Fashion Rewired Podcast with Brian Hill
Ep. 74 How Gina Benavides, a software engineer REWIRED and launched a fashion styling app, Fashiers!
Brian got the chance to sit down with a self-described tech geek who was not the most stylish in her opinion. It was, while living in Ireland and working at the global fashion retailer Zara, that Gina experienced first-hand how a lack of style could affect her job security. So, the question Gina asked herself was simple, “what if there was an app that gave on-trend fashion and style suggestions?” Listen and find out how this software designer created it!
Action Steps to REWIRE:
1. RESEARCH if your idea already exists in the marketplace!
2. DESIGN your app idea on a wire frame!
3. TEST MARKET your idea within your circle of audience!
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