Wednesday, November 30, 2011

VS Fashion Show Performances

Kanye West- "Stronger"
Missed last night's musical performances from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? Can't get enough of the Angels?
Check out these videos from from the show. More after the jump.

2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The highly anticipated 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York and all I can say is WOWDozens of gorgeous models took to the stage in a spectacular parade of costumes and lingerie while being serenaded by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Kanye West and Jay Z. From the cute and flirty, to the exotic, these angels shut it down!
There was music, glitter, and a whole lot of skin, but I can show you, much better than I can tell you. Take a look at these glamorous girls of Victoria's Secret after the jump. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

24K Gold Skincare

This is obviously not the latest installment of the Iron Man franchise, or some luxurious new line of accessories (or is it?).
The masked model is actually wearing a 24 karat gold facial mold by skincare professionals, KollagenX. This sample is from the company's line of beauty products that promise instant results with its "luxuriously enhanced" technology. The product was reportedly inspired by the beauty regimen of Cleopatra who was thought to have slept with a golden mask to preserve her youth.
But is everything that glitters good for the skin?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart Pendant, by Jason of Beverly Hills.

This black diamond charm is a miniature replica of the human ribcage, with a movable, "beating" ruby heart at its center.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nicki and Ricky Do MAC: Viva Glam

Color me GLAM!
Nicki Minaj is pretty in pink pleather, while Ricky Martin is "living la Viva Glam" in the latest campaign for MAC Cosmetics. The twosome (Minaj à deux?) are among a star studded list of brand ambassadors for the Viva Glam Collection, which is not only one of the hottest line of cosmetics on the market, but also supports the MAC AIDS Fund. All proceeds from the sale of these products go directly to the charity.
This sizzling shot of Nik and Rik are already heating up internet. Check out some of the other Viva Glam campaigns of years past.

Golden Arches

This summer, Mc Donald's helped around 4000 lucky onlookers in Sylvan Lake, Alberta to "cool off with $1 Drinks". 
Canadian advertising agency, Cossette-Vancouver, launched a very clever promotion for the fast food chain's "Dollar Drink Days" by erecting a giant ice sculpture encasing thousands of one dollar coins in the shape of the famous Golden Arches. But the thirsty party guests had to work hard for their dollars.
Check out how they managed to get the goods after the jump.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Diamonds Are...


Made You Look. Diamond Contact Lenses

Can you believe your eyes? The piercing peepers you see before you are glowing. But this is more than the typical 'twinkle in the eye', or some run of the mill Halloween contacts. These are, to my knowledge, the first line of contact lenses made with actual gold and diamonds. Right.
Indian specialist, Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan of Shekhar Eye Research Pvt Ltd., is pushing the boundaries of ocular opulence with La SER Eye Jewelry.
I'll admit, at first glance, they are a bit shocking. I'm envisioning an imaginary scene from the movie Twilight with an Edward vs Jacob staring contest, but I digress...
Take a closer LOOK inside.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jason of Beverly Hills and Malaysia Pargo Launch "Three Beats"

We previously reported that Basketball Wives star Malaysia Pargo had dreams of making baby bling. She recently teamed up with Jason of Beverly Hills for the official launch of her new jewelry line for children, "Three Beats".
Malaysia hosted an intimate soiree with celebrity jeweler Jason Arasheben at the W Hotel in Chicago, also in attendance was her husband Jannero Pargo, co-star of BBW, Imani Showalter and many others.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sightings: Nick Cannon in Men's Health Magazine

If any of you have been wondering what was going on underneath those suits  proud papa Nick Cannon has been up to these days, he recently sat down with Men's Health Magazine to discuss fatherhood, his stellar resume, and keeping one's mojo after marriage. 
And after careful inspection of the photo spread, we spotted an "N-credible" custom necklace made exclusively for Nick by Jason of Beverly Hills
Nick Cannon's N'Credible Pendant by Jason of Beverly Hills

While inspecting Nick's... necklace, make sure to check out excerpts from his article inside.

Diamonds Are... Jane Russell

Diamonds are...
...a girls best friend.

Jane Russell's sizzling rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girls Best friend" from the classic film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". 


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Brunch: Glam Foodie

I've always been "cuckoo for Chanel".
Now Tricia Clarke-Stone "The Glam Foodie" has me craving these grrrr-eat make overs for some of my favorite breakfast cereals.
Take a look at the designer delectables from Sip, Chat, Chow inside.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Diamonds Are... Perfume Edition

Diamonds Are...
...a Girls Best Friend

Check out some of these luxurious fragrances inspired by diamonds.
Can you resist?

How to Choose a Diamond: The 4 C's

Whether you're a jewelry enthusiast investing in timeless treasures, picking out the perfect engagement ring, or hoping to start a "chain reaction" with some show-stopping neck wear, you have to start by knowing a little bit about diamonds. 
When buying diamonds, education is paramount. Far too often, people are blinded by so-called bling without knowing what they are purchasing. Even when making smaller purchases, you should know what you are paying for. 
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has broken down the science of diamond selection with the famous "4 C's". And with a bit of research (and the help of an honest jeweler) you can walk away with a beautiful piece of jewelry that is just right for you, and more importantly, peace of mind.
Check out the video after the jump for a quick and easy guide to how diamonds a graded based on the 4 C's.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gold and Diamond ATM Machine

Often times in the jewelry business, you come across that client who, for whatever reason, needs to get their hands on the first sparkly thing that they can find at the last possible second. It's understandable. We all forget holidays and anniversaries. Since birthdays seem to come around every other weekend, you can't blame a person for not being able to keep track of when to go gift hunting.
Well, if your favorite jeweler isn't on speed dial, there may be a solution for you last minute shoppers. 
If you live in India.
As convenient as those Redbox vending machines you find at the grocery store, you can now "buy gold at the touch of a fingertip" with Gitanjali's gold and diamond ATM machine.
All jokes aside, its a pretty clever way to accommodate the need for fast and easy access to luxury items.