Archive for October 26th, 2007

bring on the bling: wimbledon gets its own jewelry

October 26, 2007

Not to be outdone by the U.S. Open’s partnership with Tiffany & Co., the Wimbledon organizers join the luxury licensing fray by announcing their Wimbledon Jewellery collection.

gitanjali - wimbledon jewellery collection

Indian outfit Gitanjali Gems secured three-year license to promote and market jewelry under the Wimbledon brand. To begin their efforts, the company presented a diamond-encrusted 24-carat-gold tennis ball to Roger Federer. The ball’s valued at Rs 35 lakhs (approx. $90,000).

No word on when the collection will be available for sale. As soon as I find out, I’ll let you know.

(photo via DNA)

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short balls: ping pong in stilettos, masha up for vogue’s best dressed, glow-in-the-dark kicks, etc.

October 26, 2007

reebok court victory pump - glow in the dark

Reebok reissue: Everything old is new again, and the Reebok shoes endorsed by Michael Chang isn’t immune. The company’s releasing the Court Victory Pump in a glow-in-the-dark colorway (see it in action). Available at atmos. (Hypebeast)

Paul Smith hits the slopes: UK designer Paul Smith has ventured into the sports world yet again (remember the soccer balls and cycling jerseys?), but alas he missed tennis yet again. This time, he’s partnered with Burton to come up with some stylish snow-friendly outerwear. (UrbanDaddy LA)

And speaking of soccer…: Nike flexes its world dominance muscle yet again with a takeover of the soccer-focused Umbro (via DTL)

wallets

Recycling: WATR dug up this cool wallet made from an old racquet cover.

Painted clothes: In the spirit of Mystique and Demi Moore, the members of Sisterhood — a rowing team based in the UK — have posed for a fundraising calendar as various athletes. The twist: their kits are painted directly on their naked bodies. A clothed Jamie Murray posed in one of the photos. (andymurray.com)

djokovic - table tennis - stilettos

Stilettos and ping pong: Of course it would be Novak Djokovic who’d be hardcore playing ping pong at the Madrid Masters (look at that extension!). And of course he’d be the one playing against a girl wearing stilettos. (photo by andymurray.com)

Andy Murray’s flickr page: By the way, the folks behind Andy‘s website are embracing Flickr and uploading vids onto YouTube. Here’s a pic of him right after a haircut that raised money for charity.

Masha still competes: But not on the court. Vogue puts Maria Sharapova in the running for 2007′s best-dressed. Other nominees include Sienna Miller, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Chloe Sevigny, SJP, Gwyneth, some supermodels, and a smattering of socialites.

… while Roger makes another list: The World No. 1 ends up No. 4 in Askmen.com’s Top 49 Men of 2007. (Alas, there are no other tennis players on the list; AndyRoddick’s lost his mojo for good.) Like how we dreamed it, David Beckham is on top. (via DTL)

Why we love Karl: NYT‘s Stephen Holden writes up the new documentary on Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. The best quotes from the flick: “I love change; I’m attached to nothing”; “When I took on Chanel, it was a sleeping beauty — not even a beautiful one; she snored”; “Success nullifies; you have to do it again, and better.”

mishit: lukas dlouhy’s ponytail

October 26, 2007

lukas-dlouhy

Alas, what TSF thought was a carefree summer trend towards long, unkempt hair has creeped into fall with Lukas Dlouhy leading the charge.

Ponytails can look alright — Xavier Malisse‘s is decent, while the half ponytails of Jurgen Melzer are so-so — but what Czech has done at this week’s St. Petersburg Open makes him look like a Dr. Seuss creation. How could the tournament referee have let him play? If an official can ask Tommy Haas to change out of a sleeveless shirt, I’m sure they could have asked this guy to adjust his hair.

Scoreline: Dlouhy took out Pavel Chekhov in the first round match 7-6 (5), 6-4 but lost in straight sets to another crazy-haired ATPer, second seed Andy Murray, in the next round.

(photo via the tourney website)


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