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Phones are the True Fashion Icons

Posted: 09/13/2012 9:17 am

I'm no fashion icon. In fact, I struggle to dress myself to a level of decency. I seem to still enjoy wearing shirts and trousers, but it seems fashion is forever changing, and in the UK, it's acceptable to wear flower shops on your leggings and you're branded a fashion icon. I believe that in the USA, fashion is different, and they probably would prefer my approach to things. If any readers of this post know me, you're pretty much aware that I'm one for sarcasm and speaking your mind -- you'll see that in the upcoming months.

The true fashion icon here is something that isn't alive. It's something that changes people's lives, something that answers questions, allows you to constantly update your social networking sites and allows you take pictures of your food and place filters on them. We're talking about the wonderful invention called the iPhone. Since 2007, the iPhone has been nothing but a fashion icon with the wide range of cases, skins, wallpapers, apps and more. I remember a time when I couldn't get a case for my beautiful Motorola Razr. But now you just search a few words and someone will have a case. It's a massive market filled with high-quality companies producing some of the most visually orgasmic cases around.

I spend about $3 on each of my cases, I have seven and I love it. I treat my iPhone like a Barbie doll. It's always being changed, edited and updated. Like anything in fashion, you can change them in a minute. I currently allow my iPhone to wear a beautiful Vans case, which I have to say is amazing, but tomorrow it maybe protected by a military-tested case. The possibilities are endless!

If there was a catwalk for iPhones, it'd be a truly weird but wonderful display of things you can do to not only the iPhone but to many other phones. Every phone has a unique way of being a fashion icon by experimenting with cases, skins, operating systems and colors. It's amazing that 10 years ago we had pink Motorola Razrs that you could make your own ringtones on, and now we have phones that you can hack on and dress up to your liking!

Below I've displayed some of my favorite iPhone cases -- all the cases can be found from dealextreme.

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