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I have two confessions: I have a fear of drones and a fear that Instagram is becoming a copycat. This week, these fears became a reality, along with more disconcerting news about my dress size being a lie. Read on if you want to face your fears of artificial intelligence and clothing labels.
The Future of Fashion Technology Heightens My Fear of Drones
The times, they are a changin’. From new types of consumers, advertising techniques, virtual reality, and digital mirrors to drones and 3D printing, technology is pushing the fashion industry forward. While I have an abnormal fear of drones, I do embrace the future of fashion and all the innovation behind it. According to WT VOX, these “changes very much needed to achieve customer satisfaction, business growth, and profitability.” But, what happens when technology surpasses man’s ability? Will robots replace designers like Daddy Karl Lagerfeld?
Instagram is a Snapchat Copycat
Nobody likes a copycat, except, apparently, all Instagram users. Instagram’s newest feature that allows people to share photos and videos that disappear mirrors the purpose of Snapchat’s platform down to the ability to draw on photos. Did I mention Instagram is calling it “Stories,” too? The Fashion Law shares my skepticism about the new feature, citing an ongoing rivalry between the platforms as a driving force. Answer me this, Fashion Law: How is this legal, and which platform will users gravitate toward?
Women’s Clothing Sizes are a Damn Dirty Lie
I’m a size what?! Every woman has had that moment of panic when a salesperson hands them a size seemingly larger than expected. Business Insider wants you to know that you’re not alone, and that women’s clothing sizes are bizarre and inconsistent. Phew! In a recent video for Vox, a reporter proved that three jeans—all claiming to be the same size—were actually different sizes, and that “sizing today is used as a marketing tool.” What the hell?
Dior Sells Limited-Edition Lady Dior Bags on WeChat
What is this WeChat you speak of? Because apparently, you can buy Dior handbags on there. The most popular messaging and social network in China is offering a limited-edition Lady Dior bag on the platform. Sadly, China Daily shattered my hopes and dreams this week when it announced that the bag was sold out in one day. While I didn’t get my paws on the bag this time, nails crossed that other designers will follow suit on WeChat and release special products to social media users.
Facebook Wages War Against Clickbait
Clickbait ads are about as annoying as that laser pointer you just can’t seem to catch. Thankfully, Facebook is fighting the war on clickbait one ad at a time.Ads with headlines that withhold information required to understand the content of the article and/or exaggerate and create misleading expectations will not be approved. According to WWD, “Facebook users don’t dislike ads at all and emotions on Facebook’s promoted posts mirror the relatively positive sentiments from ‘organic’ posts.” Admit it: You’ve fallen victim to the “Free full-size La Mer cream with page like” ad.
Choupette’s Social Musings, Aug 1– Aug 5 Originally Posted HERE