Are you so glad that I’m back and already struggling for unique greetings, with which to commence every post? Yeah. Me neither. Let’s distract ourselves. HEY LOOK UP TOP! I gots me a new banner! I am super excited about this, for several reasons: a) It signals a new era here at Closet365, while still paying homage to the original and b) It just looks totally neat. Thanks and love to my collaborator on this one. We done good.
I don’t know why I’m talking so backwoodsy today. Let’s just move on to the good stuff.
PHASE THREE: DIGITIZE
Don’t be sidetracked by the awesomeness of my cape shirt. I happen to think it’s pretty spectacular. But if there’s one thing I’m possibly even more stoked about besides my cape shirt, it’s PHASE THREE of the Closet365: Perfect Closet Project. You read correctly, I plan to usher my wardrobe into the digital age.
This has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I mean, what girl didn’t see “Clueless” and want Cher’s computerized closet?
Now. I may not be able to swing that animated hanger graphic or a 360 degree model of myself to try on outfits. But I do have access to technology and the will to make this happen. That’s got to count for something, no?
The idea for the digitized closet came to me shortly after finishing the first Closet365 project. I have always liked the interactive nature of blogging and I often felt dismayed that readers of the blog couldn’t get a better look into the wardrobe I was working with. But further, I have confirmed that the need for such a thing exists while conversing with various customers who shop in my store and frequently lament that they buy similar pieces to ones that they already own. And wouldn’t it be awesome, if we could see what we already own when we’re on the go shopping.
Oh yes. Oh yes, it certainly would be awesome. So…uh…pretty much that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to digitize my closet.
My original idea was to use my laptop to keep a running catalogue of every item in my closet, but as of late, it has occurred to me that something more portable is mos def the thing. Ladies, and gentleman this is the era of the iPhone. If there isn’t an app for that which you seek (there are a couple of crappy ones, I already checked) well…you might as well make one.
So. For PHASE THREE, the main object will be establishing said catalogue. I will spend the two months, photographing all of my items (Phase One starts to make twofold sense here.) and keeping them filed on my phone, which I can then refer to when shopping as well as during daily brainstorming sessions. Never again will I fumble when pondering whether a thing matches another thing or when describing something in my collection. The visual reference guide will be in the palm of my hand.
So then why is this part exciting for you? Well, because in addition to these files being on my phone, I plan to incorporate the wardrobe catalouge into this blog. At the end of PHASE THREE, it is my intent that readers should be able to see the items that compose the Closet365 closet. I daresay, they can even make requests. It won’t be foolproof I’m sure, but I expect it will be very damn fun.
Lastly, while we’re on the topic of fashion in the digital age, I plan to use PHASE THREE as a good time to discuss and play around with the other various mediums available in internetland for fashion forward peoples. What is really the point of Polyvore anyway? And how can we make Pinterest a tool for productivity as opposed to procrastination? No for real, if you figure that one out, I implore of you to let me know. But if not, we’ll work on this together.
If the point of the digital age is to reach out and connect, then why not take style blogging to that next level of interactivity? Fashion may not be the final frontier, but I definitely believe it’s worth exploring.
Title courtesy of Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”