Fashion Trends for Spring 2010

13 Jan

Whether you are a dressmaker, jewellery designer or any other kind of maker of fashion items, or just simply want to keep an eye on fashion trends, these web sites can keep you in the picture – – – 

I like the article on Pantone’s Color of the Year: Turquoise; Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky…”.
Gorgeous Graphic Heels from


Courtney Mason of talks about her  high heel art:

“The idea came about when I was commissioned to do a job using paint markers. I loved the technique and fine art side to it so much that I wanted to find something that could be painted for women to wear. This way they could feel beautiful while expressing themselves.”

Mmm maybe there is a way of recycling fave shoes that have seen better days.  My red flats come to mind, the covering has peeled off.

And there are many more fabulous articles on this fashion trend web site 😛

“Classically inspired but with a serious infusion of the sex and skin” declares the Fashioning web site, on the fashion trends for this year.  You can sign up for their free newsletters.

Striking patterned trousers big in 2010

I’m so excited about this trend for colourful patterned trousers, I might make myself a pair for my next project on the dressmaking course.  I do like the Marlene Dietrich wide pants…

Fashion tips

Hot pants, slit-to-the-thigh Veronica Lake style dresses, jumpsuits, ripped lacy or patched jeans, knee-high socks and Sparticus Shoes (still in!) …but I wouldn’t say combining those socks and those shoes together is a good look 😉

Other fashions mentioned but which I don’t like include jodphurs (best kept just for horse riding) and sports wear (fat lazy people and chads come to mind…not a pretty picture). 

1940's Hollywood Star Veronica Lake

1940's Hollywood Star Veronica Lake


Why not check out the various – clothing and otherwise – patterns at Burda Style?  A few are free and there is inspiration in abundance!

Paris Fashion Week reported by Vogue, the god of fashion.

I love the green jumpsuit from Issa as shown on the catwalk in London Fashion Week.  Her spring / summer 2010 collection is a joy –  the femininity, the flowing lines, the exotic colours, coral, yellow-green, jade-green, orange, pastel blue and pink, white…  The bold butterfly print skirt, very beautiful!  The Brazilian designer (the one behind Issa) Daniella Helayel, has a beautiful web site too.  No wonder I am a new fan, she is also a dog-mother!  Has 2 Maltesers, Monster and Snowball.

Vivienne Westwood Bambi bag

Vivienne Westwood Bambi bag

UK high street fashion at affordable prices reviewed and blogged at

Being a dog lover my fave designer bags are from Radley, and there is still a sale on!  

Turquoise Beachball purse from Radley

Turquoise Beachball purse from Radley

I hope this blog has uplifted your spirits, as it has mine in researching and writing it 🙂

Dragon Fly earrings from George at Asda

Dragon Fly earrings from George at Asda


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