Tag Archives: Animal print

The Legend of Simple Glam a la Vogue Nippon

2 Dec

Loving the ‘ladyluxe’ yet playful, fluid styling and the ‘motion’ photography. The January 2011 Vogue Nippon editorial features some key trends, kitten heels, animal print, ladylike silhouettes.

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Style talk: Leopard print? Well, just maybe

8 Oct

Maybe it’s the effect of seeing it every where, on the runway, in shops, online; or maybe it’s because I’m a bit more open these days but me, the self-confessed hater of all things animal print, seem to be falling for it.

Animal print is one of those trends that keep recurring every few years, reinvented but animal print quite alright. This season it’s made a pretty sleek chic come back and with designers like Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum and Blumarine featuring it in Spring 2011, it just might be around for a while. Good thing too because it looks like we’ve finally figured out  how to wear it and look chic.

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010

 

The basic rule is to keep it simple, let the animal print do the talking and keep accessories and all other items as plain as possible, else you’ll risk looking like something out of national geographic.

For wary but attracted fans like me, the secret is to introduce a little piece of leopard print into your outfit, could be a bag, shoe, scarf or possibly part of a dress? Well, i found the perfect dress on asos.com

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I like that it combines all the essential girly elements, sheer, frills and of course animal print. Paired with  6 inch high black or nude pumps, a tote in similar colour and we are on our way! It can also be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Stellar style piece.

Pictures via style.com and asos.com

Milan Fashion Week: Roberto Cavalli’s Exquisite Fringing

28 Sep

This SS 2011 marked Roberto Cavalli’s 40th year in business, so he rolled out the drums for a significant collection. It was fringe land, quite sultry, lots of cling and movement, snake skin, intricate beading. What stood out was the sheer craftsmanship that went into the collection. The sequins, beads and crystal detailing, all hand sewn. Another display of fashion as art. Will these would be worn in real life and who will wear them is a different discussion.

. Pics courtesy style.com