A roll call of Black Dice watches makes us think of a Guy Ritchie film or an episode of the great Baltimore drama, The Wire. The names of the watches are similar to the language used in either, words like; Rookie, Grind, Contraband, Roller, The Showman, Holster, Flow, Hustle, Heist, Player. Black Dice may or may not have taken inspiration from gangster films and gritty dramas, but one thing’s for sure, the label know their market and have a firm idea of who they are targeting!
Black Dice watches appeal to big hitters, party people, design lovers and those involved in urban music. This list is not exclusive, but it is true to say the aesthetics of Black Dice wristwear do attract people with a distinct urban sense of style. We’ve mentioned before that recent BRIT Award winners, the JLS boys, are fans of Black Dice watches, as are a host of other well-known celebrities including Tinchy Stryder and Alesha Dixon.
Since the brand launched, in 2006, their watches have been featured regularly in a wide range of media publications, from The Daily Telegraph to Maxim and FHM. The Independent newspaper even included Black Dice in a list of its 50 best watches – not bad for a relatively new urban watch label!
Black Dice pride themselves on using high quality materials and all wristwear has Swiss quartz movement. The designs are modern, chunky, flashy with an urban twist and very hip. These are stylish, impressive watches that are the perfect accessory for any urban conscious guy or gal.
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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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Guess watches were launched in 1983 and the collection comprises of designs specifically for men and women. The image of Guess is very relevant to the young and trend orientated and therefore Guess watches are also very representative of this with their high style appeal. The brand always pays close attention to current trends and combines this with the typical statement Guess glitz and glamour!
For women, the watches are sophisticated, chic, fun and glamorous and for men, the range of Guess watches boast masculine designs alongside cutting edge technology. Each watch is designed to compliment the look of trend focused individuals who like to use stylish accessories as a way of asserting their unique sense of fashion. Guess successfully combines a sense of all-American style with European fine detailing which is why the brand is so popular in a number of countries and relevant to numerous style personalities.
In 2009, Guess watches celebrated 25 years of trading and are constantly reinventing designs which depict high trend appeal with strong hints of bling. The watches are also accessible to a range of budgets, renowned for their fantastic quality complimented by a fun, sexy and youthful aesthetic. The brand even launched an exclusive range of watches including the 25th Bling ladies watch to mark the occassion in true Guess style!
If you are a girly girl (think Paris Hilton!) then Guess watches are the perfect choice with their diamante embellishments and pretty and feminine designs enhanced with pops of colour including baby pink, blue, cream and gold as well as some watches featuring patterns on the sleek watch straps. The brand likes to combine girly and feminine styles with edgy injections to keep the watches on trend and versatile to wear with a variety of different looks. Some Guess watches also heavily feature the branding on the watch – either positioned on the dial or boldy embossed into the strap with diamantes which creates a fun, sexy and youthful look. If you prefer something a little understated and demure, there is a Guess watch to fulfil this style too with some designs wonderfully delicate, dainty and jewellery inspired.
For the men, the ranges of Guess watches are masculine, highly on trend and contemporary. With sleek slim straps either made of leather or stainless steel, the dials features striking designs and many also incorporate multi functional sub dials. The Overdrive Guess watch with its grooved bezel also adds a dynamic edge and a unique element to the design.
With everything from sleek and sophisticated to fun and sexy, there is a Guess watch to suit every fashionista and compliment your look with that glitzy and glamorous touch that the Guess brand never fails to get just right.
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Animal is so much more than just a watch or a clothing company; it is truly a lifestyle brand. Along with rival companies Nixon, Kahuna, Fossil and Bench, Animal competes for business in a tough extreme sports accessories market. However unlike their adversary’s, Animal have totally embraced everything within the industry – to such an extent that they have established academies for surfing, snowboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing! In addition, Animal field individual teams in most extreme sports competitions on the global calendar – from motoX and mountain biking to snowboarding. So if there were one company we’d put our trust into to design cracking accessories and watches for active sports, Animal would certainly be in with a shout!
With over 20 years designing and manufacturing watches for the sports industry, Animal has been at the forefront of energising and impacting the sports watch market. Known for their unique strap fastenings designed with webbing and Velcro, the brand also introduced marine-grade stainless steel to the industry and the Rider Induced Power System (RIP System), which allows wristwear to be powered by the wearer’s natural movement. And that’s not all…. powerful and appealing designs, coupled with a minimum 2 year guarantee, has made Animal a true leader in the Freesports accessories business.
All the Animal watches at Shade Station are unisex and look great whether you’re male or female. With a distinct brand image and a very recognisable logo, Animal watches are guaranteed to go the distance and are superb value for money.
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If you’re old enough to remember the Eighties, you’ll undoubtedly have fond memories of the Guess label. With their glossy ad campaigns featuring beautiful models like Anna Nicole Smith and Claudia Schiffer and their cult denim designs, Guess appealed massively to both men and women. Fast forward 20 years and Guess are still holding their own in today’s fiercely competitive retail market.
Wristwear has been one of the Guess success stories of the Noughties. Designed with the glitzy and super feminine in mind, Guess watches dazzle in all the right ways. Sticking to what they know best, Guess have created a range of gorgeous, delicate, twinkling watches for women, that look sophisticated and expensive. With evocative names like ‘Stileto’, ‘Sparkle’, ‘Hourglass’, ‘Autograph’, ‘Martini’, Paparazzi’ and ‘Glitter’, it’s not hard to see where Guess draw their inspirations from. ‘Sex and the City’ anyone?!? Carrie and the girls would look just fine supping cocktails and partying ’til the wee hours accessorised with any one of Guess’s fabulous watches!
