Though I don’t really like the title, I’ll admit I subscribe to most “girly-girl” tendencies. I’ve always loved fashion and beauty trends, and often get asked where I buy my clothes or which makeup products I use. Most recently, I’ve been asked by several people if I would consider doing makeup tutorials on youtube because apparently people like the way I contour (honestly, I’m flattered, but video-logging is an expensive and time consuming hobby and I don’t exactly have the time or equipment to make that happen at the moment).
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Again, for me it’s something I’ve been interested in since I was a kid, and at this point it comes fairly naturally. Because of this, I decided to make the jump into the blogging world about six months ago. And while I knew developing content would come easy to me, I was surprised at how much I liked the more technical aspects of blogging. Building the website was actually really fun, and I’m now learning to code–mostly free tutorials at the moment, but I’m considering taking some classes this summer to get better at web development.
And as I make my way further into the tech world, I’ve noticed how big of a market there is for fashion in tech. The more I learn about tech the less I am surprised by this, as both the social media industry and online shopping industry cater overwhelming to women. We are the target market because there is both a large demand from women for products and services that combine fashion and tech as well as companies who are eager to supply them.
I came across this article today that shows just a small fraction of what is possible when fashion and tech combine. I would absolutely use all of these products, and I’m guessing a lot of you would too. Take a look:
Also known as “the cocktail ring that alerts you to just about everything,” Ringly is a new line of jewelry that connects to your iPhone or Android via Bluetooth and buzzes ever so slightly when you receive texts, calls, emails or calendar reminders. As for how it looks, these rings are chic. Think semiprecious stones set in 18-karat-gold plating.
Looking for a little peace of mind? The bracelets, necklaces and key chains in the Cuff line act as a personal alert system. The brand’s innovative technology, CuffLinc, is a small device embedded into the accessories that connects to your smartphone and sends alerts to your trusted network when you’re in a threatening situation.
Introducing, the bag that charges your phone. Designed to accommodate the iPhone 5 to 6 Plus, the Everpurse technology is remarkably intuitive. When you’re out and about, charge your phone by slipping it into a specified interior pocket. Then when you’re back home, wirelessly recharge on the thin charging mat.
When it comes to tracking calories/exercise/quality of sleep, we want to live our lives without, you know, obsessing. The UP band from Jawbone lets us have the best of both worlds. It looks like a relatively inconspicuous bracelet, but it records just about everything you do: how many steps you take, calories you burn, hours you sleep and even time you spend inactive.
Tory Burch x Fitbit
Some of you simply don’t work in environments where a chunky fitness bracelet fits in. So, executives, lawyers, and women who work in decidedly corporate offices, the Tory Burch Fitbit is for you. Though it contains the same technology as a standard Fitbit band, the Tory Burch version is sleeker and so much more elegant.
Let us preface this by saying the MICA collection is smart jewelry for people with luxury taste. A collaboration between Opening Ceremony and Intel, the MICA bracelet is made with the most high-end elements they could find and hooks up to a variety of apps, like Yelp, Gmail and Facebook.
Stella Audio Mini-Clutch
Made for those who want a place to stash their ID but also start our own party, the Stelle Audio mini-clutch utilizes the highest level of mini-speaker technology and syncs up via Bluetooth so you can pump the jams whenever and wherever you please.
Original Article: PowerWord Editors – 29 September 2015