How to Spend Your Lottery Winnings: A Millionaire’s Shopping List

So the impossible has finally happened, you’ve won the Euromillions jackpot and now £100 million better off. So what can you actually buy for £100,000,000? You can fund your football team’s next transfer, buy Scarlett Johansson’s company for a day or even invest in the stock market. These options are either a waste of money or quite dull. If you really want to live the high life and squander your winnings on fast cars, extravagant houses and incredible fashion then look no further than our millionaire’s shopping list.

Property
Now that you’ve become a multi-millionaire, your two bedroom flat doesn’t seem quite to your tastes. Let’s start with some big-time property to put to your name. £39,500,000 can buy you a mansion in the heart of London, Mayfair to be precise. With 13,564 square foot of luxury, an exquisite terraced garden, two storey reception hall, media room, gym, swimming pool, eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a garage, this mansion is a good place to start your spending spree. In case the weight of all that money lining your pockets is preventing you from climbing the stairs there is also a private elevator. Check out the full details here: http://www.beauchamp.co.uk/en/properties/49-charles-street-london-w1j/

So you’ve purchased a stunning property in London, why stop there? Every multi-millionaire needs a place in the sun to escape to. For this option we have chosen a mansion in Italy (near Verona). Located in the Valpolicella region, this unbelievably picturesque property comes with 18 bedrooms, a functioning vineyard, winery and farm which will bring in roughly £105,000 annually which will cover the cost of maintaining the building and grounds for the year. It could be yours for £13,300,000, check it out here: http://www.prestigeproperty.co.uk/property/176697/Villa-Verona-Italy/

Transport
You have bought two amazing properties and now you need something to get you from A to B. There’s no point having two mansions if you can’t fly between them. First on our list in regards to transport is a private jet (of course!). We have chosen the Bombadier Learjet 60XR which will set you back £7,303,000 though private jets can be far more expensive or far cheaper. Get it here: http://www.thebillionaireshop.com/product/bombardier/bombardier-learjet-60xr/

Okay, you have a private jet for your long distance travel needs but what will you use to get to that exclusive party on the other side of the city? You can’t use your jet and people as rich as you don’t sit in traffic like common folk. A helicopter it must be then! The AugustaWestland AW109 Grand Versace VIP has an interior designed by Versace, a top speed of 177mph and a range of 599 miles. This is really going to help with your gallant entrance to the soirees you will be attending. If you’re considering meeting the £3,400,000 asking price then you can find it here: http://www.thebillionaireshop.com/product/agustawestland/agusta-aw109s-grand-vip/

You’ve conquered the air, time to turn your attention to the sea. What person of your new found stature does not have a yacht? The Arno Koji yacht is the ideal place to start. Sail with pure luxury for weeks with this unbelievable boat. Got £5,740,000 going spare? Find it here: http://www.thebillionaireshop.com/product/arno/koji/

Is it time to talk about cars yet? This is the moment you’re actually allowed to turn into a five year old in a toy shop. Obviously it would be foolish to only buy one car, you need at least two per property, a track car would be a good choice for the weekends and some old classics are always worth it for showing off in. The first we have chosen is a modern take on a classic. You may recall the Eagle E-Type Speedster receiving high praise on an episode of Top Gear (before the show was snatched from our screens). This piece of pure beauty, worth £650,000, is a reincarnation of the E-Type Jaguar which gives a level of reliability that the old models can no longer offer.  In the words of Jeremy Clarkson this is the “most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen”. Check it out here: http://www.eaglegb.com/cars/etype-speedster-for-sale#.Vai9uPlVhBc

Time for a bit of excess! If you have more money than you can comprehend, what sort of car do you buy? The fastest road car on the planet of course! The Bugatti Veyron Vitesse will cost you roughly £1,360,000 and will offer in return 1,200bhp, 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds, a top speed of 255mph and four wheel drive. What are you waiting for? Get one now: http://www.thebillionaireshop.com/product/bugatti/bugatti-veyron-vitesse/

If you are going to be driving around the valleys and hills of rural Italy then you’re going to need an appropriate car to do it in. The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ Berlinetta is quite possibly the best option. 250 brake horsepower, V-12 engine, four speed manual gearbox and four wheel hydraulic drum brakes make this a masterly crafted machine. This is not just a car, it is a piece of art. For £2,400,000 it does not come cheap but it’s worth every penny. Check it out here: http://www.thebillionaireshop.com/product/cars/1958-250-gt-tour-de-france/

Now for something to help you embrace your inner primitive self; enter the Aston Martin Vulcan. This is a beast so vicious and beautiful that it will make you a celebrity on the track. This limited edition car is beyond rare, there are only 24 in the world. To own this track-only car, you must be a highly skilled driver and meet the £1,500,000 price tag. This machine offers 800 brake horsepower, a 7.0 litre V12 engine, rear mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox, carbon fibre propeller shaft, pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry, carbon ceramic racing disk brakes and Brembo racing callipers. I can hear you purring from here! Read all about it: http://www.hrowen.co.uk/aston-martin/new-cars/vulcan/

Wipe the drool from your chin prepare to be amazed. A property in Italy is as good an excuse as any to warrant the purchase of a Lamborghini Aventador. The Anniversario 50° brings you a rarer, bolder, faster and more aerodynamic version of the standard model. There are only 100 models made and sold worldwide so this car will not be a regular sight on the roads. The Anniversario 50° offers a 6.5 litre V12 engine, 720 brake horsepower, a top speed of 217mph and can go from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds. For £326,000 it can be yours: http://www.hrowen.co.uk/lamborghini/new-cars/aventador-lp-720-4-50-anniversario/

Fashion
So you have two houses, a private jet, helicopter, boat and numerous cars to your name. It’s time to start dressing like a millionaire. The first step is to get some killer suits for the exclusive parties that you’ll now be attending. Here’s our pick, (from right to left): Vivienne Westwood Navy Jacket with Chain (82510), Holland Esquire Stone Pipe Jacket (89239), Vivienne Westwood Blue Chequered Blazer (88032), Vivienne Westwood Grey Jacket with Chain (82511), Hugo Boss Navy Hutsons Jacket (80779), Acne Studios Aaron Blazer (84220), Vivienne Westwood Blue Jacket with Chain (82521).

Now onto casual clothing, every millionaire will need some statement hoodies and sweatshirts. Here are some of our favourites (from left to right): Versace Collection Black Neoprene Hoodie (81711), Michael Kors Black Mesh Hoodie (80363), Versace Collection Black Neoprene Crew Neck Sweatshirt (81715), McQ by Alexander McQueen Black Swallow Sweat Hoodie (85172), Michael Kors Black Mesh Tracksuit Top (80361), Versace Collection Black Leather Trim Zip Hoodie (81704), Blood Brother Black Core Hoodie (89328).

Nothing says authority and importance better than a well fitting, smart polo shirt. Whether you will be lounging around in the sun or out shopping, you can’t go wrong with these additions to your wardrobe (from left to right): McQ by Alexander McQueen Blue Polo Knit (85133), Orlebar Brown Navy Felix Polo Shirt (81578), Moschino Black Multi Logo Polo Shirt (81955), Vivienne Westwood Red Orb Logo Long Sleeve Polo Shirt (88142), Hugo Boss Black Ancona Polo Shirt (80066), McQ by Alexander McQueen Black Logo Polo Shirt (85151), Vivienne Westwood Coral Basic Logo Polo Shirt (82711).

To get the right look for your millionaire’s outfit, a lavish coat or jacket is a must. There are so many exquisite options to choose from but here’s our pick of the best (from left to right): Vivienne Westwood Black Faux Fur Lapel Overcoat (88063), DSquared2 Navy Nylon Zip Jacket (81295), Barbour International Black Velocity Casual Jacket (88477), Versace Collection Black Leather Trim Biker Jacket (81716), Billionaire Boys Club Black Varsity Bomber Jacket (80750), Versace Collection Navy Woollen Jacket (81719), Belstaff Navy Roadmaster Jacket (81308).

