Friday, December 25, 2009

World’s most expensive chopper comes with a luxury yacht

The world’s most expensive chopper at a whopping $22.7 million would annoy any chopper lover for this sort of insane price tag on it, however, for the delight of any adventure lover, the price tag also includes a 45-meter luxury transoceanic yacht. Coming from the House of Thunder (German custom bike builders) in collaboration with Turkey-based Yacht manufacturer Sunrise Yachts, this incredible 45-meter yacht with a rear garage houses a rescue boat, two jet skis and a custom Harley-Davidson, built and painted to match the boat’s livery. The chopper based on a stock Harley Rocker with a cleaned-up frame, hand-fashioned fenders and fuel tank also features a foldable handlebar allowing the bike to be lifted in and out of “parking position” in the small garage in the rear of the boat. Phew, it was so relieving to let you guys know what exactly the world’s most expensive chopper has in it.

Via: Motorcycle News
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Friday, November 27, 2009

McLaren F1 LM model even Lewis Hamilton would desire

Think of an incentive that could push Lewis Hamilton to keep up his winning stride. If you could think of an incentive worth $4 million, you have to think of the McLaren F1 LM, being promised by McLaren CEO Ron Dennis for winning two Formula One World Championship titles. However, we could dwell on this forever what it is like to squeeze in the finest driving machine ever built for the public roads, but UK-based Amalgam Fine Collection sells what has to be one of the most detailed model collectible cars of this 1/8th scale McLaren F1 LM. The engine cover can be opened, showing off the intricate detailing on this stunning model and its hard to believe if this is actually a model. It is accompanied by the book “Driving Ambition” written by Doug Nye in conjunction with Ron Dennis and Gordon Murray, telling the whole story from conception to realization of this iconic car. Priced at $5,300, Gordon Murray will sign the book, along with the certificate of authenticity that accompanies each model.

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10 Christmas decorations befitting royalty

Billy Mack crooned “I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Christmas is all around me, and so the feeling grows.” Yes, the feeling is growing every single day as Christmas is just around the corner. Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to forget the depressing economic climate and uncork the bubbly to usher in the festive spirit of Christmas. What better way to do it than indulge in some good old retail therapy? Talking of which, the rich and famous will love this list. We bring you 10 hyper expensive Christmas decorations which will guarantee wao if not yelps and hoots, from onlookers. Let the festivities begin.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Celebrate your passion for Ferrari with the Blackbird travel guitar

It’s not a new thing for products to catch your eye when they are Ferrari inspired. The new in the list is Blackbird Guitars that brings to you the limited edition Ferrari branded “Rider.” Signed by F1 drivers Philipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen, the ultra-rare Ferrari Blackbird guitars are the most durable and lightest travel guitars in the world. Deriving its sleek look from Ferrari itself, the guitar is made from the black carbon fiber and high tech materials, along with the exclusive Maranello Red interior, accented red A string, and on top of it a Ferrari emblem to inspire the most passionate of the clients. While thislimited edition is no longer available and is being sold at Ferrari stores in Europe, but they are accepting special, custom orders on the Rider model. Celebrating the passion of world-class Italian motoring, the Rider guitar starts at $1,499, but there’s no info on what customization will cost.

Via: Carbon Fiber Gear
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Add style and sophistication to your outfit with Aston Martin cufflinks

A distinguished heritage of Aston Martin coupled with exceptional design has made Aston Martin DBR1/2 Essence of Form Cufflinks. The cufflinks, which depict the iconic 1950’s DBR1 sports racing car, are crafted using actual original redundant aluminum body panel pieces from DBR1/2 as ‘donor’ metal. Inspired by the same commitment to elegance and style of Aston Martin two editions of these very exclusive DBR1/2 cufflinks are to be issued featuring different sculpted depictions of the car. Priced at $4000 and limited to just 50 pairs, both editions will accompany certificates signed personally by Carroll Shelby. The collection is definitely an exclusive range of fashion accessory that will add style and sophistication to any formal outfit.

