Monday, November 17, 2008
I'm loving the Safari look and its come around again this Spring/Summer in New Zealand. The key color for Safari is khaki and this goes fabulously with white.
Some high fashion looks pair Safari items with animal accessories like chetah, zebra or giraffe prints but I think thats a bit tacky. The traditioinal Safari was going to Africa to shoot wild game, preserve it using taxidermy and put the spoils in their smoking rooms. Hunting for big game animals for sport is not very popular these days and has always been forbidden for Muslims as the Prophet (pbuh) said "whoever shoots at a living creature for sport is cursed." (Hunting for food however is permissable, there is a great article here). So I personally think matching the khaki pieces of the Safari look with animal prints can easily look over the top and tacky and sort of seems like you've gone out and shot something to wear on your arm/feet/head.
So I've instead made the feature piece a khaki scarf with mageneta, orange and white cyrasanthimum flowers and picked up these colors in the accessories.