“I am actually married,” Ashley told Confidential. “We had been planning (a wedding) and then we woke up one morning and said to each other, ‘Do you want to just get married now?’ We did this really spontaneous, just-the-two-of-us wedding which was beautiful. I am Mrs Palmer.” (more…)
In our humble opinion, Memorial Day weekend is the best. Not only is it an XL-sized break from work, it’s also the unofficial start of summer. While the real deal doesn’t get underway for another month, all the friend-filled BBQs, pool openings and general chill summer vibes start right now. To lead you into the long weekend — and really, the summer season — we’ve compiled five can’t-miss articles from theFashionSpot this week. Ahead, we cover holiday nail art, the best summer beauty products and a bunch of budget-friendly beach bag options. Consider it essential weekend reading (then it’s back to your regularly scheduled programming of outdoor fun).
Apple Watch can’t catch a break. On Tuesday, a software update was released to fix security problems on the wearable tech accessory and improve the sensor that tells you if you’re sitting or standing. But Apple ran into another problem. According to Business Insider, the update broke the heart rate tracker. Now, instead of measuring your heart rate every ten minutes and then averaging the data, the watch only takes irregular measurements.
Technical issues, from sensor snafus to tattoo malfunctions, are likely one of the underlying factors affecting Apple Watch sales. Slice Intelligence, a firm that tracks and projects U.S. consumer spending through e-commerce email receipts, claims orders have drastically fallen since the watch’s debut and continue to plateau.
Slice’s data shows that Apple received almost one million pre-orders from Americans on Friday, April 10, the first day Apple began accepting orders for the watch. Since then, the orders decreased to an average of under 30,000 sales per day from April 11 to May 18. That means that almost half of the total 2.5 million watch orders placed in the U.S. were made on its inaugural debut. It’s still too early to foresee the future of the Apple Watch but if the last month has been any indication, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Magazines either get it terribly wrong or oh so right. Vogue Korea have cemented themselves as innovators of creativity but our forum members are left divided over the magazine’s recent issue. The title released its June 2015 edition which was quickly brought over to our forms for discussion. Aymeline Valade stars on the cover, shot wearing that striking Christian Dior top while standing among a blooming spring garden by photographer Cass Bird.
“Wow, nothing on this cover is working for me. Aymeline looks so awkward here and the styling doesn’t help and the background is too busy,” justaguy discredited.
“This is not working..” added GlamorousBoy.
Wolkfolk wasn’t feeling it either. “Aymeline I love you but please dye your hair back to black! The disco top is distracting from the peaceful and natural background. A white top would’ve made a much nicer composition,” he suggested.
In agreement was simon: “Too much distracting details on the background. Not loving the tops Aymeline is wearing.”
“The backdrop is season appropriate but the styling isn’t. Also, the backdrop is too messy. One thing I’ve noticed is that Vogue Korea no longer produces edgy covers,” MON contributed, adding fuel to the fire.
Surprisingly, not everyone was so underwhelmed. “I really like this! It’s not perfect but I love that Vogue Korea keeps delivering fresh covers!” approved Nepenthes.
Forum member burbuja8910 showed support also, writing, “Amazing cover.”
Are you a fan? Join the discussion here.
Burberry, Anya Hindmarch, Farfetch and John Lewis were just a few of the big names that took home top honors at the inaugural Fashion Futures Awards in London on Thursday evening. The ceremony was held by Decoded Fashion in partnership with the British Fashion Council to celebrate fashion and retailers who are evolving their companies using tech-based ideas and tools.
The awards took place after a two-day summit with a panel of judges that included Charlotte Olympia president Bonnie Takhar, Rebecca Minkoff CEO Uri Minkoff, BFC’s CEO Caroline Rush and Instagram Creative Strategist Alastair Cotterill. The full list of winners is below.
A Killer Experience: Most innovative way of enhancing the consumer experience
The Master of Mobile: Most innovative use of mobile
Bytes and Bricks: Best omni-focused in-store experience
Beyond the Runway: Most engaging digital marketing campaign
New eStore on the Block: Best new e-commerce launch
The Game Changer: Startup set to disrupt fashion in 2015
Digital Coalition: Best brand and startup collaboration
The Big Idea: Most innovative new digital project
Real Time Innovator: Best use of data and analytics for fashion and retail
Fashion Is Great: Campaign to promote the U.K.