Thursday, October 30, 2008

Links à la Mode : October 30th




  • 39thandbroadway - Career advice for those working their booties off in fashion!

  • A Few Goody GumDrops - Tells us Black Sinner Lipstick and Shine are not just for Halloween!

  • Capitola Girl Jewelry Blog - Get personal with these fab photo finds from indie jewelry artists.

  • dapper kid - Short essay on the history of modeling and fashion shows…

  • dramatis personae - No Need to Wig Out

  • Fashion Architect - This is what a fashion architect’s room looks like

  • fashion in my eyes - Field of dreams,Natalia Vodianova and her family in Vogue…

  • Fashion Pulse Daily - LA Fashion Week: we review the west coast style vibes from several designers, including Crispin & Basilio, Whitley Kros, and Lauren Conrad.

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers - Stand out from the crowd by refining your unique voice

  • Iole in fashion - Exaggereted, huge, cumbersome, xxl, warm, heavy, bulky: they’re the coats to choose this winter.

  • Mademoiselle Robot - An interview with the fabulous Broken Hearts, perfect Halloween inspiration!

  • O.M.O. Writes - As the temps drop, our affinity for fur increases! Check out the luxe looks on the street and runways…

  • Retro Chick - Halloween celebrations with Style

  • ShopDiary - reviews Lancôme’s Ôscillation Vibrating Powermascara. Amazing!

  • Shopping and Info - Lots of celebrities are wearing Minnetonkas now.

  • Technology Starlet - Will Technology Let You Buy Without Trying It On?

  • THE COVETED - Need a costume? Check your closet… there might be a 60’s housewife in there…
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Avatar Shopping Could Change Future of Online Shopping


Image from whattheheck.com

We all knew it was coming... especially Luke Plunkett, a Kotaku, who started the buzz back in June... Microsoft's New Xbox experience will be allowing avatars to purchase products from the Avatar Shop.

I know gaming isn't really my subject matter, but could you imagine the possibilities if the fashion industry started to think like this? Could you imagine walking into a virtual store and spinning around in a 360 view and picking up things off of shelves? Could you imagine actually trying on clothes virtually with an avatar that has your exact measurements? Could you imagine walking up to a virtual clerk and purchasing online? Could you imagine a week later you get a package on your front door?

The possibilities are endless.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Will Technology Let You Buy Without Trying On?




New technology, OptiTex software, is allowing fashion designers to simulate real fabrics on their computer monitors... even seeing how the fabric will behave as a model walks down the runway. Read more at Fortune's writer Jon Fortt's blog Big Tech.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

CoutureCart Makes Online Boutique Startups a Little easier



Courture Cart is an e-commerce shopping cart designed for fashionistas and fashionistos who want open their own online boutique. The company has been focusing on assisting fashion retailers market their website for a number of years and the resounding complaint has been shopping cart solutions.

These guys were able to use this info to strategically position themselves as the only e-commerce shopping cart built exclusively for fashion retailers.

Unfortunately... why hadn't anyone thought of this? E-commerce and fashion go hand in hand, it's just sad to see fashion still so far behind in technology. Tyler Eagleton from CoutureCart made this statement...

"With CoutureCart, adding product and managing styles is simple...Adding multiple photos and sale options is also streamlined. We've also made importing product from a current site a breeze. It's exactly what fashion retailers have been asking for!"
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wanted: Fashion & Style Social Bookmarker



I need a social media fashionista to partner with me and do social bookmarking for companies...

Read the job description and let me know if you are interested or if you know someone who is.
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Craigslist: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/wrg/886643511.html

Please note... before you apply for this job have experience with blogging and social bookmarking.

What i need done:
I need someone to go to all the blog posts I do around the web and summarize the articles into 2 to 3 compelling sentences and submit them to Digg, Propeller, del.icio.us, and magnolia...daily.

What I already have versus what the provider will build:
I already have the accounts set up and the articles written... you just have to bookmark them. It should take you 1 to 3 minutes per article. I will share a google calender with you to keep both of us on track.

Other context/requirements that providers will need to know:
I do about 29 blog posts per week for a number of companies dealing with luxury, jewelry, style, and fashion.

Specific expertise that I am seeking:
English speaking fashion columnist and/or blogger with funny and witty content. I'm not a technical writer and I need someone who can add a human element to this project. Someone who is passionate about fashion, style, and jewelry!

Timeframe for delivery:
You can choose to bookmark daily or to bulk bookmark at the end of the week, however it needs to be done by the end of each week.

Payment:
Depending on your preference payment can be done by a paypal invoice emailed to me. Please state how much you would charge for this job.. because I have no idea.

Please note:
payment will be paid at the end of each month.

* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: Please state in application how much you would charge for this job

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Suzy Menkes On CNN

Suzy Menkes interview with CNN... the ultimate fashion editior... 20 years with Hearld Tribune has made her an icon. She talks about the economy and how she started as a fashion columnist, blogger, editor, and designer.... a must watch for fashionistas and fashion industry professionals.



Can't see the video? Check it out here: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2008/10/17/ic.oct.16.bk.b.cnn Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Hippo Water Roller Project



Today is blog action day and any excuse I have to talk about Hippo Water Rollers is a good day for me (see my previous post).

A Hippo Water Rollers is a 22lb device that allows anyone to transport 24 gallons of water in less time and with greater ease. This is like a giving free healthcare to an American... many natives in other countries carry 5 gallon buckets on their head to get water to their communities causing havoc on their bodies, on their lives, and on their health... The Hippo Water Roller Project aims to solve that problem.

Hippo Water Rollers makes it possible to gather gallons of water 5x's the amount possible than traditional methods. A single roller carries enough of the needed liquid to meet the basic requirements for 5 people per day.

I love and support The Hippo Water Project and I encourage all my readers to get involved today by donating money to the project and helping thousands break free from poverty, one roller cost $100 and last up to 7 years. If you can't provide monetary aide, partner with The Hippo Water Project, volunteer, or just spread the word.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My New Website



Hello Faithful Readers! I am proud to announce my new website for my freelance services, self entitled... www.tierramwilson.com. What will you find there?


Check me out today and let me know what you guys think...

Thanks,
Tierra M Wilson Like This? Love This? Let me know!

360 Degree Mirror




I ran across this new gadget and I think my hubby would stay out of the bathroom forever if I bought this... the 360 degree mirror. For about $40 this bad boy has seven mirror panels for full coverage. The central mirror lights up and it can be mounted with suction cups or screws. The dimensions are 9x6x2 1/2"... three AAA batters needed.

Wanna purchase? This Google search will direct you to the right place. Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Brides.com Coming to a Phone Near You



Brides.com, a Conde Nast publication, will be coming to your Nokia N75 on October 17th. How? Brides.com come will be bringing future brides live video streaming of current bridal fashions straight from the runway using Flixwagon video technology. For more information visit my source at Market Watch or wait for the release of the cool feature at Brides.com blog, Wedded Bits. Like This? Love This? Let me know!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chictopia.com




Chictopia.com is a hot website where you can upload pictures of yourself representing your personal fashion style.... kinda like a do it yourself Satorialist. You can also browse pictures by body type.. which I think is pretty cool. They also have a blog, Everybody is Ugly, "Because without style, everybody is ugly", which offers advice about new products and what's happening in the fashion world. Like This? Love This? Let me know!