Pink cocktails are sumptuously sweet and dreamy, especially our newest confection. The palest pink mother of pearl slice sits atop this stunning 14kt rose gold ring like a flat disc of glossy cotton candy. With the thinnest halo of diamonds finer than sugar granules, this ring is a delicate beauty. And with such a sweet ring on your hand, you need something equally sweet in your hand. Enter The Paloma, a saccharine but not cloying treat from B’s in the Kitchen. Cheers!
If you are a woman between the ages of 24 and 34 you are being targeted by merchandisers everywhere. If you have found memories of games like Candyland, Scrabble and My Little Pony, World Trade Jewelry in particular is after you. World Trade Jewelry has just signed an agreement with game maker Hasbro to make jewelry based of some of their most iconic games.
It’s not the first time the jeweler has aligned itself with products with found memories. They have already produced a line of Hershey Kiss pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings. They then created a series of Sweetheart Jewelry. Sweetheart candy hearts are famous for their Valentine’s Day message candy hearts.
Now they are teaming up with Hasbro and merchandise that will immediately have recognition and good feelings associated with them. The new jewelry will be offered in over 10,000 locations as well as online.
Scrabble will be licensed for initialized pendants, cuff links and other items. An actual wood scrabble tile in birch or mahogany will be used and then trimmed in sterling silver or 14k gold. It is expected to be in retailers for this fall.
Candyland licensed products will include cupcakes that open into a locket, lollipops made from swirls of shiny enamel and trimmed in diamonds and an assortment of colored Swarovski crystal items. The Candyland line is also expected to be available this fall, with prices starting at under $100.
While details of the My Little Pony collection are not totally known, one would expect a series of jewelry using images from the collection of ponies not only from the series’ original run, but the re-release in 2003. Again, this line will be available for Christmas shopping later this year.
World Trade Jewelry’s match with Hasbro seems like a marketing winner, creating lifelong memories from the toys of your youth.
Today we’re starting a new Sunday series – throwbacks from past posts of yore. Enjoy below, and see if we were right in predicting any of 2012′s biggest new trends:
Fashion Trends of 2012:
Expect to see prints of the Orient, Lace and Fur Trimming similar to the style of the 1920′s, and Mod Infused Early ’60s Hemlines
Thanks to great resources like Fashionising.com, getting a heads up on the next years fashion trends is within reach. While it’s still a bit early to predict what significantly different changes will take off with a fluster and what trends will fall as complete blunders in 2012, enough information is available to (at the very least). help us prepare the best way possible.
I can only hope that the biker-chic style that was so eminent in the stylings of 2011 remains steadfast as the year turns, as I still have to purchase both my motorcycle boots and jacket. Of these two things… I have been virtual window shopping for the entirety of 2011.
Now, that said.. Some new trends, both in prints, fits and hems are rumored to be big hits in the upcoming year of 2012. Of these, expect to see an increase in the street style wearing of Komono‘s, oriental prints will be more common, though expected to be a bit more subtle and floral in use. Exotic silks and authentic vintage Kimono’s would be great pre-planning purchases to be a well-prepared fashionista for 2012!
The vintage fashions of this year certainly will not die off and disappear, but they will morph just a bit. From the sophisticated ’70s style we’ve seen so much of this year, with the soft flowing curls and slinky fabrics, expect a shift into the style of the early 1960′s. We’re talking true Mod Girl stuff here, Peter pan collars, short hems, mod hair styles and the Twiggy fashioned eyeliner may be sneaking it’s way back into the fashion forefront.
This year has already opened itself up to many 1930′s inspired fashions, a trend heightened with the release of the Motion Picture, ‘Water for Elephants.’ For both Men and Women, there has been a throw-back to old-fashioned baseball caps, and early styled lace accented dressings for ladies. With the ‘Great Gatsby’ Film expected to be released in 2012, the same will be seen in relation to 1920′s Flapper Fashion.
Avoid costume like ensembles, as these will be easy to spot and difficult to avoid with an expected over-indulged availability of short black wigs and overdone Flapper dresses. Keep this classic trend modern by introducing the ’20s presence in your style in a minimalistic way. Wide-leg trousers and subtle fur trims are great ways to achieve this style without going overboard.
The Chanel ‘Le Boy’ is the ultimate glamour bag, with the classic golden braided strap, and intricate lettered perfection of ‘CHANEL’ stitched along the bag’s wide end, these little puppies will be booming in popularity… I want the red one, bad. Already.
So, there you have it. A few fashion predictors to help you ease your way into a fashionable 2012 from start to finish. Now, we’ll get to what’s pressing currently, which is the preparation for bathing suit season, of course! Get ready for high waists, retro cuts and prints, the return of the one-piece (with a twist), and the early signs of the 1990′s fashion comebacks…
- Flirty Floral Fashions – The Jason Wu Resort 2012 Collection Boasts Pretty Patterns & Soft Silks (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Diana Vickers For Very.co.uk (raindropsofsapphire.com)
- Today’s featured finds: silk & print! (ricarantsandraves.wordpress.com)
- Stylish Street Collections – The Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2012 Collection is Graphic & Colorful (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- British Fashion Council – NEWGEN winners for spring/summer 2012 (blogrestandplay.com)