03 /30
Cobras, Tigers and Leopard Print, Oh My!

What animal scares you the most? There is only one thing that terrifies me more than being thrown into a murky swamp, and that’s being thrown into a snake infested murky swamp. The last few mornings I’ve cringed as I hear the search is STILL on for an adolescent 20-inch long Egyptian Cobra that ESCAPED from the Bronx Zoo in New York earlier this week.

Egyptian Cobra

The deadly missing cobra forced the Zoo to close the reptile house and the massive search continues. I’m worried about it slithering to San Francisco, but this is the same type of Ancient Egyptian Cobra that Cleopatra was rumored to have used to commit suicide and the venom of this cobra can kill a human in 15 minutes or less, so I’m sure that’s freaking people out even more.

Bronx+Zoo+pic

The story has been all over the news and an entertaining fictional Twitter account pretending to be the cobra has over 140,000 followers. So if you want to read about the Cobra’s updates and travels throughout New York City you can follow @BronxZoosCobra.

One of her entertaining tweets:
“Dear @CharlieSheen, know what’s better than tiger’s blood? Cobra venom.” #winning #snakeonthetown

OKAY, SO BACK TO FASHION…
What are your thoughts on wearing animal print? I think partly why they’re so fun is they’re racy, daring, exotic and can be classy. Most importantly, animal print can spice up even the most basic casual outfit.

Here are some of my general rules to wearing animal print:
1. Keep it Simple. You only need 1 clothing item in the animal print you’re wearing. No other patterns.

Jessica Abla Leopard Infinity Scarf

                                                             Jessica Alba in a leopard print scarf

Jennifer Lopez in Brian Atwood

                                                              JLo and her leopard print booties
                                                           

MY+SKIRT

                                         I tried a leopard skirt last year going out with my sister

2. WEAR print in the actual color of the animal. Leopard print should be brown tones, Zebras are
       black white, tigers are orange and black. You get the idea.
    
    Last time I checked, I’ve never seen a cherry red, lavender or teal leopard. 

keri kylie rihanna dolce  NO+No+leopards

 
3.  How do those sayings go? “Leopards don’t change their spots,” and “Tigers don’t change their stripes.”
        Maybe you could NEVER see yourself wearing animal print and if so, here’s my recommendation.
       
        ADD a pair of leopard flats to your wardrobe. They make any simple neutral outfit look more
        fashionable, plus they’re comfortable and you won’t feel like it’s TOO much.

alloy
Alloy.com (Madison Flat) $24.90

Tory+Burch+flats
Tory Burch flat
Giselle
Julia+Roberts

If you haven’t had your animal print fill for the day. Here’s two cute posts from other animal print lovers:

Michelle from Brazil shows her Jungle Collection

Fash Boulevard in Los Angeles with Leopard Love

AND please cross your fingers the escaped Cobra from the
Bronx Zoo is caught by Sunset!!!
UPDATE 3/31/11 -They found the Cobra.
NEW YORK — The venomous Egyptian cobra that vanished from its quarters at the Bronx Zoo last week was found on Thursday, safe, sound and all coiled up in a dark corner of the zoo’s reptile house.

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30 comments on “Cobras, Tigers and Leopard Print, Oh My!
  1. ♥Keisha♥ says:

    I didn’t know about the snake ^_^ that is def scary! LOL… but i think you will most def be okay!! (:

    Also I love animal print! My room is done in zebra pint (:

    http://lovethepersoninthemirror.blogspot.com/

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi beauty! That’s an awesome post! You really look stunning with this animal print outfit. I enjoy so much the way you connect the news reports and the fashion news. Women in generally become so sexy with animal prints, that’s true. Thank you for link me, I’m glad that you liked my posts too.

    Kisses xoXox

  3. Thank you so much for the sweet Fash Boulevard shout out! Love your post! And thanks for visiting my site today! I really appreciate the support!

    xoxo
    Anna

  4. Jay.CA says:

    thanks for the tips. thank goodness the cobra is only hiding within the reptile house of the zoo.

