Ever since Dolce and Gabbana sent leopard print blouses worn with tweed skirts down the catwalk I have been itching to give it a shot myself. Not content with mixing leopard with polka dots I suddenly quite fancied having my leopard seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper. Like meat served with chocolate sauce, it was a combination that sounded so bad on paper that there was the distinct possibly of it actually turning out to be very good.
I have to say I quite liked the final result - a collision of the prim and proper with the reputationally racy around waist level, injecting a little of that classic D&G irony into an outfit but without the pricetag. I layered up with some black knits to pull it together and add warmth, then hid it all under a big black coat!
I wore this outfit shopping with Mr V. weekend before last. I figured since the seventies are coming back in a big way next season I'd jump the gun and work a billowy blouse and wide legged trouser ahead of time. We were trying to find Mr V. a new winter coat in the sales but, as he is a very particular man about his clothing, we came home empty handed. My new winter coat on the other hand, is getting some very good use!
Shearling coat, Nigel Preston & Knight; Trousers, Kate Moss for Topshop; Boots, Pied A Terre; Leopard print blouse, Topshop; Long sleeved black Heat Tech tee, Uniqlo; Cardigan, All Saints; Snood, Cos; Pendant, Vintage;