Complete your extravagant outfits in style with this selection of footwear. From left to right: Versace Collection Black Loafer (81790), DSquared2 Black Leather Snakeskin Trainer (89014), Giuseppe Zanotti Black Buckle Hi-Top Trainer (81134), Giuseppe Zanotti Black Hi-Top Trainer (80895), Versace Collection Black Hi-Top Leather Trainer (81782), Mason Garments Bordo Tia Mid Leather Snakeskin Trainers (88903), Hugo Boss Black Auten Loafers (80179).

Add the finishing touch to your look with our pick of accessories, perfect for any millionaire. From left to right: Hugo Boss Black Leather Macro Bag (81094), Versace Collection Black Reversible Belt (81802), Paul Smith Accessories Black Patterned Tie (87408), Vivienne Westwood Silver Orb Cufflinks (84068), Barbour Green Tartan Telescopic Umbrella (83285), Vivienne Westwood Black Card Holder (86917).

And finally…
So from your £100,000,000 jackpot winnings you have bought two incredible properties, a private jet, helicopter, boat, five cars and a suave new wardrobe. Money well spent! You still have £24,500,000 left from your winnings… time to make a sizable donation to charity!

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Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

You cannot mention style icons without honouring Audrey Hepburn, one of the most fashionable film stars during Hollywood’s Golden Age. From the fresh-faced princess in Roman Holiday (1953), the lusted after Sabrina (1954), her most iconic Givenchy-wearing role in Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961), to the elaborate costumes of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964), Hepburn not only was a talented actress, but was regarded as a true fashion icon. In 1961, Audrey was inducted into the International Best Dressed list, a reflection of just how influential her style was.

In a time where the voluptuous “sex symbol” was popularised by actresses such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn provided a contrast to this. Whilst there was no denying that Monroe and Taylor were beautiful, stylish women, Hepburn created an elegant look that the everyday woman could wear. Naturally beautiful, she enhanced her slim figure with her signature cinched waist, belted and full skirted dresses, embraced the Capri pant and stood out in a one-piece.

While she was regarded a fashion icon for her clothing choices off-screen, it is within her films that her fashion is best remembered.

Audrey Hepburn’s Screen Style

It is impossible to mention Audrey Hepburn’s style without mentioning some of her career defining looks.  Sabrina introduced Audrey Hepburn to designer Hubert De Givenchy, the costume designer for the film. He became her life-long friend and designer from this point on, with his designs popping up both in film and in her private life. Her most iconic roles were remembered not only for her acting and screen presence, but also because of the costumes designed for her. Givenchy’s lifelong muse said that he created clothes “in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality.”

Roman Holiday (1953)
After several years of theatre work, Hepburn’s star really started to shine when she gained her first starring role in 1953′s Roman Holiday. Her performance wowed critics and audiences alike, earning her an Academy Award, Golden Globe and a BAFTA. This made her the first actress to win all three for a single performance.

Roman Holiday stars Hepburn as Princess Ann, a bored and sheltered princess who escapes her guardians to explore Rome alone. It is here that she falls in love with American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck).

As her first lead role performance, Audrey’s style was instantly cemented. Princess Ann wore short sleeved blouses that was divided with a cinched waist belt and a full skirt. The finishing look was completed with a striped, knotted short scarf around the neck.

War and Peace (1956)
Napoleon’s tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families. Based on the Leo Tolstoy novel of the same name, War and Peace stars Audrey Hepburn as Natasha Rostova, a woman whose heart is torn between two men whilst the war rages on.

Hepburn wears beautifully intricate 19th century dresses that are cut under the bust to create a flowing, elegant skirt.

Sabrina (1957)
Hepburn plays Sabrina, the daughter of a chauffeur whose heart lies with David (William Holden), a playboy of a Long Island society family. However her attention starts to move to David’s older brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart) when he attempts to win her affections.

In Sabrina, Givenchy’s most memorable designs range from a one-piece plain black jumpsuit with beaded pumps, a beautiful embroidered white gown, a silky number in Audrey’s classic cinched waist style and a pretty double layered patterned dress that is enhanced with a plain long sleeved top underneath it.