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Classic Recreations get license to build official Shelby GT 500CR

Classic Recreations’ skilled craftsmanship for over 10 years of modifying and custom fabricating high-performance vehicles has finally paid back. Carroll Shelby has granted Classic Recreations the license to build the official Shelby GT 500CR. Announced on the opening day of the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the G.T.500CR will be offered in three models - The “Intro,” the “Performance” and the “Venom” models. The preliminary technical details and package specifications for the G.T.500CR, a 1967 Shelby continuation vehicle, will feature a hand-built 427 cubic inch (7.0L) engine, model specific bodywork, custom paint, hand-stitched upholstery and every car will have an official Shelby serial number and badges along with the official Shelby Worldwide Registry. This thrilling opportunity to grab a Mustang while retaining the iconic Shelby elements, it just can’t be better than this.

Intro Model starts at $119,000

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Manchester City footballer gifts his girlfriend a £264K pimped-up Bentley

This is something we can expect from a £70,000 a week footballer. Stephen Ireland, the 23-year old Irish midfielder, has splashed out a cool £264,000 (US $422,220) on a pimped-up Bentley for his Wag girlfriend Jessica Lawlor. The occasion was Jessica’s 24th birthday and the premiership star wanted to make it really special and unforgettable for her. The coupe is decorated in the red and white colors of his rival Manchester United, and it comes complete with embroidered love hearts. A minimum of £1,000 was spent to change the Bentley’s B winged insignia to Jessica’s initials, JL. Stephen Ireland further spent £2,000 on customized red leather seats with a romantic message “To Jess Love From Stephen” that is surrounded by a heart shape. An extra £5,000 went into the tailored bright red alloy wheels rims has Jessica’s initials.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Scottish Baronial mansion soon to be £1.3bn luxury resort

Bringing a new level of wealth to Scotland, the Dall Estate and M James Developments are renovating the magnificent Scottish Baronial mansion for a £1.3bn luxury resort in Perthshire on the shores of Loch Rannoch. Built in 1855, the mansion will soon be a 104-suite hotel in a 7-story iconic structure with two 18-hole golf courses. The recreated luxury resort would also house a health spa, a body enhancement clinic and some leisure and retail spaces, together with lochside restaurants and a concert hall, creating a development of the highest quality and sustainability in the Scottish suburbs. The Dall resort would charge you a whopping £2 million membership fee with annual dues of £500,000, while an overnight stay at the luxury hotel would start at £6,000 per person, rising to £14,000 for the finest quarters
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Custom-made €10 million Rolls-Royce – The Star of India on auction

With all wealth at your disposal, you might not get a chance to experience the grace and aura of the kings and knights in the modern era, but if you are one of those die-hard Rolls-Royce fans, you may well have an opportunity to have a feel of the treasured sophistication of the knighthood. For the owner of the museum dedicated to the famed marque in Mühlheim/Main (Germany), Hans-Günther Zach, is putting his classic car collection, which also includes the renowned “Star of India,” on sale. A one-off 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental “All-Weather Convertible,” the legendary vehicle was custom made for the Maharaja of Rajkot. Priced at €10 million (about $14,138,000), if the Star of India vends for something closer to the expected price, it would then be the most expensive car in the world. Check out the video after the jump.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mobiado Professional 105GCB Rose with 18K rose gold plating

For those who accept nothing less than the best, luxury mobile phone maker Mobiado has now rolled out the Professional 105GCB Rose. But, except for the 18K rose gold plating, everything seems almost the same we’ve seen with the earlier launched models from the house. The Mobiado Professional 105GCB Rose comes with a front and back created from sapphire crystal, brass frame, hand painted lettering and symbols, sapphire crystal buttons, hand painted with 18K rose gold paint, stainless steel screws and the patent-pending hidden sliding battery cover mechanism. The battery cover is made entirely from one piece of sapphire crystal. As for the tech specs, the 3G luxury phone boasts 2-inch QVGA display with up to 16 million colors, 2-megapixel camera with video recording, 1GB of memory, micro USB port and Bluetooth support. No word on pricing for now.

