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Hautebeast: Daniel Jacob’s Epic $6,500 Made-to-Order Nike Air Jordan 1s

It’s a good week to be a hautebeast. First, the Moncler x Kith x Asics sneaker collaboration dropped and now, we have Daniel Jacob’s epic $6,500 Made-to-Order Nike Air Jordan 1s . Daniel Jacob is Chicago native who specializes in using natural gemstones to create his one-of-a-kind bespoke sneakers, and Jacob is bringing his artisan sneaker skills to the evergreen, ever-hype Nike Air Jordan 1.

Hautebeast: Daniel Jacob’s Epic $6,500 Made-to-Order Nike Air Jordan 1s

Late November 2017, the  Jordan Brand released a mixed patent leather construction Air Jordan 1 High “Top 3 Gold” with colour block layout of gold, black and white tones, wings logo across the ankles but what Daniel Jacob has created is miles better than this by far.

Bound to turn a hypebeast into a hautebeast, Jacob’s crystal-covered made-to-order Nike Air Jordan 1 is a decorative sculpture. He calls it these limited-edition Air Jordan 1 “Golds”,  Jacob starts with premium Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle sneakers and then starts to embellish his dazzling made-to-order sneakers with over 15,000 gold Swarovski crystals.

Completely hand-set, Jacob’s bespoke Air Jordan Golds is similar to the decorative sculpture (with over 140,000 Swarovski crystals hand-set on hard resin no less) he made for the 2016 Market Art and Design show in the Hamptons but with one important distinction – you can actually wear his 2018 Air Jordan Golds.

Daniel Jacob with his sneaker sculpture at the 2016 Market Art and Design show

“My work for a long time was sculpture, and my large Air Jordan sculpture was mistaken by many as wearable, and I received hundreds of requests in the last year. So much demand but I finally decided to do a mini-launch in my favorite color of my favorite Jordans, the Pinnacle.” – Daniel Jacob to Footwear News

His latest work finally bridges the divide between epic decorative arts you are dying to wear to finally, a pair of full-on wearable Air Jordan Golds. There’s a singular pair for Daniel Jacob’s “Golds” Air Jordan 1 are available now via thedanlife.com – get these amazing $6500 bespoke sneakers before they’re gone.

Here are some other cool things Daniel Jacob has done with gemstones. Check out his instagram @thedanlife


Atelier Swarovski Autumn/Winter 2016 Jewelry

The latest collection by Atelier Swarovski is what you might call “something old and something new.” For the Autumn/Winter 2016 collections, the brand has brought us four new collaborators and their designs along with three designers who have reimagined designs from the Core Collection. From the Swarovski collective prize, winners Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, to designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, the collection showcases some interesting designs.

Peter Pilotto 'Arbol' collection for Atelier Swarovski.

Peter Pilotto ‘Arbol’ collection for Atelier Swarovski.

Take for instance the collection titled ‘Arbol’. The debut 13-piece collection by Pilotto and de Vos sees a myriad of shapes and colors come together. With patterns such as circles and squares forming the designs, the collection brings together nature and mechanical structures that were inspired by modern art. In a rhodium finish, the collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings is accompanied with Swarovski crystals in various colors.

Rosie Assoulin 'Jewel-y McHue-y' for Atelier Swarovski.

Rosie Assoulin ‘Jewel-y McHue-y’ for Atelier Swarovski.

Another Swarovski Collective member making her debut with Atelier Swarovski is Rosie Assoulin with ‘Jewel-y McHue-y.’ The designer uses traditional Georgian settings and modern materials to create a bold and understated collection. Each piece, sees the colored crystal matched with a base material of a similar shade. The result is a range of accessories for those who favor something less conventional than a metal frame.

Ye Mingzi 'Elements of the Universe' for Atelier Swarovski.

Ye Mingzi ‘Elements of the Universe’ for Atelier Swarovski.

Asian pride shines through with the next designer, Ye Mingzi. Her third collaboration is available only in the Asia Pacific Region making it one that we would love to get our hands on. Her 10-piece strong ‘Elements of the Universe’, the designs come in a rhodium finish with black diamond colored crystals and a rose gold finish with vintage rose crystals. The 12 symmetrical facets of the dodecahedron shape take center stage in double loop necklaces, drop earrings and men’s cufflinks.

Jean Paul Gaultier 'Reverse' Collection for Atelier Swarovski.

Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Reverse’ Collection for Atelier Swarovski.

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier visits the concept of perfect imperfection with his ‘Reverse’ collection. The asymmetric styles provide the wearer a chance to that can be switched and reversed according to the moods of the wearer. The crystals in the designs, are an adaptation of the designer’s multi-faceted Kaputt crystal, adding some edge to the glamorous designs.

Atelier Swarovski Autumn/Winter Core Collection 2016

Atelier Swarovski Autumn/Winter Core Collection 2016

Finally, we take a look at the three lines that make up the Atelier Swarovski Core Collection. Taking its inspiration from the rivers around the world, the ‘Kalix’ and ‘Moselle’ collections expand the existing range of accessories, while the ‘Nile’ joins the Core Collection this year. Each style, while sharing a similar inspiration, showcases various applications of crystal cuts in contemporary jewelry designs.

The Atelier Swarovski Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection will be available from Swarovski stores at ION and Tangs from September 2016.

Swarovski Activity Tracking Collection

Last month, Swarovski invited me to the Barre Studio try out its new Swarovski Activity Tracking Collection and I have to say, it was pretty impressive. To find out just how good the activity tracker was, I joined the brand for some fun at a Barre workout. I limped around for the rest of the week, much to the delight of my colleagues who have figured out just how often I work out (read: never), but at least I finally know what Barre is and just how useful an activity tracker can be.Swarovski-SS16_SPRING_CAMPAIGN-article-1

Already released in the United States, China and Hong Kong, the tracker is equipped with some of the most up-to-date activity-tracking technology from Misfit and an Activity Crystal. My favorite aspect of the tracker is that it serves more than one purpose. With versatility being the key, the user is able to switch between a sports band for workouts and a Swarovski Slake bracelet to create a fashionable accessory.Swarovski-SS16_SPRING_CAMPAIGN-article-3

To set goals and keep track of your progress, you simply have to download the Misfit app on your phone. Your progress is updated on the app through the crystal, as it synchronizes wirelessly with your smartphone. Apart from your activity, one can also create a food diary that even tracks your meals. The crystal is not only water resistant for up to 50 meters but also able to tell the time.Swarovski-SS16_SPRING_CAMPAIGN-article-2

With various styles and colours available, users are also able to mix and match the Slake and Slake Deluxe bracelets for any outfit and occasion.


Karlie Kloss is the New Face of Swarovski

Move over Miranda Kerr, for another former angel will front the campaigns to come for Swarovski. For the next two years, we can look forward to seeing Karlie Kloss as the face of the brand.

Due to be appear in a number of issues of national US magazines, the model will see herself in outdoor, television, digital and print campaigns from September. In the meantime, fans of the former Victoria’s Secret Angel can catch her in a video to be launched on the brand’s social media channel. The short and light-hearted video will feature the American model announcing the news and attempting to master the pronunciation of Swarovski.

Swarovski’s Creative Director Nathalie Colin commented on the news saying, “Karlie is someone young women look up to — her use of social media makes her accessible to a broad audience…. Karlie has an innate understanding of the digital world; we can’t wait to leverage her creativity to share inspiring stories about our jewelry and capture those emotional moments in life.”

