Leopardp
(Peter Jensen cardi, Lanvin bag and flats, Christopher Kane cardi, Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop body, Jean Michel Cazabat flats, Fendi scarf)

I'm a woman posessed with leopard eyes at the moment.  In a gradual year long period, I've gone from tentatively wearing leopard print tights to forthrightly declaring my LOVE for the stuff on the condition that it's bright, garish, a bit pronounced/cartoon-like, pop-coloured and not resembling an actual leopard.  I must say, the tide of change did probably begin when that sweeping coloured leopard print finale at the Lanvin S/S 09 show nearly made me stand up and give Alber a standing ovation (I think Alex from SHOWstudio DID go the whole hog and stand up…).  Ever since then, it's been a case of being drawn to leopard print that adheres to the criteria above… meaning a lot of stroking in Dover Street Market of Christopher Kane's cardi, very nearly fisting over the money for the Peter Jensen Chanel-esque jacket that's been featured all over the place and finding my own cheap alternatives…

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(APC black raincape, vintage pink t-shirt, Nikicio dip dye belt, ASOS pink leopard print skirt, Costume Dept leggings, House of Holland pink tights, Sam Edelman boots)

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The clothing equivalent of a "I'm so happy I found you leopard" sentiment has also manifested in this Markus Lupfer for Topshop jumper that will be in stores in July.  Snap the jumper up and I might have reconciled the differences between me and leopard print and we will run away together happily towards a sunset… 

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Comments (29)

  1. Carl says:

    You should be a stylist Susie, this is fantastic…I love the leopard print brights, and temed with a purple belt? Who would have guessed it would work so well.

  2. Line says:

    I can totally relate. The coloured leopard print suits you too, so there you go. Marcus Lupfner for TopShop was such a good idea 🙂 Maybe its time for another visit over the pond..
    http://www.lilisfashion.com/
    XXX

  3. Karoline says:

    Love that skirt, such a funny piece!

  4. annabel says:

    omg leopard print LOVE!!! i too have leopard eyes 😉
    http://forwhomthebeltolls.blogspot.com

  5. Carmen says:

    Omg!!! I love your outfit, especially the leggings.
    xx

  6. Akiko T says:

    LOVE the leopard Lanvin flats!!!!
    You’ve got a Great styling!!
    http://ysh-london.blogspot.com/

  7. Alison says:

    Love this! I have pink leopard print tights really similar to those…but I’m always so afraid to wear them, but this post is definitely inspiring me to dig them out of my closet.
    <3

  8. Arrgh! I hate leopard! =P
    Ahah Susie, you almost made me have a stroke!
    Lucy
    http://thefashionsetter.blogspot.com

  9. Thank you for your comment and thank you so so much for telling me! It actually sounded quite strange but I saw it on several blogs/sites so I just posted it!
    Lucy =)
    http://thefashionsetter.blogspot.com

  10. Anika says:

    Love the outfit you put together.
    Also, I always claim that everyone should have a little bit of leopard print in their wardrobes…coloured or not.
    p.s. topshop scares the crap out of me..how the hell am I supposed to find stuff???!! I guess I need to practice…have friends going over who have offered to buy me topshop goodies…but can’t see anything decent. I must be blind…I ALWAYS see stuff I like from there on blogs!
    okay, besides the rant, leopard print = aces!

  11. Sal says:

    I typically prefer leopard in browns and blacks, but this mash-up of pinks is SUCH fun.

  12. Zoe says:

    I absoulotly love that pink skirt! I don’t usaully sway from grey/actually brown, cream,w/e colour it is… leopard prints, but i’m definatly going to go looking for brighter colours now! That Topshop jumper, i love! I want!
    Once againnn, great outfit! I really wouldn’t have thought the purple belt would work with the leopard, but it does brilliantly!

  13. Amanda says:

    You are great! I love your outfit!!

  14. T says:

    I’ve been eyeing these Alife shoes that aren’t exactly leopard print but would go with any of the things in your collage up there …
    http://shophousingworks.com/lot.cfm?lotID=30798
    If anyone’s a 7.5 US women’s, you should nab these … not only are they are a new pair of shoes for $20, it’s for the charity Housing Works, so you can feel totally guilt-free about it too! Just saying …

  15. jules says:

    I love the Lanvin pieces…of course I would love the most expensive pieces featured! Miss susie, I must say I absolutely adore your ensemble…so color and fun…esp your boots and that Nikicio belt! Im in love with the Lupher jumper…I may end up getting that one.
    Love your blog deary I know I’ve probably said that a million times but I do so yeah see you next post love!

  16. Lovisa says:

    Hey!
    I don’t know if you’ve already seen this, but i stumbled upon it and immediately thought of you.
    http://www.lesliehall.com/gemsweater/gallery/gallery1.htm

  17. Rowena says:

    Phwoar – work it! Pop (age 3) and I have matching neon leopard print ensembles (thus reconciling me + neon).

  18. amanda says:

    that markus lupfer jumper is rad!

  19. Kate says:

    i love the lanvin flats and that markus lupfer sweater (:

  20. mash says:

    beautiful !

  21. Meream says:

    Love the boots!

  22. Leia says:

    I’ve gradually started adding more leopard print into my closet, too, but to a MUCH smaller degree than you! I think it’s amazing that you can wear such bold pieces and still look so great. Very few people can do that!

  23. Imelda Matt says:

    yes, yes, yes!!!! Welcome to the wild side!

  24. KD says:

    I used to hate leopard print with a burning passion but I have no idea how I could have. I love this outfit and I am so jealous of the APC raincape! I love Lanvin just as much as the next girl and probably no more, though I have to say I think that Lanvin did pretty much the best leopard this season. 🙂

  25. Keedah says:

    Love this outfit! Leopard is my weakness!

  26. RedPoppy says:

    Super love your whole look, especially the leopard print being fuschia.
    PS I also love pink and orange together

  27. In a strange twist of fate I read this post right before going fabric shopping, and of course what did I find but two great leopard printed/abstract-y fabrics (one grey/silvery combo, one fuschia/black burnout jersey, kind of crazy) We’ll see what happens, I’ll let you know if anything interesting comes from it 🙂

  28. cassiopeia says:

    🙂 so know the feeling… i’ve started to rathr love it lately. that toshop top is rather cute and i love love love the kane cardie. sigh.
    xxxc

  29. Chic looks says:

    the house of holland tights are so so cool, love the outfit

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