The gold shirt
An Indian man has bought one of the world's most expensive shirts, made with more than 3kg of gold and worth $250,000. His is an extreme case of an Indian obsession with the precious metal.
Datta Phuge's nickname is "the gold man", and it's easy to see why.
His knuckles, neck, and wrists are weighed down by the precious metal - signet rings, chunky bracelets, and a medallion that even an Olympic champion might envy.
And on top of that, draped resplendently around him, glittering in the light, is a shirt of gold.
Weighing a staggering 3.3kg (about 7lb), it cost him a cool quarter of a million dollars (£162,000).
Fatboy Bean Bags
Looking for a beanbag that’s suitable for lounging around the house, sleeping on and that can be taken outside when you want to sunbathe in the summer? The massive Fatboy: The Original beanbag is great at doing all these things.
The Fatboy is ridiculously versatile, and looks great in a load of different scenarios. It is massive and moulds to the shape of your body, for maximum comfort. The Fatboy is wonderfully malleable, so can be made into a bed, seat or cushion.
The Fatboy is made from specially coated nylon, which is super strong and easy to clean. This means that the Fatboy is just as suited to the outdoors as it is inside the house.
The Fatboy is also extremely eye catching due to its simple but stylish looks. It is available in a range of different colours, from a classic blue or red all the way through to a cool camouflage. Also, as it is made from a specially coated nylon the colours will never fade.
Although they are quite expensive they are worth having simply due to the amount of different situations they can be used in from gaming, watching a movie or reading through to being outside while you sunbathe. They are a timeless classic that’s worth the money especially if you enjoy lounging about or having a lazy moment of down time.
The Musuc bag is a sleeping bag, which allows you to walk around in it. This is down to it’s innovative design that is in the shape of your body. When the Musuc Bag arrived for review, I was so excited, and after a cosy nap on the sofa whilst listening to my music I really began to see what all the fuss was about.
The Musuc bag isn’t just a remake of its older brother the Selk Bag. The Musuc Bag comes equipped with all the orignal features of the Self Bag, whilst also including a specially placed MP3 pocket that allows you to access your iPod with ease. This pocket is located on the chest and is cushioned. I felt my iPhone was well protected in the pocket and was not at risk when I rolled over. It just seems that the designer Rodrigo Alonso has taken all factors into account with this brilliant invention.
The Bag is Made from nylon and is equipped to keep you warm in very cold temperatures, whilst it is also a must have for lounging on the sofa.
The bags main feature is that you can move! Sit, stand, walk, roll and even dance round the campfire
As well as being able to move the bag has a hood that incorporates an elasticised strap that you can tighten to keep you warm so no part of your body is exposed to the elements.
The Bag has rubber feet so you can walk on almost any surface and not erode away the bottom of your bag, so when you need the toilet in the middle of the night, no longer will it be a struggle to leave your tent. Just stand up and walk, without taking off your sleeping bag.
The Bag comes in four colours: pink, blue, yellow and black. The suit is designed for cooler temperatures and the specifications recommend that, to remain comfortable you should keep within the -7°C to -2°C, and at the most extreme -13°C, meaning that you will be comfortable camping on even the coldest winter nights.
My initial thought was that the bag would be near impossible to get into, but I was wrong. With a large opening on the front of the sleeping bag, the bag couldn’t be easier to access. Your legs and arms just slide in with ease and you are comfortable in no time!
I also thought how will I be able to do anything when I am cocooned inside it? Once again my question was answered! With reversible zips where the hands are, your hands can just pop into the open, ideal for holding a
The bag weighs about 1.4KG – 2.2KG depending on the size, is the size of a normal sleeping bag. I really can’t fault the bag although more pockets would be useful!
The JW Seasonaires
In 6 locations every Summer, a carefully paired together team of Jack Wills Seasonaires, come out to play. They come with the Mission of Partying until the end, they bring offers free gear and a garunteed good time. We will be with the JW Burnham market team during Blow at the Tennis week this year. Don't miss out!
Visit www.cliclocwatch.com To find a great range of watches. What makes these watches unique is the fact that they are interchangeable. Swap, the face and strap with friends, or buy more online. A great fun and funky watch. Each watch is only £24.95 brilliant! Why not have a look now?
Onesies have been back in fashion recently.
