I listed this first because Dior had unfortunate timing with their announcement. The appointment of Raf Simons as Creative Director for Christian Dior was major news until five minutes later when Facebook announced that it was buying Instagram for 1 BILLION DOLLARS! I know.
I am really happy that after a year of turmoil Dior is finally able to look to the future again. I'm excited because I know Raf has a very streamlined vision for how to dress women and it has always been appropriate for the office. I was secretly thrilled when he stated that he is definitely looking to get out of his comfort zone and delve into the romantic history of the Dior woman. I can't wait for his first collection! Congratulations to both Raf and Christian Dior!
This was great news for everyone without an iPhone. I joined the Instagram craze in the summer of 2011, and didn't become a dedicated user until I realized how fun and easy it was to integrate it into my blog back in September of 2011. At the time, Instagram was less than a year old. My favorite thing about Instagram is that you can photograph ANYTHING and work with people you've never met on projects like PhotoADay or DayInTheLife and since I started my 365 Project - that I need to update - it has been great to have the ability to use another medium other than just my P&S or SLR. And now it's available to users without an iPhone, too!
Angry Julie has some amazing tips here for all new and old users and what will get you unfollowed pronto.
That's right $1,000,000,000.00. Why? Because they can. I don't have a Facebook page for my blog. I tried to have one and then I realized that Facebook is just as much work as the blog itself and there were already other platforms I could use for things that don't make it to my blog. What am I doing now? If it has to do with my blog and it might be interesting, I post my status on Twitter. What photos am I saving for inspiration? I pin those to Pinterest where I have multiple boards for home decorating, mostly potato recipes and the Duchess of Cambridge. Did I see something cool today and photograph it? I probably used Instagram. What did I wear today? It's on my blog! For the few weeks that I had a Facebook page, I realized that I would post a blog, then Tweet the blog that I had posted, and post the link on Facebook. Well, Twitter added my Tweet to my Facebook feed and Facebook tweeted the link for me! Then I would add my favorite of the blog photos to my Outfits Album on Facebook. See where I am going with this? I'm so sorry to everyone I annoyed.
What do you think of all the news this week?
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