Spring is in my heart: Animal prints By Anika

by byanika on 01/03/2011 · 56 comments

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Hi Sweethearts!

It may be snowy and cold outside, but Spring is in my heart, and now I want to enjoy my imaginary Spring through fashion! We have already established that I am in denial about where I live, so this seems like the next logical step don`t you think? I agree.

Welcome to my new series: Spring is in my heart! Every week I will sew a dress that inspired by my favourite trends for Spring.

This week animal prints are in my heart. This Spring working this trend is all about wearing animal prints in a not so obvious way, mixed with solids or worn in playful colours.

Francesco Scognamiglio.Givenchy. Blumarine.Roberto Cavalli. (http://www.glamcheck.com/)

  

For my take on animal prints I went for muted colours and a slightly more abstract leopard print. I sewed the dress from an H&M scarf and added a waistband with fabric from my fave leopard dress. I mixed the print with a few pops of colour and let the dress do the talking.

This is 

 

  

This is my challenge for next week:

                                                        Missoni. (Source:  http://www.theglassmagazine.com/)

 

Tell me, can you feel Spring yet?

 

 

 

Ps. I would love for you to connect with me on Facebook/By Anika <3

 

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AnikaByAnika 1 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

[New Post] Spring is in my heart: Animal prints By Anika – via #twitoaster http://byanika.com/2011/03/01/spring-is-

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Weeshas_World 2 Weeshas_WorldNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

RT @AnikaByAnika: [New Post] Spring is in my heart: Animal prints By Anika – via #twitoaster http://byanika.com/2011/03/01/spring-is-

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3 KatrinNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I feel like spring (look at my blog, I am rocking white ^^).
My mum loves your dress, she was totally amazed (just like I am). And I will look for some animal prints in my closet for tomorrows outfit :D

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byanika 4 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Thank you so much to you and your sweet mum! I am exited to see you do leopard! vielen hugs xx

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5 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
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March 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I love this frock…and the ring! What a fun series. Can’t wait to see you do tribal!

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byanika 6 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Thank you Vahni dear! I can`t wait to see me do tribal either, I have yet to figure out how lol. Hugs xx

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7 OfeliaNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Anika, lovely dress and great challenge for next week!
Is so hot today here that it feels like Spring and Summer are already here!
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byanika 8 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Thank you so much sweet Ofelia! I am also curious to see what I come up with for next week lol. Enjoy the lovely weather you have! xx

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AnikaByAnika 9 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

RT @anikabyanika Spring is in my heart: Animal prints By Anika http://byanika.com/2011/03/01/spring-is-… I am celebrating spring by designing dresses! :)

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Naomi_Griffiths 10 Naomi_GriffithsNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

RT @AnikaByAnika: RT @anikabyanika Spring is in my heart: Animal prints By Anika http://byanika.com/2011/03/01/spring-is-… I am celebrating spring by designi …

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11 myheartbloggedNo Gravatar
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March 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Here is a link to my post of me wearing an animal print cardigan.
http://www.myheartblogged.com/2011/02/outfit-of-day-31-leopard-print-party.html
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byanika 12 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

You looked beautiful honey! I may feature readers wearing leopard a later time instead, and then you will be in it for sure! xx

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13 fuyumeNo Gravatar March 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I love animal prints. In japan deer print is popular im a huge fan of it but its unheard of over here. This dress suits you so well. love your designs btw i was checking them out the other day :)
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byanika 14 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Hi sweets, I love that! I googled deer prints, and now I am a fan too! I was actually looking for them in the shops today, but you are right, they are nowhere to be found. Now I am on a mission to find some for us both! kiss kiss xx

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15 ElleNo Gravatar March 2, 2011 at 1:54 am

I like that dress on you ! You kept everything else solid and it worked wonderfully well together.
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byanika 16 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Thank you very much Elle :) I am glad you liked it! xx

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17 KenyettaNo Gravatar March 2, 2011 at 5:48 am

So cute! i loove the ring and your hair up like that, what a committed blogger you are taking pics in the snow! lol

