artificial intelligence in fashion (part two: a first step)

In my recent post, “artificial intelligence in fashion (part one: brainstorming)“, I produced a list of big ideas on how machine learning and artificial intelligence may be applied to the fashion industry. I addressed sizing, marketing, and design activities when brainstorming this list. This post doesn’t specifically cover an artificial intelligence solution, but it lays […]

go to a damn tailor!

Let’s face it, transgender women often experience a difficult time finding clothes that fit perfectly. (But then, doesn’t every woman?!?). For example, my particular problems are: I usually need plus-sized blouses to enable fit around my chest and shoulders, but then the blouses generally appear unflatteringly wide around my waist. While I usually buy dresses […]

artificial intelligence in fashion (part one: brainstorming)

Brainstorming as usual: Fashion dictums involve many IF-THEN-ELSE rules. One can convert this into a decision engine (inference engine). User specifies their body shape, and a recommendation engine selects suitable clothing for them, taking into account the user’s tastes. Upload an image of a dress you want to buy, and specify the dress’s given size. […]

weekly transwoman-friendly fashion roundup (#1 – introduction)

Today I initiate a new series, a weekly roundup of fashions I’ve become enamored with during the week. I particularly focus on the needs of transwomen in my survey, as transwomen generally stand taller than the average woman, generally fill more space, carry diminished hips, and sport broader shoulders. With each recommendation I’ll state why […]

reconstructing my life from scratch (part #1: radical kindness, and dresses)

As expressed previously on this blog (see “the trick to changing your gender…”), I habitually reconstruct my life. This skill proved essential to my public transition and continually issues economic dividends. I now stand at an inflection point where I need to reinvent myself again from scratch. You see, the last five years delivered unprecedented […]

seatbelt

As a woman, I operate my driver’s side seatbelt differently than previously. In the past I quickly reached across my chest with my right hand and grabbed the device. But now my clothes constrict my movement slightly more, and I therefore find it easier to first reach up with my left hand to grasp the […]