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SSSSSSSSnake Charmed

2013 is the year of the charming, sophisticated, sexy snake. Its serpent-inspired clothing and accessories make this Chinese New Year one to dressssss for.

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Moschino dress: Saks Fifth Avenue/South Coast Plaza; Yigal Azrouel jacket: Saks Fifth Avenue/South Coast Plaza; Oxidized silver and diamond earrings and cuffs: Irit Designs, available exclusively at Fetneh Blake/Laguna Beach
JAMES CANT

February 10 marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar and fashion’s celebration of its 2013 icon – the snake. Serpent-inspired dresses, jackets, shoes, and jewelry have slithered into stores this month, wrapped in skins of leather, silk, gold, silver, and diamonds.

This New Year is all about the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac, the intuitive, enigmatic, introspective snake. People born in the Year of the Snake are the ones you want to be in business with – intelligent, wise and cunning. They like to work alone. They are the great mediators. They are mysterious, elegant and charming. They are fascinated by the beautiful things in life. Because they need calm and quiet to thrive and succeed, they must be able to sleep, relax and have peace.

And most interesting to us, they are passionate lovers and fashionistas. But don’t take our word for it – just look at some of the style makers born in the year of the snake: Audrey Hepburn, Christie Brinkley, Elizabeth Hurley, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Kim Basinger, Linda McCartney, Liv Tyler, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth I, and Sarah Jessica Parker are among them.

Snake Years
02/04/1905     to     01/24/1906     (Wood)
01/23/1917     to     02/10/1918     (Fire)
02/10/1929     to     01/29/1930     (Earth)
01/27/1941     to     02/14/1942     (Metal)
02/14/1953     to     02/02/1954     (Water)
02/21/1965     to     01/20/1966     (Wood)
02/18/1977     to     02/06/1978     (Fire)
02/06/1989    to     01/26/1990     (Earth)
01/24/2001     to     02/11/2002     (Metal)
02/10/2013     to     01/30/2014     (Water)

PHOTOGRAPHER James Cant
STYLIST Jennifer Smit at Aubri Balk
HAIR & MAKE-UP Thea Istenes at Exclusive Artists
MODEL Yaya at Next
DIGITAL OPERATOR Joanna Miriam
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Matthew Linker
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Sarah Mosqueda

ARIS: 949.497.8300
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE/SOUTH COAST PLAZA: 714.540.3233
FETNEH BLAKE: 949.494.3787
ELSEWHERE VINTAGE: 714.771.2116
GUCCI: 714.557.9600
VALENTINO: 714.751.3300
LUGANO DIAMONDS: 949.720.1258
GAIL JEWELERS: 949.760.5425
TIFFANY & CO/SOUTH COAST PLAZA: 714.540.5330


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