So for Trendspotting, our assignment was to do a nice little mini forecast.
I've been looking through fashion blogs, news sites, WGSN, and even IMDB, and this board I've slapped together is a medley of a few things that caught my eye, that seemed cohesive:
WhoWhatWear, Sea of Shoes and Gucci S/S 2012 are all in support of some sparkle and shine. The sparkly Miu Miu heels are everywhere! Seen on Francesca Burns, photographed by The Sartorialist. (Side note: The beautiful woman with the shaved head and sparkly dress, also by The Sartorialist)
I also talked to a woman by the name of Niki Jepson on a street in Soho who was on her way to buy said Miu Mius, because she could not live any longer without them.
Luxirare, Jane from Sea of Shoes again, a few people I met on the streets in Meatpacking, Ibiza, and Donatella Versace sport and talk about these babies. Go read Luxirare's post about them, the things she has to say are always interesting.
The Woman on Television.
Zooey Deschanel, Whitney Cummings, and Kat Dennings are all leading ladies in their own new shows. This article from the New York Times talks in further detail about this and reviews their shows if you are interested. Also, IMDB's top news directed me to this article telling me about how Zooey seems to be kicking..sigh, everyone's favourite television series (I say this extremely sarcastically. Everyone around me is Glee crazy it seems, except for myself. Just cannot do it, sorry Gleeks) Glee to the curb.
The economy in one of United States' shopping hotspots, seeming stable.
The headline from the LA Times that I put on this board may seem sort of irrelevant, but I threw it in because California is a place known for its shopping. The fact that it is predicted to not "slip back into recession" seems like a promising statement for all those fashionista-frequented stores.
An 80's Throwback All Around.
The theme to this board really reminds me of the 1980's power dressing and women's equality. Yes, I know that women have been "equal" in society and the workplace for awhile now. But I feel like when we (females) dress up, especially with flashy accessories that involve glitter, shine & studs, we feel pretty damn good about ourselves. I love to shop so that I have a variety of options in my closet, and so that I can feel great every day. I included that metallic Giles S/S 2012 number in here just because it kindof had that same powerful, 80's thing happening.
The fact that icons such as Lady Gaga for example have fused couture and the "unwearable" into everyday makes me think that we could be seeing even more women in the future dressing up just to run their errands. This whole power dressing, feel-good vibe is what I get from all of this.
What do you think?