Jewellery Style Update – Autumn 2011
The autumn is here and what better way to embrace the new season is by accessorising your look with a fabulous piece of jewellery. Chunky and statement jewellery will be a prominent look this season in addition to the contrast of demure, elegant and feminine pieces that are striking yet add a subtle finish to your outfit. As a season, autumn is associated with rich colours such as red, amber green, yellow and blue and this is definitely something that is also creatively reflected in many pieces within the Shade Station jewellery collection. With brands including Dogeared jewellery, Skagen jewellery, Coeur De Lion jewellery, D&G jewellery, Guess jewellery, Shimla jewellery, Diesel jewellery, Calvin Klein jewellery, DKNY jewellery and Fossil jewellery to name only a few, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice this season!
One of our new exciting brand additions for autumn include the collection of Shimla jewellery. Shimla jewellery is named after the Shimla Valley set in the Himalayas with the pieces specifically designed to express meaning and spirituality. The range of Shimla jewellery features a number of stunning bracelets for women, which include materials such as dazzling diamantes, stainless steel and rope. The bracelets typically feature a series of stainless steel sphere shaped beads, embellished in diamante stones and secured together with black woven rope and what makes Shimla jewellery unique is the unusual combination of materials and tones. Trendy yet also something a little different from the norm, a piece of Shimla jewellery is the perfect way to infuse visual appeal to your look, whilst also conveying meaning.
Coeur De Lion has introduced an array of stunning pieces to its collection this autumn. In addition to purchasing separate pieces, you also have the option to buy a full set, which typically includes a necklace, earring and bracelet and can be mixed and matched or worn together. Coeur De Lion jewellery is an ultra stylish and fashion forward designer brand and is notably unique due to the dynamic way in which each piece is handcrafted and the materials used. The jewellery features avant-garde patterns, cube-shaped finishes and boasts an array of rich and striking colours and tones. The pieces are made of materials including tiger’s eye, Swarovski Elements, semi-precious stones, handcrafted glass and metal alloys and add a striking yet sophisticated finish to your look.
Loved by fashionistas including Olivia Palermo, Whitney Port and Nicole Ritchie, CC Skye jewellery is the ultimate when it comes to rocking the boho-chic look. Featuring a selection of chunky bangles, bracelets, layered necklaces and cocktail rings, the predominant colour is gold with splashes of vibrant and chic turquoise, pink and orange in addition to black and white. Each piece of CC Skye jewellery is intricately detailed and definitely adds immense style factor to your look!
Creatively fusing bold with sleek and streamlined, Calvin Klein have added some super chic jewellery pieces to the collection. Featuring ‘chunky’ in style rings and multi-strand bracelets, the Calvin Klein jewellery collection is highly expressive of the designer’s passion for shape, depth and definition. Some pieces feature rings with expertly crafted angles, creating a three-dimensional finish and bracelets with unique coiled style detailing. The new pieces for autumn are typically made of polished stainless steel with some items also featuring black accents.
Fossil is a strong brand favourite here at Shade Station and has recently launched a selection of new jewellery pieces ready for autumn. Comprising of pendant necklaces and unique in style bracelets, the new Fossil pieces boast jagged shapes and contrasting materials such as stainless steel pendants on leather necklace cords and metal beads boasting Aztec inspired patterns on silk bracelet threads. Stacked bracelets are also a hot trend this season and Fossil has a superb collection of these featuring beads, bangles and leather bracelets combined into one design.
One of our much-anticipated new jewellery brand additions comes in the form of Dogeared jewellery. A key favourite on the style scene, in addition to being trendy and fashion forward, the collection of Dogeared jewellery is specifically designed to represent the idea of channeling positive energy, meaning and spirit and offering hope and happiness to the wearer. Featuring a selection of necklaces and bracelets, the style theme of Dogeared jewellery as a collective is demure and understated; featuring pendants and charms such as wishbones, Om symbols and crosses. Each piece comes with a card, which includes details and what the meaning behind the item represents. A piece of Dogeared jewellery would therefore make a fantastic gift and due to the subtlety of the designs, will also make a timelessly stylish addition to any jewellery collection in addition to boasting the versatility factor.
