By ERICA M. BLUMENTHAL at TheNewYorkTimes
A new social-network shopping site, motilo.com, with links to high fashion e-commerce sites, makes online shopping with friends more like the real thing.
Think of it as Polyvore meets Facebook. Register and invite friends to create head-to-toe looks, all the while video-chatting with your fashion buddies. “It’s that power of referral that will often help tip you into making a purchase,” said Sofia Barattieri di San Pietro, the site’s chief executive, who came up with the idea on a shopping trip to Paris with a friend. All of the items featured are linked to retailers like net-a-porter.com and farfetch.com.
You will also find photo shoots; outfits put together by contributing stylists, including Anna Dello Russo, the designer Laetitia Crahay and the French fashion journalist Mademoiselle Agnès; and fashion available only on the site. Up now: the Muzungu Sisters, a collection of handmade pieces — Moroccan caftans, a Peruvian multicolor bolero — that the friends Tatiana Santo Domingo and Dana Alikhani have collected on their worldly travels.