14 March 2011
We can’t believe it’s already March here at Trend Bible HQ, we’re just about out of Hibernation Mode and gearing up for spring. Here’s what we’ll be doing this March to keep our minds fresh and our trend tastebuds tickled…
Watching: Agony and Ecstasy: A year with English National Ballet – the world’s gone ballet-mad since the release of Oscar-winning film Black Swan and ballet was one of the biggest references on the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks. British designer Erdem took inspiration from the Diaghilev & the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum and beautiful pleating was seen elsewhere on the catwalk, and now there are some great ballet-inspired pieces can be found on the high street. We referenced ballet as a key influence for interiors in our Autumn Winter 2011/12 forecast (pages below) which was published back in January 2010.
We’re fascinated by Channel 4’s The Model Agency, documenting the inside world of Premier Model Management, one of London’s top modelling agencies – it’s great to have the inside scoop!
Above Image: Spread from our Autumn Winter 2011/12 story, Perfected, Trend Bible Home Trends
Reading: The third issue of The Gentlewoman is out, and everyone’s girl-crush-of-the-moment, Adele, graces the front cover wearing everyone’s label-of-the-moment, Celine. Beautifully designed, edited and styled, this is a magazine to treasure. We’re still a nation obsessed with baking, but to update your cupcakes, try a whoopie pie instead. This book by Claire Patak of lovely London bakery Violet (where they make the best salted caramel cupcakes we’ve ever tasted) is truly the best – we especially love the frozen key lime pie whoopies. Always seeking out what the future holds, we love Edward Cornish’s “Futuring: The Exploration of the Future” – it explains what we know about the future and what we can’t know, techniques to help us predict the future and how forward-looking people can create a better tomorrow. It might sound yawn-worthy to you but we LOVE it!
We can’t wait to visit the Yohji Yamamoto retrospective at the V&A – this is his first solo exhibition showcasing over 80 of his avant-garde womenswear and menswear pieces. Something a bit closer to home for Trend Bible are the John Bulmer ‘Northern Soul’ and Memories of the Coal Queens exhibitions at Woodhorn Colliery, Northumberland – Bulmer’s photographs reflect the lives of working men and women in the North of England, whilst the ‘Memories of the Coal Queens’ exhibition shows an unseen side to mining communities.
Noah and the Whale are one of our new favourite finds; we can’t stop singing “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N” and we’ve had Brit-award winning Laura Marling on our stereos for months – it’s going to be fantastic seeing her live at Glastonbury this summer.
We were impressed with the quality of the individual coaching. Not obtrusive or interfering, but genuinely steering the team to target objective.
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