Trend Spotting

Spring & Summer Trend Spotting

I had something very exciting happen this morning!
On my way up to my office, I was stopped by Michelle, the lovely woman who runs The Gauze Shop in Downtown Stuart. (She’s the shop-owner who gave me the adorable black and silver owl earrings.) Anyway, one of her employees found my dog-and-pony blog and told her about how I was talking about The Gauze Shop, and how much I love my earrings, and about my artwork…

Well, Michelle asked me to put my artwork on some of her clothing!!!

How exciting? “Katelyn Johnson, Fashion Designer”? Maybe!

I’m so stoked to have this opportunity to diversify my artwork more and to embark on the
world of fashion. Fashion is art and art is fashion, I love them both.

I will, of course, post more details as they become available. How awesome, though? Right!?

-Spring/Summer Trend Spotting-

Recently I’ve been really excited about the emergence of Spring and Summer! So to get myself ready I’ve been reviewing some of what September’s Fashion Week showed us in the way of trends this Spring and Summer and I am a very happy girl because these looks are my favorites!

Some color trends this season include: Teal (love it), Turquoise, Tans/Neutrals, Corals and Rusty Reds, Silver/Gray, Bright Bold Colors and WHITE!!! I love all the white looks! In fact all these colors make me very happy!

Some of the trends this season include:

  • Biker Style: lots of leather and studs!
  • Punk Rock Style (always love it)
  • Retro 60’s & 70’s
  • Jumpsuits & Playsuits
  • Capris
  • Stripes

…and these trends that I love!!!

70’s Glam is back! I don’t care if it’s ever “In” or not… I always love rocking this look!

“Good Morning, Charlie.” Wide Leg pants are a big trend this year.

Derek Lam (pic #1)

Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch & More.

70’s Bohemian is also big again this season.

Derek Lam & Alexander McQueen

I love all the flow-y, loose, resort-glamour style that’s big right now too!
(The Gauze Shop has a lot of options like this)

Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Derek Lam

Crochet, Macrame and Lace are also a huge trend again this Spring and Summer.

Erdem, Tibi, Marc Jacobs & Erdem

Bright Colors and Bold Prints!!! So in love!

Michael Kors & Erdem

Lots of Earthy, Raw inspirations this season as well.

Hermes, Ralph Lauren & John Galliano

I’m very excited about 2011 fashions! Neutrals, Teals & Turquoise and Retro Boho!!!
I barely have to buy anything this year!.
I did, however, pick up a few things recently… Hey, I’ve been spotting deals everywhere! You have to Carpe de Sales! Otherwise? Non-buyers Remorse… At least when you regret a purchase you actually made you can return it. Miss a sale? There’s no getting that back. 🙂

-Happy Shopping!

I’ve been making all my Spring and Summer plans over the last couple of days as well! 2011 will be incredible! I feel like a kid in school again… waiting for the summer!

oh, and ps: … while on-line shopping around today, I came across this purse from Forever 21… Look familiar?

…looks a lot like the bag I scored at the thrift store the other day! Bam!

Recent Reads & Trend Spotting

Today I picked up the December issues of both Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. I was SO excited to see two of my favorite girls on the covers: Emma Watson and Katy Perry.

The Emma Watson article in Marie Claire was fantastic! (girl crush alert!) Emma discussed studying at Brown University and life beyond Hermione Granger. She also talked fashion, and when this gorgeous fashionista talks fashion, I listen. One quote I particularly loved:

“… In this day and age, the way you present yourself to the world is a big deal. … I love fashion, but that’s not going to be the most important thing about my day. I’m never going to look perfect all the time. …” -♥ her!

Emma Watson, Marie Claire December 2010

I definitely suggest picking up the issue if you havn’t already. In addition to the fabulous Emma…

There were some really great reads and trend-spotting reports:

Neutrals are obviously in.
Lots of soft creams and off-whites.

As if it were any secret… Metallics. Especially Golds.
Goes along with the Neutrals, but with glitz.

Also, something I need more of, are laces
and whimsical textures.
(I’d love, and desperately want, a feather skirt!)

And over all, lots of sparkle!

Check out these totally amazing Chanel Earrings featured on the Horoscope page of
December’s Harper’s Bazaar.

♥ I’m in love. ♥
I would totally wear them any and every time I did a Tarot read, Palm read or
Astrology chart for someone.

Recent Purchases & More Trends I Love

I recently ordered this really cute red jacket from Forever21. I was hesitant, but for $16.50, it’s worth the try. I love it! It fits perfectly (I’m 5’9″ and I got a Medium). I also ordered for $3.50, a thin, chocolate brown mini. I think layered over leggens, it’ll look super cute.
Print Trends that I’m really excited about include Polka Dots and Leopard Prints.

I’ve always loved polka dots, they remind me of “I Love Lucy”! I really want a polka dot dress. Classic navy blue with white. Carmen Electra, Eva Longoria [soon to no longer be] Parker (yes they’re divorcing… anyone surrised? I didn’t think so.) and Dita von Teese in some really cute polka dot dresses.

I would die for an adorable Leopard Print jacket like Kate Moss’s.

However, my favorite animal print has always been zebra. I’ve recently been on the look out for a hot pair of zebra print heels.

Tomorrow is the night!!! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 at Midnight!!!

Trends I’m Dieing to Wear

I am dieing for a sweater dress!
You can pair them with so many other pieces for a really easy, super adorable Fall/Winter look.

I’d really love one in an eggshell or cream color. ♥

Another piece I’m dieing to have in my closet is a Leather Mini… ugh… I’ve wanted one for so long and now, they’re in and everywhere.

Celebs love Leather Minis too!

In addition to my Leather Mini, I’ve always wanted a pair of really tight, rock and roll style Leather pants. A’la Jim Morrison. I will have them one of these days… I will have my Jim Morrison pants!

And a MUST that I NEED, is a tailored blazer. I have a couple of blazers, none of which fit exceptionally well. I need a new one.

And who wouldn’t love a $2Million bra in their lingerie drawer? The Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Fantasy Bra is covered in 3,000 diamonds. Modeled by (my favorite) Victoria’s Secret Model, Adriana Lima, in addition to all those diamonds, this bra is made with 18K White Gold.
So Hot. I would totally switch teams for Adriana.

Oh, and we are now only 6 days away from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!