WIWT has been named one of the the 50 best apps EVER by Glamour Magazine. How utterly fabulous. Or how utterly glamourous, we should say.
We were minding our own business flicking through the new issue when lo and behold, there we were!
No, that isn’t the WIWT logo. And no, we don’t know where they got that ugly one from!
It's a real honour to be recognised by Glamour Magazine - espesh as we're in such fab company, Angry Birds is in that list for gawd's sake!
It’s particularly cool that we’re sat directly next to Summly in the list too, as that app was also built by CaffeineHit. A good day for Andy, Alen, Tom and co. Congrats boys!
And the judges were as high calibre as they get, too:
So we're thrilled here at WIWT towers!
And if you haven't downloaded the WIWT app (iPhone and Android), then get to it! It’s free and makes you live longer and Glamour says you should.
Submissions are now closed, sorry!
Christmas is coming (you knew that, right?) and we wanna join in with the festive fun.
The internet is awesome - it enabled us to "meet" all of you - but sometimes we miss real things. Mainly, REAL LIFE PRESENTS.
So we'd like to play Secret Santa. It'll be just like Secret Santa at work or school except you don't have to worry about receiving a creepy gift from Barry in Accounts - you'll only be amongst fellow WIWTers. And WIWTers are superheroes.
A lot of WIWT-ers don't get to play Secret Santa at work (freelancers reprazent!) and this is a fun way of saying Merry Christmas to someone whose outfits you spy on daily but have never said hello to. (Wait, we said this wasn't creepy, right?).
It's difficult to conduct a Secret Santa on a global scale, but we're gonna try our damnedest.
To take part you need to email your WIWT username and postal address to email@example.com by 7pm on December 3rd.
Your postal address will not be shared with ANYONE except the one Santa Clause assigned to you. Yes, this means a bit of trust on everyone's part, but only WIWT users (proper ones, with real outfits uploaded and everything!) are allowed to play. We'll be monitoring closely whilst stroking our metaphorical beards.
On Tuesday the 4th of December you will be emailed who you are sending a gift to. Keep it a secret, obvs.
Please send your present to them by 14th of December at the latest, but the sooner the better.
We expect most people playing will be in the UK, but if you don't mind sending to or receiving from someone outside the UK (international presents are the funnest - cool stamps ahoy!) then in your email please state that you're happy to play globally. If you have a non-UK address we'll assume that's the case anyway. If you wanna stick to UK postage then that's cool too - similarly, if you're in America/Australia/Dubai etc and want to only post to America/Australia/Dubai etc, let us know and we'll try our hardest to sort that.
Our international players will have to be a bit quicker when it comes to posting to ensure their gifts arrive in time for Christmas - check with your local post office but UK deadlines are here. (Basically, just send your gift ASAP!)
We're advising you spend £5-£10 on the gift, Secret Santa isn't about being a Flash Frankie - it's about PEACE and JOY and BAILEYS.
So to sum up...
By 7pm (GMT) on Monday December 3rd Email your WIWT username, postal address and whether you want to play internationally to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 4th of December you'll be emailed who you're sending to. KEEP IT SECRET.
Buy or make the present. (£5-£10 as a guideline). Wrap the present. Don't be tempted to keep the present.
10th December - international posting deadline (please post before if poss just in case Rudolph gets lost)
14th December - UK posting deadline. (Again, we advise you post it the sooner the better to prevent tears on Christmas day.)
Open your present and marvel at how the Internet has given you a real life thing!
And that's it!
We hope you'll want to play :)
Oh and if you don't know what Secret Santa is, google it.
It's Saturday, the Olympics is on, I just had the BIGGEST breakfast ever (Phelps styleey, but without the ...errr... hours of exercising after) and it's sunny. ALL IS WELL.
But things could be better, I could have a dog.
I am not allowed a dog until we live in a house again and my cat (or cats plural - depending on who you ask) live(s) with my parents in Surrey so I don't see him (them) very much.
But luckily I can live vicariously through you!
The only thing that makes me happier than spying a fabulous dress and fierce heels on WIWT is a) finding out the amazing dress is from Primark and current season and b) seeing A CAMEO APPEARANCE FROM AN ANIMAL.
