We came across a photo editorial with J Crew's Creative Director, Jenna Lyons, and it inspired us to get really postmodern and make a spread of J Crew clothing inspired by the photos. Lyons' home, featured in Domino magazine, fits the new J Crew aesthetic perfectly and we think it's only this kind of synthesis that could help a mainstream brand have such a wonderful comeback. From her work at J. Crew to her Brooklyn home, we are big Lyons fans.
Vivica Fox had zebra intentions at her birthday party (look at that blazing cake!) in a modern black and white St. John party dress. Halle Berry had similar intentions recently. What does that mean? These ladies are bold yet classic, wild yet sophisticated. This animal print has dimension. Here is a playful motif that works year-round, no matter when your birthday is.
With all the talk about baby Giraffes, it got me thinking about other exotic African animals. Known for their black and white stripes and mohawk-ed manes, these desert, plain mammals are major power players when it comes to fashion, influencing pet products and gadgetry, even if they don't know it.
I wasn't too knowledgeable about Zebras when I was little, only that they were a special kind of striped pony. Or are they? Take my quiz on Zebras and find out!
Your basic instincts are on the prowl this week: Your Fab Finds were full of leopard, tiger, python, and more leopard. Get ferocious, ladies, and check them all out!
The Fab Finder of the week is leeluvfashion, who found this Fab Mayle leopard top. Every week the Fab Finder I announce Monday morning will receive either a TeamSugar or FabSugar baby tee shirt. I thoroughly enjoy perusing your Fab Finds every week, so dare to be a Fab Finding trendsetter and you just might win a Sugar tee!
- Mayle Vilna top, found by leeluvfashion.
- Alexander McQueen Tiger print pashmina, found by cnyc1a.
- Roberto Cavalli Reptile chiffon blouse, found by RYbka252.
- Roberto Cavalli 'Metropolitan' Leopard Print Denim Tote, found by Ashley2007.
- Mossimo Dodie Leopard Peep Toe Wedges, found by pamerla.
- Cynthia Rowley Silk Leopard Dress, found by pinkdragonfly.
- Giuseppe Zanotti Buckled Ballerina Flat, found by ehaizlip.
- D&G Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Chiffon Halter Top, found by anjanette_o18.
Let me start: I've never been a zebra-print gal, especially when it's combined with sequins. I think the dress would have been more wearable if it weren't for multi-colored bead detail at the left side. What do you all think?
What's stripey all over with patches of white in between? A zorse, of course-- the love child of a zebra and a horse. This "magical" looking creature (liger, anyone?) with a rock star mohawk has no barnyard buddies, alas. I think they're all just jealous...