Calling all techie fashionistas!
April 10, 2009 posted by sasha
A friend of mine is doing a a research project and is looking for people like you.
If you're interested in participating, email her at joyce.hoice AT gmail.com.
"Calling all techie fashionistas! We are doing an ethnography of girls that love fashion, texting with their friends, and aren't afraid of tech tools. We will interview you about your life and go with you on an activity. You will get $300 for about 3 hours of time.
We are especially looking for girls in New York City and Seattle. We will be conducting research in about mid to late-May."
Check out our deliciously ugly winners
January 14, 2009 posted by sasha
Don't miss the winners of the Deliciously Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. They are pretty deliciously ugly.
New Contest: The Deliciously Ugly Christmas Sweater
November 25, 2008 posted by sasha
Red sweatshirts with puffy snowmen, green vests with candy canes embroidered on top! We want to see you in all your tacky xmas glory! You can even win a $200 gift certificate to ShopBop. What a gift to yourself! Check out our latest contest here.
Your Inner Trend-Spotter
October 20, 2008 posted by sasha
Have you checked out our Fall Fashion contest yet? It's called Your Inner Trendspotter.
Show us your take on fall and you can win a fall fashion shopping spree at shopbop.com! Wheee!
June 05, 2008 posted by sasha
The votes are in, and here are winners of our latest Shoe Lust contest.
Thanks to the fabulous Klub Nico, makers of sexy Brazilian-inspired shoes, for sponsoring the contest!
My New Favorite Thing: Custom-Made Dresses from Mignonette
May 30, 2008 posted by sasha
Last Sunday at the Capsule Street Design Festival in Hayes Valley, I made the find of the century, or the decade, or the year, at the very least.
I am in love with Migonette, a line of dresses that you can get CUSTOM-MADE for your body's measurements at prices that are no more expensive than what you would find at Zara--and cheaper than Anthropologie. It's couture for the masses, "handmade with love. . . "
Mignonette ("cute girl" in French) will even host a dress party for you and your friends. You choose the design, the material, and you get measured. Weeks later she'll deliver a dress to your door.
Behold her lovely designs. . .
I'm getting this dress made to wear to a Sex and the City party that I'm hosting. Love, love, love.
Tell her Sasha from StyleMob sent you.
Win a Free Dinner from PicApp
April 28, 2008 posted by sasha
Our friends at PicApp--co-sponsors of our Spring Mix party--are sponsoring a contest. You can win a night out at a great restaurant of your choice. . . All you have to do is post photos on your blog. How easy is that?
PicApp is a free service that allows bloggers to post legit celeb and editorial photos from top photo agencies such as Corbis and Getty.
Check out the contest here.
Photos from the GLAM-orous Style Mob Spring Mix Party!
April 25, 2008 posted by sasha
Where: Ambassador Lounge, a swank, vintage-style lounge in downtown San Francisco
When: Thursday, April 24
Crowded? Yes! The party was already at capacity with 500 people by 7 pm.
The crowd? A unique mix of bloggers, venture capitalists, fashion lovers, independent designers, and StyleMob members--all there to celebrate Glam's acquisition of StyleMob, a street fashion community where members upload outfits and vote on the best looks of the day.
The vibe: fashionable but friendly.
Beverage of choice: A Glamtini, VeeV Vodka, Fresh Pomegranate Juice, Cranberry Juice served UP with a twist
The fashion show: Unconventional and fun. StyleMob is all about fashion democracy. Accordingly, the Spring Mix fashion show featured models of all styles and body types. Their common denominator‹creativity. Patrick Koppula, the CEO of ffwd, walked the catwalk in a shirt that he designed and had made in India. Rachel Green, a San Francisco State student, wore an Anna Sui blouse with a vintage locket necklace with black skinny jeans. Nicole Renee Barnes, a marketing manager for a mobile technology company, wore a silver dress designed by Kara Janx, previously of Project Runway, and Christian Louboutin leopard-print heels.
