Whilst watches have always been an accessory that most of us wear on a daily basis for both fashion and functional purposes, the past year has seen the watch rise even further through the accessory ranks with various styles of watches often being featured on celebrities and the style pages as the prominent and key must-have item of the moment. Here are Shade Station our collection of brands and watch designs are continually growing and this summer, we have more options available than you ever thought imaginable. For 2010, the major key watch look is all about vibrant colour, texture, and pattern with many brands integrating this into their watch collection, but in their own unique style.
First up, sports brand Adidas is constantly impressing us with their array of sporty but distinctively trend inspired Adidas watches including the new triple coloured Seoul watches, the highly retro Taipei watches and of course, the ever popular Oddity Candy watches. Fusing all the functional elements of a sports watch including lap timers, alarms, lights and date displays with highly stylish looks that incorporate bold and vivid colours, in addition to highly on-trend pastel tones, Adidas is still a core brand that is affordable and accessible to everyone but with superb effect.
BCBG is one of the new brand additions to Shade Station and the collection of BCBG watches are certainly guaranteed to impress every glamazon! Experimenting with shape, definition and texture, these ladies watches combine style appeal drawn from France, Europe and America and are geared towards the modern woman who likes to keep in line with the ever evolving nature of fashion. With sleek straps and distinctively shaped diamante embellished dials, it is no surprise that BCBG watches are a hot favourite in Hollywood with the collection of watches including sports inspired – such as the Elite Sport, colourful and elegant – including the Elite design, in addition to jewellery inspired such as the Releve watch.
Calvin Klein is a further exciting new brand addition with a range of super sleek, streamlined and sophisticated watches for men and ladies. These watches boast minimal detailing but are incredibly statement with contemporary aesthetics allowing each and every watch to work with any outfit. The new Glam ladies watch for example, innovatively gives the illusion that the dial hands are positioned on the strap and the Delight boasts a distinctive double stranded bracelet strap and a bold oval dial but keeps the remainder of the design simple, yet highly effective. The Calvin Klein watches experiment with texture and remain classically stylish, representing the essence and theme of the vast fashion and accessory collections by highly renowned designer Calvin Klein.
Of course, D&G watches are still a firm favourite and continue to impress us with exciting new designs that vary from bold and eclectic including the Hoop-la watch, to elegant and glitzy with the aptly named Cannes watch, and even classically chic as demonstrated in the Texas watch. D&G is a key brand that always remains prominent in the fashion industry and with typical watch elements such as logo emblazoned straps and dials, the use of diamante stones and unique aesthetics, D&G always has something to offer every style preference.
Diesel watches are further favourite brand with a selection of striking colour inspired designs, all boasting superb and innovative functions. DKNY also has a choice of stunning new watches that perfectly convey the essence of summer with the ultra glamorous and fashionable gold and white toned NY4913 watch, the gold NY4876 watch and the jewellery inspired NY4873 DKNY watches.
If you are seeking a watch that incorporates intrinsic attention to fine detail, striking looks and a creative amalgamation of colour and pattern, Ed Hardy watches could be for you. With a beautiful collection of tattoo art inspired watches with dials including artistic images of mermaids, skulls and other key Ed Hardy logos, colour is a large focus in the new styles with the pastel pink toned Spectrum ladies watch and the vibrant turquoise VIP unisex watch in the offering and making for great statement and highly on-trend pieces.
Another favourite that continues to impress us is Fossil watches, with their fantastic selection that successfully match function, with stunning looks. Fossil is renowned for their range of watches featuring wide and statement leather cuff straps and the new JR1148 watch for men is a fine example of this with two metal studs either side of the dial to create a stylish but edgy look. Polycarbonate straps are currently a huge trend within the watch fashion industry and the new ES2437 watch for ladies includes a white polycarbonate bracelet strap in addition to a diamante embellished bezel and mother of pearl dial, creating a casual but glamorous finish and edge to the overall design. Fossil is one of the best brand options for offering an exceptionally diverse range of watches in terms of style and is also highly respected in the watch industry for its superb and flawless quality.
Guess watches are still one of our most popular brands and are loved for their glamorous and glitzy designs that remain highly chic and ultra sophisticated. The new colour inspired Rush Guess watches for men combine vibrant tones with trendy and durable polycarbonate bracelet straps and boast a sporty edge. The new ladies Prism watches also feature colourful polycarbonate straps and a diamante embellished bezel for the added glam factor. The new Clearly Guess ladies watch with its diamante embellished triangle Guess logo is also a popular new favourite, as is the new Cupcake ladies Guess watch with a sleek black croco leather strap.
Juicy Couture is a super exciting new brand to hit our shelves and a hot favourite among the style icons in sunny LA! Juicy Couture watches comprise of a selection of wonderfully feminine styles with colourful and vibrant polycarbonate and leather straps, charm embellished and delicately detailed dials, and bold, statement designs typical of the overall Juicy Couture style. Perfect for making a real fashion statement, the new HRH and Fairytale Juicy Couture watches are definitely two new styles to look out for from this highly trendy brand, and are ideal for every princess!
