Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky
Hello Kitty has been a major phenomenon to spread across Asia; although we have the brand here in North America, the trend hasn't quite blown up to the same level. In Taiwan, Hello Kitty is the basis for a themed business that you just wouldn't expect.
The "stars" of the TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 have been dominating the media because of rumored affairs, child exploitation and divorce, and for those who are jealous of the attention, a new fashion item lets them try to follow in the mother of 8's footsteps.
The favorite accessory carried by most female celebrities these days seems to be a very little dog. Some have become fixtures in pop culture and have, as a result, inspired an accessory that sends a strong message about this trend by using a girl's second favorite accessory.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you're likely familiar with the unusual phenomenon of inventive Chinese farmers. For some reason, these rural inventors are grabbing more headlines than most Chinese tech companies. Well, here's another distinguished farmer to follow in that tradition.This particular pear producer isn't going to let any economic downturn get the best of his crop sales. His baby buddha pears are selling like hotcakes, and he's doing so well that he now hopes to take them overseas. Check the photos:
Moustache necklaces have been the big trend; but until recently, the trend has been small and dainty jewelry pieces, at least until someone came up with the bright idea to create a Magnum PI inspired moustache design.
It's no secret that some inmates in prisons in North America have privileges; you don't even want to get me started on some of the opportunities available to Canadian prisoners who have more opportunities available to them than some law abiding citizens. Freedom might not be one of the privileges of a group of Floridian inmates, but that hasn't stopped them from developing entrepreneurial roots.
The leg warmers of the 80's and the most recent decade where the style has made an appearance are designed more for fashion than function, although they do offer some level of warmth as promised by their name. Stroke's Extra Leg is similar in design, but it serves a very different purpose that is more about function than fashion.
A new trend is hitting the runways for Fall 2009, and it's one that would have been better suited for spring, because it's pretty Easter chic. Read on to find out what it is, and tell me if it's something that you would wear for more than one holiday season.