Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Lets go to war with style and grace.

If only international beefs were settled in a game of Chess. It would be so much classier and a lot less blood would be spilled.

As a child I used to settle disputes with board games such as Chess and Monopoly but never would I have dreamed of this.

If you and I have a score to settle I guarantee you a glittery ass whipping with one of these.

It took 30 artisans 4500 hours to make this one set using 1168.75 grams of 14k white gold and approximately 9900 black and white diamonds weighing a total of 186.09 carats.

This is enough to get me back into the habit of playing Chess everyday.

I really did used to play chess everyday

Let's be serious for a second

This song is serious. From the video which resembles the style of some graphic novels to the lyrics which clearly have a political theme.

I don't know anything about the artists, all I do know is that this is art.

Fate is not fair to us mere mortals!

This is just not fair...

How does somebody get to be so perfect. I mean, I'm hot. I'm really hot but this is just totally unreal. This level of perfection is not humanly possible. It's outworldly. That is why I have come to the conclusion that...

Tornado of Gladiators is not human.

No Homo

Monday, 29 September 2008

I'll cut my toes off to make them fit!

Where do I even begin. These trainers are not to die for because if I died I wouldn't be able to enjoy them. These trainers are to kill for and I think I would slaughter a whole nation to own a pair.

Covered in 24-karat gold, you know I know you know that these were made for me. So if you would like to turn me into a modern day Cinderella then head on down to Just Another Rich Kid and drop the £2702.50 you were wondering what to do with.

There are only 5 pairs so be quick

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Paco Rabanne 1 Million...

The bottle of this fragrance was designed with me in mind. It looks like a gold ingot/bar, it's amazing.

Oh and it smells good too. Check out the advert below...

I'm selling one on Ebay if you want it
Click Here

Friday, 26 September 2008

The only piece of luggage fit for Mr Crown


Samsonite have made my suit case of dreams. Limited to only 30 pieces worldwide, designers at Samsonite's Black Label have teamed up with Swarovski to produce this re-edition of one of their 1920’s trunks. Just look at what they have done...

It makes me weep.

I don't really know what else to say. Something so epic doesn't require my paltry words. I feel as though the English language is totally inadequate to describe how the sight of this amazing piece of beauty makes me feel.

I am actually being serious when I say that this thing has brought a tear to my eye.
It will be available from a few places, Colette being one of them.

Image courtesy of High Snobiety

This is well overdue...

But take a look at the bag that the lovely people over at Mat&Nat gave to me as a press gift. It's the best quality bag I've ever owned in my life.

Get yours here!

Here is a much better picture, mine is a bit crappy...

T-Magic: Loaded With Meaning

One of the coolest street artists had the private viewing of his exhibition on Brick Lane. The thing I like about T-Magic is that his work exudes positivity. Take a look...

This is the piece I got to know him by. It was printed on a t-shirt which was the first thing I featured in SUPERSUPER when I was appointed fashion coordinator...

I love this one...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Shameless Advertising!


Nobody has any money. Myself included so I have decided to flog my wares on Ebay, the answer to all our prayers.

Click here to buy!

There is the link now give me your money!

I know it is very shameless of me to be advertising my Ebay goods on here but this is my blog after all. I'll do with it what I will.

A day in the life of Mr Crown...

Today has been quite an interesting day. I say interesting because I don't really know how else to describe it but for those of you who ever wondered what it was like to be me, (I know all of you have) this is a typical example of a regular day as Niyi Crown.

(This is a very long post however the ending is worth it all)

I woke up this morning and got ready for work. Before I left I spoke with Annoushka from the Bape press office to arrange an appointment to view the Spring/Summer 09 collection.

(Oh my sweet shitties, as I type this I can hear a mouse squeaking from the other side of the room. I've never heard this before, I thought mouse squeaking was just an urban legend)

So I left my house to get on the bus to the office and there was a crazy woman in the street near the bus stop going ballistic because nobody had a lighter for her to light her cigarette. I would have offered her mine but I was a little intimidated by the fact that her ass was hanging out of her trousers from where she had been stamping her feet like a kid throwing a tantrum. Cellulite is not sexy!

