Friday, September 9, 2011

Very Pinterest-ing

Two weeks ago, a woman I met at a bridal shower asked me if I was familiar with “Pinterest.” I answered her honestly and said no.

Then, a few days later, Nina Garcia – Marie Claire fashion director – was tweeting about it on Twitter so my “interest” was piqued.

The first thing I did was request an invitation to become a member of the site, which at that point, I wasn’t even clear on what it did.  Also, due to exclusivity I assumed, it took almost four days for them to forward me the invitation and ability to actually access the site.

It seemed so élite – like walking up to the velvet rope at a club and being made to wait – but finally getting let in.

Now my curiosity was really intrigued and I still didn’t really know what the hell Pinterest was all about.

So l logged on, created an account, and immediately went to the FAQs.

According to the Pinterest website, it is a virtual pinboard which lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. “People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes,” states the website. 

Pinterest also says that you can browse pinboards created by other people and it is a fun way to discover new things and view pinboards created by other people who share your interests.

According to its site, Pinterest's  goal is to connect everyone in the world through the 'things' they find interesting. "We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests."
So I gave it a whirl.

I did a search for fashion and was able to select beautiful photos of Avant Garde creations; and anything fashion-related that held special meaning to me.

I have to be honest; I haven’t actually gotten hooked on this site, which is such a creative and wonderful concept.  However, I was not the first person on Facebook – I even just reactivated my account back in March – and still can barely tweet once a day – so I am not a real technophile.

But hopefully, I have fascinated you enough to check it out and come to your own “fashionating” conclusions.

1 comment:

  1. Hi friend! I'm glad you took a peek at pintrest! I'm gonig to find you and "follow" you :)

    See you in October!