Tech & Fashion: Smart Accessories

Even though it may seem like it, wearable technology is not a new phenomenon. The products however, are becoming more fashionable and more of what you actually would want to wear. Wearable technology is getting more fashion forward and actually looks chic while being smart!
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I Was There: Zero Power Smart Fashion

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This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the Zero Power Smart Fashion event held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The event was organized by the Zero Power Swiss initiative, Guardian Angels EPFL, swissnex Boston, and ETH Zurich.

The goal of this special, one-day exhibition and symposium is to showcase the latest innovations in wearable technologies, and to connect the fashion and high-tech industries with the research institutions and universities from the US and Europe.

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THIS! Tuesdays: Get This TV

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Back in the day, waiting for a mail order catalog and being able to receive your chosen items in the mail after weeks seemed like such a great concept. Shortly after the mail order you then had new “real time” shopping platforms such as QVC, then online shopping became the most convenient and easy way to shop several places all at once.

Things have greatly changed over the years technology has changed how we shop in general. Advancements in internet and technology have allowed us to shop form various stores nationally and internationally. Shopping is now accessible on your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. These days the more “fast fashion” becomes more of the way of the world, you are even able to watch various designer shows such as NBC’s Fashion Star and immediately shop the new looks bought by the featured retailers.

Question: So what could possibly be next?… Answer: Get This TV!

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Tonight: DigitalFlashNYC – Fashion & Beauty

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It is no surprise that the world has gone digital, but how do we in the fashion and beauty world keep up with the ever changing innovations in technology? There is no one great answer, as everyone is finding out what to get into and what to stay away from. Wouldn’t it be great to find out from the experts in the industry what’s been working for them and what’s new on the market.. well tonight you can! The DFlash Girls Sara Walker-Santana and Laura Mignott, are bringing this opportunity to life. They are inviting you to learn something new, network and sip on drinks from the fabulous open bar, and get this… feed your sweet tooth with Swedish Fish as dessert 🙂

The DFlash Girls! -(L) Laura Mignott Co-Founder/President (R) Sara Walker-Santana Co-Founder/President

Some of the major players in both industries will be sharing what they’re doing in digital, social, and
mobile. Find out what’s working, how are they measuring success, what are their challenges have been and what are the predictions for what’s next.

Panelists:

Carla Dunham – Senior Director, Social Media, Saks 5th Avenue

Heather Park – Director of Digital Media, NARS Cosmetics

Katherine Crane – Advertising Director, Polyvore

Nathaniel McNamara – President & Founder, Tip or Skip

Event Details:
Date: 7/12/12
Location: LBi Offices, 11 West 19th St
Time: 6:30PM-9PM

Cost: $20.00 – Includes open bar and Swedish fish

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Black Music Month – Pharrell’s Stereotypes

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Our first Monday Music Feature for Black Music Month is the very unique and creative music mogul, writer/composer, producer, artist, and fashion entrepreneur – Pharrell Williams. In 1994, after being involved in the music industry since he was in his early 20s, Pharrell and his childhood friend, Chad Hugo established themselves as a production duo called “The Neptunes”; which was the same name as their  “R&B type” group they had formed in high school. They went onto writing and producing tracks and songs for an eclectic range of artists throughout the late 90s.

In 2001, The Neptunes were getting recognized as the producers to work with for hit records. Later that same year they were working as a group and producing their own albums, and formed a hip-hop/rock/funk band N.E.R.D (No One Ever Really Dies) with friend Shay Haley, under Virgin Records label. In 2005, their band ended their contract Continue Reading

Your Designs,Your Products- Cubify!

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Wish you could design your own shoes, home decor, or children’s toys in the comfort of your own home? Well my friend I’m here to tell you this is your lucky day, because with the Cube 3D Printer you can do just that!

With new technological advancements and innovations being created everyday the design industry continues to blow our minds. The things that used to seem so futuristic are continuing to become more real and accessible. That is exactly the where Cubify.com comes into the picture, allowing you to “express yourself in 3D”. Now instead of waiting for your favorite company to create something unique and fascinating you can make your own products!

Cubify is a place to unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life in 3D. Cubify.com combines coloring book simplicity with cloud gaming fun to deliver a fun create and make experience in 3D.

This amazing “printer” will allow you to make whatever you can think of, so it is like you are your own manufacturer! Continue Reading