The Carl F. Bucherer brand combines the best in watchmaking craftsmanship with fine jewelry-making skills. The new Alacria Royal collection from the watchmaker is an expression of the brand philosophy of Carl F. Bucherer. The shimmering ladies watch is available in four versions and is festooned with expensive stones such as diamonds, blue and orange-colored sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Limited to just 25 units per version, the Alacria Royal watches come in an 18k white gold case. The Alacria Royal watches are not easy to read for time telling, but that’s not their real purpose. These watches are for the fashionistas and those who are after the bling thing. The brand’s passion for beautiful details has ensured that each and every Alacria Royal watch is a beauty in itself. The watches feature a quartz movement as opposed to a mechanical movement. For the limited edition Alacria Royal collection, skilled designers at Carl F. Bucherer have used exceptional stones of the highest quality. Since this collection is all about $112,000 and $250,000 per piece. , the watches will retail between
If you haven’t had enough of the widebody frenzy or think that Topo only works on Dodge and Chrysler platforms than here’s a little something to feed your passion - or your hate. Topo’s latest project is a 2010 Chevy Camaro which is being wide bodied and once again the conversion is all done in steel and all hand crafted.
This particular widebody Camaro will be rockin’ a set of 26-inch wheels by request of the owner and personally I think the car would look way better with a set of 22’s or maybe even 24’s. Regardless, the quality of his work is retarded sick and anyone who says otherwise is just trying to gain their fame by bad mouthing the top dog. We’ll have more updates on this build shortly and we’ll also be showing you yet another new project that he’ll be building out soon.
As all of you kiddies in Sneakerville already know, the beloved Nike Air Yeezy is finally making it’s debut - today! After months, hours, minutes, and seconds of patiently waiting on a release date, you can finally move to the next phase of the game - figuring out how you are going to cop these joints!
The first release will be the Zen Grey Colorway, and are retailing for $215. Nike will then be releasing five more colorways, over the next four months. Each release will be limited to only 1,000 pairs nationwide- leaving a lot of ya’ll to wonder if you should cop them on E-bay and forego paying your rent or take your chances on ordering some $65 ‘Ye Neezy’s’ from some random website that’s also selling Jordan’s for $69.99.
There is no doubt that these shoes are going to be extremely challenging to get. In fact, if you are reading this article right now chances are you are not going to get your pair today. (Yah, I said it!) Much like anything else worth having in life, these kicks are not going to be easy to get…you’re gonna have to work for them. But all in all, in the end - it will be more than worth it. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages between buying some knock offs and patiently waiting to cop some officialness.
Knock off Advantage - Easy access. You can get some ‘Yeezy knock offs‘ (officially dubbed by me as Neezy’s) any and everywhere these days. In fact they have been selling them online for a few months now from as low as $49.99. If you live in an urban area, you can probably go downtown and find someone selling them on the corner next to some fake Louis Vuitton purses. Don’t sleep though - he’s asking $80.00 for ‘em!
Knock off Disadvantage - Have you seen a close up of these things? I was on a couple of those knock off sites and was really saddened and disturbed by what I was witnessing. Not only are folks somewhere in the far East concocting random colorway combinations that don’t even exist, they are also showcasing super low quality craftsmanship. I’ve noticed a few of the sites showcasing close up pictures where you can actually see the color bleed un-evenly distributed on the shoe and the glue poking out of the side of the sole. And that is the picture you use to try to sell those to me? Ummm…shall we say, not a good look?
Knock off Advantage - As mentioned earlier, these kicks are gonna be pretty hard to get. With only 1,000 being released per colorway, chances are none of your friends are gonna have them. So of course in creeps in the desired envy factor. You figure if you get a pair of these knock offs no one will really know that they are, because no one else will have them. Additionally because you will be the only one in your clique with them, you figure you will stunt on ‘em a little something and make them all envious.
