"If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficent reason
for living." Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Busy Man: Maverick Carter




When LeBron James was young and impressionable, Maverick Carter was the best player on his high school team. He must have made some impression, because Carter has been in the eye of the LeBron storm ever since. LeBron actually fired his agent and now Mr. Carter is in charge of management.

SUMMER PANTS :)



Maybe not summer pants more like "all year round pants".

Mogul: Jermaine Dupri




Jermaine has had an astonishing impact on Hip Hop. From Kriss Kross, Da Brat, Bow Wow to he and Jay-z's classic "Money Ain't a Thang". The producer extradoinaire is CEO of SO SO DEF and a former Def Jam Executive. It's great to be DEF but it's insane to be SO SO DEF!

Mercedes Hybrid: S 400


The first S-Class as a Hybrid.

Alife NYC





One of the illest men's store ever! Alife Rivington Club, Google it....lol

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Victory Trophy"


The wifey can be the best "victory trophy" but a wife that buys her hubby a "victory trophy" is even better. Khloe Kardashian copped Lamar Odom a 2010 Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe. The details said that it is a special white on white colorway and boast a hefty price tag of $443,000. The car was bought to commerate Lamar on winning his second NBA Championship.

Never trust a......




The old saying is, "NEVER trust a big (nice) butt and a smile". Is that golden saying or rule still true? I mean how much harm can come from trusting a comforting and appealing first impression?

Improve Leadership and Speaking Skills




Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.

The organization grew out of a single club, Smedley Club Number 1, which would become the first Toastmasters club. It was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, United States. Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932. Throughout its history, Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the organization serves over 250,000 members in 108 countries, through its over 12,500 member clubs (wikipedia.com).

Ghost Writer




If you love either "Girlfriends or "The Game", you should probably thank Kelsey Grammer.

Sean Combs


Behind the brands of Sean John and Bad Boy ENT. you will find the innovator Sean Combs. There are few hustle's that compare to that of Diddy's and that is why he is who he is.

Edrop-off Express Owner


Enter Corri McFadden, entrepreneur extraordinare and founder of E Drop-Off Express, a consignment biz selling luxury goods from well-heeled women all over the globe. A member of Pesa, Square Trade, and eBay's elite Power Seller Program, E-drop-off strives to achieve a higher return on your selling experience—and that goes for your buying experience as well.

One of the key elements that makes E Drop-off so successful, is their emphasis on the authenticity. Beyond a general passion for fashion, McFadden graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a Bachelor in Fashion Design, so she has more than a few copies of Vogue backing her up. We caught up with her to learn the steps her business takes to ensure authenticity before listing on eBay.

1. Check labels: First we check all labels on the handbag to ensure that they match exactly the standards of the trademark holder.

2. Check overall construction: Inauthentic handbags will have flimsy construction and the quality will not match that of an authentic handbag.

3. Check material: Next, we check to make sure that the fabrication-inside and out- is correct. We make sure that the leather is genuine and that the proper lining matches the body of the particular style.

4. Check zippers: The next step is to check for appropriately stamped and branded zippers. Inauthentic handbags will not use proper zipper pulls.

5. Check lining: Each style of handbag will have a specific lining used. We check the markings, pattern and materials of lining and ensure that they are the proper match for the particular style of handbag.

6. Check authentication marks: Most designer handbags will have their own mark of authenticity. It may be a hologram, heat stamp or date code.
We check to ensure that it is correct and ensure proper placement of it in bag.
(MODERNLUXURY.COM)

Check out the new E Drop-Off opening June 25, 2117 N. Halsted St.
773.525.7467
edropoffexpress.com

Ariel Investments Founder




John Washington Rogers, Jr. (born March 31, 1958) is an investment manager who founded Ariel Capital Management (now Ariel Investments, LLC), which is the United States' largest minority-run mutual fund firm, in 1983. He is chairman and CEO of the company. He served as the Board President of the Chicago Park District for six years in the 1990s. He was captain of the 1979–80 Ivy League co-champion Princeton Tigers men's basketball team.

He has performed other service as board member to several prominent companies, as a leader of several organizations affiliated with his collegiate alma mater, and as a leader in youth education in his native Chicago. He has been honored with the Woodrow Wilson Award for the breadth and depth of his service to many organizations.

He has been active in the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign and is a leader of the 2009 Inauguration committee. He has been a regular contributor to Forbes magazine for most of this decade (wikipedia.com).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Beckhams Caption!


Victoria to David, "I wish you would take a look"!

Laughing to the BANK


Hedge fund managers continue to laugh their selves right to the bank. Even though funds were down a few % in May, billion dollar returns are still on the horizon.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time is Money


When it comes to how long it takes for women to get dressed, is time really money? If your talking about preparation then time is more important than money. Money is a commodity when it involves women getting ready for an evening. I mean would you rather have money or a women whose looks are on the money? Tough choice!

My Fav at the Moment: Rolex Submariner




There are hundreds of Rolex styles but right now my favoritism goes to the Submariner.

Judgement Calls




The best characteristics a person can have are not tangible. Intangible qualities that are great to have include: nice, caring, loyal, smart, non judgemental, considerate, down to earth and understanding. With that being said we are judged not by what kind of person we are but rather what we have accomplished, what we are accomplishing and what we have. In this world of shallowness and superficial value, it is better to be rich and an asshole rather than being kind, considerate and making $40,000 annually. No one challenges this status quo therefore it will be this way forever............

The G-Wagon



The Mercedes G-5 can be summed up into two words, "Tangible Timelessness". Through the years Mercedes has made subtle changes to this classic. It's sort of like fine wine, it gets better with time.

No better feeling


There is no better feeling than when you know your enjoying life.

How to fix the economy?


The popular solution to this liquidity crisis seems to be figured out. Just keep printing money, more and more and more. Not only is this a f&%$#@ up solution, but it adds to the trillion dollar debt as well as devaluing of the dollar. The effect of printing more and more money is tax hikes, volatility and uncertain market conditions.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"If you like it then you should of..........."



Is putting a ring on it a great decision? It depends on who's finger the ring is being mounted on. I often think of how women are, you know considering their emotions and intuitions and all...lol. The question is, do women act better when they are married versus when they're single? If the answer is no then you are probably divorced.

"The Dinner Party"


A dinner party is a great way to have fun with friends or family. Fun is a definite, the only thing to decide is, who will host this festive evening?

Antonio Paone: Kiton CEO




Italian tailored clothing label Kiton is best known for dressing the men who control the world's most influential boardrooms, and crafting perfect suits with a definitive Neapolitan flair. The family-run business, founded by Ciro Paone, is expanding its collections to include sportswear and a fashion-forward women's collection too(elitetravelers.com).

WHITE IS IN.....AGAIN!


Since memorial day has passed, it is now officially time to pull out your Hampton-like wardrobe. This trend will be pleasantly accepted before Labor Day and not a day after.

2010 Mercedes CLS



Mercedes has released the next generation of their highly popular CLS - Class. The model will be on sale for the 2010 model year. In this car class of four door coupes their will soon be alot of competition from the Porsche Panamera, The VW Passat CC, Audi A7 and bmw will be launching a similar car(electrocar.blogspot.com).