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Would You Ruin Your Mercedes By Covering It In Swarovski Diamonds?
posted on Sep 23 2014 by Kiri Nowak
A Russian woman has decided to transform her Mercedes into a diamond sensation. Owning a Mercedes CLS 350 simply wasn’t enough, she had to go and ruin it with a load of bling. A personalised number ‘BA11 BYY’ number plate was just the beginning, this Mercedes was treated to a totally new look.
The owner uploaded pictures of her newly pimped out Mercedes on her Instagram account, and it has certainly got some attention. People passing by couldn’t help staring and taking a quick photo of the car when it was parked outside the Levin Hotel near Harrods. A manager from one of the local stores commented ‘We have seen a lot of unusual cars like Ferraris parked outside but I think this one has got the most attention. If you have the cash why not do it? It looks good and fun.’ Were people really paying the car attention because they liked it or because it looks ridiculous?
The Mercedes owner uploaded pictures of her new ride on Instagram saying ‘#blingbling #mercedes #swarovski #crystals #crystalcar #knightsbridge #harrods and im not an #arab guy lol’. This car is worth around£25,000 but who knows how much it is worth now it’s covered in Swarovski diamonds.
When you look at the Mercedes-Benz badge and see it full of bling something feels very wrong. It’s like getting a Gucci handbag and covering it in cheap jewels. She took something that once had class and looked nice and made it look garish and tacky. However, Daria Radionova, the car’s owner seems to be pretty pleased with her creation ‘I wanted to have something unique and do something special. I am really happy with it and I am looking forward to driving it around.’
She spent around £20,000 having individual diamonds encrusted on her car. It took two months to complete the transformation. She had people come over from Russia working 12 hour days for two long months to help her create her dream car.
It’s also clear that she is out to get some attention, hence the prominent parking positions in places where it will be noticed around London. She claims her car gets noticed wherever she goes, saying it ‘gets lots of attention from people walking by and in cars.’ Radionova thinks her car is so spectacular that she even worries about other drivers crashing because they are transfixed by it. They may simply be wondering why someone did such an awful thing to their poor Mercedes.
Personally, we prefer Mercedes cars in their original form. Mercedes is a brand steeped in tradition and this shiny diamond encrusted car completely goes against their brand values. As a brand, they are associated with excellence, quality and efficiency. Many Mercedes-Benz owners will agree that Mercedes vehicles are luxurious and classy enough, there is no need to try and turn them into something they are not. However, there are always people who want to be different and do things that will make them stand out from the crowd. This car is certainly eye catching, but for all the wrong reasons!
We much prefer this Mercedes-Benz CLS in its natural form.
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