Anyone famous stop by? Nope, but lots of reporters from the LA Times, NY Times, Financial Ttimes, as well as bloggers from VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and Mashable.
Thanks for all your support and for coming out and partying with us!
Special thanks to our photographers--to check out more photos click on the links below:
Wanted: Photographers for our Street Fashion Show!
April 15, 2008 posted by sasha
If you love taking pictures, then we want you to be a photographer at our upcoming Spring Mix Party!
We want to capture the vibe and the scene of the Street Fashion Show at our Spring Mix party so that members who don’t live in the Bay Area can see what everyone wore. You'll be responsible for taking photos and posting them on StyleMob.
If you are interested in being a photographer at the party please contact jenniferla AT glam.com for more details!
Thanks & we look forward to hearing from you!
Come be a model in our Street Fashion Show!
April 09, 2008 posted by sasha
Fabulous Klub Nico shoes!
Be Part of the StyleMob Fashion Show, Win KlubNico Shoes!
April 04, 2008 posted by sasha
We're looking for a few more lovely ladies and gents to be part of the StyleMob Spring Mix Street Fashion Show at our April 24 party. This is NOT a traditional fashion show. We're looking for people of all body types and styles. You show us your favorite spring look. As with everything StyleMob, creativity rules.
The first five confirmed fashion show participants get a special challenge. You build an outfit around a pair of shoes from the amazing KlubNico.com. As an added bonus, you get to take the shoes home!
If you are interested in participating, please email sasha AT stylemob.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be in touch with you.
Come to Our Spring Mix Party!
April 01, 2008 posted by sasha
Spring is here and we have a big announcement at StyleMob! StyleMob has been acquired by Glam Media, a larger company that supports fashion, beauty, and lifestyle website companies with advertising and other services. The StyleMob look and feel will remain the same and we expect the community to be as unique and fashionable as ever.
We're very psyched and we're having a party to celebrate and we want you to come. StyleMob members will be the guests of honor. If you want to come, please RSVP by emailing me at sasha AT stylemob.com.
As part of the party, we're doing a SPRING STREET FASHION SHOW. We want YOU to participate. If you're a designer, fashion student, or simply know how to rock a spring look, we want you to be part of the show. It's going to be very fun. If you want to participate, please email me at sasha AT stylemob.com
Here are the party details:
Date: Thursday, April 24
Place: Ambassador Lounge, 673 Geary Street, San Francisco
RSVP (sasha AT stylemob.com) if you plan on coming, and see you there!
New Contest: Me and My Bag
February 21, 2008 posted by sasha
Hey bagaholics! Check out our new contest Me and My Bag. Wow us and you could win $100 toward the bag of your dreams. . . .
Announcing Our Made It Myself Winners
February 19, 2008 posted by sasha
Participation was at an all-time high for our latest contest Made It Myself, which we co-sponsored with our friends at Etsy. Somehow not surprising. . . since so many of our members are SO CREATIVE!
Winners will be featured on Etsy and get $100, $50, and $25 gift certificates to Etsy Labs, a hub of creativity where Etsy employees create lots of hyper-cool stuff.
Here are the winners (chosen by you--the mob). They got the highest percentage of Wow votes (each got at least 50 votes, the minimum to qualify).
First Place: Bjork Dress by Laura
Second Place: Polkadot Baby by papergown
Third Place: Pheasant Feather Piece by gypsea
Check out all the runners-up. . . they're not to be missed.
Bad Unkl Sista
February 10, 2008 posted by dana
Whoa. Last night I attended the "Eternal Spring 08" Fashion Show and Performance Bazaar at SOMARTS Bay Gallery and Theatre. While most of the fashion was geared towards a Burning Man crowd, the majority of it was extremely accessible for everyday wear. Except Bad Unkl Sista's designs. The next time you see this woman's name on a poster go to the show. The runway showcased a mass of gyrating purple worms, circus performer / earth mother goddesses and a mannequin hand costume that gave me the creeps. At the center of the performance of a dozen or so wiggling creatures, the designer, dressed in all black like a Noh theater performer drags a woman in pain across the stage. All of the pieces were made form recyclable material and the idea was to convey a post-apocalyptic aftermath with insects inheriting the earth. After two glasses of wine I looked over at my boyfriend and I'm pretty sure I saw confused terror in his eyes. Bravo! I'd say it's a job well done.
Interview with I See France co-founder Brandie Heinel
February 04, 2008 posted by dana
StyleMob had a chance to meet up with Brandie Heinel, co-founder of San Francisco cute underthing company, I See France. Check out what Brandie has to say about life as a full-time style maker.
1. Tell us about you. How did you come up with the idea for I See France?
We started all the way back in 2002. The goal was to create a line of underwear products that women could feel good about wearing. We wanted to use designs from people with names – not faceless corporate cogs. We chose the American Apparel line of intimates as the canvas for the designs because of their fair labor practices. When we began, we worked very closely with Jeffrey Kalmikoff and the guys over at Threadless. They were very good to us in helping us get started and offering tips – telling us what had worked and failed for them. Our site launched in January of 2003 and we’ve been kicking along ever since!
2. Had you always designed undies or have you worked on other fashion-related projects?
I view getting dressed every morning as a bit of a fashion project! So I suppose yes!
But seriously, I've always been very fashion aware, but this is my first professional fashion project
3. Who are your style icons and why?
I suppose the street is my fashion icon. It's really interesting to see how styles change from city to city and season to season. I travel a fair amount and move around a lot, my favorite thing to do in a new city is just sit and watch people walk by. That's my inspiration, people on the street.
4. Favorite item of clothing and why?
Next to my ISF undies I would have to say my black boots. I can wear them with jeans, a dress, they can go from sexy to casual in a second. They're the perfect compliment to just about anything.
5. I noticed that you have a bunch of designers on your label, what is your criteria for working with a designer?
We mainly look for someone that inspires us, someone who is kind, someone that we can envision working with on a friendly level. We really look for amazing people who happen to do amazing designs.
6. Who are Raviolli and Frog?
Ravioli and Frog are the resident ISF mascots. Ravioli is Brookes little fuzzy puppy while Frogger is my little one. We're both a tad animal crazy and they help to not only get us out of the house for walks but also inspire us to make new cute underthings!
7. What makes you get up in the morning?
Normally a big wet slobbery kiss from my dog Frog, after that I'd say it would have to be the thought of printing more cute underthings!
8. What is your advice for our community?
Make sure you wear cute panties - you don't want to turn out like Britney.
Vote for StyleMob in the Fabbies!
January 28, 2008 posted by sasha
The Fabbies are the first Fashion Blog Awards, and we're super-honored and excited to have been nominated in the New Frontiers Publishing category.
There are 12 categories:
* Men's Fashion
* Best Newbie
* E-Zines & New Frontier Publishing
* Indie & Niche
* Parents & Pets
Just sign up, and log in to vote before the end of April!
Contest Clarification: Show us YOU
January 28, 2008 posted by sasha
Hey StyleMobbers. . . There are MANY awesome entries being submitted to the current contest, Made It Myself. I'm continually astounded by this community's creativity.
A fair number of entries, though, are being submitted without their creators wearing the created piece. The contest rules state that they should be modeled by the person wearing them, so we're going to stick with that rule. We're not going to take them down but they won't be able to win.
If you're one of those people please resubmit your entry with you wearing your stuff, and if you need to, show us a detail view of your creation so we can see it up close and personal too. Sometimes we need to see the detail if it's a piece of jewelry.
Sorry for the confusion if you didn't see this detail in the rules. Please keep rocking on and submitting your stuff. You are amazing!!!!!
P.S. Also some users were confused about friends' votes not showing up. Your friends need to be registered as members to vote in a contest. If it didn't work the first time, please ask friends to register and then vote for you. . .
