Fashonify is an unbiased stylist application that is paving a new way for people to think about and consider fashion advice. Fashonify considers itself a fledgling community of fashion enthusiasts who have been brought together in order to impart their wisdom and advice to those who are in need of some fashion pointers. For example, if a user is uncertain of what to wear to a corporate party then they could go onto Fashonify to get a set of expert opinions. Or, if someone is unsure of what they should wear to a big interview- Fashonify can help there too! Maybe it's as basic as what one should wear to school that day. No matter the reason, there isn't a need to spend a fortune on a personal stylist. Instead users can access Fashonify and get advice. Fashonify members are enrolled into the site in order to help one another. For those fashionistas who are always imparting their fashion wisdom to others- this is an excellent outlet for them. Users can share their fashion skills and tastes with the world. In addition, like-minded fashion enthusiasts can interact with each other and build a network of peers. Just about any fashion question can be posted to the Fashonify question and answer forum in order to recent almost immediate feedback.
Fashonify was founded in November 2011 by Chirs Fay with the intent to help users make better fashion choices and avoid fashion faux pas. Fashonify uses the power of the people, and has created a virtual community where users can solicit honest feedback to the common questions of "What should I wear tonight?" and "Do these jeans make my butt look big?" Within a matter of seconds users can upload clips of themselves modeling their outfits and begin receiving the honest feedback tht they are requesting from the in-touch Fashonify community. Fashionistas also get the chance to earn a little extra shopping money in the way of tips left by other thankful users. Fashonify is based out of Kansas City, Missouri.
Fashonify is different from other social media networks in that it is completely fashion-focused. Also the tipping capability within Fashonify is very unique and an interesting value proposition for aspiring stylists who are looking to take their keene eye for fashion and make a little money from it. Fashonify makes it easy for users to upload their photos and to setup polls to gauge how much people like their outfits and clothes choices. Fashonify users can also earn badges to proudly wear to signify their fashion contributions to the community.
The Fashonify account is setup well. The only small issue is that when users upload their photos there is no possible way to streamline them, so some of the user photos of members modeling their latest outfit creation may seem a little strange or don't fit very nicely into the Fashonify universe. Aside from that (and really not sure how they would address that issue anyway) the Fashonify site is well designed, polished and responsive. The layout is simple to navigate through and it doesn't take much time at all for a user to become familiar enough with the community and its features to start interacting, asking questions and posting polls about what they should wear next.
Users can register for the Fashonify community by clicking on the 'Create Account' button in the upper-right corner of the homepage. Fashonify requests a username, email address and password in order to get started. Users could also login with their Twitter account for a faster and more convenient process.
Fashonify is a free service to sign up for. It appears that they keep 30% of the tips that are sent across their platform and that stylists who have earned tips get to keep 70%. That seems pretty steep, but perhaps it's because they are a newer community and that is how they keep the lights on. There were no apparent advertisements located throughout the site which is nice, and they present terms and conditions have an "opt-in" policy for future advertising.
Fashonify is a great community for the fashion-focused individual. It also poses a possible money-making opportunity for effective stylist recommendations to earn tips through the community.