Fashion, a click away

New fashion apps, offering constant style updates, surface as handy stylists.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 15, 2011 01:46 IST
Sandeep Verma
Sandeep Verma
Hindustan Times

If you are a tech savvy fashion follower, who is constantly looking for style updates, a host of new fashion and style applications can help you stay in tune with the latest trends. Here is the list of some free downloadable applications for your smart phones that can add a dash of éclat to your personality. And the bonus is that you don't have to hire a stylist for a whole new makeover.

Virtual Fashion Pro:
This software not only allows you to see what a model might look like in a garment, but also how the drapes would fall according to the type of fabric chosen. It's a blessing for designers, says Jai of designer duo Jai- Parvesh. "On a recent visit to LA, we came across Virtual Fashion Pro, which can definitely make life easy for designers, as they can now present their collections in a much more organised way to the buyers that are not physically present in the country," he said. Download from:-

Hair Master A flattering hairstyle can be the most important factor to make or break your image. "The Hair Master software can definitely play a major role in enhancing your looks. You could resort to some funky or classic hairdo and also experiment with the colour and texture of your hair to add spark to your overall personality," says makeup artist Suparna Trikha.

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Virtual Fashion Makeup: This is one of the first software to have 3D fashion tools that gives you access to a kit that professional makeup artists use. It includes all that you need -powder brushes, foundation brushes, eye and lip liners, eye shadows, and eyebrow pencils. Before you try a look on your face in practical, use this application to play on your face virtually and see if the specific look suits you or not. A set of masks guides you well while drawing lines on the smaller areas like lips.
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Calorie Tracker: What else can keep a better eye on your calorie intake than an application by legendary Lance Armstrong? This application tells you the calorie proportion of over 450,000 items that you could eat, hence, allowing you to choose your pick as per your diet plan and make sure there is no over dose of what one is allowed to eat. Going by Leena Mogre, who runs her own fitness academy, a person should get their body mass and fitness level assessed before charting out their diet and work out plans. "We have developed our own softwares that help us in assessing our client's fitness level and areas to concentrate on, thereby, giving them a worthy advice," she said.
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Other fashion apps to look out for: Style Advisor 4.0, Vhairstyle 1.0 and 123dressme.

First Published: Jul 14, 2011 17:19 IST