Saturday, January 28, 2012

February’s Trends:

February’s Trends:
  • Black History Month: Motivational quotations and inspired art.
  • Leap Year: Birthdays, celebrations.
  • Valentine’s Day: Red, pink, white, hearts, lockets, Cupids, arrows, love, anti-Valentines, cards, jewelry, lingerie, gift ideas for him and her, children’s outfits and accessories.
  • Super Bowl: Football, team colors, game day, commercials, and recipes.
  • Organization and Storage: Creative and innovative takes on solutions for getting organized.
  • Weddings: Vintage style and accents, photobooths and props, fingerprint guest books, DIY decorations, and creative takes on the little details from save the dates all the way to favors.
  • Gadget Accessories: Innovative gadget cases, docking stations, speakers, amplifiers and accessories, especially geared around the iPhone 4S, iPad and Kindle Fire.
  • Personalization: Gift ideas with monograms, initials, text, numbers, zodiac, constellations, portraits, custom labels, stamps, fingerprints and family trees.
  • Wizardry, magic, owls, and mysticism with the DVD release of the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Cottage: Chic decor and accessories.
  • Home: Window curtains, drapes, shower curtains, bedding and hardware.
  • Fashion: Winter accessories, leggings, boots, embellished shoes and a look ahead to spring collections.
  • Culinary Trends: DIY culinary kits are on the rise. Classic cocktails, homebrewing, beer and wine accessories, herb infusions and kits, garden to table.
  • Designer Vintage: Authentic fashion, collectibles, bikes and auto accessories.
  • Letters, Numbers, and Symbols: Large vintage signage, letterpress blocks, monogram housewares and typewriter keys.
  • Natural History: Woodland forest themes and animals, namely birds, owls, squirrels, hedgehogs, chipmunks, bunnies, butterflies, feathers, nests, eggs, acorns, leaves, trees, branches, woodgrain, and natural colors.
  • Lockets, secret hiding places, skeleton keys, arrows, diamonds, paper cuts, silhouettes, fortune cookies, wishbones, constellations, fortune telling.
  • Large scale vintage and handmade paper maps, botanical and anatomy charts.
  • Upcycled lights, lamps, exposed bulbs, and chandeliers.
  • Vintage cameras, especially Polaroids with film.
  • Bike caddies, baskets, and creative accessories.
  • Video game-inspired references
  • Writable chalkboard surfaces
  • Wall and laptop decals
  • The little black dress
  • Mermaids
  • Peacocks

Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • February is known as Black History Month and Ovarian Cancer Month (Australia)
  • February 2:  Groundhog Day
  • February 5: Superbowl Sunday
  • February 9 – 16: NYC Fall Fashion Week
  • February 12:  54th Annual Grammy Awards Show
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 17 – 21: Carnival
  • February 20: President’s Day
  • February 21: Mardi Gras
  • February 21: Brit Awards (UK)
  • February 21: Shrove Tuesday (UK)
  • February 26: 84th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars)
  • February 28 – March 7: Ready-to-Wear Fashion Week, Paris
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