Tag Archives: social curation
Last week saw the launch of Pinterest in the UK. Which you might think weird because, um, haven’t we in the UK all been using it for yonks? Well yes, but it seems the site is keen to have some more localised content too, which is why it has decided to flag up a few Brit bloggers and pinners to encourage some more UK-centric pinning.
Not that my pins are necessarily UK-centric (Ok, they’re categorically not), but there might be an underlying Brit style coming through… maybe. Anyway, if you’re a pinner, you can follow all or some of my Pinterest boards here. I’ve just created a new one called ‘gentlewoman style‘ which is my tribute to sophisticated, cultured women with a bit of a boy-girl twist. It’s basically the more refined, gentlewomanly version of me (hence there’s tons of Hermes, Chanel, Fornasetti, Charlotte Perriand and Andree Putnam on there).
I also have an ‘eBay Finds’ board where I park anything that catches my eye when on an eBay trawl, a ‘skaters’ board (still dying over Michael Jackson on a skateboard) and I just started a thoroughly gratuitous Joe Strummer board, purely for perving purposes. You can now also have private boards for compiling images for design or other creative work that you would rather not share.
*Tip: don’t sign up with Twitter if your Twitter name is a stupidly shortened name of your blog. I did that and now I’m stuck with ‘Disneyrollrgirl’ in my Pinterest URL *huff*!
Guest post: Social-commerce at NYFW and LFW ensures Fashion Week is a democracy for everyone to enjoy
Guest post by occasional DRG contributor, Alison Bishop
First we had Google+ Hangouts partnering with online curation site Lyst for New York Fashion Week, then we saw snippets of Diane von Furstenberg’s show process, firsthand, through her Google Glass video. On Saturday we saw House of Holland live streamed on eBay’s Style Collective blog, boosted by celebrity and consumer commentary (plus the chance to shop an edit of House of Holland AW12 on eBay.com). Continue reading →
What with all the Pinning, Tumbling, Fancying and Discoveredd-ing, I’m fast getting inspirationed out*. Enough with the inspiration – I don’t need anymore! But I guess I’m an extreme case – most people don’t spend their lives scrolling through websites 1000 hours a day.
The latest, and inevitable chapter in the social curation story is that of brands and retailers using virtual ‘pinboards’ to drive sales. Continue reading →
As I never tire of saying, I’m not the biggest online shopper. The reasons are many but in a nutshell:
*I live in London. We have Harvey Nichols, The Shop At Bluebird, Portobello Market et al
*I work in fashion, ergo I like to shop on the hop, browsing in stores on my daily beat
*I’m freelance and despite some people’s conclusions, I don’t sit at home in front of a screen all day so I’m not always in to receive parcels Continue reading →