New Contest: Made It Myself
January 24, 2008 posted by sasha
Do you craft? Knit? Sew? Make jewelry? Tear clothes to pieces then stitch them back up again? Don't miss out on our new contest Made It Myself. We're co-sponsoring it with our friends at Etsy, the place to buy and sell all things homemade. Show us your refashioned, handmade gems and you can win a gift certificate to Etsy Labs and get promoted on Etsy.
The Clothing Swap
January 16, 2008 posted by dana
This weekend I'm going to a clothing swap at SF's CELLspace (my fave art co-op) where over a hundred women of varying sizes and shapes will fire themselves up in a fashion finding frenzy. There are 3 great things about swaps:
1. Socializing: You can bond over grotesque fashion trends
2. Reusing: You don't take up space in your closet or the landfill
3. Recycling: You get to make things pretty via silkscreening, sewing or bedazzling
If you can't make the SF swap, consider holding your own clothing swap with friends to revitalize your wardrobe. If you don't find something you can wear off the hanger, you can always cut sweater sleeves into cute fingerless gloves or leg warmers. Plus you can enter our latest DIY contest and win cool prizes from Etsy.
Calling all fashion students and designers
January 16, 2008 posted by sasha
Our friends at Glam Media are sponsoring a Design a Dress contest called Be Discovered. . . I thought all the fashion students and aspiring designers on StyleMob might want to check it out.
The prize is pretty cool: a trip to New York, a $500 gift certificate to Lord & Taylor, and a chance to apprentice with for a day at ADAM design studio.
Contest: Body & Soul
January 14, 2008 posted by dana
If you haven't checked out the contest page, you're missing out. It appears that "What Fashion Needs in 2008" is what's also good for the body and soul.
First place winner Caroline's entry "2008 needs girls who aren't a 00 in magazines" addresses the issue of healthy body image and an expansion in definitions of beauty.
Meanwhile, second place winner, Emery Jo's entry Originality 2008 speaks of self expression and unexpected fashion pairings. Congratulations Caroline and Emery Jo!!! Your thoughtful entries keep people like me from being terrified in what can often feel like a forest of colorful stick bugs.
Win a Shopping Spree from Fashion Tribes!
January 10, 2008 posted by sasha
It's a new year, new you. . . but who has money for a whole new wardrobe? Enter the FashMatch/Fashiontribes Online Stylist Contest and you can win $7000 in shopping sprees & beauty loot!
December's Stylepoints Winners
January 07, 2008 posted by sasha
Congratulations to the five lucky winners of December stylepoints prizes! These StyleMobbers accumulated 1,000 stylepoints during the month of December and were chosen at random from the 1,000-plus pool.
Winners of a limited edition StyleMob T
Winners of Anna Laura's badges
Stay tuned for January's prizes. . . if you are an independent designer and would like to donate a prize for the StyleMob commmunity, email us at info AT stylemob DOT com!
Vote for Our Friends at Smashing Darling
December 19, 2007 posted by sasha
Our friends at the indie shopping site Smashing Darling asked us to help spread the word. . . they're up for best social shopping site in the Open Web Awards. Go cast your vote and vote to support the handmade and indie community! Smashing Darling is pretty awesome so it would be cool if they win.
December Stylepoints Prizes
December 18, 2007 posted by sasha
Happy holidays all! You are probably busy shopping for everyone on your list so . . . here are some prizes to sweeten the holiday season for you. You can win simply by racking up 1,000 stylepoints during the month of December.
Three StyleMobbers will win limited edition StyleMob t-shirts . . .
Two will win adorable badges created by Melbourne member Anna Laura. You can pin them on a jacket, like she has done in this look on her page.
Check out Anna Laura's etsy shop and get busy voting, commenting, uploading looks, and inviting your friends and get in the running.
If you're a StyleMob member and would like to offer something you create as a stylepoints prize, get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com.
Calling all Indy Designers
December 17, 2007 posted by dana
We've seen you. You're the indy designer whose work has been Wowed a bazillion times. Let's join forces. If you'd like to increase your exposure with our community of aspiring fashionistas, consider a little bribery.
