Are you on Google Plus (Google+)? I am! I know, I know, another social media outlet. I thought I’d give it a go before it’s too late. I kind of regret being a late Instagram adopter but now I’m loving it. If you’re on Google Plus, be sure to follow me!
Be sure to buy today’s copy of the International Herald Tribune, just in time for the Techno Luxury Conference in Berlin. There’s a great article written by Jessica Michault (who recently interviewed me) about fashion and social media. Domenico Dolce said something on point — “the web, for luxury brands, is not the future but the present.”
Thank GOD for Press Display where you can buy the latest digital versions of most newspapers worldwide. They don’t sell the IHT and international newspapers (other than USA Today) at the newstands here in Manila and you can only get them, if you’re lucky, at hotels.
Now I’m gonna ask a friend or two to send me the hard copy by post…
Thank you so much Jessica and the IHT for the mention.
I read THIS article written by Pete Cashmore, CEO of the highly-influential social networking blog, Mashable, on CNN and I thought this part was interesting: —–
We're living at a time when attention is the new currency: With hundreds of TV channels, billions of Web sites, podcasts, radio shows, music downloads and social networking, our attention is more fragmented than ever before.
Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. They'll be the richest, the most successful, the most connected, capable and influential among us. We're all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we'll make.
Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Fitbit and the SenseCam give us a simple choice: participate or fade into a lonely obscurity.
Fashion’s Use of Social Media and the Internet at France24
Jessica Michault, the online Style Editor of the International Herald Tribune shared the highlights of the Spring 2010 fashion season at France24 earlier today. I spoke to her on the phone a few days ago where she picked my brain (brain? what brain?) and interviewed me about my thoughts in this whole fashion + social media phenomenon.
Keep an eye out at the video screen behind her. Guess who made a cameo appearance on France24… go bloggers!
Thank you so much Jessica.
PS. I always get chills running down my spine every time I see clips from the gorgeous McQueen show.