Saturday, September 29, 2012

geeking out: diane von furstenberg & google glass


Aside from 10% Off Gelato Tuesdays at the Pourhouse Cafe & a free Wi-Fi connection, there's only one thing that gets me more excited than a kid on Christmas morning & that, my friends, is a delightful fusion in fashion & technology.

Earlier this month at New York Fashion Week, Diane von Furstenberg not only sent her  models down the runway in confident brights, narrowly cut bottoms & printed caftans, but she also added a never-before-seen accessory to the catwalk: Google Glass.

Glass is Google's first venture into the stylesphere while making its first major debut last April when Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, hosted a Google+ Hangout that featured skydivers jumping out of plane wearing Glass, capturing their descent live for the press conference attendees a.k.a. tech junkies to see. When Brin met DVF at an event over the summer, she was fascinated by his work & he hers. It was decided instantly that a collaboration had to happen.

Glass was worn by von Furstenberg, makeup artists, assistants, front-row attendees & models themselves for a short film giving a 360-degree, inside look into the creative process behind a resort collection. The glasses not only have the ability to record video & take pictures, but also act as GPS, social media updater among other things, claiming their role is "augment reality."

Although these glasses are totally on my wish-list in December (hint, hint mom & dad), Glass does pose some fashion concerns: like, how the hell to wear them without looking like  X-Men's Cyclopes. Of course the fashion maven herself did a stellar job styling the specks in her spring/summer 2013 collection, it is my duty to bring you some more obtainable inspiration perfect for your new splurge.

{contents: 1. levi's made & crafted red skinny jeans + 2. iris & ink cobalt shell top + 3. reed krakoff green crepe dress + 4. christian louboutin yellow brogues}

{contents: 1. t by alexander wang tank + 2. donna karan leather jacket + 3. valentino leggings + 4. the row clutch}

{contents: 1. chloe pleated crepe dress + 2. rag & bone jean + 3. j.crew ballet flats + 4. victoria beckham bag}

lauren jerdonek.

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