In a world filled with the latest in wearable technology, its refreshing to discover a smart watch that doesn’t skimp on style and function – and the Martian Notifier is it!
Martian WatchesTM, a California-based, award-winning developer of fashionable wireless technologies, including the world’s first Bluetooth® voice-command smartwatch, shared the debut of its new Martian Notifier™ line of smart watches last week in New York City. Martian Notifier was designed for the fashion- and cost-conscious consumer who wants a notification-enabled smartwatch without breaking the bank, for just $129.
Discover the Martian Notifier smart watch below:
The Martian Notifier line features a timeless analog design, customizable vibration patterns and an integrated OLED readout that delivers real-time alerts and notifications from the convenience of your wrist including Caller ID, Calendar, Weather, texts, email (POP or IMAP), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, favorite games, bank alerts, fitness stats, news headlines, and other alerts your smartphone allows. Vibration patterns for each type of alert are set using the free Martian App on your smartphone, letting you know if you’ve just received, for example, an email, text message or news alert without even looking at your watch, let alone your phone. The Martian Notifier App lets you filter the notification types you want sent to the watch. And you can recall past notification for a quick review.
In addition, Martian Notifier offers several convenience-oriented features. For example, a touch of a Notifier button activates your smartphone’s speakerphone, enabling hundreds of voice commands to control music, check a sports score, get directions, search the web, create a reminder or appointment, and more. You can also decline an incoming call, set silent vibrating alarms that only you will sense, get a once-an-hour tickler to remind you to take a break, turn on an LED light to see in a dark room, control your phone’s camera shutter, and more.
If you’re looking for a smart watch that provides all the functionality that you could possibly need, while keeping up with your ever-changing fashion sense, then this smart watch may just be the perfect match for you! For more information on the Martian Notifier smart watch visit MartianNotifier.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest today.
McDonald’s USA announced the launch of its 2014 McCafé® Student Fashion Design Competition, in partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR). Both brands are on a mission to find the next fashion superstar! The nationwide competition, open exclusively to HBCU students, launched with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Howard University students to chat up close and personal with veteran stylist and media personality June Ambrose.
The 2014 McCafé® Student Fashion Design Competition is now open! Students must submit at least one sketch of a McCafé®-inspired red carpet look. The winning design will be worn by the red carpet host of this year’s McDonald’s 365Black Awards, which takes place during Essence Festival. In addition to having the sketch come to life, the student will also win an apprenticeship with designer Evelyn Lambert, all-expense paid trip to New Orleans and a $1,000 scholarship.
The launch of the 2014 McCafé® Student Fashion Design Competition is in conjunction with the launch of HFR’s newest initiative Harlem’s Fashion Row-University (HFR-U), which strives to inspire, nurture and advance the next generation of diverse fashion industry talent by offering professional development and networking opportunities to undergradutate students at historically black colleges across the country.
The grand prize winner of the competition will receive the opportunity of a lifetime – an apprenticeship with noted designed Evelyn Lambert; having their design worn by the 11th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards red carpet host; an all-expense paid trip to the 11th annual McDonald’s® 365Black Awards® taping, which takes palce in New Orleans during the July 4th weekend; a $1,000 scholarship; his/her sketch featured on a limited-edtion HFR signature tee.
All students at historically black colleges across the country are encourage to enter. The competition runs from April 3 – April 25th, with the winner announced on April 30th. For more information on the contest and rules, visit harlemsfashionrow.com/hfru.
This week, Sears hosted a Fall Preview of the latest trends, styles and collaborations of the Seventeen, Kardashian Kollection, Bongo and more. I love getting a sneak peek and Fall styles early, but I love it even more when I can spot seasonal styles and trends that I can find now and wear all year long!
If you’re a girl who’s always on the go Sears Style fashions from the Kardashian Kollection or Metaphor are the perfect option for who want to dress in trendy and popular styles. When you’re sporting the latest threads from brands who understand your style, you’re sure to look and feel amazing. At Sears, you can find the hottest trends in the colors you love, so you’ll be ready for anything.
Take this conservative Kardashian Kollection moment for a spin now. Why wait for fall? The midriff exposing trend with a pencil skirt only works with modest skin exposure but this look is so hot that you can grab similar separates and take them for a spin this Spring.
The beauty about many of the Sears Style trends and fashions spotted at the Fall preview is that you don’t have to wait until later this year to find them online and in stores. Many of the items will be available and can ship as early as later this month. That’s a stylish solution that’ll keep your closet chic and trendy for seasons to come.
In case you want to find what’s hot and what’s now, Sears has you covered with a curated selection of the latest styles and trends all in one place. Now + Here. A contemporary shop found in stores and online, it’s currently stocked with every must on our list: graphic tees, jumpsuits, boyfriend jeans, maxis, bombers, skinnies and that’s just the start of it. You can begin shopping them all in preparation for warm weather—and before they expire. But hurry, cause once it’s gone – it’s GONE!