Via: UnwiredView

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Winterhalter's $8,000 Ariel Atom sports car replica

This one is sure to impress both the hardcore DIYers and the auto lovers. The Ariel Atom is one true minimal sports car with race bred construction and components, and the replica Ariel Atom by Winterhalter is equally impressive. Winterhalter has been earlier featured in Car and Driver magazine for his homemade Lotus 7 that cost him a mere $2,500. This time, he has made a replica of the high-performance English two-seater, the Ariel Atom. The base model of the sports car starts at $65,000 and goes as high as $90,000, depending on horsepower. On the other hand, Winterhalter’s replica Ariel Atom costs $8,000 in materials. It’s not the low cost or the make that makes this replica special, but the fact that 57-year-old Winterhalter has never seen one, estimating that only 40 Atoms exist in the United States. He has used photographs to scale the frame and read manufacturer data for all the rest. The whole process of creating this awesome replica took 1,900 man hours over 28 months. And yes, it isn’t an exact replica.

Winterhalter’s Ariel Atom replica specs:

• Rear, mid-mounted transverse engine and five-speed transaxle.

• Engine: D17A2 SOHC, VTEC, 127 HP, 114 lb-ft.

• Steel round tube drawn over mandrel space frame.

• Wheelbase: 89 inches.

• Weight: 1,100 pounds.

• Acceleration: 0-60 mph, 5.0 seconds.

Winterhalter said that the pre-inspection has been done and the open-air vehicle will be street legal and licensed as special construction. The replica isn’t yet complete as Winterhalter has to give the finishing touches that include upholstery and vinyl installation.

Via: ReadingEagle

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Gold Bugatti Veyron at Gumball Rally blows us away

The Bugatti Veyron has earned itself a name in car history as an undisputed classic, and these days special editions of the supercar are coming out like rabbits popping out of bunnies. Lately, we spotted aVeyron in gold owned by someone in Kuwait, and now we have yet another gold version of the car, which is taking part in the Gumball Rally 2009. Pictured above is a gold Bugatti Veyron before Gumball stickers were put on it. The 11th Annual Gumball 3000 Rally (May 1-8, 2009) features a coast to coast road trip of 3000 miles, from Los Angeles to Miami. This Veyron has been wrapped by British decal specialists Raccoon. Roll over to see more shots of the golden beauty.
Via: Gumball
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

RM Auctions puts up rare Le Mans Ferrari 330 P4 for Maranello auction

Sotheby’s has joined forces with RM Auctions to feature a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 as a showstopper in the upcoming Leggenda e Passione event hosted in Italy this May. The classic car is one of only three ever produced by the masters from Maranelloa, and it boasts winning titles: in 1967 chassis it was third overall at Le Mans and won the 1000km of Monza, and with spider bodywork it clinched the 1967 Manufacturers’ Championship with second place at the BOAC International 500 at Brands Hatch later that year. This ultra-rare Ferrari P4 is up with a 250 GTO, pre-War Silver Arrow, Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic or Alfa Romeo Tipo, but it’s in a league of its own. The car is up for auction with no estimated price, but it is expected to fetch a price of over $10 million. So if you are a Ferrari collector then this is a once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of automotive racing history!