LTD watches hit the style scene with a bang in 2009 with the brand rapidly growing in popularity throughout 2010. The new colourful and bold Maximo watches are the most recent additions and are indeed as the brand name suggests, strictly limited to 150 watches per design. Favoured by the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Jameela Jamil and The Saturdays, make sure you get yours quick before they go!
Marc Ecko watches include a selection of wonderfully bold and bling inspired styles for summer 2010 with highly detailed and artistic dials and elegant, chic and statement finishes. A Marc Ecko watch definitely makes for the ultimate wow accessory and the collection possesses a luxurious, elite vibe that is instantly recognisable to the Marc Ecko brand.
The watches within the Michael Kors collection are one of the most refined, elegant and unique in the industry. For 2010, Kors has integrated his love of soft, autumnal tones and colours such as cream, brown, gold and bronze with trend inspired elements including polycarbonate straps and diamante embellished detailing. White watches are a key look of this season, and the new MK5270 Michal Kors ladies watch with its white polycarbonate strap and exquisite pink gold plated stainless steel case and diamante embellished bezel perfectly captures every essence of the white watch trend but with the added Michael Kors elegance, luxurious finish and refinement. The new colourful Michael Kors watches are also a high recommendation for this season and fuse trendy with exquisitely chic!
Nixon has increased even more in popularity throughout 2010 having been spotted on a number of celebrities and style icons in addition to becoming renowned in the gadget industry. The wide range of Nixon watches are particularly impressive and the vibrant unisex Time Teller P available in array of striking colours is perfect for summer and also reflects the child inspired watch trend that is also a big look this year as conveys a more fun and quirky approach to fashion!
For those of you who are seeking a highly functional watch designed for use on the high seas, Nautica is the ideal brand with their new range of excellent watches for summer 2010. With ultra sleek looks and functions including water resistance of up to 100 metres, sub dial displays and highly reliable and accurate quartz movement, Nautica watches look equally great in the boardroom as they do on the sea and consistently provide incredible functional ability.
For a watch that steps away from the norm and demonstrates technical and visual design that moves outside of the box, Philippe Starck watches are a great option and effectively convey the minimal, ‘clean’ and thought provoking attitude towards design that Starck is renowned for in his work. The new PH528 Philippe Starck watch with its matte black unique rubber strap, minimal mirrored dial and diamante embellished case boasts an incredibly sharp and defined aesthetic and looks fantastically chic and visually interesting upon the wrist.
The classically British brand Ted Baker has a fantastic new selection of watches for summer; some with a typically traditional aesthetic and style such as the men’s 1039, and others a little more fresh and contemporary such as the TE1044, also for men. With sleek leather straps featuring textured finishes, bold dials and the subtle but chic use of colour, the new range of Ted Baker watches are highly versatile and effectively compliment any outfit.
The above brands are just a selection we have here at Shade Station and others in our vast collection include the great British street style brand Bench watches, the traditional inspired Ingersoll watches, Ducati watches for all you motor enthusiasts, Firetrap watches, the sporty Nike watches, Tokyo Flash watches for unleashing your inner geek and Animal watches, Police watches, Superdry watches and Zodiac watches to name only a few more. Make sure you take a look at our dedicated watch page which lists each and every brand we stock.
At Shade Station we are always on the lookout for the latest brands and styles and regularly update our watch collections accordingly so that you can be assured you are selecting from only the best brands around in terms of style, trend appeal, function and quality. Make sure you read our regularly updated style blog so you are up to speed with what’s hot and new in and which brands and watches all the iconic fashion movers and shakers are wearing! You can also follow us on Twitter @shadestation for daily style and stock updates.
From all of us here at Shade Station, we wish you a very happy and stylish summer!
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Summer is finally here and what a great excuse to add a pair of sunglasses, a chic watch, a statement piece of jewellery or an accessory to your look to compliment your summer style! Yes, here at Shade Station we have more brands and styles than ever before for you to browse and enjoy.
Whilst many of us don’t have the opportunity or budget to completely update our wardrobe each season, the simple use of a glamorous pair of sunglasses, a uniquely styled watch or a statement piece of jewellery can completely transform and update your outfit, bringing it to the forefront of fashion and injecting hints of those key trends making you every inch the style icon!
So let’s take a look at what’s in the offering from Shade Station for the summer season. Sunglasses are certainly the most popular type of accessory in the summer months – for the obvious reason of protecting the eyes from UV rays, and also to inject a certain edge to your look. Any fashion lover will know that sporty chic or sports luxe is a huge key trend of the moment and a pair of sporty but fashionable sunglasses can make for an incredible accessory investment.
