When you think of all things chic and sophisticated, Prada is undoubtedly one of the brands that springs to mind. The latest collection of Prada glasses definitely make it that little bit more fun and enjoyable to wear glasses, and will never fail to add a touch of the Prada elegance to your everyday look. For this season, glasses have been going retro and the new PR03NV Prada glasses for ladies are a great example of this with their narrow and defined shape and a hint of a cat-eye inspired finish where the upper corners are accentuated.
The colours available such as the purple translucent option, infuse a modern finish to the glasses and the sleek metal temple detailing featuring the Prada logo adds the perfect finishing touch. The overall look is bold and statement without being overly daring. If you’re looking to channel the super trendy geek-chic look, then the PR04MV Prada glasses for men are the ideal choice with their streamlined rectangular thick frame. The tapered arms and minimal detailing makes these glasses super smart but also show that you have great style! Perhaps you’re a fan of the more oversized style of sunglasses with a slightly slimmer frame? If so the PR15NV Prada glasses for men should fit the bill.
With chic metal detailing on the bridge section and arms, these Prada glasses are designed with a timelessly stylish finish and are great for everyday wear with a bit of an edge! Ultimately Prada is a brand that will never be off the fashion radar and creates its glasses with style longevity in mind. Though many of their frames take inspiration from trends, Prada glasses will look great for seasons to come and will instantly add a polished, striking and ‘well-styled’ finish to your look.
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September is all about fashion. With ‘fashion week’ making it’s way around the globe, the start of Autumn offers the public a sneak preview of the trends that will be gripping us in Spring / Summer 2012.
Fashion Week begins in New York on the 8th September 2011 where designers synonymous with the Big Apple, like Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Michael Kors will take to the catwalk. The following week it’s London Fashion Week. In the grand setting of Somerset House, Vivianne Westwood, PPQ, Mulberry and other great names in British Fashion, will share their vision for the fashion landscape in 2012. Next up is Milan, with Italian stalwarts like Prada, Gucci and Armani dazzling an international audience with their high fashion jinx. Fashion Week then makes it’s way to the French capital of Paris, where designers such as Dior, Celine and Chanel will wow the packed aisles with their spectacular threads. Tokyo and LA are on the schedule for Fashion Week this Autumn, however the ‘big four’ remain – New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Now’s the time to book your tickets for the various shows and start thinking about your outfit choices! Shade Station is here to help ensure you accessorise for the occasion! With our fabulous selection of cutting edge jewellery, beautiful watches and designer sunglasses, you’ll be spoiled for choice and undoubtedly the best accessorised bod at Fashion Week!
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Here at Shade Station, we’re already preparing for the summer season and recently held an exciting photoshoot showcasing an array of some of the hottest sunglasses and watches that are either available to buy now or will be in stock over the next month. The photos will be up on the site soon, but we thought we’d show you a sneak peek at some of the images and the designs to look forward to this summer!
We had two models who did a superb job of making our sunglasses and watches look effortlessly stylish! First we had Marcus, who aside from being a model is also in the band The Council, and Erica who beautifully modelled a wide selection of looks ranging from Hollywood glamour inspired to boho chic.
The brands appearing in the shoot included Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Prada, Gucci, Adidas, Diesel, DKNY and Chanel to name only a few and the creative themes we selected were perfect to represent a cool and laid-back summer vibe!
The key sunglass styles to look out for this season definitely include oversized designs (for both men and women) as seen within the Tom Ford, BVLGARI, Dior and Oliver Peoples collections, sporty, as demonstrated in the Carrera, Dragon and Oakley ranges and colourful and retro – including Ray-Ban, Jee Vice, Pucci and Marc by Marc Jacobs. For watches, you still can’t go wrong with glitzy and glamorous using Guess watches and Juicy Couture watches as the perfect examples, and also for the ladies, androgynous watches are a hot look, as seen in the collection of Fossil watches.
You’ll definitely be able to get a feel for the looks and trends when the pictures go live on our site but meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at what’s to come this summer!
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If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses to really jazz up your spring/summer look, there are two new incredibly exciting styles that we are due to add to our Prada sunglasses collection that you’re sure to love! Ready to hit the Shade Station shelves in April, the 2 new Limited Edition Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses for ladies have been designed as a continuation to the prominent Baroque theme we saw on the Spring/Summer 2011 Prada catwalk.
Prada commissioned 3 artists to create a series of illustrations for the new sunglasses in a distinctively quirky style. The pictures include images of dogs and birds wearing the sunglasses and definitely help to emphasise the playful tone of the collection! In typical Prada fashion, the Minimal Baroque sunglasses boast beautifully ornate aesthetics with strong detailing. However, these two styles are specifically centred around the lavish and ornate Baroque trend and feature intricately sculptured frames, bold curves and elaborate colour and pattern fusions.
There are 2 styles available within the Baroque collection; the 27NS Prada sunglasses and the 28NS design. The 27NS style features a perfectly rounded and oversized frame where the focal feature is the arms; incorporating a beautifully designed swirling finish that really make these sunglasses a show stopping accessory. The 27NS Prada sunglasses are available in a stunning array of colours, all of which are representative of the Baroque theme.
The 28NS style is also oversized with prominent and thicker outer frame edges, creating a cat-eye inspired effect to the design. This section of the frame is further accentuated with patterned and/or coloured detailing and comes in an irresistible selection of Baroque inspired tones that are perfect for spring/summer style.
Having been featured in the likes of the June 2011 issue of Vogue and the May 2011 issue of Elle, the Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses are definitely one of the hottest styles we will see this season. Spring/summer 2011 is all about infusing bold and striking twists to your style and even with the most neutral and understated of outfits, the Minimal Baroque Prada sunglasses will instantly add a high-fashion, playful and glamorous finish.
The two new Prada sunglasses styles are due in May so we’ll let you know as soon as you can get your hands on a pair!
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The ‘Butterfly’ style of sunglasses is a currently a huge look on the style scene, and if you are searching for the perfect pair of shades to channel this look, the PR18IS Prada sunglasses, are the ideal match!
The Prada Butterfly PR18IS sunglasses are definitely not for the stylishly faint-hearted, and are designed to exude drama, glamour and really enable the wearer to stand out from the crowd! The frame is dramatically oversized and cinches in at the centre, creating a butterfly wing inspired finish. The arms of the PR18IS Prada sunglasses are elegantly straight and tapered, displaying the sleek Prada logo beside the hinge. Other aesthetic detailing remains minimal to accentuate the bold butterfly shape, and in addition to classic black, the style is available in colour inspired frame options including crystal purple and brown and bronze tortoiseshell.
There are a number of style icons rocking the unique and distinctive Butterfly style of sunglasses this season, specifically the Prada PR18IS style, including iconic fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Tori Spelling and Maria Sharapova. Though the style is incredibly statement, is also flatters an array of face shapes and creates impact whilst remaining timelessly chic and feminine.
Of course, this striking Prada design may not be to everyone’s taste and in true Prada fashion, there is a huge selection of other styles to choose from including the sports luxe and exquisitely finished visor PR57LS Prada sunglasses, to the super high fashion inspired PR19MS Prada sunglasses – a fierce cat-eye style that will never fail to add spark to your look!
The Prada collection also comprises of classic styles for both men and women, so you really can go as bold or understated and demure as you like. Prada remains one of the most sought-after and respected designer labels in the world and whichever design you opt for, you can be assured that it will see you top of the style ranks!
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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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Summer is officially here, the sun is shining and we couldn’t be happier! With the warmer months comes the usual smorgasbord of amazing festivals to get your hedonistic thrills at. Whether you enjoy moshing at ‘Download’, country pursuits at ‘The Green Man’, teenage kicks at ‘V Festival’, fancy dress at ‘Bestival’, glamour at newbie ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ or the mystic of ‘Glastonbury’, you must ensure you’re dressed for the occasion.
Festivals, fashionable summer gear and cool sunglasses all go hand in hand. Maybe it’s the influence of Gaga or perhaps Dita Von Teese, but this summer is all about kooky and vintage. With styles from the Fifties and Sixties making a comeback, we predict this year’s festivals to be awash with vintage shaped sunglasses in a cat’s eye style or small round frames, oversized sunglasses in reds, greens and brown and retro-looking shades.
The festival season kicked off with April’s Coachella Festival in California, where a host of celebrities dazzled with their fashionable threads and on-trend sunglasses. Kelly Osborne was spotted wearing small round framed lilac sunglasses, Katy Perry went retro in angular black frames with a bold white stripe across the top, Dita Von Teese personified Fifties elegance in oversized brown sunglasses with graduated lenses and Kate Bosworth dressed to impress in classic Ray Ban Aviators.
