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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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How Does the designer get properly Compensate as Content Creators when Curation Is The New King?

How Does the designer get properly Compensate as Content Creators when  Curation Is The New King? | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
In 2007, I sat on the patio at the Driskill Hotel with a reporter for the SF Chron. He was writing a story on what print could learn from the scrappy 'web 2.0' world filled with amateur writers, fi...
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Indie designers also create content for their marketing and sales, but they invest  a lot in this and few get even the small "pleasure" of a link back to their site or credit for their work... is it really worth it! 

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Are Camera Phones Killing Fashion? glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfies.

Are Camera Phones Killing Fashion?   glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfies. | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
LONDON, United Kingdom — Wow! All those live social media reports from Fashion Weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan. It’s like actually being there — if you’re Velma from Scooby Doo, you’ve lost your glasses and you’ve taken ketamine. Take a look at the images above — screengrabs from the Twitter feeds of some of the most heavyweight news outlets and fashion magazines in the world. This is exactly how they were “published” — without, perhaps, the sender even taking a proper look at them, that is. “Are they using a Gerhard Richter filter?” read one comment on Twitter. … More
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Camera phones - glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfies is.killing fashion. The article ask the question  that  should really  be just a simple statement .

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Addressing the #VirtualFIT issue for indie #Fashiontech companies

Addressing the #VirtualFIT issue for indie #Fashiontech companies | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

Returns because of poor fit is one of the biggest challenge to profit  in online sales! For teh Indie designer the risk is even greater. When I ask designers where they get their specs from few can truly quote a reliable source! Great fitting pants for example are the bain of most women's wardrobe.

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@Bkfashionweek seeks  #brooklyn women in project addressing #VirtualFIT issue for indie #Fashiontech companies

Embrace Da Bs In Brooklyn of NYC you can help  by joining my baseline research… https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116842197693367326602/events/cq5g632eepfhgi57q7vm4ukolfo

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A guide to making Prom work for #crowdfunding your Independent Fashion #Design business

A guide to making Prom work for #crowdfunding your Independent Fashion #Design business | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Prom plays a major part in the indie local design scene, one GREAT  prom season can fund a business venture. An indie designer can earn $3-6000 per season, more if they have asssistance. So it's time to head on out and leverage your talent  to fund your dream... Tips Research, colors trends,
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@BadasseBS lays out her #DIY #Crowdfunding strategy for  Independent  designers- $$3-6000 US or more. March/April!
I've put two of te hdesigners on Demarketplace on this - It's time to start sketing this weekend! 
So Join us for collective marketing http://Submit.Demarketplace.com

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#HashtagEtiquette: folks Please READ! - it does not work when you abuse it!

#HashtagEtiquette: folks Please READ! - it does not  work when you abuse it! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Sometimes people just don't understand how to use the hashtag. Learn from these bad examples.
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Hashtags  are a strategy and they become ineffective if incorrectly used!  lease learn the Rules!

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#fashiontech #ecommerce & the search for Well executed Apparel with an artistic flair!

#fashiontech #ecommerce & the search for Well executed Apparel with an artistic flair! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

As the runway revolves, one front-row fashion fixture ponders how practical dressing has come to feel like the most modern of ideas, and why designers haven’t quite caught on.... By now, I suspect, most people know that the purpose of runway shows is entertainment, and to create a feeling of desire. They understand that the main interest of high-fashion companies is economic rather than aesthetic. It’s to sell products and capture new markets, much as Coca-Cola and Apple do."

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The article quoted, is by Cathy Horn, and so expresses what many woman say... or secretly live for. it is so DIFFICULT  to find well made, well fitted garments, with an artistic flair, That can be delivered in time, to market and sell especially in the local indie market. I cannot or rather refurse to force the  designer to sell exclusively via  http://Catalogue.DeMarketplace.com .  Fortunately I can design and when  I can't  find what I need I  have no trouble produci ng This type of clothing... But there are artist  outther who cannot "design" ... so we plan to accomadate them. 
 So how does one develop such a supply chain... and consumer base? Well by doing what few startups do sonsumer development. Making the customer part of teh  design process!  
 