There have been lots of animaltastic appearance on WIWT, but here are just a few...
Caitigaga looking superbly cool with her kitty in Philadelphia
Girlterate with the (literally) world famous McNulty in London.
Biz and her cool cat Ollie in Middlesbrough.
Is Biz the animal whisperer? Here she is again, but with a goat :D
Bailey the bunny poses with Livvy. WE WANT A BUNNY.
Pash13 and the world's cutest kitten.
Okay so this corgi might be a cardboard cut out but hey, we want a corgi and GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. General coolness from xPriHx.
Barney and his gorgeous mummy CakeyWakey
Steph poses with the dog that proved she was ready to be a real life mum to a HUMAN BABY - he wins a lot of cute points and is called Harvey :D
More lab love as RosieT goes on a dog walk (very stylishly, we might add) in Bath.
Who knows, if we start to see lots of posts with pups and kitties maybe we'll have weekly galleries of "Posers with Pets"?!
Now I want to see a parrot on WIWT :D
There is a hell of a lot going on at WIWT.com at the moment, it's a little bit mental. Because of this, it would be good to have an intern or two around. And judging by the fact I am constantly tweeted about internships, we may as well offer some.
You do not need to be based in London to intern, it is possible to work from home (wherever home is) BUT I personally think you'll get the most from your internship if you can travel to London for events, work shadowing and so on. I would definitely need you to be able to travel to London at the start of the internship to meet me and learn all our backend shiz.
Similarly, I am pretty flexible about part time interns. If you'd rather intern part time, this might be possible. Please let me know if you can only do part time when applying.
Before banging on any further, these are the requirements/skills you must possess if you want your application to be considered.
World class writing skills. Grammar/spelling mistakes will result in bloodshed. (Kidding, but you will get mega evil stares).
Attention to detail. You’re not ‘that girl/guy’ who accidentally CCs rather than BCCs. Proofing is normal to you, not a chore.
An analytical mind. Being creative is all wonderful and airy fairy and brill, but you need to get the business side of things too. Graphs don’t scare you. Stats are cool!
Ability to multitask. Working in a start-up often means juggling a zillion things at once. Whilst eating a burrito. Whilst someone plays Call of Duty in the background.
Professionalism. We can be lairy and silly and whatnot, but we have a huge amount of respect for our users and clients and journalists and parents and so on. We don’t want divas, good manners are our favouritest.
MS Office proficiency. You can write a letter without help from the paperclip. Excel doesn’t make you puke.
Willingness to learn. That’s obvious, right?
SM skillz. You’re already blogging, using FB, Twitter, Google Analytics etc etc. We’re gonna teach you LOADS, but you already know how to use social media tools for things other than stalking the ex. You ideally understand basic HTML or at the very least aren't terrified by it. Again, a willingness to learn is paramount if there are gaps in your knowledge base.
You should be a WIWT user or be ready to explain to me why you're not. I get lots of emails from people who are "massively passionate about WIWT" yet don't seem to know anything about it. Don't be that applicant. Know the site inside out.
You know your Primark from your Prada and you love them both equally.
Flexibility. Some people thrive on things changing last minute and no two days being the same, other people have a mini meltdown. You need to be flexible and excited about an ever changing workload.
Happy to do boring things. I do some unspeakably boring things, it's not all slebby parties and free shit. Some days you might do admin aaaaaaaall day, but you can do it at home in your pyjamas with the telly on, so it's hardly like being down the mines.
And what will you get from this opportunity?
Well it really depends how much you put into it. You will learn how a business like WIWT.com actually works, you'll get to do ACTUAL stuff on the site that has your name to it and you can be proud of, you'll do some very fun things that definitely don't feel like 'work' and if you can indeed be in London some of the time, then you can shadow me at meetings with biiiiiiig ass brands. It will definitely be an amazing insight into the kray kray world of digital fashion.
Working in a start-up is fun, it's how I got into building this silly WIWT.com shiz in the first place. Hopefully you can learn a lot from me, the way I learnt a lot from my first internet bosses.
Enough rambling, this is getting a bit Oprah.
If you want to be considered please email me telling me...
- Why you should be chosen
- What you want to achieve from interning with WIWT.
- When you're available from and until (no worries if you're going back to uni in September)
- Where you are based, if outside London please let me know how far from London you are by public transport and which station you would come into.
- How long a placement you would ideally like.
- Whether you are ideally looking for part time or full time and, if part time, the days.
Also include a CV and anything else you think is relevant.
Thanks ever so much xxx
On the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of April, WIWT are hosting a 'Humble Sale' in aid of The British Heart Foundation.
As well as WIWT users being able to sell their pre-loved clothes to one another, there's gonna be a mega fantastic raffle. This is where you come in, brand managers and PR people!
WE NEED PRIZES
We want the raffle to be a huge success, so that means we need lots of prizes. People will be able to buy their raffle tickets at the Humble Sale all weekend AND The British Heart Foundation will be selling them online so that those out of London can join in too, which they'll want to once they see the fabulous prizes you've donated ;)
Every penny raised from selling the raffle tickets will go directly to The British Heart Foundation, so if you can support their life saving work by offering up a prize - big or small! - then please do.
We will of course give you plenty of love on Twitter and be blogging with plenty of pics and links about the prizes.
Email email@example.com if you can help.
Thank you xxx
We're looking for a full time web developer to work in our Shoreditch office. But you really don't have to give a damn about fashion, you just have to be damn good at all things code.
- Experience building consumer-facing web software
- Knowledge of Spine/Backbone
- Advanced Python, Django, Bash, Git
- Self motivated
- Flourish in a small startup environment
Salary: £25k+ (depending on experience)
Hours: 10am - 6pm
Holiday: 28 Days
Location: Shoreditch, London
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you sound like the dev we need, with examples of previous work and salary expectations. We also want to know why you're interested in this role at WIWT, so no cut and paste jobs please if you want an interview. If we like what we see, you will need to take a coding test before being invited to interview. Please reference the job title and your name in the subject line of your email.
Get in touch at your peril. We do not want to hear from you. Phone Poppy's mobile and a plague of locusts will be set upon you. She knows gypsy curses. You have been warned.
All WIWT users will have now been sent their WIWT party invite for the 20,000 outfit shindig that's taking place in London on March 19th, but we know London isn't the heart of everything...it really isn't! So we're gonna make an effort to travel a bit more around the country this year for community events....and hopefully that will include some exciting international playtime too!
It makes sense that this first little round of informal drinks (and maybe dancing?) takes place in WIWT's second city - MANCHESTER.
There's no fancy plan, as this is admittedly quite last minute!, but if you want me to buy you a drink (me being Poppy, I can't do this third person bollocks) and you're a WIWT fan in Manc then come out this Saturday - March 10th - and say hey.
The iwhoretees gang are also travelling up from London, so it should be a raucous eve.
I'm going to suggest we meet at The Alchemist at 7pm, but email me if you wanna come down and I'll make sure you get all the deets if anything changes etc etc. As it may do depending on numbers. All deets will obvs be on the WIWT Twitter account too if we move on to another bar and so on.
Like I said, it's informal, but come get some gin down your neck and celebrate all things fash-un and Manchestery. Meet your fellow WIWT users, bring some mates etc etc. I won't make you wear name tags. It'll be a laff.
So yeah, email me if you wanna keep in the loop on the Manc plans!
Before Moo came along it was always hard to get excited by printing business cards. I'm a big Moo fan though.
Want proof? Check out my (battered) Oyster card holder...
I really do believe in him!
I was getting some new sets of my own biz cards printed by Moo...
Phone number removed in case you are a mentalist/salesperson
So I thought it would be a good idea to get some generic ones printed too that the WIWT team can carry some with them at all times to hand out to the seriously stylish peeps we meet on our travels.
So if you see someone perving over your shoes on the tube and then handing you one of the cards above, take it as a compliment. We want your outfit on WIWT.
Thank you Little Moo!
Exciting news at WIWT Towers! Poppy Dinsey aka Boss/Founder of WIWT, was last night named one of Evening Standard's 1000 Most Influential People in the Digital category. Alongside heavyweights like BBC's Mark Thompson and Spotify's Daniel Ek - they praised Poppy for founding 'Facebook for Fashionista's' aka WIWT.com. We're definitely ok with that description!