Monday, 3 January 2011

zebra cadabra

photo © Benedict Campbell
Whenever you observe an animal closely,
you have the feeling that a person sitting
inside is making fun of you.

Elias Canetti (1905-1994)  
The Human Province

Louis Vuitton s/s 2011, photo by

The new year is rolling along bringing a whole range of fashion 
trend sets and definitely one of them is the obstinate comeback 
of animal prints with its variety of colors and patterns.
Among them I especially love the b&W combinations 
of zebra-printed outfits proposed by several designers 
for their fall/winter collections.

Blumarine fall/winter 2010-11 collection
I simply adore them because they can be easily mixed 
with solid bright colors for a pop look or even paired with 
a basic outfit to enhance and style-up its mien.
Anyway animal prints are not so easy to wear and they 
must be subtly approached and carefully balanced 
to avoid the outrageous 'Cruella de Vil' effect!

Lanvin for H&M AW2010-11 photo © Elizabeth Lippman
photo © Sølve Sundsbø


  1. Beautiful!!! The zebra is one of my favorite animals. Took many pictures of them while on safari when I lived in Kenya
    Happy New Year!

  2. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Lucky me as I got some zebra items from Escada and another designer; always loved them!
    Love that quote at the top and sometimes believe this to be true. However, animals are often vulnerable and cannot make fun of people as they are being abused.

    Have a great start for 2011 and lots of love,

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  3. Ciao Elisabetta, già l'anno nuovo ... Vi auguro armonia, la pace, l'abbondanza della grazia, e soprattutto l'amore! Hehehe ... Quest'anno mi rimarrà un lavoro schiavo che per amore. Il secondo porta sempre me fuori strada. Cordiali saluti. Mando sorride :o)


  4. Happy new year ! :)
    Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Felice Anno Nuovo!(It's right? :))