Jul17

still Benjamin

July 17, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 25 comments

no matter what happens, I’m always going to be me. money come, money go… friends come, friends go… I’m Ben, but I’ve been Ben Baller since 93 and Ben Yang since 73. ain’t shit changing but the cars and clothes… speaking of which, I want to really get rid of all of my clothes and start over. 5 pairs of skinny black chinos, 2 pairs of skinny khaki’s and 2 grey skinnys…. then 2 packs of saks fifth ave tees and a pack of saks fifth v-necks. after that, fuck you. lol

as for cars. I’ve never had a car longer than I had that 7 series. I had that whip for 3 years and I never ever want to do that again.



these rims and the suspension are for sale… but supposedly I’m supposed to be getting the money today. so if they aren’t gone today, then they’re available for CHEAP! real monoblock wheels 22″ x 9″ in the front and 22″ x 11″ in the rear… wrapped in Michelin Pilots(best tires out and most expensive)
As for the car itself, I sold it last week and thank god it’s gone forever. I’m leasing whips that are under $100k all day long, but that one I shoulda leased for 24 months max. smh that whip was $142k at sticker and even though I got a deal. fuck that car. speaking of the leasing and to the haters…. this just came in

and yes, that would actually say “thank you for *leasing* your new vehicle” had that been the case…. takes a few weeks for the state of california to get me right and then the title will be in hand, but any true luxury whip or exotic, you gotta buy. you gotta buy it used though. used meaning light mileage. or a dealer demo. let the first man eat all that depreciation up. I got a STEAL on this car…

ok, who cares

lets get into the jewels first…. crazy how you would think most come here for only the jewelry, but really this is a true lifestyle blog first. a large majority of my readers wanna see how I live or how we live.

peep this SICK ASS CA CHAIN THOUGH!!!!




11 carats of all VVS2 F colored diamonds, 14k yellow gold with a heavy ass italian franco link chain…. all my for my boy Kid Retro

BUT WAIT!
do you remember that “d” unpolo diamond chain I made for him????

well he had me make him a twin….





BUT THIS TIME IN YELLOW GOLD WITH ALL NATURAL GENUINE CANARY DIAMONDS!
22 carats to be exact! smh, to be totally honest with you, this is the 3rd piece that we have ever made with real natural VS1 canary yellow diamonds. nobody ever requests it because they can’t afford them. these stones cost more than VVS diamonds we have always used real yellow treated diamonds. key word “real” not some bullshit slang word that southern jewelers or new york jewelers use called “lab diamonds” because lab is a fancy word for fake….

anyways, 420 grams total and he got a heavy ass mean jonas style 14k cuban holding this beast up and this chain goes so hard and the consistency of color is just amazing! seriously like 90% or better


when the sun hits it? never mind a nightclub…. HOT DAMN!
Sunny Delight on a chain….

thanks kid retro

but hold up, I wasn’t finished yet with the ICE
not in collaboration with my boy Corey, but we got nasty on some Vintage Cartier Frames








btw, all of these pics of the vintage cartier frames were taken with an iphone, so I’m sorry for the crappy quality….. but shout out to my boy TC because this is some true OG shit!

and then I met up with my E dazzle…. he has more vintage ill italian swag in his house than any new jack super trying blogger or pseudo stylist. I counted at least 8 vintage cartier and chopard clocks… and at least 20 hermes vintage ash trays… let’s not get into the expensive shit now. lol….
but he copped some vintage gold chains off of me and then we just threw in his collection into a vintage hermes tray

disgusting! a 900 gram italian gold pasta dish!

speaking of hermes….
I had to add to the color collection of my Constance’ buckle swag

that red and flip side chocolate belt is what’s up…. ordered a few more colors because I’m bored and have no life until little London comes here 🙂

so what else did I do?
had lunch off Rodeo at il Pastaio…. talked a lot of shit….
OH YEAH!
I finally got my crystal Baccarat Decanters
so fucking ill!



each one weighs around 8-10 pounds each. (not a typo) yes, that’s solid lead crystal. I mean, it’s straight up heavy dead weight. crazy. got hennessy richard in the cognac decanter and ketel one in the vodka decanter and now my bar cart is officially finished! go research how much baccarat cups cost, then check out how much their decanters cost. shit is NO joke. I coulda copped another fully loaded mac book pro lol

so while I was shopping with the blue bloods at Geary’s, I got my car washed and after I paid, I noticed this magazine with Katie on the cover (she was also on about 8 other covers but they were all tabloids)…. I knew my sister had to do this cover as if I ever seen her or Tom make a cover, I know my sister orchestrated it with style….

so this is her 50th or more high fashion cover. CRAZY! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU JEANNE! you balance out all my bullshit haha. I’m talking Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, Bazaar or mags like those….

random pic of the blog…..

what I came home to lol… PW knocking on the door!

friday night, I took wifey to the Americana, but I couldn’t get myself to watch Spiderman, so we ate and left…

but saturday?
this is what my saturday was like….

I spent 8 hours at a Lamaze class coming off the worst insomnia I have had all year…. smh, I won’t lie, I was dying in the class and if it wasn’t for supporting my wife, I would have never came to this shit…. I won’t say anymore, but damn! he’s coming soon!!!!

