This Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Snake, which is a perfect excuse for incorporating all things snake and snakeskin into your home decor. Snakeskin is surprisingly neutral and lends itself to many types of decor — so no excuses! Start small with frames or a throw pillow, and discover the statement this bold pattern can make. Happy New Year!
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With celebrities taking a walk on the wilder side, we're seeing everything from leopard spots to zebra stripes cropping up on the red carpet. To this point, we love the way Emma Stone dressed up a peachy Lanvin number with a quirky serpent collar, how Natalia Vodianova added sleek dynamic to her ensemble with the help of an olive-green python-print jacket, and how Revenge's Ashley Madekwe paired a sheer snakeskin top with cool-girl leather shorts. These slick reptilian accents inject a double dose of exotic texture and playfulness into any look. From subtle accessories to overtly embellished apparel, we've got seven celeb-inspired ways to style up your snakeskin pieces. Click through now and shop your favorites.
>> This season, printed jeans are everywhere: J Brand, Current/Elliott, Hudson, Rag & Bone, and Gap all have versions, just to name a few. Here, we've gathered five of our favorite animal-patterned jeans and devised a different way to wear each one — from super-relaxed to neatly polished — without having to fall back on a basic tee. Click through to see each one.
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Why We Covet: A nude palette is a huge trend for Spring, and we're looking for sophisticated ways to toughen up the soft, feminine color. Thank you, Jimmy Choo. This shoe is gorgeous, with the mix of edgy snakeskin and romantic lace. We would wear these with nude or white outfits, or skinny jeans and a long tank. In the Winter, we'd throw tights on and wear them with black dresses for a sexy gothic look. We would also probably go to sleep at night with these beauties on the pillow next to us.
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Animal inspired pieces were seen on the Fall 2010 runways at Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dries Van Noten. Celebrities caught wind of this look — Sienna Miller, Ashlee Simpson, and Jessica Alba have all been spotted around town wearing this trend. From traditional leopard prints and snakeskin, to statement-making feathers, we show you four great animal inspired looks! On Allison: Rebecca Taylor
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Snakeskin prints are a cool way to add an element of texture to your outfit without necessarily breaking the bank. From Roberto Cavalli's snakeskin deco print dress, which gives the appearance of actual scales, to a simple cropped blouse from Topshop, this trend can be found at all price points. Pair snakeskin prints with denim or black elements for a crisp summer look.
You know how I always talk about having fun with fashion? And on the same token, it's better to be overdressed than under? SJP knows what I'm talking about. She dressed to the nines for the School of American Ballet's Winter Ball at Lincoln Center in NYC last night. Instead of opting for your typical ball-gown garb, she sauced it up in a L'Wren Scott green and black python print dress, lace-up Christian Louboutin for L'Wren Scott pumps, and party accessories like a feather stole, lace gloves, and glitzy bracelets. It may be too much for the average bear, so here's my interpretation — just as fun, just as SJP.
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Mary-Kate looked classic bohemian Mary-Kate for the Annual Winter Dance at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. Leave it to MK to Olsen-ify the floral trend by wearing fur and a snakeskin clutch. Even though her friends Margherita Missoni, Derek Blasberg, and Arden Wohl are towering over her, she still manages to steal the spotlight.