So I got to the office and had to leave shortly after my arrival because there was a press day for me and Dominik (assistant) to attend. We went to view the Lee Cooper and Jean Charles De Castelbajac collaboration. I did a few fashion returns while Dominik went back to the office.

After making the returns I called up George (tech editor) to organize the return of a Sony Ericsson phone that he was testing. Turns out that he was near Selfridges so I walked over to meet him. He gave me the phone after exchanging our greetings and stood chatting for a few minutes before I decide that I wanted to take a trip into Selfridges. We walked through the jewelery section (obviously) and into the Wonder Room (again, obviously) still talking and making comments as we passed by the amazing objects of desire. Our conversation soon turned into me totally just bitching about how life isn't great and how it could be so much better when the lady behind the till decided to join in. Without going into too much detail me and Taline get to talking about fashion (turns out she's a designer). We exchange details and then something realy weird happens. She just pulled out 2 back issues of WOUND magazine (which I love) and says I can take them. She putt them in a nice yellow bag and says here you go.

Freebies from selfridges are always good right? Anyway the fabulousness of the situation quickly came to an end as my mouth slowly filled with blood due to the fact that I had bitten the inside of my cheek. Thankfully I was well on my way back to the office so nobody could see the horrid face I was pulling. Before all of this though I bump into superstar Video Director Mo Ali. This was the first time we had met in person so it was a nice greeting. Through out our whole conversation all I remember thinking is "WOW I'm jealous of this guys eye lashes, they're so dangerous". So anyway, I get back to the office only to be greeted by an invitation to a music event being hosted in the Swarovski Crystalized store by Music Matrix.

Namalee and myself got to the event in the middle of a performance which was actually amazing at about 7:45. The thing about this event is it was a music event. It was a music crowd. I was totally alien to this kind of environment because I am fashion. I'm used to walking into a room and everyone competing to be seen in their best outfit. Not at this event. Everyone just looked so normal. Me an Namalee stood out like a fire in the woods. I loved it.

On my way home I was absolutely shattered and my feet were killing me because my trainers are a size too small. As I walked home from the bus stop I decide to start taking all of my jewelery off. It is a long process and I didn't want to wait till I got home before I began. I got home and start to take all of my jewels out of my pocket only to find that one was missing. After frantically searching for about half an hour I forgot what I was even looking for to begin with and sat down to eat some pasta instead. With a mouth full of food I suddenly blurted out "OH MY GOD I'VE JUST LOST THE MOST EXPENSIVE PIECE OF JEWELRY I OWN".

All I have to say is that some luck bastard is about to stumble across a platinum and diamond ring and should they choose to sell it...

Don't think I didn't go out to search for the ring because I did. This isn't the first time this has happened to me either, I just didn't learn my lesson the first time around. I'm pretty calm about it because if not I will just break down and cry.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


What I need to know is how much money do I need to be earning/borrowing/stealing in order to afford one. Does this mechanical beauty even have a name?

Check out the license plate it says CEXI (sexy). Yeah real classy ain't it.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Things you never bothered to read...

This was on a puma box.

I met him at a show during fashion week pt2

So he brought us the Swarovski head before but this time around he was painted to look like leaves and had pretty butterflies as well.

It's an art I truely do apreciate. It's an expresion of his individuality. When I was in school we used to cut Nike ticks and Dragons into our hair. I think that this is the next step on.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Just in case you didn't know

I met him at a show during fashion week...

...and I fell in love instantly. In case you didn't know I love sparkly things. Especially Swarovski Crystals. Now take a look at this guys head...

2 hours of sitting there having glue slapped on his head to place these crystals on his head is what makes this guy a leagend.

They were genuine Swarovski crystals do not get it twisted. The reason they don't sparkle like they should is because of the lightning.


The rest of his outfit was quite fly too!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

It's the choice I have made!

Something has happend and now my mood has been ruined. Over the past few months I have not been in a stable state of mind so the number of explosive outbursts has increased. The potential for burnt bridges and hard feelins has also increased by a considerable amount.

Now. I have always been taught that there is a very big difference between severe dislike and sheer hate. To dislike someone is normal. It is an emotion based on your opinions. There's nothing wrong with it. Hate however is a decision that you make. You may not choose to like or dislike someone but you can choose weather or not you hate them.

