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Donatella Versace has discovered emojis, big time. The designer went on an Instagram spree this week, using Versace's newly-launched, Valentine's Day-inspired emoji app to plaster cute Versace logo smiley faces all over her photos. "How funny are these Versace emojis???" Donatella wrote on Instagram, asking her followers to download the app and try it out.
With a shades-wearing Versace smiley as inspiration, Racked rounded up a few fashion and retail brands who have jumped on the custom emoji bandwagon. These are in addition to the Kimoji app, naturally. And unlike most things fashion and shopping-related, all these emoji apps are free.
Timed for Valentine's day, Versace's heart-laden emoji app recreates the brand's iconic Medusa logo as a smiley face. Users can stick the emojis on their photos with filters and other customizeable add-ons. The app is available for both iOS and Android, and there's a capsule collection of Versace Emoji T-shirts (starting at $695, whoa).
Fancy candle brand Diptyque created 40 emojis for Valentine's Day inspired by its collab with handbag designer Olympia Le-Tan. The sketched, pink and red illustrations show feature tons of hearts, love letters, love potions, and a sweet little Diptyque candle. Find the emojis in Apple's App Store.
In February last year, Ikea launched its own emoticons which include Swedish meatballs, of course. Also possibly useful emojis include Ikea's big blue shopping bags and those iconic POÄNG chairs. The emoticons are available for iOS and Android.
Karl Lagerfeld's expressionless, sunglass-clad face says so much. The designer launched the app last March, which include the designer's cat Choupette immortalized as an emoji along with fingerless glove-wearing hand signals. Find these in Apple's App Store and Google Play for Android phones.
In 2014, Harper's Bazaar created 36 emojis in honor of fashion week. Karl and Choupette also make an appearance here, along with street style photographer Bill Cunningham, Carine Roitfeld, a SoulCycle bike, and Valentino Rockstuds. The app is available in the Apple App store.