Monday, 1 November 2010

Classics - Leopard Print or Call of the Wild

"I don't want to be cool, I want to be Fashion" Anna Dello Russo
 I am of the belief that not all animal prints are created equal, that one stands shoulders above the rest in the fashion jungle.  Leopard.  A smattering of it can add glamour to the most normal day to day combination.  Looking stunning when worn with simple black, jeans and a t-shirt; as little as a scarf or going all out with a wild coat (or truly going for Ms Dello Russo above!), leopard is one of the classics.  

Rosamund Pike and Carey Mulligan in An Education
There were two triggers for this post, firstly that it is now cold enough in London to dig out my beautiful fur (faux obviously!) leopard coat from Topshop last season (seen on Alexa below).  I teamed it with a black silk over sized shirt from Silence and Noise, black leggings with leather panels (ASOS), red quilted ballet flats (French Sole) and my black Chanel 2.55.

Secondly, all the beautiful 3.1 Phillip Lim pieces from Autumn/ Winter 10/11..which it must be said are in a variety of animal prints.  I'm particularly obsessed with the leopard print Derby Oxford and the Atomique mixed media trainer, oh and the stunning giraffe and leather biker jacket, but unfortunately do not have a spare £1085 at the moment so I'll be sticking with my vintage style Topshop coat for now.
3.1 Phillip Lim items from La Garconne, Browns Fashion, Neiman Marcus, Aloha Rag and Net a Porter.  With thanks to Susie Bubble for the collage.
I can even pinpoint when my love affair with leopard started, it was seeing Audrey in her perfect leopard pillar box hat in Charade, watching on a Sunday afternoon with my mother and I thought it was the most glamorous outfit I had ever seen....


  1. Love leopard print, and seem to love it more as I get older. Perfect for days I'm feeling a bit lazy about what I wear and want something easy to pep things up! I sort of want Mis del Russo's scooter! Love love LOVE your blog too, keep up the good work!

  2. your right, this trend is so on point right now, its crazy!


  3. Hi there Uncouturier, thanks so much for your comment! Loved you tiger stripe shirt in your post a couple of weeks ago! And Anna I totally want that scooter too! xxx

  4. LOVE leopard print, just want it everywhere :D


  5. I love that leopard print comes back into fashion every second season, in different and new ways. And.. I must watch Charade I think!

  6. Audrey Hepburn,
    More thant a icon !

    KIsses from France.Olivia & Mariam

  7. Jamie-Lee..definately rent/ buy Charade if you can..I could honestly do a whole post about Audrey's outifts in that movie and it's a great story too. x

    Thanks so much for stopiing by Olivia and Mariam, just checked out your blog and your outfits are adorable!x

  8. Anna and Audrey <3 Total opposites but juxtaposing icons nonetheless.

  9. Audrey is just perfect in that movie.

  10. I LOVE leopard print, it makes me very happy when it's done right. Charade was my first and favorite Audrey Hepburn as a child. The last time I watched it again was 2 years ago and it is still just as charming (James Coburn is an added bonus too)

  11. i love how audrey used to have a little touch of leopard, and it was perfect. charade is one of my favourite audrey hepburn movies, along with how to steal a million... both so underrated, and so great!



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