New to Shade Station, we have Adidas sunglasses with their collection of sporty, slick, sharp and super trendy sunglasses for men and women in a range of frame designs, combining high quality and flawless style with affordability. Arnette is one of our recent brand additions to Shade Station and are the ultimate sporting sunglasses with a strong attitude and sleek looks. Revo is a further sunglasses brand that has greatly impressed us with their range of chic yet fierce sunglasses which incorporate highly superior and functional polarized lenses for maximum eye protection and visual clarity. Prada Sport sunglasses are also on our sporty style radar this summer and the styles within this collection all feature the distinctive red line Prada Sport logo and are perfect for use during sports or for someone who enjoys and on-the-go lifestyle and also wants to look polished and stylish! Of course, Oakley is still one of our most popular sunglasses brands, renowned for their superior use of technical innovation, sharp style and intense attitude whereby only the very best is good enough. Be sure to check out the latest and greatest Oakley styles.
For those of you who like your sunglasses to portray the essence of glamour, elegance and sophistication, look no further than brands including the super sought after and luxurious Chanel. Chanel sunglasses feature exquisite design elements such as stunning hinge detailing, ultra feminine oversized frames in addition to a variety of other frame styles to choose from and are a lifetime investment. BVLGARI, Tom Ford, D&G and Fendi sunglasses are also perfect for all of you glamazons and we are also very excited to have recently announced the arrival of Jee Vice sunglasses; as seen in Sex and the City 2, and MDG sunglasses; the product of the Madonna and Dolce and Gabbana collaboration. Both of these new brands offer the ultimate in feminine and striking glamour and are designed to make a real style statement!
Summer 2010 is all about bold colour in the form of bright neons in addition to more understated pastel tones, so why not take the opportunity to have some fun with fashion and inject some vibrancy into your look! Many of the brands mentioned above have used colour as inspiration behind their latest styles and let’s not forget the range of eclectic Pucci sunglasses and the timelessly stylish Ray-Ban sunglasses who continue to surprise us every year with new colours and patterns incorporated into a variety of the key and classic designs. There are also a whole host of brand new Ray-Ban styles just launched so be sure to check the Ray-Ban page.
Our dedicated sunglasses page lists each and every brand aside from the ones listed above so make sure you take a look at the entire selection!
Watches aside from providing value in terms of function are actually one of the most fashionable accessories, constantly focused on in the style pages and trend blogs and can definitely add a sense of unique personality to your style. One of the prominent watch looks for summer 2010 is colour, texture and pattern and there are an incredible range of brands for you to choose from to fulfil this particular style. Adidas watches, LTD Watches, Diesel watches and Nixon watches all superbly capture the element of colour with an amalgamation of vibrant tones featured in their numerous watch styles. Some possess a sporty edge, others combine sport appeal with the high trend factor and some designs also feature a strong hint of retro appeal for a fun and style savvy finish that also conveys a playful attitude towards fashion.
Watches featuring polycarbonate bracelet straps are a major key look this summer and are often seen worn by the celebs and teamed with gold or silver jewellery for a contrasting edge to the look. The Michael Kors watches and Guess watches collections boast a fine selection of colourful watches with polycarbonate straps – the white versions in particular are perfect for a fresh and trend focused summer style and the addition of rose gold cases and diamante embellishments on the dial and/or the bezel add just the right sprinkling of the glam factor!
Juicy Couture is an exciting new watch brand to hit our shelves and is also a hot favourite among the style icons in sunny LA! Juicy Couture watches comprise of a selection of wonderfully feminine styles with colourful and vibrant polycarbonate and leather straps, charm embellished and delicately detailed dials, and bold, statement designs typical of the overall Juicy Couture style. Perfect for making a real style statement, Juicy Couture watches are perfect for every style princess!
Other brands in the offering include the British Ted Baker and street style inspired Bench, the luxurious and glamorous but masculine Marc Ecko watches, Ed Hardy watches with some incredibly vibrant and striking new styles boasting tattoo art dials and straps with intricate detailing, and the innovative Philippe Starck watches for something a little different from the norm! Ingersoll watches are perfect for those of you who favour the traditional aesthetic of a watch but are seeking one that integrates modern technology and functionality, Ducati watches for all you motor enthusiasts, Firetrap, the sporty Nike, Tokyo Flash watches for unleashing your inner geek and Animal, Police, Superdry, ultra fashionable and high quality Fossil watches and Zodiac watches to name only a few more. Make sure you take a look at our dedicated watch page which lists each and every brand we stock.
We were also proud to recently unveil or new Elite watch section which provides an array of finely chosen brands and watches that are designed for investment purposes and feature exceptional technical innovation, the incorporation of only the highest and rarest materials and all boast superior and flawless construction. The Elite brands carefully selected to be featured in this section include TechnoMarine watches, Perrelet watches, U-Boat watches, Welder watches, Versace watches and Meccaniche Veloci watches. Designed for people who maintain a passion for watches, some brands focus on a luxurious, refined and highly desirable aesthetic and others create their selection of watches with intense function in mind such as U-Boat watches and Meccaniche Veloci watches. That said, each watch within the Elite section can be described as a design and technical masterpiece so make sure you take a look at the Elite watch section to read about these ultra high end brands in greater depth.
Once we begin to enjoy the warmer weather, this often provides inspiration and a more care-free attitude towards experimenting with accessories to adapt and spice up our summer style. It is amazing how one look can be transformed into a number of different ones with additions of various pieces of jewellery – avoiding the need for a complete wardrobe overhaul every year! Bold and statement jewellery is currently a key trend this season, with statement pieces seen on the catwalks and the High Street and used to add depth, colour and creativity to your personal look.
Amore & Baci have some extremely fun, elegant, sassy and unique pieces within their jewellery collection. What is particularly innovative about this brand is that you can create your own personalised bracelet or necklace with the addition of cute, feminine, striking and sophisticated Amore & Baci charms – add as many or as few as you wish whenever you like. The brand also features a selection of super glamorous and statement cocktail rings boasting exquisite colours, patterns and diamante embellishments.
Guess has some wonderful summer inspired new additions to their jewellery range and have especially homed in on the feminine and cute charm bracelet trend which is huge for summer 2010. You can purchase the unique Guess bracelet and add as many or as little charms as you wish, ranging from strawberries, shoes, four leaf clovers and even lipsticks! Diamante embellished and logo emblazoned silver pieces are common within the Guess jewellery collection and this brand is perfect for every girly girl who likes to be ultra feminine but still convey a sophisticated and style savvy attitude to her look!
Venus Beads have some gorgeous boho chic style beaded bracelets incorporating vibrant colours such as turquoise, pink, red, blue violet and black. Wear two or three stacked for a high fashion look or go for an individual bracelet to add an effective pop of colour!
Other jewellery brands include the urban street inspired Black Dice, the statement and edgy Police and Diesel and a selection of feminine, elegant, colourful and boho inspired jewellery pieces by CC Skye and Miss Sixty.
So that provides the summer round up of sunglasses, watches and jewellery and don’t forget to also check out our fabulous range of goggles and lifestyle accessories by brands including Oakley, Dragon, Adidas, Electric, Von Zipper and East Pak.
As well as a whole host of fantastic products, we promise to keep you updated with new brand additions and styles as well as celebrity and designer news and gossip in our daily updated Style Blog. We also have a Twitter page, whereby you can follow us @shadestation for instant and regular Shade Station tweets.
We make it our top priority to provide you with as many renowned designer sunglasses brands, watch brands and products as possible, in addition to the lesser known and unique ones that have just hit the style scene. We aim to cater for a range of style personalities and budgets and can ensure that each and every brand is also stocked at Shade Station due to its notorious and proven high quality. We believe that everyone has a unique sense of fashion and the huge array of accessories in the offering therefore allows you to create a bespoke look to your summer style.
We hope you enjoy browsing our collections and from all of us here at Shade Station, we wish you a happy and stylish summer!
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Watches make the perfect statement accessory and lucky for you, here at Shade Station we have a huge array of designer and brands to ensure that you find the perfect piece of arm candy. From classic and traditional, sleek and sporty, vibrant and eclectic and elegant and glamorous we have every style imaginable at a great range of budgets.
Let’s start with some new key style additions to the offering. First up we have the ultra trendy ES2157 Fossil watch style which with its black acetate strap, black dial and diamante embellished bezel, this is definitely one major watch trend to look out for. Watches can be feminine but edgy and the Fossil Watches brand is perfect at achieving the balance just right, always introducing highly stylish designs but injecting their own unique edge.
Diesel Watches is still a major player in the watch style scene and is renowned for its unique, eclectic and original designs that are completely unique to the brand. Diesel has some amazingly stylish new watches to look out for with wide straps – including rubber straps in some of the new additions which are very much on trend this season, bold dials and visually exciting detailing. Diesel watches for guys and girls tend to be bold and convey real statement style that works with a variety of looks.
DKNY is famous for conveying the essence of New York style in its products and the same applies with the amazingly stylish range of DKNY Watches. One particular new style that has us swooning is the NY4847 DKNY watch which captures every watch trend in a unique and striking design. With its translucent turquoise rubber strap and striking white dial this DKNY watch perfectly conveys the essence of spring and summer and will compliment your style and inject some vibrancy into your look. The brand has a great selection of other new watch styles with fresh white and aqua tones a common theme. Elegant, highly stylish, versatile and unique – DKNY watches definitely will not disappoint!
As this season is all about colour, Ed Hardy Watches are the perfect way to achieve this look with their stunningly striking tattoo inspired designs. With sleek straps (often cuff style) and unique tattoo designs including lions, skulls, fairies, butterflies among just a few of the Ed Hardy watch logos these watches are genuine works of art and really add visual interest and a certain LA edge to your look.
LTD Watches were huge in 2009 and what with JLS designing their own unique range called the JLS vs LTD towards the end of the year, the brand is set to be even more popular in 2010. Each watch is strictly limited, as the name suggests and these vibrant unisex styles are all about the colour factor! The new style which is set to be big this season is the Rolex style LTD Watch with its sleek bracelet strap – be quick though as each model is limited and once the style is gone, it’s gone so be sure you get yours fast!
Wenger watches are a new brand addition to Shade Station. With collections that are traditional, sporty or contemporary these are real investment watches with incredible function abilities. Tested in the Swiss Commando Raid, Wenger watches really go the distance and with such a great variety of aesthetic styles to choose from, you will definitely find a watch to suit. Perfect if you are looking for watch with something that little bit special.
Guess Watches is loved for its super elegant and glamorous watches that are feminine and chic and of course with that sexy edge that the brand is renowned for! A new Guess watch style is the Heart to Bling watch which perfectly captures the glitzy, glam trend with diamante embellished heart design on the dial. Guess watches also has some beautifully coloured and fresh tones for this season and are wonderfully sophisticated, fun and feminine.
Adidas watches are a great way to combine the two key seasonal trends of sporty and colourful and have some incredibly vibrant and funky new styles in an array of fresh and summery colours such as pink, blue, white, purple, green and yellow. With highly polished rubber straps, large multifunctional digital dials and of course, all at affordable prices, Adidas watches are always a firm favourite and have that high trend appeal that instantly lift your look.
Tsovet is also a new brand on the scene and these are incredibly unique and special watches that combine the vintage and contemporary in terms of the materials used in production and the watch technologies. With some strikingly beautiful designs, Tsovet watches are real statement pieces and make for the perfect investment watch when you are looking for something extra special. There are also some wonderfully feminine female designs in fresh colours such as white and gold.
The true British brand Ted Baker is also still a huge favourite and manages to combine its own unique style whilst injecting those key trends to keep the watches super stylish and fashionable. With an array of watches that incorporate bold colour and patterns as well as more understated silver watches, Ted Baker watches for this season typically feature beautifully colourful straps, perfect for a spring and summer look.
Michael Kors watches are great for those ladies who favour exquisite style and elegance and there are some wonderful trend inspired designs to look out for this season. Nude tones are highly on trend in 2010 and Michael Kors watches perfectly capture this with creams, fawns and browns a common feature as well as the stylish polycarbonate strap design such as the MK5197 with diamante embellished inner links – perfect for entwining high fashion and sparkly glamour!
Sporty attire and sporty style watches are huge this season and Japanese fashion inspired and a favourite of the celebs, Superdry Watches has recently launched the Superdry Sport collection and with their vibrantly coloured plastic straps including hot pink, blue, white and green with equally vibrant dials, these watches are definitely a great way to entwine sporty and colourful in one watch!
Bench Watches is a great brand for those of you who like skate, street and urban style and there are some fantastic new designs to look out for this spring. With typically wide leather straps and bold dials which prominently display the Bench watch logo, fresh light colours and true statement but effortlessly cool style is what the brand perfectly conveys.
Tendence Watches are a fabulous new brand to look out for and have been featured in a number of high profile style publications, favoured for their refined and exquisite aesthetic style and conveying the theme that everyone should stick to their own individual style and refrain from following trends simply because it is fashionable. Tendence watches therefore take their own inspiration when designing the watches which have a distinctively striking look with boldly featured numbers and detailing on the dials, wide straps and strong elements of colour in some styles.
These are just a few of the brands and styles to look out for and other favourites include extreme sport favourite Animal watches, the urban style inspired Black Dice watches, Nautica watches for every outdoor sportsman, innovative TX watches, glamorous and flirty Seksy watches, innovative and striking Oakley watches, classic Police watches, traditional Timex watches, and geek chic inspired Tokyo Flash watches with their watches that are designed to engage the brain and really make us think about the concept of telling the time! Be sure to check out our watch page for a full list of our exciting brands!
At Shade Station we are always on the lookout for the latest brands and styles and regularly update our watch collections accordingly. Check out our style blog so you are up to speed with what’s hot and new in! Be sure to also keep your eye on our sale items to get that sought after watch at a fantastic price. Whatever style of watch you are looking for or are seeking inspiration to try something new, we have all the latest and greatest watch brands and styles as well as the classic designs to ensure that you find your perfect watch!
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Spring is slowly but surely on its way and here at Shade Station we have a vast array of sunglasses, watches, jewellery and accessories to see that you step into the new season in ultimate fashion forward style!
Whilst many of us don’t have the opportunity or budget to completely update our wardrobe each season, the simple use of a glamorous pair of sunglasses, a uniquely styled watch or a statement piece of jewellery can completely transform and update your outfit, bringing it to the forefront of fashion and injecting hints of those key trends making you every inch the style icon!
So let’s take a look at what’s in the offering from Shade Station for the forthcoming season. Firstly, as the sun begins to finally shine, you are going to need a spectacular pair of sunglasses for safety and of course, style purposes. There are some incredible new brands to look out for in addition to a vast collection of new styles from the classic favourite brands.
