“Duchess Goes Digital”, for all the Kate Middleton fans out there former actress Helen Barclay has developed Kate’s Style List, an iPhone app that tracks and locates Kate’s clothing choices, from her high street pieces to designer gowns.
Japanese designer Kenji Ikeda, known for his luxurious quilted leather handbags, has teamed up with electronics company Amadana to produce a collection of bags that can charge smartphones, portable music players and other small gadgets. The first four bags come in black, brown and navy and have a unisex look. These styles aren’t my cup of tea, but I’d be all over a fab patterned, colour-blocked or bright-coloured satchel with this tech feature.
Would you use the hi-Call glove from hi-Fun? The hi-Call is a Bluetooth enabled glove with built-in speaker and mouthpiece. It pairs with your mobile device and allows you to chat on the phone by holding your hand up to your face using the traditional miming signal for a telephone. Your hands won’t be cold, but you might be getting a few funny looks this Winter.
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Lady Gaga opened milliner Philip Treacy’s hat show at London Fashion Week. You definitely won’t see Transcona Shannon wearing any of these, but she admires the creativity, artistry and pure fun in them all.
Angie enjoyed browsing this rundown of NYFW’s most awesome street style kicks by Refinery29. We even spotted some sneakers!
This October Banana Republic is bringing out a clothing line inspired by the upcoming Anna Karenina movie starring Keira Knightley. As Suz recently wrote an essay about rereading this Russian classic, she was extra interested in hearing the thoughts of costume designer Jacqueline Durran.
Scarlet found this NYT article an interesting read. It explains how the fashion industry is trying to get their wares featured in fashion blogs.
Deborah thought that this Office Chic Work Outfit grid from Catherine over at Not Dressed As Lamb was a clever idea.
“More Models of Color Are Working”, Annagybe points us to Jezebel, who did the numbers and calculated that this fashion season proved to be the most racially diverse ever.
MNSara recommends this cute blog post about One Uuugly Dress, because it might help spark our own imagination and help us to come up with new ways to wear an item that would otherwise be tossed without a second thought during our next closet purge.
Charmian has been dreaming of “wardrobe nirvana” for so long that she was both terrified and entertained by this humorous post describing what happened at the end of one woman’s shopping list.
In 1997 Clark Whittington came up with the idea to convert old cigarette machines into art dispensaries. MaryK loves the surprise element and thinks it’s super cool that the Art-o-Mat also contains jewellery made by independent artists.