Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For the Love of Leopard (and most other animal prints)

Hello there my long lost bloggy friends! I have returned from the wretched world of moving. Well, I'm still dwelling in the land of unpacking, but I'm sorely in need of some creativity and "me" time. Therefore, those boxes can sit there and suck it up. I'll get to them later.

While I have done no sewing in foooooorrreeeevvvvveeerrr, I have been keeping up with my favorite blogs. The Selfish Seamstress recently posted about some new super awesome fabric. She talked about how polarizing animal prints can be and asked everyone's opinion about the matter. Everyone in the comment section was pro Leopard. Except for the one anonymous person who said it was tacky. Hmmmm..... This got me thinking.

I am a lover of animal prints. Leopard, zebra, snake, peacock, even sometimes giraffe. I don't know why, but I'm drawn to them. While going through some old journals from when I was a child, I came across an entry about my first day of school outfit in elementary school. I was SO excited because I had my hot pink and purple leopard top to wear. Apparently this has been a life long love affair.

The Selfish Seamstress was wondering if two leopard coats (in different materials) would be too much. Ha! I have three leopard trench coats, one zebra, and a black winter coat trimmed with fuzzy leopard material. And that's just the coats. Let's not get into shoes. I fear it might send you more sensitive readers into a tizzy. :)

My question is, what is so polarizing about animal prints? I've been told they're tacky, ugly, and should only be worn by hookers. While I've been wearing Really? Because if so, I have a wardrobe that most ladies of the night would envy. But seriously, its just clothes (or shoes, or bags, or home decorating). Why is there such a love/loathe mindset in regards to something, that in the grand scheme of things, isn't really that important? :shrugs: I don't know. All I know is that I feel happy and confident in the clothes that I wear and so what if 80% of the time I've got some kind of animal print on.

Oh, and look at the new awesomeness the Fabric Fairy has bestowed upon me. She obviously likes prints as well. I believe this will become a pencil skirt. I only have one of those in leopard. ;)

Ta-ta until next time dah-lings! Aloha!
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