Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2016 S/S BOYS & GIRLS COLOR TREND

Take a first look at the top kids graphic trends for Spring/Summer 16 as forecasted by Fashion Snoops. For girls, we see a large influx of nature inspired graphics. Animals are of course a go-to and for Spring we look at our favorite humble pets. For boys, we have brought together the strongest graphic expressions, inspired by the runways and our current surroundings - from our love of travel and the ocean, to a love of hand drawn conversationals. 

Girls’ Trend Direction

For Girls Spring 2016 graphics we see a large influx of Nature inspired graphics. Animals are of course a go-to and for Spring we look at our favorite humble pets. Newness comes from the underwater sea creatures we are seeing as illustrated and photo real versions are equally relevant. Key images, which are most fitting and fresh for girls include jellyfish, seahorses, coral and koi fish.

Nature’s Lens

Girls' graphic forecast ss 2016, Natures Lens
Nature’s Lens has evolved from Ethereal Magic as we focused on the freshest aesthetic that looks to the fine details and beauty of Mother Nature. We look under our microscope at a zoomed-in version of leaves, flowers, fruit and bugs. Butterflies are exceptionally vital for girls and the color palette is of soft citrus. Scientific sketches are also relevant, as botany study is rife for SS16. This graphic story complements our Live Visionary story.

Sea Creatures

Girls' graphic forecast ss 2016, Sea Creatures
This trend is great for all ages, allowing for great variation in design and medium used. Illustrated and photo real versions are equally relevant. Key images, which are most fitting for girls, and also offer something new include jellyfish, seahorses, coral and koi fish. The fish takes on a particularly Asian sensibility.

Story Time

Girls' graphic forecast ss 2016, Story Time
Story Time is one of the most directional trends of the season, open to many interpretations. Here we see the clothing telling a story. Its like a modern take on toil de jouy, as we see little scenes play out on our girls silhouettes. Each print has a particular style, although always illustrated, as we see little characters in the world they live in. We were particularly enthralled by the idea of synchronized swimmers and the color palette is decidedly pastel.

Boys’ Trend Direction

For Spring 2016 we have brought together the strongest graphic expressions for boys, inspired by the runway, our current surroundings and what is particularly inspiring us right now. From our love of travel and the ocean, to a love of hand drawn conversationals- novelists, artists and destinations have all been part of our research, strengthening each call out.

Sea Life

Boys' graphic forecast ss 2016, Sea Life
One of the strongest pattern expressions for Spring, Travelers Notebook takes us on an adventurous tour of vast places as we imagine being a travel writer; of all the places we would travel to and of all the encounters we would jot down. Map prints are still relevant, although postage stamps and hand-written notes are what is inspiring us. Trompe-Loeil designs of backpacks and travel essentials are also a nice addition for boys.

Traveler’s Notebook

Boys' graphic forecast ss 2016, Traveler's Notebook
One of the strongest pattern expressions for Spring, Travelers Notebook takes us on an adventurous tour of vast places as we imagine being a travel writer; of all the places we would travel to and of all the encounters we would jot down. Map prints are still relevant, although postage stamps and hand-written notes are what is inspiring us. Trompe-Loeil designs of backpacks and travel essentials are also a nice addition for boys.

Tropical Vacation

Boys' graphic forecast ss 2016, Tropical Vacation
The moody undercurrent to the tropical theme was what inspired us for boys. The imagery is of the expected hibiscus florals, palm leaves and tropical birds, but the color palette is muted and less saturated.
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The Graphics Forecast reports by Fashion Snoops includes in-depth coverage & analysis of emerging print + pattern trends for the upcoming season.

2016 S/S MAN COLOR TRENDS

Color has slowly evolved in importance for menswear, becoming increasingly important for a market that places such emphasis on elevated and updated basics. For S/S 16, the dominant palettes on Fashion Snoops’ radar all confirm various themes that place a renewed focus on contemporary sport, archetypes of men’s uniforms, and plenty of luxe classics that can translate to cityscapes, island getaways, or country scenes. 

SUMMER EXPERIENCE - BRIGHTS PALETTE

Seaside is presented as a vibrant selection of mid-tones. Bubblegum pink plays an essential role, while newer shades of Coral and Melon are influenced by pink and grapefruit casts. Orchid and Aqua are offered as emerging fashion colors. Custard is lively, yet not overly saturated, shade of yellow. Chartreuse is introduced as a new lime.

GRASS TURF

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, GRASS TURF
Although it was a small showing on the runways, chlorophyll green is an emerging part of a vegetable palette that offers technical newness to the many active looks of the season.

LIMONCELLO

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, LIMONCELLO
Strongly acidic shades of yellow inject an energetic dose of newness to menswear for spring. Often paired back to black or other primary shades, it looks best on technical materials with some level of luster.

SOFT NOSTALGIA - PASTELS PALETTE

Like sun-faded photographs, Soft Nostalgia continues the conversation of pastels in menswear. Seen by many as a kind of “new neutral,” many of the hues are based in some kind of beige. Buff and mauve mist have some similarities to skin tones or other “barely there” colors, while petal pink, faded sunshine, orange rind, sea foam, and shoreline blue are all common occurrences from the best part of summer nature.

ORANGE RIND

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, ORANGE RIND
Orange remains a key directional accent color for S/S 16. With more of a yellow cast than last summer, it looks good on both active-inspired sportswear as well as more contemporary tailoring or wovens.

MAUVE MIST

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, MAUVE MIST
Mauve Mist presents an option that is rooted in pastels yet can also function as an updated neutral.

EARTHEN TREASURES - MID TONES PALETTE

In keeping with nature being the largest influence for S/S 16, the largest group of colors for menswear is Earthen Treasures. With adventure being at the forefront of most collections, hues that are deeply rooted in both the barren and prosperous landscape are ripe with opportunity for all classifications. Drab green, French blue, and butterscotch all have less saturated shades than last season, offering up a masculine yet refined option. Other colors like vintage indigo, sunset gold, tyrian purple, chilled malbec, and sienna brown are drenched with rich, warm, and juicy layers. Much of the inspiration for this color group lies in the literal treasures that surround us — everything from mushrooms, botany, infused soil, and plant extracts.

DEEP OCEAN

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, DEEP OCEAN
Luxurious shades of dark teal reflect the summer landscape. Mostly shown in tonal variations, it is forecasted to be one of the key hues for menswear for S/S 16.

BUTTER SCOTCH

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, BUTTER SCOTCH
Sugary shades of hard candy add a richness to spring. Butterscotch is the perfect evolution of orange and khaki from last spring - an emerging new neutral.

SIENNA BROWN

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, SIENNA BROWN
Red-cast shades of Earth brown point to an increasing acceptance of non-traditional hues used as ‘new’ neutrals for menswear.

VINTAGE INDIGO

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, VINTAGE INDIGO
After several seasons of inky blue, shades of indigo get a very subtle faded, desaturated appearance for S/S 16.

ORGANIC FEELINGS - NEUTRALS PALETTE

While neutral colors are a perennial part of menswear, the importance has only grown over the last few seasons with a marketplace placing increasing emphasis on classic styles and super clean silhouettes. For S/S 16, a subtle green and grey cast makes up many of the colors — hues like mushroom, faint grey, chamois, and tailored grey. Tailored grey and British khaki are traditional options for spring inspired by utilitarian influences, military uniforms, and time-honored suiting. While they’re not exactly fashion-forward, these colors are “just there,” meaning they perfectly complement any of the other color groups for the season.

CHAMOIS

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, CHAMOIS
Inspired by light-haired summer goat hair, chamois is small yet impactful for next summer. As a key alternative to faded yellow and light khaki, it is a new neutral for next season.

FAINT GREY

Top Color, Mens Market, S/S 2016, FAINT GREY
With subtle tones of misty purple, faint grey is a key neutral for outerwear and tailoring next spring.
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This S/S 2016 Men's Color Seasonal Guide by Fashion Snoops is a comprehensive report, breaking down the key women’s colors & palettes for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. The focus with this report is to demonstrate the most influential color families and combinations as well as direct you to emerging hues.

2016 S/S WOMEN COLOR TRENDS

Fashion Snoops’ Spring/Summer 16 Color Forecast identifies five key palettes: Backyard, Soft Nostalgia, Seaside, Desert Bloom and Heirlooms. Soft Nostalgia plays the most important role with a continuation of pastels that become notably more saturated. Desert Bloom refreshes the notion of neutrals with new base tones and enticing fashion colors that offer a new perspective.

SEASIDE - VIBRANT MID TONES PALETTE
Seaside is presented as a vibrant selection of mid-tones. Bubblegum pink plays an essential role, while newer shades of Coral and Melon are influenced by pink and grapefruit casts. Orchid and Aqua are offered as emerging fashion colors. Custard is lively, yet not overly saturated, shade of yellow. Chartreuse is introduced as a new lime.
CORAL
Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, Coral
Coral is a new pink this season, with salmon undertones.

HEIRLOOM - JEWEL TONES PALETTE

Jewel tones remain relevant for Spring/Summer 2016 with a new offering of Heirlooms. Red and green continue to play the most significant roles, including familiar shades of dark Burgundy and brighter Ruby. Green becomes more influenced by blues with Evergreen and Dark Teal colors. While Navy progresses as an influential base color, Indigo offers a new alternative. Grape purple is featured as a new fashion color. 

BURGUNDY

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, Burgundy
After much success in recent seasons, burgundy is back for Spring.

INDIGO

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, Indigo
Indigo presents a strong option somewhere in between navy and cobalt.

DARK TEAL

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, Dark Teal
Dark Teal offers a new fashion color that adds newness especially to retro looks.

DESERT BLOOM - NEUTRALS PALETTE

The Desert Bloom color palette combines earthy neutrals along with emerging fashion colors. Base hues of Khaki, Hazy Taupe and Twine are enlivened by richer bases like Dark Roast and Olive. Red casted Rust and orange casted Copper both play influential roles, while Marigold is a yellow with significant orange influence. Persimmon keeps the palette lively et to pink and orange casts. Cooler hues include Soldier Blue, Moonstone and Pine.

PERSIMMON

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, Persimmon
Persimmon combines desert orange with pink for a sunset fashion color.

HAZY TAUPE

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, HAZY TAUPE
Hazy Taupe brings a darker grey casted neutral into the spectrum.

MOONSTONE BLUE

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, MOONSTONE BLUE
Moonstone Blue is an exciting new fashion color in the Desert Bloom palette.

SOFT NOSTALGIA - PASTELS PALETTE

Soft Nostalgia addresses pastels as one of the most important groups of the season, lead notably by Blue Hydrangea. Chambray offers a greyer, saturated blue alternative. Pink is a focus from saturated mid-tones of Peony to whitened Ice Pink, peach tinted Rose Champagne and purple casted Lilac. Other fashion pastels include more saturated hues of Wisteria purple, Lemon Chiffon and Sea Glass green. Neutral base tones include a fleshy Buff, utility Ecru and Bone. Dust complements Soft Nostalgia as this season’s exclusive grey. 

BLUE HYDRANGEA

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, BLUE HYDRANGEA
Blue Hydrangea is easily the most essential pastel of the season, lending a soft commercial appeal.

LEMON CHIFFON

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016,LEMON CHIFFON
Lemon Chiffon brings yellow to the pastel range with creamy undertones.

BACKYARD - BRIGHTS PALETTE

Backyard brights offer a lively conversation anchored by warm and cool hues. Green plays a pivotal role in both Spring Green and a brighter shade of Grass, while Canary offers a brightly saturated yellow. Red progresses forward with Candy Apple as a key color. Another popular commercial option is Electric Blue, while Periwinkle really brings something new to the table. Though orange generally downtrends, Clementine remains.

PERIWINKLE

Top Color, Womens Market, S/S 2016, PERIWINKLE
Periwinkle is one of the most popular blues of the season, positioned as a brighter summer alternative to Electric Blue.
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This S/S 2016 Women's Color Seasonal Guide by Fashion Snoops is a comprehensive report, breaking down the key women’s colors & palettes for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. The focus with this report is to demonstrate the most influential color families and combinations as well as direct you to emerging hues.

Friday, March 6, 2015

RICHEST SINGERS IN THE WORLD

Beyoncé, $1 Billion

more than any other woman in the history of the awards. She and her mother own a women’s fashion line called House of DerĂ©on.
Celine Dion, $800 Million
The French-Canadian singer Celine, has a net worth of $800 million. She sings in a wide variety of languages, boosting her record sales to more than 200 million copies worldwide and making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. She has won five Grammys, including Record of the Year for “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic)”. She owns a number of businesses, such as Nickels Restaurant chain and Le Mirage Golf Club.

Madonna, $700 Million

Madonna has a net worth of $700 million. Selling more than 300 million records worldwide, she is the best-selling female recording artist of all time. She is also the top touring female artist, having toured nine times and grossing $1.14 billion. She has won 20 MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist, and seven Grammys. The singer owns four fashion brands.
Mariah Carey, $510 Million
Mariah Carey has a net worth of $510 million. Her self-titled debut album gained multiplatinum status, and the hits just kept coming. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide, has had 18 number one singles in the United States, and has won five Grammys. She has also worked with a number of charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Fresh Air Fund. She donated the royalties from three of her singles to charities, as well.
Gloria Estefan, $500 Million
The Cuban-born singer Gloria has a net worth of $500 million. She’s sold 100 million records worldwide, and as the most successful Latin singer, she’s sold 31.5 million of those records in the United States. She has won seven Grammys, and was named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year in 2008. She and her husband own several restaurants and two hotels, as well as a minor ownership in the NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.

Dolly Parton, $450 Million

Dolly has a net worth of $450 million. Well known for her work as a country singer, Dolly Parton has sold over 100 million singles and albums worldwide. She has written over 3,000 songs, 25 of which were number one on the Billboard Country charts. She owns the theme park Dollywood in Tennessee, and is also involved in charitable programs such as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a literacy program that gives books to children and is funded through Parton’s own income

FASHIONABLE HOME OFFICE IDEAS

Working from home has become more than a trend. Hard-working people the world over try to find the best way to accommodate a creative and inspiring working environment in their homes.  

Brilliant work-friendly spaces can emerge from a spare corner, a few inches of a wall, or other areas you never thought to explore. Preparation in business is key, so whether you have a whole room or just a nook. 

A place to do homework, hobbies, browsing or work. Home offices with a feminine and elegant atmosphere are a sum of all their functional and decorative elements. 

Stylish solutions for a productive home working environment can be found in creative details like custom-built shelves, a comfortable chair for those extra working hours or green plants to filter your air and thoughts when you need some inspirations. Whether you will be working from a spacious home office or a desk nook, the essence of your work remains the same. Indulge in a sleek, sculptural home office design that will not only tell your personal story, but help you add more to it.

When you live in a small apartment and need to use all the space you can, a niche can become the place that showcases both a mezzanine bed and a compact office space underneath. Even when the room lacks storage space, a vintage wooden box or two can be used to store your magazines and paperwork.
 
Even without a large niche to fit all your home office stuff in, a few shelves and drawers could help you organize your paperwork. A small home office does not require much space, but it does require a large amount of creativity. Showcasing books on a vertical shelf next to an elegant desk while magazines decoratively hang on a wooden ladder seems like a fantastic solution for your home desk.

A corner of the living room can become the place you use to get some work done. Carefully chosen decorations matching the surrounding decor helps this space become part of the overall design. Using a comfortable office chair is of utmost importance for those spending a lot of time in front of a desk, so make sure you choose a chair that is both supporting and aesthetically pleasing.

Transforming a nook in your home into a home office is both challenging and rewarding. Custom-built furniture helps define a space where everything is in its place and you will find comfort and peace rushing over you.

A feminine home office can showcase not only necessary things like the computer, good lighting and an outlet to plug in your gadgets, but also colors that keep you balanced, textures that make you comfortable and furniture items that support your workload and decorate the overused space. 

Bold colors within a simple space add character and define a playful atmosphere. Creative people work well in spaces that are not overcrowded with unnecessary details.

When space is not the issue and your home office occupies an entire room, the possibilities create a fascinating realm in which your needs meet your wishes in an inspiring setting.

Casual elegance is what makes a home office cozy. It’s not about pretending you’re in an office, but rather creating a pleasant and inspiring working environment where your dreams turn into reality. So personalize your home office space to your liking but don’t forget to keep a laid back atmosphere.

Since the home office is the place you spend a large portion of your time, physical and mental comfort must be placed on the same level. Organization is key to starting every work day fresh and also helps you manage the time. So choosing baskets, boxes and colorful organizers for files and documents could not only save you valuable time, but create an order you will be tempted to maintain.

Maybe the space in your home is not enough to accommodate a home office room, but what you can do is to find a space you don’t use and create a working environment.

When your home office is large enough to make you and guest feel comfortable, decorating it with personal items, cheery colors and flowers brings a feeling of comfort that you can hardly feel outside the home. Bright natural light bouncing off white walls was softened with color. Multiple storage spaces create a healthy organization that every office needs.

Spaces filled with light provoke us to be open and stress-free by reminding us of the world outside. An office flooded by natural light and constructed from carefully chosen details and natural colors vibrates with life and resets our minds every time we look up from the computer screen.

Corner home offices display customized ways to organize and store your office brick-a-bracks. Good lighting keeps everything in sight while maintaining a cheery atmosphere even in the darkest corners. 

Books, family photos and storage space can be combined to shape a home office that creates a balance between the homey feeling and the proffesional vibe you need to work.