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Oh, that’s a nice dress… It only cost 48 MILLION RAND… I’ll take two!

Hiya Poutlings

There’s a long time trend of creating mega-expensive things like gold and diamond nail polishes, jewellery topped cupcakes, and whatnot. Well, the most expensive dress costs  ₤3.5 million, roughly R48 million, yes, you read that right, R48,000,000, it weighs 13 kilograms since it’s embellished with twenty five two carat black diamonds plus twenty five more on the shurg.

The dress is designed by Debbie Wingham, a self-taught designer from Britain whose dresses have worn such celebrities as Kate Winslet, Dita Von Teese, Hilary Swank and others.

The floor length gown features black diamond encrushed peplum and a shoulder shrug as well as the “fine beading and delicate pointer white diamonds set in white gold iwth a very fine chain mail detail“. Debbie Wingham’s collection of diamond dresses was showcased at the Billionaires Club, in Monte Carlo, The Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev, Ukraine and Russia.

For her future design plans Debbie Wingham is going to do a Diamond Cut Jeans collection with limited edition of just 750 black diamond cut jeans and 1500 white diamond cut jeans.

The next showcases of her work will take place in Dubai, Switzerland, Mumbai and the USA.

Black diamonds seem to be a thing lately. The black diamond nail polish from Azature with a $250,000 price tag contains 267 carat ground black diamonds, the one Kelly Osbourne wore to the 2012 Emmys.

What do you think about the black diamond dress?

I believe people clearly have more money than sense. No one can doubt that Debbie Wingham’s creations are beautiful, but when was the last time you saw someone wearing a dress that could quite happily feed, clothe, educate a third world country?

I know we all at some stage may have splurged bought items when we’re shopping that we KNEW were too expensive, but really, this is a whole other level.



Filed under Beauty, Celebrities, Clothing, Designers, Fashion, Girly Stuff, Models

You Go Girl, or should I say Dame?

According to a recent L.A. fitness poll which surveyed 2000 people, 66 year old actress, Dame Helen Mirren wins the best body award for 2011 knocking the likes of Pippa Middleton,Elle MacPherson, Kelly Brook, Jenifer Lopez and several other hotties to take down the crown. The results were as follows:

  1. Helen Mirren – 17.65%
  2. Elle MacPherson – 10.6%
  3. Kelly Brook –  8.35%
  4. Jennifer Lopez –  6.6%
  5. Cheryl Cole –  5.35%
  6. Myleene Klass –  4.2%
  7. Holly Willoughby – 4.1%
  8. Pippa Middleton-  4%
  9. Kate Winslet –  3.9%
  10. Nicole Scherzinger –  3.8%

Topping the list on the males side was David Beckham, shortly followed by our lastest Bond – Daniel Craig and Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt were not far behind. Their results were as follows:

  1. David Beckham – 21%
  2. Daniel Craig – 15.75%
  3. Johnny Depp – 10.25%
  4. Brad Pitt –  9.35%
  5. Peter Andre –  6.65%
  6. David Hasselhoff –  3.55%
  7. Rafael Nadal – 3.3%
  8. Ryan Reynolds –  3%
  9. Robbie Williams –  2.3%
  10. Simon Cowell – 1.95%

Tony Orme, marketing director for LA fitness, said: “Helen ­Mirren’s victory in our Best Body poll illustrates how, when it comes to body maintenance and wellbeing, age really is nothing but a number.”

Dame Hellen has not said much about achieving this title, but since she recently became a spokesperson for Wii Fit Britain, may be saying enough without saying anything at all!

British actress Helen Mirren poses for photographers next to her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Happy pouting and remember, age is but only a number!




Filed under Celebrities, Fitness