I do not enjoy snakes at all. That is, breathing, writhing, occasionally rattling snakes. I am, however, really into fake snakeskin right now. Maybe it's because a peek at Lover's F/W 2011 lookbook a few months ago embedded itself deeply into my subconscious (the image above is from this lookbook, part of a collection called "The White Serpent"). Or possibly it's because of the colours in it, the metallic silver and golds and blacks all at once. Possibly it's the slightly creepy & cool quality. Snake print is definitely having a moment, as I'm sure you've noticed. It's everywhere. I recently found myself hunting for a pair of fake snakeskin pumps for an upcoming wedding (these are very nice) and realized that I was nurturing a slight obsession.
(Or maybe it's because I just finished reading A Dance with Dragons and think Dorne sounded like a pretty cool place, but only a handful of you will care for that reference.)
(Image via Stockholm Streetstyle)
(Chloé Fall 2011, found via Fitzroy)
(Right: more Chloé, left: the Acne Contact pants I mentioned on Miss Moss)
(Bangle by Lizzie Fortunato and Suno -- vaguely snakey)
(3.1 Phillip Lim crisscross platform, evocative of snakeskin texture)
tara-lynn, sheila, caroline, Tribal Fox Vintage, mackenzie, Casie Jean, Sean, Siubhan, Ella: I agree with all of you -- his work is beautiful.
Fitzroy Boutique: I wish! I don't usually photograph people.
Darcy: Yeah, that makes perfect sense to me.
lavelle: Aw shucks! Thank you.
in dreams: Geoff tried to pick Tidbit up and she hissed and ran away. I hope she can become less feral! Such a little heartbreaker.
aldrin: Oh, I love overgrowth everywhere I can find it.
Aneta, EvaForeva: That is really interesting! Sad to say I don't know much about Polish/Slavic cultures, since I have never visited. But it's cool that you can make that connection.