For awhile now, I’ve been in desperate need of both a new iPhone case and a new laptop bag. The case I had my iPhone in was seriously the plainest, cheapest black case ever and my laptop bag was a last minute purchase years ago right before I had to get on a flight with a new computer. (Hence, the ugly bright orange color and bulky outside pockets). So when I got a chance to try new ones from Agent 18, I jumped at the chance.
They sent over the FlowerVest Case for my iPhone 3GS (I’m dying to upgrade to the new iPhone 4, but AT&T won’t let me do it yet) and it’s just a really great change from my previous case. I requested the purple and white one because I wanted a shade bright enough so that I’d be able to see it in the big bag I’m always carrying around and that totally works – no more disappearing iPhone! The case is made out of silicon, so it’s soft but protective, and its surface stops my phone from sliding when I inevitably toss it onto the counter or put it in my pocket. READ MORE
I’m always incredibly inspired by the awesome handmade creations over at P.S. I Made This. Graceful ankle wrap sandals, pom pom necklaces, ruffle t-shirts, ways to customize your own clothes with the D&G paint inspired trend, this site is the ultimate in fashion do-it-yourself bags, clothing, and jewelry and offers an inventive solution to inexpensive style. My most recent favorite is this preppy chic iPad case, which can almost be mistaken for a fashionable clutch. Made out of an inflatable travel pillowcase, electrical tape, and gorilla cloth, I love the rattan stripe pattern of her original version, but you can pick out your own pattern and customize it when you select your pillowcase.
Not so great at do-it yourself? Check out a notebook inspired hard iPad case that reminds me of my favorite moleskins behind the jump READ MORE
Ladies, to be honest here, I don’t have that much experience with getting jewelry from men–but I do have enough to know that what men think women want and what women really want don’t always sync up. As if buying jewelry for someone else isn’t already hard enough, what woman hasn’t chattered amongst her girlfriends about “what would you do if you got an ugly engagement ring?” Yikes. I prefer not to think about that. READ MORE
I’m soooo not a Techie, but do you ever have those moments when you discover something new that is so great, that you think to yourself, “Technology is so cool?” For me, that thought came to my head yesterday, when I visited Poladroid.com. I have always loved Polaroid pictures: I love their dreamy, muted, look which give them an evocative and nostalgic quality, their instant pictures (immediate gratification), and because everyone looks good in Polaroid! One of my favorite things to do is to browse Jeremy Kost‘s pictures on Fashionista and those inspired me to almost get my own Polaroid camera: the only thing stopping me? The $149.99 price tag.
Yesterday, my friend Sami, sent me over a link to Poladroid, a computer application, that turns your digital pictures into Polaroids! I downloaded the application last night, and loved the results so much that I started Poladroiding all my pictures. I began with the pictures from my last vacation to the Bahamas with my friend Sarah (how gorgeous does that azure water look?) and you can check out some of “Before-Poladroiding” picture here. The application itself is charmingly designed and easy to use. The interface for the application is designed like an actual Polaroid camera–all you have to do is drag over your photos, one at a time, to the empty frame icon in the camera and wait for your pictures to “develop”.
Your pictures will slowly go from fuzzy to sharp, vivid color, as they would with a real camera, and after they are done “developing,” you get the option of saving them on your computer. Each session allows you to Poladroid 10 pictures. Once the pictures are done developing, you get the option of saving them to your computer. Poladroid software is MAC/Windows compatible, as well as free,but they are taking donations.
Visit Poladroid.com and share some of your favorites with us!
I speak from experience (many pieces of ruined furniture, clothes, and electronics) that the only place nail polish should even get remotely close to is my nails. That’s partly why I found it a bit surprising (and odd) that OPI, the legendary nail polish company, recently partnered with..Dell? Dell’s new Inspiron and Studio Laptops will now be made available with 26 OPI favorites such as ““I’m Not Really a Waitress,” “Kyoto Pearl,” and “Rosy Future.” The new laptops are certainly a nice addition to their collection of colorful laptops and I particularly like “Up Close and Personal” which is pictured above. More images of this upcoming collection can be found on Dell’s Flickr page. What do you think?
It’s a cute idea and may find a nice audience in OPI fans and college girls, but I’ll probably stick with my only 2 preferred colors for laptops: black and silver. “Up Close and Personal” however, is basically the nail color-du-jour this season so I’m off to hunt for a bottle of my own!
Cross designer collaboration is nothing new but Roxy’s partnership with JBL created such a splash that all of New York’s A-List socialites came out to the Red Bull Space to celebrate the launch, which Vanity Fair listed as one of the top 3 parties from around the globe Tuesday night. We agree with VF that DJ style is definitely hot right now and think that Roxy/JBL’s neon on-ear headphones would look pretty foxy worn around the streets of New York City. At the party, we caught sight of socialites Fabiola Bercasa, Byrdie Bell, Derek Blasberg, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, and Genevieve Jones as well as Erin Lucas from The City and Misshapes DJ turned model, Leigh Lezark. READ MORE
Recently, I’ve been driven crazy by my boyfriend. While I appreciate his efforts to try to minimize noise and use headphones when I’m working, his pair were simply horrible. He might as well not use them at all since I could still hear the music from the other room. I was determined to find a new pair – mostly to save my own sanity. I turned to the great people at Ifrogz, who had a great selection to choose from.
From their EarPollution collection, I decided to try out the Nervepipes, which are fully customizable. You can choose from a variety of colors and patterns for six parts that make up the headphones. (On the right is an image I customized; my boyfriend went for a navy, silver and red combo.) The best part is that they’re only $35, which is so affordable. The sound quality is pretty decent, the fit is comfortable, and best of all, it helps zero out noise – so no longer can I hear my boyfriend’s music from across the room anymore (while he’s still wearing headphones). READ MORE
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