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9/18/2014: Daily Hotspots

Welcome to the brand new Coolspotters newsletter!

We hope you’re having a happy (and stylish) day! I’d like to welcome you to the new Coolspotters newsletter. Each day we will send you a list of what’s hot on Coolspotters.com. From clothes to handbags to celebrities to technology and more, Coolspotters has you covered for all of the latest and greatest hottest trends!

What’s Hot for Today?

Selena Gomez was spotted wearing this cardigan while out in Los Angeles.

Nicole Richie was spotted wearing this House of Harlow 1960 Wren Feather Collar Necklace.

Taylor Swift was spotted wearing these Levi’s 501 Original Selvedge Jeans on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Dakota Fanning was spotted wearing the Saint Laurent Paris 105 Dorsay Pumps.

Nastia Liukin was spotted rocking this Alice + Olivia Pout Poof Skirt.

Anna Kendrick was spotted wearing this Miu Miu Crystal Minaudiere With Chain Strap.

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Spotted on the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List

Editor’s note: Katherine Janiszewski is a new Fashion Intern at Fanzter, the makers of Coolspotters. Katherine has a passion for fashion and will be writing a series of posts here on the Coolspotters blog and welcomes your feedback. 

About a week ago Vanity Fair came out with its annual best dressed list, and of those on it some were expected, some you have never heard of and a few were nowhere to be found. In honor of the list I created one of my own. Three people I love, two who I was surprised by, and one that I feel is missing.

Three Loves

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

No, I have not just jumped onto the bandwagon of royalty obsession. Kate’s style is divine. She not only dresses like a princess when duty calls, but she knows how to dress as a commoner as well. This was on display for everyone at the Olympics when she frequented the games. She is one of the few that can go from a McQueen gown to a pair of jeans and look effortless in both. Kate never looks as thought she’s trying too hard. Too many in Hollywood fall into that trap too frequently. It’s one of the beauties of Kate. Her appearance on the best-dressed list is not a shock but it is well deserved.

 Kate Middleton and Whiteley Taupe Hat

Diane Kruger

I admit it: I have loved her since National Treasure. I have also loved her style that long. Similar to Kate, she is someone who looks great (and comfortable) in jeans or modeling in a Dior gown. I admire women who can move so easily between casual and evening. Some of my favorite looks of hers this year were at the Cannes Film festival in the Chanel blue dress and the Dior black and white gown. Both had full skirts that did not seem to consume her but were well proportioned with her frame. I admire her for knowing how to dress her body.

 

Léa Seydoux

This lovely lady is someone who I had to search for because, honestly, I didn’t really know who she was. But with a little bit of research and going through all of her spots I have to say I admire her style, along with her love of Prada. Although one of her best looks has to be the Elie Saab gown worn to the Berlinale Film Festival. It is elegant and it looks better on her then it did on the runway without the silly little belt. I love her style because it is hard to pin down, but that’s okay since she seems to pull off everything!

 

 

Two Surprises

 

Fan Bingbing

Undoubtedly this girl has got style. But to me her style looks a lot like costumes sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing extravagant gowns and outfits but it comes to a point when I would rather see a beauty like this wear more flattering garments, more often. She is well dressed (most of the time), I would be a fool to deny that but from where I stand I don’t see the best-dressed aspect.

 

Jessica Chastain

I have similar feelings to Fan as I do to Jessica. I do think she is well dressed but some things she wears don’t flatter her, as they should. Also she hardly ever “wows” me. Yet again I don’t doubt she has style, but for a best dressed list, I want to be wowed. When you are that gorgeous I want you to flatter your figure!

 

One Missing

 

Emma Stone

This girl is extremely versatile. She can go from a redhead to a blond and back again without missing a beat. She also has a style that does everything too. She is yet again one of the women I personally admire because she can move so well between casual and evening wear. So in between the stalking paparazzi and the photographers on the red carpet she looks good either way. I will reiterate that to me that is the mark of a best dressed. Unfortunately she wasn’t included this year but hopefully she will continue to prove herself.

  

No matter what, style is just based on your opinions! You might love these women or not but one of my favorite things about style, everyone has their own! That concludes my list, but feel free to disagree! I would love to hear your feedback!

Katherine Janiszewski ()
Fashion Intern

Who will download CoolPapers’ 10 millionth wallpaper?

We think it should be you. Read the full details over at Fanzter.

Aaron Weyenberg ()
Creative Director

The Coolspotters Holiday Gift Guide

Get a jump start on this year’s holiday shopping. Today we’re introducing our 3rd annual Coolspotters Holiday Gift Guide! We’re featuring the very best gifts for him, for her, and for the kids in your life. From clothing to jewelry to gadgets and toys, every product in our guide represents the very best products as spotted by our community and as influenced by your favorite celebs, movies, and TV shows.

Kate Hudson’s sunglasses for your sister? Cruz Beckham’s t-shirt for your nephew? Zac Efron’s jacket for your the man in your life? Coolspotters offers you a new way to find that perfect gift for that special person.

Have fun and happy shopping!!

Jennifer Maxwell ()
Senior Fashion Editor

Happy 2nd Birthday Coolspotters!

