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Infographic: This year’s $2m Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra reimagined in champagne, selfies and boob jobs

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge will wear this year’s Fantasy Bra at the brand’s annual fashion show tonight in New York. Worth $2 million, the piece includes 6,500 precious gems ranging from yellow sapphires to pink quartz and topaz, all set in 18-karat gold, alongside 375 carats of diamonds.

Called the “Fireworks Fantasy Bra”, it was designed by Geneva-based jeweler Mouawad, and took a reported 685 hours to make.

It will be shown this evening at Victoria’s Secret 20th anniversary show, alongside other models including Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, as well as music from Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd.

The best thing we’ve spotted about it so far however? The infographic below from fashion site Stylight listing 20 alternative luxe and fun things you could buy for the price of the diamond-encrusted bra. Anyone up for 432,000 selfie sticks? Or how about eight return private jets from London to New York? Plus a serious amount of champagne for the ride – 13,100 bottles of Dom Perignon is the equivalent of filling 191 Olympic sized swimming pools. Or if you replace the Fantasy Bra with 26,000 regular Victoria’s Secret lingerie sets, that’s a new set everyday for 71 years.

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Digital snippets: Bloomingdale’s, Banana Republic, Liberty London, Chanel, Brandy Melville

A round-up of the latest stories to know about surrounding all things fashion and tech…

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  • Bloomingdale’s launches interactive, shoppable Instagram gift guides [Luxury Daily]
  • Shyp partners with Banana Republic to help procrastinating shoppers [TechCrunch]
  • Liberty London turns Instagram likes into loyalty perks [PSFK]
  • Watch Cara Delevingne and Pharrell sing in Chanel’s latest short film [Fashionista]
  • Brandy Melville: Instagram’s first retail success [Business Week]
  • Very.co.uk leverages real-time OOH for Christmas advent calendar campaign [The Drum]
  • Luxottica and Intel take the fashion/tech hookup to a whole new level [NY Times]
  • Lady Gaga is a 1940s diva in showstopper for H&M [Creativity Online]
  • Van Cleef & Arpels creates interactive microsite for winter [Luxury Daily]
  • J.Crew goes back to Instagram for design inspiration – meet Mayhem, age 4 [BrandChannel]
  • Inspiration meets social media [NY Times]
  • How fashion retailers are using data to deliver personalised customer experiences [BoF]
  • Google want to launch a ‘Buy’ button to hurt Amazon [Business Insider]
  • How a fashion e-retailer uses Apple’s iBeacon technology to reach shoppers in Brazil [Internet Retailer]
  • ‘Bionic Bra’ could revolutionise the brassiere as we know it [Mashable]
  • Infographic: Here’s how sizing varies at different retailers [Business Insider]
  • Selfies are huge in Asia, and brands are having fun with them [AdAge]
  • WeChat reigns as top social influencer for China’s luxury shoppers [Jing Daily]
  • What is holding back fashion on YouTube? [L2 The Daily]
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Digital snippets: Apple, Under Armour, Burberry, Gucci, Tom Ford, Nordstrom

A round-up of the latest stories to know about surrounding all things fashion and tech…

  • Apple courts fashionistas as smartwatch expectations mount [Reuters]
  • Gisele Bundchen shows off some serious Kung Fu skills for new Under Armour ad (as above) [Creativity Online]
  • Kate Moss stars in short film for Gucci [Grazia]
  • Tom Ford to live-stream runway show for first time ever [Fashionista]
  • Target, Nordstrom make Instagram shoppable [CNBC]
  • Banana Republic creates content hub to push authenticity following brand repositioning [The Drum]
  • Twitter now testing commerce, and Burberry is the first fashion brand on board [Fashionista]
  • Google testing drone deliveries in Australia [The Atlantic]
  • At WWD, a new owner tries to change course [NY Times]
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Infographic: #Oscars best-dressed according to Twitter sentiment

There’s nothing quite like the live commentary you get over Twitter when the #Oscars takes place, as everyone and anyone has some sort of say on the looks hitting the red carpet.

Fortunately then, there’s an infographic just landed (as below) from social media monitoring service, Sysomos, that sums up the sentiment of the evening when it came to the fashion.

Over 400,000 tweets were posted during the live arrivals of the Hollywood crowd, with Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper winning the titles of best dressed female and male for their respective Christian Dior Couture and Tom Ford looks at these 85th Academy Awards.

Lawrence, who went on to win best actress for her role (tripping up the stairs as she did so, which was instantly made a GIF of course), is also highlighted as the viewers’ favourite from the night with over 32,000 tweets. Anne Hathaway, who was wearing Prada, was labelled worst dressed by the tweeting public, despite stealing the number one spot on Vogue.com’s list.

The infographic also highlights US fashion brands deemed particularly “good at social media” (outside of the Oscars) by Sysomos, including Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Rachel Zoe, DKNY and Oscar de la Renta.

When it came to the big designers from tonight’s awards, however, there’s no doubt that winners lay in Dior, as already mentioned, but also worn beautifully by Charlize Theron, as well as Armani Privé who dressed best actress nominees Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts. Nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis also wore Giorgio Armani.