Knock off Disadvantage - True indeed that your boys may not get them with this go round, but chances are they’ve been checking out this site and other sites to get updates on what these joints look like. That factor in combination with the fact that sneakerheads recognize fakes from a long distance away, will garner the polar opposite effect of what you are looking for. Instead of commanding envy and admiration from your boys, you will instead become a joke because they will be no doubt be talking mad junk about you and your fugazi sneakers.
Knock off Advantage - You can probably wear your Neezy’s to the club and everyone will be impressed. True indeed when you are inside of the club with the proper smoke, mirrors, and if it is really, really dark people MAY think that your Neezy’s are in fact real. Notice I said may.
Knockoff Disadvantage - When you pull up to the club with your Neezy’s, head to toe “Gucci’ warm up suit, your diamond encrusted chain, and then hop out of your Ford Escort on 20’s - eh hem…one or two folks may grab a clue as to the reality of the situation at hand. Long story short, much like crack - fake is wack! ‘Nuff Said.
So what are you waiting for? Go get your butt in line! And I want you to post your pics once you get ‘em!
The classic Nike Air Jordan 1 comes in a new premium version, featuring an all black upper made of nylon and oestrich leather. The nylon is very thick and almost looks like ballistic nylon and is well complemented with he oestrich leather, while keeping an overall subtle appearance. The sneaker will be officially released on July 7th, but is now available for order at RMK.
The internet has been abuzz with the unfortunate passing of Michael Jackson. One of our generations greatest performers and fully worthy of his title as the “King of Pop”, his legacy will be remembered and carried on for years to come. As Benny Gold put it in a talk I had with him this morning, Michael Jackson is undoubtedly our generation’s Elvis Presley. While he hasn’t been in the limelight or making music as of late (but was set to embark on a tour), his work speaks volumes about his impact on the world as we know it. RIP MJ.
"The Traveler" Inspired by The Air Yeezy's
Music: Kanye West " Flashing Lights"
The Jordan Campus Chukka. Only 200 pairs worldwide. They will be available at Undefeated’s LA’s location June 13th.
By designer Bruno Fosi.
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Sorry, preorderers -- you've once again gotten gamed by the quick-draw Nokia flagship stores in New York and Chicago who've received stock of the black version of the N97 today. You can't buy the units just yet, but they'll be available tomorrow morning -- the only catch is that there are established waitlists at both locations, so you might have to wait for those folks to burn through stock before you get your own. It'll run $699.99, so, you know... do what you've gotta do tonight to make sure those funds are available by sun-up tomorrow.
As part of their Fall/Winter 2009 Collection, Martin Margiela once again presents their popular high top sneaker. This season it comes in an all black colorway, with leather and nylon on the upper. The rubber sole is a nice contrast to the otherwise tonal sneaker. The sneaker is now available at Colette.
As it has been the topic of much debate and discussion lately -- thanks in part to the recent celebrity cheating sagas surrounding Jon & Kate and Mel Gibson -- it’s time to clarify the Player’s position on cheating. Cheating is, unfortunately, a part of dating and relationships, but there are boundary lines that respectful and honorable men simply don’t cross. Nobody is immune to the cheating impulse; when the current relationship’s heat begins to fade, “the grass is always greener” feeling can strike us hard. Although the Player continually labors beneath a variety of false stereotypes and accusations, one of the most irritating is the belief that the successful ladies’ man has no morals (i.e., he considers cheating as “part of the game”).
First and foremost, the player never cheats, nor will he attempt to pick up a girl who wishes to cheat. It’s not only counterproductive in the long run, but it also flies directly in the face of everything the Player stands for. The Player adores women; cheating and adoration are mutually exclusive. Here are some Player rules on cheating.
