Grrr, sexy kitty
Unfortunately (and fortunately, depends on how you see it) I happen to be exactly that person described above. Guilty as charged. Give me any opportunity to wear something today that I used to dress up in as a little girl, and I'm game. Hey, why the hell not? My point of view is this: Leopard prints can look incredibly, well, slutty. You just have to make sure you pair up anything leopard with something sweet and demure. Something simple and classy. And that's no easy task, trust me. Here's an example of what not to do...
Miss Paris, there are too many things going on here. Leave the "slogan t-shirts" and the animal-skin bags at home if you're gonna be sporting the leopard.
Here are 3 leopard print items that I've either acquired or dreamed of acquiring that I'm pretty sure will be earning you some winks, and not stare-downs.
Number 1: My fave gloves of all time, given to me as a present, straight off the shelves of H&M. A perfect accessory to an all-black outfit. Side note: please go easy on mixing leopard prints with other crowded pieces of clothing like our friend Paris above. If you do feel like mixing and matching, stripes tend to work quite well. Most important rule of all, make sure the gloves make the outfit and not the other way around.
Number 2: Ahhh...my dear Christopher Kane, you are an evil man. An evil evil man. Why would do this to me? Give me a break, £400 for a scarf???! This one an only scarf by the cool new British designer Christopher Kane, available in orange and yellow as well as in brown and yellow at the awesome and absurdly unaffordable Matches (Notting Hill, South Molton Street etc.), is the biggest and most cruel object of my desire. I will not linger on the subject as I get furiously angry at the thought of never being able to make it mine. Well, at least, let me show it to you...
Number 3: Thank you thank you Maje Paris for opening a store on Sloane Street (right next to Sandro Paris ) and continuing to offer rock n' chic combinations of outfits and styles for us gals who can't afford the high end stuff but need to feel special by avoiding the high street look. If you haven't gone already, go have a look, it's a great addition to the fashion scene in London. The store offers a sumptuous leopard print coat that you'll drool all over once you set eyes on it. Enjoy the leopards girls! Cuz if you don't don't go for them now, they will pounce before you know it!
ps: just for fun...how cute is this fur hat form Topshop???