PORTFOLIO ON THE GO: Brainchild of photographers Antoine Verglas and Emmanuel Faure, Flexfolios is a newly launched iPad app that’s touted as a portfolio solution for stylists, photogs, agencies, model agents and anyone else in the industry needing a medium to showcase and house mixed media visual campaigns. The digital presentation and organization tool allows users to upload multiple portfolios and presentations, and because you don’t need to be connected to use it, you can work anywhere. Users can also socially share their portfolios. “We are always travelling for photo-shoots and need to quickly pull up our visuals and portfolios on a moment’s notice. It’s also nice to travel light and portfolios can be so heavy. Being the innovator that he is, Emmanuel was already using the iPad to show his work but he wanted to create something that offered mixed-media and a customized experience,” said co-Founder Verglas.
The latest social media updates from the fashion world:
@henryholland: Mamel toe – male camel toe. (E.g.) “And then he uncrossed his legs and you could tell his religion. It was a total mamel toe” #hatemameltoe
Good luck, @NARSissist: Channeling my inner Daphne… on the hunt for McQueen armadillo shoes for Friday’s Gaga concert!
@heatheretttte: We said it once & we’ll say it again. @Modern_Bird, we love you so much we want to take you behind a middle school and get you pregnant.
Even though it’s hard for us to envision brisk fall temperatures, shearling coats and tweeds amidst the triple digit temps here in New York City, J. Crew shared a behind-the-scenes video from their fall 2010 presentation, featuring creative director Jenna Lyons (of the brand’s infamous “Jenna’s Picks).
Go to the Theory Style Off tab on the brand’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite summer look, styled by Dani Stahl, J. Errico and Annabel Tollman. Each sylist put together three head-to-toe outfits, consisting of a shorts look, a jersey look and a men’s look. Voters are also eligible to win a $750 Theory shopping spree
Target’s Foray into Interactive Social Media: The brand launched Merona. my look maker, an interactive feature on their Facebook page that allows “likes” to create outfits using items from the current Merona collection, including apparel and accessories. Users will also be able to “shop it now” and connect to target.com to purchase pieces from looks they style.
BLOGS AND WEBSITES
For the Couture Obsessed: If couture season has taken over your life the way it has ours, StyledOn’s roundup of Tweeting Couture: Top 10 Twitterers to Follow is comprehensive in providing the best fashion folk to follow for the latest updates, including @francasozzani, @fromthefrontrow, @Susan_Tabak and @CathyHorynNYT. Also in Twitter roundups is 10 Fashionistas We Wish Were on Twitter (compliments of Refinery29), and it has the usually suspects like Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld, John Galliano, Daphne Guinness and Kate Moss.
Sunglass brand Electric Visual launched a new version of their iPhone app, whose new Rock the VOLT feature lets users try on sunglasses, pick the frame that best suits them and then share images of themselves posing in shades of their choosing.