iPhone 6 Plus #BendGate #BendGhazi Meets Skinny Fashion trend

2015 Milan Fashion Week - Men in tighter pants

Robin Givhan from Washington Post recently wrote an interesting article about the fashion trend of ever-shrinking pants for men. In the early 2000s, the trend started with Gucci, then it was followed by others like Dior Homme and Prada. All the sudden, the fashion-conscious men were expected to wear skinny, tight pants – never mind if they feel comfortable or not. The male fashion trend moves slowly so god knows how long it will take to restore this trend… but now, iPhone fans must think twice, whether they should be wearing aggressively tailored pants!


A new hashtag #BendGate or #BendGhazi in Twitter has emerged after fans started to report on bent iPhone 6 Plus. Over 16,000 Tweets at last count. What is happening?



So – these people put the iPhone 6 Plus in their pockets and…. sat down. For a long time. …….Really??? Isn’t that….. your fault!?

However, the victims of #BendGate do not think so.


But you know what? #BendGate has happened to other phones in the past, according to Cult of Mac.

iPhone 5! Oh my god.


Oppo! (who cares)



BlackBerry Q10 (again, who cares)


HTC EVO (I really don’t want to know what exactly happened to this poor phone!)


iPhone 4s! (ohhhh! #BabyBendGate!)


iPhone 5S! (surely)


Lumia 925! (this, too!)


Samsung Galaxy S4! (… so it happens to all the phones these days)


Sony Xperia Z1 (ok, enough images….)


So… to sum up: JUST DON’T SIT ON IT! And of course, get yourself a good, stable case to protect your iPhone 6 Plus from any harm!

Here are some tips how to find a good case for your iPhone 6 Plus. When you buy a protective case made of, say, polycarbonate (offers great protection but they still look sleek), be sure to get a case with a bridge over the buttons because this makes it more stable. Without it, the case itself tends to get bent, too. Our cases don’t have this problem because we designed all our cases with the bridge over any holes like volume buttons etc. The thickness of the case itself is also important. We think that the case thickness between 1mm – 1.4mm, which we use for all of our cases, offers excellent protection, because they don’t crack so easily. Super-thin one… well, you may as well wrap a paper around it.

Take a look at this picture – sorry, this is a case for iPhone 6, not iPhone 6 Plus, but I just wanted to show you what I meant about the bridge. I am not saying that such protective cases would prevent from the device getting bent. But at least it would add extra rigidity, and make you realise sooner that your pockets are not really a good place for iPhone 6 Plus to be!

AntiBendGate by Bling My Thing

#AntiBendGate solution by Bling My Thing!

Here are some GREAT online tips on how to resolve this problem. Here are my favourites :)

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Sparkly yours,


Best Fashion Swarovski Crystal Case for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus?

Since Apple presented iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in their Keynote presentation, there have been many discussions as to what the best cases for the devices are. According to a 2012 ABI Research Report, the smartphone accessory market shipments reached more than 2.2 billion units for the 12 months ended in June 2014.

Sure, the cases should protect your iPhone 6 and they have an easy access to all the ports, blah blah blah. The most important question remains the same: DO I LOOK GOOD WITH IT? DO THEY FIT MY NAILS, ACCESSORIES, OR CLOTHES??? Women can be a more complicated than men who are just fine with a ‘simple, black case’ or whatever.

I’ve been providing blings to iPhone since the very first one was released in…. 2007! (OH MY GOD).  We use to do mostly custom works then, which priced between 300 – 1500 Euro. Our pre-blinged products were always sold out at Selfridges in London. At one point all those blings became too much and I wanted to do something different – this is how I started to work on designing something simple… cases many people could afford to buy. And the SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION was born. Yes, a subtle amount of crystals can create something beautiful, too. We continued to work on the R&D and came up with a unique case design which holds crystals so well that they don’t come off at all from normal, everyday use. The crystals will be literally embedded onto the ultra-clear hard case. They look amazing on any color and of course, you can still see the Apple logo and it is not blocking it either. However, I could not just abandon bling-victims who would not be satisfied with a little bit of sparkles! So I created the Extravaganza Collection, which became very popular in many countries.

What is new for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Well, check these out. From the SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL Collection, I am proud to present Milky Way (our most popular collection for years), Papillon (new form with the butterfly SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, a bit more playful than the iPhone 5 version), Wish (new design using tiny crystals and star SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS! so cute!!!) and Casino Series (I just needed to use this little Bowtie SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, inspired by tuxedo…).

iPhone 6 Swarovski Case Bling My Thing Milky Way Papillon


iPhone 6 Swarovski Case Bling My Thing Casino Wish


I think women look super sexy in tuxedo, don’t you think? Rihanna looks fab….. oh, don’t forget Carrie Bradshaw from the film Sex and The City 2!

