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Style Finder
Members of online community ShareYourLook can browse the site to see what people are wearing all over the world by searching on a tag such as “leggings” or viewing randomly generated groups of photos from the site on a page called “The Wall.” Similar in concept to fashion social networking sites MyStyleDiary and the forthcoming Shoutfit, the free site allows members to post personal profiles and photos of what they are wearing. So far, ShareYourLook has attracted 3,500 members from 51 countries since fashion journalist Melissa Ceria founded it in September.

It Slices, It Dices
The much-rumored Apple iPhone was introduced at MacWorld yesterday. The device combines a cell phone, video iPod, Internet browsing, e-mail and camera. It will ship in June. A 4-gigabyte version will cost $499, and an 8-gigabyte version will retail for $599.

Mod Dress
This homage to Paco Rabanne celebrates the beauty of electronics. The 444 white circuit boards that make up the Day-for-Night dress each contain an LCD light that can be programmed to display changing patterns.

A control board links the dress to a computer via a wireless connection. Creator Despina Papadopoulos is an interactive designer and inventor who holds several patents. She lectures on wearable computing at Parsons The New School for Design and New York University.

Smart Umbrella
The handle of the Ambient Umbrella glows blue when rain or snow is forecast, so you know when to take it with you. The umbrella, from Ambient Devices of Cambridge, Mass., automatically receives the weather report from AccuWeather, and the speed of its flicker indicates whether a light drizzle or heavy thunderstorm is predicted. It will be available at specialty shops and department stores later this quarter for about $125.

This story first appeared in the January 10, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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