Rebecca Black Thia Megia and Everyone in Between?

We’re all fans of American Idol here at Rag Trade Disciples. So much, in fact that we jumped for joy when this season’s Idol lowered the age bar for auditions and allowed 15 year olds to compete. This season had tons of great youngsters on its roster that at one point included tons of 90s babies including 16-year olds Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Brett Loewenstern and tons others that didn’t even make it to the top 24 :: sigh::

So with all this 16-year old success, we are wondering are the Rebecca Black’s and Justin Bieber’s of the world the new dawn of pop music?

Chime in below.

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Google Launches Fashion Website

Google announced, the launch of their fashion website Boutiques.com. The website allows shoppers to create profiles of their personal style, likes and dislikes. The site then categorizes each shopper’s style based on these results.

If you are wondering where and how a site like this could be of interest to Google, it’s probably because Boutiques.com uses the same smart algorithms as Google to enrich SEO. For instance, a shopper can scroll though “boutiques” of other users, and “like” articles of clothing within a collection. This information is used to create and predict shoppers preferences, to suggest items of clothing they might be interested in from retailers from around the world.

The website also creates a collection of inspiration looks to support each clothing category. If you are searching for skinny jeans, the site will gather inspiration looks from sites like lookbook.nu, polyvore, and weardrobe.com to help you find the perfect look.

This site is nothing less than the Google equivalent to the uber fashionista. Leave a comment below– is this new Google site a “like” or a major “dislike”?

And Then There Was the Girl With Two First- Names:

Chanel Iman, Spotlighted

 

         Her skin, soft and delicate the color of grandma’s pumpkin pie. Her nose and mouth , are that of an ethnic beauty. Long hair dark as night, trails down her back as she prances down the runway.

           In a way she’s a mere 2-years-old. The exotic bombshell, Chanel Iman, pranced her extravagantly luxurious lower limbs in the Fall 2006 Fashion Week, down the runways of Dolce & GabbanaIssey MiyakeMarc JacobsValentinoDsquaredHermèsMichael KorsOscar de la Renta–just to name a few. Born to a half-Korean mother, and an African American father, Chanel Iman, is a bit of old news to the Rag Trade Industry–as we felt it only necessary to spotlight her, as she exemplifies everything that is fierce.

    This Culver City diva has been already compared to the African-American heavyweights of the industry by being compared to Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Beverly Johnson.

       With both of her size 9 stillettos placed firmly on the grounds of the industries’ most elite designers, this runway cougar, has a lot of integrity and greatness in her near future.