Here is a dream that's almost 20 years in the making: Cher Horowitz's game-changing closet organizing software from the movie Clueless is finally a reality. [Our immediate reaction.] Thanks to the virtual fitting room technology known as Metail, you can virtually dress yourself with an updated take on Cher's iconic wardrobe. If you want to really feel like you're living out the first few moments of Clueless, throw on David Bowie's "Fashion" while browsing through the program.
Seriously though, how great is this? Even though you can't shop Cher's exact wardrobe (yet)—we have a feeling that development isn't far behind—you can finally see how you'd look in Cher's yellow suit. The program allows users to digitally try clothes on using virtual models—Cher makes it seem so easy to pull the look off, but—like any outfit—it's not for everyone. There are, of course, others who can effortlessly wear the look: Iggy Azalea in the "Fancy" video, for example.
Better start saving your links.
It should come as no surprise that we do a lot of online shopping here at MTV Style. (And I do mean a LOT.) When you cover as much e-commerce ground as we do, keeping track of your links in an effective way is a major priority, and nothing has saved us from endless tab life in the shopping department like Svpply. Our love for the product-collecting platform runs so deep, we've given thanks to it over our plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.
Alas, Svpply was acquired by online retail juggernaut eBay in 2012, and now, we're starting to feel the effects of that business deal (aside from the advent of Svpply-like feeds and collections on eBay): svpply.com and its associated apps—including the oft-overlooked but super-addictive Want app—will ride off into the digital sunset on August 31 (aka IN JUST TWO SHORT MONTHS). If, like us, you're a Svpply fan, we invite you to join us in a moment of silence and an open forum to pay your respects to the beloved custom shopping aggregate.
What are you supposed to do when you don't want to keep your iPhone glued to your hand because no one likes jerks, but *also* don't want to miss an important call/text/tweet/Snapchat because #FOMO? To paraphrase Beyonce—when do we not, right?—you put a ring on it.
A new startup called Ringly makes rings that connect to your phone. Unlike most wearable tech that looks like something out of The Jetsons, this—which comes in four semiprecious stone colorways and is plated with 18K gold—is actually something you'll want to wear.
You'd be amazed at how many strangers come up to me, unprovoked, and say, "That's an, um, interesting iPhone case you have there. How does it even fit in your pocket?" The answer: it doesn't, and I'm totally OK with that. A couple months ago, I got a new (disclaimer: very large and very awesome) case and since then, I've encountered—what I'm calling—Impractical iPhone Case Bullying or IICB. Family members, friends, and total randos think it's OK to come up to me and dismiss my tech accessory because it's not 100% practical. And you know what? It's time to make a case for all these, erm, cases.
The bedroom is Gizmodo's Home of the Future.
Photo: Noah Fowler/Courtesy of Gizmodo
Earlier this week, Gizmodo opened up Home of the Future, a rad pop-up installation that's basically a super high-tech house straight outta The Jetsons that was built inside an old SoHo gym (go see it if you're in NYC!). Because you can't have a house without a closet, and you can't have a closet without clothes, they hosted a panel called "Fashion of the Future," uncovering what sort of technological advancements are happening in the fashion world and what we can expect to wear in the coming months/years/millennia.
Historically, the fancy designers who show at fashion week dictated—or, at the very least, predicted—what we'd be wearing the following season. But with wearable technology becoming increasingly important, runways are becoming decreasingly influential. It's hard to care about the next "It" designer shoe when you can print your own Instagram shots on brand-new Adidas kicks.
Source: Grace Coddington's Instagram/Rihanna's Twitter / Art: MTV Style.
Vogue's Creative Editor Grace Coddington joined Instagram, had her account taken down, and then had it reinstated all within the course of a week. Why? She had posted a nude selfie (of sorts) and with the help of a grassroots campaign, was able to get her account back.
This isn't the first time that someone's lost posting privileges after uploading content that wasn't age-appropriate. Bad
girl gal Rihanna happens to be the most well-known casualty of this policy (something that hurts all of us here on a daily basis). However, what Grace had posted wasn't a selfie, nor was it entirely a nude.
We get it: You really, really love Instagram. GREAT NEWS, GUYS. Now you can declare said love by
wearing it on your sleeve printing it on your sneakers. In August, the brand is launching an app that'll let you upload snapshots from everybody's (well, everybody except for Rihanna's) favorite photo-sharing site, then stamp them on a snazzy new pair of Adidas ZX Flux kicks. Technology is amazing! The future is now! SHOES ARE AWESOME!
To celebrate, we dug up our favorite Instagram snaps that we look forward to wearing on our feet come August when the Mi Adidas photo print app hits iPhone and Android.
MAEVE KEIRANS' PICK FROM @BADGALRIRI
This is the greatest Instagram photo of all time. No, it's not a picture of eggs Benedict from an amazing brunch someone had, or a sunset that someone once saw, but a drawing. A drawing from Rihanna's now defunct Instagram account (*pouring one out for you, bb*). This picture will be perfect on my Adidas kicks for a number of reasons: (1) It will remind me of the greatest Instagram that ever was; (2) it will make for a simple shoe, and (3) I will be walking around with this stick figure that DGAF on my feet.
It's a big fat misconception that famous people get everything for free. I mean, sure, they're not paying for those fancy dresses you see them wearing on the red carpet, and they're not exactly forking over cold hard cash for the million-dollar very-rare luxury purses on their arms, but it's not like they can walk into a store and walk out with a whole new wardrobe because they have an official membership card to, like, HOLLYWOOD.
Being a famous person–especially a blinged-out one–can get pretty expensive. Or so we hear. Perhaps our desire to be part of the #LUXELIFE is why we're so appreciative of this new Instagram acouunt that calls out celebrities wearing fake watches. I mean, you can't help feeling a little smug knowing that even Rick Ross wears knockoff watches. After scanning the account for a few minutes, you may even feel bad for Rozay, because, y'know, you can't help feeling really guilty about knowing his secret. It's a lot of feels.
Grace Choi, founder of the Mink 3D makeup printer
Say it's Monday morning. You wake up late, and you look like you haven't slept in five days, even though you literally just opened your eyes. You grab some clothes from your floor (I won't tell) and reach for your favorite tube of lipstick, because you know it'll solve all your problems/brighten up your face and life/make you look like you are a real, living, breathing human despite the way you feel. But your lipstick is nowhere to be found. Disappeared. Vanished.
BUT IT'S FINE, NP, WHATEV, because you can just whip up another tube of your favorite lipstick. Just march right over to your 3D makeup printer—a real thing that exists!—and et voila. All the lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow you could ever want, made a reality because THE FUTURE IS NOW. And the future you is wearing green sparkly eyeshadow. Or bright purple lipgloss. Or perhaps neon pink blush is more your thing? If you can dream it, you can do it. At least as far as makeup goes...we can't promise anything else.
Learn how to do Bey's hair for yourself.
Photos: Getty Images/Notorious
How many times have you been out shoe shopping or picking out your next hair color and thought to yourself, "Hmmm. I seriously need some professional help right now." Don't you wish there was a way to ask stylists for tips without paying those hefty booking fees? Oh wait—THERE IS. Thanks to a genius new app called Notorious, you can now posit questions to experts in everything from beauty to fashion to home decor with one text-like click of a button. And I do mean experts. Like Shakira's personal trainer. Or Rita Hazan, Beyonce, and Katy Perry's hair stylist. That's right—you now have direct access to the magic behind Bey and KP's impeccable manes. Thanks, technology!