Friday, June 5, 2009

Fierce Creatures

From snakes and birds to tigers and giraffes, nature provides endless inspiration for designers, so get in touch with your animal instinct, darlings!
Italian GQ, January 2009.
Fashion Flashback: Numero, October 2007.
Fashion Flashback: Italian Vogue, July 2004.
Fashion Flashback: Bazaar, July 2008.
Blumarine. This and other runway images via nymag.com except where noted.
Diane von Furstenberg
Gucci
Issa, via style.com
Krizia
Salvatore Ferragamo
Matthew Williamson
Christian Louboutin hidden platform booties, at Bergdorf Goodman.
Pedro Garcia feather embellished peep toes, at net-a-porter.com.
Deal of the Day: Snakeskin peep-toe slingback, $49.99 at victoriassecret.com.
Versace dress, at eLuxury.com.
Diane Von Furstenberg Nevine dress, at shopbop.com.
Just Cavalli silk tunic; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Maje snake-print t-shirt dress.
Michael Kors cheetah-print pencil skirt.
Sass & Bide cream and bronze leggings.
Tyler Rose Swimwear one-piece, at shopbop.com.
The Miracle Bra triangle bikini, at victoriassecret.com.
Vogue, March 2009 (note the clutch!)
Jimmy Choo pony skin clutch; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Lanvin leopard-print clutch.
Pauric Sweeney python shoulder bag.
Yanna clutch, at kaightshop.com.
Lauren Merkin Eve op-art leopard print clutch; this and next at shopbop.com.
YARNZ bright leopard scarf.
Tolani scarf, at chickdowntown.com.
Grrrr, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

81 comments:

Sher said...

I can totally relate to the picture of the Mom trying to rein in her little "animal" LOL!

Have a great weekend CC!

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loft in soho said...

I love this picture of Numero!
and amazing car!!!!!

happy weekend CC!

Jennifer said...

Those bathing suits are so HOT. I love them. :)

Notion said...

my woman loves leopard print, the first pic is hot though

style crusader said...

I absolutely adore leopard print, and a nice zebra print too.

Fashion Moment said...

Salvatore Ferragamo and Issa are amazing, even I don't like a animal-print! And, the last scarf is great!

FM~FP

Miranda said...

hey love
i'm sorry the contest isn't open yet
i have to get the OK from my contact at chickdowntown before i can open up the comments<3
check back later today!

i love this post btw
RAWR

DaisyChain said...

I love animal print, amazing post.

Dooder City said...

The little boy in the photo with Stam is so adorable. I say 'yes' to animal print. i like to mix animal print with other prints...

Blair said...

Oh , love it! I especially love animal prints when they are in unexpected colors and that clutch from shopbob has my name all over it! Have a fabulous weekend CC! xx blair

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

animal prints is not quite my style lately... but I do love the VS's triangle bikini! grrrr!
have a wonderful weekend, darling!

WISEREDLIPS said...

i love ur posts! inspiring!

janettaylor said...

wild things! LOL!

XoXo

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I love the Jimmy Choo clutch, a fab post! I'm after some leopardprint shoes this summer, its such a lovely trend!

Anna said...

I have just discovered your blog! wow, what a wonderful post. The Issa dress is fab.

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Pop Champagne said...

hehehe ooooh I LOVE animal prints accessories!! I always think it's really hot to wear a black shirt dress with animal print heels

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

give me a littl of that Versace dress--perfect for that editorial job i want :)

Terence Sambo said...

Men also need leopard print stuff :o]..........love the fierceness

Laura Trevey said...

I LOVE these animal prints!

Have a Beautiful weekend!!

Funms-the rebirth said...

one word: FIERCE

Carol said...

That Gucci dress is stunning.

Kristin said...

Yessssssssss. I do adore animal prints. I usually go for leopard but zebra is calling my name!

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh i like the scarf.

Savvy Mode SG said...

ps left you an award.

retroliving said...

