Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cool girls wear leopard

Alison Mosshart

...and cool boys! I have long been a fan of leopard print. I have to admit that I think the obsession stemmed from my Mum's love of Rod Stewart in the 70's - I loved his leopardy looks, and infact still love his early music today.
And The Faces - check 'em out here. Funnily enough, Rod is not in leopard here, but Keith Richards is playing with them and has on a fantastic leopard print jacket.

My next leopard memory is watching Coronation Street with my parents as a little kid, and thinking how cool Bet Lynch looked. Luckily my style is a little more refined than Rockin Rod and Bet, but I still love the edge leopard print brings. Quintessentially rock chick, leopard print can be worked into any look - you can go full on or subtle. Whether it's a cardigan or a belt, scarf or a pair of heels, leopard contunualy finds it's way into my wardrobe. Leopard print is huge this Fall (Autumn), but I never need an excuse to add a piece to my wardrobe. Waves of leopard popularity just add to the new designs that appear whenever it comes around in vogue, as it doubtless does every few years. However brands like Wheels & Dollbaby will always feature leopard print heavily in their ranges - and the leopard print carpet at the Darlinghurst shop is to die for!

I highly recommend you check out Wheels and Dollbaby here for sexy, rock and roll chic. Founder and designer Melanie Greensmith (below) is a legend.
When going leopard, just be careful, as some prints can be a tad ugly in design and colour- there is a wide range. This season, large print features and it looks fab, especially within the Dolce & Gabbana, Thakoon, Cavalli and Tom Ford collections.
Abbey Lee Kershaw for Tom Ford

Love this shot including Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington from Azzedine Alaia's leopard collection 1991/92.
Here are a few more of my favorite styley people in fab leopard looks.
Kate in leopard and Roberto CavalliMore Alison Mosshart
Gwen in 'Cool' video
Gwen Stefani in her label L.A.M.B
Daphne Guinness for Tom Ford
Khloe K in BlumarineGaga in Theirry Mugler
Daisy Lowe in Agent Provocateur
Nicole Ritchie in Wheels & Dollbaby
Debbie Harry retro pic
Victoria Beckham in Roberto Cavalli coat
Drew Barrymore for Ellen Von Unwerth
J.lo in 'Good hit' video
Jerry Hall circa 70's
Jerry & Mick's daughter Georgia May Jagger in W and Purple magazines
Anna Della Russo in Balmain
Lily Allen
Juliette Lewis in Dolce and Gabbana
Carine Roitfeld with Tom Ford
Alessandra Ambrosio
Kylie Minogue
Rosie Huntington Whitely in and looking very Amanda Lepore
in Dolce and Gabbana on LOVE mag

Ellen Von Unwerth shot

Enough said!


  1. This makes me think of Cheryl from Outrageous Fortune! She looks great in her leopard print :-)

  2. Oooh yes! She is another leopard Queen :-)

  3. agreed! i love leopard, it just looks fabulous...

  4. Thank you for your lovely comments :)
    I love this post especially Gwen and Abbey Lee, two of my favourites :D
    Your blog is very cool!

    In answer to your question, I don't know where you can get the lennon sweater from in NZ, I was actually given mine as a gift at the end of my internship with the Wildfox Girls. But I can suggest to you that you contact the Australia/NZ reps here:

    Ground Floor, 244 Inkerman Street
    St Kilda VIC 3182
    P: +61 3 9528 7300
    F: +61 3 9528 7311

    Hope this helps, let me know if you manage to get your hands on the black one :D

  5. Thank you Jasmine! Ooh you lucky thing getting the sweater - an internship would have been amaaaazing! I will contact them. Yes, I love Abbey Lee and am working on a Post re. her right now! Will let you know how i go with my sweater,LLB xxx


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