Fashion Technology Designers & Startups
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Fashion Technology Designers & Startups
It's all About Where Fashion and Technology Intersect-  I'm the Daughter of a computer programmer and a dressmaker-  I was Born to this!  I'm on the lookout for sources on these topics- Submit at  http://www.bonniesandy.com/contact-us/
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Why The Era Of Personal Style Blogs Must Come To An End

Why The Era Of Personal Style Blogs Must Come To An End | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
People who want lasting careers in fashion media won't find it by simply inviting the world to ogle their clothes.

 

"The bloggers...don't offer anything but photos of themselves are in trouble. Sites centered on personalities don’t have legs to stand on if that personality becomes detached. These “cult of personality”-type destinations will have a much harder time selling to larger companies if their founders already have one foot out the door to pursue television careers. How do you sell Atlantic-Pacific or Sea of Shoeswithout their stars? It’s like selling Seinfeld without Seinfeld — you can’t have certain products without the people who are those products.

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This is true in every  business. One session in my creative entrepreneurial  workshops is legacy planning, not just the legal aspect but the brand 's legacy."Whayt happens to your business if you're not here tomorrow?". i've tried avoiding that  pitfall but it is not as easy as it seems. 

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#Shoes - #Fashion & #Style on Google+ - #lOVE

#Shoes - #Fashion & #Style on Google+  - #lOVE | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
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There is just something different and way  superior about the experience on Google+ communities more authentic. there is less self promotion and  more passion sharing! At least  that's how i read it!

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Market GPS | Nigeria: Taking Africa's Giant Seriously - BoF - The Business of Fashion

Market GPS | Nigeria: Taking Africa's Giant Seriously - BoF - The Business of Fashion | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

" Akerele’s scrupulous presentation made even the most sceptical in the audience take heed. Back in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital where she is based, Akerele has been instrumental not only in building up an impressive international market for indigenous fashion designers – by partnering with Selfridges, Pitti Immagine and the British Council – she is also a sounding board for international fashion executives looking to enter the local market."

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How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World?

How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World? | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
How wearable tech will change businesses and members of the tech startup community at large.
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The Tailor Truck: An Interview with co-founder Carlos Solorio

The Tailor Truck: An Interview with co-founder Carlos Solorio | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
The Tailor Truck: An Interview with co-founder Carlos Solorio
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Museum of the City of New York : When Fashion Danced

Museum of the City of New York : When Fashion Danced | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Embracing the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrating its cultural diversity, the Museum of the City of New York is Your City Museum!
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Support- Challenging The Ratio Is Not Something You Do on A Podium!

Support- Challenging The Ratio Is Not Something You Do on A Podium! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
You get down Into the community and speak to those  you wish to affect! Then the game looks a whole lot different!  I'm asking  for your support to "Jumpstart our Business solutions." I am asking you to  donate or Partner with us.
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We do online what we do offline. it's not about  likes tweets follows or shares ... It's about  sales and how we  use the  likes tweets follows or shares to SELL

 

It was so easy working with these young people... they  took to the technology like fish to water. It was the practical product development that  challenged and now that they've shown... getting them to  focus on what sells 

 

 

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BADASSE 3.0 - A Virtual FIT Strategy that works!

BADASSE 3.0 - A Virtual FIT Strategy that works! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
May 23rd 6-8pm  EST A Virtual FIT Strategy that works!
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Join online Free Usually  Techies take on the role of designer... with this real Makers, in this series  designers talk about tech  their lines their businesses! 

BADASSE 3.0 A Virtual FIT Strategy that works! Rsvp to join our Free LiveSTream! 
 

May 23rd  2013 6-8pm   EST – developing a   Virtual FIT Strategy that works . Bridal Designer Therez Fleetwood  discusses  the solution to what is often seen as   an insurmountable challenge in the Fashion Tech,  e-commerce  equation “FIT”..

 

what woks what does not! 

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@internetweek - Who's a BADASSE! Updated full schedule #BkFashionWeek Venue for #iwny #badasse3iwny

@internetweek - Who's a BADASSE! Updated  full schedule  #BkFashionWeek Venue for #iwny #badasse3iwny | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
B.A.D.A.S.S.E IS an acronym for Business, Art, Design, Apparel, Sustainability, Styling and "Ein'-dustrial careers. It covers the Creative Industries with a viewpoint of creating companies that employ our communities.
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For those who register and attend this is not hype but rather masters in the Art of Design using technology! We're more or less opening up the usual converstions I have with colleagues from around the world on the practical Application of technology ... You'll be amazed at what you learn, how you're inspired and  yes they're successful! So much so they're even challenging themselves further!  On  Saturday 25th 9-11 We invite you inside the coworking space to see how we explore technology no holds barred as we share ideas on tele-presence, coworking, and open design with a mixed group of artist in various disciples how to use tele-presence. If you want to attend in Brooklyn use the contact form at the end of the page!

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Online and Offline Fashion Tech Incubator and coworking space Your support is needed!

Online and Offline Fashion Tech Incubator and coworking space  Your support is needed! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
 Flatbush Noire &  Flatbush Noir!;-  One is a Weekly  Artisan Night Market The other  is an “omniChannel”, an Online and offline space,  with a physical  a creative coworking space that is open from 9pm to 8am In The Flatbush Area  of Brooklyn May...
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During our try cowork  we got asked by argentina, Uk, and netherlands to be part of teh program... May  1-31 we'll be adding  Virtual support so that artist in other areas can participate;- If you want to add your are contact me  St. Lucia, Paris, Nigeria already are on board... I'll be honest  we'll be designing this program as we move ahead!  Many aspect of this concept has been tested and is working  now we're pulling it  together both online and offline. Introducing Skills , business, creativity and tech over teh next month! (there is a learning curve)  I ned your support 

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Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine : NPR

Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine : NPR | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
The government is about to change the way it accounts for the economic value of music and movies.
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I'm bringing $3,500000  of  creative capital, blood sweat and tears and expertise to the Fashiontech Creative Evolution 3.0  table and now finally new rules will count it as an "investment" part of the GDP!

Again I'm ahead of the curve!

 

I've always asked the creatives I work with to value their creative collateral!   So what  does that mean... well  at $50 an hour that's $2,800,000 -  $3,500000 (frankly my expertise is  worth no less than $100 an hour but I'll be humble LOL); Even at  $30 an Hour that's an investment of $1,680000 to  $2100000! 

 

So how did I come to those numbers

I've been exploring  designing developing the program since 2003 averaging 16-20 hrs for an average of 350  days literally! 56000 -70000 hrs of  creative capital, blood sweat and tears and now finally new rules will count it as an "investment" part of the GDP! Reading, resarching, brainstorming, testing  refining, brainstorming   day dreaming... 
 

I came to this with By the time I started in 2003 I had  10 years experience in independent  design, At  37 20 years selling  my designs,  A strong and eclectic background training, apprenticeship and experience in various creative skills, from cake decorating  to textile design, Fashion , Accessory & leather design, Cobol & basic programming, retail and custom services. I even had creative advocacy experience lobied to change local laws, laid out  a creative training  program and run stores and even plannned an executed an international trade show... That's  worth at least $50 an  hour! 

 

"EXPERTS" finally realize they've been getting the GDP  numbers wrong..,. That the time we sped researching and exploring  or the time creatives spend daydreaming SHOULD Be counted... No they have not yet added the HOURS we spend on social Media... that may come in 10 to 20 years! 

 

So what  does it mean.. I do not bat an eye at saying  I'm bringing $ 3 and 1/2 mill to the table with confidence. i know this program works, my concern now is ensuring that that investment does not  die when I do... I'm focused on legacy,  that it is  is passed on to a new generation, It means that what I know needs to be placed into formats that  makes it available in formats,so others can grow and expand on it!  That I ensure it benefits the wider community and future generations!  www.bonniesandy.com

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Pantone Canvas Gallery :: Gallery

Pantone Canvas Gallery :: Gallery | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
PANTONE CANVAS is a place to share creativity and inspiration. Here you can post your portfolio, view other members' work, share thoughts, inspiration, ideas and insights.
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A Facebook Fan Is Worth $174, Researcher Says

A Facebook Fan Is Worth $174, Researcher Says | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
How much is a Facebook fan worth to a brand? The answer is $174, according to one recent study.
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Really?

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New Exposure Photography Competition

New Exposure Photography Competition | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Enter for a chance to have your work seen by some of the world’s foremost visionaries in fashion, photography, art, and design.
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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning -what to look for!

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning -what to look for! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach.

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Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:

Head low in the water, mouth at water levelHead tilted back with mouth openEyes glassy and empty, unable to focusEyes closedHair over forehead or eyesNot using legs—verticalHyperventilating or gaspingTrying to swim in a particular direction but not making headwayTrying to roll over on the backAppear to be climbing an invisible ladder"
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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Punk Fashion Will be Focus of Spring 2013 Costume Institute Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Punk Fashion Will be Focus of Spring 2013 Costume Institute Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Gala Benefit May 6, 2013, with Co-Chairs Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo,
Riccardo Tisci, and Anna Wintour
Exhibition location: Iris and B.
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The March For Innovation

The March For Innovation | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Join the March for Innovation in support of immigration form on May 22 and 23.
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Senator Schumer: I'm a NY voter and #iMarch because next-generation innovation means remembering our heritage as a nation of immigrants and using it to power our future. Please support immigration reform to fuel innovation and job growth, and help families
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BADASSE 3.0 Makers Talk Tech- Steps to getting “it” into the hands of your customer!

BADASSE 3.0 Makers Talk Tech- Steps to getting “it” into the hands of your customer! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
May 20th 8-11 am EST Makers Talk Tech- Steps to getting “it”… into the hands of your customer! A discussion on successful technology strategies and tools for the creative industries!
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Fashion Tech beyond theories... We need a space where we can test these new technologies, shape young design and fashion entrepreneurs and help discover new solutions and build viable Fashion Tech startups! Attend to support or donate online! 

 

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BADASSE 3.0 -The world is your boutique - Social Selling @internetweekny #badase3inny

BADASSE 3.0 -The world is your boutique - Social Selling @internetweekny #badase3inny | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
May 26th 2013  5-7 pm EST The world is your boutique… From Paris with love Mike Sylla –Baifal Dreams  Paris Mike Sylla is determined, and when Language becomes a problem he reaches for Google Translate or an interpreter via a group conversations on...
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BADASSE 3.0 How technology is bringing Global- Local, Conversations with Maker From Paris with Love! ! Rsvp to join us online live 

May 26th 2013 5-7 pm EST  From Paris with love  Shop Globally  and  make  the world  your boutique-  Mike Sylla –Baifal Dreams  is determined to spread his wings globally and relies on technology, when Language becomes a problem he reaches for Google Translate or an interpreter via video conference or Facebook... 

 

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Wrap 2 Rap is About discussing, Brainstorming and Meeting Our Community's Needs

Wrap 2 Rap is About discussing, Brainstorming and Meeting Our Community's Needs | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Wrap 2 Rap is about investigating  "Fundraising" in local Communities!  it is about identifying need and so much more. It is Open so that others may be inspired to find solutions! Each post will look at a different solution!
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We're a practical approach to local real world issues!  Lately many  we meet  have teh same challenge ... resources to accomadate change! So we decided that during may thisiwould be our community forum  join us in person in Brooklyn or register to sber sent teh online access

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Fri 26th Apr 4-7pm- IP In Fashion: Creativity in the Next Generation - Free at Fordham Law School

Fri 26th Apr 4-7pm- IP In Fashion: Creativity in the Next Generation - Free at Fordham Law School | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
it's world Ip Day  and I  needed to take the liberty of setting this up so that it can be shared!  Info is courtesy  seminar organization. That said This is something  designers should attend if they can !
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