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Viral Style: Laser Grooming, Digital Kisses, And A Justin Bieber Selfie App

A weekly roundup of what's happening at the intersection of tech and fashion.

by William Edwin Wright and Charlotte McManus
22 November 2013, 2:12pm

A weekly roundup of what's happening at the intersection of tech and fashion.

DESIGNER KISS TECH OF THE WEEK


Damn, it's only a few weeks left till Christmas - already stressing what you're going to get that special someone? I mean, people love designer things sure, but who has the money to splash all that $$$? No worries, Burberry has you covered--Burberry Kisses, the brand's digital partnership project with Google, has just been given a festive update just in time for the holidays. Capture and send a virtual imprint of your own IRL kiss URL - it looks uber-cute, and it won't cost you a penny, you cheapskate. The idea's all about promoting Burberry beauty products, as you can choose one of five lipstick shades to send your kiss in. The gold colours and Christmassy details of the reboot will get you and your lucked-out sweetie in the festive mood in no time. 

SURREAL FUTURE EDITORIAL OF THE WEEK


We're all over photographer Zeb Daemen's editorial for the new issue of Belgium-based DM Magazine this week. Teaming up with digital artists Uber & Kosher, models Frederik Meijnen and Jeroen Muylaert are dissected, warped and mirrored against a backdrop of 3D computer vectors, wearing threads like dark floral suiting and watercolour print separates. Nice. 

 
COUPLE-CONNECTING ACCESSORY OF THE WEEK
 

Okay, so maybe you're not sure about the Burberry Kiss as the perfect present for your other half. That's cool bro, check this out - if you get her a TapTap Wristband, you'll be able to stay connected to each other wherever you are. Engineering team Woodenshark have devised this silicon wearable tech accessory as a means of communicating without the need for a screen, utilising taps instead. One person simply taps their wristband, and the other person feels it through theirs via a built-in capacitive sensor and accelerometer - there are also LED lights that flash whenever you miss a tap or the device needs to be charged. The idea's nice if slightly creepy - kinda like the equivalent to being tapped on the shoulder when you're up to no good. 
 

FASHION COLLAB MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK
 

M.I.A.'s been pretty busy on the fashion scene lately, having created a spesh mixtape for Kenzo earlier this year, and also teamed up with Versace on a new Versus collection. So when we heard that M.I.A. was collaborating not just with Kenzo again but also i-D Magazine, we just knew it was gonna be big. As part of i-D's all-out online relaunch, they exclusively premiered MIA's new video 'Y.A.L.A.' (aka 'You Always Live Again' - take that, YOLO), which was made alongside Kenzo. The result? Trippy club visuals, sick A/W fashion pieces, super-saturated effects and a whole heap of bass. What's not to like?
 
BIEBER-BACKED APP OF THE WEEK
 
Yo, Bielebers, reckon you've got all J's merch down pat? The tees, the fragrance, the uh, pinata? Okay well, cool - I guess - but you still need to head to the iTunes store to download his latest venture, a new smartphone app. And guess what - it's all about SELFIES (go figure). Shots of Me operates as a social network that lets you share your fave selfies with your friends, as well as browsing the live selfie feed, 'liking' other selfies and sending PMs to chat with other people all about how great your selfies are. Created with $1.1 million of Justin's own dollah, developers RockLive say the app was created to take on Instagram, but without all the boring pictures of "coffee or salad". 
 
LASER-GUIDED GROOMING TOOL OF THE WEEK
 
With December coming up, no doubt many of you guys out there will soon be looking to shave off your Movember 'tasches. Why not do it in style? Philips' new product called the Beard Trimmer 9000 takes male grooming to the next level, upgrading a standard electric razor with cutting-edge (sorry) laser-guided technology to ensure perfectly sharp, precise lines at your choice of gradient setting. It's the first shaving device of its kind in the world, and with that whole sci-fi vibe you'll be trying out new styles every day.

William Edwin Wright and Charlotte McManus are creative director and editor at LOGO, respectively. LOGO is a London-based collective of stylists, photographers, designers, and directors specialising in making creative fashion content for the internet and beyond.

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