Cool technology doesn’t always breed stylish fashions to go with it. Some prime examples would be the man’s cell phone holster as belt accessory, or the bedazzled Razr phone craze of 2005 (which, admittedly, we were kind of into for a hot second). So far, the fashion forecast has been none too favorable for the iPad, following a heinous utility vest and cargo pants with pockets the size of Canada to contain the device.
So we’re actually quite surprised by this cute iPad dress brought to you by iClothing. It’s just your basic LBD, outfitted with a large front zip pocket for the Apple accessory. (Keeping things simple is so key.) Only thing is, we can’t imagine that walking around with an iPad-shaped torso does much for your figure. [Mashable] Keep reading »
For an electronic device named after feminine hygiene products, the iPad isn’t loving the lady parts. Because of Steve Jobs’ desire for “moral responsibility,” pornographic content is blocked from the iPad. The device has a stringent anti-nipple policy and this extends to art photography. In order to publish on the iPad, magazines like Dazed & Confused and Vice, which often include nudity, will now have to censor their work. An insider at Dazed & Confused said that they nicknamed the iPad version the “Iran edition” of the magazine and a spokeswoman for Germany’s news and gossip newspaper Bild quipped, “Today they censor nipples, tomorrow editorial content.” We need to be nice to magazines—they’re an endangered species and the iPad was supposed to save them from their spiraling death pool! And no one’s going to read magazines without nipples! Just kidding about that last part. But maybe if nipples weren’t considered “pornographic,” people wouldn’t make such a big fuss about women breast-feeding in public? [Newser] Keep reading »
We’re actually surprised this hadn’t happened sooner, but here she is: the Louis Vuitton iPad case, available in the iconic LV logo leather or a smoky graphic print. Predictably, the price tag hovers around some 350 dollars. Another surprise—these models aren’t out yet, and apparently won’t hit stores until 2011. Either people are running to get the Chinatown knockoff already, or Louis Vuitton is a marketing genius who knows that brand fans get way too worked up over anticipation. [GQ-magazine-co.uk] Keep reading »
Post-iPhone fashion app boom, retailers are now focusing on iPad-specific applications for the new Apple product. And some believe that the device is about to revolutionize the way we think about fashion and shopping. For starters, the idea of mobile shopping may become more palatable. Are you really going to buy a $500 Marchesa gown from Net-A-Porter off your phone? Doubtful. However, if you’re dealing with larger visuals and special features that you might not even find on a website, purchasing with your iPad might not feel too different from doing it at home online. Also consider this: In the past few years, mail-order catalogs have been dying off. iPad catalogs, suggests Ad Age, might bring about its renaissance.
Don’t have an iPad and don’t plan on getting one anytime soon? You may still see a difference as retailers start incorporating them into the physical shopping experience, placing them in stores to provide customers with product info. Are you into the idea of experiencing shopping and fashion through this new medium? [PSFK] Keep reading »
We’re the first to admit that Diesel‘s Be Stupid ad campaign annoys the hell out of us. For lack of a better word, it’s just, well, stupid. So when we heard that the denim brand was rolling out a contest to go along with the campaign, we weren’t exactly thrilled. As is turns out, though, the Be Stupid contest is by far the smartest part of the whole campaign. If you’ve made enough questionable decisions in your life, you can win everything from an iPad to a motorcycle trip across Europe just for being your dumb-dumb self. Here’s how it works … Keep reading »
Cats and iPads come together once again! We know that kitties can be driven crazy by Apple’s new invention, but can they work in harmony? Some iPad owners have found the answer is yes. It seems that if you’re sick of the pesky task of holding your iPad, a cat is happy to take it off your hands. You get to read at an angle; the cat gets a warm butt. Everyone’s happy! [Mac Life] Keep reading »