One brand addition that we are pleased to announce is Burberry sunglasses. Famous for its iconic classic ‘Burberry Check’, this high end brand now has a superbly stylish range of sunglasses with the ever favourite oversized styles in addition to some more contemporary designs. Some of which incorporate the Burberry check pattern whereas others boast fresh spring colour nude tones (a top key trend this season) such as white, warm brown and fawn. The ultimate in feminine chic!
The next new sunglasses brand to look out for is Prada Sport sunglasses. Capturing the essence of the renowned Prada Italian style but adding a casual and sporty aesthetic, these sunglasses comprise of chic visor styles, wrap around and highly on trend geek chic style narrow and rectangular lenses with thick rimmed frames. Prada Sport sunglasses perfectly unite two key trends this season; colour and sport style with fresh white, red, and brown frames to choose from as well as classic colours and all incorporating the vibrant Prada Sport logo. Perfect for on-the-go-chic!
Marc Jacobs is hot on the fashion agenda and we have some incredibly stylish sunglasses to look out for by this ultra trendy and sought after brand. With dramatically oversized sunglasses to cool aviators, there are again a wide variety of designs to choose from for both men and women. Marc Jacobs sunglasses have a range of both colour and the always sophisticated black and the up to the minute shape will definitely allow you to fashionably stand out from the crowd!
Other brand favourites that we have added new sunglasses styles to include the ever chic and classic Chanel sunglasses which if you are the definition of a true glamour and style Queen, you won’t be able to resist! Fendi sunglasses, BVLGARI sunglasses, Gucci sunglasses and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses and Dior sunglasses offer some incredibly sophisticated and vibrant high fashion orientated designs whilst Police sunglasses, Von Zipper sunglasses and Oakley sunglasses have some fantastic sports and lifestyle orientated styles capturing the ultimate in high function and great fashion. And who can forget the classic Ray-Ban brand? There are some amazing new Ray Ban sunglasses styles to look out for with modern twists on iconic styles such as the Wayfarer and Clubmaster in addition to some brand new fresh and contemporary designs. The limited edition Wayfarers with scenes such as the New York subway are a must for those at the cutting edge. For the ultimate in high tech innovation, Oakley has some incredible new sunglasses incorporating the latest lens technologies providing maximum eye protection and of course, conveying superb style. One of Shade Station’s favourite brands this summer for ladies is Pucci sunglasses. The colours, shapes and design are so perfect we defy any stylish lady not to be going gaga over them!
Watches are a fantastic accessory to capture a particular style and we have some great new models to keep your eye out for. Again, it is all about the colour this season with watches and the bolder and more vibrant the better! Brands that perfectly express this include the sporty but ultra trendy Adidas watches, Nixon watches, Black Dice watches and LTD Watches, D&G watches and Ed Hardy watches with their beautifully detailed tattoo art watches. Hot brands which have some fabulous new styles are DKNY watches for that spirit of New York style, Diesel watches for innovative edginess and Fossil watches for something completely unique but highly on trend. All of these brands offer a variety of watch styles and achieve a great balance between originality and high trend appeal. For something super elegant DKNY watches, Guess watches and Michael Kors watches have some wonderfully striking and feminine watches with diamante embellishments, bracelet straps, chic patterns and jewellery reminiscent aesthetics. Perhaps you are after something classic and traditional? If so, be sure to check out our ranges of Ingersoll watches, Tsovet watches, and Wenger watches.
Sporty watches are again very high on the trend agenda this season and brand which capture this look include Japanese fashion inspired Superdry (check out the Superdry Sport watches), Animal watches, Nautica watches, Timex watches and who can forget the sure sporting favourite Oakley watches with some cutting edge and innovative designs that will ensure you are top of your game!
Finally for that ‘geek chic’ appeal, be sure to take a look at our collection of Tokyo Flash watches with their exquisitely futuristic designs and cunning but clever methods of telling the time. Philippe Starck watches also has some visually exciting and minimal style models and the celebrity favourite Black Dice watches includes some ultra fashion forward and innovative styles.
When the weather begins to warm up and we’re no longer adorned in coats, scarves and gloves, jewellery is a fantastic way of conveying a unique sense of style and Shade Station has some beautiful, funky and edgy styles to look out for by key brands. Jewellery is going to be a huge trend this season, with statement pieces seen on the catwalks to perfectly compliment a chic summer look and add depth, colour and definition.
The hot new brand to look out for is Venus Beads which have some gorgeous boho chic style beaded bracelets incorporating vibrant colours such as turquoise, pink, red, blue violet and black. If feminine is your thing, look no further that Venus Beads with their wonderfully intricate patterned beads and subtle charms. Wear two or three stacked for a high fashion look or an individual bracelet will add just the right pop of colour to inject vibrancy into your look.
Amore & Baci have some extremely fun, elegant, flirty and unique pieces to catch your eye. With chunky colourful rings with beautiful patterns and diamante embellishments, cool charms in the designs of handbags, shoes and angels, what is unique about this brand is that you can create your own unique bracelet or necklace with the addition of charms – add as many or as few as you wish. If you are a girly girl with a sense of edginess and likes her jewellery to represent personality, this is a fantastic brand to opt for.
