When it comes to fashion, there’s nothing more exciting than the latest innovation or more on trend than the ever evolving world of social media. This week Style Coalition will be hosting the 6th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards honoring the best digital campaigns, platforms, social media strategies and innovations in the fashion industry. Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors lead with the most nominations, followed by DKNY and Rebecca Minkoff. This year the founders of BaubleBar are being honored with the annual Visionary Award, legendary designer Sam Edelman will be delivering the keynote and I’ll be there to see it all.
It’s that time of year again where it feels like everyone is in love. If you are in love (like me) congratulations. But, if you’re single and spending Valentine’s Day alone, is that really such a bad thing? Of course not. If you can’t be with the one you love, there’s an app for that.
With everything you could be doing, there’s no reason to get caught up in the Valentine’s Day pressure. Here are my top 5 online activities to occupy yourself with on February 14th:
1. iTunes Movie Trailers (app or website)
How better to drown your sorrows or celebrate your celibacy than indulging in some movie trailers? Even if you’ve already read the book, the second “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer is worth watching.
2. Ruby Fortune (app or website)
Sit back with a drink and play the Ladies’ Night game on Ruby Fortune. Nothing adds a little glamour to a night more than some glitzy casino games. You can even have a few of your single girlfriends over for a virtual casino night.
3. Spotify (app or website)
It’s not Spotify itself that will make your night, it’s the playlist you create or search for. Like love songs? How about this little song to melt even a snow queen’s heart:
4. Pizza Navigator (smartwatch app)
Now we’re talking! Pizza Navigator is the ultimate smartwatch app that directs you to the nearest pizzeria. What’s not to love?
5. Wake Up Well (smartwatch app)
Wake Up Well is better suited for February 15th when you may be a little hung over. This app uses the science of sleep to wake you up gently at an optimal time for your sleep cycle ensuring that you aren’t groggy throughout the day. It’s basically an artificial intelligence boyfriend.
Being a fashionista can be a big responsibility. But with the right apps your calling as a role model and stylist can be made a little easier. Whether it’s finding the best deals or making a little money on the side, here are five free apps you simply must have:
If you’re looking to have your own rummage sale or find a good deal on your favorite designer items, you simply must download Poshmark. I use it to make a little extra money from clothes and accessories I’m not using. Living in pricy NYC, the extra cash comes in handy.
Have a dress in your closet that you only wore once for a special occasion, but can’t bear to part with? StyleLend allows you to create you own Rent the Runway by renting out your formal dresses for a profit. By renting it out multiple times, you’ll make more money than selling it and get to keep your beloved gown.
Mallzee is essentially Tinder for fashion. By downloading it, you can say goodbye to creepy men who look nothing like their photos and hello to over 100 high street retailers and boutiques. Their super shoppable feeds are totally addicting and allow you to stay ahead of the curb.
Ever got stuck wearing an outfit that wasn’t weather appropriate? With TheVane – a personal stylist, travel packing list and local weather app, you’ll never find yourself in that situation again. They send me updates every morning telling me not only what the temperature is, but more importantly what it feels like outside. So I know exactly what to wear for the weather.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own personal makeup artist, trainer, nail technician, hair stylist or massage therapist? Priv is the app that can make it possible. Using Priv, you can hire top rated beauty and wellness professionals to come to your home.
At one point or another, we’ve all found ourselves torn between what outfit to wear or which shoes to buy. When every option is amazing, how are you to choose just one? Cinch a photo-based polling app, just made the decision-making process a whole lot easier and much more fun. Say goodbye to going through rounds of feedback with friends, sending long links or texting photo after photo. Cinch will summarize your questions in an easy to read format resulting in fast, direct and unbiased answers.
To get started, simply download the app and select a set of screenshots or photos from your camera roll. Then type in your question. You can either send your poll to a group of friends or ask the Cinch community. To share your questions with your existing contacts, just share the link to your poll on Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp.
People can vote with a single click and even discuss the results or attach alternatives using the integrated messaging service. Your friends don’t need to have the app to vote, so anyone can share their opinion from any device. Since Cinch doesn’t show how anyone voted until after they cast their vote, the results will always be 100% objective.
After seeing so many amazing looks at College Fashion Week, I couldn’t decide which I liked best. So I set up a poll on Cinch.
Wondering what necklace to wear or what dessert to order? Get Cinch today!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Being a city girl isn’t always easy, the rents are high, the crowds are crazy and sometimes it’s impossible to find a cab. Luckily, there are apps that can make city life a little easier. Here are my go-to apps that if you don’t have already, you should totally download.
In spite of the fact that I’ve lived in NYC for almost five years now, I still use HopStop at least once a week to find the best ways to get places on the subway. This amazing app providing subway and bus directions along with maps for over 140 cities around the world, always keeps me sane while commuting. It even accounts for route changes and construction.
2. Hotel Tonight:
For the spontaneous traveler, Hotel Tonight is a dream come true. Starting everyday at noon, Hotel Tonight lists unsold rooms for purchase the night of at a fraction of the price. To get the best deals, check the app as close to noon as possible as the cheapest rooms tend to fill up first.
In cities like New York, there’s often so much to do, that’s is hard to decide what to do on a night out. As tonight’s going out app, YPlan was created by a team of entertainment experts who believe that the best nights are unplanned. This app allows you to browse through a curated short list of the top events of the night where you can book your evening out in two taps.
4. Candy Crush Saga:
With its pretty colors and challenging puzzles, Candy Crush has become one of the most popular apps. I often a look around the subway and notice that over half of the people in my subway car are playing Candy Crush. Though it has caused me to miss my subway stop a couple times, I find Candy Crush a huge form of relaxation because it gives you something to focus one aside from the often overwhelming city. Plus, these’s no better way to start your day than passing a level of Candy Crush on your way to work.
Thanks to Uber, every city dweller can now have their own private driver. Instead of trying to catch a cab on a rainy night or walking to the subway in heels, simply request an Uber to take you door to door. The app offers cashless clear pricing that includes tip. They even let you know exactly when your driver in on their way, send you a photo of the driver previous to pickup and give you the option to split the fare.