 

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@badassebs Why You Can't Ignore Google Plus! (if you care about search or authority) @Badassebs

@badassebs Why You Can't Ignore Google Plus! (if you  care about search or authority)  @Badassebs | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
If what you are doing is working, and you have no need to grow your business, increase your earning potential, or find new clients, then you can safely ignore Google Plus.
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See last Three days of Live Video #NYFW New York Fashion Week LIVE

See last Three days of Live Video #NYFW New York Fashion Week LIVE | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
 






 
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK FALL / WINTER 2014 
Schedule below. Begins February 6, 2014…
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See last Three days of Live Video. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday #NYFW New York Fashion Week LIVE

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How Much Do Fashion Shows Cost? You Won't Believe It

How Much Do Fashion Shows Cost? You Won't Believe It | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

"The Cost Breakdown of a Fashion Show
Venue: $0 to $100,000
Hair and Makeup: $0 to $100,000
Stylist: $5,000 to $20,000
Public Relations: $10,000 to $25,000 for a monthly retainer
Models: $0 to $200,000
Lighting: $10,000 on up
Invitations: $5,000 on up"

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... of course the cost of the collection and accessories are Not included...

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This writer Stopped Using Regular Banks For Two Weeks - Why He's Never Going Back

This writer Stopped Using Regular Banks For Two Weeks - Why He's Never Going Back | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

"Before we get into what Simple is, let's be clear on what it is not. Although Simple is designed to replace your bank (and does so quite well, I argue), it's not a proper bank itself. Your money sits in FDIC-insured accounts maintained by Simple's banking partners, but this is distinctly separate from what Simple really is — a company that provides free tools for checking your balance, depositing checks, tagging and categorizing your purchases, and even sending paper checks through the mail at no cost."

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The simple invites have been arriving  in my inbox for a while but try as I may, I cannot  yet get comfortable with this type of transaction! 

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Alexander Wang Moving Show to #Brooklyn hor #NYFW @Bkfashionweek @AtimAnnetteOton @fashioncamp

Alexander Wang Moving Show to #Brooklyn hor #NYFW   @Bkfashionweek @AtimAnnetteOton @fashioncamp | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Whether intended or not, the designer will be making a bold statement this New York Fashion Week by moving his runway venue to the other side of the East River.
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Ironic even as Brooklyn  designers try to move to Manhattan... Time to  Pull all aspects of our focus together via huffpost http://goo.gl/2iNV6h www.brooklynfashionweek.com 

 

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Here's The 'Twice-A-Day' Reason Google Paid $3.2 Billion For Nest - What's your's for your product

Here's The 'Twice-A-Day' Reason Google Paid $3.2 Billion For Nest - What's your's for your product | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

"Google just bought Nest, a startup that sells... Page said the company's mission is "to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful for people that people use them twice a day, like you might use a toothbrush. There aren't many things people use twice a day."

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So what is your company's mission to be on the pages of NY Times or to make something people actually  use

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We’re Definitely in a Tech Bubble…Maybe

We’re Definitely in a Tech Bubble…Maybe | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
A review of what 10 smart folks have to say about whether we're in a tech bubble. Everyone from Dr. Doom to Marc Andreessen to Tim Draper to Reid Hoffman to Bill Gurley weigh in on a topic that has been generating lots of chatter these days.
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What  say  you

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State of the media- potential sustainable #Journalism business models ?

State of the media- potential sustainable #Journalism business models ? | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

by Vincenzo Marino – translated by Roberta Aiello
Business models and clichés

The search for a sustainable system for online publishing is a classic that never stops obsessing industry experts. This week, the entrepreneur and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen kicked off an interesting and sustained debate on Twitter (here there is a Storify) on the state of the media and possible business models. Andreessen, who says he is optimistic, tries to analyze, tweet after tweet, the reasons that led to the decline. First of all the collapse of the monopolistic and oligopolistic market news system, in a scenario where traditional media (radio, tv and newspapers) no longer have exclusive control of distribution channels nor hereditary privileges in the process of collection, preparation and dissemination of news. Furthermore, the enlargement of its base makes the advertising market more complicated, adversely affecting the value of  journalistic products (more competition means more content and a collapse of quality).

http://www.journalismfestival.com/news/state-of-the-media-and-possible-business-models/ ;

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State of the media- potential sustainable #Journalism business models?  

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Did Moschino Dilute McDonald's Trademark? - defining dilution of #trademark

Did Moschino Dilute McDonald's Trademark? - defining  dilution of #trademark | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
MILAN, Italy — Many who loved the provocative wit and surrealism of Italian designer Franco Moschino thought it was a match made in heaven when, last October, the house he founded appointed Jeremy Scott as creative director. Presented two Thursdays ago in Milan, Scott’s debut runway collection for the brand was an ode to the 1980s, 1990s and American brand iconography, referencing Cheetos, Hershey’s, Froot Loops, SpongeBob SquarePants, Run-DMC and, notably, McDonald’s. The day after the show, a ten-piece capsule collection became available for purchase in Moschino boutiques and online at moschino.com. On their website, Yoox, which powers the label’s e-commerce, explains … More
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What is dilution of #trademark and how far can one go... 

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Learn to craft this top from a square-

Learn to craft this top from a square- | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Creativity, Craftsmanship, Strategy, Technology- four aspects that affect success of creative entrepreneurs. So what's the difference between Craftsmanship and creativity- craftsmanship is quality in execution of the idea. It's technique. Craftsmanship- troubleshooting poor construction in Summer
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Craftsmanship- troubleshooting poor construction in a Summer tops- In December I saw a beaded halter cowrie shell top on Facebook group. It showed great creative potential, but was poorly executed. I reached out to the designer and promised to show her a simple method of construction. The post  suggested this was something she was working on and preparing to deliver... FYI - Anyone can take a screen shot of your post, give credit  to the site and SHARE... be careful what you put your name and brand next to!


Craftsmanship is about quality in execution- Learn what is correct  and exceptional quality in whatever niche you practice. 

 

 

Creativity is about the concept- the artistry- you can take the basic technique and create a number of different products!
Instruction are at link in image! 

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Digital Strategy making Social Media relevant to Locals #Diversitech #Artstech #fashiontech

Digital Strategy making Social Media    relevant to Locals #Diversitech #Artstech #fashiontech | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Generally tech presentation focused on how businesses can leverage the social media tools . The Digital Strategy presentation  has evolved into a series of "consumable" Presentation. This first  series reintroduces, new and emerging technology that is abailable to the cottage industry, from a
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@badasseBs creates a bridge between local creative sector and technology!  Too many tech  companies take for granted the consumer knows they exist. Too many consumers assume tehy Know it all. These are presented on teh introductory  and Intermediate levels to suit audience needs. 
Check it out and contact me...  

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Are We Producing Too Many Fashion Designers? - BoF - or how to Rethink Fashion Careers!

Are We Producing Too Many Fashion Designers? - BoF - or how to Rethink Fashion Careers! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
LONDON, United Kingdom — Are we producing too many fashion designers? Those posing the question usually assume that a fashion design education should lead directly to a job as a designer at a fashion brand, probably at one of the famous luxury houses. This is based a number of erroneous assumptions. First, it supposes that education is about training and preparing “oven-ready chickens” for the industry. No-one expects a history graduate to become an historian automatically. Equally a fashion degree, with one foot in industry and one in education, does not and should not concentrate on training students for the … More
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Rethink  the opportunities in fashion ... career counselors need to become aware of and discuss new opps in all careers!

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Op-Ed | What is Fashion For? - Art vs Apparel and the quest to sell!

Op-Ed | What is Fashion For? - Art vs Apparel and the quest to sell! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, United States — This weekend, I read a curious piece of writing by the highly esteemed, recently departed New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn. Horyn, who has devoted twenty years of her life to writing about fashion, argued that today, above all, she and many women like her, want clothes that offer comfort. “The desire to be comfortable is profound, shaping attitudes and markets,” she wrote. Comfort, not in the sense of wearing sweatpants all day, but unfussy clothes. This seems fair enough. But as the article unfolded, Ms. Horyn pointed her pen at the fashion avant-garde: … More
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What do you as a woman or man want from your clothing?
Does you clothing  "express Your meaning" or is  ithat  imposed by others?
Can Apparel be art or building blocks for YOUR  personal expression.
I love well made Apparel
Fashion as Art can bring me to my feet... there should be no  reason why the two cannot co-exist!
Do we need to train the designer as artist to make great apparel or is it easier to train the apparel maker to design artistically! 

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Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Shows on Style.com

Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Shows on Style.com | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Fashion reviews and designer collections for F2014RTW fashion runway shows
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See video and images of all collections - Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Shows on Style.com still teh best videos & image #NYFW

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Facebook announces Paper, a visual and social news app that launches in the US on February 3

Facebook announces Paper, a visual and social news app that launches in the US on February 3 | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
It's been rumored for more than a year and Facebook has finally introduced a news reader app that will rival Flipboard: it's called Paper. The iOS mobile app displays stories around ...
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So now the question becomes what  will paer focus on... The  same BS as everyone else , or truly great original content... 
 

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@the crated to speak on #fashiontech #wearables AnthroTech meetup Jan 28th

The Tech We Wear: Fashion and Wearable Technology

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

NYU Campus
239 Greene Street, 8th floor lounge

117 AnthroTekkers Attending

Join us for a panel discussion on technology involving fashion and wearable tech. We'll explore trends and problems in the technology that we wear. Our two speakers: - Maddy Maxey is a fashion designer, the founder of a fashion company, a computer programmer and a 2013 Thiel Fellow. She is the co-founder of Crated, a startup lab that experiments wi...

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Join us for a panel discussion on technology involving fashion and wearable tech. We'll explore trends and problems in the technology that we wear. Our two speakers:
- Maddy Maxey is a fashion de
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In my  dreams I'm a designer for a top secret agent  and creat the coolest clothing and accessories, James Bond meets the jetsons and Star trek... Blame it on ALIAS, Lol . First though I'll have  to master the existing wearable technology... 3D scanning & printing, Digital printing, lazers, computational,  condutives and solar fabrics etc 

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conductive makeup by Katia Cánepa Vega #beautytech ? #fashiontech via @innov8tivmag | @fashioncamp

conductive makeup by  Katia Cánepa Vega #beautytech ?   #fashiontech via  @innov8tivmag | @fashioncamp | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
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makeup that can control your devices - the  superhero in me approves!

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19 Interesting Facts about Trinidad and Tobago -including a 98% lieracy rate

19 Interesting Facts about Trinidad and Tobago -including a 98% lieracy rate | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Here are 19 interesting facts about Trinidad and Tobago. When I visited, I thought of it as a less touristy Bahamas or Cancun.
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I'm a Trinbagonian - and yet I had no idea of many of these... 

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Jan 14 nYC- Printsource Premiere Vision indigo-Salon City Source - #fashiontech http://goo.gl/AHGkTU

Jan 14 nYC- Printsource  Premiere Vision indigo-Salon City Source - #fashiontech http://goo.gl/AHGkTU | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
RRAG Network helps you find the fabrics & trims you want. Services include a NYC fabric sourcing library, fabric & trim Resource Guides, and a traveling library at textile trade shows across the U.S.
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January 14 apparel sourcing  shows NY - On site registration Printsource | Premiere Vision | indigo-Salon | City Source NY details at http://goo.gl/AHGkTU . Walk with  business card and ID- make teh connection

 

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