Aviators and Wayfarers from Ray Ban transcend fashion and will always be popular and current. For classic sunglasses you can’t go wrong with either of these styles for festival frolicking. The same goes for oversized glam shades. Designers like Gucci, Bvlgari, Versace, D&G, MDG Sunglasses, Chanel and Pucci all have great sunglasses for summer goddess style. On the other hand if you’re a seasonal type of girl with a desire to look fabulous and ‘now’ – take a leaf from Kelly O’s book and opt for small round shades. This style was all over the spring / summer catwalks and looks great in pastel coloured frames teamed with a floral frock or playsuit. Or you may want to play the vintage diva with cats eye shaped sunglasses – again a strong trend on the catwalk this year. Look to brands like Prada and Marc Jacobs to achieve this look.
We’ve got our Big Chill tickets and our festival sunnies sorted. Now it’s just a case of praying for sunshine! Here’s hoping….
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We all know that Prada is a brand which captures the essence of luxury and high-fashion. However, sometimes a brand needs to be able to provide something a little more casual and practical whilst still of course retaining the glamour and style. Therefore Prada also launched Prada Sport in the early 1990’s which is the brand’s leisure line and designed to be slightly more sport fashion orientated, as the name suggests.
Now, whilst most of us may think of tracksuits or even worse, the dreaded shell suit when we think of sports fashion it has actually become very much on trend over recent years and the definition of a sporty style certainly does not mean baggy, conservative or unflattering. In today’s era whereby physical activity or at least being on the go most of the time has become part of many of our lifestyles, we can’t walk around wearing high fashion attire or accessories all of the time because it simply isn’t practical. Advertising has also become far more leisure fashion orientated with images of healthy, athletic and happy people on the go. Sports stars are also becoming sports personalities and we see them wearing sport/fashion brands which of course then increases the popularity of the sports/fashion genre and makes it regarded as more trcndy and sought after. Prada quickly recognised this and by providing the Prada Sport line, this means the brand really does have something for those who want their attire and accessories to enhance their physical performance and thus caters for fashion across all style sectors.
The collection of Prada Sport sunglasses are highly stylish but are designed to be more practical for everyday wear, robust and durable. The Prada Sport label is sometimes known as the Linea Rossa line which means ‘red line’ in Italian and this is because a red line is the defining design detail used on the Prada Sport products. Within the range of unisex Prada Sport sunglasses, you will often find the red line positioned on the arms. It is a highly distinctive feature and simple yet stylish. Prada Sport sunglasses aren’t designed to be bold fashion accessories but more geared towards practicality with that trendy and super stylish Prada edge.
The main characteristics of Prada Sport sunglasses are very much associated and influenced by notorious Italian exquisite style and quality perfection. The brand strongly believes that high quality should be top of the design agenda and therefore the collection of sunglasses are designed based on extensive research and development and use only the most durable and robust materials in the production stages to ensure a long lasting product that can be worn on a day to day basis and never fail to look fantastic. Prada Sport is an innovative brand that utilises advanced technologies but respects that people favour the brand for its tradition style and concepts. Prada Sport sunglasses definitely have are strong character which is enhanced by flawless technology and unique style. The ultimate in combining practicality with full function. A fantastic range of sunglasses that are contemporary, cool and offer something highly credible in the sports/fashion world.
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Among fashion icons, celebrities and A List film stars, Prada is definitely one of the timeless designer favourites and Prada sunglasses are among the hottest trends in the eyewear industry and favourite accessory among many. With contemporary and chic looks, Prada sunglasses are one of the iconic style statements.
Prada is a relatively old company and was originally founded in Milan in 1913, and specifically designed and retailed leather goods. The company existed like this for a number of years until 1978 whereby Miuccia Prada expanded the company into the world renowned fashion house that it is today and extended their lines to include luxury clothing, shoes and accessories.
Prada sunglasses depict the meaning of high trend, glamorous appeal and the range includes wrap around lenses, oversized sunglasses, sporty styles, classic styles and unique bold coloured frames with sophisticated features for men and women. Some Prada sunglasses are more sports orientated but combine that sense of sport and fashion which ultimately creates a versatile and wearable pair of sunglasses for all occasions.
