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Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad cases are beautifully functional

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Design, Hot Deals,

Bowden + Sheffield iPad Cases

We know that it's hard to find variety when looking for a great iPad case. Our main problem with the cases is that we want something that adds a level of form and function while also offering protection, but we don't want something that hard to take the iPad out of, because we don't want to use an iPad that's stuck in a bulky case. Up until now, there's been no way for us to have our cake and eat it too, but that's set to change with the success of the Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad Cases Kickstarter project. While the project wraps up in 16 more hours as of this writing, it's surpassed its $20,000 goal. What makes this case so good? Well, for starters, both cases look fantastic. The case designs are similar, with the difference lying in the materials.

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Willow Smith Dresses Like Billy Idol

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Girls,

Willow SmithWillow Smith cites Billy Idol as her fashion icon.

The "Whip My Hair" hitmaker has developed a keen interest in fashion despite being only 10 years old and admitted the 1980s "White Wedding" singer's look is the one she loves to imitate.

"I love Billy Idol with the leather and all the studs and black," Willow said when asked who influences her style.

Despite her young age, Willow has already sat in the front row at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year and revealed while she doesn't know a lot about the industry, she can appreciate the designer labels:

"Milan Fashion Week was fun because I saw how the designers are all so different. Say Dolce and Gabbana, most of their designs were delicate and more fitted but compared to someone else like Ferragamo their stuff was different. Ha I don't know a lot about fashion."


Jason Wu Plans to Launch Leather Range, Dreams of Couture

Jason WuNew York-based fashion designer Jason Wu is to create a leather goods line.

The designer, who launched his eyewear range in March, is keen to expand his fashion empire with a new collection as he thinks it will be a great addition.

“My eyewear collection is only the beginning of my accessories range, stay tuned for later this year - there is more to come. Now that I have an established ready-to-wear business it seems to be the natural step to expand into the world of Jason Wu. There is so much more I would like to do to complete the vision.”

Jason - who counts Michelle Obama among his celebrity fans - has been spending a lot of time in Florence, Italy, researching his new range: “The beautifully ornate architecture has been very inspiring. I always find great inspiration while I travel.”

The 27 year-old designer also has an eye on couture: “I have always loved the art of couture and appreciate the rich history and awe inspiring craftsmanship. I loved many of the shows but my favorite experience was the YSL retrospective at the Petit Palais which really was so compelling.”

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Fashion Police: Lady Gaga Dons Elizabethan Leather for Queen

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, News, Sales, Women, Dresses,

Lady Gaga in Elizabethan-inspired, leather costume

Update: It has now been reported that the dress was made of latex, not leather.
When Lady Gaga talked to Jay Leno a few weeks ago, she showed no fear regarding what she would wear when performing for the Queen of England. Judging by the images from the event, the pop star certainly did not hold back from her usual, zany fare.

Dressed in an Elizabethan-inspired


latex number, Gaga took the stage—along with her 20 ft. train—atop a suspended piano for a scene (image after the jump) that could pass off as being pulled from a Tim Burton film.

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Olivia Wilde Dreams of Fashion Finds

Olivia WildePerhaps due to looking at too many recent Rihanna pictures, Olivia Wilde is on a quest to wear sharp-shouldered jackets.

The House actress loves wearing fashionable, daring outfits so much she dreams about them while she sleeps and is on a mission to continually extend her wardrobe.

“I even dream of buying a Balmain jacket with really sharp shoulders. If I can pull off that look, I will have succeeded, at least partially, in my quest. A cool leather jacket is my security blanket. No matter what I have on underneath, I feel more like myself when I’m wearing one.”

The 25-year-old beauty also looks in High Street stores for quirky outerwear which she will mix with designer brands.

“Coats from H&M are inexpensive and usually have something extra going on - so even with a simple sheath dress, your outfit is still interesting. I own a lot of Helmut Lang. The pieces are practical in the sense that you can wear them every day, but they’re not boring at all.”

Lady Gaga Reveals Inspiration for Heartbeats

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, News, Sales,

Heartbeats by Lady GagaLady Gaga‘s new jeweled headphones were inspired by the leather jackets she wore growing up.

The “Bad Romance” singer - whose headphones are part of the Beats by Dr. Dre collection from Monster - was speaking at the launch event in Los Angeles, when she said she thought they reflected her personality well.

“I wore studded leather jackets, me and my friends in New York. Lifestyle, grit, passion and love for music, freedom. These were the things I thought about when we were designing [the headphones]. So they really reflect a headphone that I just think is really great looking and represents who I am.”

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, said her new headphones could be bought at Best Buy’s new Club Beats department in New York, as well as Amazon for around $100.

Belkin iPhone 3G and 3GS Cases

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Handhelds, Misc. Tech,

Belkin GripBelkin has a new group of cases for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The ergonomic Grips, at $29.99, have a thick layer of silicone and textured designs. Other models include the Vector Duo at $19.99 and the Ergo and two-toned Vector for $29.99. All allow for charging while the phone is inside. The company also has new Leather cases for $29.99 and BodyGuard cases for $29.99 and $34.99. Some are available now while others are expected next month.


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New Name, Better Gadget Pouches: Hard Graft Dapper Collection

hardgraftiphoneWorking Class Heroes, the brand known for their minimalist felt gadget pouches, has returned with a new name and a brand new collection. Now known as Hard Graft, the new Dapper collection has been unveiled and three new designs have been added to the Hard Graft repertoire. Still constructed of high quality wool felt and leather, the Dapper collection features pockets reminiscent of those found on jeans, just big enough for an iPod or . And the collection now features three new pouch styles, two created specifically for the and the iPhone and a new Laptop Wallet featuring snaps along the open end.  Prices for the entire collection range from 19 to 89 Euros and Hard Graft’s online store is open for business.

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iWallet Smells Like Grandpa

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech, Music,

iWalletWe have seen many digital photo frames, but none of them have the familiar smell of an old wallet like this one has. The iWallet is a 16MB frame with a 1.4-inch color display and adjustable timing (2, 5, and 10 seconds.) You can also add recorded messages or music to play during the slide show. The iWallet is made of soft Nappa leather and can be uploaded by attaching a removable view card to your computer. Software and USB cable are included for the device that carries a MSRP of £37.53 pounds (~$80.00.)

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Vaja iVolution Top SP Flip Holster for the iPhone reviewed

Surrounding the release of ‘s there was a flurry excitement surrounding various cases to protect and showcase a consumer’s shiny new obsession. A number of cases including simple cloth slipcovers, protective rubber enclosures, and elaborate leather constructions flooded onto the market, each with different plusses and minuses.

Gear Live has previously reviewed several of the high-end leather cases by Argentinean case manufacturer , and given our extremely positive experiences in the past, we jumped at the opportunity to check out their new iVolution line of iPhone cases. The iVolution line has a number of different styles of cases and holsters, and we selected the fully-enclosed protection offered by the iVolution Top SP Holster. Click through the jump for the full in-depth review.

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