PHARRELL WILLIAMS AND LOUIS VUITTON LAUNCH FASHION JEWELRY LINE
Singer & producer Pharrell Williams and designer Camille Miceli will unveil a new fine jewelry collection named Blason. The collaboration between the two will be launched with fashion house Louis Vuitton. Williams first teamed up with the prestigious fashion line in 2004, when the he and A Bathing Ape (known worldwide for their BAPES sneakers) creator Nigo created the “Millionaire” line of sunglasses for the company. The Blason jewelry line, which features four separate themes, features yellow and white gold in diamonds.
The average price tag for the pieces will be anywhere from $2,000 to over $600,000. Williams and Miceli will debut the expensive line to the public on January 21st, followed by a private party at a Mansion in Paris. While details have yet-to-be announced, the Blason jewelry line will be available in Louis Vuitton stores across the world starting this spring. If you’re going to miss the $2,000 after it’s gone, then I suggest you not take part in the purchase of this highly expensive line of jewelry! I don’t want anyone to get put out on the streets because they decided to use the money for their mortgage and utility bills to buy some jewelry from Pharrell.
Check out upcoming business ventures from Jay-Z and Dr. Dre after the jump!
DR. DRE ASSISTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW LINE OF HEADPHONES
Spring 2008 will also see “Beats by Dre,” a collaboration between rapper/producer Dr. Dre and Monster, a leading manufacturer of professional grade audio equipment, and Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope, Geffen, and A&M Records. These headphones are specially designed to relay audio the way music producers like Dre hear it when they’re listening to it in the studio with high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and a host of other expensive equipment. The headphones utilize a new driver technology to capture a dynamic range, low bass and clarity that conventional models can’t handle. The headphones are the first product Dr. Dre has ever endorsed (no really it is, look it up) and he says he didn’t just slap his name on it and take credit. The world-class producer actually played a part in crafting its sound.
“When I’m making a track, I’m trying to capture the sound that makes me go ‘Now that’s the shit!’ and I want that reaction from everybody who hears it,” Dre said via statement. “I spend a lot of time in the studio listening to my music through headphones … with ‘Beats,’ people are finally going to hear it the way they should: the way I do.”
Beats by Dr. Dre will come with a carrying case and Monster’s iSonitalk, a microphone/headphone adapter for iPhones. The headphones will hit the market in the spring with a price tag of about $400. I wonder how many wanna-be-producers / “MySpace” artists are gonna get their hands on these! Probably none…
JAY-Z WANTS TO OPEN FIVE NEW 40/40 CLUBS
Eff being a business man … Jay-Z is a business himself! He’s supposedly creating a “super label” with Apple, and now I hear he wants to open up 5 new 40/40 clubs. And 1 of them is in a totally different continent!
This is what a source whispered to the New York Postâ€™s gossip column Page Six:
“Jay is focusing on opening five more 40/40 clubs. He opened Las Vegas on New Yearâ€™s and up next are Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, London and Houstonâ€¦ He just didnâ€™t have time to be president of Def Jam.”
Jay-Z currently has three 40/40 clubs. One in the aforementioned Las Vegas, one in New York City, and one in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Damn Jay! Talk about making moves…