Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fashionology’s pick of designer laptop cases

A laptop to a blogger is like a third arm; an awkwardly shaped arm you often find yourself dragging around in your favourite tote simply because that case it came in was hideously ugly, is seriously bulky and doesn’t go with your outfit!

So, Fashionology has scoped out the very best designer laptop cases so you can carry your notebook with pride!

Skull print laptop case, Alexander McQueen, NET-A-PORTER, £250

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Laptop jumble logo sleeve, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Harvey Nichols, £45 (available in more colours)

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Logo-embossed neoprene laptop case, Fendi, NET-A-PORTER, £255

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Crocodile laptop case, Nancy Gonzalez, NET-A-PORTER, £1,715

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Layla metallic zip laptop bag, Penelope & Parker, Selfridges, £195

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Daria patent-leather sleeve for MacBook, Mulberry, £350

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Pretty medium printed laptop case, Marc by Marc Jacobs, NET-A-PORTER, £60

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Mole-Cognac Scotchgrain laptop case, Mulberry, £550

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Check nylon laptop sleeve, Burberry, £215

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And last but not least, my favourite of the bunch…

Mariela printed laptop case, Diane Von Furstenberg, NET-A-PORTER, £100

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Which one would you most like under your arm?

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Kate Moss stars in the first fashion 3D movie

I don’t know how I let this one slip by, but here is the news for those of you who missed it too. Kate Moss recently starred in the world’s first fashion 3D movie, KM3D-1 in collaboration with AnOther magazine.

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Artist and filmmaker Baillie Walsh created the short 3D film who previously worked with Moss on a hologram for Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2006 show.

In the film, Moss is depicted in an almost goddess-like manner, thanks to the stylings of Jerry Stafford. Using state-of-the-art Phantom cameras, Moss was captured at 1,000 shots per second, which allowed the film to be slowed down to a speed at which a slow movement is almost undetectable.

Kate appears frozen in time, before she launches a handful of shattering diamonds at the camera. This film is truly beautiful and the 3D technology makes for a more mystical viewing – you can view it here.

Via Nowness

Lily Allen dresses Samsung laptop for Lucy in Disguise

All I want for Christmas…is the new Samsung laptop that Lily Allen and her sister Sarah Owen have designed for their Vintage range Lucy in Disguise (LiD).

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Lily and her sister have teamed up with Samsung to revamp the SF310 notebook which will feature exclusively in Vintage store in Covent Garden, London.

The design is very Art Deco, featuring a repeated black and white LiD logo.

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Lily said of the collaboration:

“I’m so excited now the store is up and running and we made some great sales on the first day. These notebooks look great and really complement the Lucy in Disguise concept. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!”

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I right there with you Lily! These stylish laptops are only available at the Lucy in Disguise store (10-13 King Street, Covent Garden London, WC2E 8HN). Price has not been specified yet but the normal SF310 costs around £800, so expect it to be a little over that.

Via Pocket Lint

Freehands gloves keep you warm and in touch!

As the days of November get steadily more frosty I, as a touchscreen phone user, am finding it hard to keep my hands warm and work my phone.

You all know what I mean. You have your woolly gloves on, you are rushing down the street to work, trying to text your friend on your iPhone/Samsung/HTC creation or maybe a Blackberry phone with those fiddly, teeny-tiny keys.

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The next thing you know you have mispelt the whole message or even worse (like I did the other day) you have flung your precious baby onto the floor in your desperation to Swype!

This may seem like a rather small issue to be moaning about, but it it still an issue nonetheless. But I have discovered a solution thanks to a friend of mine. Freehand has a collection of gloves specifically designed to make texting, typing and Swyping a whole lot easier!

The simple design involves PVC palm dots for grip and detachable index finger and thumb tips. These tips are held back and out of the way by small magnets too – how cute!

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These gloves are available for men and women in a range of colours and styles; prices start from as little as £10.16! To browse the collection visit the Freehands website!

CrystalRoc embellishes the Samsung Galaxy Tab with Swarovski crystals

The new Samsung Galaxy tab was released on Monday and already crazy new additions to it have come out of the woodwork. Introducing the more sparkly version of the Tab – the result of a Micro Anvika and CrystalRoc collaboration.

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This already impressive tablet has been blinged-up with 5,700 hand-placed Swarovski crystals. The logo is also customisable but is shown here in in Jet Hematite.

Stunning…yes. Unnecessary…definitely. This piece of Fashionology should only be pursued if you have £2,700 spare in the bank, otherwise stick to the average £499 un-glittery version, which is also very stylish it must be said.

If you want to get your hands on one, or you simply want to gaze at its Edward-Cullen-esque beauty, then pop down to the Micro Anvika section of Harrods where it is being exclusively sold.

Via Engadget

3D glasses are no longer embarrassing thanks to Gucci

It was only a matter of time before fashion designers started to ride the 3D wave! Oakley recently released some “optically correct” Real D glasses, but they weren’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea.

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However, Gucci has latched on to the fact that most 3D glasses are darn ugly, and has done something about it! These Gucci “optically correct” Real D frames, are styled with the same 80’s look as the rest of Gucci’s eyewear in its recent summer collection.

They have a high-tech multi-layer mirrored coating too, which prevents distortion when you check out your new look in the mirror.

They are available only from US stores in December – though looking cool in 3D will set you back a pretty penny…$225 to be exact.

Via Luxist

Flip celebrates Movember with moustache-themed cameras!

We have just entered the month of November, a month famous for Remembrance Day, Firework Night and also for facial hair.

This winter month has been renamed Movember in recent years in honour of the Movember Foundation, who help to raise awareness for men’s health.

In celebration of this hairy month, Flip has released a series of themed cameras, each sporting its very own moustache!

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Sunshine Gander Flip

These quirky designs are available for the Flip UltraHD, MinoHD and SlideHD and for every camcorder sold, $10 will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

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To get your very own moustache-sporting camera, visit the Flip Video Store and to find out more about the Movember Foundation click here.

Via Engadget