women’s style recommendation with artificial intelligence (part #1)

Introduction We know several basic style “rules” (ha!) based on body shape: Skirts: “Apple” Body Shape: IF body shape is apple AND skirt has front zipper THEN don’t wear IF body shape is apple AND skirt has side zipper THEN wear IF body shape is apple AND skirt has no zipper THEN wear “Rectangular” Body […]

why I didn’t suicide this morning

I’m publishing this strategy because maybe it will help someone else survive in the future: I feel an intense psychiatric compulsion to suicide every time I experience romantic heartbreak. It’s simply part of my bipolar disorder (which I improve management of everyday). Usually I’m well adept at handling these situations and moving quickly out of […]

mathematical coolhunting

I aim to become the Timothy Leary of data scientists! Intuitive coolhunting scales poorly. Here’s some math to help fix that problem: Axioms of cool Five axioms enable us to mathematically model cool: No one is intrinsically cool, individuals simply channel it. Ability to temporarily hold coolness varies by individual. Coolness naturally flows into some […]

encoding fashion rules into mathematical data structures (part one)

As we build our fashion recommendation engine, we seek rules to populate it with. With few exceptions (e.g. [1]), we find these rules encoded in prose or infographic form, rather than a semantic web form suitable for computation. For example, [2] provides written advice on dressing fabulously for a “rectangular” women’s body type. The writers […]

celebrating myself this Valentine’s Day

No significant other shares their life with me, a fact that usually annoys me on Valentine’s Day. This year I decided not to fuss about it, choosing instead to celebrate my healthy love for myself. So I’m wearing cute Valentine’s Day lingerie for my own joy. Girls, if you find yourself single next Valentine’s Day, […]

ten ways to deliver class (part #1)

“Class” strategically combines humility with knowing you stand a cut above the masses. And now we begin writing about class. “Class” is: Knowing when to lead and performing it gracefully. Knowing when to follow and performing it gracefully. Returning your shopping cart to the requested place. Realizing the full humanity in those who serve you […]

flaunt those legs girl!

Transgender women typically sport great legs, due to pre-HRT (hormone replacement therapy) muscle development combined with post-HRT muscle shaping. The result stands out! So flaunt those legs girl! I never wear pants. And remember that high heels will further accentuate your legs! For tips and video on successfully living in heels see my post “the […]

weekly transwoman-friendly fashion roundup (#2 – body shape)

Welcome back ladies! Last week I introduced this series and proposed some garments that I believe address the specific needs of many transgender women’s bodies. But then I realized we need to step back to basics; that I need to educate readers a bit. So before we continue with fashion and style recommendations, I thought […]

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 […]

make an intent board

Optimism is a skill. A simple exercise that strengthens your focus and direction involves creating an “intent board”, also called a “dream board” or a “vision board”. These serve me well in life! Basically, you make a poster, or in my case a Pinterest board, called “Intent” and fill it with images that speak to […]