Diesel watches are the perfect accessory to exit summer with a splash. Their new ‘Tintillating’ collection of wristpieces with rubber straps and polycarbonate cases, are presented in bold colours with over sized numbers and their distinctive Diesel branding. For colour pop aplenty you can’t go wrong with one of these on your wrist… in bright red, purple and white they’re super tan highlighters and pretty darn useful too!
If you haven’t heard of Diesel, it’s likely you’ve been living under a rock or on a deserted island somewhere… Diesel is one of the most prolific lifestyle brands and the purveyor of some of the best denim on the globe! The label is loved on the high street and also among celebrities. A-List stars such as Colin Farrell, Britney Spears and Twilight’s Taylor Lautner are all fans of Diesels tough looking clothing, accessories and watches.
Diesel are known for their very bold advertising campaigns, the quality of their products and their urban-influenced designs. There’s no mistaking a Diesel watch – they’re bold, often thick set, sometimes colourful, (but mostly in leather, black or stainless steel) and they always sport an oversized dial, usually with oversized digits and the original Diesel logo. Diesel Watches is loud, proud and a great example of style and practicality bundled into one!
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Carrera was born out of a desire to create sunglasses and accessories for sports, primarily for people within motor sports, winter sports and cycling. Launched in 1956, the company name is Spanish for ‘race’ and pays homage to the ‘Carrera Panamericana’ Mexican road race of the 1950s.
Although designed for sport, Carrera have won over the fashion crowd to staggering effect. Helped by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Kanye West and David Beckham, Carrera is no longer just a company with a solid base in the sports industry, it’s become a byword for cool looking sunglasses.
Worn by celebrities and hipsters alike, Carrera sunglasses have surged in popularity in recent years. Whether it’s Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, wearing his Carrera ‘Jocker’s’, Lady GaGa posing wearing ‘Champion’ Carrera sunglasses in her ‘Bad Romance’ music video or Gwen Stefani out and about in her white ‘Safari’ style Carrera sunglasses, Carrera has truly become a global phenomenon. The trickle down effect is evident as music festivals, gigs and hip hang-outs are awash with people sporting Carrera sunglasses.
Although the most frequently worn ‘Champion’ Carrera sunglasses are based on the familiar aviator design, they have a unique retro style. With over sized plastic frames, the Carrera logo on the bridge and a unisex design, these sunglasses provide the wearer with a Carrera cool look! There are many different styles of sunglasses within the Carrera portfolio and considering how popular they are, the price of a pair of shades is extraordinarily reasonable – at Shade Station you won’t pay more than £72. I think you’ll agree with us that it’s unusual to get sunglasses with such quality, style and pedigree for such a competitive price!
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We all know that RayBan sunglasses are one of the most popular, ever stylish and versatile sunglasses around. The brand has a remarkable history and has been featured in numerous iconic films including Top Gun, The Blues Brothers and Men in Black.
This month, when I have been looking through the style pages of the glossies, Ray-Ban sunglasses have cropped up on many occasions and the brand definitely seems to be the choice of many celebrities. Yes, it may be November, but sunglasses as every fashion lover is aware, can make for a high style statement and add a finishing touch to your look come rain or shine. Ray-Ban’s have the added advantage of being incredibly functional and so when the sunshine does pop out on the odd occasion (well, here in the UK!), then you know your peepers will be fully protected from UV rays.
Most of us have harboured an obsession with the Twilight film and of course, more recently the new sequel New Moon. Remember when we saw the rather dashing Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in the first scenes of Twilight with a cool pair of shades? Well, these were infact the classic Wayfarers and the actor himself in addition to his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner claimed that Ray-Ban Wayfarers are the ultimate Twilight accessory. Well, if they’re good enough for great looking vampires!
Rachel Bilson who has become quite the fashionista since the hit show the OC has regularly been spotted in her Ray-Ban 2140’s in a dark tortoiseshell tone. The dark shade of these sunglasses compliment Bilson’s dark hair and skin tone as they offer something a little softer in colour than block black. With sleek lines and sharp style, these 2140’s make for a great laid back look and are very popular among a young and trendy crowd.
