I recently got an iPad to use for books and school reading, but there are so many cool things about the iPad that I soon found myself using it for a lot more than just studying (I have to admit, the iPad is so much cooler than I thought it would be before I got one).
One of my favorite things is the iPad app for Style.com (also for iPhone, but I think it’s way cooler on the iPad).
This app allows you to flip through fashion shows look by look. The quality is amazing on the iPad and some shows not only show the look on the runway, but give closer looks as well. It literally puts these shows at your fingertips, along with reviews and buying information.
I had downloaded this app when I just had the iPhone, but it only became something I regularly used once I got the iPad. The only drawback to this app is the frequency of ads that pop-up while viewing, but they are easy to swipe right on past. I highly recommend trying this app if you haven’t already. So far it is one of the best fashion apps I’ve found, and it’s free to download.
These screen captures are from the Vivienne Westwood Ready-to-Wear Spring 2011 collection.
When you think of the Financial Times you may not think of style or fashion, but the weekend edition of the Financial Times often features fashion related articles, while the full-color supplement How To Spend It provides soft focus models in veils and Chanel along with sharp photos of Rolexes on midnight black backdrops. It perhaps shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a paper that talks about money would also talk about how to spend that money. The couture featured in the Financial times may only be bought by a select few, but there is something dazzling about imagining that you could one day have the purchase power to own those beauties, and the How to Spend It supplement captures it as elegantly as any fashion magazine.
In last weekend’s Life & Arts section, the FT ran articles on the Milan’s masculine autumn/winter shows, the fashion industries’ capitalization on the rise of female gamers, a review of the perfume Un Petit Rien with a reference to The A to Z of Perfumes, and reviews of fashion apps for smartphones. What caught my eye in the latest weekend edition was not fashion, however. It was an article about how future anthropologists might view the artifacts of our times, including Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull, which was a fascinating read.
For more see: http://www.ft.com/arts-leisure