Well when I say in fashion I mean that more in the sense of chilling at home (or rather keeping warm), hanging out and generally not leaving the house. The more daring wearers occasionally venturing out to a nearby shop for some milk or something.
Primark onesies have been particularly at the forefront recently, with the monkey outfit featuring prominently at fancy dress parties across the country.
However if you're willing to spend a bit extra, then you can get something incredibly cooler and of a much higher quality.
Kigs do some of the best onesies known to man. With one look at the flying squirrel on the left I'm sure you will agree.
They're perfect for standing out at fancy dress parties or for lounging around at home in, as opposed to freezing in your pants.
The range has everything from chickens and dinosaurs. Not just confined to Noah's ark though, with a range of character based onesies also available, think buzz lightyear or more festivally snowmen (pretty sure dinosaurs were not on Noah's ark but whatever)
Check the whole range out here.
Decent gift for a boyfriend/girlfriend if they have a sense of humour and are worth the price range of about £30-£40.
Occupy All Streets - Rocawear
Occupy All Streets.
Jay-Z's controversial new t-shirt, directly supporting the current opposition to bankers and occupation of Wall Street. Pretty self-expalnatory.
Been causing a stir for some reason. Jay-Z not being in the 99% in financial trouble being one of the main reasons. The ambiguity around whether 'the cause' will get any money from it another.
Whatever! I like it. Have a look at it on Rocawear here.
'I've got so many clothes I keep some in my Aunts house. Disturbing London baby we're about to branch out.'
...and it is indeed.
Tinie Tempah's clothing range Disturbing London has 'branched out' with some new lines and more coming soon.
So it seems that after a few years of talking about it, his fashion range may finally be kicking off. You would have seen the man himself exhibiting some of the gear if you've seen him perform or tour in the last few months.
Will he follow in the footsteps of Jay-Z - Rocawear owner, renowned entrepreneur and rapper, or will this assault on the fashion world be a step too far for the well-dressed 'Written in the Stars' singer?
Make up your own mind and take a look at his stuff here.
Here are a few hats that are deliciously nerdy, but should keep your big head warm through the winter.
I'm sorry, you're head isn't that big.
Here we go -
Supremebeing has improved massively in the past year or so.
As a brand it used to be all about bright colours, cartoony characters and standard polos (of which I had a fair few)
Now though, it seems to have matured as a brand with some really cool looking t-shirts, jackets and jumpers.
They also have a new initiative called the White Canvas Project, which sees the brand team up with some cracking new age artists to design prints for their t-shirts. Justifying their quote 'many artists are not restricted to canvas in the traditional sense.' Check out the WCP here. My personal favourite has to be 'SheOne'
Here is the full online store.
I want two of everything.
£6000 ASOS Shopping Spree
ASOS are giving lucky facebookers the chance to win £500 to spend on their acclaimed fashion site every month for a year.
All you have to do is 'like' ASOS on facebook - here. Then once you have liked them, tell four mates about the deal and you will be entered into the competition and have a chance of giving your wardrobe a serious upgrade every month.
ASOS, has a huge range of different male and female threads, with some of the top brands in the fashion world, so this is well worth getting in on.
There is also a 50% sale on the website at the moment, check that out here.
Kanye West Fashion for women
Jay-Z, Tinie Tempah and Lil Wayne all have (or are going to have in LW’s case) their own clothing range. So it’s not surprising that fashion and rap icon Kanye West is planning to do the same. What is surprising though, is his target audience.
Whilst Rocawear (Jay-Z) and Disturbing London (Tinie) are more urban styles aimed predominately at men, Mr West’s new venture is a high class womenswear. It debuted last Saturday at Paris fashion week.
Few would think that the egotistical Power singer would be successful in such an industry, and would rather be playing connect-4 with Beyonce or interrupting award ceremonies than put any serious time and effort in. However, the Daily Mail have reported that he is very much involved.
Kanye was spotted buying £14,000 worth of materials for the range in a small London fabric shop. It has also been revealed that he had an internship at Louis Vuitton at some point in the past.
I’m trying really hard to incorporate some sort of clever Kanye-related line to end this on but I can't really think of anything. So I'll conclude by saying that the range has had fairly mixed reviews anIMMAA LET YOU FINISH BUT BEYONCE HAD ONE OF THE BEST VIDEOS OF ALL TIME.
Lyle & Scott Winter Fashion
British brand Lyle & Scott have dropped their new winter range online, with a focus on 'the great outdoors'.
Lyle & Scott is a cool brand - famed for their golden eagle logo, made even more popular amongst teenagers by cult hit Skins.
Jackets and Coats feature prominently in the collection. The gilet continues its big comeback from last year, with L&S adapting it with their own classic, 'outdoorsy' look. There are also baseball jackets which have really been hitting the fashion headlines more recently, and of course there is a selection of duffle coats and mac type coats for the more practical of you - taking on the British climate.
So if you want to stay warm and look good this winter, check the stuff out here.
whats hot ? oversized knits
Taking a twist on the cosy traditional sweater it's now- the bigger , the better!
This seasons hottest trend is the LARGE fuzzy sweater. It keeps you warm and is incredibly stylish - relaxed slouchy shapes and chunky patterns turn it into a fashion favourite. But it doesn't stop there. You can wear this fashion item day AND night , pair it with spiky stilettos , a statement necklace and give a relaxed spin on evening wear!
Oversized sweaters were seen at all the hottest brands fashion shows such as Reed Krakoff , Michael Kors, Stella McCartney , Nicole Farhi and Dries Van Noten. So try the winter trend this season ! Fashion comes first.
New York Fashion Week
New York fashion week returns once more, commencing 8th September.
The week, famed all over the globe, will exhibit all latest trends and give the world an insight into the must have styles that will take over the industry in Spring/Summer 2012.
I'm going to stop pretending that I know what I'm talking about before this gets too embarrassing, but you can check all the details here.
There is also a live runway channel this year. So to see what's happening from the comfort of your home - click here. (assuming that it will have a lot more content from the 8th onwards)
Jack Wills - Autumn Collection
Ladies and Gentlemen.
The latest Jack Wills collection for the upcoming season has been dropped online and in store.
The Autumn collection has the same preppy, unique style commonly associated with the brand and incorporates all the latest trends, with new styles that are sure create fresh looks.
Click here to check out the new collections.
If you like Jack Wills but not the price tags then I’d recommend applying to sign up to the Jack Wills Outlet. This offers official Jack Wills clothing from previous seasons. Items could be discounted by up to 75%. Sign up here and hope for an invite!
You won’t find any fur coats made of polar bears or cow leather belts here.
Eco Boutique is a London-based brand whose primal focus is to create unique clothing, without compromising ethically.
The brand offers both male and female collections, and uses 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly ink and reduced C02 levels during production. And if it can be recycled, it is.
The brand takes it’s inspiration from vintage fashion and uses bold, abstract designs. Just as important as their environmentally friendly message are it's principles of originality and individuality - ‘We’ve lost our own individual sense of style and we want people to find it again.’
On the negative side, saving the planet comes at a price! Check their stuff out here - Eco Boutique.
Viva Le Panda
Viva Le Panda - Spanish for long live the panda.
A simple message printed on soft american apparel shirts, so you know they will feel good.
What's more 10% of sales go towards supporting Giant Pandas in the wild.
They're a good fit and a good price. What’s not to like? This is just one collection from the Pandy Cane brand, click here for more.
You Are Your Suitcase
The charge for taking luggage on flights is escalating higher and higher by the day. Furthermore, there is an extra fine if your luggage exceeds the allocated weight at airports.
The solution? The Rufus Roo. A bizarre jacket with six huge pockets, which supposedly is sufficient enough to carry everything you need without the need for pricey luggage (evidently with the exception of your surfboard if the smirking gent on the left is anything to go by)
The website boasts a ‘sky high demand’ for the ‘stylish’ coat, priced at £29.95.
So, is it worth wearing this... well let's be honest, hideous jacket, to save money on flights?
Personally, I wouldn’t be caught dead in one.
