Trend Spotting

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
There is a huge trend going on with jewelry design!

Creating and designing new jewelry with vintage components and beads of the past is seen everywhere in gorgeous vintage inspired designs. There is much value and nostalgia in using vintage components because they add so much flavor to designs of any style. The old saying "They don't make them like they used to," can truly relate to vintage jewelry... Read more
There are so many trends going on these days, it can be hard to keep track of what is actually "in". Sexy wedge heels are in, but so are slouchy hipster boots… Katie Holmes’ sassy bob gets a lot of “to-do” but so do Blake Lively’s long wavy locks. With all the contradictory trends going on, how does one define a trend these days? Trends are supposed to be temporary fashion... Read more
These days it seems like anyone with a SAG card is putting out a clothing line. As new celeb-backed fashions continue to flood stores, it doesn’t seem like anyone is stopping to question whether these pieces are actually designed by the namesake behind them. And does anyone really care?

Why We Want It

It’s hard to say what attracts people to the lines, but it seems like marketing is the main... Read more
Can reputations and expectations be built on the right colours and fabrics? Politicians think so, whether they want us to know about it or not. For better or worse, the public loves to gossip about politicians’ wardrobes, forcing candidates to play the game too.

Political style might not seem important, politicians might even scoff at the idea of talking fashion, but it’s impossible to say that... Read more
Kylie Minogue is as stylish as they come. A woman with talent, spirit, and sex appeal, she successfully evolved from a fresh faced teenage star to one of the millennium’s sexiest sensations.

After getting things started with 1987’s “The Loco-Motion” , Kylie became a popular celebrity in Australia and the UK, but made a massive comeback to A-list mass appeal with “Can’t Get... Read more

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