Funny Face (1957)
A film about fashion and modelling has to be included in Hepburn’s list of iconic film looks. In Funny Face she plays Jo Stockton, a salesgirl in a Greenwich Village bookstore. When fashion photographer Dick Avery holds a photoshoot in the bookstore, he clocks Jo. Intrigued by her unique appearance, Avery and the editor of a leading fashion magazine offer Jo a modelling contract. Reluctantly accepting only because it included a trip to Paris, Jo eventually begins to enjoy the work and the company of her handsome photographer.

Givenchy provided Hepburn with a host of different dresses, cut in the actresses’ favourite waist-defining style. From a stunning 50′s full skirt wedding dress to beautiful evening wear and striking day dresses, there were so many looks to fall in love with in Funny Face.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
Whilst Roman Holiday earned her first nominations and award wins, Breakfast At Tiffany’s is arguably one of her highest regarded and instantly recognisable films of her career. Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, a New York socialite that is wrapped up in the glamour of high living. When writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her apartment building, he becomes intrigued by the pretty and quirky Holly. Her lifestyle confuses and fascinates Paul. In public she flits through parties, but alone, her true persona and vulnerability shines through. As their friendship develops, the two bond over her cat and start to fall in love.

In Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Givenchy created Golightly’s signature ‘little black dress’, accessorised with a towering beehive hairdo, pearls and cigarette holder. This dress has become one of the most iconic film dresses of all time.

Charade (1963)
Romance and suspense collide in 1963′s Charade. Regina “Reggie” Lampert’s husband is suddenly murdered after stealing a fortune. As a result, Regina is pursued by several men who want to take it back. Cue an exciting chase across Paris with Peter Joshua (Cary Grant), a man she meets along the way and starts to develop feelings for.

In Charade, Audrey Hepburn stands out in bold, vibrant colours that truly encapture the spirit of the 60s, two-piece skirt and blouse combinations and luxurious coats. Her signature bouffant beehive hairstyle, made famous by Breakfast At Tiffany’s, makes an appearance once again.

My Fair Lady (1964)
The witty adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, My Fair Lady follows Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), who takes a bet from Colonel Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White) that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) into a lady. As he works his magic, young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Jeremy Brett) falls in love with her. But with Henry also pining for her, who will this newest addition to high society choose? Filled with musical numbers and romance, My Fair Lady is an light-hearted enjoyable film in Hepburn’s back catalogue.

Hepburn’s glamorous style really shines once she becomes the new and improved Eliza Doolittle. Her ASCOT dress is the film’s most iconic style, but throughout, she dresses in beautiful period costumes in an array of colours. Even as a poor flower girl, Hepburn’s beauty and style is prominent. Take a look at some of the costumes below.

How To Steal A Million (1966)
Audrey Hepburn showed off her comedic talents in crime comedy How To Steal A Million. Nicole’s (Hepburn) father is a legendary art collector who lends his prized Cellini Venus to a prestigious Parisian museum. Unfortunately, the Venus was not sculpted by Cellini, but by Nicole’s grandfather. Before tests can be done to prove that the Venus is a fake, Nicole enlists the services of burglar Simon Dermott (Peter O’Toole) to steal the million dollar statue.

Hepburn adopts a modern pixie cut in the film, whilst placing a more of a focus on bold 60s fashion than her signature 50′s-style full skirted numbers. The change in style works well for her, creating looks that women all-over wanted to copy. Here are some of her most striking styles found in How To Steal A Million.

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12 of The Strangest Fashion Trends Throughout History

Throughout history fashion trends have come and gone as quickly as they do today. Some trends were groundbreaking and have become the basis of modern styles whereas others are so obscure that we often find it difficult to conceive the thought of them ever gaining momentum. Here you will find some of the strangest and wildest fads that actually took off.

Powdered Wigs
The story behind the popularity of powdered wigs starts with the syphilis epidemic of the late 16th century. When this disease began causing people to lose their hair (a completely unacceptable look) wig makers saw an opportunity. At this time wigs were considered a necessity, not a fashion statement. That all changed in 1655 when Louis XIV’s hair began thinning and he donned an extravagant headpiece. Five years later when the King of France’s cousin Charles II, King of England, began wearing a wig, the trend was truly born. The wigs were typically coated in powder (usually lavender or orange) to mask the less tasteful odours of the era.

Chopines
Worn in the early 16th century by Venetian women, chopines were designed for a number of reasons. Aesthetically speaking, the height of a woman spoke depths about her nobility yet this was not the only explanation for why women would wear these statement pieces of footwear. The chopines also aided in protecting the foot from unevenly paved, wet and muddy streets. As with all trends, chopines became a regularly worn piece of footwear and so those of higher nobility wanted higher platforms, it is said that some pairs reached in excess of twenty inches high.

Shaved Eyebrows
During the 15th Century it was considered highly fashionable for aristocratic women to have no eyebrows. Women would even pluck their hairline back to ensure their forehead was more pronounced. You needn’t look any further than the painting of Mona Lisa for proof of this passing fad.

Roman Unibrows
On the subject of eyebrows; unibrows in today’s society are considered a feature of embarrassment, they are frowned upon and many people seek to remove them if possible. This was not the case in ancient Rome. A unibrow on a woman was seen as a prestigious feature which gave them a great boost in their social standing and aesthetic appeal. This fact was so prevalent that women would even apply make-up to give them the appearance of having a unibrow if they were unable to grow one.

Scented Cones
The Egyptian desert is not considered to be the most hygienic of environments to live. To overcome this it is believed that women in Ancient Egypt would wear cones made of scented wax upon their heads. Tomb paintings depict women wearing these cones to banquets and indoor gatherings, it is said that the heat would melt the wax slowly to release a pleasing scent.

Bombasting
Made popular during Elizabethan England, bombasting referred to the padding of sleeves with rags, cotton, horsehair or bran to give clothing a fuller fit. Men often padded the front of their garments to give the impression of a larger stomach and thus greater wealth. Bombasting fell out of fashion in the mid-17th century though the interest in padding has never truly fallen out of popular culture. Even today it is common for women to pad their breasts and buttocks, though it is no longer with horsehair but now silicon.

Hobble Skirts
At the turn of the 20th Century a new craze appeared among women’s clothing. The hobble skirt was a piece with such a tight fitting hem that a woman’s stride was significantly smaller making their walk appear more attractive. The name of the skirt comes from the practice of tying a horse’s legs together to keep them from running away.

Crinolines
Crinolines were a rigid underlining to women’s skirts in the 19th Century. Usually made from horsehair and thread or steel, these items were designed to give women’s clothing more shape. The problem that soon occurred with this item of clothing was that it made a woman’s skirt alike an umbrella in the wind, when a gust blew women were regularly thrust into the air making piers and cliffs particularly dangerous.

Foot Binding
Foot binding is a custom which was practiced in China between the 8th Century and early 1900s. Now banned, the procedure included soaking a young girl’s feet in urine, breaking her toes and wrapping them around her feet leaving only the big toe. The deformed feet were wrapped in silk and forced to fit in tiny decorated shoes. The mentality behind this brutal tradition was that women with normal feet were considered ugly and bred for work. Gangrene, infection and occasionally death were the risks associated with this torturous routine.

Bullet Bra
Rising to prominence in the 1940s the bullet bra was designed to accentuate and draw attention to a woman’s breasts. This piece of underwear was famously worn by Madonna but was originally featured below tight t-shirts, sweatshirts and often worn by pin-up girls.

Macaroni
In the mid-1700s a group of young British aristocrats caused shock and scandal as they defied the expectations of men at the time. Following their trip on The Grand Tour around Europe, the rich young men took on the flamboyance of continental style. This emerging sub-culture wore outrageously large wigs with small hats, bold patterned waistcoats that clashed with their brightly coloured stockings and extravagantly decorated buckles on their shoes. These aristocratic gentlemen even invented their own unique language which was fueled by a combination of English, French and Italian words.

Sagging Jeans
This is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous fashion trends of all time. Sagging jeans are an annoyance to most and are often ridiculed yet still commonly seen among certain subcultures of the urban population. In case you didn’t already know, sagging jeans began its surge to popularity in prisons as a way of indicating to other inmates that a man was open to having intimate homosexual relations with another.

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