Versace was another noteworthy label worn by Halle Berry as well as Jane Fonda, who presented on stage with Michael Douglas. But it was perhaps Naeem Khan who truly stole the night, not for the stunning AW13 column dress seen on Stacy Keibler, but for that of First Lady Michelle Obama, who was the suprise presenter of the best picture award live from the White House.

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Digital snippets: Chanel, Hugo Boss, Warby Parker, My Flash Trash, CES

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

 

  • Gamines and a godson star in Karl Lagerfeld’s new Chanel film [Telegraph Fashion]
  • Hugo Boss bolsters runway live-streaming via mobile, Spotify [Luxury Daily]
  • Warby Parker’s latest annual-report infographic is a sight for sore eyes [AdWeek]
  • 12 fashion forward tech accessories from CES [Mashable]
  • What can we learn from the top five retail brands on Twitter? [Econsultancy]
  • Hearst to host technology event during NYFW [WWD]

And as bonus, here’s an incredible deck on social, digital and mobile stats from China. It’s bulky, but well worth the read: [We Are Social]

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Infographic: millennial shoppers and their online influences

Forewillow*, a new Ohio-based ‘re-commerce’ start-up, has just released an infographic about millennial shoppers that’s sprinkled with some interesting facts. It outlines that 28.5% of the US population, or those classified as millennials (born from the early 80s to early 00s), will have more buying power than any other generation by 2017.

It also suggests they are 16% more likely to explore brands online than non-millennials (top clothing labels include Forever 21, H&M, Gap, Levi’s, Express and Nike), and that 64% of them want brands to offer them more ways to share their opinions online.

Already, 60% of them spend time creating user-generated content such as reviews, compared to just 29% in other generations. And 42% of them say they’ll share positive and negative feedback via social media channels before going directly to the company themselves.

See the whole thing, below…

*Forewillow invites users to sell bundles of clothes to others who share their size and style – doing so enables them to earn virtual currency to buy their own bundles from someone else. It aims to target millennials who are “fashion conscious but not designer obsessed”, and help them “live in today’s ‘one and done’ fashion mindset without breaking the bank”. Find out more here.

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Digital snippets: Wonderbra, Gucci, Mulberry, L’Oréal, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

 

  • Wonderbra launches augmented reality-enhanced “Decoder” campaign (as above) [DigitalBuzzBlog]
  • Gucci unveils pinnable banner ad [Mashable]
  • Mulberry launches Brilliant Britain online guide [Vogue UK]
  • Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent rebranding continues with YSL website overhaul [Grazia]
  • Louis Vuitton takes to Instagram during Paris Fashion Week [WWD]
  • L’Wren Scott went with Instagram in lieu of a fashion show [TheCut]
  • L’Oréal launches beauty and style app for the Xbox [AdAge]
  • Refinery29 and DKNY team up for handbag line [Refinery29]
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Digital snippets: Isaac Mizrahi, Lanvin, Helmut Lang, Lady Gaga, Vogue

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

 

  • Isaac Mizrahi to sell fashion line exclusively on LivingSocial [Mashable]
  • Lanvin reveals new campaign film starring real models from print ads (as above) [Fashionista]
  • Helmut Lang launches guest blogging series [WWD]
  • How to make a perfume ad go viral: just be Lady Gaga [AdAge]
  • Product videos nudge apparel shoppers toward register [eMarketer]
  • Vogue mines intel from 2,000 fashion-focused females with virtual focus group, Style Society [AdWeek]
  • Le Book selects fashion videos for New York Film Festival next spring [Vogue.co.uk]
  • Infographic: for brand engagament, visuals rule [Mashable]
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Detailing top brand users on Instagram

An interesting table here detailing some of the top brand users on Instagram. Note the presence of luxury companies including Burberry, Gucci, Tiffany & Co and Hermès.

Burberry scoops the prize for highest number of photos from this list, but it’s perhaps more interesting to note the level of engagement being achieved from Nike in terms of both likes and comments.

The photo-sharing and photo-filter app has grown from 15m users in early 2012 to 80m in July. That’s an increase of more than 400% in just seven months. Brands have taken note – according to Simply Measured, who released the table above, 40% of the brands listed in Interbrand’s Top 100 now have their own Instagram accounts (this compares with 90% for Facebook and Twitter, but Instagram is of course, only two years old).

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Infographic: UK retail’s earned media mentions in February

Harvey Nichols proved one of the highest mentioned retailers in the UK during London Fashion Week thanks to its exclusive launch of the Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection, according to a new barometer released by Gorkana looking at earned media trends in February.

Topshop and Asos were also present, alongside the perhaps more surprising PC World and Curry’s; the result of a designer dress made from 500m of electric cables.

Overall, the lead retailer in both mainstream and social media mentions during the month, was Tesco, with 11,180 and 99,07 references respectively. Other grocery stores including Asda and Sainsbury’s also feature on both lists, an interesting comparison with the fashion industry, which saw mainstream media focusing more on department stores including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and House of Fraser, compared to social media’s reference to Asos, Topshop, Primark and H&M.

Other big subjects mentioned in February included Valentine’s, of course, as well as David Beckham for his new Bodywear line at H&M.

See the full infographic with all the stats below: