Guess what, society has finally had its fill of reality. Bad news for "Jersey Shore," good news for...well, everyone. Magic is defining a host of brands right now from jewelery (Van Cleef & Arpels) to film (Alice in Wonderland). The creative community is taking culture to a new place, a place nearly forgotten, a destination called Imagination.
Phantasmagorical images and magic-inspired product executions are streaming to market, society's lust for fantasy flooding expectantly like a pot full of water left too long on the stove.
There's a growing belief in the impossible. The possibility of impossibility, where fairytale and fantasy rule.
Maybe it all started with the election of President Obama -- America's first African-American president, a peace-loving diplomat during a time of turmoil -- it was the world's first step into Wonderland. And now, First-Lady Michelle's Jason of Wu-nderland sent this magical, flowing gown down the runway at New York Fashion Week last Friday.
Freedom. Flowing, uber-creative freedom. Embrace the possibility of impossibility. Now is the time for the creative community, it's our imagination renaissance.
Photo source: Paula Zargaj-Reynolds; L.A. Times; Nordstrom