Designed Susan Rosen & Steinmetz Diamonds teamed up to make the most expensive bikini out there.
Featuring over 150 carats of D flawless diamonds, along with a 51 carat flawless pear shaped diamond; a 30 carat emerald cut diamond; two 15 carat round diamonds & a pair of eight pear shaped diamonds which were all set in platinum, this bikini was basically rock-solid.
The infamous bikini made its debut on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition back in 2005, with supermodel Molly Sims enjoying the shoot & suit of her life.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, crown prince of the United Arab Emirates of Dubai, purchased the female camel for 10 million dirhams (2.72 million dollars) at a camel beauty pageant in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi.
When you are a crown prince and can have any camel in the world, what are the criteria for making the final decision? Reportedly Sheikh Hamdan fell for what he said were eight of the most perfect camel toes that he had ever seen.
Amiri, quoted by the official WAM news agency, made the remarks on the sidelines of the nine-day beauty pageant which opened on Wednesday in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. More than 10,000 camels, including females which are the fasting racing camels, from across the Gulf are competing for prize money totalling around 9.5 million dollars.
The contest is part of a camel festival in Abu Dhabi that aims to celebrate and preserve the region’s cultural heritage. Camel racing is a popular sport in this region of the world and female camels are known for their superior speed.
Hairstylist Stuart Phillips is currently the official stylist for the annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. His clients include Jean-Claude Van Damme & Ivana Trump, but Phillips recently gained more fame for being entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive haircut ever.
Here’s the situation: millionaire Beverley Lateo couldn’t go without her dear ole Stuart cutting her hair, even though she was in Italy. So what did she do? Of course, the lady paid a pretty pence for a first-class ticket from London to Italia. Upon arrival, she was picked up by limousine & taken directly to Phillips’ salon where she spent the whole long day.
For a $20 investment, Chris Clark a tech entrepreneur, made the best decision in his life. He bought the domain name Pizza.com in 1994 for twenty bucks and sold it recently for almost $3 million.
A week’s worth of anonymous bidding at an online auction site had pushed the price to $2.6 million, compared to the fact that most domain names go for around $2000, we’d say Clark has a good deal on his hands and a great pie going in his favor.
The 10-course feast is being touted as a “once-in-a-lifetime inspirational dinner.” On April 5, Bangkok’s five-star Lebua hotel will treat 50 favored guests to a repast prepared by a glittering array of Michelin-starred chefs. To thank the guests for their loyalty to the hotel, Lebua plans to spend $300,000 for the meal. Accustomed though they may be to showy p.r. stunts, social activists are nonetheless up in arms over this particular act of epic extravagance. The reason? The banquet comes with a pre-dinner commitment to what the Lebua’s p.r. mavens have dubbed “emotional tourism.” Hours before digging into truffles and foie gras, the 50 diners will fly by private jet to a village in central Thailand to see how impoverished Thais manage to get by without regular infusions of Brittany lobster and Bresse chicken.
Originally, three Michelin-starred chefs — Alan Soliveres, Michel Trama and Jean-Michel Lorain — were to have catered the dinner, for a fee of $8,000 each. But the trio pulled out last month after European media assailed the hotel group for not committing any of its own money to helping the indigent Thai villagers. Lebua responded by saying it hopes the rural visit will spur some of the assembled guests to donate cash of their own. And the hotel assures potential diners that it has found Michelin-starred replacement chefs — although it will not release their names, presumably for fear that they, too, might be pressured by negative publicity into withdrawing from the event.
Lebua certainly knows all about hosting lavish feasts. Last year, the hotel organized an event it modestly titled “The Epicurean Masters of the World,” a Michelin-starred extravaganza at a cost per head of 1 million baht (around $28,000). Despite the hefty check, the dinner event was fully booked — and it received its share of official criticism, coming at a moment when Thailand’s then-ruling military junta was unveiling an economic policy based, in part, on scaling back ostentatious shows of wealth. The dinner also mystified many ordinary Thais, who are used to dining on some of the world’s tastiest street food for no more than a dollar a plate. [...]