Student’s jewellery turn your veins into energy source

Sadie Hale Gadgets & Apps, Style Leave a Comment

If you're squeamish about veins, then look away now. Israeli graduate student Naomi Kizhner has designed some strange but highly functional jewellery which connects to your veins to make them produce electricity. As The Higher Learning reports, Kizhner has created three pieces (see main image) through a project, Energy Addicts, for her BA in Industrial Design at Hadassah…

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TK Maxx 'This' sign

Is happiness the secret to personal style? We join the debate with Zandra Rhodes, Dawn O’Porter & Jim Chapman

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Last Thursday 16 October, shinyshiny put our glad rags on and joined TK Maxx and a panel of industry pioneers for its the inaugural #StyleByMe debate about the future of fashion. Hosted by presenter, writer, vintage-inspired designer and owner of TV's glossiest bob, Dawn O'Porter, the panel featured 'high visibility' grand dame of British fashion Zandra Rhodes, legendary fashion…

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10 genuinely original Halloween costume ideas

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Put down the knee socks, and step away from the body glitter. Since Yahoo, Google and Amazon revealed their top Halloween costume searches – a snoresome mix of generic pirates, fairytale heroines and blockbuster movie characters – we thought it was time to stir up the imagination cauldron a bit. You've still got 10 days to find an idea…

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Will Omate’s Lutetia be the ultimate wearable smartwatch for women?

Becca Caddy Gadgets & Apps, Style Leave a Comment

It's a discussion we've had time and time again here at shinyshiny HQ: Are the recent wearable releases REALLY designed with women in mind? The square faces, huge chunky straps and dull designs would suggest no. Well, meet the Lutetia. Designed by women and for women, this shiny gadget aims to be the ultimate smartwatch…

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Halloween make-up tutorials

10 frightfully good Halloween make-up video tutorials

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MWAHAHA. That's the evil laugh you'll be doing come Halloween, when you've painted yourself up into something dazzlingly original and everyone else has just worn devil horns and glitter again. We've rounded up 10 of the spookiest, ookiest Halloween make-up tutorials on YouTube. Try them... if you DARE. Mexican sugar skull Turn Halloween into Day of…

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Queens of YouTube: eight female vloggers who you’ll want to be your new best friend

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Just when parents, career advisers and the media had got their heads around 'becoming a professional blogger' as a valid life choice, Gen Y moved things on a step. With social media becoming increasingly visual (why write a tweet in 30 seconds when you can Instagram in an instant?) and young people eschewing traditional TV…

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InTheFrow Victoria

shinyshiny speaks to InTheFrow’s Victoria: the fashion and beauty blogger with a PhD

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It's hard to miss Victoria, better known as InTheFrow (pronounced 'fro' – it's short for 'front row') if you're looking for fashion, beauty or lifestyle inspiration. In fact, I was blithely shopping for dresses the other day when she popped up modelling a Little Mistress number, and they're far from the only brand desperate to borrow a bit of…

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Who Made Your Pants? worker

shinyshiny speaks to Becky John from Who Made Your Pants? about ethical underwear and empowering women through work #InspiringWomenWeek

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Who made your pants? For most of us, unless we’re label addicts or skilled with a sewing machine, it’s not a question we’re ever able to answer – or even one we’ve ever given much thought to. Becky At the helm of pioneering online lingerie brand Who Made Your Pants?, Becky…

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Zoe Sugg at VidCon 2014

Teach me, Zoella! Going back to school with the beauty vloggers

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Age is a funny thing. I’m currently 26 and a half. The half never seemed important until this week, when I decided to initiate myself with the world of international YouTube darling Zoella – who is only two years, but apparently also a million light years, younger than me. ‘Over 25? Chances are you’ve never…

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ModCloth models

How online retailers are finally, hopefully, starting to represent everybody’s bodies

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We always knew we liked ModCloth. The US fashion site has swished into many shoppers’ hearts with its vintage-inspired frocks and eternally flattering silhouettes (we’re still waiting for a UK launch guys, but until then we’ll be sat patiently by the letterbox for 10 business days) – but now they’re on a mission to make…

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Top 5 personal safety wearables: Cuff, Safelet, Guardian Angel #WearablesWeek

Laura Kidd Buying Guides, Gadgets & Apps, Style, Wearables Week 85 Comments

Personal safety just got wearable, and it’s about time. We rounded up some great apps for sending SOS alerts to friends and family recently, but activating them in times of crisis is a real stumbling block so it’s good to see some more practical options becoming available. There are conflicting opinions about whether…

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What we learned from London Fashion Week SS15: streaming, social media and fibre optic frocks

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If your name's not down, you're still coming in With 90 per cent of LFW shows being streamed live online this season, actually being there isn’t nearly as on-trend as it used to be. Which means your new excuse is 'oh of course I was invited – but who needs the hassle of the crowds…

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Linou’s new sustainable wearables look amazing

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We’ve just found another wearable collection that looks amazing. Linou has unveiled its new watch and necklace collection that fuses fashion and function so well you wouldn’t know it was a piece of technology at all looking at it. Linou’s collection includes the Wood Tech Watch and the Notification Necklace. Crafted from timber, bamboo, sandalwood…

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Diesel has made the Samsung Gear S even more stylish for London Fashion Week. Apple Watch who?

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Another tech and fashion collaboration is happening this weekend, as part of London Fashion Week, and this one is getting us very excited! Samsung has partnered with Diesel Black Gold to design exclusive pieces featuring the new Samsung Gear S, and, from the pictures, it’s making the already-amazing 3G-powered smartwatch look even better and way…

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Topshop Unique: Front Row - London Fashion Week AW14

Topshop’s going big on Facebook and Instagram at LFW, but is there a point to it?

Hayley Minn Fashion tech week, Style 1 Comment

With London Fashion Week kicking off today, it’s become clear that fashion brands are going big on using social media. We told you earlier about House of Holland and Metail teaming up and now Topshop has also announced that it’s debuting its new collection via Facebook and Instagram. The Topshop Unique SS15 collection will be…

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