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TGIF – Friday Faves!

FINALLY! Friday is here! It has been a long week catching up to work that I missed while I was away in New York for Social Media Week. Again, thank you so much Nokia for having me. I put together some things that made me happy, smile & LOL this week. Enjoy! Fave Video: I haven’t had a girls night with my besties in a long time due to our busy schedules. When I saw this video it made me feel all warm and cuddly inside. Fave Motivation: The time when I contemplated whether I should get up for a yoga session, and then I saw this. Done deal. Up and ready to go! Fave Hairstyle: I come across some pretty cool hairstyles everyday and I save them on Pinterest or in my phone. Thinking, one of these days I’ll take some extra time to try it. My goal is…

Wearable Tech in Fashion

Wearable technology has come a long way. There was that brief time in history when some people either didn’t understand bluetooth ear pieces or just simply hated them. I reckon mostly because they thought they were being talked too, but in reality the person was talking into their ear piece. Now technology has evolved into being a part of us. Now we’ve been seeing technology hit the runways! DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) used the Google glasses to capture the DVF creative process from a different perspective, which was accomplished by having the people involved with the entire process of making the show happen, by wearing Google glasses. DVF created a short film to show her Fashion Show through the model, stylist and designers eyes via Google glass: Then there’s the new dress that changes colour depending on a woman’s mood. The Bubelle Dress is made up of two layers, the…

Facebook+Whatsapp sitting in a tree…

Have you heard? Facebook and Whatsapp are getting married When I first heard about this I wasn’t surprised. I was attending Social Media Week in New York as the SMW Reporter and had been in a seminar with BuzzFeed’s CEO & Founder Jonah Peretti. He was being interviewed by Toby Daniels Founder & Executive Director of Social Media Week. When Toby asked Jonah about the future of sharing, that was when my ears perked up. Jonah went on to explain that he was starting to notice that their very popular BuzzFeed articles and quizzes were being dark shared and that people were starting to share less on Facebook and more across messaging platforms. Now, when he said this I got excited. It’s so very true. I have numerous amounts of Whatsapp chat groups and know that almost each group has a few shares a day with me. As a…

SMW NYC Official VIP Opening Party – Hosted by Nokia

To kick off Social Media Week (SMW) in NYC all insiders were invited to attend the opening party. The SMW reporters and I picked up our insider passes ahead of time and had the privilege of getting a glimpse of the venue, Highline Stages. The venue is so fitting for SMW NYC. It has this loft like layout, with exposed brick and wood features. (The interior designer in me wants to elaborate but I’ll stay on topic.) 7pm and the line-up of people to get into the opening party were already getting antsy. So glad the weather wasn’t too bad. I can’t say the same for the reporters who came all the way from Singapore, India and even New Mexico which at this time is 16°! I have way too many -30° wind chill warnings to compare too. The SMW NYC Reporters & I: As soon as you enter Highline…

Social Media Week: SMW Reporter Competition

I’ve been following social media week ever since I attended my first Social Media Week (SMW) event in Toronto at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Yorkville. If you attend the seminars that can benefit you or the company you work for, than you really leave the event with great ideas and with a fresh outlook of what social media can do for you and where it’s going right now. If you think about it, it’s a brilliant idea! Everyday there’s something new coming out. There’s so much social noise and no one to set the rules and help you understand it all. People new to social media are either looking the other way or just stunned, like a deer caught in the headlights. SMW brings it altogether in informative seminars, interactive workshops and live feeds. Roughly 2 weeks ago SMW posted on their site and tweeted an opportunity for Social…