If you’re seeking a piece of jewellery that achieves statement style whilst also featuring feminine and demure aesthetics then Bibi jewellery is a great brand to check out. The collection includes a wide variety of chic and statement ladies bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. Bibi jewellery has a highly distinctive theme and the various pieces are all inspired by meaningful and personal items such as a lost charm or antique necklace. The collection features highly on trend stacked bracelets, layered necklaces and elegant yet bold charms, chunky chains and creative colour and material amalgamations. Many of the pieces feature heart, cross and feather charms in addition to being embellished with stunningly toned gems.
Guess never fails to impress and dazzle with its glamorous, fun and feminine jewellery pieces and there are some incredible new styles to look out for this autumn. Ranging from charm necklaces and woven style bracelets with sleek panels and diamante accents, the collection this season is beautifully dynamic and modern and will stylishly add impact to your look. Featuring encrusted diamante stones and rose gold fused with woven rope, the new Guess jewellery creatively combines materials and tones with some pieces boldly displaying the Guess logo, characteristically embellished in dazzling diamantes for the Guess glamour factor that has made the brand so renowned on the fashion scene!
If your style preference leans more towards pretty, feminine and demure jewellery with a strong hint of sparkle then Pilgrim has an alluring selection of new pieces that will definitely compliment this. Ranging from rich toned beaded necklaces, to crystal embellished pendants, Pilgrim jewellery has a timelessly stylish quality and is fashion forward whilst being unique and dynamic. This Danish brand designs its jewellery for ladies and the collection includes a striking selection multi-strand necklaces adorned with striking Swarovski charms, intricately detailed silver-plated rings and cute in style charms featuring fairies, hearts and butterflies. Wildlife and nature are prominent inspirations within the designs and the materials use to create the jewellery include enamel, Austrian Swarovski crystal, acrylic stones and freshwater pearls. Pilgrim jewellery is a great collection to browse if you are seeking something that combines style and trend influences with a fresh and original edge.
DKNY also features some fabulous pieces within its jewellery collection including beaded bracelets, which incorporate a black or white leather body with diamante embellished stainless steel beads and therefore perfectly capturing the theme of texture and contrast. Wrapped style leather bracelets are also incorporated in addition to three-dimensional effect and contemporary in style small hoop earrings and rings.
If you’re looking for classically elegant jewellery that will never fail to add sparkle to your look, then Moon jewellery could be the perfect brand choice. The inspiration behind the name Moon evolved from the creator’s fascination with the moon’s relationship with the sky and the earth and the collection for ladies wonderfully transcend this picturesque image of the darkness being lit with a strong glimmer of sparkle. Featuring striking rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants, each piece of Moon jewellery is expertly made from the highest quality sterling silver and meticulously sourced semi-precious stones.
Men, you certainly haven’t been forgotten as Diesel, Black Dice, Fossil and Police have a superb selection of statement pieces that experiment with texture, definition and shape. Plus they are all designed to be timelessly stylish, recognising that jewellery for men is often less trend inspired and more as a way to creatively express personality and style. Key pieces to look out for this autumn include metal and black beaded chain bracelets, dog tag pendant necklaces and striking weaved bracelets that fuse leather and metal.
Other jewellery brands within the collection include the urban street inspired Black Dice jewellery with some highly statement and chunky silver stainless steel rings and dog tag style necklaces. We also have a selection of feminine, elegant and striking pieces of jewellery by Azuni jewellery, Venus Beads, Cavalli jewellery and 8LA jewellery.
We are always on the hunt for the most unique and fashion forward jewellery brands to add to our collection and aim to include a wide range of existing and emerging brands that represent different trends, images and styles. The perfect pieces of jewellery can instantly transform an outfit and so we like to ensure that a variety of style tastes are catered for and that the pieces can easily be re-worked season after season, boasting the versatility factor. All of our brands are renowned for their high quality products, using the finest amalgamation of materials and many of the jewellery items are expertly handcrafted so you can be assured that you are investing in a fantastic quality piece of jewellery that has style staying power.
The best way to keep up to date with the new jewellery brands and styles in are via the Shade Station style blog, which also provides trend reports and updates on what pieces the celebrities and fash pack are loving! You can also follow us on Twitter @shadestation and on our Facebook page, where we also post more news and updates.
From all of us here at Shade Station, we wish you a fun, happy and stylish autumn!
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