|Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012|
That brings me to the second reason why I'm talking spots this week. Last spring we bought 4 vintage leopard print scarves on a buying trip. I found them all in the same box. They've been posted in our Etsy shop for about 1 1/2 months. But then, poof! We sold all of them within the past two weeks. I didn't make the connection until we saw the magazines. Light bulb moment!
|Brian Atwood, Fall 2012|
|The glamorous Dita Von Teese|
You also need to dial back the amount of leopard you add. That's probably why our scarves are gone. Just an accent -- the barest touch -- works for everybody. If you go for all over leopard print, perhaps a dress, find a way to balance it with large fields of solid colors, like opaque tights or a jacket. And for goodness' sake, don't mix your leopard spots! We're a fan of mixing patterns, but keep it to one animal print!
|Sandro, Fall 2012|
|Dior, Fall 2012|
Here are some photos to inspire you:
|The divine Mrs. Robinson, Anne Bancroft in The Graduate|
|Ralph Lauren, Fall 2012|
|Leopard Shoes by MelissaJoyVintage on Etsy|
And the same rules apply for decorating your home with leopard print. Here's a room I went crazy over: