The Fashion Design Tool I Once Loved


LOOKLET - I don’t know if you guys still knows this fashion tool I’m going to talk about. Their website was once www. looklet. com and now it’s www.looklet.biz. It’s heartbreaking (you’ll know the reason later).

For those who aren’t familiar with Looklet, it was once an open-source/social networking site for those who love styling clothes and playing with everything about fashion. Looklet is more like a realistic “paper doll” where you can put clothes and other fashion accessories on real (when I say real, I mean a real person) models. It was fun and addictive! I myself invested a lot of time playing around and practicing my so-called skills in fashion styling. It was fun until the people who run it, ruined it. I apologize for the term ruin, but that’s the effect I’m really seeing now. The creators of Looklet decided to sell the program itself to businesses in the fashion industry. It’s reasonable, but I think it would be much better if they stayed that way – a social networking site for fashion lovers.

Social media is the THING today. It’s BIG. They shouldn’t have removed that advantage they already had. Back when Looklet was still fun, you can name your own creations and share it somewhere. Other users can ♥ it and comment on it. Just think about how you do it on Lookbook or even just on your uploaded Facebook photos. There’s really a lot more to say about it, but I just can’t continue now because of my frustrations on why they took it down. Well, it isn’t really gone, because as what I’ve said, it’s now used for business purposes. On the other hand, I’m still glad that they were still able to help fashion enthusiasts with their professions. It’s just that, IMHO, it would’ve been better if they just stayed that way and improved it from there.

Anyways, I think I’m still lucky enough to save some of my favorite works and I’m going to share them now here. I hope you like them. Please take note of the names, you’ll probably get the stories behind each styles.

Avant Garde Business Fashion Casual 2 Casual Fashion Casual Gothic Fashion Hippie Jacqueline Sparrow Orange Fashion Ugg Fashion Party

Well, I’ve made more that a hundred styles (as what I can remember) because I was really addicted to it. That’s why it’s really heartbreaking.

I have a secret, though… I can still do it! I can still use Looklet, style real models and use real fashion lines all the way! Although the option of creating a name for it is gone, anyone can still use it on their new website now. Just visit their demo page and do your magic! If you want to save your work, you cannot do it online. But the good news is there’s Print Screen, Paint, Snipping Tool and all other tools for you to save a photo of your creation. I recently did one and here it is:

Looklet

See? I shouldn’t be really sad… :)

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2 thoughts on “The Fashion Design Tool I Once Loved

  1. Your looks you created are lovely!

    Indeed, what happened to the site is heartbreaking. I still have not found a site similar to Looklet. I have tried Glamstorm but since it’s still in beta, I can’t say that it’s as good as Looklet. I haven’t been there in a long time actually.

    I recently discovered Polyvore but it’s somewhat different from Looklet. Have you tried them?

    • Thanks for the compliment. I just signed up for GlamStorm yesterday and didn’t find it as cool as Looklet. The other one you said, Polyvore? I haven’t heard of it but I’ll give it a try. :) Thank you!

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