Monday, September 1, 2014

Merchandising Calendar for September 2014



To keep things looking in line with the current season, use Etsy’s Rearrange Your Shop tool to move these holiday items to the final pages of your shop.
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    Themes/colors/shapes/etc

{{ Northern Hemisphere- winter, Southern Hemisphere- summer))

---    Holiday + Sports Related

---    Styles
Punk- tartan 'plaid', vinyl, chain, studs, attitude
His IS Hers: suiting materials normaly used for mens suits {think herringbone}, men's shaped coats
Military-inspired: camoflauge and more with a girly twist
nineties grunge
jungle look
R is for rapper's delight. The season's fur-trimmed bags, chunky chain necklaces, and personality T-shirts have the swagger of a hip-hop star.
The Grunge Movement- The grunge spirit of the '90s fit right into the mold of Fall's tough-girl approach to layered styling. By channeling some of Seattle's iconic plaid, calling upon the rocker vibe of Kurt Cobain, and injecting some irreverent prints (see Rodarte's psychedelic tie-dyes) into the mix, we were treated to a nostalgic lineup of updated grunge wares.
High-Impact Details: It's easy to say, "It's all in the details," but the Fall '13 collections took a bolder (than ever) stance on standout embellishments and finishes. Whether it be Lanvin's bejeweled tiaras and insect appliqu├ęs, Gucci's dark-hued feather gowns, Alexander McQueen's Elizabethan takeover, or Julien Macdonald's bright orange mirrored effects, the details were not just an outfit perk — they were the main event.


---    Colors
pastels
grays- dove, smoke, charcoal
Green Movement- If New York is any indication, the green movement has found its way to the catwalk. The hue is having its moment in deep, rich shades that embody the autumnal season.
50 Shades of Blue- The Fall 2013 runways showcased a wide range of cool blue hues. From Valentino's cobalt jumpsuit to Prada's ladylike sky-blue gingham sheath, there should be enough shades of blue to keep you content all season long.
Winter White- There was no shortage of Winter-white looks on the Fall 2013 runways. From Giambattista Valli's ethereal gown to Proenza Schouler's modern white suit, nothing says "chic" like this classic and unapologetically simple hue.

---    Shapes, Patterns etc
polka dots
florals- no longer just for spring
Block Party- Colors are made to be mixed, and for the coming season that means layers of hues that are just a touch off or black, white, camel and navy styled graphically for a welcome, pared-down take on the trend.
Step and Repeat- The story on pattern for the season is distinctive and repetitive, a Warholian screen print idea that's graphic and striking.


---    Textures
all or nothing Fur- oversize, ultra shaggy; unexpected fur- unnatural colors
feathers
velvet
Furry finishes, feathered detailing, shearling, and studded leather were just a handful of the trends that pointed to a textural takeover on the Fall '13 runways. Some are more typical of Fall and Winter, like the begs-to-be-touched detail in the coziest finishes at Altuzarra, Tom Ford and beyond. But there was more in the way of drama-inducing texture, too, thanks to Gucci's high-wattage, plumage-like pencil skirts and Chanel's grungier distressed denim.
High Shine: Designers like Balmain, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Naeem Khan sent out an array of gowns, slick pantsuits, and statement tops that will keep you shimmering from dusk till dawn.

----Specific Pieces
baby doll dresses
embellished sweatshirts
thigh high boots
heirloom- old style jewelry
midi- calf length skirts
queenly- jeweled haedpieces, crowns
nautical for resort wear
Leather has become a staple of the runways, no matter the season. For autumn, the new way with hide has an urban sensibility that's a little bit tough, a little bit punk — rebellion never looked so chic.

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    January is known as National
Donor Month
National Hobby Month
Hot Tea Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
Clean Up Your Computer Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get Organized Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Skating Month
National Soup Month
Oatmeal Month

    January 1: New Year’s Day
    January 2: Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)
    January 6: Epiphany, Three Kings Day
    January 12: Holy Thursday (Argentina)
    January 15: Martin Luther King’s birthday (to be observed on January 18)
    January 19: Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday
    January 25: Foundation Day (Brazil)
    January 26: Australia Day
    January 26: Republic Day (India)
    January 31  chinese lunar new year- Horse

Pagan/Wiccan Calendar
*source: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/holidaysandcelebrations/a/2013-Pagan-Wiccan-Calendar.htm
    January
    1: Birthday of folklorist Sir James Frazier, 1854
    13: Last of Austria's witchcraft laws repealed in 1787
    19: Birthday of Dorothy Clutterbuck
    20: Celtic Tree Month of Birch ends
    21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
    25: Birthday of poet Robert Burns, 1759
    26: Full moon -- Cold Moon at 11:38 p.m.
    30: Birthday of Z Budapest, founder of Dianic Wicca
    30 - Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia
    31: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland