KIM Kardashian feels “honoured” to have purchased Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery. The reality TV beauty was among the bidders at the late actress’ Christie’s auction in New York this week. The fashion and jewellery pieces broke world records for the most expensive collection sold in one night. Kim was present at one of the auction days, and paid s42,000 for a set of Lorraine Schwartz jade bangles. The stunning star is thrilled with her purchase. She said: “Jade transfers energy, so I will cherish these bracelets with her energy in them for the rest of my life.” The late star’s personal items were expected to fetch s19million, but instead made s75million. The haul, which sparked a bidding frenzy, included a world-record s7.6million for a pearl necklace given to the actress by Richard Burton. It contained the “La Peregrina” pearl – once owned by Queen Mary I and King Phillip II of Spain. Burton, who was twice married to Taylor, paid s23,000 for the necklace at an auction in 1969. A 33.19-carat diamond ring also given to the actress by her actor husband was sold for s5.6million to a buyer in Asia. The jewels were part of an auction of Taylor’s … Continue reading →
Kim Kardashian has announced that she is filing for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage. Is this just another celebrity marriage that looked better on paper and in the media, or was it a great way to grab some media exposure and make a quick buck. Three Vera Wang wedding dresses each purportedly worth $20’000, $400,000 worth of Perrier Jouet champagne, invitations from Lehr & Black estimated at $10,000 and $750,000 (!) for catering for the 500 guests at the reception, $15,000, 10-tiered wedding cake with chocolate-chip icing and black and white decorations made by Hansen’s Bakery were all comped. According to an earlier publication in The New York Post the couple are set to make around $18 million.
David’s Bridal is to recreate Kim Kardashian’s custom made Vera Wang wedding dress Well, of course it’s not such a surprise. After all it didn’t take long before Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen’s wedding dress by Sarah Burton when Allen Schwartz had started working on a replica of the royal wedding dress. Similarly, Pippa Middleton’s maid-of-honour’s Alexander McQueen was copied just a few days after the Royal Wedding was on sale in Sydney. Vera Wang will work in collaboration with David’s Bridal to recreate two of the three wedding dresses that Kim Kardashian wore on her wedding on August 20th. She (Vera Wang) already has a partnership with the bridal wear giant on a lower priced line of wedding dresses – White by Vera Wang. The wedding gowns are to go on sale in February. ResellYourWedding.com – buy & sell used wedding dresses.
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