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Style Inspiration: for the Love of Leopard Print

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Style Inspiration: For the Love of Leopard Print
Belgrave Crescent | Saint-Tropez Zip in Leopard

Animal print has been a part of fashion and décor for many years: well-travelled, worldly and exotic, it was a symbol of wealth and status. Fabrics with patterns and colours imitating the coats of animals were made fashionable as early as the eighteenth century, and it is thought that animal print became popular in the United States in the late 1960’s, during the Bohemian movement.

We here at This Is Glamorous have long adored the pattern, and prefer to mix it with gold and white or pale pinks both in the closet and at home. The pattern also works surprisingly well with florals such as chintz. Here are a few of our favourite examples of how to use the pattern, whether in strappy sandals or a long coat, a zip pouch for travels or on armchairs, ottomans, or chic, chic wallpaper . . .

Alexa Chung pairs leopard with a white dress & black strappy sandals; shop similar coats here & here & here & here

Style Inspiration: For the Love of Leopard Print

Above, a room in the Hôtel de JoBo with wallpaper by Pierre Frey; image via @lamaisonpierrefrey; shop coat below here

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Beautiful Inspiration from the French Riviera

French Riviera during the Cannes Film Festival is always an endless source of inspiration. Since its debut in 1946, the event has been more than a celebration of the best films of the year. What makes the festival so magical is everything that comes with it: the parties, the meetings, the interviews, the photoshoots that take place during these two weeks. Perhaps the busy-ness around it does not allow one to take the proper time to see the beautiful landscape, but just in case you need some inspiration, here are a few photos to remember the good old times…

News 05.22.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

Nobuaki Nagashima was in his mid-20s when he began to feel like his body was breaking down. He was based in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan, where for 12 years he had been a member of the military, vigorously practicing training drills out in the snow. It happened bit by bit – cataracts at the age of 25, pains in his hips at 28, skin problems on his leg at 30.

The Edit: Spring Things for the May Holiday Weekend

IT’S THE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY here in Britain this coming weekend and the Memorial Day holiday in the US, and so we rounded up a few favourite things to shop for in anticipation of summertime: face oil and lip balm and the perfect little white dress and wicker bag; a gold sculpting bar that everyone seems to swear by at the moment, hoop earrings, a lace bralette, raffia mules and more…

Style File: White Shorts for Summer Days

WE HAVE BEEN highlighting the latest spring trends, from silk scarves to trouser suits, to the eternally chic trench coat, but one of the most unexpected ones for us, is the white city short. Far from common, these pleated and belted styles have an elegance not often associated with shorts and when paired with a white top, are the epitome of chic…

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

WE HAVE BEEN spending much time in the English countryside, exploring all the utterly charming and quintessentially British villages along the way–ones with grand castle ruins and lively local pubs and ones with picturesque abbeys and lovely little stone cottages covered in ivy and surrounded by magnolias. We’re in the midst of sweeping changes and it’s all very exciting. Just a few more things need to fall in place before we know for certain and the waiting is the hardest part. Spring feels like the perfect time for grand changes.

News 05.20.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

On the last night of February 1986, the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme and his wife, Lisbet, were strolling home through downtown Stockholm. They had taken an impromptu trip to the cinema and decided, as they often did, not to bring bodyguards.

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