10.11.10

endangered species



By the end of last winter, I honestly thought that was the last we'd seen of the leopard print. I had worn my coat everywhere, with everything, and I embraced spring and summer and just assumed.. what can I say, I was wrong. I wore mine today with black riding pants and a dotted top and it's just such an easy look.

I've been stockpiling a series that has become so overwhelming in its complexity that I just gave up and stopped posting it. But now I'm going to try to chip away at it: one leopard print at a time.

First up: Saatchi gallery, last week.

I won't even ask if you're wearing leopard. Of course you are. What's your poison, darlings? Coat? Shoes? Scarf? More than one at the same time?

14 comments:

San said...

a neckerchief. And I'm looking for gloves, but haven't found the right ones yet.

styleeast said...

What a great photo - the flawless, fresh face with the leopard print. I love seeing it dressed down. Leopard is one of my winter failsafes, my favourite is my 1950s leopard coat, it's falling apart so much I can hardly bear to wear it and I'll cry when it's gone.

Oh, here is is actually, should you want to see for yourself!
http://stylegallery.com/da/outfits/37115?sort=latest&street_look=true

Great post, Jill. With this and the Pringle post, it's fair to see we're on the same wavelength this season! xx

Lizzy said...

A roll-neck top, which looks better than it sounds! Your coat looks fab :).

Shopgirl said...

I want a leopard coat like that!! I used to have some amazing leopard ballet pumps that I literally wore to death. No longer have anything really. Except a vintage scarf actually. But a coat is on my "must have" list.

Carrott said...

I want some leopard printed leggings or trousers, but I can't find the perfect pair anywhere! I also want the leopard printed converse. I really need them! xxx

Prêt à Porter P said...

That is a nice coat. Leopard is a classic, never goes out of style. Coat, bag, wallet, shoes, scarf, lingerie, oh yes I like it!!! I wore a leopard trench + leopard scarf together (2 different patterns) it was fabulous.

**Though I will say I'm very particular about leopard print, because bad leopard is heinous. And I won't wear it sheer/tight on the skin because it makes me look like I have some kind of skin disease.**

Kate said...

I want that coat - I remember last winter I was so tempted to buy it but I stupidly thought leopard print wouldn't last! How wrong I was! x

Anonymous said...

I personally don't understand it... I think it is ugly... It looks fake and most of the time cheap. I guess that makes me an outsider, eh?

Penny Dreadful said...

I still don't have a coat. But I have kitten heels, a baker boy cap, and an amazing satin caftan. I have always worn leopard print, so it really doesn't matter to me whether it is in fashion or not.

polka dot said...

Oh I love all your responses.. even Anonymous, BLESS YOU whoever you are. I love the way you haven't given any clue to your identity in case you get virtually torn apart from the crowd. But that's your right! Presumably everyone who comes here - apart from the situations where you have to wear uniforms, whether it's for school, work, or you live in a Muslim country - has the right to wear what they want.

And that includes not wearing leopard if you don't want to.

Shopgirl and those who want a good leopard (faux of course) coat at a good price, I'm going to check with Motel to see if they're still got theirs. That's where I got mine and I really didn't think I'd be wearing it this year - I truly thought it was a trend that would play out - but I'm loving it more and more.

Definitely continuing on this series.. you wouldn't believe the collection of photos I've got. Thanks all! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a lovely picture! I wrecked my brain about the leopardy print for years... Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no. Then... blouse, shoes, coat, bag? I paralyzed myself. Last week I bought my first leopard item and I've got a hunch it's not going to be the last one. Looking forward to more addictive inspirations!

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

I agree with you, I thought the trend would be gone by now... But maybe it's one of those things that will always be trendy? I finally broke down and bought a leopard print dress that I wear over pants as a tunic.

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

p.s.
that girl is gorgeous!

Style Odyssey said...

i'm on the fence as to whether to get a faux leopard coat..i'll know if/when the right one comes along.
all my leopard print is warm-weather stuff: silk chiffon scarf, Manolo Blahnik sandals, Louboutin pumps, short silk dress...