Vivica Fox had zebra intentions at her birthday party (look at that blazing cake!) in a modern black and white St. John party dress. Halle Berry had similar intentions recently. What does that mean? These ladies are bold yet classic, wild yet sophisticated. This animal print has dimension. Here is a playful motif that works year-round, no matter when your birthday is.
Be a ferocious feline this Summer in lusty animal prints. It's easy to strut fierce in a spotted, sexy one piece or body con two-piece like Aussie designer Myer (left). One thing is sure, these classy and sassy prints are a sure way to perk up your wet getup, so let me hear you R-O-A-R!
I command you: take a spontaneous weekend trip this Summer. Or two. Or three! There's nothing more exciting than grabbing a few essentials, throwing them in a bag, and skipping town. Well, I'd like to think it was that easy. To make a weekend getaway complete, you need a Fab bag that will fit all of your girly necessities. This exotic Lauren Merkin Animal Print Tote ($195) is large and sturdy enough to stow away an extra pair of shoes, a bikini, and a couple of outfits. What are you waiting for — get packing!
This next trend might have you seeing colorful spots. Don't worry, it's not the measles or chicken pox! If black and tan animal prints aren't bold enough for ya, this Summer's take on animal prints are roaring with bright, electric hues. Attempt a yellow, green, or even hot pink animal print frock like this one from Just Cavalli and take a walk on the wild side.
What better way to embrace the warm weather than with a hot little vintage leopard minidress ($42) like this one? The batwing sleeves and elastic waist are straight out of the '80s, but the print and hemline are surprisingly modern.
As the tension between the scarcity and demand for animal skin mounts, animal prints are riding on the coattails of the debate. Leopard prints are becoming increasingly more popular and from Spring 08 to Fall 08 and we think it's actually one print that feels fresh, particularly for summer. We like a woman who doesn't associate summertime with baby doll dresses and bohemian prints. We like a woman who, even in ninety degree weather, can pull off a leopard print cardigan, bowler hat, and crisp pair of jean shorts. A.P.C.'s Spring 08 collection definitely has this flavor, and the model they've used for the ad campaign is a perfect fit. Thick eyebrows, little makeup, and an unsmiling 'even though I'm at the beach, doesn't mean I'm going to wear a sarong' attitude, make us feel like Spring 08 will actually bring a different aesthetic than the countless nautical/bohemian/aviators and a bathing suit-summers of year's passed.
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Banana Republic is hosting their Spring sale — already! This means I'm all eyes. Brightly printed dresses, tops, and fun jewelry are all up to 40 percent off.
I'm thinking about this Banana Republic Spot-print shell ($30, originally $59) — the cut is perfect for work, play, or anything in between. The black and white palette keeps the top classic, but the print adds modern appeal.
Animal prints are a tricky beast to conquer. These prints (I love) have garnered a bad reputation in the past with overbearing, and sometimes, outlandish designs. Yves Saint Laurent Gagosian Pump ($495), takes a more artistic approach to this trend with the use of canvas fabric and a painted wooden heel. Do you like this casual and creative approach to racy animal prints?
When your daughter belts out lamentations at the top of her lungs, it makes you wonder if she has animal instincts. All lil girls should show their wild side every now and then.
They can look the part in these sassy Zebra Print Ballet Flats ($10) from Old Navy. Shown in the brown and tan zebra print, the flats also come in red and brown leopard spots.
So rather than just listening to the growls and roars, suit her up in some flashy safari gear.