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Designing new experiences is a really important goal. Seeing a skirt that lets you show a tweet—that’s a new experience. No one’s ever done that before.

CuteCircuit cofounder Ryan Lenz 

This week’s issue of Kernel Magazine is all about the future of fashion: smart watches, Google Glass, wearables, and what it all means for the runway. Check it out!

Is the runway ready for high-tech fashion?

"There’s been signs of progress recently. Apple just teased the release of its much-hyped smartwatch, and designer Rebecca Minkoff premiered two pieces of wearable tech, a bracelet that delivers mobile call and text notifications and one with a USB that charges your smartphone, at New York Fashion Week.

But few of these products have caught on in the general marketplace, and designers and developers have consistently failed to achieve one simple goal—creating wearable tech that you’d actually want to wear. That prompts the question: Why has it been so hard for designers to marry high tech with high fashion? And what does that say about the future of wearable tech in general?”

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Rodarte’s ‘Star Wars’ couture takes a trip to Skywalker Ranch

When Rodarte’s Star Wars-inspired gowns walked the runway in February, it was a science-fiction geek’s dream come true. 

The dresses were the start of more Star Wars appearances on the fashion runways and soon even celebrities were bringing the Death Star to the red carpet. You might think there is nothing more magical than seeing the classic series enter the high-fashion world, but you’d be wrong. It turns out seeing the dresses in the Star Wars world itself takes them to a whole new level.

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Julianna Margulies takes home Emmy for Best Actress in a drama for her role as Alicia Florrick

Julianna Margulies takes home Emmy for Best Actress in a drama for her role as Alicia Florrick

"Hold on, Clark Gable," —  Julia Louis-Dreyfus commenting on Cranston’s fancy mustache

"Hold on, Clark Gable," —  Julia Louis-Dreyfus commenting on Cranston’s fancy mustache

Anna Chlumsky losing it during Myers’s opening monologue 

Anna Chlumsky losing it during Myers’s opening monologue 

Our friends at PBS ideachannel have a fantastic take on Kill La Kill this week!

As a bonus, the ep links to our guide to the show (and the controversy around the show) along with another smart take on the subject, brought to you by former DD reporter laureninspace!

continuants:

For those of you who don’t know, the mega amazing vforrestal runs this thing called projecttiara as a way to celebrate every small victory and make the world a more sparkly place. (here’s her blog post on it if you’re interested)
awhile ago, I submitted my victory as getting asked to co-un-chair the CurateCamp (here is the Wiki with all the collaborative google docs from sessions yesterday) and received this beautiful unicorn cat princess tiara this morning. Complete with a Shiny Unicorn horn. Val, you (and your mom!!!) have outdone yourself. This is the most amazing thing I could have ever found on my desk this morning (AND I also had a sweet note from kateordie sorry kate the tiara won) and thank you, thank you, thank you val for being the most amazing and thoughtful.

continuants:

For those of you who don’t know, the mega amazing vforrestal runs this thing called projecttiara as a way to celebrate every small victory and make the world a more sparkly place. (here’s her blog post on it if you’re interested)

awhile ago, I submitted my victory as getting asked to co-un-chair the CurateCamp (here is the Wiki with all the collaborative google docs from sessions yesterday) and received this beautiful unicorn cat princess tiara this morning. Complete with a Shiny Unicorn horn. Val, you (and your mom!!!) have outdone yourself. This is the most amazing thing I could have ever found on my desk this morning (AND I also had a sweet note from kateordie sorry kate the tiara won) and thank you, thank you, thank you val for being the most amazing and thoughtful.

We roadtested Black Milk leggings to see if they’re worth the price

Purchasing and Unpackaging

For this test, I decided to try one of Black Milk Clothing’s most popular products, the Mass Effect N7 Wet Look Leggings. With conversion fees, the leggings will cost buyers in the United States around $78.78—quite an investment for some geeky nylon! A quick search on Amazon.com shows a copycat version for much cheaper made by Pink Queen Apparel, Inc., with a description almost the same as Black Milk’s. It even throws the word “black” into the product title: “Pink Queen Hot Stylish Black Mass Effect N7 Wet Look Digital Print Leggings Tights.”

The leggings pictured on both websites look similar enough to make it seem worth the chance of going for the cheaper pair. The Pink Queen leggings are an affordable $19.99 after all, so why not?

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