The Lovely Bones

As much as I am a fan of The Lovely Bones, this post is appropriately about the ongoing infatuation with skulls and skeletons in the fashion world, not the story about a pedophile. I began my love affair with skeletons in a high school art class, when I realized they were probably one of the best things I could draw, keeping it semi-realistic looking. There is something about the natural beauty of a skull, which is inevitably found in all of us, that mixes a rough exterior with an enchanting beauty. Thinking “skull“, of course the first designer that comes to mind is Alexander McQueen, but this boney masterpiece is becoming more and more prevalent throughout each season’s trends. Here are a few of my favorites.

1. DSQUARED2 skull t-shirt, $190, Shopbop. 2. Juicy Couture skull stud earrings, $45, Bloomingdales. 3. Rebecca Minkoff skull ipad case, $125, Shopbop. 4. Alexander McQueen black leather skull clutch, $1,195, My Theresa5. Your Eyes Lie floral skull tee, $34, Urban Outfitters. 6. Tokyo Milk skull shea butter soap, $11, Beauty.com. 7. Ilena Makri skull chevalier rose gold diamond ring, $3,735, Net-a-Porter8. Kosta Boda still life skull votive, $35, Bloomingdales. 9. Alexander McQueen leather and brass skull keyfob, $275, Net-a-Porter. 10. Alexander McQueen skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, $295, Net-a-Porter.

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Animal Instincts

1. Motel summer leopard celeste long line shirt dress, ASOS 2. Alexander Wang alice rabbit heels, SSENSE 3. Jimmy Choo leopard ipad case, Net-a-Porter 4. Jezebel ant ring, catbirdnyc.com 5. Mr. Kate worm cuff in gold, mrkate.com 6. Asos leopard print pony skin purse, ASOS 7. Leopard print sheer blouse, Mikkat Market 8. House of Harlow 1960 “kye” smoking flats, Shopbop 9. Valentino rockstud python tote, Net-a-Porter 10. Marc by Marc Jacobs doe brass stud earrings, Net-a-Porter 11. Christian Louboutin Decollete 100 python pumps, Shop Savannahs 12.Pamela Love porcupine needle earrings, SSENSE