Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Top 10 Essential Women's Shoes

1. The "Little Black Dress" of Shoes - A Low Heeled Black Pump

A low-heeled, comfortable black pump is essential to every woman's shoe collection for all those times when a strappy sandal or overly-glamorous shoe is inappropriate or too dressy, like an early dinner; an impromptu business meeting; or even a funeral.

These basic pumps from Fitzwell are versatile enough to pair with anything, and feature heels that are only 2 inches high. As an added bonus, these classically-styled shoes are also available in wide widths.

2. The "New Black" - Neutral Pumps

Even with as versatile as black pumps are, they simply will not go with everything. Add a neutral colored (not white) pump to your collection, and you'll have the the "basic pump" category of women's shoes covered. Shoes like these pretty pumps from Stuart Weitzman offer a classic look that will work season after season, and year after year.

3. The "Bread and Butter" of Women's Shoes - A Semi-Casual Flat

You'll want a shoe that can look cute with jeans, but not so casual that you couldn't wear nicer slacks with it too. This pretty skimmer from Gabriella Rocha is a great example the kind of shoe I'm talking about, and it's available in loads of great colors and materials.

4. The "Must-Have" - A Black High Heeled Dress Shoe

Nothing too strappy, nothing too trendy -- remember these are the basics -- but a black, dressy high heel is definitely an essential. This sexy "Pompadour" pump from Charles by Charles David is a prime example of a stunning classic. For wardrobe staples, I like fabric, matte leather, or suede uppers as they're a bit more versatile than patent.

5. The "Show Stopper" - A Metallic High Heeled Dress Shoe


There are some special occasion outfits that won't work well with black shoes. For those, try a metallic killer evening shoe, such as this "Coystal" silver evening sandal from Liliana. Shoes like these are ideal with pastels, silver, grays and whites, but will still work great with black dresses too.

Top 10 Wedding Rings

Here is the list of the 10 most expensive wedding rings.

1) Paris Hilton – $4.7 million

Paris Hilton’s 24-Carat emerald-cut diamond ring added extra zing to Paris Latis’s vow to wed. With an approximate value of 4.7 million dollars, the much-hyped sparkling ring grabbed the first position on the list.

2) Donald Trump  – $3 million

When Donald Trump gifted a gigantic 15-Carat diamond, worth over 3 million dollars to Melania Knauss for their engagement in 2004, the billionaire advertised that it was the most expensive engagement ring in history.

3) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – $2.6 million

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s 40-carat diamond ring, auctioned for 2.6 million dollars in the year 1996, makes it the third most expensive engagement ring in history.

4) Michael Douglas  – $2 million

Michael Douglas knows the heart winning tricks. He asked for Catherine Zeta-Jone’s hand in marriage, gifting her 10-carat marquise cut antique diamond engagement ring, estimated value of over 2 million dollars.

5) Tom Cruise  – $1.5 million

It was in a desire to wed Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise showered all his feelings and love, presenting his lady love an extraordinary Edwardian Style oval shaped diamond ring, assumed to have cost around 1.5 million dollars.

6) Jennifer Lopez  &  Ben Affleck -  $1.2 million

If it is Jennifer Lopez, how can Ben Affleck stay miser? Ben Affleck beautified the list when he made headlines by dropping over 1.2 million dollars on Jenifer Lopez’s engagement ring. The ring exhibited a jaw dropping 6.1 carat Harry Winston, pink diamond.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time Is Money: 10 Of The World’s Most Expensive Watches

10. Zadora Timepieces

Manufacturer: Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof

 The latest offering by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof is a bee of oxidised palladium and micro pave. The bee is adorned with black and canary yellow diamonds, pear-shaped emerald eyes with a baroque south sea pearl in its mouth.
Price: $150,000

9. Titanic Watches

Manufacturer: Romain Jerome

 A Swiss jeweller is now offering watches made from the hull of the Titanic.
The metal has been mixed with shipbuilding steel to make the casing. The black dials have been made by mixing the recovered coal burned in the Titanic’s furnaces with ceramics.
Price: $152,435

8. Double Tourbillon

Manufacturer: Breguet

 The Breguet Double Tourbillion** comes hand-engraved with an image of the solar system.
This double-tourbillon watch has a 95 per cent pure platinum case while the blued-steel Breguet hands are wound manually and do not contain springs.
Price: $329,000

Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon Messidor Mens Rose Gold Watch 5335BR/42/9W6

7. Opera One

Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk II Pro BMW Oracle Racing Limited Edition Mens Watch 49950-11-651-FK6A
 This beautiful platinum timepiece includes an alligator band and features a Westminster minute repeater and tourbillon with three gold bridges, manual winding, 75-hour power reserve and a see-through backing.
The watch has a power reserve indicator, a subsecond complication, a minute repeater and a truly elegant face.
What differentiates Girard-Perregaux’s Opera Three from other luxury watches is its ability to sound passing hours not with a beep but with actual tunes.
Price: $495,000

