Coming off of a well received Spring/Summer 2010 shoe release, the first looks from the upcoming Fall/Winter 2010 mens footwear collection have already begin to surface. It appears the French designer is set to take his latest shoe collection to the next level with more bold and daring concepts. Although it borrows much from the earlier designs, the new collection pushes the boundaries by incorporating zebra patterns, leopard prints, horse hair, and even more spiked studs.
In a special union between sport and luxury, Hublot will be the first ever watchmaking company to serve as the official timekeeper for the FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on June 11th, 2010 in South Africa. In order to celebrate their monumental role in one of the biggest international sporting events in the world, Hublot is releasing a limited edition FIFA World Cup Classic Fusion watch. This Swiss timepiece has an automatic winding HUB1112 movement encased in 18ct pink gold with an adjustable black Alligator Gummy strap. In addition to the many fine details present on the watch, FIFA World Cup Trophy engravings are visible on the face at the 6 hour mark and on the case back. Only 100 pieces of this exclusive watch will be available with a price tag of ($29,500).
The Air Jordan 9 sneaker model was originally released in 1993 during Michael Jordan’s first retirement, and has since entrenched itself into the hearts and minds of sneaker lovers all over the world. Now this classic sneaker is receiving a limited edition release in the form of gold. The most notable feature of the Air Jordan 9 Retro Premio Bin 23 sneaker is the metallic gold detail, which takes over the entire shoe, but in a good way. Premium white leather provides contrast and a stamped Bin 23 seal adds the final touch needed to make this Jordan sneaker truly unforgettable. Priced at ($175), this sneaker is limited to 1,331 pairs worldwide and is expected to hit select retailers on June 5th.
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Kanye West appears to be moving on to bigger and better things, as he recently put his $3,995,000 Hollywood house up for sale. The 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom 4,214 square foot house, which was originally purchased in 2003 for $1,750,000, combines contemporary interior design with pop art. A life-size Buzz Lightyear figurine, Burton Morris’ Jetsons paintings, Takashi Murakami’s plush toys, and a fish tank in the bathroom are just a few of the many intriguing features of Kanye’s pad. If you had the funds, would you buy? I believe it would be a mistake not to, because it would definitely, as Mr. West would say, put your “swagga on a hundred thousand trillion.”
The popular Space Invaders video game was first created in 1978 by Japanese gaming company Taito and quickly became one of the most iconic games the world has ever known. Interest in the classic arcade game began to fade, and it was later restored in 1998 by a French street artist known as ‘Invader’ who painted images of the characters in cities all over the world such as Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and Tokyo. Having crossed over into art, Space Invaders has now made its way into fashion in the form of a luxury pendent ($133) due to the collaboration between La Tête Au Cube and silverware designers Christofle. The pendant is made from silver and can be worn as a necklace or key ring.
R&B singer Rihanna was spotted rocking the white Christian Louboutin Louis sneaker ($835) from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection. This Louis sneaker features white leather covered with sliver toned studs on an off-white rubber sole. Before their release, many people were on the edge about these sneakers. How do you feel about them now that you’ve seen Rihanna in a pair?