Happy 2nd Birthday Coolspotters

Two years ago today, Coolspotters was born.

When we launched Coolspotters, we had a simple goal — to build a community for real people, centered around their passions for fashion and popular culture. We wanted to make creating, discovering, and sharing content about your favorites products, brands, and celebrities fun and easy. We lifted the curtains on May 7, 2008.

Since launching we’ve grown from zero to over 600,000 unique users per month and over 4 million monthly pageviews. We are a fast growing, global community with users from almost every country in the world. We are one of the most active user-generated fashion sites in the world and many consider us to be to be the most definitive source for celebrity-related fashion anywhere.

We couldn’t have gotten to here without you. We’d like to thank everyone in the Coolspotters community for making the site so successful.

Here are a few of our favorite letters from the community:

“What I love about Coolspotters is that it provides a platform for everyday people to share and discover new products, and entertainment. It’s easy to use, it’s user-generated, and best of all it allows me to connect with people who share the same interests as me.”BBUser

“Coolspotters helps me achieve my true style. It allows me to purchase things that aren’t offered in my town. I have grown to make good friend through the site that I wouldn’t give up!”Kerbear585

“I’ve always been told that I have a knack for fashion – an uncanny way of identifying clothing by the designer. Coolspotters allows me to put my knowledge to good use and help others in their search for products. Someone is always wondering “what is Kristen Stewart is wearing?”, “who designed that handbag Serena carried in that last episode of “Gossip Girl”? Or “Where can I find clothes I liked in the ‘Twilight’ movies?” Not only can I help someone find what they want through Coolspotters, but other users lend their help too. You’ll find what you’re looking for here much faster than any other online source. Just like buying shoes, Coolspotters is easily addictive.”Cortni

We feel incredibly humbled to have such amazing and creative people using the site. Thanks to each and every one of you!

The last two years have been amazing but we’re just getting started. We’ve got an incredible product roadmap and we look forward to you joining us for the years ahead.

Love,
The Coolspotters Team

Aaron LaBerge ()
CEO & Co-founder

CoolPapers Serves One Million Wallpaper Downloads

CoolPapers, the ultimate wallpaper app for the iPhone and iPod touch, served its one millionth download today. Read our official post for more details.

Thanks to the entire Coolspotters community. We hope you’re enjoying the app!

Aaron LaBerge ()
CEO & Co-founder

Coolspotters Beta No More

To borrow a quote from the 1996 film Swingers, “Our little baby’s all grows up!” Having launched 22 months ago, and growing fast ever since, Coolspotters serves millions of pages each month, with visitors from every country in the world (yes, even Tajikistan).

Today we’re removing the “Beta” tag from Coolspotters. Removing “Beta” from the site simply means that you can expect the highest levels of reliability, support, and ongoing innovation. All of the credit for our growth goes to you – the most passionate, knowledgeable, and helpful collection of fashionistas and trendsetters anywhere.

Coolspotters has grown to become the definitive resource for discovering and buying the very latest celebrity fashion, style, and products. With tens of thousands of product & brand profiles, and the most complete directory of celebrities available anywhere, we are proud to offer Coolspotters as the resource it has become for people all around the globe.

Along with the removal of the Beta tag, we want to announce a couple new features:

First off, we recently launched a new Wallpaper section on Coolspotters. This section takes all of the incredible images you’ve uploaded and, through a little magic, enhances them perfectly for your iPhone and iPod touch. You can browse through these beautiful photos, rate them, leave comments, and even download them with our new CoolPapers app. You’ll never have more choices or more fun customizing the home screen of your iPhone or iPod touch.

Secondly, we’ve heard you loud and clear…you want Hairstyles! So, today, we’re announcing the addition of Hairstyles (styles, colors, lengths, cuts) to Coolspotters. Starting now, you can spot your favorite styles from movies and TV, or on your favorite celebs and public figures. You can get to this new section from our main navigation. Enjoy.

On behalf of everyone at Fanzter, I’d like to once again thank YOU, our community. Every day, you make Coolspotters what it is. It’s your site, so please continue to let us know how we can make it better.

Happy Spotting!

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Aaron LaBerge ()
CEO & Co-founder

Say Hello to CoolPapers!

All of us at Fanzter are excited to announce the launch of CoolPapers!

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Built for iPhone and iPod touch users who want to customize the home screen of their device from a library of over 50,000 images, CoolPapers is available for download on the iTunes AppStore starting today! Each photo is optimized for your device, and every user will enjoy the most extensive collection available anywhere of their favorite celebrities, models, movie posters, TV shows, cars, and much more. Every photo on CoolPapers comes from Coolspotters, the world’s top destination for discovering the fashion and style choices of today’s biggest celebs, so new images are added to CoolPapers daily! And for a one-time price of $2.99, users will have full access to every image on CoolPapers, with the flexibility of free and unlimited downloads.

You can also connect CoolPapers with Facebook to share your wallpaper downloads and view the wallpapers your friends have shared. You can instantly email wallpaper suggestions to friends and family. And if you know what you’re looking for, you can easily find wallpapers with CoolPapers’ search.

Check out CoolPapers and never have wallpaper envy again.

Cheers,
Eric

Eric Kirsten ()
EVP & Co-founder