Some of the more sporty Prada styles include the PR57LS unisex sunglasses with wide visor style lenses and jet black arms with the sleek Prada plate logo positioned near the arm hinge. These are definitely a status and style symbol with their funky looks and chic design features and great for everyday use. The PR54GS unisex sunglasses with gold and bronze colouring are also incredibly chic and offer that great balance of sports style with a luxurious edge. Prada sunglasses are identified by their very strong, intense and technical character and unique style and the PS50HS unisex sunglasses are a great example of that unique innovation and are an aviator sports style with the classic red stripe Prada logo featured on the arms.
Some of the more fashion orientated Prada sunglasses include oversized frames such as the jet black PR08LS ladies sunglasses. With thick frames and large lenses, the defining features are definitely the arms which are designed in a wave effect and add definition to the style as well as a contemporary and striking edge. The Butterfly oversized sunglasses are also very unique in design as incorporate interesting shaped lenses which do resemble butterfly wings. In a funky yet sophisticated crystal purple colour these definitely make for that ever desired fashion statement and are great for your perfect autumn and winter accessory whereby colour is a key trend. A retro oversized style includes the funky PR06LS men’s style with square lenses and brown tortoiseshell frames.
There are also a great range of more classic style frames and aviators and Prada is one of those brands which really has something for every style preference whether you are looking for overstated, understated or something in between. Taking classic trend favourites, Prada likes to inject something a little personal to the brand whether this is the use of colour, pattern or unique design features as well as adopting a completely classic approach. Sometimes keeping a product classic can be just as popular as funky, edgy and contemporary and Prada likes to provide as many style options as possible.
Prada is now regarded as one of the most iconic and sought after designer brands in the industry and its status was also boosted following the hit film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ whereby the brand was completely brought to the forefront as being the ultimate fashion leader. Many celebrities, models, and film stars love the unique, luxurious yet practical style that Prada has to offer and a pair of these sunglasses will certainly make you look and feel as if you have been placed in the A List spotlight.
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Prada is possibly one of the most renowned designer labels in the world and was founded in Milan in 1913 and began by designing and creating leather goods. In 1978 Miuccia Prada expanded the company into the world wide fashion house that it is today and Prada Sport which is sometimes referred to as ‘linea rossa’, meaning red line (because of the red line branding), is the sportier and lifestyle section of the Prada brand.
The Prada Sport brand was created because it wanted to bridge the gap between sport and fashion and entwine the two equally as often you find that one surpasses the other. Prada Sport is typically high fashion and retains the Prada glamour but has a distinctively sportier edge comprising of sports style shades such as visors and wrap-arounds as opposed to fashion classics such as the bug eyed Hollywood style oversized shades.
Prada Sport sunglasses are perfect for those who are after on-the-go style and are ideal for outdoor sports or physical activity. The collection varies between vibrant and bold frames as well as classic and understated. A common aesthetic feature is the injection of Italian style and these are definitely sunglasses that ooze quality and high class with a laid back edge. Prada Sport sunglasses are have a strong design personality with strong and sleek lines and that effortless cool style.
Some new styles to look out for this season include the PS07HS which with their sleek visor/shield style lenses and wide arms with the red Prada Sport branding, look fantastic for on-the-go style. The new and ultra sophisticated PS531S Prada Sport visor sunglasses feature a highly stylish slim arm, again with the red branding. These are sporty but are simultaneously extremely glamorous. The PS501S sunglasses are reminiscent of an oversized and sporty aviator and have a slightly retro feel with graduated brown lenses and arms which curve at the ends. The PS52ES sunglasses are a wrap-around style and with their silver frames and jet black arms these are timelessly stylish sunglasses with that ready for anything sporty feel.
Of course, Prada Sport sunglasses as well as the style factor have superb function and provide full UV protection from the sun’s rays in addition to durable and robust frames and lenses which are designed to be comfortable for all day and everyday wear. The sunglasses are produced in Italy using only the best an innovative manufacturing techniques and as a brand in general Prada is highly regarded for its superb quality and refined materials used in each and every product.
Prada Sport sunglasses are fantastic for people who like to look stylish but want their sunglasses to suit and compliment an active lifestyle. With chic and streamlined aesthetics and a distinct edge, you will never fail to look sharp in a pair of these. With celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Eva Longoria rocking their Prada Sport shades, is just goes to prove how highly regarded they also are in the celebrity world.
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