Check out more of the looks from the Sears Fall preview below and discover some of your favorite and new seasonal trends that you can style ahead of the curve (and season) today.
Could Shoes Dsire is the number 1 social app for shoe lovers to see, share, scan, search, and buy their favorite shoe styles all from the comfort of their iPhone? The app’s revolutionary ‘Shoe Recognition’ technology may be the one element that is a game changer. Upload a picture of any shoe to Shoes Dsire. The app will scan the shoes and display a list of nearby stores and websites that carry that particular style, including the current retail price. Shoes Dsire’s ‘Shoe Recognition’ technology also displays related styles to provide additional shoe-spiration and help users find the right pair of shoes at a price that matches their budget.
Shoes Dsire is also a social community where shoe lovers receive discounts and last-minute offers on shoes, share and discuss their favorite styles, and get news and tips on the latest in shoe fashion directly from their iPhone.
To celebrate their recent launch, the team at Shoes Dsire is giving all new users the chance to win in their $3,000 shoe shopping spree giveaway. The giveaway runs from January 22 to April 2, 2014, and each week 1 lucky new user will win a $300 shoe shopping spree. 10 winners, 10 weeks. Simply download and start using the app today for your chance to win.
“Shoe Dsire is a distinctive new approach of looking at shoes,” said Walter Bernacca, founder of Shoes Dsire. “It welcomes users to a completely new retail concept offering today’s aspiring lifestyle-oriented customer the most unique access to shoes.”
Shoes Dsire is free to download, available now on the iTunes App store. Currently available for iPhone users only, Shoes Dsire will launch an Android version in mid-2014.
If you’re looking for a fashionable option to stylishly communicate, take a look at the new Harper’s BAZAAR Emojis! Because fashion is beyond words, Harper’s BAZAAR’s first-ever collection of Emojis features socially sharable illustrations that represent the magazine’s signature images and personalities.
The app offers 36 Harper’s BAZAAR Emojis and four exclusive Emojis created by the iconic fashion brand equipment. Notable Harper’s BAZAAR Emojis include fashionable must-haves such as the Little Red Dress, Cool Sunnies, and the Moon Mani; plus, familiar Harper’s BAZAAR faces including Editor in Chief Glenda Bailey, Executive Editor/Special Projects Laura Brown, and Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld. The free app also includes emojis to express wants, (like macarons), needs (like a yellow SoulCycle bike), and spirit animals (like fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and his cat Choupette).
These Harper’s BAZAAR Emojis fit any time and any season. They include black pumps, a studded ear cuff, a glass of Champagne, and a pair of juicy-red statement lips. For over-communicators like many of my friends, these stylish emojis add a necessary layer of creativity to text messaging. Thankfully, it’s Harper’s BAZAAR to the rescue, with their new Fashion Emojis.
Presented by Equipment, the Harper’s BAZAAR Emojis app was designed and developed in partnership with SixAgency. Harper’s Bazaar collaborated with London-based design agency Crush Creative to create the icons, now available in the iTunes store.
Following pre runway buzz on NYMAG.com’s designer inspiration mood board, and Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for 2014 – editors, bloggers and fashion buyers from around the globe were eager to see the Fall/Winter 14 collections turned out by Aussie designers, including established eveningwear designer Steven Khalil, up and coming designer, Philippa Galasso and contemporary legwear brand Tightology.
Each collection stayed true to the designer’s signature form and did not disappoint. Showing for the second time at NYFW, Philippa Galasso expanded her collection this season, adding long gowns, with beaded embellishments, leather and feather accents in rich hues of navy blue and emerald green.
ABOUT PHILIPPA GALASSO
Philippa Galasso is the fresh, young talent behind the eponymous Philippa Galasso eveningwear label. Her collections, which originated in Sydney, Australia, have gained a global reputation for their mystical shades, cutting-edge shapes, striking lines and delicate fabrics. The designer’s quintessentially feminine silhouettes have been especially well received in France, where she showcased her collection at the ‘Festival de Cannes’ in 2012 and appeared in Elle Magazine Paris. Philippa — whose credentials include an Australian Wool Award and a diploma from Sydney’s prestigious Ultimo TAFe College — debuted her Summer 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week in September.
As always Steven Khalil turned out show-stopping gowns, in an assortment of colors from white to rose gold with laser cut accents, and in a departure from his usual look, he added a black long calf length dress with a full skirt in water washed French silk.