I was so burnt out from the class that when I got home, I just slept in until the next day pretty much

sunday, we checked out Topanga mall which is actually a very nice place to shop….. copped some ill skinny chinos and Nic got a bunch of shit and then I ran into a west coast legend for real!

if you don’t know who Rodney O is, then you just a pooh butt
I grew up literally all through high school and part of college banging this… so did every LA OG and gang banger…. man. it was nice to formally meet dude. and shout out to my boy Big Wes

after that, our friend Rumi came over to our house and chilled…. then we hit up Magnolia and damn we had a good ass early dinner!

then after we shot right next door to the Arclight and checked out “To Rome with Love” which is Woody Allen’s latest film and it was ok… not great, not really good, but not terrible…. but again, good company!

that was the weekend wrap!
shout out to everyone (that’s it lol)

I gotta go handle some meetings….
shout out to Vossen Wheels who hooked me up with some sick Mono Block wheels!
time is money, so I’ll leave you with my new set up 😉

🙂
peace

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COMMENTS (25)

  • JohnJuly 17, 2012 10:49 am

    Damn, that was my most favorite whip out of all the ones you had. Love the B7s.

  • RodJuly 17, 2012 11:13 am

    Hi Ben I wanted to know can you make one side a family crest charm then the other side a kappa alpha psi crest.

  • Mike LopezJuly 17, 2012 2:17 pm

    hey Ben! I was interested in buying the clothes you don’t want off you. Also, have you ever iced out a Falling Whistle? it’s a campaign the pushes peace in the Congo. They cost $45 retail. I want to put black diamonds on one. Any info would help thanks.

  • HeywoodJuly 17, 2012 3:37 pm

    Rodney O and Joe Cooley classic

  • biscaynebay305July 17, 2012 6:35 pm

    benji bout to start dressing like them dudes on sportscenter and ish.. lol.

  • CrazyMTFJuly 17, 2012 6:52 pm

    Who’s Kid Retro do he has a twitter that I can find? Nice chain too.

  • dvdjammJuly 18, 2012 11:34 am

    Hey Ben…Belated congrats on all the positive things going on with you & Nicolette.

    I figure you would already know about this,but in case you didn’t… http://www.thefuture.fm/#/mixes/11729

  • richJuly 18, 2012 11:37 am

    @crazymtf he has an instagram its like kidretro23 or something like that

  • JerryJuly 18, 2012 5:17 pm

    If your serious bout refreshing your wardrobe – I will purchase your LV Monogramouflage jacket. I’m serious PayPal verified confirmed and ready. Thank you

  • pakJuly 18, 2012 6:51 pm

    Bro, i like the swag you got going with the decanters. Im sure you bought some nice glasses to go along with it…keep that shit up..Oh btw im finna order me a hermes ashtray thanks to you potna!! 1

  • pakJuly 18, 2012 6:53 pm

    The one that you got the Cognac in looks super dope

  • Ben BallerJuly 18, 2012 8:24 pm

    jerry, funny you say that, because I almost put it up on ebay this past weekend for $2k and I know it’s hitting for way more

  • chengJuly 19, 2012 4:00 am

    Hey Ben, how about you donate some of your skinnys to me? I would be forever grateful.

  • Mike LopezJuly 19, 2012 11:17 am

    Ben, fallingWhistles? Can you make it happen or should I hit up Diamond Empire? Lol

  • Mike LopezJuly 19, 2012 12:01 pm

    Ben, can you work with the FallingWhistles? Or should I hit up Diamond Empire? Lol

  • MikeJuly 19, 2012 3:29 pm

    Ben

  • Dr.DreJuly 20, 2012 10:14 am

    BEN BARRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA MODERN DAY KING MIDAS, turning every rice bowl he touches into a restaurant. SALUTE!

  • JerryJuly 20, 2012 11:48 am

    If you do happen to post eBay auctions please announce them. I would buy the jacket for 2k BIN. Thank you

  • Ben BallerJuly 21, 2012 9:10 am

    @JERRY
    would you rather Ebay it? because if I put it up for $2,000, I know the auction will end at around $2800

  • JerryJuly 21, 2012 1:31 pm

    I appreciate you getting back @ me. Whichever you prefer can you e-mail me or send a invoice only question I have is what size is the jacket? My damier L runs small hoping that’s the case with this as well. Thanks again Ben

  • Ben BallerJuly 21, 2012 4:16 pm

    JERRY, the jacket is an L as well… fits cool. it’s multipurpose. not young at all.

  • JerryJuly 22, 2012 7:28 am

    Ben, I’m sold for 2k please send a PayPal invoice to my gmail and I will make payment immediately. Thank you, -Jerry

  • JerryJuly 22, 2012 8:39 am

    Ben, Good business I am sold for 2k please send me a PayPal invoice to my gmail and I will pay immediately. Thanks again, -Jerry

  • JerryJuly 22, 2012 8:40 am

    My b on the double post

  • Dr.DreJuly 22, 2012 4:12 pm

    I’ll take it for 2.1 K sorry Jerry…

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