You say Missoni, I say zigzags. The two go hand in hand flawlessly. But there's a sexy new pattern in the Missoni family: crocodile. We've seen the print on everything from bags to purses, but who knew it could look so exceptionally gorgeous on knit? There are already a slew of M Missoni dresses, tops, and arm warmers with the croc intarsia pattern, the hottest being this red M Missoni Crocodile Intarsia Mini Dress ($595). If you've got some extra cash to blow, here's where to blow it. Proceed to see five more M Missoni croc pieces.
Carrie Underwood showed up to Condé Nast's first annual Movies Rock event in a breathtaking Naeem Khan red V-front gown. I must say, she's the most stunning lady in red I've seen in a while. What makes this number stand out is the gold studded waist and draped sleeves. Her golden accessories are just right. Bellissima!
Ashley Olsen has been toting around her Fendi crocodile bag for months now — it's obviously a fave. But really, it perfectly suits her fierce and luxe style. While I know not everyone will perk up at the idea of wearing a crocodile skin on their arm, it is a proven luxury item in today's world of fashion. For those who do like the structured, upscale material, faux versions abound. So what's it going to be: a $12,000 crocodile handbag? A $400 one? Or are you saying to yourself: What a croc?!
This Cipola Pewter Crocodile Lamp ($2500) hovers somewhere between refined and ridiculous. Even if I did have money to burn, I can't see myself buying this. But that doesn't mean I don't like it.
I walk into your store every time I'm in the neighborhood and every time I leave empty handed. Why, oh why, must you be so pricey? You know what? I don't blame you: you look gorgeous, you're classic and the epitome of sophistication and class.
These Chanel Crocodile Quilted Chain Bags, $2,250-$3,850 (call (800) 550-0005 to order) are as yummy as candy and probably feel even yummier. I especially love the purple one because it's regal. Even though most of us can't afford even the chain handle of this bag, it's still eye candy. One day my friends, may we all walk out of a Chanel store with a bag in hand...
I've found the chic pebbled skin of the crocodile to be controversial. A lux material indeed, would you fancy wearing an aquatic reptile on your arm? You know I've got a thing for python, so I'm thinking I could do the crocodile rock. These slithery handbags are streamlined and serious - they are the season's most urbane accessory. Will you rock it?
When you take a yoga class (especially Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Jivamukti classes), sometimes the instructor will call out the names of the poses in their original language, Sanskrit. Here's a list of some animals in Sanskrit and the poses they're named after. Knowing these Sanskrit words really helped me to remember the names of certain yoga poses.
Baka - crow, crane or wading bird, as in Bakasana (Crow pose)
Bheka - frog, as in Bhekasana (Frog pose)
Bhujanga - snake or serpent, as in Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
Gomukha - face resembling a cow, as in Gomukhasana (Cow Face pose)
Kapota - dove or pigeon, as in Salamba Kapotasana (Supported Pigeon pose)
Kukkuta - rooster or cock, as in Kukkutasana (Cock pose)
Kurma - tortoise, as in Kurmasana
Matsya - fish, as in Matsyasana (Fish pose)
Mayura - peacock, as in Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock pose, also called Forearm Stand)
Nakra - crocodile, as in Nakrasana (Crocodile pose)
Svana - dog, as in Adho Mukkha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog pose)
Simha lion, as in Simhasana (Lion pose)
Vatayana - horse, as in Vatayanasana (Horse pose)
Vrschika - scorpion, as in Vrschikasana (Scorpion pose)
Humans were not the first to do yoga. Way back in India, animals were observed in nature, and noted for their particular abilities and accomplishments. To imitate these qualities was considered a high sign of spiritual enlightenment, that's why so many yoga poses are named after animals. Check out this post to see animals doing yoga.
Roberto Cavalli is known for his over-the-top designs, so it's no surprise to me that his Roberto Cavalli Reptile Hybrid Bag, (guess the price!), posted by Uacosj in the Love It or Hate It? group, is eccentric. I don't love it, but it's not ghastly either. I wouldn't necessarily buy it for myself, but if it were given to me as a gift, I would carry it to a fancy schmancy soiree.