@dkny is one of my favorite Twitter peeps and it's so fabulous to see her have her own blog now on Tumblr. Visit dknyprgirl.tumblr.com for daily inspiration. I love the cute design and layout. Today's post features a gorgeous fashion sketch by Donna Karan for fall 2011.
HP's new Everybody On campaign features Alicia Keys in the TV ads as well as lots of inspiring folks from different industries. One of my favorites is this video featuring fashion industry veteran and creator of New York Fashion Week Fern Mallis. See more inspiring videos on the HP site.
If you long for design inspiration and have an iPad, pick up this new app called DesignScene. (Watch the trailer on the homepage!) It's a real-time inspiration app that is visual! That's right, now you can surf visually through curated sources that cover everything from art to architecture, illustration to fashion, and photography to typography. The $3.99 app was created by Roger Wong and David Wheeler of Lunar/Theory. Roger is a friend and former design colleague. We worked together for many years and his design taste is one that I admire. It's no wonder that the app is more addictive than reading my own text-heavy Google Reader. Who needs text when you can move from image to image with ease and constant inspiration? It's the best way to enjoy your morning coffee I tell you!
The interface is easy to use and instantly brings you beautiful photos and text stories to read. (Photos from 50+ sites and text feeds from 30+ sites.) You can set up how often the stories refresh with a sliding scale that goes from every 5 min to 4 hours. (I set mine to every 30 min.) Add in your Twitter handle and Facebook login and you can tweet and Facebook stories you love to your friends. You can also share links via email too! Get your DesignScene app, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a new way to get information and read the design stories of the moment.
One of my favorite people on Twitter, DKNY PR Girl will be hosting a special live chat room event featuring the DKNY Spring 2011 show on BigLive.com at 10pm EST/ 7pm PST. If you read my previous fashion reviews you know that the DKNY spring show (post here) was my absolute fav! (Scarves, ruffles, and bows! Love, love, and love! ) I'll be there so don't miss this. Plus DKNY PR Girl will unveil a special VIP discount for the new spring season!
There's nothing I love more than my tech stuff and I know most ladies do too. This Holiday Gift Guide focuses on some of the best tech goods and accessories for the fashionable gal. To start us off, what could be better than a new HP Mini 210 that comes in a variety of candy colors. Prices start at $329.99! (You can see my previous Coquette review here.) It's a great deal for a portable net book that fits in a large handbag.
I read most of my books with a Kindle. I have the iPad but the light just hurts my eyes. The screen of a Kindle uses digital ink and it's much more soothing for the eyes when you are devouring virtual pages of a book.
Apple iPad(starts at $499)
I use my iPad to watch movies or TV shows in bed. Mostly used for non-work fun.
Neiman Marcus is getting techy this holiday season with an iPad and iPhone app that will surely help you make your holiday gift lists or have you lusting over the latest fashions. Get all of Neiman Marcus' beautiful catalogs including the book, in their handy iPad app. You can bookmark your selections and shop directly from the app. I also love their beautiful iPhone gift finder app where you can shake it and get a random holiday item on your screen. It's like a Magic 8 Ball for holiday lists!
I've been using my HP Mini Vivienne Tam for almost five months now and it's made work on the go so much easier. Now the new HP Mini 210 series has launched in a bevy of six candy colors perfect for fall. Choose from charcoal, luminous rose, ocean drive, lavender frost, and my favorite color, crimson red! These little laptops are powerful to take blogging or web surfing on the road. Prices start at only $329.99! You can't beat that. And for you Mac users, with Windows 7 these PC's are easy to use. I like using the quick start button which lets me get immediate access to my email or web browser.
The HP Mini also fits perfect in my Rebecca Minkoff hobo so I never need to have a separate laptop bag and carry 2 bags when I'm going to an event. You can also choose to get a matching laptop sleeve and mini mouse to coordinate your HP Mini style. These make excellent gifts for the upcoming holidays!
I'm still not over last week's fabulous Project Runway episode where the contestants were challenged to design their own fabric pattern using HP TouchSmart PCs. The winner of the challenge was the talented Mondo (who is one of my favorites). He created a bold plus pattern to signify how he has been living HIV positive for the last ten years.
I was lucky enough to play with one at a press preview last month. As a crafter and a designer, I am loving how easy the HP TouchSmart PC is to use to create art. You can draw with your finger, pen tool, or even paintbrush and instantly choose the way the pattern will tile. Finally no more drawing on a Wacom tablet, you can just draw directly on the screen. Pretty cool!
Here's the final pattern Mondo created. The left part of the screen is the work area and shows the detail of the plus pattern Mondo made. On the right, you can see the detail of the pattern tile.
Watch this video clip showing how each of the designers made their own patterned fabric using the HP TouchSmart PC.
Fashion coverage for the people by the people! Visit live.milkmade.com for Milk Phone Tag: Fashion Week Live featuring cell phone photos from all kinds of people experiencing New York Fashion Week. Browse the great photos and find out how you can contribute!
It was this photo where I discovered Milk Phone tag. I happened on it from a @shopbop tweet and the photo features Shopbop Style Director Morgan Wendelborn looking oh so boho chic. I need those jeans!