COME HERE KITTY-KITTY: One trend I am NOT tired of yet is the resurgence of the animal print. I have gone dotty over spotty. And it seems I am not the only one. This winter, I have received more compliments on my vintage 1960's fun fur cheetah print sports coat (see photo below) than I have in the 5 years I have owned it. And I've been buying up little bits and pieces of cat prints: a vintage slip, a vintage pill box hat (see photo above), various summer shoes, and a scarf. What I really want is a pair of leopard print booties, like the ones you can get over at Jeff Silverman shoes (see sidebar). I want to create a custom pair, using their special technology to design a pair of shoes just for me. A few clicks and I get to create a pair of shoes, boots, or a handbag to my personal fancy. And I fancy a big cat.
I wouldn't mind sporting this amazing vintage leopard print cape like the one that sold at Nickie Frye's Etsy shop not that long ago. While the cape has already found a home, her shop is filled with choice tidbits, including a few fun animal prints to lust over. Another Nor-Cal girl (she's from San Francisico), her blog is quickly becoming one of my must-reads. You can check out her blog by clicking here.
The animal print trend shows no sign of slowing down. I predict: not only will I be galavanting around in a pair a big kitty booties this winter, but I'll still be sporting all kinds of primitive come spring. What's your big game flavor? Leopard, Tiger, Cheetah?
|On the hunt for sporting vintage? Aim your sites at Nickie Frye on Etsy.|
|I am putting this pair of Jeff Silverman shoes on my wish list. MEOW!|
|Me and the Chee: Admiring each other's coats. His, real, Mine: merely for fun.|
Photo credits: 1) Bella & Cat hat. You first saw it here. 2) Detail of me & my favorite coat. 3) Shot of Time and Again Fashions coat rack at the Midtown Bazaar (photo: Bella Q) 4) Animal print mix, first seen at Street Style SACRAMENTO (photo: Bella Q) 5) Swinging Cape (photo credit: Nickie Frye) 6) Jeff Silverman's Arabella shoe (jeffsilverman.com) 7) Detail of an outfit by unknown blogger 8) Yours Truly poses at the SF Natural Sciences Museum (photo credit: D.Yudt)