Gucci now allows people to ‘try on’ its shoes without going to the store

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NEW DELHI: Going out to malls or markets to shop for shoes will soon be passe!

Various startups have been, for some time now, using the cool technology of Augmented Reality (AR) to enable people to virtually try on stuff like clothes, spectacles, make-up and hair before actually making a purchase.

Recently, Italian luxury brand Gucci teamed up with technology partner Waanaby to launch the ‘Try On’, a groundbreaking AR function that allows people to “try-on” one of its Ace sneakers at any time and from anywhere with a simple push of a button, reported Venturebeat.com.

So to buy a shoe, a person using the refreshed iOS Gucci app can pick the Ace sneakers of their choice and point their phone’s camera at their feet, after which they’re prompted to try the shoes on virtually.

From Gucci To Givenchy: A Peek Into Melania Trump’s High-On-Fashion UK Visit

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6 Jun, 2019

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are currently on their state visit to the United Kingdom. From dining with the royals to exploring Downing Street 10 with British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip, their visit made headlines around the world. However, one of the highlights of the three-day tour was the first lady’s UK-inspired wardrobe.From Gucci to Givenchy, Mrs Trump opted for expensive brand labels again and left the world stunned with every look.

What’s more? A built-in photo feature lets people capture themselves “wearing” the models that speak to them and share their snaps via text, email, or social media.

While it is Gucci today, very soon other brands too could follow suit.

The Belarus based startup Wannaby had earlier this year launched its own app Wanna Kicks where users can virtually try on 3D models from Nike, Adidas, Allbirds and others.

The app uses real-time machine learning algorithms that take into consideration colour, texture, and lighting variations, plus a fully equipped printing studio that Wannaby uses to create 3D sneaker models.

All designed to create a tracking technology that’s robust enough to follow people’s footsteps as their feet move and rotate.

Apart from shoes the startup also offers Wanna Nails, an app that lets users “try on” nail polish from curated collections with real-time segmentation and recolouring.

Next on the startups agenda is jewellery and apparel.

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Bebe Rexha can’t find a designer to dress her for the red carpet: ‘My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys’

Bebe Rexha can’t find a designer to dress her for the Grammy Awards next month — because she is “too big.”

The singer, who is nominated in the Best New Artist and Best Country Duo/Group Performance categories, took to social media on Monday to explain her predicament three weeks before music’s big night, revealing she’s struggling to find an outfit.

“A lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet…” the Meant to Be star says in a video posted to Instagram. “I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big.

Bebe Rexha attends the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

“If a size 6/8 is too big then I don’t know what to tell you. Then I don’t want to wear your fking dresses… To all the people that said that I’m thick… fk you, I don’t want to wear your fking dresses.”

Bebe captioned the video: “Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 a is still going to the Grammys.”

She isn’t the first real-size celebrity to speak out about the red carpet snobbery surrounding designers refusing to dress certain body types — comedian Leslie Jones took aim at the fashionistas when she couldn’t find anyone to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere in 2016 — she took to Twitter to voice her disdain, writing: “It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything.”

She refused to name the designers she reached out to, but Christian Siriano stepped forward and offered to dress her, stating: “I love Leslie and can’t wait to make her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes.”

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Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY

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Going Mobile: Fourteen Accessories for Mobile Photos and Filmmaking

OlloClip Mobile Photography Box Set

OlloClip Mobile Photography Box Set

Designed for Apple’s iPhone X, the Box Set delivers three lenses: a 180-degree fisheye; a super-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view; and a 15x Macro lens. The lenses can work on both front- and rear-facing cameras, and the mount can be placed on your phone even with a screen protector in place. The included Pendant Stand can be opened to create a tiny tripod. The kit also includes lens caps and a microfiber cloth. The lens mount works with any of the company’s Connect X series of interchangeable phone lenses, but not the older Connect lenses.

PRICE: $200
INFO: www.olloclip.com

Pictar Pro

Pictar Pro

Slip the Pictar Pro onto your iPhone or Android to gain tactile controls over your camera settings, plus you will have a viewfinder and wireless recharging for your phone via the Pro’s internal battery. The Pro has four external control wheels and buttons for adjusting camera settings through the Pictar app. Using the app, you’ll gain control over your phone camera’s exposure compensation, digital zoom, shutter speed and ISO. The updated app also supports RAW file recording. There’s a viewfinder that attaches to your display to help you compose images in sunny conditions. When attached, the Pictar app will automatically adjust the on-screen display to shrink it to fit into the viewfinder’s dimensions. The grip has been updated from the original version with a more tactile “shark skin” material and the satin-finished brass body is more durable.

PRICE: $249
INFO: www.mymiggo.com

Roland GO: MIXER Pro

Roland GO: MIXER Pro

With the GO:MIXER attached to your Lightning or USB port, you can turn your smartphone into an audio mixer with a nine channel input. You can connect musical instruments, mics (including XLR mics) , monitors and more and output a two-channel stereo audio file directly to your phone. It can operate via battery and last about 4.5 hours on four AAA batteries. It can also draw power from a USB cable.

PRICE:$170
INFO: www.roland.com

PanoClip

PanoClip

Unlike the Insta360 One, the PanoClip isn’t a 360-camera add-on, but a lens capable of creating spherical images using your smartphone’s camera. You can snap spherical stills and, using the free app, turn them into rotating images that show off every angle of the frame. The app is integrated with Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat so you can share your spherical creations with the world. And of course, there are stickers and filters to add to your photos as well.

PRICE: $40
INFO: www.en.panoclip.com

Gnarbox 2.0

Gnarbox 2.0 SSD

The second generation of this powerful portable storage drive uses SSD memory (from 256GB-1TB) and packs an Intel Quad Core processor and four-core Intel Graphics card so you can not only store files on the drive, but edit them from your smartphone as well. Connect your mobile device to the Gnarbox via Wi-Fi and you can preview RAW files stored on the drive, make selects, preview and render high-res video, including ProRes format video, and much more. The drive features an SD card slot plus two USB-C ports and a single Micro HDMI port with one-touch backup capability.

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