Adelle McElveen

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Adelle McElveen is the creator of the blog Fashionista Lab and has been featured in the New York Times, Marie Claire and Lucky magazine. She’s passionate about the intersection of fashion and technology and has written extensively about “fashtech” start-ups.

CHOSEN DEVICE: BlackBerry® Z10
CHARITY: Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

SAN FRANCISCO: Why does your charity deserve to win the $10,000?

AM: The $10,000 will help Gray Area expand its Creative Code Education program, which offers merit and need-based scholarships to lower the barriers of access to digital art and technology and increase class offerings.

SAN FRANCISCO: What makes you a “game changer”?

AM: With my go-getter spirit and knowledge for business, I have a clear vision for how technology can move the fashion industry forward.

SAN FRANCISCO: Why would you recommend Verizon 4G LTE to your friends and family?

AM: I’m always taking photos of what I wear for my blog and the speed of Verizon 4G LTE ensures that my images are uploaded quickly.

SAN FRANCISCO: What is your must-have app for work?

AM: The BlackBerry® camera with Time Shift helps me capture the best possible street style and outfit photos.

SAN FRANCISCO: What is your favorite app for play?

AM: Word Rival keeps my vocabulary on point!

SAN FRANCISCO: What is your favorite feature on the BlackBerry® Z10 and why?

AM: BBM Video with Screen Share makes collaborating on projects and sharing information a breeze.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts applies digital art and technology to create positive social impact. Through education, research and public programs, Gray Area tests and scales projects with high impact potential, teaches digital tools to support artists and technologists and inspires the community by promoting meaningful new work.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts