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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grandma Blankets-The Best Gift Ever!

Many times when looking for a gift for a new grandma, it is near impossible to find something they don't have. So, think about ordering a "Grandma" blanket for "Grandma" to keep at their own home to use when the babies and kids come to visit. Monogram their special name on it too! Blankets come in 6 different sizes. Email bibshoppe@gmail.com for more information. To see samples, visit www.bibshoppe.com. And grandmas, if you don't get one from a loved one, just order one for yourself. That is what these giddy grandmas in the picture did!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fashion Trends for 2010 and 2011

You want to be stylish – You want to give the trendiest gifts – And you want your family and loved ones to have the most fashionable apparel and accessories - right?

You probably already know that most people crave luxury fabrics, excellence in manufacturing, and aesthetic excitement in their homes and fashion life. But, do you know “what’s in” right now in colors and themes? If not, pour yourself a cup of tea (or whatever suits your fancy), sit back, and see how to be in the know about the most trendy fabric colors and themes.

Pantone, LCC, “the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries,” reported the top ten colors for women in their Fashion Color Report Fall 2010.

These colors are:

1. Endive – a yellow-green
2. Golden Glow – An earthy, deep shade of yellow
3. Living Coral – a soft orange with a hint of pink
4. Lipstick Red – a sensual red
5. Purple Orchid – a purple that leans to fuchsia
6. Chocolate Truffle – a rich brown with plum overtones
7. Lagoon – a tropical turquoise
8. Woodbine – a neutral green
9. Oyster gray – a lighter gray than the standard gray
10. Rose dust – a romantic beige.

Some exciting color combination Pantone mentions are purple orchid, chocolate truffle, and woodbine; lagoon and lipstick red; golden glow with purple orchid and/or woodbine; living coral and lagoon; endive, chocolate truffle, and purple orchid.

Now, have you ever heard the expression,“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”? Well, that is not quite true about China. The China Textile Information Center and the National Product Development Center in conjunction with China Fashion Color Association has announced textile trends for the spring of 2011. They state that the
fabric themes coming in 2011 are pure, convergence, trace, and fantasy.

Purity will be shown through eco-conscious organic fabrics. Blues and greens will be very popular.

Convergence is characterized as a “focused mashup and collage.” (Not exactly sure what that means, but I think I will know it when I see it!) There will also be a lot of geometric patterns and ethnic and folk prints.

Beverly Maniago, author of 2011 Fashion Trends for Children’s Clothing, says “Japanese and Korean fashion [is] in the forefront of kid’s clothing and adult clothing fashion trends.”

Colors that reflect traces of what’s left will be popular, i.e. rust, sands, neutral blends.

And fourth, fantasy will reflect both bright colored fabrics and fabrics with a soft light texture and feel.

So, when all is said and done, my research leads me to believe that in 2010 and 2011 people will be looking for fashion and accessories that make them feel like a luxurious (but practical) fun person! And, you know what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that:)

Patti Greene

The Bib Shoppe – Bibs, Blankets, and More
1795 N. Fry Road #448
Katy, Texas 77449

To read more, go to:
“2011 Four Popular Fabric Themes”. www.fabricword.com.
Maniago, Beverly. “2011 Fashion Trends for Children’s Clothing”. http://ezinearticles.com.
"Pantone Unveils Fashion Color Report for fall 2011". www.pantone.com.