The Enchanting Animal Prints :
Happy New Year Everyone!!
2019 is a year of major transformations!!!
For me the New Year is all about breaking the norms and feeling empowered. And empowerment has a lot to do with how you feel within about yourself. And how you feel about yourself has a lot to do with the awareness you have of the soul within. That leads to boundless confidence and a self reliant attitude. That is why when you see the most charismatic personalities wearing Animal Prints, their demeanor instinctively overpowers you.
For me clothes are an extension of one’s personality. So when I am in a mood to feel stronger and powerful, I adorn myself in these exotic layers.
Animal Prints have been popular from the 18th Century and yes this was very much a part of exhibiting Power and Wealth, including Furs in the later years. Remember, I shared in a blog post about ” furs “and how they were the symbol of wealth. Similarly these eye grabbing exotic animal prints represent confidence, strength and power. These prints are impactful no matter how you wear them.
From Tiger Stripes to Cheetah Spots to Leopard Rossettes to Zebra prints all grab abundant attention. In 1925 Marian Nixon crashed cars as she walked down in Hollywood Boulevard in a Leopard Skin coat with her Pet Leopard on a Leash. The print became a symbol of high fashion glamour. All the leading ladies were seen enjoying in it’s embrace – Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Fontaine, Debbie Harry, Rita Hayworth and many more displayed their styles with accessories, hats and clothing. Animal Prints were also seen on dresses, and shoes.
The Iconic Animal Prints became a lot popular in the United States in the late 1960’s during the Bohemian Movement. This print has seen incarnation from its inception in the 18th century. In the 1920’s – 1930’s animal skin was kind of a trophy hanging on the walls of great courageous men. 1940’s and 50’s witnessed the Pin – up girls in skimpy skin outfits and lingerie taking eroticism to madness with “Vanity Fair” selling Leopard Print Underwear. Fur Coats took the lead in the 50’s signifying power and grandeur.
1960’s saw the print in more sophistication and became more popular with Bob Dylan’s song Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat. 1970’s and 80’s became all about glam rock look and one witnessed these prints being cat-walked by the most stunning women on the runways which continued to scorch the ramps and the fashion scene in the 1990’s.
My favourite Models- Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Tyra Banks, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow drove the world crazy with their looks and these iconic prints.
And yes, how can we forget the famous Shania Twain, who sizzled in the leopard rossette velvet bustier and pants with the Magical Leopard Cloak and boots with the round vintage Leopard Luggage Bag- walking around turning every man down, oozing confidence and sexiness. That song has been my anthem song forever.
So you see, the everlasting impact it has on anyone’s mind ?? Hell yeah! She became my favourite artist since then.
No matter how you wear the animal prints you are bound to grab attention. But hold on, wear this print with some metal in your being because that leaves a lasting impact.
I am wearing two different outfits – One is a long well cut dress in the Zebra Print and the other is the Co- ord set with the Tiger print. Both look exceptionally desirable in different fabrics.
The dress is a cotton and lycra one and the Co – ord set is made of silk and they look equally enamouring. Animal prints tell a story far louder than you can imagine. So when I dress up in animal prints I never fail to feel the charisma it adds to my persona. And anything less than that – Well “That don’t impress me much”!!
Dress : Tom-tom , Belt : Gucci , Co-ord set : JASPAL , TOP : ZARA
40 thoughts on “The Empowering Animal Prints!!!”
Add some animal print this season and look empowering!
Never been a fan of animal prints!! Bt seeing you in them changes my mind!! Outstanding! Awesome detailing!!
Thank you so much ! Add a splash of animal print on the shirts you wear to clubs and night outs – you will look dapper !
Must say whoever takes these pics is super talented look amazing
I’m lucky to have a good photographer !
Add some animal prints in your closet and look hunky !
Love your style of dressing
Thanks so much! Add some animal print and enjoy the vibe
Great outfits! Great Girl! Great photo! Every thing great Rupika!
Thank you so much Ravi! Your articles are great too. Just love reading them!
You look very chic in your animal prints
Thanks Orville ! Animal prints look spunky. Wear a nice anima print shirt it will look great !
Stunning and beautiful as always…👌👌❤️❤️
Thanks so much
wow! you look great!
Thank you Jim !
Add some animal print shirt in your wardrobe – it looks great if you want to party 🙂
Well, looks like everyone has said what i would’ve said, so the only way i can express myself concerning the post is, “I’m Speechless”. 😍
OMG ! That’s so kind 🙏🏻🌟 grab a shirt in an animal print wear to a fun party and look charismatic – I love the classic look of being understated but sometimes prints like these look rather fab! 🎉😊🌸
You look really nice!
Thank you so much ! Grab something in animal print and look snazzy 😊🌸
I love animals prints as well. I love these (◡‿◡✿)
Thank you Michelle😊. Animal prints add charisma to one’s demeanour if work with style. They are so expressive themselves. 🙂
Love the blazer and dress! I used to have a snakeskin pattern dress, damn I felt fierce whenever I’d wear it! I now have a leopard coat and always feel sassy and powerful with it on! Keep up the great work beautiful!
That’s so nice to know! Animal prints bring out the sex appeal and also look very empowering. I love them everytime I wear them. They look sharp:)
love you zebraa 😛 haha thats stunning.. yea.. are you a relative of Priyanka chopra 😛 haha yu both gotta same Chopppp…Raaa
Hahahha yes we have the same last name – and making a mark in our own lives
Good afternoon, loving your dress, but the outfit with shorts looks more cute🤗
Good afternoon to you 😊🌟🦋 thank you so much – yes out of the two shorts are my fav ones too. Animal prints always look dynamic. Different styles bring out something new in your personality. Grab a cool outfit and wear it to make a statement and more importantly enjoy it 🙂
We all should wear clothes, which brings joy to us, you are good example to everyone🤗
How kind is that statement. Thank you! 😊 indeed I believe one should enjoy one wears. Dressing up for self is a fabulous feeling and dressing for an occasion is great and I love to add some chicness to my style. Animal prints are dynamic and bold but if the cut is good – a dress , a jacket , shorts , pants etc – are worth having one ! 😊
Artist makes the art successful!
Thank you – I think a creative soul just wants to make sense out of everything they can put together:)
Great Article! Feeling confident and empowered is always important I feel because it helps bring us closer to our true self. The individuals were supposed to be! The degrees of energy we put out boomerangs on the effect of what we get back!
Thank you so much for all the appreciation. That’s so true – being empowered within and otherwise makes us confident. When we work on our aura and energy – it definitely does the talking- and yes animal prints always add a sense of power and being self assured !!
A fancy pick for a mermaid, like me.💦
Thanks so much 🙂