Top 20 Trends in 2009 Forecast
One thing you’ll learn from our Trends in 2009 Forecast is that 2009 will be a year of dramatic change. To prepare you for that change, TREND HUNTER Research is breaking all norms by freely distributing this video and memo of our Top 20 predictions for 2009. The 2009 forecast summarizes the 20 trend clusters from our 2009 Trend Reports. In total, the trend reports feature more than 300 clusters, each with half a dozen examples. Crowd Filtered Insight - We’ve created the 2009 trend forecast by crowd filtering our database of nearly 30,000 published micro-trends, collected by our global network of more than 20,000 Trend Hunters. For more info on the methodology and premium research, visit our 2009 Trend Reports section. Feel free to share this video with your colleagues or contact us if you are a journalist looking to showcase the next big thing.
Excessive Luxury Gifts: From O$1,000 Sushi to Million Euro Phones
$1000 sushi, crystal toasters and million euro phones: today we hunt excessive luxury gifts This opulent list defies the credit crunch, exploring the most luxurious presents on planet earth. Whether you’re in the mood for $20,000 Scrabble or a $400 beer, these products are here to fix your insatiable hunger for spending cash. Check out the uber luxury gifts in detail!
Crazy Egyptian Fashion On The Runways (Would You Wear This Look?)
Don’t say goodbye to the gladiator sandal just yet; the look has been heavily revived in Spring 2009 collections (a huge relief to those fashionistas on a budget!) The designers seemed to ignore the recession entirely, flaunting collections that looked as though they’d been delicately blessed by a reincarnation of King Midas. Fashion week onlookers were swept away, and back in time, to the days of Ancient Egypt, where being draped in golden baubles was the norm. Christian Dior opted for “Nefertiti-chic” hairstyles that rose in dramatic hourglass shapes of crimped hair contrasted with Cleopatra-straight bangs. Ralph Lauren charmed with snake jewelry, while other designers, like Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, went for a slightly more Roman take with golden-winged breast plates over white gowns fit for a goddess. “At Anna Sui, hieroglyphs provided the basis for elaborate prints, while Sophia Kokosalaki worked in a pharaoh-worthy palette of lapis lazuli and gold,” noted Style.com, adding also that “Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava accessorized with slinky silver breastplates.” While some of these looks may be too dramatic to wear in every day situations, a chic gladiator sandal paired with a white sun dress works wonders, but so does a simple tiny accessory such as a snake armband or necklace. The key to working the look, however, lies in having the poise and confidence of a modern day Hathor, goddess of beauty.
Glowing LED Umbrellas - Lightdrops Keep You Visibly Stylish, Even at Night
Lightdrops, by designer Sang Kyun Park, are umbrellas that illuminate when raindrops trigger the light emitting diodes (LEDs) within their frames. Clothing and shoes that glow in the dark as well as bike reflectors help reduce accidents when walking, jogging, or bike-riding in low-light conditions. Lightdrops umbrellas have the ability to aid in this area as well: because they illuminate, they can help make their users more visible to motorists and lessen the likelihood of an accident.
Palin Fever - Pumpkins, Parodies, Love Dolls and Sarah Palin On SNL
Over the last few months, nearly TWO MILLION views at Trend Hunter have been directed at Sarah Palin SNL videos, pictures, bio, beauty pageant photos, vogue photos, action figures and her Kawasaki 704 glasses. Wow. Accordingly, we’d love to bring you a different topic, but it’s time to pay homage to Sarah Palin before she either: a) fades away; b) gets elected; or c) decides to work full time performing the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Life.
32 Body Paintovations As Very Daring Halloween Costumes
If you’re stuck on thinking of unique Halloween costume ideas, what about ditching the outfit altogether and donning body paint instead? (Provided you don’t live somewhere cold.) Some people might consider body paint a bit naughty, but it’s not necessarily always so. Think of major sports fans who dress up in painted on jerseys.. it might look a bit stupid (especially if it rains en route to the game), but it’s not offensive. And it would gets props for being a unique Halloween costume idea.