Trend Spotting

Follow contemporary and fashion-forward style, trend-setters and opinion-formers in men's and women's fashion, decorating and much more.

Could you use a Belle Ami? (a beautiful friend, that is) to help you expand your wardrobe. Its a jewellery accessory that will always be there for you when you need it.

At JaJeJems we have been working on developing just such a beautiful friend to add to our 2013 fall collection . We have been thinking about the concept for quite a while, trying to put together a product that would be pretty, practical... Read more
This is bringing the whole concept of being one with your art to a whole new level. It might be a stupid level.
Would you climb into something for art's sake? Read more
Take a good look around at your local retail stores as well as handmade and you will find that there is a new trend surfacing: Woodland. I have noticed cute little foxes and squirrels popping up on gorgeous sweaters for my 2 year old as well as in home decor. You can find simple silhouettes and woodsy feeling jewelry just about everywhere you look. iCraft has several crafters who are picking up on this trend... Read more
Look just about anywhere and you will see a print that is becoming very popular right now. Chevron! This quirky little zig zagging line is showing up just about anywhere you could put a print. Many popular websites have chevron print backgrounds, magazines feature adorable chevron dresses and decor ideas even abound with this fun print .

Here are some of iCraft's current chevron finds for just about... Read more
Being a part of the jewelry world, you start seeing the new trends. Sometimes they're caused by celebrities and other times by jewelry suppliers. Basketball Wives , a TV series about women who are romantically associated with basketball players, has launched this new trend.

The earrings look a lot like this. I've been seeing them ALOT - on the Brooklyn buses, eBay stores and on the street.

I... Read more
Did you know... barefoot sandals used to be called "slave sandals"?? We've come a long way, baby!!

I hope you'll "bare your soles" for a fresh, fun and natural way to show off your pretty summer feet anyway! There are innumerable trends in the world of fashion particularly when it comes to footwear.

In the contemporary days, both men and women have developed and... Read more
In the last week there have been two tornados in the Toronto, Canada area, an earthquake in Virginia, USA that was felt from Atlanta to Central Canada, and now a hurricane has pummelled the Caribbean and is making itself felt along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. This is on top of a spring marked by tornados in the Midwest that killed 141 in Joplin, Missouri and caused billions of dollars of damage... Read more
Bursting with energy, the trend-setting color this Spring season is Honeysuckle . This bright red-pink color was chosen as the official 2011 color by the Pantone Color Institute®, which selects color standards for the fashion and home industries.

“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to... Read more
In the late 1980’s, fantasy and alternate history authors, influenced by 19 th century writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, began to create a fiction sub-genre, termed “Steampunk”. Many have called the genre ‘Victorian science fiction’, as the novels focus on anachronistic technology and innovations which were created based on Victorian perspectives of fashion, culture and art.... Read more
Pantone is a company that has created a language of colour that is universally understood. With this system, a colour like Red, that makes me think of an apple and makes you think of a tomato, becomes the exact, same Red! Can you imagine choosing the paint for your living room by just asking for Green?

Pantone’s founder, Lawrence Herbert, in 1963, “created an innovative system of identifying, matching... Read more
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