tech gear

Christian Louboutin meets Silicon Valley

Christian Louboutin has taken some inspiration from our home turf; Silicon Valley. In the San Francisco Bay Area’s Southern Penninsula and South Bay, Silicon Valley is the heart of the tech world. Christian Louboutin happens to be the heart of the designer shoe industry in present time. It is only natural that the top of the shoe game and the top of the high tech game would meet and fuse together.

Christian Louboutin’s new shoe design looks like the inside of a computer. (Christian Louboutin took his inspiration from a computer chip!) This high tech shoe design is perfect for any Silicon Valley Fashionista. Of course, the colors and fabrication make it the perfect way to dress up any California Casual ensemble typically found in a high tech company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Love that!

What do you think of Christian Louboutin’s new, high tech inspired shoe?


Sticky Skins review: Taking a laptop from drab to fab

How many times have you looked at your laptop and wished it was just as fashionable and fabulous as you? Sticky Skins has solved this problem with easy to use adhesives which can be applied to a laptop in order to reflect the users’ personality. There are hundreds of Sticky Skins to choose from and they are made for almost every tech product you can possibly think of including the iPad, iPhone, Wii and more.

We decided to dress up a laptop with a wavy design that reminded us of the amazing Pucci prints we love so dearly. There are two types of Sticky Skins for laptops; Macbook sized Sticky Skins and Universal Laptop Sticky Skins. Although we have a 15” Dell, we applied a Macbook Pro 15 in “Swirly Stripes” sample designed by redadditiction to our laptop.

Sticky Skins provides easy to follow instructions on the back of their packaging. We carefully peeled the Sticky Skins from the packaging and placed it on the top of the Dell laptop to see how it would fit. The Macbook Pro 15 Sticky Skin was a bit too big so we took a pair of scissors and attempted to cut it down in order to fit our laptop. The scissors made an uneven cut so we decided to try a sharper, more precise Zacto knife. Perfect!

After we sized the Sticky Skins to fit our laptop, we applied it according to the instructions on the back of the packaging and voila! Our laptop went from drab to fab in a matter of fifteen minutes from start to finish! After all, our laptop should be just as fashionable on the outside as it is on the inside; after all, it does contain hundreds of fashion photos and articles 

To learn more about Sticky Skins, please visit their website at

*Bay Area Fashionista’s tips:

  1. If you need to size down your new Sticky Skins, use a Zacto knife or similar cutting tool in order to make an even cut.
  2. It is easier to cut the Sticky Skins if one person holds the Sticky Skins in place and one person cuts.

Acme Made Lombard Sleeve for Mac is fabulous and practical!

Bay Area based Acme Made has done it again! The laptop, camera and lunch case company has designed a MacBook sleeve, the Lombard Sleeve, which not only protects your MacBook from the world, it looks fabulous and on-trend for 2011.

The Lombard Sleeve has a pretty antic design which is soft white and black with purple interior. This makes the Lombard Sleeve easy to wear with spring 2011’s bright and bold colors as well as the all-white trend. Since the fall 2011 runways are close to being over, we also know that colors, especially red, are not going anywhere.

Another trend from the fall runways is wearing black and white in the form of large color blocks, or wearing a black top with white bottoms; or vice-versa. The Lombard Sleeve will easily compliment an outfit that is black and white for fall as well as full of color, without clashing.

Most sleeves need to be tucked into a tote or held like a large clutch. The Lombard Sleeve by Acme Made comes with a handy shoulder strap that is detachable, allowing the sleeve to be worn as a laptop case or slipped inside a larger tote. The Lombard Sleeve is made for the MacBook Pro in either 13” or 15” sizes.

For more information about the Lombard Sleeve by Acme Made, please visit

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Photos: c/o Acme Made Lombard Case. $49.95 at Photos: Bay Area Fashionista