Could Amazon be working on a project poised to change the face of retail? A recent patent application suggests this might be the case.
The application, which is a more detailed version of a previous one the company filed, outlines a new kind of brick-and-mortar store that would make shopping much easier for customers. According to the document, the location would feature “a system for automatically transitioning items from a materials handling facility without delaying a user as they exit the materials handling facility.” The idea is for customers to be able to walk into one of these hypothetical locations, choose an item they want to purchase and walk out of the store with it, eliminating the need for a formal checkout system.
“For example, if the user is purchasing items from a retail location, rather than the user having to stop and ‘check out’ with a cashier, teller or automated check station, because the picked items are already known and identified on an item identifier list associated with the user, the user may simply exit the retail location with the items. The exit of the user will be detected and, as the user passes through the exit (transition area), the user, without having to stop or otherwise be delayed, will automatically be charged a fee for the items (the items are transitioned to the user).”
A series of sensors and cameras inside the store will help discern the item being purchased and automatically charge the customer. This same system could possibly be used with items for rent as well.
Amazon has really been working toward creating new technology to make shopping easier. It recently unveiled the Amazon Dash button, a technology that allows Amazon Prime members to reorder particular household supplies they normally run low on by simply pressing a button dedicated to the item. While Amazon hasn’t come out to say if this latest patent will materialize into anything real, it’s clear that the company is banking on innovations in shopping convenience to help secure its future.
After Karl Lagerfeld staged a reshow of Chanel‘s Paris-Salzburg collection in New York last night, Love magazine’s Instagram account gave us a sneak peek at the accompanying campaign. Lest we forget the main attraction of the show back in December was BFFs Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne walking the runway holding hands, it turns out Cara is also the star of the fashion spots which surfaced today. The preview shows the Lagerfeld favorite posing in a black jacket complete with gold embellishments worn over a delicate ruffled number. Cara’s hair was styled to one side by Sam McKnight and she sports smoky eyes and a dark lip, giving us all sorts of Alice Dellal vibes.
Forum members were quick to respond. “I actually like this, the makeup on her is awesome. I get a very vintage Chanel vibe from this,” raved VersaceVixen009.
“No matter how many times I see her, I never bore of Cara. This looks very beautiful,” added Elite13 sharing the same opinion.
Also full of admiration was GIVENCHYlover: “This is 100% Chanel!!”
Helmut.Newton noticed a resemblance to a former campaign model: “Reminds me of Alice Dellal from when she got her first Chanel campaign!” he shared.
“My first thoughts as well. The hair, that expression. It doesn’t look bad, more like a beauty than a fashion shot. I wonder if this is an OG campaign, or if you-know-who will also join her. And I don’t mean Binx,” replied Benn98 in agreement.
“They need a new face… seriously. I’ll even prefer Kendall at this point,” gossiping posted in disagreement.
Cosmic Voices even asked, “Is Karl not done with her yet?”
Await and see if Kendall Jenner indeed makes an appearance and join the conversation here.
Binx x Superga Fall 2015; Image: Courtesy
Ever want to walk a mile in Binx Walton‘s shoes? Now you can. Italian sneaker brand Superga has tapped the 19-year-old model as the face of its Spring 2015 ads and as a collaborator for Fall 2015. Following in the footsteps of previous collaborators like Rita Ora, Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse, Binx designed a limited-edition range of sporty trainers that are slated to hit stores later this year.
“I have always wanted to explore other aspects of the industry,” Binx said in an official statement. “And I’m so lucky to have such an amazing brand supporting me on not just the model side, but also the creative, directing, and designing. Which is such a dream come true for me!” (more…)
She’s already on the cover of Vogue Mexico this month and now, Catherine McNeil takes to the cover of Vogue Turkey. The Aussie beauty poses on an inflatable chair, captured by photographer David Slijper for the April cover image. The shot is quite a departure from Mexican Vogue‘s cover, which forum members thought resembled a wax figure. Catherine looks effortless with her dark tresses slicked back, sporting a minimal amount of makeup. After managing to surpass our expectations last month for its fifth anniversary, does Vogue Turkey continue its winning streak?
Not quite, it seems. “A rather strong shot ruined by an awful layout. I thought the Anniversary issue showed improvement but I guess it’s still the same,” noted MON, failing to hit us off on a high note.
Forum member kokobombon wasn’t feeling it, either. “I don’t like this, the color scheme is not appealing imo. Poor Catherine, two April covers and both of them are not good,” she exclaimed.
Also not sold was narcyza, who wasn’t afraid to comment, “Everything is wrong here: makeup, styling and awful colors.” Oh, dear.
“Beautiful photo but too much text. Why? Especially that white font, really horrible. But still I like it,” added Housseyin.
Changing the mood dramatically with a totally different view was justaguy. “Always happy to see Cat and she looks great here!!” he enthused.
Forum member |PerfectTonight| shared the same positive attitude. “I strongly support creative vision of Vogue Turkey. Always delivering strong covers.”
Could we have seen something more compelling? Add your own two cents inside the thread here.
If the thought of 17-year-old Kylie Jenner buying a 2.7 million dollar Calabasas pad made you feel bad about your less-than-glamourous life, prepare to feel even worse, because newsflash: a cat is making more money than you. Yep, Karl Lagerfeld’s blue-eyed Siamese cat Choupette made a killing last year. Lagerfeld talked to The Cut about Choupette’s moneymaking savvy:
“She did two jobs and made 3 million euros last year,” he said. “One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product. I don’t allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this. She’s too sophisticated for that.” Compare those 3 million euros to some of the world’s highest paid models like Joan Smalls, Erin Wasson, Lindsey Wixson, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton and Daria Werbowy, who certainly didn’t make their 3 million dollars last year by booking two gigs.
The gravy train for Mlle Choupette, whose life and times have been documented in a book, continues this month as she’s snagged a cover of Lucky magazine’s special edition issue. The shopping-focused glossy has tapped some of the world’s most stylish pets to pose for the cover, which hits newsstands April 8. Too. Adorable.
[via The Cut, Lucky]
Acting, modeling, drumming, singing – Cara Delevingne has proved she’s much more than just a triple threat and at yesterday’s reprise of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris-Salzburg show in New York City, she and Pharrell Williams reminded us of that. If you remember, the pair appeared in Chanel’s short film Reincarnation, which (loosely) told the story of how Coco Chanel got inspired to create the famous little black jacket.
Williams and Delevingne recorded a duet for the short, “CC the World,” and at yesterday’s festivities, treated the crowd to a live rendition of the tune. Cara’s voice has an old school tone with a dash of hipster flair, and she belted out a few notes alongside Pharrell, who took the stage in a bellhop costume. He seems to have taken quite a liking to that style lately.
Did Cara kill it? You be the judge!