Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Vivienne Tam HP Mini - Final Journey Part 1

So, last week was my final days of documenting my journey with the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition. This stylish and affordable laptop has given me so much joy... I know it sounds corny, but I've never enjoyed a piece of technology as much as I have enjoyed using, carrying around, and gadetizing with my HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition. To end my journey HP was kind enough to send me to New York during Fashion Week and not only let me meet Vivienne Tam and view some gorgeous clothes...but meet other women bloggers that have taken this journey with me.

My first stop was Phoenix, Arizona airport, unfortunately I still had to work so getting a wi-fi signal was very important. The HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition picked up the airport signal immediately and I was connected within a few clicks. I was able to work from the airport and easily turn off my wifi on the plane so I could watch iTunes movies, play games, etc...

After settling into our hotel, our next stop was the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition bloggers from across the country got together for a New York City Tour. It was my first time in New York so I really enjoyed the city, especially being surrounded by great company.

That night it was time to meet Vivienne Tam at her boutique for a fashion show and cocktail party afterwards! I was sooo excited I didn't know what to do! I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to actually talk to her, but boy was I in for a surprise for the entire trip. Not only would we be able to see Vivienne Tam but we were able to talk to her, take pictures, and the week would reveal that Vivienne Tam would be involved in our trip in a way no one even expected....

Stay tuned for the rest of my final journey... until then you can view all my images on Flickr or read more from the other Vivienne Tam bloggers:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Technology and Fashion Combine as Mannequins take over New York?

Sony really pulled out all the stops with the "Mannequins take to the street" campaign. The company partnered with six different fashion designers that outfitted mannequins what will be up for view in various parts of Manhattan.

Each mannequin is dressed by a fashion designer, will be displayed until Valentine's Day, and each mannequin is holding the Sony VAIO P-Series Lifestyle PC , the worlds lightest most stylish 8" notebook.

The featured designers include threeASFOUR, Elise Overland, Katy Rodriguez, Libertine. So far the "exhibit" has been up at a number of places in New York including:

  • Grand Central Station on January 30th
  • Dinner and Drinks in The Lower Eastside on Jan 31st
  • Midtown & Union Square on Feb 5th
  • Chelsea on Feb 6th
  • Meatpacking District on Feb 7th
If you are in New York and you missed it...never fear:
  • Today, Feb 11th in Midtown
  • Tomorrow, Feb 12th at the Rockefeller Center
  • Feb 13th and 14th at Bryant Park during Fashion Week
Talk about an amazing campaign.. I'm not in New York and won't be there until the 17th, so I'll miss it. But if any of my readers go.. I'd love to hear from you.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Vivienne Tam HP Mini Days 3 thru 5

I'm still out on the road with the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition and it's been a really cool journey. This weekend was really fun, I'm still working with Retailing Together and Phoenix Fashion Week this month, getting some great content for both of their websites.

Hilda and Jazzy @ Classy Jazzy Boutique

My first stop was with at a boutique called Classy Jazzy in the heart of old town Scottsdale, AZ to interview Hilda for Retailing Together.com. The owner, Hilda, owns the boutique and named it after her dog, Jazzy. Jazzy was sooo cute, and to be honest, the real diva of the show! Jazzy had on a t-shirt that said... "I'm kinda a big deal around here"! Classy Jazzy sells some amazing jewelry and accessories for dogs, and Hilda, a huge Obama fan was very optimistic about the economy... not to mention being obsessed with fashion. She loved the HP Mini and thought it would fit perfectly with her store decor.

My next stop for Retailing Together was in Tempe, AZ at Tempe Marketplace with Eric Torres. Eric is the genius owner of Different Trends, a website that represents a number of emerging designers. Eric, a fashion techie himself, loved the Vivienne Tam laptop, all he wanted to know was if it had built in wi-fi... Of course!

Me interviewing Eric Torres, owner of Different Trends

I also made stop to interview Katie from Garage Boutique a The Mix shopping center in Scottsdale, AZ. I loved the boutique, it was full of grown up luxury clothes for kids. The Mix Shopping center was amazing.. each and every store inside was handpicked by the owners.

Me and Katie of Garage Boutique chatting it up in the Twizzler's corner

Lastly, I spent the rest of the weekend at Phoenix Fashion Week's Apparel for Success workshops. I really enjoyed this job because I got to interview creative designers who were just getting their lines started and were looking for resources to help them succeed. Definitely a fun day for me and the HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition...

I fell in love with a few more features this weekend. First, it fits absolutely perfect in my purse. Everyone else pulling out laptops had this huge bulky thing (like I used to), and it was just heavy and cumbersome for them. Also, The HP mini is a great networking tool... talk about attention! Everyone wanted to know where I got it from, what it does... I actually made a few business connections with it.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Carry your gadgets with style using CareerBags.com accessories

I LOVE IT WHEN I STUMBLE ACROSS CUTE BAGS I can use to carry around my gadgets. Besides a laptop bag, being a fashion techie, I carry around a lot of things in my purse that sometimes get scratched up.

Yeah.. that's my purse! (click to image to zoom and read captions) It's a mess and it can get extremely heavy. It hurts my shoulder and it's just too much stuff in it on top of my gadgets. That's why when Career Bags contacted me and told me about their new Abbi NY Carrie Slim Carrier I was really excited. It has slim shoulder bag strap with ComfortGel, oriental print, external zipper for additional storage, and suede lining with protective padding. Now I just need to purge so I can have a lighter load!

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Links à la Mode IFB Round Up

  • 39thandbroadway.com - We are fierce, fabulous, fashionable women; now show us our freakin money!

  • Calgary Fashion - Calgarian Up and Coming Designer raises the bar for Project Runway Canada contestants.

  • Couture Allure - An open letter to Blumarine about body image in their advertising.

  • fashion in my eyes - Tour de Paris

  • féte à féte - Givenchy spring beauty colors!

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers - IFB wants you to DRESS UP for a global soirée

  • Iwanttowearit. - Karl and Katsyua Kamo rock the paper and scissors for the Chanel couture show. Arts and crafts never looked so glam!

  • LeCityKitty - An even edgier option of blacl polish, Flatte Black by Knock Out. Oui Si Chic

  • Little Black Book - Exploring the fusion of fashion and music through singer songwriter Lady GaGa

  • Mademoiselle Robot - Worshiping John Waters & getting inspired by his films

  • Modelizing - bergdorf goodman 5f window display

  • Or False Glitter - Pondering negative male perceptions of my style!

  • reLYME - Smashbox’s new spring live brings out your inner muse.

  • Shopping and Info - Shopping and Info found Angelina Jolie’s Hippie Chic black dress for Spring 2009.

  • Solo Lisa y Nada Mas - Menswear-inspired looks for the ladies

  • Style Symmetry - Eyeliah sits for 10 artists to paint her portrait… not naked!

  • Style With Anna - Valentine’s Day Contest - Win This Fabulous Necklace!

  • Technology Starlet - Journey of a Pro Fashion Techie and her HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition

  • THE COVETED - Packing light for the compulsive over packer.

  • the musings of ondo lady - Meet Chanel Ward, the fabulous blogger who brings us Hip Candy as well as six other blogs including Michele O. Style.

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