Prepare yourselves people, Fashion Month is about to descend on us, so be prepared for outfit dilemmas, incredible street style, amazing shows and four majoyr capital cities coming alive with fashion!
No fashion editor worth her Christian Louboutins would be without her iPhone to get her through, so take a tip from the top and download apps that will help you share in the excitement - we've rounded up the very best fashion week apps here:
Trendabl FREE - Share and discover fashion through Trendabl. Take a photo, add a filter and tag it with information such as the designer, store & color. You can also share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr! Follow your favorite celebs and Tastemakers such as: - Diane von Furstenberg - Barneys NY - Michael Kors - Nicky Hilton - Tory Burch - W Magazine - Whitney Port - Brad Goreski and so many more!!
Snapette FREE- THE #1 SHOPPING APP FOR FINDING DESIGNER FASHION, SHOES & HANDBAGS. Snapette is the perfect, easy-to-use shopping tool to find designer fashion based on your location. Want to find and buy the latest pair of designer heels right now in a 5 block radius? Just tap on our handy Near function and it will search & show you products available at stores near you right now! The photos are taken by other shoppers and trendsetters just like you, so you can read their candid reviews and tips. You can also explore our Stores section to browse the hottest stores near you.
Modest FREE- Modest is a crowd sourced fashion app. It's a great tool for fashion bloggers to promote their images to fashion enthusiasts around the world.
SpeakChic £1.49 - Tired of tripping over brands like ‘Proenza Schouler’ or flubbing words like ‘haute couture’? Speak Chic is the mobile app that helps you pronounce fashion brands. This innovative app for fashion lovers gives you immediate pronunciation help on the go or while you shop. Quickly and discreetly search for the correct pronunciation, read the phonetic spelling, and listen to the audio. Perfect your pronunciation of difficult to pronounce fashion labels from womenswear, menswear, accessories, cosmetics, shoes, and luxury watch brands.
Style.com FREE - Style.com's iPhone and iPad app brings you the best of fashion - including ready-to-wear, menswear, and coture runway coverage from New York, Paris, Milan
Fashism FREE - Instant fashion advice -- anytime, anywhere.
Cloth FREE - Cloth is the simple way to save, organise, and share your favourite outfits. And adding outfits takes just seconds.
Instagram FREE- Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos
FASHION WEEK CITIES: NEW YORK
Fashion Month kicks off with New York from 6th - 13th September 2012
New York Street Food £0.69 - Eating street food is one of New York's great pleasures - the quality and variety of street food here is unparalleled. But with over 3,000 street food vendors in New York, how do you know where to find the best street food when you're walking around? The New York Street Food iPhone and iPad app includes only the best street food vendors in New York. It features approx. 100 of the best street food vendors, with detailed reviews of most places written by NYSF writers.
NYC Way FREE - Get the app that is endorsed by the Mayor of New York City! 60+ NYC APPS IN ONE PACKAGE!
Cool New York £1.49 - Cool Cities offers a great, accessible selection of hotels, restaurants, cafés, shops and showrooms, bars, clubs and lounges, as well as points of interest. For years, continually excellent addresses as well as refreshing newcomers have been included—all of them inside tips and personal favorites of the staff.
New York Subway £0.69 - New York Subway for iPhone and iPod Touch is a comprehensive guide to traveling through New York City (NYC).
FASHION WEEK CITIES: LONDON
Next up, and back on home turf in London Fashion Week is on from 14th - 18th September
Jamie Oliver Food Guide £2.99 - This new app is all about celebrating brilliant places to eat, buy and enjoy food around Britain. I’ve stumbled across so many cute or clever places over the years, and am always hearing about incredible restaurants and shops from friends who love good food. I wanted to pool all of those recommendations together in a way that was really useful, fun and accessible for everyone. So in this app, you’ll find everything from great cheese shops, fishmongers, pubs and restaurants to cafes and food festivals - Jamie.
Secret London £0.69 - WHAT IS IT? - A uniquely collaborative app designed to help Londoners discover and share interesting places and new and exciting things to do. - HOW DOES IT WORK? - You can browse a map or list of secret places, together with information and pictures of them, at your leisure. Secondly, you can turn on the unique location awareness feature which will alert you whenever you happen to be near one of these cool places. You can turn alerts on/off for each individual place. - WHO IS IT FOR? - Londoners that like variety and exploring, and adventurous tourists. Those after the standard London attractions should look elsewhere.
Goop City £2.99 - Built off the success of Gwyneth Paltrow’s weekly lifestyle journal goop.com, the goop City Guides App brings you in-depth and authentic travel guides to some of our favorite cities around the world. Taking goop’s popular journal category “GO” to the next level, this city guide app sends you to even more of goop’s much-loved and often undiscovered spots in each featured city. Finding you everything from the ultimate nail salon, to a fantastic food cart, a unique boutique to find an on-trend piece for your wardrobe, a beautiful salon with the best colorist in town, the coolest playground to take your kids, the person to call for an at-home blow dry and more. A resource for first-time visitors to each city and city dwellers alike, our guides are filled with all of the new and under-the-radar places and classic favourites, goop has discovered over the years.
Harrods FREE - The world’s finest department store brings the greatest international brands to iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. Browse daily updated luxury brand news, add in-store events to your iCal and discover the latest must-haves – wherever you are. In-store, navigate your way around 4,000 of the world’s most premium brands over 1 million square feet and 7 floors. Enjoy Harrods storied history and take an audio tour of points of interest. Create a virtual shopping list and enter a different world…
London Tube £0.69 - London Tube is the original and No. 1 selling application for getting around London. London Tube is a comprehensive guide to travelling through London. This application includes official subway maps. London Tube map is licensed from Transport for London (TfL).
FASHION WEEK CITIES: MILAN
Off to chic Italy, Milan Fashion Week is on from 18th - 24th September
Milan City Travel Guide FREE - At GuidePal we’re passionate about travel, and we believe that the only way to truly see and experience a city is to do it like a local. We grew tired of out-of-date, dull travel guides compiled by writers with no real experiences in the city and launched a mission to provide completely unbiased, constantly updated city guides, all crafted by people actually living in the city. Our intelligent and inspiring guides are created by a unique collaboration between city locals and leading travel journalist who handpick only the best their city has to offer. GuidePal provides an authentic, in-the-know experience all via the latest app technology. You see, it’s all about travelling like a local.
Milan Shopping Guide £0.69 - Whether you are looking for fashion, antiques, furniture, Milan will provide a huge choice. You will find the best places with our app.
Milan and More FREE - Being more than just a random collection of user reviews, Milan & More is a personal Trip Advisor, written by a local expert. It presents carefully selected in-depth background information of all sights of Milan. This includes what not to miss when visiting each particular sight and practical info on opening times, entrance fees, possibility of guided tours, etc. All available off-line!
Spotted by Locals city guides FREE - Bored with the usual tourist highlights in your travel guide? Our locals in 41 cities in Europe share their insider tips. 100% offline, 100% local, always up-to-date and up-to-season!
FASHION WEEK CITIES: PARIS
Rounding off all the fashion madness is Paris, from 25th September - 3rd October
Paris Food Markets £1.99 - Paris Food Markets is a great app for someone visiting Paris who wants to see and taste the flavor of this Great City. Paris is known as the 'City of Gastronomy' as well as 'The City of Light'. The French take 'The art of living' seriously. This app give you insights on how the people of Paris really live and eat. This app gives you a city map, displaying all the Arrondissements, or neighborhoods of Paris. The user can select the Arrondissement that he is interested in, the app then displays the Food Markets in that particular Arrondissement. The app also lets you know the hours of operation for each market, and the days and times of the week that the market is open.
TimeOut Paris FREE - Get Time Out’s guide to Paris: everything you would expect from the award-winning travel expert in a feature-packed app. Discover Paris without the worry of roaming charges as you browse the insider’s guide entirely offline (even the interactive maps and location services). Time Out understands there is more to a city than its landmarks. Keep the French capital’s museums, attractions, restaurants, bars, entertainment and nightlife at your fingertips, with lots of recommendations to help you get the most out of your time in the city. Simply bookmark your favourites and the app will help create your itinerary or let the app find your location and map the nearby venues.
Paris 2Go £1.49 - Getting around and informed in Paris has never been so easy and so much fun! - City Guide with Offline Map, Subway/Métro map and GPS - Over 900 wonderful articles, search 4,200 POI, find all the streets you need - Spot your location with passive GPS - No data-roaming, no wifi required
Musée du Louvre HD £1.49 - With this special iPad version of our official application, discover the Louvre and its finest masterpieces in high definition. From the pharaohs of Egypt to the treasure of Pompeii, from Greek mythology to French Romanticism, from the invention of writing to the coronation of Napoleon I, from Leonardo da Vinci to Eugène Delacroix, let the Louvre’s artworks guide you through thousands of years of art and history.