Say you’re walking down the main street and you see one of those street-style-ready girls (maybe she’s a model, she works “in the industry,” or she just has really stellar taste) and you’re dying to know what she’s wearing. Well, now thanks to the Hunt app, you can.
We’re onto you and what you’re wearing, Poppy Delevingne.
This is how it works: First, you snap a pic of the rando passerby and her outfit—or do the less-intrusive, stalker-ish thing and request to take a photo of a stylish person that you know (or screenshot from the Internet). Then you ask other presumably fashion-savvy users from the app’s community to identify pieces from the outfit and tell you where you can purchase it. Essentially, you’re crowdsourcing the whole look.
On one hand, this sounds kinda creepy. Assuming the scenario that I’m wearing an outfit of interest, I’m not sure if I’d like a stranger to surreptitiously take and upload a photo of me onto the Interwebs. But on the other hand, users of the Hunt liken the process to “hanging in the fitting room with your close friends.” Tyra Banks also advocates the app, going on record saying, “What I love about the Hunt is that women help other women find their perfect outfit.”
OK, I’d agree, as long as a prospective Hunt-er gives me a heads-up, opportunity to approve the photo, and, obviously, enough time to prepare my smize.