Thursday, April 24, 2008

Why an iPhone is not for the fashionista - The iPhone review for the fashionables

Amidst all the craze and obsession surrounding the over-hyped iPhone, it has to be made clear right here, right now that the iPhone is not an accessory for fashionistas. Here are 3 reasons why you don’t need an iPhone.

Look & Feel
It’s a known fact that the iPhone manufacturers, Apple, is widely recognized for its sleek and forward designs. The iPhone is not an exception. BUT it’s not designed for a fashionista or a stylish woman. The size and shape itself speaks volume – literally. It’s probably going to fit a large tote but not your party clutch. One may argue that the Dolce & Gabbana Motorola RAZR is nearly the same size. The iPhone however is not as stylish or “blessed” by any fashion gurus.

Functions & Features
It’s funny how there is so much hype around the so-call brilliant, first-of-its-kind functions and features that iPhone offers. When you drill down to the hard core basics, iPhone offers just about everything else that any current cell phones offers. In fact, some Nokia’s are even better than iPhone. Alright, say you want to catch the latest Vogue Fashion on Demand podcast – you don’t need an Apple to do that. Wanna take a picture of you in your new Roberto Cavalli dress? Too bad the iPhone’s 2 megapixels won’t capture the finer details of the fabric and how nicely it falls on you.

It’s a statement icon – for Techies
Fashion is all about statement, which is why style is about choosing the RIGHT statement. So when it comes to phone, the statement for the fashionables is to support our friends like Miucca Prada or Dolce and Gabbana for their efforts in co-producing a sleek touch screen or a loud golden phone. It’s not about trying to jump on a bandwagon of mostly guys who happen to love their free company t-shirts and have an obsessive impulse to flick, swipe, and stare at their iPhones.

If you are looking for a new cell phone with great functions and goes well with your wardrobe, try looking at some of Motorola’s or LG’s. Not necessarily pointing to their D&G and PRADA phones, but also other models that they offer such as Motorola Z9 or LG Glimmer, giving you both great features and display and most importantly – a complete look that is both glamorous and stylish!

If you have to splurge, you don't have to read this and just look one way - Vertu.


Zeekco said...

Haha.. interesting review bout the iphone! fashion critic aside, well, i did post a review on iphone whether if i should get it since im runnig out of space in my ipod and in need a new phone. but after considering the pros and cons of the phone, i've decided to get a ipod touch instead and wait a while longer for better features in the iphone. (better camera resolution, gprs, etc etc)

Vronique said...

Hi RB,

My colleague's got an iPhone and she hates the un-functionality of the buttons. Forces you to relearn the whole finger tapping routine. should really check out the hideous gowns (gowns?) the celebs wore for the Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NY. Look at them and you'll know what I mean. I think Ellen Barkin and Julia Roberts exuded the most style and SENSIBILITY....go to and click on the party line slideshow. You have been warned!

: ) WL

meow said...

Hi Zeekco,

Thanks ;-)

Although I must admit that I wouldn't recommend anyone to get the iTouch.

It's like getting an iPhone -- but not really.

It's like you could've paid nearly the same price for an iPhone -- but not really.

It's like you bought an iTouch -- when you could've just bought an iPhone, looks exactly the same, but has more functionality.

iPhone probably wouldn't announce any new functions & features soon as they will be releasing a developers package this summer.

But hey, people will still think you got a cool iPhone ;-)

meow said...


Your friend hates the "buttons" on her iPhone?

Yeah, the Costume Galas are always a circus - it's when celebs can look themselves and be passed off as adventurous. But this year theme is rather cute - Superheroes! And yes, I agree with NyMag that Zac Posen looks the best with his comic book colors :-)

Hey, if you read NyMag...I guess you must know the Fug Girls as well

AL said...

Babe, did I tell you I'm using an iPHONE?! Oh well, I'm no fashionista, but I'm loving the phone by the days!!! :-p Not a necessity, but definitely an accessory~