An animal lover should pounce on hot prints

October 09, 1997|By Elsa Klensch | Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate

I have always been fascinated by animals. I know it sounds a bit crazy, but my favorite pastime is to guess which animal a person resembles.

My ex-husband hated it when I described people this way -- but that could be because he looked like a lizard. As for me, I've always believed that I look like a cat or maybe even a tiger.

I am looking for a dress to wear to a benefit for a local pet shelter. My ex-husband still sits on the board, and he'll be there. I would love to find a dress that really accentuates my sexy feline qualities.

You're in luck. Animal prints are the rage.

"Our tiger dress is our strongest print for fall," says designer Nicole Miller.

So set out on a shopping safari -- it's a jungle out there.

When my grandfather died 10 years ago he left me his father's long silver watch chain. Every time I look at it I remember how much I loved Grandfather. What a waste it is not to wear his gift.

Any ideas of making it modern?

The most eye-catching piece of jewelry is often one that is hand-crafted, particularly if it has a history. New York jewelry designer Stephen Dweck tells me you are lucky the chain is long:

"Have a jeweler add a closure -- a loop with a toggle bar fastening -- and wrap it twice around your neck, and you'll have modern look. To set off the chain you can slip on different pendants, perhaps a faceted or cabochon stone.

"You want to choose simple stones and closures that don't take away from the beauty of the chain. If you keep this in mind, your personal keepsake will become something you can wear with ease, both day and evening."

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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