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byanika 18 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Thank you darling, I felt shy putting my hair up, but then I thought, what the heck. And that was that. LOL. I have to take pics in the snow, this blogger shall not be stopped by minus 10 celcius :D xxxx

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19 Beautifully InvisibleNo Gravatar
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March 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

You are too cute. I love the fact that you made that from a scarf, and I want to steal your ring! Perfect!
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byanika 20 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Hi sweetheart B, thank you very much :) My ring is Top Shop, do they have shops where you live? Sending you warm thoughts and hugs! xx

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21 Casee MarieNo Gravatar March 3, 2011 at 2:26 am

Gorgeous, girly! You’re so talented. I wish I could do what you do – you must look at runway with a whole different eye knowing you can take the inspiration and make something that’s completely your own. I love it! And I can’t wait to see next week’s. This series is such a great idea!

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byanika 22 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Thank you so much for your support sweet friend, I really appreciate it, and need it lately :) Runways are a great form of inspiration, but not in a daunting way, I am always thinking how I can make something my own :) Sending you big hugs darling! xx

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23 MisfitSarahNo Gravatar
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March 3, 2011 at 2:32 am

I LOVE leopard print and I LOVE handmade and I ADORE denial. You look amazing and I love your frock… so clever.

Are you on Sheila’s Leopard Lover’s List? http://sheilaephemera.blogspot.com/2011/02/leopard-week-list-of-leopard-lovers.html

Sarah xxx

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byanika 24 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Darling, I LOVE you! You are so funny :D Thank you so much for giving me that link, I am now on her list :) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! xxx

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25 SamanthaNo Gravatar March 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I do not indeed feel spring, sadly enough. Apparently my spring is coming early, and it’s going to be warmer than usual. I’ll believe it when I see it.

I love the print on that dress, it’s subtle but still enough to stand out. I’m pretty much in love with that purple leopard print dress in the first set of pictures. Can’t wait to see what you do for your next part of the challenge! Here’s hoping the snow disappears too!
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byanika 26 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Oh Samantha, I do hope your spring comes soon! Thank you very much for your lovely comment! Hugs xx

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27 audreyNo Gravatar March 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I love your dress, the animal print is very beautiful :) !

You are lucky, you have snow (I love the snow :D )
In my town, we have only rain :(
That’s why I also want the return of the spring :D !
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byanika 28 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Hi Audrey, thank you very much :) Well, you can have my snow and I`ll take your rain :) Sound good? Hugs! xx

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29 SheilaNo Gravatar March 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Ooh, I love your animal prints – I see lots of leopard on your blog! Just wonderful! I admire your cleverness in making this dress!

Thank you for dropping by my blog! I have added you to the list of Leopard Lovers.

Cheers,
Sheila

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byanika 30 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Thank you sweet Sheila, yes, there are a lot of animal print going on over here, which is funny because I used to not really love them, but now I wear leopard every day :D Thank you very much for adding me to your list! xx

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31 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar March 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

My wonderful Anika, I have just got home from Málaga. Spent a week with the family, so trying to catch up with the bloguosphere.
I never wear animal print, but it look soooooooooooo good on you.
Have a superb weekend my dear friend.
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byanika 32 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Oh, I am so glad to hear that you have enjoyed time with your family, hope everyone is well :) I hope you will have a fab weekend too! I have been walking down town with my sister today, enjoying all of the world ski cup-commotion going on. Fun! Sending you warm hugs my sweet friend!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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33 JTwisdomNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Your dress is so pretty and your earrings are gorgeous. Love it! I am feeling spring in the air myself.

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byanika 34 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Thank you so much honey! Will surf over to yours soon! xx

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35 Bella QNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

You do rock the animal print, A. I can hardly wait to see tribal.
I bought some bits and pieces but keep selling them (apparently it’s hot) but I have a sweater and a dress that I paired and it was good. Not me but kinda cute. So I’m looking forward in seeing your interpretation. Your face looks particularly sweet in this set by the way. Rested, assured and relaxed! xo. -Bella Q
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byanika 36 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Thanks sweet Bella, not sure what I`ll come up with yet :) . I have been thinking about you and about your shop, I am so glad you are doing it! sending you big hugs my friend.

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37 Mode PlusNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Can we pre-order? I know I’m gonna love these series. At last my ebay circle skirt pattern arrived. Unfortunately I can’t sew (yet), will be my next thing to learn before I die. Will look 4 u on the web, so we can catch up. Enjoy your sunday dear A :)
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38 brookemeaganNo Gravatar
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March 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I’m in denial about where I live as well and could use a little spring in my heart to get me through! This is such a fun feature. You are so talented and creative. I can’t believe you made this dress with a scarf. It’s gorgeous and you look so beautiful. I’m looking forward to seeing you in tribal prints next!! Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my blog. I really appreciate them. xoxo
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byanika 39 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 12:27 am

Hi sweet Brooke, I am glad to hear that I am not the only one in denial :D . Thank you very much for your feedback, I really appreciate it! I love your blog, of course I want to leave you sincere comments <3

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40 Meagan MorrisonNo Gravatar March 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Could you be anymore fabulous, honestly? What an incredible idea…interpreting your favorite Spring trends in self-created garments. Overflowing with talent, that’s what you are. Sending you so much warmth and love from NY. It is almost Spring here but you just put me over the edge :) xx
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byanika 41 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 12:28 am

Hi darling Meagan, I`m not really that fabulous, I just have to get the creative stuff out so that I can sleep at night lol. Thank you so much for all of your love! You warm hugs really feel wonderful :) I am sending you big kisses back to NY!!! <3

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42 ShybikerNo Gravatar March 6, 2011 at 12:29 am

I’m trying to hurry Spring into getting here, too. I hate Winter and love the blooming of spring.

Thanks for the sweet comment you left. I like your blog: it’s very nice.
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byanika 43 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Thank you very much sweetheart! xx

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44 THE-LOUDMOUTHNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 2:01 am

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe you sewed that dress from a scarf! It looks amazing!!! I’m supremely jealous of people who have a knack for DIY. The most I can do is sew on a button! Do you ever sell the things you make?

One last word: RAWR. You’re straight-up foxy, babe!

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byanika 45 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Well, thank you darling! If you can sew on a button, than the next step is not far darling, I say go for it! :) I do take orders, yes, and am planning to set up shop. That would be a dream come true :) hugs! and mmmmeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuw! <3

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46 KirstinNo Gravatar March 6, 2011 at 4:35 am

Wow, I can’t wait to see the tribal print! You are so talented, I can’t believe you made this! I adore your ring, it is such a gorgeous statement piece!
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byanika 47 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Thank you sweets! I know, I love understated pieces too ;D kiss kiss xx

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48 berlin hair babyNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

love the animal prints against the snow and your ring is beautiful…! xo bhb

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byanika 49 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Thank you sweetheart, lucky for me that it clashes nicely seing as how I have so much of both lol. hugs! xx

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50 AK2NYNo Gravatar March 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Anika -

I absolutely love you in animal print — good idea to run that with the colors on my post (the turquoise & coral) …love you blog, thank you so much for commenting on mine! Also love your outlook on everything – you have an incredible soul!

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byanika 51 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Hi, thank you very much for your very sweet words! I really appreciate it honey xx

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52 WendyBNo Gravatar
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March 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Leopard suits you!

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byanika 53 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Thank you Wendy! xx

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54 AdrienneNo Gravatar March 7, 2011 at 12:04 am

Spring is in my heart as well, I can’t wait for it to arrive!
This is a great post, the leopard is gorgeous!
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byanika 55 byanikaNo Gravatar
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March 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Thank you sweet Adrienne, I am so ready for it now. I want sandals!! :) kiss kiss

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56 ChadIngramNo Gravatar August 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

All of pencil skirt is looking so gorgeous and sex.It‘s an awesome collection of dresses.Animal printed like leopard is so wild looking of every piece of dresses.Thanks for sharing this valuable article.

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