Donate one of your designs to our upcoming contests and get a mention in the newsletter, a month-long place in the contest page, a blog entry directing folks to your site, and karma-infused Stylepoints. If you'd like more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
What's on your wish list for StyleMob?
December 05, 2007 posted by sasha
In January we are going to tackle a new to-do list of projects and features to make StyleMob bigger and better for 2008 and beyond. As I think about our list, I'm curious about what would be on your wish list for StyleMob? I can't promise that we can do everything but would love to hear your ideas/dreams/wildest fantasies for the site so we can figure out how to increase StyleMob's awesomeness.
What do you think we should add/do/create? Let us know in the comments. <3 Sasha
New Contest: What Fashion Needs in 2008
December 04, 2007 posted by sasha
Check out our new contest and show us what fashion needs in 2008! Out with the old, in with the new. That's where you come in. The deadline is January 7, 2008. You can win lovely jewelry and underwear. . .
One of the first entries is a Britney Spears t-shirt. Pinina says "that woman is coming back and bringing sexy with her." What do you think fashion needs in 2008?
Announcing Mr. and Ms. Wow
December 04, 2007 posted by sasha
Congratulations to Lil' Mama and lil cobra (our two "lils")--the official Mr. and Ms. Wow Winners in our Fall Fashion Contest! We asked for you to submit outfits with the most Wow fall fashion.
The first comment on Lil' Mama's look was "If she doesn't win I'm going to be upset." Apparently the rest of the StyleMob community agreed. She's going to be one of the youngest new owners of the Microsoft Zune, Microsoft's latest generation media player. lil cobra says he's focusing everything around his orange hat. It is cute. Nicely done, Mr. Wow.
Winners get a Zune, Mavi jeans, and a copy of my new book To-Do List.
Thanks to GenArt for co-sponsoring this contest with us. We're looking forward to more future collaborations for awesome contests and prizes for the community.
Check out the five runners-up here.
November's Stylepoints Winners
December 02, 2007 posted by sasha
Congrats to the winners of November’s stylepoints raffle. More than 70 of you collected more than 1,000 stylepoints during November, and these five are the lucky winners.
Uglygirl and laurel win $25 gift certificates for vintage-inspired jewelry from Paraphernalia. Paraphernalia is a fellow StyleMobber, check out her beauteous accoutrements at her Etsy shop.
Lerina, Disco Dynamite, and Garbage Vixen win signed copies of my new book To-Do List, a collection of 100 real, handwritten lists and the stories behind them. Learn more and see what other people are “to-doing” at www.todolistblog.com.
We’ll announce December’s stylepoints prizes soon. To qualify, just be sure to collect 1,000 stylepoints during the month of December.
StyleMob on NPR!
November 22, 2007 posted by sasha
Marketplace radio reporter Cash Peters came to the StyleMob office with an assignment--to get fashion advice oh how to spice up his look. We set him up with a StyleMob account and an awesome user name. SparkleKitty. Listen to his radio report here. You'll hear the voices of GnarlyGirl and ModeledeVille, a fashion blogger and StyleMobber, among others.
Cash still wants to know how to accessorize his look. Give him advice here.
November Stylepoints Prizes: Vintage-Inspired Jewelry and Books
November 09, 2007 posted by sasha
Our stylepoints raffle continues this month. Collect 1000 stylepoints between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 and you will be eligible for our monthly raffle. There will be five winners again, this month, randomly chosen from the 1000+ club. A thousand may sound like a lot, but those points rack up quickly. I include a sneaky tip for how to collect more at the bottom of this post.
The five prizes will be:
* Two $25 gift certificates for crazy-cool handmade jewelry donated by Paraphernalia.
She calls them "beauteous and wholesome accroutements for both Ladies and Gentlemen, inspired by both vintage illustrations and 19th century magicians." Please check out her Etsy shop to see the pieces you can choose from. Here are a couple before you wander over there.
* Three signed copies of my new book, To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us. To-Do List is a collection of 100 real, handwritten lists and the stories behind them. Watch the video trailer on YouTube and learn more about the project on my blog
Here's another stylepoints tip, for the savvy. Proclaim yourself as a StyleMobber by posting a badge on your blog, MySpace, Facebook. LiveJournal, or other page. You'll get ten percent of all the points earned by people who click through and join.
Be Mr. or Ms. Wow
November 09, 2007 posted by sasha
Check out our new contest, Mr. or Ms. Wow. It's co-sponsored by GenArt, a pioneer in recognizing fresh fashion talent. We have so many Wow members it's going to be crazy to see who comes out on top.
Check Out Our Amazing Halloween Winners
November 06, 2007 posted by sasha
Our Halloween winners are posted and they're amazing. I myself am wowed by Ipoddssss!, Bat Dog, and Little Red Riding Hood Meets Rambo. But most of the entries are winners in my book. There's a lot of creativity on StyleMob. Yow!
Secrets of Stylepoints
November 02, 2007 posted by sasha
We'll be announcing the prizes for November's stylepoints raffle Monday (collect 1,000 points between now and Nov. 30 and you'll qualify).
In the meantime, I thought I would share a tip for collecting more points!
So . . . psssst! When you embed your StyleMob looks on other social networks, you collect stylepoints. Whenever someone clicks through and joins, you get ten percent of all the points they earn. So you can really rack up points this way--and at the same time get more friends to vote and give feedback on your looks.
Here's how you embed a look:
1. Look below your submitted looks for icons from your fave social networks
2. Choose one (blogger, myspace, facebook, etc.)
3. Enter your username and password (we don't share or store this info, so no fears there)
4. Click go, and presto, your look will embed automatically and appear on your other pages. Again, anyone who clicks through and joins will help fuel your points!
October's Stylepoints Winners
November 01, 2007 posted by sasha
Congratulations to the winners of the October Stylepoints raffle!
Over a hundred mobbers qualified by collecting more than 1,000 stylepoints between October 1 to 31. We chose these names at random. Never fear if you are not on the list because November's prizes will be announced Monday.
The grand prize winner Kara
wins a pair of Ujeans, jeans tailor made to eleven of her body's measurements, and her choice of denim.
Four runners-up are: savanna84, Savage Cashmere, Sea Anemone,
and The Happy Hippie
These lucky four win limited edition StyleMob t-shirts in royal blue, aqua, and a cute white and grey stripe (American Apparel). Join the elite club of StyleMob t wearers by posting a pic of you in your shirt.
Again, we'll post November's stylepoints prizes Monday--same day we announce the winners of the Halloween contest. Keep posting and voting. The deadline for Get Your Costume On is November 4.
You get points for a range of activities like voting, commenting, and uploading, but most of all, for expanding the community by inviting friends !! Invite your friends here through MySpace, Facebook, or your email contacts.
Best Halloween Costume Ever, 2007
October 29, 2007 posted by sasha
Our Halloween contest Get Your Costume On is in full swing. We want you to help decide this year's winner for Best Costume Ever, 2007. Is it Sailor Moon? Goth geisha girl? Or a conceptual costume, like, A War that Never Ends? You're the mob, so you decide.
The deadline is Sunday, November 4, so there's still time to enter your creations on Wednesday. The winners get Reactees (t-shirts that text back!).
If you're a contest participant, here's a tip for getting more votes. Embed your look on your MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal. or other blog. Everyone who clicks through can vote for you!
To embed, look below your photo for icons from your favorite social networks. Choose a service and your look will automatically show up on your page.
Happy Halloweening! <3
StyleSpotters On the Loose
October 29, 2007 posted by sasha
Heyas! Check out the photos from our first wave of StyleSpotters. They're on the loose spotting people with cool style and beaming them up to StyleMob. Stay tuned for more and more.
Introducing the StyleSpotters
October 23, 2007 posted by sasha
Today we're introducing a very cool new feature on StyleMob . . .
