#ThrowbackThursday In case you missed it, “El Jefe” Jason Arasheben was the focus of an article a while back on Forbes.com. What’s equally impressive is the comparison to British billionaire jeweler Laurence Graff and the inspiring stories of their individual roads to success.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“For Arasheben, better known as Jason of Beverly Hills, the [Diamond Ring Pop for Mariah Carey] was merely the latest in a slew of diamond-encrusted creations for some of the biggest names in the entertainment world. Over the past few years, Arasheben has done work for the likes of Michael Jackson, LeBron James, Nas and Rihanna, as well as European socialites and members of the Saudi royal family……Inspired in part by a FORBES cover story on billionaire jeweler Laurence Graff, who once sailed to the middle of the Mediterranean to deliver a cache of diamonds to Oracle founder Larry Ellison on his yacht, Arasheben has earned a reputation for a similar sort of outlandishness, albeit on a slightly smaller scale.”
Bawse. Happy Thursday! ~vK
Tom Ford is about that ranch life.
Although I could hardly see the fashion cowboy steering cattle; a peaceful day on the prairie watching the horses gallop on the countryside isn’t too far of a reach. Especially if the backdrop is this stunning 24,000 acre equestrian ranch, designed for Ford by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The sleek, fortress-like walls and modern design make for spectacular views of the wilderness that surrounds.
Ford reportedly would visit family in this rural Santa Fe area when he was younger, later opting to build a home there after his success in the fashion industry.
Home on the range ~vK
Following the much talked about 2013 Met Ball, The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released an accompanying book, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, featuring a look at the style trend sent shock waves through 70′s and made a huge impact on pop culture. The books author, Andrew Bolton says that the focus of the exhibition is on punk as “aesthetic” rather than “attitude”.
PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ is the official catalogue to accompany the eponymous exhibition of the same name at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. The 240 page volume considers the vitality of the punk aesthetic and its impact on high fashion, from the do-it-yourself ethos of punk’s originators to the perfection defined by its couture descendants.
This exhibit and catalog are definitely ones to see. If you can’t get enough punk, or for more information on the exhibit, there’s a ton of great images at The Metropolitan Museum of Art website HERE. Or you can just grab your favorite motorcycle jacket and head over to Met for a visit; the exhibit runs May 9th- August 14th ~vK
Over the weekend, The American Heart & Stroke Association held their 23rd Annual Heart Ball at the lovely Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The purpose of the night was to recognize donors, volunteers and individuals impacted by heart disease.
The French Cabaret themed event began with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, at which Jason of Beverly Hills jewelers provided a limited edition diamond bracelet and other gifts to be auctioned off for charity.
The Las Vegas Heart Ball is a major fundraising event benefiting research, public education and community programs of the American Heart Association, and the premier social event in recognition of its mission-related activities in Las Vegas. The emphasis of this year’s event will be raising awareness for congenital heart defects. More info HERE.
Jason of Beverly Hills is turning up the Bellagio Hotel once again for another night with the high-rollers at HYDE Nightclub in Las Vegas.
All paying tables will receive complimentary swag bags with special prizes from JBH, and the biggest spender of the night will walk away with a diamond bracelet worth $3000.00
The bottle popping competition gets pretty stiff at Hyde so be prepared to celebrate (responsibly) all night; but when was that ever a bad thing? ~vK
Today we are throwing it back to June 16, 2011 for the unveiling of the one-of-a-kind, Nike Dunk Hi shoe, from Las Vegas based sneaker shop CRSVR and Jason of Beverly Hills. The original shoe was a collaboration with Nike and ?uestlove of The Roots and featured an over-sized strap and a silhouette of the drummers’ signature afro. The remixed JBH version has 10 carats of white and black diamond accents on the tongue and strap of the shoe and is worth a cool $20,000.
Check out our #ThrowbackThursday video of the Nike Dunk Hi dubut at the CRSVR store inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas.
Custom ?uestlove Nike Dunk Hi sneaker from CRSVR and Jason of Beverly Hills
Like a character out of some ancient fairy tale, Russian artist Leonid Tishkov can’t seem to go anywhere without a human-sized crescent moon by his side. Be it Paris, Austria or Taiwan, the artist can usually be found with his lunar travel mate in tow, lounging on rooftops or dangling off the edge of a boat in scenes that take us back to our favorite childhood books.
Tishkov’s most recent obsession — a love affair with an illuminated, man-made moon — tugs at the heartstrings of any romantic soul. He’s documented the entire experience in a photography project called “Private Moon,” inviting viewers to glimpse intimate moments of his strange adventures.
The Huffington Post has a great interview wit Tishkov where he explains his first “encounter” with his glowing moon and how he finds inspiration in the world of mythological creatures and fairy tales. Check out the full interview HERE.
SOURCE: Huffington Post