New Preppy Italian Clothing Label
MSGM is specifically for a youthful demographic - perfect for the well shod Capital VIP guest. MSGM has both a men’s and women’s collection which blends comfort and function with a distinctly Italian preppy edge. This stuff is seriously cool and is one label to watch as they make their mark on the international fashion scene. http://msgm.it/
The OnePiece is the perfect leisurewear for relaxing – OnePiece is unisex and all about the "chill out". Jump in your OnePiece and enjoy a chill out garment you will love more than your parents. Either it’s after work, while studying or on a hung-over Sunday morning,in the chalet after a hard day on the slopes, lounging around at home after work or after a bath, on the sofa nursing a hangover, or just watching movies on a rainy Saturday afternoon! This is a garment with a real statement: - Who cares!! The OnePiece is already a hit with loads of celebrities (including One direction,Davina McCall, Meg Mathews, Pixie Geldof, Nick Grimshaw, Sadie Frost, Jude Law and Westlife etc !) Ranging from roughly £70 – £130 (depending on colour combinations and patterns) Go to: www.onepiece.co.uk for more info!!
Flutter Jewellery by Jill Golden
Jill Golden the designer of Flutter NYC is only available at 50 stores across the globe. But I reckon this amazing brand is going to dominate very very soon.
It has been described as "Handmade costume jewelry that strikes the perfect balance between estate sale glamour and punk-rock ’tude" and a harmonious marriage of faux pearls, a Swarovski crystal, spikes, and studs".
You heard it here first!
Balenciaga Smells amazing!
We all like to smell good.. well at least I hope so! Finding that perfect scent is like finding a needle in the haystack. A perfume should represent you and make you feel good and confident. Luckily I didn't have to worry since my perfect scent was found in a Vanity Fair Gift Bag. Yes, I was lucky enough to attend the annual party at vanity fair.. I have to say the gift bags were amazing! But a real Highlight was the Balenciaga Perfume: Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum The well known parisian designer is very pricey and of course so is the perfume. Marked around £80 the perfume is not cheap. I was glad to get mine for free! (the magic word) but you probably weren't. So you'll probably want to get over to harrods to purchase the must desired perfume. So to smell hot this season grab the new season perfume! Bound to be as classic as Chanel number. 5 or Miss Dior (which also smells amazing! ) love, Need To know ;)
Special Series Ray.Bans
The new Ray Bans Priced at : £100 are just plain awesome! Black on the outside and on the inside (heres the twist) Black and white special edition cartoons! So cool.. don't you think? I was getting bored will all the average Ray Bans so I went to sunglass hut and saw them there and I just had to get them. They give the classic back ray ban more of a unique look. I know what your thinking its the UK when am I going to be wearing sunglasses the weathers crap and grey. Its true most of us have not seen the sun since summer holidays, but I assure you that we have easter holidays, half term were hopefully were going away to sunny hot places (after the capital VIP parties of course ;) !) These Ray bans would look hot in the South of France, Italy, Greece, California, Florida and if you're lucky saint Barths! So hurry up and go buy them before they all sell out! I promise you everyone will look good in these <3
Fendi For You
We all know Fendi and most of us also know the price of Fendi! Usually its hard to find something under 1000 pounds... Not anymore!! Fendi Charms are the new thing ;) marked at $55/35 pounds (each) Anyone can get them. The Ultra sleek and stylish charms has the logo on them for all to see that you are wearing Fendi. Its the perfect addition to your wardrobe. They'll look good with anything. Super Simple as well. You can read more about them in this weeks teen vogue: http://www.teenvogue.com/ Price friendly, super sleek and cute, goes with anything and everything! What more could you want in a charm?
No Makeup? Come on Kim
Looks like there's a new trend... Less is more! Less makeup that is. The trend is catching on quick with some of the hottest people in modeling and acting and even TV hosts? Yes its true Kim looked pretty hot without makeup. Im sure we all would of loved to believe that her awesomely good looks were because of touch ups and makeup.. We were wrong! Kims naturally amazing Looking (GASP) Famous for being ultra curvy and sexy and totally gorgeous Kim has shown the world its not all fake in fact its very real. People like Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (hosts of the "Today" show) all went bare. The trend supposedly was started by Jessica Simpson and is moving quickly threw hollywood. Maybe you might want to give it a try? It worked for Kim!
Impress Tatler with the latest trends
For those who are Facebook friends with Capital VIP you will have noticed that Tatler, yes Tatler!, are coming to La Fiesta. They will be looking for people to premiere in their bystander column.
