I just tried searching for “sewing” in the iTunes app store, and I got one hit that’s totally unrelated to sewing. Bummer. I’m trying to think of something useful that would be easy to write. A pattern or fabric stash manager, maybe?
Anyway, then I searched for “fashion” and I found a couple apps that I love, and both are free:
The PR people at Chanel rock! Who would have thought that a century-old Parisian fashion house that shuns sewing machines and prides itself on handwork (in the couture workrooms anyway) would develop an application for the iPhone? These people know exactly what a fashionista carries in her purse, apparently.
This is the main menu, you have the option of watching a short video, a slideshow (currently they’re showing the Paris-Moscow show), catching up on Chanel news, or locating a Chanel store. The best feature, IMO, is the slideshow: Looks and Accessories.
You scroll through the looks (major eye candy), and the cool thing is when you rotate your phone 90 degrees, you get detail shots for that look! Love. And it's very easy to share the pictures via email.
You already know that style.com is the source for checking out looks from current and past runway shows. Now you can access the latest shows when you are on the go, too.
The main menu will take you to pictures from various socialite/celebrity parties, fashion slideshows and videos, and their StyleFile blog.
Currently the Spring 2009 shows are available and it seems like most every designer is listed. You can read a little summary for the show and scroll through each look (no detail shots like the Chanel app, though). Every once in a while you get an advertisement, just like the website.
The StyleFile blog has several contributors and is kind of entertaining.
I hope there's gonna be more where these came from!