Top Ten: Fashion Apps for iPhone.
Oh-so-many new apps hit iTunes every week. But which are we actually using? And which are helpful for fashion issues? Or at least entertaining? Here is my personal Top Ten of fashion apps for the iPhone:
Yes, I know that this is not actually a fashion app. But it is indeed very helpful in finding your way around a foreign city AND finding out where to shop. There is lists and tips from magazines and fashion icons as well as your personal friends. To me a very good example is the FourSquare lists of the Lucky Magazine for New York City. Check them out here! They tell you everything you might want to know about the fashion and the where-to-get-it!
The one and only: the actually working closet app. As in many other apps you can add images of your own clothes and remove the background for nice’n'easy collaging. But no other app is so reliable and yet to easy to use! Just like Polyvore – but on your phone! You can layer and resize clothing on a free-form canvas and add other articles from the mobile shopping catalog if you like. Stylebook gives you unlimited space for your clothing, accessories and inspirations to your outfits. Tag them, pack them, track them – all with Stylebook.
Designers, exhibitions, runway reports, trends, … Nothing special so far. B-u-t: Trendstop also gives you the latest news on upcoming designer cooperations, international street wear photography and a store locator. For some articles you have to buy the upgrade but I am perfectly happy with what I get for free. After all it’s an iPhone app and no book, isn’t it?
You can connect the app directly with your Net-A-Porter account, edit your wish list and shop. Additionally there is a news feed serving you helpful styling tips, behind the scenes shooting features, catwalk reports and interviews from Burberry to Rick Owens in their “Designer Confidential” category. I love how fluent the app moves. The loading process never takes too long and you may scroll up and down as fast as you like – the app does not crash. (Until now at least.) Get it here.
The Sartorialist, Face Hunter, Cherry Blossom Girl… All those cool street style blogs and no time to check them all. Until now! Here is the promise from the App Store: “Chicfeed.com brings together photos from the web’s top style / fashion blogs and puts them on one site which saves you time and puts all your photo view interests in one place!” And yes, it currently brings you the latest from Cherry Blossom Girl, Face Hunter, Jak And Jill Blog, LookBook and The Sartorialist. Easy, quick, diverting, nice!!!
Have your Pinterest on your phone, too! I love the pin board system to collect inspirations and ideas. And since we stopped living on paper…
This one is only for New York City butttt: this app will not only tell you where to find stores and brands. It also fills you in on current real-time sample sales, trunk shows and other fashion-related events! With an extra emphasis on the words “sample sale”…! Very necessary!
8. GQ Germany
Only if you speak German obviously… But still one of my favourite apps! It’s not only fashion and lifestyle – it even brings you some great columns once in a while. One series is about sex (well, it remains a men’s magazine after all) but written by a witty and very intelligent woman, and then there is this great and funny Q & A series where readers ask the chief editor of fashion what they should wear or buy. People, fashion, technology, lifestyle and voting for the females – very GQ. Hilarious but high-class, entertaining and yet not too shallow. Love it!
A fantastic tool to give you an impression of the latest campaign, to let you know what just hit the stores, to keep you posted on recent trends via H&M Life Video, to find the nearest H&M store and to connect you directly to your chosen H&M online store. All in your hand.
The inevitable classic. Who needs the party coverage? It’s the fashion shows that count… To me it takes a lot of time to really browse through so I don’t use Style.com very often. But still: you’ve got to have the classic.
Have I forgotten any? Let me know immediately!
P.S. Some great apps are not in this list because they tend to crash or they don’t work properly. Sorry… I kick those out immediately.
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