Swarovski Teases Crystalline Hours Watch

This mysterious dazzler from Swarovski is the first automatic watch in the company’s women’s watch collection and will be revealed properly at BaselWorld 2016 (March 17-24), the world’s biggest and most important watch and jewelry fair. Blending together night and day, Crystalline Hours contains approximately 4,000 tiny faceted crystals in its case, and comes available in a white-strap version with clear crystals, or a black-strap version with black crystals. The straps are leather with an embossed crocodile structure.


The watch was created in collaboration with top watch designer Eric Giroud, and one of the plans was to make sure that “not everything gets revealed at first glance”. We of course know Giroud from his collaborations with MB&F and so might you! His involvement is intriguing… The mystery of the watch comes in the form of its “transparent” case that allows you to view the movement and the crystals from the front and the back. We know from the specifications that the case is stainless steel (or rose-gold tone plated) so perhaps the crystals are mobile, set under the sapphire crystal dome but above another sapphire crystal dial. Well that is just speculation at this point but we are certainly looking forward to learning more at BaselWorld!


The goal for Swarovski is clearly (no pun intended) to prove that technology and precision can be interpreted in a feminine way. We shall see if Crystalline Hours is indeed the crystal beauty that fits on your wrist, plays on your mind, teases your eye and complements your ballroom gown with delicacy. Consider our expectations raised!




  • Swarovski Crystalline Hours
    Dimensions: 38mm x 20cm
  • Functions: Hours, minutes
    Water Resistance: 50 meters
  • Power Reserve: NA
    Movement: Automatic, Swiss-Made
    Material: Stainless Steel, Rose-Gold tone on Black Version, Leather strap with embossed crocodile structure
Morgan x Swarovski

Morgan X Swarovski collection

Morgan x Swarovski

From November 10, for the second consecutive year, Morgan will launch a new collection created in partnership with .

Titled “Diva, The Crystal Angel,” the winter line is a tribute to Marlene Dietrich, who wore Swarovski crystals in the iconic German film “The Blue Angel,” and the pieces are inspired by glamorous 1920s cabaret styles.


Linnea Regmander

Morgan has adorned a wide range of items with Swarovski crystals: from elegant evening coats to dresses, tops, overalls, accessories and even underwear.

The collection goes on sale from November 10 in Morgan stores. Prices range from €39 to €500.

LG Swarovski OLED TV

LG’s New OLED TV Is Covered In Swarovski Crystals

LG Swarovski OLED TV

LG has partnered with Swarovski to create a one-off crystal-studded curved OLED TV, which is due to be unveiled at the IFA consumer technology show in Germany on September 5.

As well as incredible picture quality and a curved display that’s only 4mm thick, the television’s stand features 460 hand-applied luminescent Aurora Borealis crystals of three different sizes.

DON’T MISS: LG’S 105-INCH 4K TV COSTS $120,000

The resulting effect, according to LG, is “a subtle but elegant sparkling pattern that turns a cutting-edge television into a work of art.”

 is becoming the go-to company when manufacturers want to make their electronic devices that bit more desirable!

And, as well as this one-off television, a Swarovski crystal-encrusted strap for Samsung’s latest smartwatch will also be on display at this year’s IFA.

S4 crystal

Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition

Samsung recently launched a Crystal Edition of the Galaxy S III mini in Germany, and now it will be launched another Crystal Edition device, this time with the Galaxy S4, in Thailand.

S4 crystal

Samsung’s new Galaxy SIV Crystal Edition adds a white faux leather rear casing embedded in Swarovski crystals to the signature smartphone. The device, which is exclusive to Thailand, costs 20,300 baht (that’s $630 or €460), and its production is limited to just 3,500 examples.

The standard Galaxy SIV is currently the most popular branded Android handset on sale. In terms of premium smartphones, only the iPhone sells in higher quantities.

Samsung GALAXY S III mini Crystal Edition

Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini Swarovski crystal edition

Samsung has teamed up with Swarovski to breathe new life and elegance into its SIII Mini handset. The revamped handset, currently exclusive to Germany, is decorated with over 100 crystals.

