Celeb Watch: June 1st

In my mind its always been Memorial Day that marks the beginning of all things summer. Time to fire up the grill, break out the swimsuit, and retire our tights and boots for the next four months. Its a weekend that marks the beginning of summer music festivals, trips to the beach house, and lends approval to an entirely white wardrobe (but only until labor day). But, what I really love about the beginning of summer is one simple thing-

No. More. Jackets.

Exposed arms = exposed wrists = exposed watches. And this weekend, Hollywood celebrated summer, showing off sun-kissed skin, white apparel and, of course, some serious wrist-candy from big names like Audemars Piguet and Jacob & Co.


Nelly Returns. In Serious Style.

This Tuesday, November 16, Hip-Hop artist/rapper Nelly dropped his 6th studio album, 5.0. His lead single “Just a Dream” has been paving the way for a massive success, debuting this past August at number 1 on the Billboard and iTunes charts. The album release party, held Tuesday night at Playhouse Hollywood in LA, featured performances from music heavy hitters, Jermaine Dupri, Chris Brown and, of course, Nelly himself. Celebs like Rob Kardashian, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad‘s McLovin) and up-and-comer Shalone, came out to fete Nelly’s latest venture.

Although he never fully left the hip-hop scene, Nelly’s 5.0 is expected to be his big “comeback album,” with anticipated sales to rival 2000′s Country Grammar. We, at eRelyx, are especially happy to have Nelly back in the limelight. We have profiled several hip-hop artists past (see our blogs on Jay-Z, 50 cent’s Hublot and the BET awards) for their impeccable taste in high-end, luxury and often customized watches. And of course, there’s the bling. Can’t forget the bling. Nelly was no exception to the rule at Tuesday’s event, donning a massive timepiece dripping in diamonds.

Party-goer Chris Brown, who is featured with Plies on the track “Long Gone,” opted out of bling, in favor of a unique neon choice. Meanwhile, Rob Kardashian traded out his more classic wristwear for a shocking white option. Hmmm…could “blindingly bright” be the new “ice” on the music circuit?

(pictures courtesy of PR Photos)

Fans of Nelly’s blinged-out “Masterpiece” should check out this Rolex Platinum and Diamond beauty featured on the eRelyx site. We are confidant the wearer of this gem would fit right in rubbing elbows with the likes of Nelly, Hova or Weezy.

For those who prefer the understated cool we saw on the likes of Rob and Chris-  this white ceramic Chanel J12 fits right in.