This is by far my favorite post of yours, i think I am in love with every item. I just cant resist leopard print or zebra! LOVE LOVE this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
♥Darla

Anika said...

CC, bella, if you like those Louboutins you should check out Camilla and Marc's (Aussie designers) leopard print platform booties (available October, I think). They cost $600 Aus and I cannnot wait to get my hands on a pair. Of them or the nude ones...check out vogue.com.au for the RAFW show to see the shoes....drooool :)

WendyB said...

How dare you post animal print...you know I'll want EVERYTHING!

HoneyBunny said...

Fab post, darling! I love the leopard print the most<3

Stephanie Clayton said...

you are speaking my language again! :) i've been in love with animal print since first purchasing a silk liz claiborne leopard-print scarf in the mid-80s (back when the brand was really cool).
i especially like the one-shoulder red dress pictured....and of course just about everything else.
thanks for this awesomely "fierce" post!
xoxo

NutriGirl said...

Krizia is STUNNING! You are so good at finding all these styles and creating little fashion stories. xxx

vicki archer said...

I definitely fancy a little leopard print dress, xv

sandra said...

love animal prints, I wear them a lot...But its important to know how, because very easily can be tacky...love your picks! These are absolutely stylish!

*tny for supporting me

box of style

Erika said...

Bazaar 2008...I need that entire outfit. Oh, how divine!

knitkicks said...

i just went through my mums old clothes and she has so many leopard print things. which just goes to show you should really hang on to clothes because trends do come back round!

La Belette Rouge said...

Yes to everything but the bathing suits. I love it when you go animal wild!:-)
xoxo

Gabbi said...

Fierce is right! I love that Versace dress... *sigh*

Hanako66 said...

what a fun post! I love that Just Cavalli tunic...gorg!

WendyB said...

OT: I am adding you to both my blogroll and the Francis one right now! I didn't mean to leave you off -- it's just the list is so long and sometimes I have someone on Google Reader without realizing they never made it onto the blog itself :-)

WendyB said...

OT: I am adding you to both my blogroll and the Francis one right now! I didn't mean to leave you off -- it's just the list is so long and sometimes I have someone on Google Reader without realizing they never made it onto the blog itself :-)

Cassiopeia said...

i used to hate animal print, but it's really growing on me lately... great picks :-D xxxc

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these pieces are fabulous!!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Heide Klum looks amazing in that first picture. Just amazing.

Rebecca said...

i looooove the bikni and scarf...and esp. the little guy dressed as a tiger!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oohhh the VS bikini is perfect! I'm so going to check that out! This post made me say "rawr" outloud. :)

XOXO!

Ms. Butterfly said...

Seriously Carrie God gave so much inspiration to us in nature and everything created. And thanks for the inspiring images.

The Seeker said...

Oh yes, animal prints are sooooooo fierce!!!!!

xoxoxox

Lila Sweetheart said...

This is so wrong, but the first thing I thought of when I saw the leopard print was Bruno's recent red carpet appearances: http://blogs.glam.com/glamchic/2009/06/01/get-the-look-bruno%E2%80%99s-leopard-moment/

Less than aesthetically pleasing! Of course, your pieces are another story :)

Debbie Shiamay said...

Im usually not a fan of these prints but your post just made me fall in love with them!!!

...love Maegan said...

I seriously DIE every time I see that Ferragamo tiger ..I WANT IT SO BADLY!


I was IN LOVE with white tigers when I was a kid ...like retarded about it. ahahaha.

Wanderlusting said...

Ironically, I am wearing a snakeskin dress on my blog today that would be right at home here! It's by Karta, on sale at Shopbop and soooo lovely!

I now want that Just Cavalli tunic, and those sass and bide leggings (would never wear them, still want them though!)

dapper kid said...

