NFL’s #3 Pick Dante Fowler Rocks the Gold Carpet in Gold-Studded Christian Louboutin Loafers

In a media spectacle reminiscent of the Oscars, the 261-pound Dante Fowler rocked the gold carpet at NFL Draft Day sporting a white suit with crimson piping, gold-and-white bow tie and $7,000 gold-studded Christian Louboutin loafers — with red soles. He was escorted by his mom, Lanora.

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The explosive rookie defensive end from the University of Florida, who clearly has an eye for style and can run the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, was drafted #3 in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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In a video posted on Twitter, the 6 foot 3 inch powerhouse is shown excitedly opening a box containing his blinged-out shoes. Bright-eyed like a kid on Christmas morning, Fowler said, “You know, if your going do it big, then do it big. You know I’m here to stand out and that’s what I’m going to do.”

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It’s not every day that a fashion magazine gets breathless over a sports figure, but InStyle.com headlined its coverage this way: “These $7,000 Christian Louboutins Stole the Show at Day One of the NFL Draft.” The reporter pointed out, “You couldn’t see the flash of red sole until Fowler walked across the stage as a newly drafted Jacksonville Jaguar, but what a detail: it picked up the crimson piping on his white tux. It’s quite a step up from cleats!”

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On the gold carpet, Fowler summed up his fashion strategy: “It’s something unique, something different. I’m just a guy that wants to do different things. I’m a guy that’s into fashion, so it’s something I wanted to do for a little minute.” He told former pro Deion Sanders, “You look good, you feel good, you play good.”

Fowler told the Associated Press that the idea to wear the gold-studded shoes to this high-profile event was inspired by fellow Florida alum Joe Haden, who wore the exact same design to his wedding in July 2013. At the time, it was reported that the cornerback, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, had to settle for shoes one size too small because they were the only pair available in the U.S.

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Fowler also had trouble sourcing the shoes, but eventually tracked them down. After he solved the shoe challenge, he had to pick a suit to match. In the Twittersphere, many observers noted that if the young man plays as well as he dresses, the Jaguars have certainly struck gold.

Images: Twitter/NFL; SI.com screen captures; NFL.com screen captures.

 

 

 

Report: Beyonce’s Next Video Will Feature the Diva Strutting in $345,000 Diamond Stilletos

The internet is buzzing about Beyoncé’s newest bling — an eye-popping pair of $345,000 diamond stilettos that she’ll likely wear in an upcoming music video.

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House of Borgezie owner Christopher Shellis confirmed that he toiled more than two months to hand set 65.50 carats of diamonds — 1,300 in all — onto a special-edition pair of 18-karat white gold stilettos for the 33-year-old Queen Bey.

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“All I can say at the moment is there is a more than very good chance that they are going to be in the next Beyoncé video,” the Birmingham, England-based designer told Footwear News.

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The publication reported that the custom shoes will take the name Stella Constellation, but will be similar in style and opulence to Borgezie’s Princess Constellation — a design that the company likes to call the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

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“They are the crown jewels of stilettos. They’re a bit like the 1960s E Type Jag — it doesn’t matter what you do, you’re not going to improve on them,” Shellis told the Mirror. “Occasionally in a designer or artist’s life there may come a moment in time when you stand back and [realize] you may just have created your finest work so far. I think this is truly that moment.”

In 2010, Shellis made headlines with his Eternal Borgezie Diamond Stilettos — shoes designed in 18-karat yellow gold and featuring 2,200 brilliant-cut diamonds. At the time, he revealed that he had to reinvent the fundamental principal of the classic stiletto construction, using a fluted heel shape reminiscent of a lily stamen.

“The result is not so much a shoe, but rather a fine piece of jewelry that can be miraculously, yet practically, worn as the ultimate feminine adornment,” Shellis said.

Shellis is comfortable incorporating elements of jewelry design into his fine footwear because he has more than 25 years of experience in the jewelry field, including diamond setting, gold and silversmithing and precious metal casting.

The House of Borgezie owner likes to promote the fact that he offers a 1,000-year warranty on his top-of-the-line stilettos. So, when Beyoncé’s descendants wear out a heel or brake a strap by the year 3015, the repair should be completed for free.

“Always having a warranty for a piece of jewelry gives you piece of mind, especially for a jewelry piece like that. Although this is not a shoe Beyonce can wear when she is performing, otherwise Christopher Shellis should make a couple back ups. Designing a diamond-platinum shoe is  definitely on m bucket list”, says Koorosh our master designer.

Credits: Stilettos via Borgezie.com, Beyoncé via Getty Images.

 

 

‘Sunrise Ruby’ becomes the highest-selling ruby ever, hammer price of $30 Million

The 25.59-carat, pigeon-blood-red “Sunrise Ruby” completely blew away all estimates and records yesterday when it sold for an astounding $30.4 million at a Swiss Auction.

A close-up of the gorgeous, record-breaking Ruby ring. Courtesy Sothebys.com

A close-up of the gorgeous, record-breaking Ruby ring. Courtesy Sothebys.com

Sotheby’s described The Sunrise Ruby — Lot 502 of the May 12 sale — as a superb and extremely rare ruby and diamond ring by Cartier. The cushion-shaped ruby is set between two shield-shaped white diamonds weighing 2.47 carats and 2.70 carats, respectively.

A grading report by Gübelin states that the ruby is of Burmese origin and exhibits a well-proportioned cutting style.

Notes the report, “Its vivid but saturated color, poetically referred to as pigeon blood red, is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements in the stone, typical and characteristic for the finest rubies of Mogok.”

The Ruby ring examined before being put up for auction last night. Image courtesy of Sothebys.com
The Ruby ring examined before being put up for auction last night. Image courtesy of Sothebys.com

The Sunrise Ruby easily eclipsed initial investor’s estimates of a hammer price between $12-18 million, soaring past the necessary $25 million mark to become the most expensive gem that wasn’t a diamond ever sold.

“Something like this ruby is rarer than even once-in-a-lifetime. This is a millennium piece,” said Chief Designer Koorosh Daneshgar, owner of Wedding Bands & Co. “The beauty of the stone, how perfectly it’s cut…it’s something that can only be described as flawless. It is as much a work of art as it is a gorgeous stone.”

“This is exactly the kind of feeling you want when you design a ring as well – something that can’t be found anywhere else, that is flawless. You want your own work of art, like this stone, which will be worth more than $30 million. With the right amount of creativity, skill and care, it will be priceless.”

One of the beautiful ruby pieces designed by Koorosh Daneshgar.
One of the beautiful ruby pieces designed by Koorosh Daneshgar.

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