May 16, 2012

SNAP class - Trends

These are notes from the classes I took at SNAP and are obviously the things that stood out to me, things I want to implement, etc - check out their blog for more info on the sessions, better pictures, fun times, etc.

I went to the class called TrendSpotting - because of the speakers, and because we all know I need help in this area!  I took my notes according to each person's presentation - here we go...

Jenaee -
--Trends are what's happening now
--Trends can INSPIRE you
--Research - find what's up and coming (fashion, beauty, home dec, etc) - look for colors, patterns/textures, style/mood, shapes, graphic design, lettering, etc
Where to find trends:
--internet (blogs, emags, pinterest, instagram, trend reports)
--offline (binder, notebook, inspiration wall) - local stores, museums, etc
Find what you're attracted to - details - listen, touch, see, smell
Notice repeating things and pull those elements
Research a small amount daily - keep in the loop
Make trends your own - use your own personal style to interpret what you see
Use multiple trends to combine and make something new

Lara - Less Cake More Frosting,Announce Designs
--Color is Your Friend - 2012 Tangerine Tango - it's all about color (white is the clean color)
--Figure out what you're digging right now and why - what works for you
--Inspiration is everywhere
--Make trendy things small and easy to change - invest in timeless pieces
--It's About You
Here's a visual of using inspiration to some up with something - she has this printable on her blog for you:

Mandi - Vintage Revivals
--Do what you love even if it's scary and you're not qualified
--Don't use every single trend
--People read your blog because of YOU
--What you THINK is cute/instyle/awesome is RIGHT
--Embrace the aspects of a trend
--Your trend is what makes YOU HAPPY - do it because you love it

Jen - Tatertots and Jello
--Go somewhere unexpected for inspiration
--Recycle, upcycle, refashion
--Add your own style - make it your own. - find your own style

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1 Fabulous Comments:

I think the comments about being/starting your own trends is so important! So often, I see things that are "trendy" and just can't get into them. I love it when someone does what they love and owns it.

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