ABOUT STEVEN KHALIL
Steven Khalil, a designer at the forefront of Australian eveningwear and bridal couture, creates sophisticated and romantic gowns with timeless appeal. The Steven Khalil brand is synonymous with luxury. His handcrafted gowns are a go-to for stylish stars, including Keira Knightley and Aussie celebrities Delta Goodrem and Kate Richie. Steven’s designs, renowned for their custom fit and superior quality, have attracted a client base from all over the world.
Tightology chose to keep it simple, having the tights speak for themselves sending an intriguing fusion of bold prints and colorful patterns down the runway with models styled with severe hair buns parted down the middle by Cutler Salon and minimal makeup by AJ Crimson.
Tightology established in 2009, Tightology is an Australian company devoted entirely to the production of original and contemporary legwear. The label, which offers its apparel in a variety of colors and patterns, has become a leading brand across the globe. Tightology fuses style with environmental consciousness by using fair-trade practices and sustainably sourced materials to create its must-have tights and socks. The label’s approach to design is a product of the team’s core belief —lead, don’t follow. Beyond creating unique designs, the brand also pledges to provide quality. Tightology offers playful, bold apparel suitable for all occasions.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Timo Weiland DESIGN DIRECTOR: Alan Eckstein HEAD DESIGNER: Donna Kang
Filled with plenty of patterns, prints and polka dots, the Timo Weiland show was one of the cleanest ready-to-wear shows I’ve seen all season long. The Fall 2014 collection drew on Timo’s local New York design concept, and built upon it in reflection of the Hudson River, and adventurous weekends spent upstate with friends.
Inspiration for this collection also came from a still from an unnamed Cindy Sherman film.
In the still, a woman with a short, brazen haircut is stopped on a bicycle in the middle of the road, harshly looking back at something unknown. Behind the woman is a blurred barren road, leading off into the mountains. To Timo & Alan, this translated to a vibrant take on earthy tones, textured knits, plaids, and a mix of graphic prints.
Look 25: ”Ansley” Polka Dot Crewneck Knit with “Taryn” Pencil Skirt in Painted Dot.
Look 19: ”Warren” Buffalo Plaid Knit with “Taryn” Plaid Pencil Skirt.
Look 6: ”Carrie” Dress in blue, teal, black, and white stripe.
Look 4: ”Tracy” T-Shirt in Blue Metallic Leather with “Bianca” Ottoman Knit Skirt in blue and white.
Check out the entire Timo Weiland Fall/Winter Show finale walk below:
Overall this collection had a little of something for everyone. Based on a few of my favorite looks in the collection listed above, which runway style could you see yourself wearing? Share your favorite look below.
Disclosure: Thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s post on style on the go with the Kleenex Brand Style Studio.
To celebrate Kleenex’s 90th anniversary, they’re bringing you another innovative first: The Kleenex® Style Studio. It’s a fun, inspiring way to discover more of the Kleenex® Brand designs and products you love. And maybe even a few that’ll take you by surprise.
Whether you’re decorating at home or adding a pop of color to your clutch, Kleenex® has you covered with the hottest colors and patterns to complement your ever changing style. During New York Fashion Week I was asked to pair a few of the new Kleenex brand to go facial tissue packs with my own stylish accessories to see just how well these designs fit in with my own style. Lucky for me, I was more than excited to grab a few stylish necessities during fashion week, especially since using Kleenex tissue is a great way to ward off and keep cold and flu germs contained. (In case you didn’t know, New York is in the midst of one of the worst winters in a long time – and catching a cold or the flu is easier than ever.)
Check out a few of my favorite Kleenex style moments below…
Where do you find your style inspiration? Can you believe that after spotting this green honeycomb Kleenex style design, I was inspired to shift my style in every shade of green imaginable. I paired a mix of neons, emeralds, kelly green shades and more to bring a surge of color to brighten my day in this drab wintery weather.
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With NYFW shows scattered throughout the entire city and the introduction of The Pavilion- a brand new venue at Lincoln Center, and The Hub at Hudson-a flexible presentation space for emerging talent just minutes from the Tents, it’s practically impossible to watch all the shows – all the time, until now. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 Collections have been much talked about over the last few weeks following the announcement of new changes for the shows and now we have your front row seat to all the action.
If you’re looking to find all the New York Fashion Week shows all in one place, you’ve found it! Watch all of the streaming New York Fashion Week shows on the go with DivasandDorks.com.
Once again, we have ALL of the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week shows streaming live on the web and on your smartphone device. That means, no matter if you’re running late to a show – or if you’re stuck inside a show waiting for the fashion to begin, you’ll always have a constant stream of fashion in the palm of your hands – right here and right now!
Did I mention that we’re mobile too? You can watch streaming New York Fashion Week shows on the go easily. [Simply go to DivasandDorks.com on your mobile device and scroll down to the bottom of the page for fashion week coverage on your mobile device.]
