My Mantra For 2012

Source: flickr.com via Kate on Pinterest

 

What one thing do you want to do more of this year?

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Prima Colorful Ballerina

 

I think this dancer likes color as much as we do, don’t you?

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8 Ways To Make 2012 A Sensational Year

Wisdom sometimes comes from unusual places. The quote I chose to open 2012 with is a good example.  It comes from a comic on xkcd.com a site that is witty blend of romance, sarcasm, math and language.

This quote struck me as perfect way to kick off a brilliant, wildly fabulous, everything-you-ever-dreamed of New Year. I hope the words ring as true for you as they did for me as we ring in 2012.

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Dresden, Like A Phoenix From The Ashes…

Dresden was such a surprise. Until my visit to this ancient city last fall, I only connected Dresden to the destructive 1945 allied fire bombing which reduced the city to a heap of smoking ruble and killed thousands of civilians.

For centuries, Dresden, the pride of Saxony, had been a cultural and artistic center. With it’s spectacular mixture of Baroque architecture sitting on the banks of the Elbe river, the city was also called the “Florence of the North” – but all that was burnt to the ground.

After the war, Dresden found its self under communist rule, remaining impoverished and defaced for decades…

So, I was expecting a palette of sad grey avenues but instead I discovered a vibrant, beautiful city, in the throws of a true Renaissance.

Dresden is being restored to its original glory. Bright cheerful colors dominate town squares, ornate friezes and whimsical moldings embellish elegant buildings …the buzz of renewal is palpable.

However, the most unexpected and breathtaking monument is the Frauenkirche – the Church of Our Lady: Read more »

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Trend Color 2012 to 2013: Spearmint

We haven’t even stepped into Winter 2012 and yet those in the fashion industry are already preparing for Spring/Summer 2013. Want to know what they are working on? What key colors fashion-forward retailers will be offering? Then you’re in luck because Trendstop is giving you the chance to be among the first to find out.  Here is a little preview of one trend color to watch for Spring/Summer 2012.

Spring/Summer 2012 to 2013 Trends Color Spearmint

The color forecasters at Trendstop.com discuss the importance of mint green for Spring/Summer 2012 and 2013.

They say: The clear, breezy brightness of spearmint submerges one in a glistening aquatic pool of invigorating freshness. Featherweight dresses have couture appeal at Doo Ri and Rodarte collections for Summer 2012. As tailoring the look is neat and simple as sleeveless blazers and sleek shift dresses. Pair with pineapple yellow or pale gold for a complimentary accent. Small flashes as accessories exude a mid-century elegance as straw sunhats, ringed clutches or exotic tropical sling backs.

Trendstop Spearmint Fashion Trends
{Spring/Summer 2012 – Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Alice and Olivia, Marc Jacobs}

The presentation includes 40 minutes of commentary with examples of both menswear and womenswear with ways to apply the colors to everyday styles. With plenty of color boards and interesting visuals how you can say no.

Trendstop Spearmint Fashion Trends
{Spring/Summer 2012 – Luca Luca, Doo Ri, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon}

If you are professionally interested in fashion color trends for Spring/Summer 2013, we offer you a unique opportunity to attend a Live Pantone® Color Webinar on S/S 2013 key shades with Trendstop.com’s founder Jaana Jätyri on Dec 9th. In this forecast preview you will hear professional trend forecasters discuss in-depth the most directional, fashion forward colors and key shades that will be influencing fashion-forward retailers’ merchandizing ranges. Click here to book your place!

About Trendstop:

Trendstop has been providing fashion trend information to such popular brands such as H&M, ASOS, Bebe and Target since 2002. Their client list is impressive and the international knowledge they have gained throughout the years is remarkable. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best fashion forward organizations out there so book your spot today.

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