  5. uhooi says:

    Great blog, lovely pictures :)

    visit our blog at http://uhooi.blogspot.com/

  6. Ivânia Santos (Diamond) says:

    Omg!!
    Great post! Love it <33

    xoxo,
    ivânia Diamond*

  7. Jenny says:

    Love leopard!! I’m wearing a leopard print scarf today!!
    No real animal skins or fur tho!!

  8. Opal Stevens says:

    Hey, thank you for following! You commented and said you’ve done a some keratin treatments. Did you mean at home? If so, would you recommend a certain DIY product. I’ve never done it on myself. Great blog by the way!

    Opal :D

    http://opalstevens.blogspot.com

  9. Lets Talk Nonsense says:

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :) and for following…i follow you too xx

  10. Michelle says:

    I have two awards for you on my blog ;)
    I hope you like it!

    Kisses xxX

  11. Emma says:

    true keep it simple if wearing animal prints, too much looks crazy!!! Great post! :)

    xo Emma

    http://www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

  12. blue roses says:

    hahahaha, love the tie in with the missing bronx zoo cobra; great introduction.

    i used to have an amazing pair of pony-hair leopard loafers, and they died in the rain once. so irresponsible! i miss them.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  13. Cara says:

    You look stunning in that leopard print skirt!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

  14. Bad Joan says:

    Great blog! You have great style and a good eye.

    http://badjoan.blogspot.com/

  15. DanielaCarpino says:

    I love the outfits of the picture that says: “I tried a leopard skirt last year going out with my sister” So beautiful! xoxo

  16. Juillet Clair says:

    you look great on leopard skirt! =D
    love J.lo boots!

    juilletclair.blogspot.com

  17. fortunate says:

    What a beautiful blog, lovely Dale :) I`m really happy that you`ve found me and certainly i`ll follow you back ! :)
    The leoskirt looks good on you, you`ve got SUCH a great body, i`m really jealous, girl! ;)

    Have a great day, best wishes from Germany to you !

  18. Jessica Mura says:

    I want to go in the bronx zoo!!!!! :) I really like your posts, so particular! :)

    Thanks so much for your comment darling, follow each other ? :D

    http://onthemarry-go-round.blogspot.com

  19. The Dress Rules says:

    In love with the leopard mood… you look so beautiful with this skirt! kisses darling!
    Silvia and Chiara

    http://www.thedressrules.blogspot.com

  20. Prettyfulz says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your leopard mini skirt .. sooo cute!<3

  21. BLOG DO PROFEX says:

    Great post! Nice Blog! Big Hug!

  22. Lisa says:

    eek! dale you look so hot in that leopard print skirt.. love your cage heels!

  23. Cherish @ My Cup of Tea says:

    I love animal print as well….I’ve always heard the rule about only one print at a time. What do you think about leopard booties with jeans, black tee and sheer leopard scarf (natural tones of course)? Too much?

  24. Skye says:

    I love leopard print. c: You look very pretty in that leopard print skirt. Love your blog!

    Thanks for following. :)

    ~Skye

  25. Michelle O says:

    You’re so cute! If this was you last year than you were WAY ahead of the times. Bravo. Cute blog! :)

  26. Glam'Ethic says:

    Leopard skirt very sexi and chic. It fit you perfectly. I follow you.

  27. GorJess Fashion For Less says:

    I like the tips! I agree 100%. Cute skirt btw!

  28. TheeFknGoddess says:

    Nice blog!
    & thanks soooo much for following my blog! It means alot :)

    Im following back! :D

    http://lovetheegoddess.blogspot.com/

  29. vintageglammz says:

    Great blog you got! Very entertaining. I agree with you about the rules of wearing leopard print. i dont own any leopard print myself, but might give in to a pair of leopard flats one day…

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