So if you want to be in it, you have to get noticed. The Heaven and Hell theme this Monday is the perfect opportunity to dress up and get in the prints. Alternatively some of you might want to glam up in some trendy threads and get spotted as the next Bright Young Thing. If that is the case I might have found the perfect new Italian label to help you achieve this.
MSGM has been recognised as one of the best new emerging designers. The label can be found on the shop floors of Harvey Nichols, Joyce, Lane Crawford, Matches and Browns.
Have a look at their wares and impress you mates!
See you @ La Fiesta. ROLL ON MONDAY!!!
Fashionistas take note!
The word out is out! Charlotte Taylor is one to watch and def. one to be seen wearing. Her blog - http://charlotte-taylor.blogspot.com/ - has progressively been achieving cult status amongst the die hard fashion followers and it seems that the national press are starting to take suit. Her collections have now been featured in the Daily Telegraph and both Grazia in the UK and France. Even the celebrities are noticing her; not so long ago the lovely Fearne Cotton was seen sporting Charlotte's wares.
One of her collections has been described by the Young British Designers website as;
"An eclectic, yet cohesive ensemble of inspirations has infiltrated Charlotte Taylor's designs for her premiere LFW collection. Trashy grannies, penguins, old soap operas, movies and the eccentric within provide fuel for the fire in this bold yet elegant collection"
Check out her latest collection from LFW ASAP! Be the first at your school to be sporting Charlotte Taylor and be the envy of your friends.
Back to School Fashion tip
Right ladies.... the start of a new school year and time to impress with some ultra cool denim. We've had boyfriend jumpers, now check out these 'Boyfriend jeans'. These Levi 501's are available at Urban Outfitters for an incredible £32!
Must have footwear for the summer
Lions Rampant and Capital VIP have had a close relationship over the past two years and for the third year running Lions Rampant are sponsoring our events in Norfolk this August.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, Lions Rampant has launched this incredible espadrille fresh from Argentina and made by the famous Paez, Lions Rampant has injected its colour and style into a must have summer accessory. Available in the light blu and pink seen here or in light blue and navy blue. We say that REAL MEN wear pink!
There is a very limited stock of the new espadrilles so hurry and visit www.lionsrampant.com
I've been to few festivals over the last couple of years ranging from small scale to the three dayers and thought I should share my (limited) words of wisdom of the fashion must haves and no no's (from personal experience)!!! At most festivals everyone tries to look uber trendy but you have to remember you're basically partying in a field and comfort comes first...personally I think the hottest chicks and chickens are the ones that ooze effortlessness...skinny jeans and an old T-Shirt! Having said that pretty floral dresses (still in season this year) with big chunky boots or wellies are still winners...DEF avoid flip flops - one things for certain in the UK is its going to rain at some point - and horrid muddy feet are not that attractive plus you run the risk of getting your toes torn off when everyone gets up to dance! To help avoid the welly rub wear over the knee socks..(guys dig this look when worn with hot pants!!) If you're staying the night and going without luxuries remember to take the face wipes and keep makeup to the minimum - mascara and lipglosses can fit into a bag easily! And lastly just don't wear anything to important or expensive as it may get ruined...New Look, Primark and DP are doing great festival gear at the moment at good value so get shopping and start partying!! xxx
We’ve picked a few conversation starters. They’re not exactly your flashy Omegas or Tags but we'll save that for the serious section. These will give you something to talk about when somebody says the dreaded “sooooo…”
1. JCDC Red Pop hours Watch £129.00
And now for the boring stuff; Well the first one looks like lego, that’s it’s special asset.
The phosphor watch is the most interesting, although in the photo it may look like a toy, that’s because it’s made using electronic ink which makes it look like paper (because it pretty much is) if you want to find out more about the way it works visit here. The large display is beautiful and chrome finishing on the sides adds a touch of flash.
The Rubber player is made out of rubber, I know crazy! Oh and it has no numbers. but it does contain a diamond, a real one. And remember diamonds are a girls best friend.
The LTD is more of an in your face, “I’m crazy, deal with it” watch. It’s got a lot going on but if you’re out raving in tight white skinny jeans and a plain white T then it should suit.
The last is the Black Dice guru watch, which has a curved LED display which looks pretty sexy. If you’re not a fan of bright coloured watches then the black is sleek and stylish.Share