Rule 1 on cheating
Cheating devalues everythingCheating doesn’t actually enhance anything. The common myth is that danger is titillating and can ramp up the passion of taboo encounters, but there’s a problem with this belief: “danger” is fleeting and such a sensation can rapidly shift, as tension and foreboding can follow hot on the heels of heightened passion. Furthermore, as the very concept of cheating is rooted in something outside the physical union in question, such couplings are devoid of any real feeling or emotion. Those who have cheated will always try to say -- often in their own vain defense -- that it was “mechanical,” that they were just “going through the motions.” Well, of course: Cheating is about somebody else. There’s no real challenge or satisfaction in it and, lest we forget, the Player is in this for ultimate satisfaction.
Rule 2 on cheating
Cheating is for the weak and lazy
Honestly, it doesn’t take that much in the way of mental fortitude to resist temptation. Those who claim it was “irresistible” are desperately attempting to mask their weakness and it’s downright pathetic. Those who cheat do so for a variety of reasons, certainly, but none of them can be considered appealing character traits. They cheat because they can’t face an ugly breakup battle with their current partner (which is absurd, as cheating will inevitably lead to an even uglier battle), they cheat because they’re too lazy to go through with the severing, they cheat because they’re easily lured by the siren’s call. The Player is familiar with the urges and doesn’t allow them to affect his behavior. We’ve already talked about how other people perceive cheaters; well, the ladies’ man is aware how cheating can affect his own self-image and self-esteem.
Rule 3 on cheating
Cheating is a reputation-killerThese days, a man’s reputation may not mean as much as it did in days long past, but for someone who is often at the mercy of word-of-mouth, it’s essential. And because it can change in a split second, it requires constant upkeep and maintenance. Cheating is the single fastest way to tear down an entire body of work; one moment of weakness can erase years of faithfulness produced by the most stalwart Player professional. There are plenty of other ways a man can damage his reputation in the eyes of the ladies, but nothing is more devastating than cheating. Even if it’s only a rumor, this spark can set off a wildfire that rages high and far. It’s almost impossible to extinguish, and although it may die out eventually, the destruction is significant and recovery can take a very long time. A reputation is a terrible thing to waste on something so… unfulfilling.
Rule 4 on cheating
A true Player doesn’t have to cheatIn truth, the real Player never has to cheat. If he’s unhappy with his current woman, he has the resolve to simply break it off and pursue another target. He does this honestly, carefully and tactfully. On top of which, we’ve already solidified the fact that nailing a chick who wishes to cheat takes no real skill, and a Player aspires to bigger and better things. Throughout the course of a Player’s excursions, he will frequently consider and dismiss opportunities that aren’t actually “opportunities” at all; they’re partially obscured traps that can lead to some nasty accidents. The learned pickup artist quickly recognizes such traps, steps deftly around them and pushes forward to achieve more satisfying sexual experiences via real effort. In short, he knows exactly what he wants, and he knows cheating won’t deliver his true desires.
Honesty is the best policyMany women fall victim to the falsehood that a Player exists only to serve his own desires and as a direct result, he leaves a trail of destroyed hearts and bad feelings in his wake. That’s the description of a womanizing creep, so get your definitions straight. The Player doesn’t cheat, typically doesn’t spend time with cheaters, and perhaps above all else, he doesn’t have to cheat because he’s honest -- and a nice guy.
The Facebook phenomenon has allowed you to reconnect with your best friend from elementary school, keep up with your buddy’s travels and get out of hours-long phone conversations with your aunt. It truly is a remarkable tool. However, as with most things, there is a dark side to Facebook. While your male brain may not have tapped in to the full manipulation potential of this seemingly innocuous social networking tool, chances are several of the women you know have. Women are trained in the art of creating, maintaining and controlling relationships, and Facebook is just one more resource they can use to keep tabs on and influence people. Here's a list of some crazy things women do on facebook.
