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DVF and Google Glass - It's not about the glasses

The thing about fashion and technology is that it isn't about the technology at all. It is about sharing, augmenting, and expressing who we are as human beings. Technology is a tool, albeit sometimes a powerful tool, but it is not a replacement for what is in our hearts and what we desire. 

So when Diane Von Furstenberg put Google Glasses on her team and models this year, this was something I had to see.  I'll be the first to admit, I was skeptical seeing Google Glass on the runway. The glasses look frumpy and cold. But, a look past the ugly frames of technology and you can find inspiration. Watch below. 

‎"When I was younger, I didn't know what I wanted to do, except the woman I wanted to be. I wanted to be on the go, and to be able to pay my own bills and I so much wanted to be independent. My goal in life is to tell every girl, every woman, that they can be the woman they want to be" - Diana Von Furstenberg.

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Cat Ears Respond to Your Feelings

The Asian Tube TV Online Videos Blog features a video of the new “Necomimi” cat ears that convert your brainwaves into movements. The maker ”neurowear” uses a popularized cultish "CatGirl" style found in Anime and in street styles of Japan. The headband reads your brainwaves through various bio sensors which cause the ears to wiggle in response to your emotional state. 

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WTF Moments in Fashion Tech History: Not Flavor Flav Edition

YEAH BOYEEEEE!!!

(Image source: Twitpic)

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Luxury Mobile Phones for the Rock-n-Roll Lifestyle

Yet another luxury phone is coming to market. The Italian fashion house Versace plans to introduce its first in a line of mobile phones to the public in May. The phone will cost around $5,000 and according to their press release, will be crafted to the client’s expectations with the highest quality of materials such as leather. (ZDNet) Designed in collaboration with with ModeLabs, who creates tailor-made handsets for brands like Tag Haur and Dior, Versace follows in the heels of luxury branded mobile phones from Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani.

Luxury phones, such as these, are in high demand in Asia, Russia, and the Middle East, but honestly this launch just feels like hype. I guess if you have billions of dollars it makes sense to have a phone that represents your status and lifestyle, but I think telecom companies and manufacturers can do better than flashing up the exterior with leather and ice.

Of all the luxury phones on the market so far, Prada and LG win the golden ticket.

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Holiday Rejuvenation Series II - Revive your skin with Blue Light Treatments

 

Tired of the winter blues? Does your skin and mood need a pick me up? Use a blue light treatment, like Philips goLITE BLU Light Therapy Device or Tandas Light Therapy Treatment. This light exposure helps your body release hormones that can improve your mood and energy levels and kill nasty acne causing bacteria. Philip’s goLITE BLU and other similar light therapy treatments are specifically designed to thwart the winter blues by giving you the added benefits of the sun without the harmful UV rays. You will not get a tan, but the treatment is safe and pain free. 

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Holiday Beauty Rejuvenation Series I - Start Clean!

Need a clean slate? Let a gentle motorized cleansing brush remove the left over remnants of Halloween makeup for bright healthy looking skin. The rotating bristles are supple and bring benefits way beyond just clean skin. After repeated use, users reported marked improvement in skin tone and texture, fewer blackheads, and reduced pore size.

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HP and Vivian Tam Spring 2010

Vivian Tam's newest HP collaboration hit the runway Saturday with a stylish gold little "clutch computer."  The newest photos are posted to HP's Flckr Photostream and you can watch her runway show on StyleCast. Don't foreget if you need a stylish computer to go with the saucy red shoes you've been dying to wear, pick up a red HP Mini from her 2009 collection online.

 

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"NotCot" discovers what's inside vibrating mascara

Jean Awe of NOTCOT has unearthed the tiny little vibrating motors inside Maybelline's Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara.

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TLC Inventive Women

I attended a casting call for a new reality TV show for women inventors produced by TLC, Discovery Studios, and Milojo Productions. The show, hosted by TV star Kelly Ripa, is designed to help inventive women “manufacture, market … and eventually sell their product on HSN (Home Shopping Network).”

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Flashback Fashion Tech

This charming flower is not costume jewelry but actually a hearing aid device made in—1802!

If you think that integrating useful technology into clothing and accessories is something new, think again. Without fail, we can always look to the past for seeds innovation to stimulate our own creation. Below I've put together a number of fun inventions from the bygone days and compared them to some of their modern day counterparts.

 

1972: Panasonic Toot-A-Loop Radio R-72

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