Via: ClassicDriver

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Hollister motorcycles redefine the notion of custom bikes

For designer bike lovers who treasure their Harleys but are looking to explore the custom-made territory to add to their rich collection, Hollister’s custom and unique motorcycle offers are custom bikes with the personal tastes of customers, specifically designed and then implemented. Hollister bikes are cult works with handmade components. The latest creation from Volker Sichler is the “Excite,” a limited edition which started in 2003 with one motorcycle for each state in the Federal Republic of Germany, and one for each European country. Each bike takes 6 months to manufacture; the resulting weight is 280 Kg. The sexy beast features an EVOLUTION 100 motor fully polished with 100 cui / 1.600 ccm cylinder stroke volume performing 90 PS, one-piece aluminium frame, with enamel coating which appears to change color lending the bike its unmistakable appearance. The dazzling looks are complemented with technical details such as the “multi-bike controller,” an electronic module integrated out of sight but controlling the important functions centrally – from the press-button ignition to the remote control alarm system. Hollister bikes are priced from $66,251 to $132,549.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quattro Valvole CCM carbon fiber encased wristwatch

Carbon fiber products are all the rage these days. Lately, we introduced you to the 20 most luxurious carbon fiber creations and now, we have the world’s first carbon fiber encased wristwatch - the Quattro Valvole CCM. Italian watchmaker Mecchaniche Veloci has teamed up with Brembo, supplier of high performance brake discs, to create this carbon fiber timepiece. An upshot of four years of research, the Quattro Valvole CCM is made of carbon ceramic, the material which is used by Brembo to make high-tech brakes. The name Quattro Valvole comes from the four valves that Ferrari used in its 1984 model 308 GTS. The watch features four faces, showing independent Swiss mechanical movements. Crowns in hand-polished aluminum set the watch. The straps are made of same material that coats the crown of racing cars’ wheels. Since, with each Brembo disc yields just seven pieces, a limited number of watches will go into production every month.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

GoldVish Revolution luxury phone gets a mechanical watch

Swiss company GoldVish, maker of the ultra-expensive Le Million phone, introduced its latest luxury handset called the GoldVish Revolution at Baselworld 2009. The design for the dazzling, candybar-styled phone looks to be somewhat inspired by the very stylish Motorola Aura. The most fascinating part is that it combines a luxury cellphone and mechanical watch in one unit. The mechanical watch has been assembled by the award winning Swiss watchmaker Frederic Jouvenot. Jouvenot’s classic chronograph movement features column wheels, an automatic rewinding system and an inimitable patented face. From the head to toe, the Revolution is covered in 29-carats of VVS-1 graded diamonds and 18 carat pink and white gold. Only nine examples of the GoldVish Revolution will be made, with each costing €369,000 ($488,150). Looks like we are going to see more luxury phones with integrated mechanical watch movements.
Via: UnwiredView
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

24-carat-gold cigar accessories fit for connoisseurs

Cigar aficionados won’t be able to resist these custom bejeweled cigar bands and gold ashtrays to make it strictly an opulent affair. The bespoke collection features two lines of products; Ysenbands feature cigar bands made of precious metal and fine Italian leather, and Ysentrays feature cigar ashtrays made of crystal glass with 24-carat-gold inlays. Every piece is unique, manufactured by hand. The Ysenband features an infinitely adjustable patented magnetic clip which allows it to fit any size cigar. Bespoke trimmings for initials, logos or emblems can be made in gold and diamonds at the customer’s request.

Via: Ifitshipitshere/Ysenberg

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bugatti Veyron goes for the gold

No matter how much equipment is shoehorned into a cabin, or how much power an engine offers, there is always room for more. Bugatti has always earned appreciation for its limited edition, tuned Veyrons. We have seen the magnificent Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang, Bleu Centenaire and lately, the Linea Vincero. This time, it’s a gold version owned by someone in Kuwait and it’s as enticing as the other limited editions. The Gold Bugatti Veyron gets its juice from the 8.0 W16 64 V engine with four turbochargers. The best part is that it’s not just garage-only as it has been spotted on roads in Kuwait by media and the public. Superior in every sense, the Bugatti Veyron supercar is an undisputed classic and we’d love to see more and more experiments with the car.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jewelry-clad Hello Kitty worth 15 million yen on display