Women set up fake profiles to follow exes on FacebookThis one may seem a bit extreme, but it is certainly not unheard-of for a woman to set up a fake Facebook persona in order to creep on her ex’s profile. At the very least, she might get a mutual friend to allow her a little access to an ex’s Facebook page. Whether you broke up badly or it was mostly mutual, if you don’t keep in touch, she probably wants to know what you’re up to. Instead of calling or e-mailing you, it’s easier and less embarrassing to scope out your profile while you are blissfully unaware that she is checking up on you. If you want to prevent this from happening, don’t add any strangers to your friends list. If you have a friend you know is still in touch with her, keep your interactions limited.
Women manipulate through Facebook photosThe photos a woman posts on her profile can be innocent -- or they can be totally manipulative. Another crazy thing women do on Facebook is to put up embarrassing or compromising photos of people that have gotten on her bad side. When a guy breaks up with a girl and the next day photos of him in one of her dresses hit her profile, it’s not only vindictive, but also pretty immature.
A woman might also use her Facebook photo albums to present an image of herself that doesn’t exactly match up to reality. In her photos she might appear more sexy, more adventurous and altogether more exciting than she is in real life.
Women post passive-aggressive Facebook status updates
The Facebook status update can share big news with your friends or the mundane activities of your day, but for some women they can also serve an emotionally manipulative purpose. Whether it’s because she hates confrontation or she just wants the world to know what a jerk her boyfriend is, some women use their status updates to air complaints about their relationship instead of sitting down and talking it out directly. For example: “Valerie visited the jewelery store and is tired of waiting!!!!” could be a not-so-subtle clue that she doesn’t want to wait for that engagement ring much longer. Post-breakup, a woman might post status updates that hint at a crazy social life: “Melanie is exhausted from a crazy night!” or “Jessica is having a great day,” are both the types of messages that say a lot more when they come right after a big breakup.
Women post ambiguous relationship photosIt’s not uncommon to see pictures of women with their arms around their friends, kissing them on the cheek, whether their friends are men or women. For some, these may be innocuous expressions of affection for their good friends, but for others they could be an attempt to elicit an envious response from their partners. These ambiguous photos with other guys could also cause other people to question the strength of her relationship with her boyfriend.
If it’s a single girl posting pics of her getting close to guys without making it clear whether or not they are dating, it can throw people off when they are thinking about making a move, causing them to be unsure of whether or not she’s already taken.
Posting a fake relationship statusSome unattached women choose “in a relationship” for their profile just so people won’t start matchmaking or single-girl-pitying. A single woman of a certain age is a prime target for people who think everyone should be paired off in "happily ever after" relationships. Some single women even arrange with one of their close girlfriends to be each other’s “in a relationship with” person to avoid this kind of condescending sympathy. They’d rather raise questions about their sexual orientation than leave the space blank.
Women do crazy things on FacebookFacebook can be a force for good when it’s used responsibly, but it can also be destructive to a relationship or a reputation if the person who wields the power thinks she can do so with impunity. Unfortunately, if she’s determined to keep it up, there’s not much you can do about any of these behaviors other than expressing your displeasure and asking her to cut it out. If she’s your girlfriend she should have enough consideration for you to hear you out. If she’s your ex, all you can do is kick yourself in the ass for agreeing to try on that dress in the first place.
The Veyron 16.4 is one magnificent wheeled missile most of us dream to own, but only a few are able to, considering the cost of ownership and the availability. If you couldn’t manage to own one, why not hire one to make that bold impression? A Berkshire-based leasing company called Holders Vehicle Contracts is offering for hire the most powerful, most expensive, and fastest street-legal production car in the world. At £16,000 (approx. $25,500) a day, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is an ultimate holiday rental, but you also need to submit £100,000 as a deposit. Superior in every sense, the Bugatti Veyron supercar has already earned itself a name in car history as an undisputed classic.
