awesomize.me: The First Business Intelligence Report Leveraging the Power of Rating and Community

In today’s environment, the easiest question to ask and sometimes the hardest to answer is “What’s the ROI?”  It is so commonplace that some people even use “ROI” as a metric in their personal lives! But I digress.  What I am really trying to tell you is that almost any good marketer or media person knows that you need analytics to measure the effectiveness of your strategies and tactics.  At a minimum, we all want to know who’s the coolest kid on the block or what is the new “it” thing.  So without further adieu, I give you  Awesome Analytics  – our first business intelligence report.

Our preview version of Awesome Analytics easily shows you the most awesome folks in 5 market segments –  people, company, product, service, and question categories searched and viewed on awesomize.me. Below is our November’s Awesome Analytics. You can click on each link to see the top people, companies, products, services, and questions awesomzied (rated) by the community for each category. Read more of this post

Worn Magazine Issue 2 Launch Party tonight

Hope you read my previous coverage on this exciting magazine which is about to awesomize and fashionaize Awesome Washington DC.

They have another party tonight. Join Worn + 10 local DJs to celebrate the launch of Issue 2!!

U Street Music Hall
1115A U Street NW
Washington, DC

Tonight from 8pm to1am Read more of this post

Worn Magazine to Fashionize Awesome Washington, D.C.

I attended the 2nd issue launch party of Worn Magazine on Saturday night.  The event was hosted by Ada Polla, one of our Awesome Washingtonian of the day and Alchimie Forever‘s boss at their studio in Georgetown.

As a technologist, this is the first time I am covering a fashion related subject that I barely know anything about. So, my apology to those fashion maniacs  for writing the story brief. Although, I love fashion and truly enjoy watching fashionable women, but when it comes to the space. I am clueless. So, here we go…

My first impression of the concept behind Worn Magazine: As I’ve been trying to Awesomize Washington, DC with my Awesome DC, Worn tries to Fashionize the city with their awesome art, fashion, and photography techniques 🙂

Worn Magazine was founded by  fashion blogger, LA girl Nicole Aguirre earlier this year. The magazine is also supported in part by a 2010 Young Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. With their basic black, white and red color scheme,  their art, fashion, photography is pretty creative and original – in particular for Awesome Washington, DC. Read more of this post

Awesome iPhone Apps for Fashion

1. Awesome App by Individual Designer


Apps by individual designers are, by and large, roughly the same. Each generally offers runway photographs and video footage, a slideshow of the current season catalog, a news feed, some background history about the designer and a store locator. Read more of this post

Now I know Why Washingtonian Women Are Smoking Hot


I have lived and worked in many countries and cities. For some reason,  I  always found the Washingtonian women more  attractive compare to the ones  from other cities and countries.  I think I finally found out why – majority of them are in their late 20’s and low 30’s.

According to a  new research I just read on the  telegraph online, women in their late 20s and early 30s are considered more attractive than fresh-faced eighteen and nineteen year olds. The findings, from a survey of the opinions of over 2,000 men and women, found that beauty was as much rooted in personality as appearance.  Beauty was defined as being confident by 70 per cent of respondents, having good looks by 67 per cent and being stylish by 47 per cent.

Well! We got ton of them here in awesome Washington, D.C. Frankly, not sure this is a  good thing for Washingtonian women or not.

Given the large quantity of the women in D.C. between the age of 28 and 35, all smoking hot and mostly with great personality, we, men certainly have a tough time to pick  one. I mean think about it – how can we choose only one or even two? Read more of this post

eBay Fashion App built to serve the Washingtonian Babes


As if the Washingtonian babes needed yet another excuse to shop, there is also an App for that  – The eBay Fashion. It has features that offer real value to eBay’s fashion shoppers, without treading on the gimmicky.

The online auction house’s app is free on iTunes and is integrated with PayPal, so you can browse through millions of listings to buy new, designer, and vintage clothes, shoes, and accessories wherever you are, whenever you want.

The app gives you access to eBay’s listings in the fashion category, as well as the “Fashion Vault,” eBay’s version of Gilt Groupe, a site that offers a mix of designer luxury goods for up to 70% off retail prices beginning at noon ET every weekday.

Here are some of the main features: Read more of this post

Greater Washington Clothing Swap


You got clothing you want to get ride of or swap? Here is the opportunity.

Frances Reimers and PDB GROUP VENTURE invite you to The Greater Washington Clothing Swap.

Attendees must bring at least five items to swap. Tax donation slips provided by Goodwill of Greater Washington will be given to each participant.

Continuing the spirit of sharing, Swap attendees are also asked to bring at least two nonperishable items that will be given to the Capitol Area Food Bank. Read more of this post

Washington DC Finding Fashion Inspiration From the Bottom Up


by
Kamran Abdi
If you haven’t been in Georgetown or Mazza Gallerie for a while, I suggest you make the trip this weekend. I am glad I was dragged into the two areas by a friend last weekend after eight month. Ton of new stores have opened.  DC is certainly showing signs of a cutting-edge fashion leap where the kitten heel meets the pavement.

The independent boutiques are strutting in with hot, sassy footwear that truly seems revolutionary. It’s all the more impressive because it’s happening in fashion-challenged Washington, D.C., not New York or Italy. read more…

The 4th Annual Fashion For Paws Runway Show With The Italian Ambassador


by Elias Shams
Upcoming happening for those Washingtonians into Fashion and interested in meeting up with the Italian Ambassador in DC!

The 4th annual Fashion for Paws runway show next month at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC. The even is to benefit the Washington Humane Society.

Fashion for Paws is a high caliber, one of a kind luxury brand event that infuses the nation’s capital with high end fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP’s, fashion and animal lovers alike. They feature sixty well-known personalities as the hot models, with many escorting fashionably dressed dogs down the runway. Designer doggie couture will be ready-to-wag spring 2010. Read more…