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Adidas Facebook and Twitter Superstars

Don’t you just love it when people start to think that same? This concept has been created by someone on the Fashionology wave length.

Web designer/illustrator/digital artist, Gerry McKay, has drawn up a concept of a pairof Facebook or Twitter Adidas Superstars.

For those of you less in touch with trainer speak, Superstars are considered one of the most classic trainer designs ever made.

Gerry has taken this classic shoe and applied heo popular theme of social media to the design. He did this following the Adidas Superstars’ 35th anniversary in 2006 and said of the Twitter trainer:

“Twitter as a brand is increasingly on the rise and I thought it would be interesting to see what it would look like if Adidas also released a limited edition Twitter Superstar.”

Twitter_superstar

What do you make of these concepts? Would you wear an Adidas Twitter or Facebook  Superstar trainer?

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Sex and the City 2 teams up with HP in Daily Mirror competition

The Daily Mirror has just closed entries for its Sex and the City 2 and HP challenge in which entrants had the chance to win a HP TouchSmart notebook.

The computer manufacturer has impressed techie fashionistas again by teaming up with the most fashionable movie of the year. Its most recent fashion collaboration, the HP Vivienne Tam Mini was even featured in the film and now two avid fans will win their very own HP laptop.

The winner can do a Carrie and tap away at their new notebook that features Windows 7 and touch-enabled apps like Hulu, Twitter and Skype.

You may have missed the entry date for this competition but do not fear. On HP’s Facebook page they are advertising another competition that could see you jet-setting off the NYC to roam the streets of the big city with three of your girls! The prize includes airfare for you and three guests, a hotel for four nights, limo pick up, $2,000 Visa gift card and other unspecified SATC 2 prizes. Semi-finalists will win an HP Vivienne Tam notebook.

All you have to do is state which HP Product best expresses your style out of the Vivienne Tam Butterfly Mini, the TouchSmart AIO desktop, the TouchSmart tm2, the Envy 15, the Mini 210 and the dv6 entertainment notebook.

Entries can be made via video, essay or photo but must be in by 10th June 2010. I know which one I’ll be entering with…

Via StyleCaster

Vogue embraces the beauty of technology

This month Vogue, aka the fashion bible, is featuring a major female figure of the tech world and in doing so has given me hope that Fashionology is reaching the top of the fashion food chain.

Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg is the subject of an in-depth profile in US Vogue’s May edition – the one with Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover – it is definitely my favourite issue yet!

In the article Sandberg gives readers a sneaky peek into the world of Facebook, working with Mark Zuckerberg and an insight into how Facebook can take over web advertising!

This interview with a woman in the tech world follows one by Glamour, a fellow Condé Nast glossy, which featured Google executive Marissa Mayer as a visionary, last November.

Fashionology is not just about the gadgets, it’s about the merging of fashion and tech in all senses, and this united front between Vogue and Sandberg not only shows how fashionable the tech industry can be, but may even promote such careers to the underrepresented female population in this sector.

Image via Vogue

Ping, the clothing that connects you to Facebook!

Ping is a social networking phenomenon that allows you connect to your Facebook account wirelessly through your clothes!

The Ping garment, a sporty yet feminine hoody, was created by Electricfoxy a company that:

“Investigates garments that have electronics built directly into them resulting in a new aesthetic of form and behaviour that becomes a core part of our expression, our identity, and our individuality.”

The Ping prototype was built on an Arduino Lilypad platform and uses a range of flexible sensors and conductive threads, that would survive general wear and tear and a tumble in the wash, and the wireless capabilities were built using Lylipad Xbee.

So how does it work exactly? Well the garment senses your movements, whether you lift your hood, bend, tie a bow, zip or button up, and then pings your friends automatically. For example, if you put the hood up and then down, this will generate a communication to Facebook; the Facebook application is customisable so you can alter the message and receiver for each action.

If you get a message back, you will feel a tapping sensation on the shoulder of the garment (not for the easily frightened I feel). It doesn’t stop there; you can create your own language with this thing, in the form of tapping rhythms! Super cool!

Via Engadget

Source and images from Electricfoxy