Perfect as a Christmas present, birthday present (hint hint boys) or simply a treat for yourself, a stylish Guess watch will add some sexy sparkle to your life.
And it’s not just women who get the Guess treatment; men also get a look in! Entirely in analogue and very suitable for the office or a night out, Guess watches for men go easy on the glitz and are simply designed with leather straps and large handsome fascias. Like their female counterparts the men’s Guess range of watches are named to appeal to the most masculine of men – take for example ‘Costal’, ‘Overdrive’, ‘Rush’ and ‘Altitude’.
So whether you’re male or female get cracking and check out Shade Station’s excellent collection of Guess watches – all very reasonably priced and itching to be bought!
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TX Watches are a truly international brand. Combining American innovation, Italian style and German engineering, TX Watches produce luxury wristwear which appeal to a global cross-section of people. Renowned for their cutting-edge technology, classic style and unique quartz movements, TX watches are seen as one of the industry leaders when it comes to wristwear performance and function.
Almost all watches use quartz movement these days, but TX Watches have patented their special quartz movement which took them five years to develop. This makes their particular movement entirely exclusive to the brand and also means that their wristwear is extremely precise.
With four motors working independently of each other in each watch and produced with the highest quality materials, a TX Watch is effectively a techy dream disguised within a classically elegant package.
TX Watches invoke the spirit of travel and adventure – with multiple time zones, durable technology and a polished exterior; these innovative wristwatches are the height of international travelling style. Priced at an affordable £300 – £600 TX Watches are not so expensive as to break the bank, but just so to make it feel like you’re treating yourself to a true investment wristpiece.
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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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Black Dice watches have a strong connection with the urban music genre and are often seen on the wrists of music artists and industry professionals. Pimped by the likes of JLS, Radio One’s Reggie Yates, Jay Sean and ’soon to be Strictly Dancing judge’ Alesha Dixon, these bold statement wrist pieces offer bling and functionality.
At last years MOBO awards (Music of Black Origin) Black Dice watches were a talking point as celebrities and singers fought to get their hands on some free loot and this years awards will be no exception. As the nominations were unveiled yesterday for the 2009 awards, (September 30th in Glasgow), Shade Station predicts many of the MOBO nominees, performers and audience members will be seen sporting Black Dice watches.
The MOBO awards are a great platform for celebrities to show the world their style and the labels they love wearing. No industry is quite so image obsessed as the urban music scene, where accessories, watches and footwear are as important as the clothes worn. Black Dice is reflective of this stylish scene and their watches are edgy and extremely well designed.
Founded in 2006, Black Dice has enjoyed remarkable success for a relative newbie. Their celebrity following, super fly designs and above all, affordable prices, has meant Black Dice wristwear now dominates the consumer watch market and is definitely a label to keep your eye on!
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Nixon produce some of the chunkiest, coolest looking watches we’ve ever had the pleasure to set eyes on. Their beautifully crafted timespieces are ‘the business’ – They are unashamedly large and stylised, yet totally unpretentious.
Nixon design bold watches for people with bags of attitudes. It’s no coincidence that stars like Johnny Depp and skateboarder Tony Hawk wear Nixon. Nixon fans are design conscious, yet aren’t led by fashions or trends, they know what they like and are comfortable in their own skin. More often than not associated with the male species and very popular amongst the extreme sports crowd, Nixon watches are real, sturdy and classic.
Nixon’s popularity has cemented itself this month with the launch of the new Nixon range into Bloomingdales in New York. In association with the very hip NYLON magazine, Nixon has wisely chosen September’s New York Fashion Week for its launch, ensuring the media gives the event all the attention it deserves! With a permanent seat in one of New York’s premier fashion stores, Nixon is certain to win over New York City women with their cool wristwear and funky designs, whilst seducing even more men to the Nixon side.
Thankfully you don’t have to travel to the Big Apple to get your Nixon fix. Shade Station is an official Nixon dealer and as such we have an amazing range of Nixon watches on the website to suit people on all budgets. Click here to find out more!!
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LTD watches are quickly infiltrating the celebrity world and it’s no surprise. With this season’s obsession with bright colours, you’d be hard pushed to find a more on-trend watch brand. The novel ‘limited’ concept behind the label ensures wristwear designs always remain original and more importantly, always in vogue. As few as 50 watches are produced in each design, which means current seasonal trends are always reflected in the LTD watches portfolio.
As reported a few weeks ago, many stars performing at T4 on the Beach were spotted toting some LTD watch action, including new girlband The Saturdays, Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris. Check out Rochelle and Vanessa ‘Saturday’ showing off their LTD watches. The turqoise blue watch looks amazing against Rochelle’s skin and really accessorises her outfit to perfection.
Other slightly less glamorous fans of the brand include Leigh Francis’s alter-ego Keith Lemon, seen here sporting a purple LTD watch which adds a summery look to his shiny ‘pleather’ jacket and sun-kissed locks!
At Shade Station we frequently get our paws on new LTD stock, which we love to share with you! To add to the new violet and red LTD watches, we have the super fabulous, limited edition white crystal (polycarbonate) encrusted ‘LTD watch 010101′ and for tougher watch fans, a jewel encrusted skull design on white or back – ‘LTD Watch 010104′.
There’s so much to choose from and now is the time to really embrace the colour craze as we enjoy the last of the summer and before autumn’s subdued palette takes over.
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