Seeking something exotic for the Spring/Summer season? Ethnic inspired looks played a major role in shaping all that is fresh and new for the new season!Multi-cultural influences from African beads, batik and ikat prints and bold bright hues are at the forefront of Spring/Summer 2011 fashion.If bold prints and bright colors aren't necessarily your thing, get the look with a little jewelry. This Sri Lanka Fancy Elephant Necklace is the perfect pick! The enamel elephant boasts gilded details of gold and amber accents, and hangs from a delicate gold plated drop chain. Dress up your favorite flare jeans and tee looks and add exotic flair to a flowing sundress! This little charmer will surely spice up all your warm weather looks!Where to Buy - Fred FlarePrice - $12Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Sri Lanka Fancy Elephant Necklace to the Hive.
by Ida Hsiang
Exotic skins and furs are all the rage these days but while butter soft lambskin or leather is totally fine by me, I have a few qualms about depleting endangered species just for their skins. Judith Leiber designers must have felt the same way as they are offering a zebra evening clutch. Now before you go picketing for the poor zebras and their naturally fashionable furs, this Judith Leiber clutch is actually made up of small, fine crystals of black, white and pale pink. And not only is this sparkling clutch a stunner, it's also cute! Shaped into a small, curled up zebra, this shining purse is the perfect mix between glamour and whimsy, and is the perfect size - not too big or pretentious, but able to comfortably fit a compact, money, ID cards and touch-up essentials with room to spare. At $5000 for the zebra clutch (and a little more for other animal versions), these pretty purses aren't for every occasion, but will garner 'oohs', 'aahs', and looks of envy every time you bring it out to help you dazzle the crowd!What: the Judith Leiber Zebra Fine Crystal-Embellished ClutchPrice: $4995.00Where to Buy: Net-a-PorterWho: IdaBone was the first to add the Judith Leiber Zebra Fine Crystal-Embellished Clutch to the Hive.