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There’s no better time to splash some color into your wardrobe than springtime. It's a time of renewal, a time to reinvent yourself. Some watch brands understand this all too well and that’s why they launch their season-ready collections just in time. TW Steel has given a colorful twist to the celebrated Canteen Style line with a new family: Canteen Fashion.
My pick of the Day are two of the six new fashion executions unveiled by the oversized watch brand. To me, spring-summer is all about yellow and green as they are reminiscent of nature and flowers. For this reason I’ve picked the Canteen Fashion Yellow and the Canteen Fashion Turquoise.
These bold and vibrant timepieces have the same clean, contemporary style that has made the Canteen line so famous. The watches feature a three-hand Miyota 2415 movements housed in 45mm brushed steel cases. Clearly, the fashion statement is achieved through the color-coordinated dial, silicon strap and an extra pop of color where the hands of each watch connect.
Make sure to take a look at the Canteen Fashion collection from TW Steel if you are looking for a colorful, fun watch for this season!
Loving, caring and one-of-a-kind… You know I’m talking about our dear mothers and since this Sunday it’s their day, I wanted to dedicate today’s pick especially to them.
For most people roses are the purest, sweetest way to show love. I agree –partially– so I say give roses to mom…But not the flower kind, better yet the watch kind! Rose gold watches have a delicate yet timeless feel that always looks great alone or stacked with her favorite pieces of jewelry. It’s the perfect gift for mom! My pick of the day is the sublime Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Slim Rose Gold Tone watch (Reference number MK3211). This brilliant watch in rose gold tone features one of the top season’s trends and adds instant glamour to any look. Visit my Pinterest board to see the rest of my rosy picks thoughtfully selected for Mom. Happy Mother’s Day!
Creative minds who love fashion and design know that Pantone color of the year 2013 is Emerald Green. The color is described by Pantone as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” The influential fashion forecasters at Pantone predicted that this rich green will be a must color for interior design and fashion this year and once again they were right: the color has been seen on walls, furniture, fabrics, ceramics and in haute couture catwalks. This universally appealing tone has become a trend as it easily adapts to both fashion and interior design for what is only natural to see now fashion accessories in this color, including watches.
My pick of the day is the end result of a collaboration between two brands known globally for their connection with color: Ice Watch and Pantone. Ice watch new collection of unisex, bi-color watches called “Pantone Universe by Ice Watch” includes two creations featuring Pantone Logo, a bi-color dial and bi-color molded strap. There are two variants: emerald and white/white and emerald. Do you want to follow this trend and add a touch of vibrant green to your day? Then go for one of these colorful Ice Watch timepieces!
Pure lines, simple forms and contrasts of light and dark. Welcome to the world of Danish design. I have always loved the simplicity and functionality of this design style. To me, what makes Danish design so attractive is the timeless character of the products, somehow the remain trendy without ever following any trend. The same can be said from fashion accessories, particularly watches. Danish brands such as Jacob Jensen have really mastered the art of creating outstanding watches that are a clear display of radical purity and quiet beauty.
My pick of the day is the silver/gold model from the new Eclipse collection. This bracelet-style design is also an understated yet stylish piece of jewelry that incorporates both femininity in its design and robustness of construction. This contemporary look symbolizes the discreet beauty for which Jacob Jensen has become renowned. This style is suitable for everyday wear as well as for more formal occasions. The band is composed of brushed stainless steel or with PVD finish. The watch’s case and dial feature sublime material combinations that provide beautiful contrasts. This unique bracelet watch is available in two wrist sizes 54mm and 58mm, and four different color combinations.
Time to go back to basics. Women will always choose accessories that make them look stylish and can easily go from the office to an evening dinner. Accessories that are affordable and versatile are always the best choice regardless of trends and seasons. Today I bring you just that, with a pretty watch from DKNY: a rose gold plated watch (NY8486) with the perfect amount of glitz.
Feminine and graceful, this rosy watch sparks with lovely crystal accents. This is more of a slim style with a 29mm round case and clean rose gold stainless steel bracelet. The beauty of this watch resides on the dial, which immediately draws your attention: the bezel is embellished with 12 baguette-cut and 60 round-cut crystal accents. The mother of pearl dial is also adorned with rose tone stick indices, three hands and logo. A couple of weeks ago, the new face of DKNY actress Ashley Greene was seen wearing this watch and looked super chic with a simple red blouse and tan leather skirt. Some reviewers say that the watch looks even better with a sun tan, and I have no doubt of that as I know for personal experience that rose gold jewelry and accessories are the best choice for brunettes. Are you still looking for the watch that matches your sun-kissed skin this summer ?
Longer and warmer days are coming and some us are looking forward to that dreamy getaway. Pick a sunny destination, book your tickets and hotel and you’re all set! Well, not quite! Assuming you want your style to be as chic as your holiday retreat, you will need to pack the right accessories and naturally includes a watch. My pick of the day is here to help you with just that: let me introduce the glamorous Jetsetter models from Juicy Couture’s spring summer collection.
This substantial wristwatches are all about Jet set style with the perfect dose of shine and sheen, a bit of texture and spark. Both the gold (JC1900929) and rose gold (JC1900927) models have a bold 40mm case size, a textured bezel, dials adorned with Swarovski crystal indexes and luminous hands and logo. They are also water resistant to 30 meters making this beauties the perfect poolside mate. I’m loving the chunkiness factor on these watches and how chic they look without being overly girly. These reasons also make them highly appropriate for daily use as well, and that is something to love.