With the departure of Lauren Conrad from the latest season of the Hills, Audrina Partridge has taken the crown of style Queen (and drama!) in the show and has frequently been spotted wearing a pair of Ray-Ban aviators in gold. From a style perspective, these are the ultimate in versatility and Audrina has been seen wearing them en-route to the gym, out casually with friends and to the beach. They definitely inject an effortlessly cool edge to your look no matter what your choice of outfit. Another fan of the Ray-Ban aviators is Minority Report bad boy actor Colin Farrell who was pictured wearing a gold rimmed pair. Ray-Ban aviators were first launched in 1937 and aside from contemporary updates such as colour and lens technologies, the aesthetic styling is exactly the same proving that the brand is timelessly on trend.
From a functional perspective, many Ray Ban sunglasses also incorporate a G-15 lens. The G-15 lenses transmit colour naturally and therefore you get a clearer and true vision as opposed to just seeing heavy lens colour. This technology has been incorporated into many Ray-Ban sunglasses over the past seven decades and is unique to the brand.
Other celebs who love their laid back Ray-Ban look is Nicky Hilton, Kate Moss, Peaches Geldof and Rhianna, some of whom favour their coloured Ray-Ban Wayfarers which were one of the most popular accessories at this year’s music festivals. Ray-Ban is one of those brands that people love, trust and tend to find a pair within the extensive selection that suits them. Unlike some other designer brands, they are also affordable with the Wayfarers just below £80 so you can look like a celeb and not break the bank!
Ray-Ban has existed for over 70 years and with iconic styles consistently worn and re-vamped, this brand is definitely staying at the forefront of fashion for quite some time.
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D&G is always a hot favourite among the celebrities and it has once again being brought to the fashion forefront after hosting the swanky after party of the Twilight New Moon special screening in New York where the cast members including Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Taylor Lautner, as well as the rumoured off-screen leading couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were in attendance. Ashley Greene also chose to show off a D&G number at the party which came in the form of a beautiful butterfly cocktail dress that perfectly captures the feminine but unique essence of the D&G style. Nikki Reed also wore a stunning gold slinky D&G dress with a crystal embellished neckline. New Moon which is the sequel to the hit film Twilight is the much anticipated film that everyone has been waiting for this year and along with the cast members, the D&G after party also saw a number of celebrities including Jessica Stam, Natalie Portman, Agyness Deyn and Taylor Momsen.
Since it was founded in 1985 D&G has been one of the first choices of designer for many A Listers and fashion lovers. The range of D&G jewellery is widely varied but retains that element of funky and unique D&G style which incorporates quirky features such as elegant charms and pendants or multi layers. From simple to statement, there is a piece of jewellery within the collection that will suit your style and compliment your overall look, whatever the occasion.
One piece which is typical of the D&G trend is the D&G Candy white ring. Large chunky rings are a big statement trend this season as create drama to your look – a striking ring will always be noticed. The ring features a wide band with a circular top section with the D&G lettering logo displayed in diamante jewels and the perimeter also incorporating diamantes. The D&G Crossroads ring is completely different in style but equal in statement with a polished band and three cross shaped charms in different designs with black and clear jewel features. Cuff style watches have been a fashion must this season and the same applies to jewellery – the D&G Rough, D&G Anchor, D&G Locked and the D&G Lush collection are great examples of how a chunky bracelet, cuff or bangle can add something truly unique and defined to your look. One common feature within the range of D&G jewellery is that most of the pieces feature the D&G lettering branding – this has been evident in many of the clothing and accessory collections and is often where the use of striking diamantes are incorporated for a glamorous edge. The D&G Multiple necklace is bang on trend with multi layered chain strands of different lengths which creates depth to the piece. Primarily gold, this necklace also includes a black section woven into one of the gold chains and seven D&G charms – again, a further key trend. Many celebrities have seen working this look and it works incredibly well against a plain coloured outfit.
D&G is a fashion label that is designed to be noticed. That said, there are also some beautiful understated pieces such as the D&G Lines chunky ID style bracelet. With an extensive collection of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, (some of which are also unisex) D&G jewellery is the perfect way to compliment your look and can easily be worn in the day through to night. Still a huge favourite among the celebs and hosting high profile events, the iconic D&G brand will always be the hot label to be seen in due to its unique and timelessly stylish appeal.
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