Hello Kitty also knows no recession. Luxurious Hello Kitty products have become more of a fashion statement. This time, a jewelry-covered Hello Kitty doll from the pop-culture crazy company Sanrio is on display at a watch-jewelry trade fair in Basel, Switzerland. The 15 million yen (approx. $152,585) “Super Hello Kitty” has been created in collaboration with Austria’s crystal glass maker Swarovski. This dazzling enKusty Kitty is being showcased to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the celebrated character. For the price of this blinged Hello Kitty doll, you could buy a Hello Kitty guitar, Hello Kitty iPod mini, Hello Kitty gold business card and much more.
Via: Kyodo

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The $1 million gold-plated Samand LX sedan

Pimping the vehicles with gold, diamond and other precious stones does help to flaunt your riches on the road. We have seen so many bling-bling vehicles earlier, including the Swarovski-studded bikes, gold plated Porsches and the diamond-studded Mercedes coupe. The latest to catch our attention is a gold plated Samand LX sedan from Iran. The $1 million car has raised eyebrows in the city of Tehran, when its owners had to drive it through the streets after an accident. The car was to be delivered to some Russian buyer, but the whole thing went wrong when the truck carrying this golden beauty collided with a pickup. The gold-plated sedan is the creation of two goldsmiths from Isfahan, who got the inspiration after seeing images of a gold-plated Porsche on TV and on the Internet.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Diamond-studded BlackBerry Tellor for classy businessman

For those BlackBerry owners who are contemplating sticking with this minimalist business phone might consider this blinged “Tellor” version, which is paved with a total of 205 diamonds. Besides, the phone is available in a variety of custom designs: Celtic cross, initials, you can choose to customize it as you wish. And, you can choose from the choices of skins: ostrich, stingray, lizard, and alligator. Both QWERTY or AZERTY keyboards are available. This diamond-studded BlackBerry Tellor will be available in a limited edition of 50 units, and the price tag is still under wraps.
Via: LuxeMag

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Living inside a shipping container!

How do you like the idea of living inside a shipping container? Kinda weird? But that’s not the case with the Adam Kalkin’s prehab homes made from shipping containers. The architect makes container homes that are good looking, transportable and recyclable. He isn’t the only architect to make shipping container homes, but what he creates is exceptional and luxurious. The best examples that explain his creativity are the Bunny Lane, his own home built with a 19th century clapboard cottage inside an industrial hanger, and the push button house, which takes just 90 seconds to expand to reveal a five-room home. Anyway, Kalkin charges $150-$400 per square foot for his container homes and the cheapest of his creations sells for $50,000. Some of his prehab homes are a single room in a single container, while the others feature a range of structures built inside them with that luxurious touch. Does the idea of living inside a shipping container still looks weird to you?
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Finkeldei crystallized furniture collection continues to grow in recession

Finkeldei’s crystal furniture belongs to affluent households. We have earlier also reported on their Crystal Edition collection. And continuing with the tradition of luxury, the German luxury manufacturer now offers more than 50 models with sparkling crystals to its 2009 collection. Aside from upholstered furniture, the Crystal Edition also includes tables, cabinets and sideboards for an enhanced decor. So, when other big names in the world of design are curtailing their luxury collection, Finkeldei is upping them with successful sales nationally and internationally. The company also presented their collection at IMM 2009. Werner Knoche, Finkeldei’s director says: “This year’s new additions are a definite festival for the senses.”
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Project Kahn Rolls-Royce Phantom is luxury at its best

The already luxurious Rolls-Royce Phantom has been now tuned by premium UK design house Project Khan to exude more exclusivity. The Project Kahn Rolls-Royce Phantom has its prime focus on the aesthetics. With an inviting Pearl White finish and the new 22-inch “Silver Mist” alloy wheels, the custom Phantom exudes lavishness from every nook and corner. Other prominent upgrades include a bespoke interior design to suit individual tastes, custom clear side indicators and black piano trim. The engine is still the same since Kahn says there’s “no need to even worry about the engine as it is without a doubt one of the best engines made today.” The press release for the tuned coupe says that arriving in the Project Kahn Rolls Royce Phantom at the Oscars or at a casino in Monte Carlo would ensure everyone will know someone special is about make a grand entrance. More shots after the jump.
Via: MotorAuthority

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

$2M DiMora Natalia to plonk rich tunes with world's first MP3-enabled horn

The ultra-luxurious $2M sporty sedan from DiMora Motorcar just got another new feature — the world’s first MP3-enabled horn! It features 256MB of internal flash memory, 150 watts of audio amplification, and a weatherproof, ruggedized, compression-driver speaker. The Horntones system can deliver hundreds of different sounds at an impressive 110db sound pressure. The company feels that the Horntones system is probably the most radical change in car horns in the past century. It allows the driver to communicate something more than just a general alert such as standard horn sounds, passenger pick-up signaling, personal safety alerts, and so on.
Via: Autoblog/PressRelease
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Luxury watch design by Rolex

A legend from the world of luxury watch design comes face to face with one of the world’s most iconic rallies – meet the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. This model is a particular favourite of racing drivers since it is fitted with totalisers which calculate average speeds and lap times. The watch features the technical superiority you would expect from Rolex; all parts are in-house manufactured and this timepiece also features the patented PARACHROM hairspring which is resistant to shock and magnetic fields. Power reserve on this model is 72 hours. There are a number of different models available in the Daytona range from low-key white gold to a flamboyant number encrusted with brilliants. Perhaps the stand-out though is the eye-catching Everose model which has an attractive pinkish hue. Fans of luxury watches and those seeking the adrenalin rush of the race track will find both combined in the Daytona watch from Rolex.
Via: World'sLuxury
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Honda Life Style Study for rich women

Adding bling to cars is in fashion these days. The name isn’t popular enough this time though, but after being bejeweled with Swarovski crystals, the car has become an immeasurable treasure. The car is the Life Style Study by Honda that is on display at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. Designed in a way to target the female cadre, the small coupe comes with pink Swarovski crystals scattered all over the body, including the exhaust pipe tip and wheels. Along with the small sedan, Honda is exhibiting two other cars named the Sports Modulo Fit and the S2000 for automotive fashionistas.
Via: Autoesporte
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Giving back

Versace is not only concerned with luxurious suits, now the Italian mega-label has made charity work a key priority. The Versace/One Charity Gala was Versace's firdt official fashion show in China and it double as a charity fundraiser to benefit the Jet Li One Fuondation. Versace is committed to deleloping its corporate philanthropic activities in China and showcased a full-scale, Milan-style fashion show, featuring the Versace spring-summer 2009 men's and women's collections. Versace and the Jet Li One Foundation have established a partnership to open children's centers in Sichuan Province-site of a devastating earthquake earlier this year that left thousands of kids orphaned. Along with the evening's auction, to raise additional funds on a long-term basis and to commemorate their partnership, Versace also designed and created an exclusive Versace/One foundation logo. All of the proceeds will be donated to the One Foundation charity.
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Rolls Royce Phantom with gold glamour

Giving the Midas touch to high-priced cars is an entirely different domain, and affluent people who like to pimp their luxury sedans with gold and gem stones keep hitting the headlines. Helping him show his opulence on the roads, another car collector from the UK has done a paint job to his Rolls Royce Phantom by covering its outer surface with a gold-plated sheet. The four lucky wheels also receive a little Midas touch. The gold-plated Rolls Royce spotted somewhere on the UK roads is said to be the only eternal piece of art in the world that would certainly be a valuable addition to the bling-bling vehicles top list. However, there isn’t any factual information about how much money was spent on the car to give it a classy appeal. What we know is it adds an immeasurable value to the owner’s garage.
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Monday, January 5, 2009

