Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Right before Snakes on a Plane came out five years ago, a friend and I were so swayed by the pre-opening online hype that we bet MrB that the movie would be a mega-blockbuster. Well, it turned out that the hype was just hype. According to IMDB, the movie’s domestic gross barely topped the production cost. Also all hype? Our bet. My friend and I welched on that trip to Paris we promised MrB, blaming over-consumption of Champagne at the time we made the bet. Not very gentlemanly of us! I should be ashamed … but I’m not.
Anyway, snakeskin — whether real or printed — is going to be big this fall. I see some fabulous offerings from Prada on Bergdorf Goodman‘s website.
I’ve always liked snake motifs. My Queen of Scots snake pendant and earrings were among my earliest designs.
I investigated my closet to see how much snake I already have. I gathered the best pieces together. I believe I’ve had them all at least five years. Good thing I rarely get rid of things!
In the middle of the photo is one of my most treasured possessions — a vintage python jacket by Ossie Clark. Here I am wearing it in 2007.
The boots are from the late ’90s. Here’s a 2007 photo of them. I still have the jacket and the jeans, of course!
The snake-print top is by Etro. I’ve had it a long time, but only really got enthused about it this summer. No photos of that yet, so I’ll give you this photo of Gigi with my snakeskin Lulu Guinness clutch instead.
One thing I did throw out was a pair of shiny, snake-patterned pants in brown and black that I wore to their literal death in the late ’90s. I was sure I had a photo of them, but I can’t find it. Alas! As I recall, I got them at the same time I got my stretchy red capri pants and these leopard pants.
Now that I think of it, I don’t have those leopard pants or those horrible shoes anymore either, and I’m totally okay with that! Some of my late ’90s clothes were highly questionable.