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Sundance's New Show Quirky Takes a Stab at Solving Our #FashionGirlProblems

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The Sundance Channel's new show Quirky gives average people with innovative ideas a shot at turning them into a reality, which in turn allows them to receive a share of the glory (and the profits) that comes with creating a brand new product. The show is centered around the company of the same name, and will highlight two ideators and their inventions per episode, which have been chosen from the loads of entries that Quirky receives on their website. Ben Kaufman, Quirky's 24-year-old founder, began his entrepreneurial career at the ripe age of 17, and is giving the public the chance to have success through innovation with his business—think "Facebook for inventions."

The show will include a broad spectrum of products submitted in a guideline-free entry process, from a "sexy" powerstrip to fashion items like a hanger just for one-shoulder garments and a giant fashionable bracelet which can hold an array of items for the club—two items girls who regularly wear flashy, asymmetrical tops can get behind.

Naturally, we ourselves have a lot of #FashionGirlProblems, like the cumbersome duty of carrying around both an iPhone and a Blackberry, and feeling downright exhausted during fashion week. So to give Quirky a hand, we've come up with a list of 10 items to solve our day-to-day, fashion-related problems:

Issue: Chipping manicures
Solution: A pair of dainty gloves with perfectly manicured nails painted onto them

Issue: Too many lipsticks
Solution: A device that can melt all of your lipsticks down to just one—and it's the perfect shade

Issue: Having to carry an iPhone and a Blackberry
Solution: A giant band that wraps them to each other, with the keypad or screen of each facing outward

Issue: Jeggings
Solution: Real jeans

Issue: Fashion week fatigue
Solution: A pill that gives you the energy of an intern

Issue: Poor interns juggling too many garment bags
Solution: An electric, self-rolling garment rack

Issue: Having to carry too many items to work and around town
Solution: A real-life weightless, bottomless Mary Poppins-esque carry-all bag

Issue: Make-up looks that are tough to master
Solution: a face projector with paint-by-number instructions for application

Issue: Having to carry flats for the commute to work
Solution: Shoes with separate snap-on soles

Issue: Hat hair
Solution: A hat made of hair to wear over your hat

To see if our list of genius inventions gets picked up by Quirky (how could they not?) tune in for the series premiere on August 30th, at 10:00pm on The Sundance Channel. And mark your calendars: The fashion-related episodes kick off on September 13th, so you can get a good look at "The Vamp," which is the aforementioned club-approved, bracelet-wallet.—Payton Wang
· Quirky Show [Sundance]
· Social Product Development [Quirky]