A few times in my life I have come across or read stories of people who are paid to spot new trends. This is something that comes natural to me as I am a gregarious, aesthetically sensitive, and I have a great social network of New York City's epidemic starters.
Over the past few years I kept noticing the social / fashion /color trends before they hit the mainstream. I always said it in my head and then when the apparition came true--wish I said it aloud.
My forecast for fall 2010:
Calculated consumerism. Disco Gypsy. Warm Grey.