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Brian Edward Millett

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It seems that every season, primarily fall, there is an animal print that rules the jungle.  This season it is clearly the snake!  Snake prints found their way all over pretty blouses and dresses, as did the real deal molded into shapely shoes and bags in every color under the rainbow.  Scared of skin?  Well you need not shed your own for this fall trend.  Simply grab a chic gold snake bracelet instead of sporting accessories that seem to almost still rattle.

Karen Elson wearing Chloe

Model and musician Karen Elson wears head-to-toe printed and real snake by Chloe fall 2011, save the purple python bag by Gucci.  Her look is completed by gold lion and snake bracelets from Fred Leighton.  www.fredleighton.com

Chloe fall 2011

The wide-leg pant, almost always big for fall, is shown in a subtle neutral snake print at Chloe, with a companion printed blouse.  Solid leather accessories keep the wild factor in check.

Chloe fall 2011

A mix of snake skin in neutral hues is woven together.  So chic!

Chloe fall 2011

Imagine this snake coat over a dark legging jean with boots, or over a super feminine dress.

Chloe fall 2011

Croc meets another creature of the jungle here with this Chloe bag.  This isn’t for the weak of heart!

Chloe fall 2011

An all-over snake print is made interesting with blocks in different tones.

Chloe fall 2011

The big sheer trend of fall can still involve a print like the snake.  This is a really good option for those that prefer a more subtle voyage into animal prints.  This proves also that snake prints can be feminine.

Chloe fall 2011

Animal prints need not be executed in their natural tones, as evidenced with the purple accessories at Prada and Gucci, and this emerald shirt dress at Chloe.  This would look amazing on someone driving the emerald-green Mercedes convertible I saw today circa 1960’s.

Kara Ross cuff

Gold in a geometric overlay compliments turquoise snake perfectly!  I have always loved this color combination of the deeper turquoise stone and gold, which fine jewelers like Fred Leighton have combined for years.

Manolo Blahnik shoe

Turquoise finds another friend in a pale purple to create a graphic stripe.  www.manoloblahnik.com

Prada fall 2011

Bags of every size walked the Prada runway, almost all in snake.  Boots that look like two shoes in one also had a bit of the reptile mixed with solid colored leather and button details as seen on the pale blushy purple bag above.

Prada fall 2011

Colorful fox trimmed coats need luxe accessories like these over-sized clutch bags in pale and royal shades.

Valentino fall 2011

Always the most feminine of labels, Valentino got a little bit of the exotic edge that snake provides, with a tall boot to compliment a pretty dress.

Bottega Veneta clutch

Bottega Veneta bag

Two lovely bags by Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta, one featuring the signature BV leather weaving trimmed with python, the other seamlessly combining soft velvet with snake in mesmerizing stripes.

Florence Welch

Florence minus the machine, but plus two snake cuffs by Tom Ford.

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