“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you. But you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” Gianni Versace, designer, brother of Donatella

“Beauty without expression is boring.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher, poet

“Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them.” – Michael Schudson, sociologist, Columbia journalism professor

“Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going.” – John Naisbitt, “Megatrends” author

“The thing is to be able to outlast the trends.” – Paul Anka, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” singer, Canadian

“It seems we’re always in transition and that it’s more about trends than it is about what’s meaningful.” – Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress, deaf advocate