MACY’S LAUNCHES YYIGAL, AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-TIME COLLECTION BY DESIGNER YIGAL AZROUEL

One of the great perks about writing for technology and fashion now is that I receive press releases from different fashion designers and tech companies. Below is today’s latest press release from Macy’s in regards to a limited time collection by Yigal Azrouel Enjoy!

Macy’s today announced the release of an exclusive, new collection by famed designer Yigal Azrouel. YYIGAL, an architecturally-influenced, limited-edition line, embodies the sophisticated and feminine spirit of the Yigal Azrouel brand through signature tops, blouses, faux-leather motorcycle jackets, intricate dresses and a statement jumpsuit. YYIGAL is available at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com today. Continue Reading →

How Artificial Intelligence Could Have Predicted the Ivanka Trump Clothing Line Meltdown By: Carol Ozemhoya

I stumbled onto this article from Carol Ozemhoya and wanted to share it with you all as it’s very telling of the Ivanka Trump brand and its decline of popularity. Below is her full article and also the Press Release for Vector.

When someone is in the news as much as President Donald J. Trump, you’d think his daughter’s clothing line would gain popularity. But instead, it miserably failed, much, it seems, to the surprise of just about everyone, including its stockholders. The line, which was dropped by high-end retailer Nordstrom, followed by a reduction in promotions by TJ Maxx and Marshalls, is listed on the stock market as JWN. Continue Reading →

beGlammed for Valentine’s Day with Too Faced and Sugarfina

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Valentine’s Day but I am a huge fan of going out all glammed up for the occasion. I learned about beGlammed a while ago and it is astonishing how many people still don’t know about this fabulous beauty service and app. Continue Reading →

Hook: One-Stop Shopping Search Engine for Fashion App

I just recently got the Hook App to see what all the buzz was about plus I’m gearing myself up for Paris Fashion Week in February. The Hook Fashion Discovery app is a direct response to shopping trends showing consumers juggling multiple shopping apps and websites on their mobile devices. Hook, which is targeted towards fashion-conscious female and male millennials, is the first-of-its-kind to bring users exact and similar items to match their fashion queries. Continue Reading →

Beauty Products for the New Year

beauty-guide-17With the New Year fast approaching it’s time to bring your A-Game when it comes to your beauty regiment. I received several different beauty products to review and test out. I have to be honest I could not get to all of them since I only have one face but I got through most. Those products I didn’t get to my lucky friends got to test out for me. The great thing about most of these products is that they also come in cute gift sets as well.

Below are all the beauty products I received in the past couple months and review of each product. Enjoy!

Christie Brinkley RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatmentchristie-b

I received the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment to test out a couple months ago and used it for a month. I didn’t see drastic results just by using RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day alone but if you pair it with their CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment there were great results with fine lines. I’m not saying the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day doesn’t work because it does but I’m impatient and want to look like Christie Brinkley tomorrow, that’s why I loved the CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment. The CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment costs $79.95 and the RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream is $89.95 on their site.

New! Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday)boscia-gift

Boscia sent me their new Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday) gift set and also their blotting linens to which I am addicted to. The charcoal Assortment gift set includes: 150 mL Detoxifying Black Cleanser, 30 mL White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray, 30g Luminizing Black Mask and 15 mL Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel. If you travel as much as I do the Makeup Setting Spray and the Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel are a great go to. Boscia’s Balanced to Pore-fection (Holiday) Gift set is $39.00 and the blotting linens are just $10 on Boscia’s site. Continue Reading →

FashionWare Runway Shows Emceed by Project Runway’s Nick Verreros at CES 2017

digital-timesA must attend event at CES 2017 that I will not pass up is FashionWare Runway Shows emceed by Project Runway’s Nick Verreros.  I love runway shows and I love technology so this is just up my alley!

The FashionWare Runway Shows will be at the LIDT Stage (Booth 44030) on Friday, January 6th at the Sands Expo at Tech West. Besides the runway shows there will be sessions and demos January 5th through the 7th by today’s Olympians, Professional Athletes and Editors of Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Runner’s World doing fitness demos and panel discussions.

Below are the sessions just recently released by Living in Digital Times. If you would like more information about Living in Digital Times click here. See all you guys at CES 2017; it’s less than a week away!

