Find your inner spirit animal in this super cool mirrored fox brooch by British label Bena. We love the way the printing has created an ombre effect, as well as the play of a natural animal theme combined with synthetic materials. Definitely a conversation piece, this brooch can also double as a makeup mirror when you’re on the go. You’ll never have to put lipstick on in a window reflection again!
Oh, look! Over there! At the end of the bar! It’s … a panda bear? Oh, wait, no, no, it’s actually just a guy wearing panda bear ears and paws. Ugh. Part of a new trend of “spirit animal” fashion, we’re seeing more and more people out and about with spirit hoods. Theoretically, yes, it’s adorable — we love our spirit animals (mini-ponies and Dorothy Zbornak) as much as anybody. But these hoods are a total sartorial boner killer and take us in the wayback machine to the candy-raving ’90s. What do you think? Would you wear a “spirit hood”? [The Vie Society] Keep reading »
What do a mini-pony and “Project Runway”‘s Tim Gunn have in common? Well, not much — except that I consider both to be my spirit animals. What’s a spirit animal you ask? It’s anything, or anyone, you consider to be a guiding light or force in your life, or an animal you feel as though you have a special relationship with or affinity to.
In my case, the mini-pony is my spirit animal because it’s short, feisty and really, really, cute. And Tim Gunn, well, I feel a strong affinity to Gunn’s sense of style and propriety. Keep reading »