Monday, January 7, 2013

EVE Team Finds: Union of The Snake

Vintage Snake Brooch, The Retro Bottega
As we ease our way into 2013, the Chinese lunar calendar tells us this will be the year of the snake.

The Chinese lunar calendar has been in use since 2637 B.C. and is based upon a 60-year cycle made up of five separate 12-year sub cycles... got that? We are currently in the 78th cycle which began in February 1984 and ends in February 2044.


Vintage Snakeskin Dress, Strange Magic Vintage



12 animals are used to symbolize each of the 12 sub cycle years. Those dozen animals comprise the Chinese zodiac. Legend has it that Lord Buddha summoned all animals to meet him before he ascended into Nirvana. Only 12 of the animals came, therefore he named a year after each of them in order of their arrival.

With snakeskin making its way to the forefront of many Spring fashion lines, 2013 looks like it will truly be the year of the snake! Whether your style is retro rocker, boho chic or classic sophistication, you can find your snakeskin fix in the trendsetting shops on Etsy and make the year of the snake your best looking yet!






Silver Snake Bracelet, Amy Fine




Leather Snakeskin iPhone Case, Bambina

Custom Snakeskin Jacket, Victoria Westbury



Vintage Snakeskin Boots, Amber City Vintage





21 comments:

Niftic Vintage said...

Your a POWER House Bryan! Love, love this tribute to snake complete with a golden oldie from Duran Duran! You ROCK!

gazaboo said...

Incredibly fabulous and not nearly as scary as I thought...off to look for more snakeskin finds for a new treasury!!! Thanks Bryan!

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Awesome blog post as always, Bryan :) Thank you!

Elise said...

oh my gosh! I REALLY want those boots!!! Awesome post, what a great concept and you did an awesome job!! Thank you for the super fun post!!

Anathalia said...

FANTASTIC finds, Bryan!

Egle said...

I think I love snakeskin/or its print because it's always associated to Steven Tyler in my mind and their era:). Thank you so much for the great tribute to my favorite artists, and for the ode to QUEEN of the year! Hope she would be pleased:)

Thanks Bryan for the incredible post. Let's ROCK!

Egle (Ambercity)

Snapshot Vintage said...

Love it! Great post!

shaun mohr said...

This is an awesome post! I love the snakes :)

Anonymous said...

I am loving snakeskin right now! Thanks for featuring my etsy shop here!
strangemagickvintage.etsy.com

HilltopTimes said...

The great snake in this great New Year! Fantastic Post! Wonderful Finds!

ace faced said...

This is fabulous! Snakes! Happy New Year :)

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Great snake-skin finds...there's a certain level of mystique that makes snake-skin intriguing.

Mungo + Midge said...

Having a few Duranie flashbacks reading this - the hair, the lip-gloss, the jumpsuits... good times!! Thanks Tom - great finds!!

Elm Place said...

Great historical lesson. I really appreciate the info and how it translates into current style trends! Well done!

adriana said...

Awesome post!!!! Love the Duran Duran video :)

CakeNumber9 said...

Happy Snake Year for everyone! Great Duran Duran video, love the red purse :)

Whimzy Thyme said...

Thanks Bryan for another fabulous post.

Annie said...

another amazing post! you outdo yourself with each post you do- so impressed! :)

Wicked Darling said...

Bryan, this ROCKS!!!! LOVE the post and the flashback of Duran Duran!!! AWESOME!!!! Thanks!!! :)

BeeJayKay said...

This is great! Incredible post!

Andrea Holding said...

Fabulous post - fun read!

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