Thursday, January 5

–  BabyTech: Tech Redefines the Millennial Mom 10:30 AM
–  BeautyTech: The Meteoric Rise of In-Home Beauty Tech 12:30 PM
–  BabyTech: Today’s High-Tech Nurseries   1:30 PM
–  Editors Exposé:  Key Trends in Consumer Beauty   2:30 PM
–  The Bump Best of BabyTech Awards   3:30 PM

Friday, January 6

–  FashionWare Runway Show, Hosted by Nick Verreros 10:00 AM
–  BabyTech: A Safe Baby Revolution: Parents Rejoice 11:00 AM
–  FashionWare Runway Show, Hosted by Nick Verreros 12:00 PM
–  BeautyTech: Virtually Flawless! Makeovers from VR to AR 1:00 PM
–  FashionWare Runway Show, Hosted by Nick Verreros 2:30 PM
–  BabyTech: Get Pumped for 21st Century Breastfeeding 3:30 PM
–  FitnessTech with Men’s Health Guru 4:30 PM

Saturday, January 7

–  BeautyTech:  Futuristic Beauty: DIY Lasers, AR & Nailbots 10:30 AM
–  Fitness Tech with Men’s Health Fitness Guru 11:30 AM
–  BabyTech: Inconceivable! Fertility and Pregnancy Technology 2:30 PM

About Living in Digital Times (Per their site) Continue Reading →

Hi-Tech Chic’s Holiday Gift Guide for Girls to Lady Fashionistas

happy-holidays-hi-tech-chicHappy Holidays to all my Hi-Tech Chic Fashionista young and mature! I wanted to put a holiday gift guide together that mixes technology and fashion products for all ages. I also think this guide is helpful when shopping for different women and girls in your family or network of friends of different ages…and maybe you will find something you want to put on your list to Santa as well!

Below is a mix of fashionable  and cute technology products I have either reviewed, saw demos of them or referred by one of my piers.

Hatchimals are creatures that live inside of eggs until they are hatched it’s a surprise of what is inside. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages. Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more. Apparently these were all the rage at the 2016 Toy Fair. They are currently $69.99 and you can purchase them at Toy’s R Us.

WowWee® CHiP™ the robot dog is a Smartpup that you can interact with using the Smartball, train and game with using the app. CHiP comes with a Smartband which enables CHiP to uniquely recognize owner and a Smartbed that CHiP automatically walks to when it needs to be charged. New this year to CHiP is Guard Mode puts CHiP’s motion sensors on high alert, and walking past CHiP will trigger a reaction. They have also have expanded CHiP to 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. You can purchase it at any major store like best buy or online like amazon for $159.99.

Kidz Gear has volume limit headphones called KidzControl™ and are designed to have the safest listening experience for your child. . They have wired, wireless bluetooth and headphones with a mic included. Headphones based on your personal needs start at $19.99 and you can purchase them here.kidz-g

The JETJAT by Mota is an automatic camera Mini drone with one-touch, live wifi, auto landing and throw-to-fly capabilities. This is the perfect gift for kids that want a drone but never flew one before. It’s small and fits in the palm of your hand so if your kiddo flew it inside the house there would be minimal to no damage at all. I also love that the remote is also the dock for the drone so user don’t lose it. It’s that small! (full product to follow)

The Blink Lite is ACTON’s newest and most advanced electric skateboard to date. Weighing in at just 7.7lbs., it is the World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard. Till December 4th the Blink Lite is available for $199.00 when normally it is $399.00. They also have opened up pre-orders for BLINK QU4TRO, BLINK S2, BLINK S pre-order exclusively on Indiegogo. To find out more about the Blink Lite or would like to purchase one click here.

I have been photographed for the past several years trying on oculus products and I have NEVER looked good or cute, just a big dork grasping at air. I am under the impression not even the hottest person on the planet can look cool in them. Google is trying with their Dream Views that have a lightweight stretch fabric in the color slate that makes it sleeker than the normal plastic. The Dream View from Google is $79.00 and you can purchase it at the google store.vr-google

UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff  has touch sensitive technology on all fingers and palm. The back of the gloves are polyester/wool/nylon, the palm is leather with Faux fur lining and the cuffs are made of shearling sheepskin. The UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff are currently available at Bloomingdales for $85.00.gloves

QBracelet by Q Designs with iPhone Charger is geometric bangle that doubles as an iPhone charger. Simply open the bangle at the hinge to reveal a lightning connector that can boost your battery life by 50%. I personally want the QBracelet by Q Designs for Christmas especially since regardless of how many portable chargers I have I seem to always forget to bring them with me! Maybe they will send me one to review, wink wink.The QBracelet by Q Designs is available at Bloomingdales for $125.00.cuff-charger

Prynt, Get Instant Photo with The Prynt Case for Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 – Black is a case that snaps onto your phone and your phone instantly becomes a Polaroid camera. Prynt saves a video inside each photo by using the Prynt app to unlock and replay the video. Prynt photos do not require ink cartridges and it comes with ZINK Paper. It is currently $149.99 and you can get it on Amazon by clicking here.