Samsung GALAXY S III mini Crystal Edition

In all, the smartphone features 166 crystals in a curving wave pattern across the back panel. Other than that, the phone remains untouched, no crystals replacing the homekey or running along the display’s sides. And behind the back panel it’s the same story.

The phone still has the same processor, RAM, screen size, cameras, resolution and operating system as the stock version. The Galaxy SIII Crystal Edition is on sale now for €299.

Queen Elizabeth II in her 3D glasses

Queen’s 3D Swarovski glasses for Christmas speech

Queen Elizabeth II in her 3D glasses

Queen Elizabeth capped off a remarkable year — that included her Diamond Jubilee and  the London Olympics — with a high-tech Christmas message to the nation.

To watch a preview, the Queen wore her own pair of customised 3D glasses, decorated on each side with the letter Q made from Swarovski crystals.
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aurora led dress

Aurora Swarovski LED Dress by CuteCircuit

aurora led dress

The Aurora Dress is a spectacular piece of haute couture which was designed by CuteCircuit exclusively for an opera performance hosted by Swiss company Breitling.

Designed with a daring plunging neckline adorned with hundreds of Svarovski crystals, this unique evening gown creates a stunningly elegant silhouette.

Made with silk taffeta and chiffon, the Aurora Dress includes LEDs technology that creates many different patterns, from sparkly colours to an incredible fall of rainbow.
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amosu couture valentine pink swarovski iphone 4

Pink iPhone 4 for Valentine’s Day

amosu couture valentine pink swarovski iphone 4

Just in time for the Valentine’s Day, Amosu Couture has festooned the Apple iPhone 4 with Swarovski crystals and a matching rose pink back.

The Amosu Couture Valentine Pink Swarovski iPhone 4 has been decked out with over 500 Swarovski crystallized element stones that adorn its frame.

It is priced at £2,699 ($4,400) and you have the possibility to engrave the back with a love message and choose your favorite color for the crystals.
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Black Cancan Millésime 2000

Piper Heidsieck – Black Cancan Millesime 2000

Black Cancan Millésime 2000

Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with Champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck on two new bottles – Black Cancan Millésime 2000 and the Piper-Heidsieck French Cancan.

The Cabaret-inspired French Cancan bottle is dressed in black latex, fishnets and ruby masquerade mask at the neck.

The Black Cancan Millésime 2000’s adornments include a Swarovski Crystallized stocking, a studded collar of diamond-cut crystals, and a JPG seal.
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Crystal Christmas dress

A Crystal Christmas by Swarovski at Harrods

A Crystal Christmas by Swarovski at Harrods

A dress costing £230,000, embellished with more than 150,000 Swarovski crystals, will go on display at Harrods this week as part of its Crystal Christmas event.

The Ralph & Russo-designed dress will be the centrepiece of the department store’s Swarovski-sponsored window displays over the festive season.

The dress, inspired by the decadence of the Twenties, took more than 25 people working on it and is the result of hundreds of hours of man hours.
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Fila Swarovski

Fila X Swarovski

Fila Swarovski

In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Italian brand created the very special FILA FX2 limited edition shoes, covered with 1,000 Swarovski crystals.

Available in two colors and eco-safe (with anti-fur design), the collection is limited to only 100 pairs worldwide.

Perfectly combining sportiness and elegance, the FILA FX2 sport shoes also boast the “100th anniversary” logo at the back of the shoe, covered with gold foil.
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Amenity Kits Tags

Etihad teams up with Swarovski

Amenity Kits Tags

Etihad Airways has launched new amenity kits for male and female passengers travelling in First class on flights between Abu Dhabi and selected cities.

In the following weeks, the new kits will be made available progressively across the airline’s First class long-haul route network.

Women’s kits include moisturises, lip balm and hand cream from La Prairie as well as a Swarovski crystal adorned black purse suitable for storing cosmetics.
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