The preliminary lineup for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 Collections includes: NICHOLAS K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, RAOUL, RICHARD CHAI, CREATURES OF THE WIND, TADASHI SHOJI, DESIGUAL, TOME, MARISSA WEBB, DANIEL VOSOVIC, TODD SNYDER, GO RED FOR WOMEN ®/THE HEART TRUTH ® RED DRESS COLLECTIONSM, MARK AND ESTEL, ZIMMERMANN, REBECCA VALLANCE, CARMEN MARC VALVO, PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID, TRINA TURK, NAUTICA, REBECCA MINKOFF, HACHE, NICOLE MILLER, CHARLOTTE RONSON, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, EMERSON BY JACKIE FRASER-SWAN, RUFFIAN, LACOSTE, JILL STUART, SON JUNG WAN, KOONHOR, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, MARA HOFFMAN, ADEAM, IVAN AGUILAR, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, ASIA FASHION COLLECTION, VENEXIANA, LELA ROSE, DKNY, DAVID TLALE, CUSTO BARCELONA, PARKCHOONMOO, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, VIVIENNE TAM, GEORGINE, MESKITA, MATHIEU MIRANO, CAROLINA HERRERA, NOON BY NOOR, TOMMY HILFIGER, ANGEL SANCHEZ, DENNIS BASSO, ALON LIVNÉ, MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH, KATYA LEONOVICH, REEM ACRA, RICARDO SECO, ZAC POSEN, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, TORY BURCH, J.CREW, BADGLEY MISCHKA, JENNY PACKHAM, DIESEL BLACK GOLD, LIBERTINE, NAEEM KHAN, CONCEPT KOREA, PAMELLA ROLAND, MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, SKINGRAFT, THE ART INSTITUTES, MICHAEL KORS, NANETTE LEPORE, LIE SANG BONG, KAUFMANFRANCO, HUGO BOSS, BETSEY JOHNSON, MARIST COLLEGE PRESENTS BETSEY JOHNSON REPRISE, CLOVER CANYON, CUTECIRCUIT, ANNA SUI, ZANG TOI, RALPH LAUREN, RACHEL ZOE, J. MENDEL, CALVIN KLEIN, BIBHU MOHAPATRA and HERNAN LANDER.
How do you keep up with all of the New York Fashion Week action? Are you running from show to show or catching the latest fashion roundups online? What are some of your favorite fashion blogs covering New York Fashion Week? Share your insights below.
If you’re one of the “lucky ones” underneath the New York Fashion Week tents at Lincoln Center, chances are that you’re using your smartphone to death. More than likely, your smartphone is your precious baby that you use to connect with others on and offline. You use your smartphone to share your fashionable experiences, chronicle style moments and more – but did you know that you may not be using your smartphone correctly? Check out five ways to optimize your iPhone use during NYFW below…
1. Stop Keeping Your iPhone Plugged in Overnight…
Letting your iPhone charge while you sleep at night might be convenient, but it’s not the best way to keep your iPhone damage free during this busy week. Leaving your iPhone plugged in after it’s already fully charged can damage your battery over time and it could start dying more quickly. Try charging it throughout the days you can unplug it once it’s fully charged.
2. Give Your iPhone a Time Out…
You really should be turning your phone off periodically, or your battery will die faster than it should. Leaving it on and idle stresses the battery, experts say. If you, like me – use your phone as an alarm clock, consider picking up a cheap desktop alarm and shut your phone off at night (you’ll save radiation exposure AND give your smartphone the break that it deserves.)
3. Stop Leaving the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled All the Time…
When your iPhone has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled and isn’t using one or both, it’s just wasting energy. As you wander around, navigating throughout the city for your next show, you’re not likely going to need or want Wi-Fi or Bluetooth all the time. You’re better off leaving both off and just turning them on when you need them.
4. Filming shows in portrait mode…
Hey you! Did you know that you’re actually supposed to film videos horizontally – not vertically? You’ve seen those videos filmed in vertically mode – not cute. Film your awesome fashion week moments the correct way, so that your friends and family can enjoy them without the “black frame of death”.
5. Protect Your iPhone With A Passcode…
According to Apple, half of iPhone users do not lock their phones. If you don’t have a passcode on your iPhone and it’s stolen, your identity and personal information is completely open and available for the thief to grab. And while you’re at it – quit walking around with your iPhone in your hand. Around 40 percent of the robberies in major cities (including NYC) now involve mobile devices, so it’s actually pretty dangerous to walk around carelessly with your iPhone out.
If you keep these tips in mind while navigating through the fashion week chaos, your iPhone will thank you and last as long as you do! Did we miss anything? What are your favorite smartphone tips and tricks you use during New York Fashion Week? Share your ideas and tips below.