Geek Chic: Glam Up Your Gadgets
There comes a point in every woman's life when she is handed the ultimate gadget or newest piece of technology and she smiles from ear to ear. Then, in the next moment, she stops and wonders to herself what in the world she can possibly do to make it look chic. Let's face it, the gadget in itself may be cool, but the ways of toting it around are limited, at least if you'd like to have some sort of style. And, while black never goes out of style, that plain black laptop bag just isn't cutting it for you anymore. Take a look at some of my chic geek girl gadget finds that will have all of your friends drooling!
I’m loving these hip laptop bags from j’tote – especially the Melania bag – which is incredibly swoon-worthy. Seriously, when have you ever seen a laptop bag with this much class? It is made with the softest organic leather, and the design is simply gorgeous.
Toss aside the boring white ear buds that came with your iPhone, pick up a pair of these sparkly chicBuds and show off your style. I own the black pair, which is embellished with pink Swarovski crystals, and I get asked about them almost everywhere I go. I love the retractable cord so they don’t get tangled up in the jungle that is my purse!
London-based Violet May has released their delicate but fantastic Blackberry purses, made of sting-ray patterned leather with snakeskin print trim. Not only can you carry your Blackberry in style, but you can even choose from one of 3 taglines to be embossed in gold in the inside. My personal favorite is “Never Knowingly Underdressed”.
While it’s not quite an accessory – I love the style of the Vivienne Tam HP Mini 1000. Called a “digital clutch” it actually made its debut on the runways last fall during fashion week! It is covered with Red Peonies for a style that is completely China chic, has a 10” display and weighs in at under 3 lbs! You don’t even need a laptop bag for something this small!
I always think of Carrie’s phone in Sex and the City when I see any chic gadgets – remember how she had her phone all blinged-out? I was in college at the time, and I actually hand glued crystals all over my phone, in a pattern and colors that I loved. Before long, I saw the same style popping up all over campus. The moral of the story? Gadgets can be trendy. How do you achieve geek chic? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!