Got a closet bursting at the, er, seams full of clothes, but in order to avoid the scary mess crammed in the back, you repeat the same outfits over and over...only to be left wondering if they hit the right note of chicness? Style salvation could well be at hand starting today with the beta launch of ClosetCouture.com. This clever new fashion-oriented social network is centered around virtual closets and combines styling advice about what to do with what's actually lurking in your closet plus helpful suggestions on what you still need and where to get it.
First fill your online closet with pix of clothing and accessories from your actual closet, and then click on Dressing Room to create fresh new looks. "Making do with what you have is especially important in this economy," says Closet Couture Founder and CEO, Christine Elia. "Closet Couture is specifically designed to help you shop smart by making sure the new items you buy will complement your personal style and existing clothes."
Share your wardrobe with your fashionista friends or the site's expert stylists for their two cents on what to wear, and how to wear it. Find some holes in your closet? Their in-house marketplace of retail partners like Kirna Zabete.com, Hollywould, Cali's PresseBoutique.com, Il Primo Passo, Palm Beach's House of Lavande, and Vivre.com make it easy to go shopping (or add stuff to your Wish List).
Other helpful features include:
- Fashion Calender to help you can track what you're wearing where, to avoid being caught too often in the same outfit
- Packing Lists to help keep you organized on the road, with an added benefit of a visual checklist to prove what was in your luggage when it was lost en route...now pay up for the lost bag, Airlines!
- Forums to find out about trends, helpful hints, and fab free advice from their roster of insiders (the Advisory Board includes Constance Klein, Philippe Soussand, Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti, Karen Salmon, Andrei Marinescu & Paul Woods)
- Stylist Marketplace where you can hire a real editorial stylist to help you pull an outfit together for an event, a trip, monthly maintenance, or even a complete closet overhaul
Join for free at ClosetCouture.com.
- Lesley Scott
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