6. Grande Complication

Manufacturer: Blancpain

This wristwatch has a minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase and an automatic winding mechanism.
The sleek crocodile wristband further adds to the look. It takes the maker eight to 10 months to piece together all 740 components and only 18 of a limited run of 30 watches have been assembled till now. Price: $785,000

5. Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph

Manufacturer: Parmigiani Fleurier

This watch hit the market early this year.
Each unit of the watch includes a platinum case and other interesting features like a minute repeater, tourbillon and chronograph, as well as a cathedral chime.
Price: $850,000

4. Classical Billionaire Tourbillion

Manufacturer: Corum

The shimmering wristwatch is adorned with 850 diamonds and boasts a dazzling skeleton dial with skeleton hour and minute hands. The watch is manually wound with 90-hour power reserve and features Caliber CO-372 by Corum and La Joux-Perret.
Rightly named so, the Billionaire Tourbillion comes in many versions with price ranging from $325,000 to $998,000. Only 10 pieces are in production.
Price: $998,000

3. Big Bang Chronograph

Manufacturer: Hublot, Bunter SA

 The renowned watchmaker, Hublot, in alliance with a diamond-setting workshop, Bunter SA, designed and developed an elite watch dubbed Big Bang.
The $1-million Big Bang boasts a fully invisible setting that makes the material disappear. Only things that can be seen are the diamonds.
The credit goes to the craftsmen who accomplished the tedious job of making this exclusive watch, which was not feasible a few years ago.
Price: $1 milllion

2. Tour de l’Ile

Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Costantin’s Tour de l’Ile was designed in 2005. The collectible piece is also the most complicated double-face watch, and only produced in a limited edition of seven.
This 834-part watch took over 10,000 man-hours to be made and features an 18-carat silver gold dial with a hand-sewn alligator leather band and pink gold buckle.
It touts an original combination of horological complications and astronomical indications forming 16 different points, including a minute repeater, sunset time, perpetual calendar, second time zone, and a tourbillon device.
Price: $1.5 million

1. Joaillerie 101 Manchette

Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre
 Joaillerie 101 Manchette is the 
most Expensive watch in the world!

In this watch, a unsystematic series of polished or gem-set links (a jewellery puzzle) hides the exalted Calibre 101.It’s wonderful to look for the time through the gold, diamonds and onyx cabochons. The wristwatch is festooned with 576 diamonds and comes in 18-carat white gold. The versions with Onyx have 400 diamonds and 11 onyx cabochons.
Price: Unknown at the moment

Jaeger-LeCoultre Q2671301 Reverso Joaillerie White Mother-of-Pearl Dial 18K Yellow Gold and Diamonds Manual Women's Watch Vacheron Constantin Overseas Mens Watch 49150/000W-9501Nautica Men's N13530G NSR 01 Chronograph WatchZenith Men's 96.0529.4035/51.M Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph WatchBlancpain Women's 2925.3642.53B Leman Tourbillon Automatic Watch

Friday, August 27, 2010

10 Hilarious Wallet Designs

Money Wallet

Why must you feel this stylish? Hey, it must be the Money Wallet! This slick benjamin-covered wallet is the perfect flashy accessory for fly guys and girls alike. Made of vegan-friendly materials, with plenty of pockets for all your money and cards, this wallet is perfect for big-spenders and jet-setters - so make sure to bust it out on your next night out.
Loaded! $100 Bill Wallet

Bacon Wallet 
Put some hip into your hip pocket with one of these whimsical wallets

Air Mail Par Avion – Mighty Wallet

Cassette Tape Wallet

 Retro wallets hand-made from cassette tapes as every 'cassette wallet' is hand made,
each design is a one-off. once its gone its gone!

3 Ring Binder Mighty Wallet

  • Made of durable, long lasting Tyvek
  • Recylcable and eco-friendly
  • 2Inerior pockets for cash and slots for cards
  • Measures approximately 8 x 3 x 1/8 in (open)
Tyvek 3 Ring Binder Mighty Billfold Wallet

Dynomighty Design Men’s NYC Subway Map Mighty Wallet

Apple keyboard wallet

 Crossword wallet
DIY Wallets 100% vinyl
Measures 4”x4.5” folded. ID and credit card slots, as well as a deep slot for cash/left overs.
NES Controller Duct TapeWallet

Here is another fun Nintendo themed accessory, almost as cool as  NES Controller iPhone case, the NES Controller Duct Tape Wallet.This fun duct tape wallet is made by Etsy seller upsidedownfrown, and is exactly like the tons of other duct tape wallets we have seen before.

Recycled Newspaper Bi Fold Wallets 
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