‘Tis the season for outlandish product collaborations all vying to catch your eye in time for Black Friday (not that we’re complaining). This year brings us a team-up between Starbucks and Swarovski to peddle you some crystal-covered Starbucks swag. I’m not going to lie, they could make for really cute presents, even with their semi-steep price. For roughly $100, you can get your favorite caffeine addict (or yourself) a gold tumbler (which comes with an accompanying wooden box for reasons I can’t explain) or a gold mug with a special-edition bag of coffee. If you’re looking to spend a little less, you can settle for a Starbucks cup ornament, which is really the most aesthetically pleasing of all the options anyway. The reason most of us go to Starbucks is that same “treat yourself” mentality that compels us to spend $4 on whipped-cream covered pumpkin slush blends, so it kind of makes perfect sense that they’re inviting us to take that a step further by blinging out our morning coffee routine. The crystal goodies are available online and will be on shelves in some stores November 12. Apparently Starbucks collaborations have a tendency to sell out, so get your shopping on early if you want in! [SheFinds]
“Alice in Wonderland” has already spawned a nail polish line and jewelry designed by Tom Binns and Stella McCartney, but now the movie has inspired Swarovski-encrusted items as well. Disney worked with the crystal brand to create four different pieces — two necklaces and two rings — which incorporate the Queen of Heart’s symbol and the Cheshire Cat. Personally, if I were going to buy Swarovski, this wouldn’t be my chosen purchase. But for hardcore fans of the film, these seem like ideal collectibles. Still to come are two more items: a stopwatch and the rose gold sparrow necklace worn by Alice. [Racked] Keep reading »
For my teeny tiny Christmas tree in my Manhattan apartment, I purchased one of those flimsy contraptions, certainly built to only last one season. But this Swarovski-encrusted tree stand is putting me to shame. It’s shiny, fancy, and really, really expensive at $14,770. Could this be the very best present under a tree? [Born Rich] Keep reading »
It will soon be the 70th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” premiere. (Damn, Dorothy, you done got old.) In celebration, Swarovski has teamed up with a handful of shoe designers including Christian Louboutin, Betsey Johnson, and Oscar de la Renta to reinterpret the ruby slippers for the modern age. We’re melting at the sight of what they came up with! Diane von Furstenberg‘s cute round pump is subtle with delicate crystals on the toe. Manolo Blahnik went super sexy with a pointy toe adorned with a Poinsettia-like pin. Keep reading »
First, there was the “murse.” Then, there was “manty-hose.” Now, there are sparkly “penis plugs.” While they’re not entirely new, these penile accessories are enjoying a renewed surge in popularity.
Instead of plain ones, men who love to trick out their dicks have options galore from Swarovski-studded to titanium-tipped. Fancy!
The plugs are inserted into the tip of the penis. Despite the ouch factor, the appeal of the plug is that it’s visually-pleasing and sexually-stimulating. They’re also financially-draining. As with any custom accessory, you have to get professionally fitted, and it will run you $150 or more. But if that’s your best asset, why not show it off? Keep reading »
We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »