Where The Wild Things Are

18.9.10


I'm not talking about the monsters in the beautiful, heart-wrenching and poignant film of the same name. Here I'm referring to the ferocious Felidae family; the kings of the jungle. I think by now we can all agree that animal prints are a defiant timeless piece that just won't go away. Taking off in the '60s when Jackie Kennedy wore leopard print coats, it became a highly coveted item that nearly caused the extinction of the leopard species. No, seriously. Luckily there are similar faux leopard fur coats available so one can still get that Jackie O look without necessarily harming any innocent animals. Spot on!

shirt: vintage; bag: vintage Guy Laroche; booties: urban outfitters

In the Brit pop days of the '90s, it was the Spice Girls who walked on the wild side by being dressed head to toe in a mish-mash of animal prints. Seeing as I'm no spice girl, I went for a more refined look by balancing out this shirt (I would argue that this is actually a Jaguar print, but hey, who's nitpicking?) with black jean leggings and booties. I was tempted to go with a pair of red leather trousers instead, but we'll save that near disaster for another day. Red wall it was.

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


Bisous,
Abs

55 Contributions:

Jason laucht said...

i love the animalprint shirt. u look great as always darling!
xoxo

Jodi said...

LOVE this outfit... animal print is my weakness!! the whole outfit is awesome and I will for sure have to copy it, but wont look as gorgeous as you do!!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

You look amazing. I love that shirt.

MarchMusings said...

Love the animal (Jaguar)print on you! Mel B is still rocking leopard coats but now it's with jumpsuits!

Ria said...

Love the way you write. Love this outfit, would have loved to see red trousers with it though but it is a little daring.

Skinny Hipster... said...

iLive for Leopard prints...L O V E it!!!

gleenn said...

You are very stylish. Very model-ly. I love how to pulled off this animal print :)

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jamie-lee said...

I don't think I need to remind you how incredible your shirt is! And love the Spice Girls ref, this does remind me a littly of Scary Spice? She rocked the animal prints!

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Amalina said...

Love your leopard print shirt...so chic.

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Simona said...

that print looks so good on you! ♥

xx
Simona
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Agitarsi said...

Amazing outfit!

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ching said...

very fierce. you look great. :)

Debora said...

Hello dear
thank you for your really lovely comment in my blog ^^ you're so kind and I really appreciated it !

I love your blog, you're one of my favourite fashion blogger because your style is really particular and special. Good job !!!!
kiss
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franca maisha said...

girl, I absolutely love your blog!! amazing photos and style! thank you so much for stopping by :))

xx

v a m p i r e said...

YAY to faux animal prints :)

i remember there is once i when i bought a fake leopard print jacket , my back then 8 year old cousin saw it and say ' Jasmine , we should love animals not wear them ' even children knows :)

i think u look great Abi

NinaSafada said...

the leopard print really compliments you!! :)) I love it!

TOPCOAT said...

Love this! The top looks absolutely amazing on you, xx

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Sarah said...

this looks amazing dear! You look fabulous in print! Leopard print is so hot right now! xxx

QueenDesi said...

love ur outfit dear.
ur leopard blouse really great!!!

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Noémie K said...

Hello !
I'm really glad to see your blog ! Love your shirt and bag*°*°**
Thanks for your comment !
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Luísa Lión said...

thx for your comment beautiful!!! I loveee your shirt its gorgeous :)

xoxo,
Luísa

johanna said...

AMAZING

nookie said...

Beckam replacing Birkin? hope not:)
Looove your shirt!

In New York Paris Tomorrow said...

following you ... this is a tranquil, stylistic and groovy place: glad I found you.

Violetta E. said...

lovelovelove!

Vicky K. said...

lovely pics. and with the red in the background > great!

Vicky
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Joana Filipa said...

It will be my second concert of them, I am very excited.
I love your outfit! You're really pretty!

Mumbles said...

Woww
that's a great outfit
you look gorgeous
I love your blouse, and your heels are also great
hope you had a nice weekend too

Marley

Natalie said...

i love your outfit!

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A.n.E said...

you are so beautiful! Also love the diff brassy tones and textures you've accessorised with!
xx

Gayle is Volatile said...

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Grace said...

I've been looking for that exact shirt!

Love it.

Love Grace.

Daphné Lefebvre said...

Gorgeous
Love the shirt with bag!

Misnomer said...

You know, I'm generally suspicious of animal print, but you're rocking this. Skills! :)

Anything but Bland said...

you are totally rocking the animal print! i love it! :)
have a great night

love, polly :)

Britty said...

i love your blouse soo much! your jewelry go so well with the blouse!

ps your welcome... i hope to meet you one day!

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

That blouse is gorgeous! Love it!

simplychic said...

head to toe perfect look! including the nail polish color.

FashionJazz said...

Love your shirt soo much hun! : ) xx

Fashionably Black said...

I love that leopard print shirt, especially the way you paired it with those black skinny jeans. I need to incorporate more leopard print into my wardrobe!

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TASHA B said...

GORGEOUS LEOPARD SHIRT

KILLER


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Natasha said...

Great look! I'm loving your booties, and all your jewellery xxx

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jolaa said...

haha I really don't how some girls do it, but I'm just not that organized. But I actually should be:p

anywaysss I love your shirt and the bag! It's very well put together!

xoxo

My Republic of Fashion said...

Really great outfit. I just love your shirt. :)SarahD

☮My☮Socks☮Never☮Match☮ said...

o wow ur pretty! & i absolutely luv ur boots! ^.^

Josie said...

You've done leopard SO well here! I love your top and those adorable black jeggings! So cute.
xo Josie
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Abi said...

Thanks guys!

@Jodi: I'm sure you will ;)

@MarchMusings: not a leopard print jumsuit is it?

@Ria: on thank you! In an alternate universe where I won't have to resurface, I would have gone with red leather trousers ;)

@jamie-lee: She sure did! Other animals too

@Debora: thank you :)

@vampire: that is too funny! faux is definitely a great substitute

@In New York Paris Tomorrow: Thank you! I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon

@Grace: you want the one off my back? ;)

@Britty: It would be lovely to meet you as well

betsie said...

love this post- i only yesterday blogged and obsessed over animal prints .

fab blog- i follow you .
do feel free to check out/ follow 'betsie' for regular updates at:

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Abi said...

Thanks for following betsie! I'll be sure to stop by you soon ;)

style-haus said...

such a beautiful top...yay for animal prints! and those boots...i want them :)

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Abi said...

Thanks hun! You can have them. But I don't think we share the same size ;)

jeneen nicole said...

I'm so happy I came across your blog via weardrobe!!
Love it
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Miss A said...

I LOVE the accessories!!!

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Dara U said...

oooh i love your styleee!

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