Chictopia 10 Speakers: Helen Zhu, Chictopia

Updated on Sep 02, 2010
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Panel 4: The Effect of Technology

Helen is the founder and CEO of Chictopia, the people’s fashion destination. She graduated from Berkeley with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a consultant for Accenture for a two years before starting her product management career in the Silicon valley. Two of the products she has managed have been nominated for the Webby Award; and she decided to leverage her expertise in building consumer facing web applications to launch her own company – Chictopia.

In 2008, Helen partnered up with her then roommates to build out the next generation of fashion social network, where everyone can have a voice in fashion. An avid shopper, Helen felt that current set of magazines and TV commercials do not help her answer the question: what looks good on me? Understanding that everyday people have shorter than average legs, longer than average torsos, Helen decided to build an application where all of us can get inspiration from not just models, but stylish people like us.

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Antoniaa
Antoniaa on June 08
gorgeous dress
MarcePays
MarcePays on September 27
tres chic!
ReadyTwoWear
ReadyTwoWear on September 21
wow! so inspirational!
Korshunova
Korshunova on September 12
Thank you soooo much for giving people an opportunity to share their style!!!! This is the best community ever! No bad words said, no fights.... only sweetheart comments to the looks!!!!!! Look forward to more chic people from all over the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
StylePantry
StylePantry on September 07
You are so chic!!! Thank you for creating a place like Chictopia. When are bringing the conference to Los Angeles? Keep up the great work, Helen. xo
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on September 07
Hello your highness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish i could go and pay my respects and i have to say the boss is chic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
angiekje
angiekje on September 05
I love this!!
modgeisha
modgeisha on September 05
love to know a bit of history about chictopia. would love to know more! :D
libys11
libys11 on September 04
amazing.. it would be so nice to hear about the foundations of this site from her! :D
ListyaBonjep
ListyaBonjep on September 03
inspiring !
candydoll
candydoll on September 03
Helen is so inspiring!!! <3
crystaldots
crystaldots on September 02
Wow, such an inspiration.
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