I recently learned of a fun new website called StyleSays, an online community where you can shop and share with your friends. I had the opportunity to ask it's founder Jess some questions.
1. Tell us about StyleSays and how this site got started.
StyleSays is a place for friends to meet up online and shop together. Shoppers can make wishlists, save items from all of their favorite stores, and chat with friends all at the same time. We are actually making it possible for friends to shop together online even if they aren't in the same room or city. We began working on a shopping site last June that allowed people to share clothing they liked with others. We realized that when people go shopping in real life they don't try on a dress and then ask hundreds of strangers for an opinion, they ask their closest friends. So we opened StyleSays in September to let people shop with their close, trusted friends.
2. How do you go about using StyleSays?
The best way to get started is by making an account and adding items to your collection. Just scroll over an item and the Say It button will appear, click it and the item will be added to your collection. After adding a few items from StyleSays it's really fun to drag and drop our bookmarking button to your browser toolbar so you can add items from all of your favorite sites. Make sure to invite friends to chat with while you're browsing all these items and planning your next purchase.
3. What is your background? Have you always been interested in fashion?
I'm originally from Oklahoma where I grew up on a farm. I came to California to study environmental science, so fashion is a new passion for me. It's an entirely new world and I feel like it's changing everyday, especially as become more widespread online.
4. How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style definitely reflects my demeanor. I'm pretty monotoned but throw in quick one-liners that you have to be listening for to catch. I like to wear comfortable, non-descript outfits with hints that say I might actually know what I'm doing. To be fair I do enjoy splashes of color, as you can see on my profile. Who doesn't love a little attention?
5. What is next for StyleSays?
We're building some awesome new features that will make StyleSays a lot more personalized for each shopper. There is also an iPad app in the works.
6. Anything else you'd like to share?
We're constantly doing giveaways for our Facebook fans and shoppers. We have a great giveaway going with Chloe Loves Charlie for some hot accessories to spice up your fall wardrobe. You can enter by 1) visiting www.StyleSays.com 2) connecting to Facebook 3) and choosing the friend you'd like to win the prize with. Unlimited entries so be sure to enter with a few friends. If you'd like to know more about StyleSays feel free to email me at anytime, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, Jess! Head over to StyleSays's blog to see an interview with me!