Consumers shop with their senses before anything else. For the majority of products the primary sense we use is that of sight. If something visually appeals to us, there is a greater likelihood that we may purchase it. One of the biggest influences on the items we may purchase is Hollywood. Between the television shows and the big screen releases, consumers are always inundated with all types of products from clothing trends to cars. Whether you go to a retail store looking for clothes reflecting films like The Great Gatsby or car dealerships looking for the street legal version of the cars in the Fast and Furious franchise, Hollywood has left its mark on you.
On your Home
Hollywood’s influence on the home can be subtle or it can be extravagant depending upon your bank account. If your funds allow you may be able to completely redesign your property to reflect your favorite movie or television series. However, if this is not an option do not fret as there are still ways to bring Hollywood home. One of the most popular eras to draw inspiration for the home from is Old Hollywood.
If redoing your entire home is not in the budget, or a project that you want to take on at the moment, you can also choose to focus on just one room. You can create a dressing room or play room for a child to reflect the feeling of a Hollywood star’s prep space.
One of the most visible impacts of Hollywood in the Real World can be seen in the fashion industry. When it comes to fashion, the impact of Hollywood can be seen in two ways. On one hand fans of certain movies and television shows may want to purchase items reflecting the style of said franchise. On the other hand, fans of award show season may choose to look for pieces that are similar to, if not exact replicas of, items that are seen on the red carpet.
2013 has been a good year for movie related fashion trends. One of the biggest trend setting films is the remake of The Great Gatsby. The movies and television shows popular at the time become trendsetters for that season.
On the Road
Another very visible reflection of Hollywood on the real world can be seen on the roads around the world. Through the years there have been many memorable television and movie appearances by a variety of auto makers. From the James Bond films which routinely feature an Aston Martin to the Fast and Furious franchise that revolves around cars. The most recent installment of the Fast franchise raced into theaters on May 24th once again brining attention to a variety of vehicle’s such as Dom’s (Vin Diesel) Dodge Charger. Fans looking to enjoy the street legal thrills of these and many other cars may want to head for their local car dealerships.
Hollywood leaves many impacts upon consumers from the fashions we choose to wear to our interior design choices and even what we choose to drive. As the movies continue to roll out trends will continue to change. Hang on tight consumers and look to the silver screen if you are looking for some inspiration.
My name is Pam and I have been an entertainment and lifestyle reporter for nearly fifteen years.