A select group of 21 StyleMobbers who applied have been granted "StyleSpotting" powers. StyleSpotters roam the streets, their schools, and their workplace to find people with inspiring, outrageous, interesting style--and to take pictures to share with you.
Their pictures have a special "StyleSpotter" icon next to the title and they have a "StyleSpotter" icon on their pages. We've given them cards to hand to people whose photos they snap and a badge to show their subjects that they are not just strangers with a camera--they're StyleSpotters!
We're starting out small for now with this "pilot program." In the future, we want to make StyleSpotting powers available to a lot more StyleMobbers, so if you are interested, stay tuned and let us know. We'll let you know when we're ready to expand. And watch out, you could be StyleSpotted by someone soon.
October Stylepoints Prizes!
October 15, 2007 posted by sasha
Just in case you need more motivation to spend your time on StyleMob. . . beyond the obvious reasons of fashion inspiration, wowing people, and being wowed. . . here are October's stylepoints. prizes. Everyone who collects 1,000 stylepoints during the month of October will be entered into a raffle. . . there will be five winners chosen at random from the pool.
Grand Prize: A pair of Ujeans, jeans tailor made to eleven of your body's measurements, and your choice of denim. Imagine jeans made specifically for you . . . sizzle.
Four runners-up: Limited edition StyleMob t-shirts in royal blue, aqua, and a cute white and grey stripe (American Apparel). Here's another StyleMob T to inspire you.
Both prizes work for ladies and gents, so boys, don't be shy. Collect your points! You get points for a range of activities like voting, commenting, and uploading, but most of all, for inviting friends and building the StyleMob community!! It's easy to invite your friends here through MySpace, Facebook, or your email contacts.
Slideshow Widget, Oh My
October 15, 2007 posted by sasha
Some questions on the forums made me realize that everyone might not realize this nifty widget is available. . .so just thought I would clarify: You can post a slideshow widget of your StyleMob looks. When you lick "grab code," it makes it easy to put the slideshow on your MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, or blog. So turn some heads elsewhere with your StyleMob looks.
Plus, people who click through will automatically be your friends, and you'll get points--for every ten points a friend receives, you collect one.
Stylepoints Prizes, Oooh La La
October 08, 2007 posted by sasha
Attention StyleMobbers! We're changing up the stylepoints raffle this month . . . here's how it works:
Every month everyone who collects at least 1,000 stylepoints (during that month) will be entered into a raffle to win prizes. Look on your profile page and you can see how many of your points are eligible each month. If you're reaching toward a 1,000, then stylemob more and you'll be in the pool.
The raffle will be on the last day of every month and five winners will get to choose prizes from a page of stylepoints prizes. (We'll be adding this page very soon, so stay tuned.)
You can get stylepoints for everything from uploading pictures to commenting, But the best way to collect points is to invite friends. For every ten points a friend earns, you get one point. So spread the word about StyleMob to your friends and collect stylepoints while you are sleeping!
October's prizes will be announced on Friday.
Our New Blog!
October 08, 2007 posted by sasha
Heya. . .
I'm very happy to announce that we now have an official StyleMob blog. We've moved posts from "What's New" on the forums to here, and we'll keep sharing announcements about contests, media attention, new features, and other cool stuff here. So please check back and share your feedback in the comments. We're a small team but we do our best to put your ideas on our to-do lists!
This blog will also be a place to share observations about clothing, style, and how it intersects with our daily lives. . . Stay tuned for posts on how clothing and style expresses who we are. And for guest posts from some of our favorite fashion bloggers.
P.S. Adam and I, the co-founders of the site, are talking to investors to raise money for StyleMob. We met with two investors today and before leaving the office took pictures of our "venture capital outfits." Here's mine. If you have any fashion advice that will make us a slam dunk for investors (I don't know what that would be) let us know!
Find Your Friends
October 08, 2007 posted by sasha
Hey! We're excited about a new feature that makes it really easy for you to find friends who are already on StyleMob and add them and to invite friends who aren't on . . . yet.
Go to Find Friends and check out your list of contacts on MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, or AOL. You can add friends and/or invite them easy as pie. (Or click.)
Remember, your stylepoints grow when you invite too. For every ten points a friend you invite earns, you get one point.
Join Our Street Team!
October 01, 2007 posted by GnarlyGirl
StyleMob.com is seeking interns - Street Team Members and Style Spotters!!
We are currently seeking interns worldwide to represent us in their community in the form of Street Team Members and Style Spotters.
What is a Street Team Member?
Street Team Members network with style-conscious people, designers & fashion merchants to spread the word about StyleMob. Your main mission is to promote StyleMob at your school, your workplace and your community in general, and to have fun while you do it.
As a Street Team Member, you can:
* Promote the site online via comments, bulletins, blogs, etc.
* Promote offline via handing out postcards and putting up posters
* Throw StyleMob Dress-Up Parties with Best Dressed contests. Pick a theme (be creative!), photograph the outfits people wear and post them on the site to be voted on. We’ll give you a StyleMob t-shirt to wear at your event, posters to publicize it, and we’ll send a prize to the winner of your contest.
* Recruit other fashionable members of your community to further promote StyleMob in their network of friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances.
Street Team Leaders are also encouraged to act as Style Spotters and fashion editors by providing us with information about any local designers, businesses or fashion-lovers that we should spotlight as MobStars of the Day.
What are the benefits of being a Street Team Member?
Street Team Members receive a StyleMob t-shirt and badge, postcards to hand out, and posters to hang up where you see fit. You will also receive credit as an intern for StyleMob if you attend a school that allows credit for internships. In addition, you will receive Stylepoints, which we soon want to make redeemable for stylish prizes.
What is a Style Spotter?
Style Spotters take photos of stylish people or items they see in everyday life, and post them up on the website in order to provide fashion inspiration to the masses, as well as style rating material. Style Spotters take down information about the look or item they’ve photographed via a handy questionnaire form we have composed, and give their photo subjects a StyleMob postcard so the subject can see their photograph online and potentially become a member of the site.
What are the benefits of being a Style Spotter?
Style Spotters receive a StyleMob t-shirt and press badge so people know you’re legit, and postcards to hand out while you’re style spotting. You will receive credit as an intern for StyleMob if you attend a school that allows credit for internships. In addition, you will receive Stylepoints, which we soon want to make redeemable for stylish prizes.
Go on and give us a shout if you are interested in this fun opportunity! To apply, email email@example.com with your username and a note about why you would like to become a Style Spotter or Street Team Leader and what assets you feel you can bring to the site.
SF Chronicle Hearts StyleMob
August 15, 2007 posted by sasha
The San Francisco Chronicle hearts StyleMob too . . . check out this recent news story with photos from members. More style stars! They also took a funny picture of me and Adam in the StyleMob HQ.
Look Out New York! StyleMob Rocks the NY Daily News
August 09, 2007 posted by sasha
Some very fun and exciting things are happening now that we are public. The editors at the New York Daily News were so in love with the StyleMob community that today they published an awesome three-page fashion spread of 16 New Yorkers on StyleMob. Check it out here and here and below!
IWho knows, other papers may follow suit. You never know, you could be featured next as a style star in your town. In fact, if you live in the Bay Area, be on the lookout for the Sunday Chronicle. There will be a story about StyleMob and photos from members in the cover of the Chronicle Sunday Styles section.
We're Officially Public!
August 02, 2007 posted by sasha
Today is our official public beta launch day! Thank you to everyone who joined as invite-only members, especially those of you who gave us feedback. You helped us get to this point and we are so grateful for your contributions! Starting now all invite-only members will have a "founding mobster" icon on their pages recognizing you for being here first.
To everyone who is joining the mob now, WELCOME!!! We want to hear your feedback too. We are still in beta and we are by no means done creating this community. We have lots of big ideas for how we want to evolve StyleMob and we want to hear your ideas too. So let us know what you think . . .