Rihanna in Tuxedo - inspiration for Bling My Thing Casino Collection with Swarovski CrystalsCarrie Bradshaw in Tuxedo - inspiration for Bling My Thing Casino Collection with Swarovski Crystals


We also came up with completely new ideas, combining various materials to create something special. With a black faux leather in the background, we combined SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, metal studs and beautiful embroidery: Métallique and Petite Couturière Collections.

iPhone 6 Swarovski Case Bling My Thing Metallique Petite Couturiere by Bling My ThingFor this coming season, bold floral patterns against black are a key fashion trend (http://thesalonniere.com/)!

Fall Winter 2014 2015 Floral Print - Inspiration for Petite Couturiere Collection by Bling My Thing


Our Extravaganza Collection for iPhone 6 looks slightly different from what we have for iPhone 5. We embedded a piece of metal emblem at the bottom of the case. Crystals are still SS16 (4mm) and looking ever so sparkly. We are also introducing Indian Pink for pink lovers. This color is a lot more special than Rose or Fuchsia… it is very refreshing and HOT HOT HOT! Extravaganza for iPhone 6 Plus will be released SOON so stay tuned, ladies! It will be a bit different than the 4.7 model….!

iPhone 6 Swarovski Case Extravaganza Collection by Bling My Thing


My absolutely favourite collection for iPhone 6 is…. VOGUE COLLECTION. It has 530 tiny SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, all hand-applied. Each crystal is placed into a tiny crystal setting and adhered using our custom glue to ensure longevity of crystals. I even made gradation editions and they look fantastic! My favourite is the Aurore Boreale gradations called Brilliant Prism, which uses Peridot AB, Jonquil AB and Light Rose AB. No other Swarovski case manufacturers pour so much effort like we do! Why? Because WE JUST LOVE WHAT WE DO!!!

iPhone 6 Swarovski case Vogue by Bling My Thing

iPhone 6 Swarovski case Vogue by Bling My Thing


Next week I will write about our new Brand, AYANO. This is the ‘sister brand’ of Bling My Thing and there are some very interesting cases! Stay tuned!

In case you haven’t, like us on Facebook!   We will be doing lots of promotions on our page in the coming months…. don’t miss them!

Sparkly yours,

Ayano aka MOAB (Mother of All Blings) ❤ ❤ ❤


Hottest Bling Fashion Case / Covers for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus!

WOW. The keynote announcement last night was simply amazing. Apple wasted no time and talked about the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus right away. Bling My Thing have some brand new classy options to make your new (or future) iPhone stand out from the crowd. Available in our online store!

simple is beautiful by Bling My Thing

The Simple Is Beautiful collection features a transparent hardcase, complete with a beautiful design featuring SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

extravaganza by bling my thing

If bling is your thing, then you won’t get better than our Extravaganza collection. 210 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to keep you shiny 24/7

Metallique by Bling My Thing

There’s also sexy matte for those that love the leather look with our Métallique Collection that gets its name from the metal studs and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS as part of the design.


petite-couturière by Bling My Thing

We also have a softer touch with the Petite Couturière Collection featuring embroidery and hand-finished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Vogue by Bling My Thing

The Vogue Collection is just stunning with a brushed metallic finish and a whooping 534 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. You can also choose some gorgeous cascading colours too! Comes with a sexy velvet pouch to keep your cover safe.

Now there are decisions to make!

iPhone 6 Is On The Horizon

There’s a certain buzz in the air ever since the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been revealed. The world is looking at Apple and awaiting what they have to offer before taking the plunge to purchase the next-generation smart phone. We seem to have got our hands on some prototype pictures and are here to share it with you Bling My Thing lovers!

Looks like there is a slight screen space increase

Looks like there is a slight screen space increase

Comparing the iPhone 5 to the rumoured iPhone 6 dimensions.

Comparing the iPhone 5 to the rumoured iPhone 6 dimensions.

We’re pretty sure they aren’t far off from the truth.

  • Two sizes – 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches
  • Screens made entirely out of sapphire crystal
  • Pixel density of 441 pixels per inch, from the current 326 ppi display
  • There will be optical image stabilisation for the 8 megapixel camera
  • f/1.8 aperture lens – an improvement over the iPhone 5s’ current f/2.2 lens
  • New 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard
  • Pressure, temperature and humidity sensors
  • Possibly a solar power charger built into the screen

All we can do is sit back and wait till around September 2014!