We also have some new street inspired pieces from Black Dice with a selection of cutting edge rings and dog tag style necklaces for man and ladies and Diesel, Police and D&G have also perfectly combined edgy with striking. Guess and CC Skye (a favourite of boho Queen Nicole Ritchie) also have some incredibly feminine and statement jewellery.
As well as a whole host of fantastic products, we promise to keep you updated with new brand additions and styles as well as celebrity and designer news and gossip via our daily updated Style Blog so you can be sure that you are well in the know about who is wearing what! We also have a Twitter page, whereby you can follow us @shadestation for instant and regular Shade Station and general fashion news.
Here at Shade Station we make it our top priority to provide you with as many designer sunglasses and watch brands and products as possible to cater to a range of style personalities and budgets – all of which have high quality in common. We believe that everyone has a unique sense of fashion and the huge array accessories in the offering allow you to create a bespoke look to your spring and summer style. We hope you enjoy browsing our website for that perfect accessory and from the whole team, we wish you a happy and of course, a stylish season ahead!
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Tokyo Flash – The Background
Tokyo Flash watches are one of the most innovative ranges of watches in the industry and capture the essence of unconventional and dynamic design, futuristic aesthetics and push technological boundaries to the maximum. The brand which is based in Japan is so popular because the collection of watches are not geared to be a gimmick, but instead use mechanisms and designs that develop and improve over time and serve a style and function purpose.
Tokyo Flash has always been known for its intriguing watches which typically comprise of a complex time display which is difficult to read. The watches are designed to challenge the way we look at time and of course, how we read it and the main reason why the brand is so popular is because it is regarded as cool. Although we perhaps are not conscious of this fact, mobile phones are the most multi-functional piece of technology and we will often use our phone to check the time. This means that the purposeful use of the watch is gradually becoming redundant and we tend to use it for more aesthetic purposes or an accessory as with a piece of jewellery. Instead of fighting against this, Tokyo Flash have merely made the concept of telling the time more of a challenge and also designed the watches in a striking and unusual form which separates them from any other watch brand.
Tokyo Flash watches – For Every Geek!
Tokyo Flash watches are the perfect accessory if you like solving puzzles and 2009 has seen a rise in people using technology as a fashion statement; geek chic is now very cool and to be seen as tech savvy helps to raise your general style credibility. In this day and age where we live in a world whereby everything is done for us by the means of a machine, we often embrace something which challenges our brain or makes us think about a menial task such as telling the time. Tokyo Flash watches encouraging us to engage our brains that little bit more and using the concept of patterns and colours to tell the time. Get one dot out of place and you could either be very early or late so it is always handy that the watches also have the option of displaying the time digitally!
Tokyo Flash watches – the Style
In terms of a fashion statement, you are unlikely to find a watch as cool and show stopping as a Tokyo Flash watch. The range is unisex and despite their immediate appeal to males, they look equally great on females, completely encapsulating the boyfriend chic and androgynous look which is very much on trend right now. Due to the high quality materials used, the watches are actually very lightweight, comfortable and look incredible on the wrist. With added features and functions such as LED’s which illuminate in vibrant colours, stainless steel or aluminium bands and water resistance. Tokyo Flash watches are the ultimate style statement and are exceptionally unique.
One of the new Tokyo Flash watches include the exclusive Fire which is a beautiful and comfortable streamlined watch that wraps around your wrist and flashes multi-coloured LED lights to tell the time. Each hole indicates one unit of time—yellow LEDs are the hours, red LEDs show every ten minutes and green LEDs show single minutes. Guaranteed to impress! The Heko Tokyo Flash is a further new style and has an incredibly sleek finish with a panelled bracelet strap and an ultra bright blue LED which again, tells the time via flashing light patterns. Streamlined, chic and minimal styling, this again is a statement watch.
There are a range of exceptional styles, all of which are geared towards a neat and streamlined look but with added colour in the lights and dials which makes them visually exciting. Pushing both design and technological boundaries, Tokyo Flash watches are true digital masterpieces and perfect if you are seeking something a little out of the ordinary in a watch and that also gives your brain a stylish challenge!
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It’s perhaps a little too early to mention the ‘C’ word (Christmas…), however there’s no harm in starting to think about it! We’ve got the perfect gifts at Shade Station for that special man or woman in your life… think of us as your little online helper.
Bound to impress any male, Tokyo Flash watches are among some of the most original wristwear on the market. Throwing convention aside, Tokyo Flash watches are futuristic, mind boggling and super cool. With LEDs, flashing lights, crazy patterns and a unique time-telling concept, these watches need to be seen to be believed. If your guy is a little leftfield, a gadget geek or simply likes to stand out from the crowd, a Tokyo Flash hi-tech watch is bang on the money. Each design comes with directions on how to read the time, as run of the mill numerals are given the heave ho and time is indicated by various coloured LEDs instead. Impressive to look at and fun to use, Tokyo Flash wristwear is the ultimate man-pleasing treat for Christmas!
Whilst the men like their flashy gadgets the majority of women like a feminine, elegant slip of a watch. Look no further than Shade Station for an incredible range of pulse-quickening designer watches. May we point you in the direction of Guess watches… a designer brand with a glamorous history of celebrity endorsement. Worn by the likes of Paris Hilton and modelled by Drew Barrymore and Claudia Schiffer among others, Guess watches are beautifully designed and make stunning accessories. Most Guess wristwear is produced in highly polished silver or gold plated stainless steel and is often studded with diamante or features a pretty patterned bracelet. Listen up boys, these popular watches are sure to be a hit with your better half and earn you brownie points well beyond the festive period!
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Every fashionista knows how to work the ‘boyfriend look’ this season. Creating a feminine silhouette with menswear is a massive trend and certainly not one to be overlooked. From low slung ‘boyfriend jeans’ and tailored over-sized jackets with the sleeves casually rolled up, to quiffs and brogues – rummaging through your boyfriend’s wardrobe is the easiest way to nail this summer’s laziest trend. But once you’ve liberated his jeans and teased your hair into a style Elvis would be proud of, why stop there? Swipe his watch too to complete the ‘look’!
You’re in luck if your other half has a penchant for flashy, geeky, space age looking watches. Particularly if it’s a Tokyo Flash watch. With flashing LEDs, unique displays and ‘space invader’ inspired designs these cutting edge timepieces are the ultimate way to accessorise your new look. The brains behind Tokyo Flash like to challenge the wearer somewhat, so before you take his watch without permission it may be wise to ask him exactly how you read it! Tokyo Flash wristwear embodies the advance of technology and innovation within interpretation of time, so throw any thoughts of traditional time telling out the window.
Once you’ve mastered the art of reading a Tokyo Flash watch, slap it on your wrist and consider yourself fully accessorised and totally ready to rock the ‘boyfriend look’. After all why should boys have all the fun?
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This New Year the only light show worth seeing is on the ‘Oh so hip’ collection of Tokyo Flash Watch face’s. Straight out of techy digital heaven comes a clutch of arm candy set to make any man weep with joy…
The idea behind these innovative watches is to ‘change the way you think about time’ with a futuristic time-telling concept. Using Light Emitting Diode’s (LED) in a variety of patterns, Tokyo Flash challenges the wearer to a mental workout when reading the fascia of the watch, in doing so the company has also created a secret club in which only the owners of these timepieces know how to read the time on their wrist.
In a nod to the future and to embrace individuality Tokyo Flash Watches have largely disposed with numerals and instead use a matrix of punched out holes, which are illuminated with LED’s to display the time. The pattern varies between watches, for instance the more cutting-edge ‘Oberon’ has a number of rings to tell the time, with rings representing hours and minutes and the ‘Shinshoku’ has a series of multicoloured holes with each colour again representing a period of time. The Pimp Star Performer and Pimp Pusher are slightly more traditional in their use of number’s, however the twist is the four vertical rows of digits that light up in white and blue to display the time.
It’s pioneering style and urban cool has resulted in Tokyo Flash being courted with a lion’s share of media and celebrity attention – from big ad campaigns with Coke Zero and spreads in numerous magazines to gracing the wrists of many an international pop star and actor.
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Watches are definitely the accessory of the season – some are classic, some edgy, some are even multi-functional and can be worn as a piece of sophisticated jewellery. What if you are looking for something completely unique, stylish and maybe even a little futuristic however? Tokyo Flash watches are the brand to get excited about if so, and undeniably have that ‘wow’ watch factor!
The range of Tokyo Flash watches are made in Japan and are snazzily high-tech, visually stylish and superbly allow us to express our inner geek. Think of maybe a futuristic Dick Tracey or even James Bond – these watches are not just simply made to appear visually appealing – along with using LED technology, the brains behind them have put some serious creative inspiration into producing them. The range comes in a variety of styles and functions; the Oberon watch for example, uses concentric rings to tell the time whereas the Pimp ‘Pusher’ uses a display comprising of lit up coloured dots which indicate the hours and minutes. In fact, the Pimp range has become a favourite on the fashion scene with its chic and futuristic look. Some Tokyo Flash watches even use Morse code signals to tell the time (if first thing in the morning you simply cannot fathom what the signals mean, there is a button which will display the correct time in standard digit form).
Although these watches may sound as though they would be more appealing to men (being a gadget and all!), they are actually becoming increasingly popular with women and the range now has a selection of funky styles created specifically for us ladies meaning that we can indulge in a bit of feminine geek chic. These are definitely a purposeful accessory statement and wearing one is sure to get you noticed as well as keeping that brain challenged and injecting an air of mystique and wonderment. Tokyo Flash watches are a creative break away from the norm so go on; why not unleash your inner Bond!
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