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FRAAS Tech Gloves, Operate Your Phone In The Cold

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Picture this: You are outside, waiting for the train, it is 10 degrees (or worse –2 like it was here in Chicago recently), and your phone goes “DING.” It is that text message you are waiting for, and you really hate to take your gloves off, but you really want to read it. As in […]

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Win a $50 H&M Gift Card with the Swirl Social Shopping App

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Do you like shopping, browsing fashion photos, social sharing, and finding cool new  iPhone apps? If so, Swirl is for you! Learn more below and also enter to win a $50 H&M gift card! The free Swirl shopping app for iPhone has reinvented the experience of shopping by bringing all your favorite brands, fashion inspirations, […]

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Hello Kitty Laptop

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It’s pink, it’s girly, it’s the Hello Kitty Laptop! Sanrio and Epson have teamed up to create a Hello Kitty laptop. However, reports are that it isn’t all that powerful and not worth the high price tag (see Engadget story). It is cute though! You can also get in the blue airplane version: Right now […]

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Hello Kitty Contact Lenses

Hello Kitty Contct Lenses

At first I thought these Hello Kitty Contacts were creepy. But I do love Hello Kitty and now they are starting to grow on me. Update: There is a pretty strong indication that these are not real. I have seen a number of people express the view that the contacts are photo shopped. And ,as […]

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Lint-On-The-Go Sheets

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See that dog? That is Molly. No, she really isn’t crazy, she just appears that way. See all that black hair? That is crazy. It falls out of her at about the same rate that she is running in that picture. I also have a golden retriever. She sheds a lot too. That means the […]

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Kicking Off Chicago Fashion Week Backstage with M.A.C. Cosmetics

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I had the pleasure this past week of meeting up with representatives of M.A.C. Cosmetics and watching M.A.C. senior makeup artist, Konstantine Mironychev in action before the GEN ART Fresh Faces in Fashion show, a show held the evening before the start of Chicago Fashion Week. Held in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, the show […]

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New Beauty Technology: Using Cell Phone Photos to Receive Makup Color Recommendations?

Check out this online article from Scientific American about upcoming technology for the automatic recommendation of makeup colors from your cell phone: Coral Lipstick—It’s You! Or So Says a New Cosmetics Algorithm. According to the article, Hewlett-Packard has developed an algorithm that will allow cell phone users to snap a photo from the phone and then […]

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Fashion in Computing: Tulip Ego Laptops

Looking for the height of fashion in your laptop? The Tulip-ego at its $ 5,000 base price, and now available at Barney’s, comes in a simple stylish black or white. Additional skins can be added to change the look. At least the basic skins are available in the US, while some skins, such as the […]

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Cosmetic Foot Surgery: High Heel Injections and (gulp) Amputations.

The Chicago Fox News ran a report the other night about “high heel injections,” which involves injecting collagen into the balls of the feet in order to make wearing thin soled, high heel shoes more comfortable. The video came complete with graphic shots of needles entering feet, which I really don’t recommend watching while suffering […]

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Tokidoki for Fornarina

Tokidoki will be releasing a line of shoes for Fornarina this spring to be sold in the United States and Europe. Locations and release date have not yet been announced. The line includes the shoe pictured here in 5 different colors and a tennis shoe in five colors. See the Tokidoki link above for pictures. […]