Over the Top Stuff– Outrageous and In Your Face

Written by Brianna Smity

More often than not, there are those who become discontent with the ordinary, especially the ones who have pockets that resemble the Grand Canyon, and tend to splurge on stuff that are over the top. The mentioned stuff may be over the top, but it is larger than life and simply spectacular to say the least. Check out these items that are so epic, they would make Donald Trump get his hairpiece in a twist.

New age West Coast, rapper, The Game has always made it known through his lyrics that he is a lover of the outlandish and extravagant. Staying true to form, he recently bought a Ferrari 430 decked out in leather with a spare $200 000 he had lying around. This is definitely one of the most outrageous makeovers we have ever seen. Rival artist, 50 Cent is probably kicking himself for not thinking about that first.

Whoever said, “gold is old”, clearly has not heard of money-lender Datta Phuge from Pimpri-Chinchwad. He ordered a shirt made from solid gold and it cost £14 000. Constructing the shirt was a mammoth undertaking as it took a team of 15 goldsmiths over a period of two weeks with 16 hour working days. While Phuge looks cheesier than a Melrose factory, we suppose it is a vintage case of different strokes for different folks – in this case, folk who have a moustache that would give Magnum P.I sleepless nights.

Wealthy Datta Phuge has splashed out 14,000 GBP on a solid gold shirt to make sure he’s a 24 karat hit with women in central India.
Money-lender Datta, 32, from Pimpri-Chinchwad, says the shirt took a team of 15 goldsmiths two weeks to make working 16 hours a day creating and weaving the gold threads.
It comes complete with its own matching cuffs and a set of rings crafted from left-over gold.
“I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?” he explained.

Looking for the more bass for your face with a stylish twist angle? Then the D&W Aural Pleasure Loudspeaker is worth checking out if you can afford it – though it is a big “if”. There are special versions of it, which are cast in bronze, silver and 18ct gold for enhanced amplification. Apart from emitting beautiful sound, the speakers are perched on chrome stands. The price tags are not so negligible as they sell for about £3 000 000. The bronze and silver editions will retail at about £40 000 and £200 000 respectively – ear candy for the audiophile.

And for those who of you have a sweet tooth and expensive taste, the Golden Phoenix is a cupcake that is certainly food for thought. It is the world’s most expensive cupcake and the asking price is $1 010 a pop. The pricey treat is coated in edible 23 carat gold sheets. It contains the finest of ingredients such as Rachel’s organic butter from England and Premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa from Italy as well as Gold Ugandan high quality vanilla beans. The cupcake is exclusive to Bloomsbury’s, located at the Dubai Mall.

A luxury yacht known as the Eclipse can lay claim to the bragging rights of being the world’s largest most expensive yacht. With a length of 533 feet and a price tag of $1.2 billion, it better have those bragging rights. Features include twin helicopter pads, 11 guest cabins, two swimming pools, exterior fireplace and when you want to boogie the night away, head over to the dance hall. For the more militant inclined or the overly paranoid, it also has intruder detection systems, a German-built missile defence system, and bullet-proof glass and armour plating in the master suite and bridge. An anti-paparazzi shield will ruin the shots of any unwanted snappers. And last but not least, there is also an onboard submarine.

If you are lucky enough to snag a magnetic floating bed, you will probably make every excuse to stay in bed because of its addictive nature. It is a levitating bed that elevates 16 inches off the ground. Its designer was reported inspired to make it after watching 2001: A Space Odyssey. This wonderful bed costs a whopping $1.6 million and is the closest you will get to sleeping on a cloud.

Let’s face it, if you could afford it, you probably would go out and buy something of a similar nature (if not the same thing). If you say otherwise, don’t forget, jealousy makes you nasty.

About the author

Brianna Smity

Hey! My name is Brianna Smity and I'm majoring in Integrative Public Relations and minoring in Multimedia Design at University of Southern California (usc.edu). I love drawing and painting and I spend a lot of my time outdoors, more specifically on the water. I love to paddle board, boat, kayak, rollerblade, and bike. I LIVE for dogs and I would own 500 if I could. I have a black lab puppy named Luna and I miss her everyday I'm here at CMU. I love to listen to music, my taste is pretty diverse, but I am especially into 90s pop and alternative. My guilty pleasure is watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, yes I know, but I am ADDICTED. My ultimate goal is to hopefully run social media platforms for a large company such as Victoria's Secret or Kylie Cosmetics.

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