HP also has a similar product that is a little more stylish called the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. It does all the same functions and also uses ZINK Paper. The  HP Sprocket Photo Printer is also less at $129.99 on the HP site.

I hope this helps you all on your quest of finding the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life! Happy Holidays!

Black Friday 2016 Deals, Apps and Websites

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It’s that time of year again! A time where we all storm the malls and the web to load up on gifts for the holidays.  Since Black Friday is just days away I thought I would give all you brave soles some deals, free apps and websites to check out. Continue Reading →

Latest iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus and 7/7 Plus Cases

case-collageAfter the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus the technology industry is churning out more accessories and changing some of their product lines since new iPhones will no longer have a 3.5mm jack. It’s an exciting time in tech and consumers are getting inundated with new innovative products daily.

To make my Cutegeek and Hi-Tech Chic fans life easier in regards to iPhone cases below are some of the newest or greatest cases, in my opinion, on the market currently for iPhone 6 plus/ 6s/ 7/ 7 plus . Enjoy and TGIF!

NOMAD Leather iPhone Case ($39.95)nomadmm

Just like me my iPhone likes to dress up for a night out on the town  and what better way than with the NOMAD Leather iPhone Case. The NOMAD Leather iPhone Case was created with the finest leather from Horween Leather Co., of Chicago, one of America’s oldest and most renowned tanneries. NOMAD designed the Leather case to beautifully patina with time creating a rich leather case. FYI- it’s not so water friendly so use caution in wet situations. Continue Reading →

ATTENTION COACH FANS – GLOBAL ONLINE AUCTION OF 48 CUSTOMIZED VINTAGE BAGS

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Hot off the press…

Coach is celebrating 75 years of craftsmanship with a global online auction of 48 customized vintage bags beginning October 19th.  The auction will launch online HERE and will be available until October 28th at 5pm EST.

The collection includes newly restored, one-of-a-kind vintage bags and collaborative bags inspired by Lena Dunham, Debbie Harry, Kate Bosworth, Chloe Grace Moretz and more.

The first $50,000 in sales from this auction will benefit The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to ensure the preservation of fashion history and advance fashion as an art form.

Iconic and original Coach silhouettes, including the Duffle (1971), the Saddle (1972) and the Dinky (1980), were customized by hand for the auction according to three different themes:

  • Celebrity-Inspired Bags:  11 pieces featured in the auction are dedicated to Coach Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers’s long-time friends and muses. Each of these bespoke bags references the individual’s character and personality, and is finished with a Coach hangtag signed by the muse who inspired it. These include the revered Debbie Harry, the ingenious Lena Dunham and the effortlessly cool Kate Bosworth. Other friends of Coach represented include campaign star Chloe Grace Moretz, model Dree Hemingway and more.
  • Bags Customized with Modern Icons and Motifs:  26 bags have been sourced and refurbished and then specially re-worked and crafted in Coach’s leather workshop in NYC. Each personalized bag reflects Coach’s history and quality, but is re-imagined for today’s modern Coach girl with unique design applications like fringe, patches and studs.
  • One-of-a-kind Bags matched to special items and one-of-a-kind experiences:  The last section of the auction features 11 custom packages of bags paired with the items that inspired them — a Duffle covered in pins is offered with the runway jacket it references, and a one-off ‘Dinky’ bag featuring a patched snakeskin version of Rexy The Coach Dinosaur is accompanied by a super-sized 3-D leather Rexy puzzle. Several lots create the opportunity for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like attending a Coach runway show in New York City, or having a Coach bag named after you.

Quotes:

  • Stuart Vevers:  “This was a very personal project for me — many who gave their time and love to it are friends we’ve collaborated with since I joined Coach – so it felt like family. I am so happy to be able to support the cause of fashion scholarship and preservation by celebrating Coach’s own heritage and craft with these inventive, unique pieces.”
  • Lena Dunham:  “I have always been an admirer of Stuart’s aesthetic, and I am so honored to be part of Coach’s global auction benefitting The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’ve always wanted to inspire a hoagie sandwich, but a bag is so much better.”

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