Originally published at the Silicon Valley Moms Blog
“There’s a trend emerging on the Internet, and it isn’t pretty. Well, it is pretty, but it’s bad news for those of us with absolutely nothing to add to the conversation. Those of us without a sense of style.”
And there are also some really interesting comments on the post.
was referring to the new trend that mixes social networking with
fashion. Three companies allow users to create a profile and then post
their outfits (Style Diary, ShareYourLook, and Shoutfit).
Other members can comment on each other’s outfits. Kind of like what
happens every time my friends and I go out together. But this would
allow me to have that type of interplay on-line with people from around
the world (ShareYourLook is now in 20 countries). I think it sounds
really interesting, except that ability for others to comment on your
outfit. Being a mom on the run, sometimes I don’t have a chance to look
in the mirror. I get home at the end of the day and wonder how I could
have let myself out of the house with a piece of play dough rubbed on
the side of my sleeve. If I use one of these sites, I will have post my
outfits only when I had a babysitter that enabled me to take a shower.
Unless there is a section on these sites for best outfits to chauffeur
I looked at Style Diary and Share Your Look. I like the front page of Style Diary that has a listing of new outfits, street style and cool finds. ShareYourLook seems easy to sign use, has a good tagging system and style blogs. I know some early trend setters that have already incorporated fashion into their blogs: Mary Tsao with her fantastic flickr ” What I Wear: Suburban Housewife Edition“, Pamela Hornik with her Favorite Things and Sarah Granger’s Segmented comments on fashion. We also had our fashion topic day, but did not include pictures of ourselves in outfits. Mainly because we all were outraged at the skinny jean trend.
I think I will give ShareYourLook a try. I would like hear if other moms would use these on-line fashion social networking sites.