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Katy Perry On Red Carpet in Illuminated Dress By Cute Circuit

Cute Circuit, a wearable technology company, has made the red carpet in style. Katy Perry wore a beautifully designed illuminated gown to the the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4th. The dress has a colorful rotating pattern made from over 300 LED lights with an on-off switch hidden in the cleavage. Katy told InStyle that, “Fashion can be a little stuffy, so I wanted to lighten up.” Mission accomplished!

"Want more of those flashing lights? For a more dramatic disco effect, click the image below from JEZEBEL!"

Watch Katy Perry's Light-Up Dress In Action

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Tim Gunn's Fashion Critique of Female Comic Book Heroes

[Image from ComicMix.]

For all those with short attention spans, (like me), and want to get right to the Gunn - hang in there. I am going to try to make a point - I promise it will be short. If you just can't wait to see Tim Gunn, the video is after the break!

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WTF Moments in Fashion Tech History: Not Flavor Flav Edition

YEAH BOYEEEEE!!!

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Minx Nails for Easter - Celebrity Style

I walked by a nail salon in my neighborhood yesterday and saw they had Minx Nails! Minx, the latest in nail technology, are heat activated stickers cut to the shape and size of your nail. Celebs like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lil Kim, and Blake Lively love them! Supposedly,they last for up to 2 weeks on your hands and 3 -4 weeks on your toes. Hmmm.... we'll have to see if they can handle a week on this crafty girls hands.

I'll holla back and post a photo when I get them done. The hardest part for me is knowing what style to pick, they are all so freaking cool!

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Ada Lovelace Day! My Heroine: Jerry Cobb

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. Ada (seen above in a lovely lace gown) wrote the world’s first computer programs for the Analytical Engine, a general-purpose machine invented by, Charles Babbage - Way to go Ada!

I am celebrating this day by writing about one of my favorite women in technology, Jerrie Cobb (above posing next to the Mercury spaceship capsule) . Jerrie was the first woman picked to undergo the grueling astronautical space tests in 1960 to become an astronaut, but was never allowed to take flight into space simply because of her gender.

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Honor Women Around the World for International Women's Day 2010

The International Museum of Women's Women on the Map! allows you to pay tribute to the women who have made a difference in your life. You go to the site, enter in the woman's name you want to celebrate, her location, and email, and write about her. The result is a powerful visual representation of the vast, change-making impact women have on our world. Taking part is easy! To get started on your entry, click on their website, here.

See the woman-filled globe when you visit their page at www.imow.org/economica/stories/map. (image and links courtesy imow.org)

Via: Girls in Tech

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You've Come a Long Way, Barbie

What you are looking at here is the cover of Tricks with Makeup, a pamphlet published by Ladies' Home Journal circa 1940s. What would be the wisdom you may find within?

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Women Spend More Time Gaming Than Men! - Tiffany Lawson

Girls in Tech Conference(GIT) attendee looking surprised. Maybe they were learning about making money with online gaming? [photography: femmefotographie.com]

One of the hot topics of the GIT Conference was gaming. In the early gaming days, the majority of the players were male but that was because the developers were/are male. However, today women spend more hours per month gaming than men. In fact, the vast majority of this is due to online gaming (like Facebook and Yahoo Games). This online gaming industry is mainly women between the ages of 35 - 45 and the console players are not far behind with 40% being women with the average age being 32 (see chart below). This is a big change over the past 10 years. There is a lot of growth in this area for women because men do not know what women want or what peaks their interest.

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Luxury Mobile Phones for the Rock-n-Roll Lifestyle

Yet another luxury phone is coming to market. The Italian fashion house Versace plans to introduce its first in a line of mobile phones to the public in May. The phone will cost around $5,000 and according to their press release, will be crafted to the client’s expectations with the highest quality of materials such as leather. (ZDNet) Designed in collaboration with with ModeLabs, who creates tailor-made handsets for brands like Tag Haur and Dior, Versace follows in the heels of luxury branded mobile phones from Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani.

Luxury phones, such as these, are in high demand in Asia, Russia, and the Middle East, but honestly this launch just feels like hype. I guess if you have billions of dollars it makes sense to have a phone that represents your status and lifestyle, but I think telecom companies and manufacturers can do better than flashing up the exterior with leather and ice.

Of all the luxury phones on the market so far, Prada and LG win the golden ticket.

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Rihanna Shows off her Laser Shoulder Pads at the 2009 AMA's

What goes with an outfit made out of white leather straps? Laser shooting shoulder pads, of course!

If you missed Rihanna's performance of "Wait Your Turn" at the 2009 AMA's you can see the video on YouTube.

Photo via: SingersRoom

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