Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Style Inspiration: Mobutu

Today's style inspiration comes from Joseph-DesirĂ© Mobutu, former dictator of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which he renamed Zaire).  Let's put aside the fact that he amassed a $5 billion personal fortune through economic exploitation and corruption, this whack job prohibited anybody else in the country from wearing leopard-print hats.  Say what??? And I thought I had a big ego! When I bought this Nicholas leopard dress I thought of Mobutu, so I whipped up a hat (more like a turban, really) for a little leopard on leopard on leopard action! 

Dress: Nicholas  //  Necklaces: J. Crew & J. Crew  //  Shoes: Kate Spade (these are cute too!)  
//  Scarf (worn as a turban): Nordstrom  //  Sunglasses: BCBG


  1. I feel like we might be fashion sisters. I am not kidding! I love this dress, and it's out of stock! Look what I posted 10 days after you: Leopard Love. See what I mean?

    I'll be in touch;D


    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb

  2. Thanks Ann! I loved your leopard post too!


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