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January 10, 2009

Fashion At Your Fingertips

Filed under: Designer,Fashion,Technology,Uncategorized — phyllisc @ 10:37 am

iphone_touch_500My husband gave me an Apple iTouch for Christmas, and its wicked cool; basically its an iPhone with Internet connectivity but no phone function.  The iTunes App Store has hundreds of free apps, and fashion designers are starting to upload free iTouch apps that showcase their latest collections.  Both Chanel and Ralph Lauren are available, and has  a condensed version of their web site that is really terrific. 

chanellogo Chanel’s iTouch app showcases just one collection, Paris-Moscow 2008/09, and for students of Chanel its pretty interesting.  Lagerfeld has gone back to Mademoiselle’s Russian period from early 1920’s and gives us beautiful folkwear embellishment on dresses, tunics and coats.  The tall beaded headpieces worn by the models will remind you of something you’d see  on a Chiparus bronze   and they are still amazing even though no modern woman would ever wear them.  There is also a WiFi connection for “Chanel News”; the next time I’m in a hotspot I’ll have to see if that will work.  A moody video of this collection rounds out this app, and even though there is not much content compared to I like seeing the Chanel logo  on my device, it will tide me over until I actually own something that is authentically Chanel!

stylecomlogoThe app is really robust, and I actually prefer the iTouch version over their website because I can look at runway shows from a comfy chair instead of sitting at a desk in front of my PC , using the iTouch feels more like reading a fashion magazine   This app had tons of fun features; the runway videos in particular are great.  Alas, there is no zoom feature and no detail shots, but all of the designers from the web site are represented.  I’ll definitely be going back to download the latest version of this app after Fashion Week.




  1. Ohmygosh you just showed me a new way to use my touch! I got mine for Christmas and all I’ve done is listen to music and watch movies on the bus home…gotta figure out how to get that internet connectivity working!!!

    Comment by Carolyn — January 10, 2009 @ 10:58 am

  2. Tech envy! We gave our DD one for Xmas. May have to borrow it!

    Comment by dei — January 10, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

  3. I want an iPhone in the worst way. This only exacerbates it. So cool!

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — January 10, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

  4. I’ve loaded a lot of the videos onto my Touch as podcasts. I’ll definitely need to check out the Chanel app too!

    Comment by Nancy (nanflan) — January 10, 2009 @ 7:22 pm

  5. It sounds very good but th only thing that worries me is that if I buy one how long will it bebefore they bring out a “bigger and better” version.

    Comment by Dave Bromley — January 11, 2009 @ 4:51 am

  6. Wow! This is cool. I have a new Blackberry and love the internet connection with it. Now I have to see about linking up with

    Comment by Linda L — January 11, 2009 @ 7:53 am

  7. Thanks Phyllis – I got the apps downloaded to my Touch – so thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    Comment by Carolyn — January 12, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  8. Oh man I wish my 1st gen iPod Nano would die so I could justify getting one of these!

    Comment by jgoreham — January 13, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

  9. I have to check the Apps more often. I’m so glad I have you bloggers. I love my iphone.

    Comment by Evelyn — January 14, 2009 @ 4:09 am

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