KGS Bikes custom bicycle knows no credit crunch

Luxury is something that could come your way in any form, and if it’s simply a two-wheeler, then it definitely needs your attention. Custom bicycles from the house of KGS Bikes seem to be a recession defying notion at the time when companies from all around the world have succumbed to the global financial meltdown. Maybe it’s a bad time to introduce luxury bicycles, but it doesn’t stop Kevin Saunders from rolling out the high-end custom bicycle “Tier 3” priced at a cool $30,000. The one-of-the-kind custom bicycle that costs almost equivalent to a car comes etched with fine woodwork and comfort riding that adds an immeasurable value to the buyer’s life. Apart from the highest priced bicycle, the manufacturer brings two relatively low-end versions - Tier 1 and Tier 2 – priced at $10,000 and $20,000, respectively. Saunders says his high-end KGS bicycles are as exclusive as a Lamborghini, Rolls Royce or Bugatti.

Via: PRWeb/KGSBikes
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

The new Harvey Nichols Jakarta store

Harvey Nichols is an international luxury lifestyle store, renowned both in the U.K. and worldwide for its breadth and depth of exclusive fashion merchandise. The newest store in their high-status global lineup is none other than Harvey global Jakarta-a 9,500-square-meter masterpiece occupying the pole position at the magnificent Grand Indonesia Mall. In partnership with lifestyle retailer Mitra Adiperkasa, the lavish store will include powerful brands for men from the world of haute couture such as Alexander McQueen, Armani Collezioni, Costume National, Moschino, Jil Sander, Paul Smith and Thomas Pink, as well as fast-emerging labels such as 7 For All Mankind, Diesel Denim Gallery, True Religion, Rock & Republic and more.

The new Harvey Nichols Jakarta store was inspired by the avant-garde designs familiar to the Harvey Nichols name and combines the rich history of Indonesian craftsmanship. Embracing the boutique store format, Harvey Nichols' buyers cherry-pick the very best from each collection from the top global brands, making Harvey Nichols Jakarta a must for the fashionable generation. Expect luxurious services such as a personal shopper to help you decide what shoes would be perfect for your next party. HH
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Friday, January 2, 2009

Hublot does it again with the $1 million Black Caviar Bang

The newest member of the million dollar watch club is the Hublot Black Caviar Bang. Coming from the Big Bang line with all its derivatives, the Black Caviar Bang has an 18k white gold case and clasp that feature hundreds of precision cut black diamonds, for a total of 34.5 total carats. This includes 322 diamonds on the case, 179 on the bezel, and another 30 on the clasp at the end of the rubber strap. Black diamonds are exceedingly rare, and are attributed for most of the Black Caviar Bang's million dollar value. Inside the watch is Hublot's specially manufactured manually wound HUB Solo T tourbillon movement. A beautifully designed face opens with a view on the one minute tourbillon, and diamonds are patterned into the face as the power reserve indicator. The design of the face is attractive and functional, but doesn't try very hard to be practical. With an impressive array of square cut black diamonds, the Hublot Black Caviar Bang register's high on the glitz scale as well as the exclusivity meter with a limited edition of only one piece. Via: Luxist
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Limited edition LP 710 Audigier is the fastest Lambo ever made

Pictured above is truly something we should expect when some famed celebrity fashion designer like Christian Audigier does a Lamborghini. Edo Competition joined hands with Christian Audigier to create this stunning, limited edition Murcielago called the edo LP 710 Audigier. You can clearly see Audigier’s work in the matte black exterior and the interiors, with a pirate theme and the sparkling skull. The car has been rebuilt with new aerodynamics, wheels, tires and a new exhaust. Based on the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, the LP 710 features a stainless steel high performance exhaust system and 19-inch light alloy wheels. With the modifications, the modded car delivers 710hp of power and 700Nm of torque with its 6.5L V12 engine. The car does 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds, reaches 124mph in just under 10 seconds and touts a top speed of the 223.7mph (360km/h).

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