Solar and Formula 1 engines unite two worlds in one boat, this is the Code-X Yacht. It is a 47�� 7�� catamaran can either be thrust along at a brisk 80 knots by twin Ilmor formula one engines, delivering a hefty 710hp a piece, or at a more leisurely 9 knots by the twin electric motors. These can provide up to two hours of service when running off the lithium batteries and when they run dry there is also the option of continuing for an unlimited period using power generated by the catamaran��s on-board solar panels. It also includes touch screen control, a Kevlar/carbon shell with phototropic-shaded screens and windows and a GPS-controlled ��virtual anchor�� system that utilises the electric motors to maintain a stationary position regardless of wind or currents.
Note: Code X is based in Meggen on the shores of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
It's not Colorware, the black Wii and red DSi are coming straight out of Nintendo Japan. The black Wii (or "KURO Wii" to be precise) is particularly interesting as it's been rumored for over two years now. Ok, it's not that interesting but it sure is edgy... right? Oh nevermind. Expect the ¥25,000 black Wii with like-colored Wiimote, nunchuck, and classic controller to hit Japan on August 1st and the ¥18,900 red DSi on July 11th. Red DSi after the break.
More styles from the Alife Summer 2009 Footwear collection have been released. The Everybody High carries on the Afghan theme from last season and comes in several colorways with suede uppers. The Chukka comes in a bi-tonal colorway this season. The Alife Summer 2009 Footwear is now available from Tobi.
Luxury designer Alexander Amosu is back, this time with a series of luxury phone cases for your expensive phones. Starting with $650). phones, these cases are handmade and stitched using exotic materials like crocodile, python, ostrich and lizard. These phone cases are available in a range of colors and finishes. Each case is bespoke and the buyer can have his or her name embossed in the leather with fine craftsmanship and sophisticated styling. The Amosu phone cases are now available and the pricing starts at £400 (
This limited-edition Ducati Monster motorcycle is the latest addition to Christian Audigier’s line of , inspired by his impeccable taste for fashion and high-end lifestyle. The Ducati Monster 1100 takes motorcycle art to a whole new level with its vibrant and colorful tattoo-inspired design. The tattooed art is a mixture of airbrush and vinyl. The gas tank features a detailed gold leaf that has been carefully laid and then brushed to give it a distinctive “fish scale” look. “The Monster platform has been used extensively as a platform for personalization so naturally Ducati was excited to see what a fashion icon like Christian Audigier could do with the bike,” said Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America. The limited edition motorcycle retails for $55,000.
Described as “the traveling wardrobe of an African king” by Louis Vuitton hopes to give tough competition to the other famous European fashion houses. The luxurious items include pieces in antelope leather and a mink coat, but the one that makes for the highlight of the new collection is an alligator officer’s jacket lately shown in Paris. The tunic-styled jacket has been done in top-grade tan alligator skin with antiqued gold buttons and epaulettes. Pricing remains a mystery for now, but it’s being expected to cost somewhere between $50,000 and $75,000, and will probably be available on special order. men’s design director Paul Helbers, the new Autumn/Winter 2009/10 men’s collection is totally unaffected by the global recession. With the new collection,
Think about that phrase for a few............Then find out what it REALLY means below. Continue reading.
THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE REALLY WORTH
|*12 & 4 hour rates are based on the $150,000 annual income.|
Salary is one thing, but let's put things into perspective here. Your buddy who's bragging about is $150,000 salary but working 12 hours a day really isn't clocking in all that dough. the reality of the situation is that efficiency is the key to making more money, as well as having more leisure time. Most people don't realize that being efficient really affects what you're worth. Is this day and age that;s all that counts. Some people take four hours to complete what others do in eight, and that in turn, makes more money. check the chart because numbers don't lie, and for crying out loud, get more efficient.
As you can see, at 12 hours you are basically cutting into not only your personal life but this is will also affect your bottom line because your net worth per hours is diminished by over 40 percent. However, if you can push and get all your work accomplished in just four hours, and you keep that efficiency going for another four, you, in theory, can double your annual income by pushing yourself and focusing all your effort to making $300,000 a year! Remember, "Men lie, women lie, numbers don't" So let's get moving! -
Via - HH.