I imagine the vampire shows will also be very popular, if you add them. The Glee Project as well.
Less excited about the Facebook log-in, but it's better than nothing for those with an account.
If I were you, I'd shop the site around to gossip sites like Perez, Popsugar and Buzznet as opposed to the tech sites like Techcrunch most of us think of.
I'd be interested to see to which degree this is a "website" versus a "start-up", but time will tell. Just remember that you should start this at a grassroots level with places like Zetaboards-powered forums. You'd also be doing yourself a major disservice, if you did not integrate a Tumblr blog with the site to capitalize on its viral capacity and its central fan demographic; Tumblr is basically the new Livejournal for TV show blather.
In principal, there should be a system to do this automatically. What we're seeing is that Hollywood has trouble getting it in place. Lots of issues arise and it's been tried before, but at the end of the day it has never been executed well. Our goal is to execute in progressively bigger steps until we can be working directly with the studios, but that's a long way away. :)
Having the ability to crowd source the answers seems like a good idea, but might be difficult to manage poor suggestions. I couldn't tell if there was some kind of "karma" type score for users that get the best answer.
Also, we encourage any independent fashion designers that have had their products (or similar ones) featured on a show to email us: email@example.com. We'll be happy to add their product and get them additional exposure.
> Log in to Curvio with your Facebook account
... but will probably never log in.
We tried to use FB sparingly. It's useful to us because if you want to post comments or suggest an item, it's now much more likely you're going to tie it to your account. This hopefully helps reduce spam, on top of the obvious benefits of sharing with others in your feed. You can also "love" (vote up + save) items if you're logged in.
The flip side is that the site is very usable without ever logging in, which is fine too. The login is only needed if you're trying to discuss or further interact with the site. I think it's a pretty good balance.
I'll spread the link around and see what happens.
1) Where do you get the data?
2) Will you do movies? I'd like to know what shirt Daniel Craig is wearing in several scenes from "The girl with the dragon tatoo" -- I'd like to know what shoes and suit Ryan gosling was wearing in "Crazy Stupid Love" etc...
3) if you get information from the costume designers/stylists of these shows - do they get a commission on sales of items from their designs?
Also - Post this to Quora and try to get the interest of Ashton Kutcher - he is very active on Quora, a well known startup investor and obviously entrenched in Hollywood.
2) Will you do movies? I'd like to know what shirt Daniel
Craig is wearing in several scenes from "The girl with
the dragon tatoo" -- I'd like to know what shoes and suit
Ryan gosling was wearing in "Crazy Stupid Love" etc...
Clicking the sweater would normally take me to an online store I assume, but on this page it leads to a 403 on the J. Crew images server.
Definitely a gap in the market for this, esp if it's done well. Good luck!
In my opinion, you should really avoid calling yourself the ___ of ___, aka, IMDB of Clothes. I'm sure you can come up with a more appealing one-liner!
They are very corporate as you can see. You might be able to find areas where they fall short(markets not served, poor implementation, etc) and focus on those areas. If you do a good enough job they may be a possible exit strategy for you.
Last time I checked seenon, they picked like 7 items from the latest movie and ran those as exclusive offers for a week. There are tons of sites that pick out a few items and write blog posts about them or something.
We're trying to be more than that. We want to catalog items and provide a more comprehensive, permanent database. We also focus on similar (dress-for-less) items. Shows like Gossip Girl routinely have $5000+ items that have very similar knockoffs available.
I believe our design and positioning is also better than CS. We're looking to move to working directly with designers rather than creating a big community of people who upload random snapshots of shows/celebrities. There are a lot of designers out there who would love more exposure and we're hoping to give it to them.
It'll probably also make celebrities more likely to help you out.
http://curvio.com/criminal-minds - black jeans 'from $187'
http://curvio.com/criminal-minds/season-7/episode-10/the-bit... - has jeans at $25.
One would be to have a mens section of the site, or a filter for mens items.
Additionally, I would recommend a little more emphasis on the ui design. At the moment, I would place it at good enough.
Customers coming to the site are looking for fashionable clothes, so your web design has to match that.
My wife says that ASOS didn't categorise by show/actor quite like this.
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You could also add a form to the individual show pages by simply replacing "shows" with "episodes".
You click a show, then we show you a preview of each episode (top 4 items) from the most recent season.