There’s An App For That – Covet Fashion

OK, so it’s no secret I’m a fan of fashion, but lets face it, my wardrobe is very “St Lukes” and not a lot of “Newmarket”. For one I don’t have the budget for high end designer threads, and for the most part I’m so used to wearing stuff that ‘fits’ that I haven’t been fashion conscious for myself – just others.

My Second Life wardrobe is AMAZING! In a world where EVERYTHING fits, and you can change your shape, skin tone, make up, hair, shape, and even your eye colour with just a few clicks of the mouse it’s very very easy to live a fantasy life of clothing you would never wear, or mostly could never afford to wear, in real life.

But Second Life is hard, it’s time consuming – incredibly time consuming, and well ‘who got time for dat’, so I guess I’ve been looking for a surrogate, that whilst no where near the calibre of SL, this app does lend itself to fantasy wardrobes, instant transformations, and the opportunity to own items you never could in the real world. Introducing Covet Fashion.

Thanks to Donna, I know have a new app addiction, and it’s right up my alley.

The website declares

Shop. Style. Win.

Covet Fashion gives users the freedom to shop and style with over 80 designers’ collections & build complete head-to-toe looks. Covet Fashion is the best way for brands to connect to their target audiences on mobile and tablet.

Covet Fashion is a personalized styling experience that allows you to pick pieces from the best virtual closet. I think it has the potential to change the way people discover and interact with fashion. – Rachel Zoe

Let’s face it, most of use would love a bigger wardrobe and having this virtual closet is the closest most of us are going to get to owning the designer labels on the site – given that, if you  have the $$$ you can buy directly from the game and have the item delivered right to your door. I have a feeling this game is just the beginning of our future online shopping experience. We’ll eventually be able to dial in our digits, put on an outfit and get a digital impression of what it would look like on us. Add to that the ability to mix and match what is already in your RL wardrobe and BOOM! A whole new way to online shop.

Covet gives you the opportunity to express your fashion styling with a series of Events to style your client for. Some have very flexible criteria, and others what seems like ridiculously strict criteria. Event themes range from Navy Seal to Ingenue. 1920’s photographer to CEO. Then you are judged by your fellow Coveters. In order to enter events you vote of the looks entered by other app users. Herein lies my only issue with the game. We each have our own interpretation of the theme, and whilst some of them are WTF were you thinking (and I include myself in that group on occasion), some of the looks entered are determined by the budget you have, what you have in your closet, who you can borrow from (one item her event), but a lot of it comes down to what you think the look is. That being said, the hair, skin, and make up are all FREE so why would you enter a 1920’s photographer using a 1980’s Farrah hair do? Yep, none of those looks got my vote!

So there it is, my current, There’s An App For That!

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Golden Globes 2014

Golden Globes fashion always sets the tone for the fashion for the coming year, and this year is no exception.

There are always fabulous gowns, completely clangers, and then a few stunners.

This year I have to say I loved what Guiliana was wearing, the dress added a bit of ‘body’ to her and there was lovely movement, and I thought her gorgeous bob really set the dress off.

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Margot Robbie,in Gucci, wore my absolute favourite dress. What a stunner!

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I’ve never been a fan of dresses that don’t offer ‘support’, such as the dress Amy Adams wore, and personally I don’t think the two tones go well together.

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My girl crush, Sofia Vergara, wore another stunner, seriously she would look fabulous in a sack.

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Hair was an mix of both gorgeous up-do’s and casual down. I think I least liked Hayden Panettere, looks like she didn’t have time to dry it. I did love Julia Roberts’ up-do (although the pic doesn’t do it justice) and I thought Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s hair was very blah – too ‘everyday’ for my liking.

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Jewellery was it’s usually major bling! I did notice that many of them were wearing their rings on the exterior fingers, first and little mostly. Glad to see I’m still rocking that trend.

All  images courtesy of goldenglobes.com

Motivation Monday – Don’t

I spent the best part of Sunday trawling through Pinterest getting inspiration for this year’s Christmas, yes I do mean the Christmas that is 353 days away! I’ve decided that as it’s such a busy time at work for me I need to have a plan to ensure my Christmas is how I want it this year. So each room has a theme, I have an ideas list, a things to buy list, and most importantly – a ‘things to make’ list. These Things To Make will be a fundamental part of my Handmade Christmas.

During my browsing I came across some great inspiration including crafts, Christmas decor ideas, fabulous things to make, and of course diet and exercise motivation. The below quote really struck me as it can relate not only to the things you think you’ll want to give up such as exercising, or your weight loss regime, but also those other little things that might not be as easy as we would like them to be and the ‘CBF’ thought goes through our mind.

So this is the first Motivation Monday for the year and I want you to take it with you throughout the year and when you hit a wall remember the quote, and keep going!

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31st December 2013 – A Review Of My Resolutions

I’ve copied by blog post from the first of January this year and through it might be a good idea to review what I have and haven’t done and use this to form part of my resolutions and goals for 2014.

The first day of the year always offers us a chance for a fresh start, to refocus our goals and plans. I’ve previously outlined my resolutions for this year but today I want to outline my personal ‘goals’.

Most people have a weight loss goal for the new year and I’m no different, unfortunately this is a roll over from 2012 but I am determined to reach my goal this year – and my reward? Being able to fit into the clothes in my wardrobe! I cannot wait – I have some super cute clothes and I want to be able to wear them. So the goal is to lose 20kgs.

Well for those of you who have followed my journey this year I have well and truly gone past the 20kg goal and even reached 30kgs!

Goal for 2014 – 40kgs!

My next goal is to do with photography – I’m actually quite a poor photographer [I particularly suck at selfies] and part of my new role at TTR is to take photos of the race days and my failings were highlighted when I uploaded the photos. Yes, some of this was a learning curve about what images to capture but also about how to capture great shots, so this year I want to learn how to take better photos, and ideally I would like to upgrade my camera too. The second part of this goal is about photos of me. I am not photogenic and usually hate photos taken of me, however I want to at least occasionally have some nice photos so my other goal is to learn how to be photographed.

Whilst I did do a bit of research about what photography courses there are, I didn’t actually do any classes!

Goal for 2014 – complete at least one class.

My third goal is a new car – the one I drive at the moment, to put it politely, is a piece of shit! It’s reliable [thankfully] but it’s as old as dial up internet, and I’m embarrassed to be seen in it! Hopefully I can get some savings under my belt this year to upgrade.

No new car in 2013, other priorities. Let’s see what 2014 brings.

My fourth goal is to launch a little sideline project I have bubbling away. I don’t want to say too much about it just yet, but as soon as it’s ready to go I’ll let you know.

This little project is on hold at present while I work on a potentially huge project connected to work.

My final goal for 2013 is to maintain and build this blog. I’d like to find a real rhythm this year and offer something new and fresh for the year, but for now, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and hope you have a wonderful 2013 full of achieved resolutions and goals that have been reached.

The blog was going really well earlier in 2013, but I have to admit that the latter half of the year it has slipped, however now we are in a new house, work is under control (mostly), and life is settling down I feel like I have the time and the motivation to kick it up a gear in 2014.

Skinny Love Saturday – Stronger

Skinny Love is all self love. No matter where you are in your journey, perhaps you haven’t even started yet, the first step is to believe in yourself. No matter how many obstacles are put in your way if you believe you can overcome them you will.

Some obstacles will be small, choosing whether to have that piece of cake, some will be big, such as the loss of a loved one, but each of these events help to make us stronger – mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically.

‘Cause if it wasn’t for all that you tried to do, I wouldn’t know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you
‘Cause it
Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter

Christina Aguilera

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