Welcome back to Dallas, y’all. (Here’s the post from last week to catch you up.)
Oh, what an episode of fashion the second hour of GCB has for us to explore. Are you ready for a wardrobe malfunction, guns, glitter, and that gloriously gif-able Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor)? Excellent. We’ll press ahead. read more »
Attention ladies of NYC!
[ And men who know ladies of NYC! We know you do--so pass this on.]
Wouldn’t it rock your wardrobe world if you could try on clothes via your computer or smartphone–before you purchased them online?!
UM, YEAH! We think so, too. read more »
Our Mark It Down Monday feature took yesterday off just like we did, but it’s back today to help you stay on top of what’s going down!
Internet Week New York has unfortunately come to an end, but there are still plenty of fashion/tech gatherings, panels, and forums to keep tabs on.
Take a moment to mark up your calendars with these can’t-miss events: read more »
“That’s cool–but what does it actually do?” was a recent question one friend asked me when hearing a panel about fashion technology startups. Have you had similar conversations lately about a new platform on which to contribute style advice, hear from celebrities, or buy emerging fashion finds? It does seem that style-focused digital platforms are launching like (glossy) popcorn everywhere you turn, which can be overwhelming for both the audience who wants to participate and for the entrepreneur seeking to launch. So how does an emerging platform differentiate from the pack of fashion and style-focused startups to stand out as an exciting and user-friendly site on the tips of every fashionista’s lips? read more »
“Darlin’, what do you have on?” Resplendent in diamonds, pearls, a beehive, and charming sartorial confusion, Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts) so greets her estranged daughter Amanda (Leslie Bibb) in the pilot episode of the snarky sitcom GCB. Fashion is a girl’s best friend in this television series about feminine wiles and female entrepreneurship. read more »
“Cooler than a snow angel.”
Not only is this the most awesome description of all time–it also happens to be a review of our most recent event! read more »
When you think of people in fashion, you probably think of designers, bloggers, models, editors, and so forth. You might forget, though, that there are some awesome individuals whose mission is to bring all of us fashion folks together.
Meet Pavan Bahl: the founder of Open Source Fashion–a meetup community whose sole focus to to bring like-minded fashion innovators together–and the man behind one of our favorite meetup groups in NYC.
We caught up with Pavan to ask him a little bit about how he got to where he is, what’s next for OS Fashion, and what his retirement plans are (yeah, we went there). Read on:
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Quick history lesson: The “Like” button is only 2 years old. Now one can begin to understand the power of social sharing and how rapidly it changes. In the “olden” days, when someone would type in a search, they would typically trust the highly ranked pages that their search engine would provide to them. Now, they prefer to find information based off of recommendations from either trusted friends or top influencers. With Google putting a heavy emphasis on personalized searches–and other search engines following suit–it might be time to consider social sharing. read more »
Tech-based. Fashion-focused. Startups. Call them what you want; define them in a way that suits your needs. As the fashion tech space is exploding, so is the concentration on men’s fashion–here is a trending list of some of our favorite menswear companies ruling this realm.
The moment their home page popped up, we knew we’d be reaching out for an interview. It’s immediately evident that there’s someone with a deep understanding of aesthetics behind the site, Cut On Your Bias. After further investigation, the fashion design/technology fusion confirms it–not to mention the utterly genius name for a crowd-sourced design site. It’s truly a mutualistic community–designers get to watch their styles be resurrected in a fresh way; users get to be involved in the creation of the pieces they will eventually purchase; and founder Louis Monoyudis gets to bask in it all.
We sat down with Louis to talk about where this idea came from–and where he sees it going.
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