I feel that there are some people who do nothing to stem any feelings of hatred that may be sent their way. It's like they go out of their way to continually piss you off and press the buttons that they are fully aware they are pressing. It's as though they not only take pleasure from bathing in your negative feelings but they can't live without making your life a misery.

Right now my life is a misery

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

How do YOU feel?


I totally get what you're saying when you say you feel like all the hard work and effort you've put into trying to make things work have been for nothing. Like the debt has been paid but it was all in vain and all you're left with is the discomfort of the excessive stress and strain that you were put through. You don't want to say anything because they would think that you wanted their sympathy but that is not the case. All you want is for them to see what you have been trying to do and acknowledge your efforts but instead you're left with nothing. Not so much as a pat on the back because the fact is they don't give a shit. Nobody does.

I totally get what you're saying.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

That boy is so sexy; NO HOMO!

Ok so I do not by any means profess to be some sort of cultural expert nor do I claim to have the tightest grasp on modern day slang. I no long stay true to my "Rude Boi" roots. I no longer wear my Nike jogging bottoms down by my knees. I no longer "Draw chicks on a reg's". I no longer "Rep my Endz" like I used to. I no longer keep my "shank" in my left sock and I do not find myself in a position where I need to "Hold it down" so please forgive me if I am being a little rash when I say something has gone seriously wrong.

I just don't understand it when a lot of these boys use the phrase "No Homo" at the end of a scentance. I know exactly what it means but I wonder, is it truly necessary.

Sombody was talking to me and they decided to use the phrase during the conversation and it mad me think the following:

"I don't recall questioning your sexuality at any point in this conversation so why have you brought it up? I don't remember calling you gay either so why do you feel the need to deny something that you have not even been acused of?"

This is my conclusion. If you feel to deny something that you have not been accused of it is clearly because you have a guilty consience. In the same way, if you feel to proclaim "No Homo" it must be because you are sure that somebody will think that you are gay. It's like you're trying to convince yourself that the thoughts you are having don't mean anything. I'm not referring to sexual thoughts either. When you speak if the only thing in your subconscious mind is to deny homosexuality then surely something is up. It's like your using "No Homo" as an excuse to do and say anything that would under normal circumstances constitute homosexuality which in my oppinion is the gayest thing one can do.

Anyway I'm not gonna go on to much about these faggots that need to come out of the closet. Here are some videos that I need you to watch. These videos will help to explain my point a lot better than I have done...

This next one is a little longer but it is so funny...

It kinda makes you think about all the huge rappers out there that use the phrase on a regular basis.

No Homo!

Exactly 1 Week to Go...


Bring out your furs and don your shades. Let us embody the spirit of our queen Anna Wintour.

Front row dramatics here I come!!!

Do not ever get it twisted. When it comes to front row dramas I know how to handle my business. About sit in the 3rd row please. What do these Pr bitches take me for.

Monday, 1 September 2008

De Grisogon owns my heart!

Those of you that have seen me in picture or in person will know that I am absolutely obsessed with sparkly things, diamonds in particular. Those of you that know me will know that I am more than infatuated with De Grisogono. Founded by Fawaz Gruosi in 1993 De Grisogono is notorious for its unapologetic elaboration and its outrageously beautifull designs. Most of the jewelery peices are aimed at women but that has never hindered my efforts in the past. There isn't a single peice I wouldn't wear if my pockets were only a little deeper.

Here are some examples...

This is the necklace that Queen Kimora Lee Simmons owns.

And let us not forget...

The Spirit of De Grisogono
I'm not one to blaspheme but if you're lucky enough to see this ring in real life you'll note that the main stone isn't that big compared to other stones you may have seen however, at 312.24 carats it is the worlds largest natural black diamond. It's also the 5th largest diamond in the world which is more than enough to make me want it. The diamond originally weighed around 587 carats in its rough form and took well over a year to cut.

Not only is De Grisogon responsible for the worlds largest black diamond but they are also the creators of the worlds first all mechanical watch with an integrated digital display. The watch is made of titanium and only 177 are being made world wide.

I don't even want to know how much it costs.

There are no words to describe the feelings that De Grisogon evoke in me.

They say the best way to a mans heart is through his stomach. Well, the best way to mine is through the door at; 14a New Bond, st London, W1S 3SX. Feel free to pick me up anything from there. It's all good!