardless of how casual or dressed up you like to go. McQueen will always be remembered as one of the most influential, talented and respected designers of our time and the collection of Alexander McQueen sunglasses will remain highly sought-after and timelessly fashionable for many years to come.
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