The fashion industry is replete with choices. So, naturally, there are a lot of apps out there designed to keep you up-to-date with the latest trends and to prep yourself for Ottawa Fashion Week. We know you’re probably busy trying to decide which seat section to buy your tickets in for OFW this weekend, so we’ve taken the time to find the best fashion apps for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
Here are our top picks for the iPhone:
Cloth, $1.99: For those of us who don’t have our dream closet just yet, it can be difficult to visualize the perfect outfit while searching through piles of clothes jammed into a dresser. Cloth is an app that helps you catalogue your clothes and favourite looks so you can easily re-create them later. Users simply snap a photo of what they’re wearing and can organize photos into categories or add tags for quick retrieval. This app is great for days when you’re not feeling inspired or if you’re running late in the morning and need some fast fashion help! You can also post pics to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to share your favourites with friends.
StyleCaster, Free: If you are one of those people who are too lazy to open your front door to see if it’s cold before deciding what to wear, then this app was made for you. StyleCaster determines your location and shows you fashionable ways to dress for the weather. The app also tells you the stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist, and model who created the look so that you can deepen your knowledge of industry players.
chicfeed, Free: If you like to get all of your information from one, easy place, check out chicfeed, a site that acts sort of like a mini fashion Twitter. The free app combines the latest photos from popular fashion sites like the Sartorialist, Face Hunter, Jak and Jill Blog, Cherry Blossom Girl, LookBook, and altamira. Simply swipe the screen to move between images and get your daily dose of the latest looks.
Style.com, Free: Similar to chicfeed, the Style.com app merges photos of runway shows in major cities so you know what’s new in the fashion world before anyone even has time to tweet about it. You also have access to party coverage and Style.com’s video catalogue. Maybe we’ll get Ottawa on the map after this killer season of OFW!
Stylebook, $4.49: Stylebook is the ultimate app for playing dress-up with your own clothes. Stylebook allows you to add pictures of your clothes and mix and match different pieces on a free-form canvas. You can also track outfits you’ve worn on a calendar so you can see your personal wardrobe history. This way you can have all the fun of trying on clothes while cuddled on your couch with a blanket!
The ultimate Android app is:
Fashion Dictionary, $7.13: Quite simply, this app defines 30,000 different terms used in the fashion industry that the average consumer might not be familiar with. The app features the terms in four languages – German, English, Italian, and French – so you can prepare in case you get lucky and make it to an international fashion week. If you want a less expensive and similar app, you can download Fashion Language Guide & Quiz for $1.26, which has 100 English terms.
And finally a couple of BlackBerry apps:
Vogue Stylist, Free: This app shows you new trends in fashion and helps you find personalized looks that fit your body shape. You can select what occasion you need an outfit for and what colour you want, and if the app doesn’t give you the advice you need, you can get personalized fashion advice from Vogue India within three days.
Trendstop Fashion TrendTracker, Free: This app is for all of those BlackBerry users who nearly cried when they realized they couldn’t get the Style.com app. Trendstop Fashion TrendTracker is about the closest app available for BlackBerry. The app gives you access to images from runway shows within a day of the show, street style, and fashion news. You can also save your favourite items for later reference.
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