It seems that versatility is the norm and trend of the season when it comes to watches: multi wear, double and triple wraps, interchangeable straps and bezels and such. Watches have evolved to become beautiful pieces of jewelry, bracelets and more. I’ve already talked about who we women love accessories that have that multipurpose characteristic, so today I’m picking another new arrival that offers just that!
Straight from the Spring Summer collection 2013 comes the Esprit Trinity: a pretty bracelet watch with interchangeable bezels – one polished, one enameled and one paved with crystals – that transform a lovely bracelet watch into an elegant piece of jewelry, or a chic daytime accessory. Change your style to suit your outfit is just as easy as changing the top bezel and stacking your favorite jewelry to achieve the desired effect. The clean white dial combines beautifully with the gold bracelet and case and is such a trendy combination.
Looking for an affordable, multipurpose wristwatch to mix and match this season? Then look no further and get one of these fashionable timepieces!
And just like that, Easter weekend is around the corner. I have several reasons to love this time of the year: spring finally arrives bringing its lovely flowers and sunshine, change in daylight saving time gives us an extra hour of light and seasonal veggies and fruits I love are back to the markets. Here at the office, Spring is a time of renewal as we look for new interesting brands to add to our collection. My pick of the day includes watches from our new brand La Mer, a brand I’m super excited about simply because it has some of the most beautiful watches I’ve ever seen! If I had the option, I would pick them all! But for now I’ll stick to the three models that I feel really reflect my style and personality. Keep reading, I guarantee you’re going to love them too!
My first pick is the insanely chic Aztec Odyssey Wrap. Like the name suggest, this watch features an unique Aztec print on a leather strap which has a rather neutral color palette with predominant touches of a color I call “rust”. The design is beautifully complemented with a rose gold plated hexagonal watch case and details as well as rose gold raised indexes. Maybe it’s my Latin heritage or maybe is my love for traveling and all things exotic , maybe is the combination of all these things which makes this watch so dear to me.
Emerald green is the color of the year, so I got to have something green! Next on my selection is the Rio Gold Teal model. This watch has an extra-long washed teal soft leather strap topped with multiple gold plated stainless steel chains. The watch case shape is La Mer Collections’ signature square which is also made from gold plated stainless steel.
Last but certainly not least is what I consider the basics, the canvas, you know something you can mix and match infinitely. The Arizona Tobacco Multichain Wrap is a must have for me for two good reasons: first, it has the perfect neutral yet warm look and feel thanks to the tan leather strap (Tan being the kind of leather/color that never goes out of style) and second, the multichain characteristic which means you get the perfect “stacked wrist” so trendy right now, in one single step. How convenient!
I’ll be writing more about this gorgeous watches in the future , of that I’m sure. In the meantime, take a look at our entire La Mer collection, I bet you will find the watch that is a genuine expression of you and your unique personal style. Until then, Happy Easter!
With so many watch brands doing and re-doing essentially the same thing season after season, is not surprise to have that feeling of “been there, done that” from time to time. That’s why I love unique brands like Triwa who strive and maintain their own identity by taking risks and using lots and lots of color.
Back in 2010 they launched a fabulous collection of watches called “Miami Deco” inspired by the colors and style of the Miami Deco district. The vibrant colored watches took you back to Ocean Drive with their pristine beaches and glamorous hotels painted in lovely pastels colors, some of them featuring the most unusual color palettes that always look so good in sunny tropical destinations. Their Spring Summer collection 2013 includes a couple of models that seem to be inspired in the same theme, one of them being the pretty Flamingo Brasco Chrono. You’ve gotta love the vibrant combination of pink and blue which reminds me of flamingos in their natural environments, so tropical and warm!
You can expect top-notch functionality and durability of a Triwa watch in this chronograph, which features a sunray steel dial with turquoise colored chronograph sub dials and stainless steel luminous hands. The watch is set with a hand cut acetate case with a fixed enamel turquoise bezel and an organic pink leather strap. Are you heading to SoBe Miami this summer? If your answer is yes (or if you do plan to go somewhere else tropical for that matter), then make sure to bring this beauty with you! I promise you will get a 100% approved South Beach look!
Triwa Flamingo Brasco Chrono
Every knows that women are born multitaskers, we are wired differently than men and motherhood is just one proof of this. This multitasking ability makes women seek and appreciate everyday items that can offer the same qualities. We want to look and feel great (who doesn’t?) but we are always on the run. We also want to stretch our hard-earned money by buying accessories, clothing and shoes that can be mixed and match infinitely regardless of the season. That’s the reason I feel so happy every time I see a designer or brand doing exactly this. Breil has launched its Spring Summer collection with an amazing accessory. Introducing the Infinity: the first multi wear jewelry watch.
The Breil Infinity gives you endless opportunities for wear, its seductive soft contours and glamorous appeal are a truly expression of women’s femininity and sensuality. You will love the versatility this watch offers as it goes from watch, to necklace to bracelet with double or triple turns depending on the version. This metamorphosis is simply done by removing the case from the top and using the mesh vest as canvas to create a multi wraps bracelet, or a necklace or collier depending on the length.
The infinity collection has a polished stainless steel case with Swarovski indexes. The metal mesh is available in two sizes, a regular (two turns) and a large (three turns). It is also available with either a black or white dial.