I shall forever have a soft spot for some leopard print. That DvF look is so wonderfully autumnal, the colours of the animal prints are fantastic! The Matthew Williamson zebra print heels are stunning, especially those pink soles :) Woah the Louboutins are so fierce!! Oooh and the Cavalli tunic is so pretty :)

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Grrrrrrrr...I absolutely LOVE animal prints, when done tastefully of course. Frida Giannini at Gucci does some of the best animal prints in the industry in my opinion...always understated but still able to make a statement. I love the Lanvin clutch, the Sass & Bide Leggings, and the Tyler Rose swimsuit. Also, the March Vogue spread is adorable!

Fifi Flowers said...

Great round up of animal prints... I feel like purrrrrring or grrrrrrring!
Bon week-end mon amie!
Fifi

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

ooo the Christian Louboutin are to die for!!

xx

p.s Hope you have a magical weekend!

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

oh man, pedro garcia makes such great shoes.
i gave you an award CC!

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the picture, cute Christian Louboutin bootie!!!
xoxo

Psst .... said...

grrrrrowwwwwl....

;)

Cherie Cherie said...

i am so incredibly obsessed with leopard print.
its not even funny ,
that bathing suit kills (L

great post,

xx

MT Days & Nights said...

Such a fierce blog post. I love that picture of the woman next to the giraffe.

TheBeautyFile said...

I have always LOVED the animal print...I think it partially is from my mom getting dressed up in the 80s. I love a great animal print on a swimsuit, heel & a dress....you're so right, sooo fierce! meow!

SsstSonia said...

I always think at animals when i see prints and I couldn't wear them, even if "animal instinct" sounds very good

xs said...

the orange zebra is divine!

la petite fashionista said...

I'm a huge fan of animal print; it can be tacky depending on what type of garment/accessory it's on, but it makes me feel quite sassy!

Trixy said...

So fierce! Have a wonderful, fabulous weekend, CC!

Nicole Marie said...

can't help but stare and laugh at the photo with the little kid in the tiger outfit!

Eden said...

that's really the cool thing about animal prints, yes? sometimes they're a bit kitschy, they've been here forever, but they seem to be timeless and will always make their way into fashion! that said, i should start packing on the animal prints, yes?

p.s. hope you could add me up to your blogroll too cc, i've added you to mine!


much love

eden

Gabbi said...

Ps. You have an award!xxoxo

Carlotta said...

now I want an animal print swimsuit love the last scarves..Have a great weekend:))

Sam said...

Those cheetah (?) stillettos are a knock out! Gorgeous post!

Elyse said...

I love the dress with the super enlarged animal print! I probably wouldn't have even known it was animal print! I also love the scarf with the multicolored animal print. I thought they were olives at first for some reason!

HiFashion said...

I don't think I've ever worn animal print...I've only just started wearing floral print. But those Zebra print shoes are great. I need them!

Marian said...

i like her in that playsuit, the colour is great on her. I think fashions fascination with animal prints. I love Issa's use of it in hre that dress!
happy wknd CC!
muah x
marian

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi CC!!!

I´m truly addicted to Lanvin´s leopard print!

Lovely post with so many "fierce creatures"!


Happy sunny and relaxing weekend!
Hugs to youuu!

OmnisLucis said...

i somehow don't own a single item of animal print clothing, but after seeing that issa dress with the spot on asymmetric neckline and the unexpected color, i am about to!

Laura said...

Love your post about 'animal instincts' too ;)
x Laura
http://stylecoaching.blogspot.com

Supercalifragi Fashion said...

woow! love all the animalprint

xoxo romylicious.blogspot.com

justbecausefashion said...

Great selection of pics!!

I am not a big fan of animal prints but sometimes it seems gorgeous...

gloria

xxx G&L

ChikitaRosemarie said...

i love the pink dress by dvf.. a new 'level' of animal prints!
and gosh, love the shoes.. i have a pair of leopard printed wedges.. and has been waiting to be put on for a few months now.. (for i cant wair it to campus *lol*)

-cr

Amazing Style said...

i love the zebra sandals...so nasty :)

Zakuro said...

People sometimes want to be wild like them;D

Girl Japan said...

I can see you working in the style section of a magazine Carrie, you have mad skills.....