The Boardroom: 1,200 Pairs of Shoes, Shopping + More

August 3, 2011

Poker Queen Antes Up 1,200 Pairs of Shoes [MSNBC – Today TV Show (Video)]
Live vicariously through poker pro, Beth Shak’s, obsession with designer shoes in this video interview. “When I have poker winnings, the first thing I treat myself to is a new pair of shoes.” She’s obviously had a lot of winnings. For more on Beth, check out her site.

New Site Unveils Visual Search [WWD]
At, simply drag and drop runway, celebrity, street style and community images you like from their vast database into the search bar and “Voila!” results reveal where to buy those goods. Visual intelligence technology is a new way to search on the web.

The Retail Trend That’s Busting Budgets [HuffPostStyle]
Flash sale sites like Gilt Groupe, Ideeli, HauteLook and Rue La La are rekindling a shopping frenzy. “Shoppers on these sites are often overly focused on the hunt and bargain, and under-focused on their need for the product”.

The Girls of Google+: Where Are They And Why Does It Matter [Forbes]
An early assessment of Google+, the new kid on the social block, plus debunking common myths. “Women outpace men across all (social) networks other than LinkedIn…”

Tim Gunn Thinks Hilary Clinton Is ‘Confused About Her Gender’ [Styleite]
This fashion insider and Project Runway mentor was not shy sharing his opinions on a recent taping of George Lopez Tonight.

Addressing Fashion’s Intellectual Property Conundrum [BoF]
“Designers should not have to compete with copies of their own work…” testify acclaimed designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, on Capitol Hill.

4 Mistakes Women Make At The Office [Oprah]
Simple and effective tips, “Women feel the need to ‘earn’ a higher salary, whereas men believe they ‘deserve’ a higher salary…”.

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  • Kristina, great blog post. I was drawn to your Forbes article about the Girls of Google+ because I am one of those few women the article mentions who is active there. I am loving it and my guess is that since the beta format was invitation only and Google was testing it, the invites went to the tech community which is overrepresented by men. I think it will even out over time. I think it’s format (no limit on post size) and ease of posting videos, photos and links, and the circle concept actually support feminine forms of communicating and connecting. Thanks for sharing.

    As for your other links, I am not a fashonista but I like clothes and like to look good and feel good in what I wear. I went to your services page and was thrilled to learn about what you do, especially since you work virtually! I would love to talk to you about what you do.

  • Corporate Fashionista

    Laurie – Thanks so much for sharing your insights on the Google+ article. I was thinking the same thing about the invites. Good to know! I’m a newbie myself, so I was thrilled to hear you’ve had such a positive experience with it. Love what you said about, “it supports feminine forms of communicating and connecting”. It makes me want to delve into this platform further. If you would like to find out more about what I do then please feel free to contact me here: