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8 Mar

Michelle Terris Brings Body Positivity To The LA Fashion Scene

Michelle Terris always felt self conscious as a child. Growing up in Southern California, Michelle was fed images from the media that convinced her that her loose arms and extra body fat were something to be ashamed of. Then in 2008, Michelle’s father was diagnosed with ALS - a neurodegenerative disease that causes you to lose control of basic bodily functions. The disease completely changed Michelle’s view of her own body. “After watching my father lose his ability to do everyday things, and then all things, I gained a new perspective on my body image,” Michelle said. “Instead of seeing rolls of fat that needed to be diminished or jiggly arms, I started thinking about all the amazing things my body...
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11 Aug

7 International Fashion Photographers to Inspire Your Next Portrait Shoot

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Janina Fleckhaus Janina Fleckhaus is a German photographer based out of Hamburg and London. Her fashion photography has a dreamy, girl next door look that makes her work both unique and relatable. Her work is more street art than high fashion, which gives the impression that her models could be your sister, brother or best friend. A lot of her images have an antique, film-like quality to them with some experimental post-processing effects thrown in, which adds an even more distinct look to her style. Her models rock a style that’s simple and comfortable - long skirts paired with high top sneakers and loose dresses worn over fitted tees. Her photos will make you want to grab your friends, go to the...
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15 Feb

Get a Front Row Seat at Stockholm’s Fashion Week with Virtual Reality Robots

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To score a prime spot at fashion shows during Fashion Week, you’ve either got to be in the industry, an illustrious fashion icon, a model in the show or just straight up know the right people. This makes fashion very exclusive to most people, not only a world that can’t be penetrated by the average Joe, but an industry that showcases fashion at these premier events that most people can’t afford, or would even look good in if they’re not a size -6. Stockholm’s Fashion Week is looking to change all of this and bring the eyes and voice of the people into this year’s proceedings. Designer Ida Klamborn will be using a virtual reality robot to broadcast her show to...
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10 Feb

Altruis Smart Jewelry Helps You Focus on Important Tasks Instead of Your Smartphone

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All it takes is one random smartphone notification to distract you from your busy day. Unfortunately, there aren’t many ways around the issue. Placing your mobile device on silent will leave you checking your pocket every few minutes in anticipation for a message or call, which can sometimes be worse than having your phone on full blast. Helping you stay in the moment is Vinaya, a London-based startup that specializes in smart jewelry and wearables. The brand strongly believes that technology should help you engage your surroundings (relationships, daily tasks and personal hobbies) and not the other way around. "We believe that it's only through facilitating such a human-centric research loop that we can arrive at meaningful solutions. Our aim is...
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2 Dec

TokyoFlash Brings the Flash to the Smartwatch Market

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There’s a common complaint among non-wearable fanatics when it comes to smartwatches. The reality is, most of them just don’t look that good. Let’s be real, no one wants to rock an ugly band around their wrist just because it can read emails for you. TokyoFlash gets your pain and is set on bringing some flash and flair to the smartwatch market with their fashion forward designs. In fact, they come right out with it in their mission statement – TokyoFlash designs wearable pieces of art. “Our watches are what we like to call ‘Unique Product Design,’ where design is the main point, not function. After all, if it looks good you want to buy it,” their website states. Not to...
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5 Nov

The Glanse Fashion App – Simplifying Shopping for Sales In Under A Minute

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Annoyed with having to search or sign up for a zillion emails or print coupons just to receive one sale reminder from your favorite clothing store? The new Glanse mobile app, created by Evelyn Zoubi and her company eCloset.me, seeks to avoid this shopping hassle by “curating all your favorite clothes on sale from 1,500 brands to show female shoppers the ones available in stock and in their size.” Here's what Glanse promises: You receive sale notifications the minute Glanse curates the most popular items the app identifies, all in real time. You don’t have to purchase clothes from multiple websites; the trendiest items come to you in one destination. You can share the love of a great find with friends. And with notifications like...
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4 Nov

Amazon Plans Entry Into Fashion With Own Clothing Line

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Amazon wants to be your everything. The tech giant has a reputation for diving into non-related sectors to boost its e-commerce footprint. Food (groceries and deliveries) was the last sector it was rumored to expand in. But now, word around the community suggests that the brand is getting into fashion. “For Amazon, we know our customers love brands, many of the brands in this room…and that’s where the lion’s share of our business comes from,” said Jeff Yurcisin, vice president of clothing at Amazon Fashion and CEO of Amazon’s Shopbop unit, at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit. “When we see gaps, when certain brands have actually decided for their own reasons not to sell with us, our customer still...
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19 Oct

The Worldbeing Tracker: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Just Got Social

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Layer, a London-based design studio, has a truly remarkable global vision. They’ve created a fashionable, eco-friendly wearable that not only improves our daily habits, but takes the data collected from our everyday choices and uses it to improve the world. How can a tracker take on such a monumental task? Introducing The Worldbeing concept. Supported by the Carbon Trust (an organization promoting environmental responsibility) and created by Benjamin Hubert, the Worldbeing is a wearable and app that tracks carbon usage. How much carbon did you reduce by taking biking to work? Which of your household appliances uses the most electricity? The Worldbeing wearable is Layer’s attempt at quantifying some of these daily choices and possibly changing the way we live our lives...
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5 Oct

Fashion Forward Fairings Push Prosthetics into the Future with Style

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Typically, the image of a prosthetic is depicted as cold, hard and metallic – a hollow, impersonal structure built for functionality and lacking any semblance of flair. Human prosthetics have come a long way in replicating the maneuvers and abilities of the limbs they replace, but that shouldn’t deter how they look aesthetically. That’s the idea behind Alleles Design Studio, which designs and produces ready to wear, customizable prosthetics that up the panache factor of what one might expect from the nuts and bolts of a medical prosthetic. Canadian artists McCauley Warner and Ryan Palibroda founded the studio after becoming inspired by the startling lack of options available for people who require prosthetics. They developed lavishly decorated and intricately detailed prosthetic...
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29 Sep

3D printed headpiece installation changes color to reflect mood

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The body reveals what words cannot. ~ Martha Graham This quote truly sums up the theory behind a new ethereal-looking 3D headpiece that changes color to reflect your mood. The Neurotiq illuminating brain cap, created by the company Sensoree, is the latest technology in the world of brain scanning and 3D printing. According to Ecouterre, “the Neurotiq brain cap uses brain scans from an EEG sensor to light up LED lights inside a 3D printed mesh. Different colors express varying brain states – from red when you’re sleepy to light blue when you’re relaxed and purple when you’re excited.” Sensoree Founder, and future concepts designer, Kristin Neidlinger has a mission: to create technology that elevates and expands physical embodiment. With a MFA...
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