Jewelry Fashion Fix: Caught Howling at the MoonBy
Does man’s interest in the wolf stem from the traditional werewolf legend? Is it the ability to transform for relief from the fast pace of modern living? The beauty and majesty of the animal itself? Whatever it is, this furry creature has become a new fashion obsession.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
There’s a reason that little red riding hood wins in the fairytale world: because ravishing red helped to her brilliantly save the day.
Just like in the movies, wolves and werewolf lore suggest a certain wildness that carries through to the human appearance. A prime example: the hair as worn by the human individual. It should be wild, carefree, undone, and perhaps slightly unnatural. Greyish hues, animalistic stripes, and off-kilter styles that create body and movement fit the bill.
Native American tribes have long been connected to the mystery and power of the wolf. Through spirit guides, totem, and the passing down of folklore concerning legendary wolf-like creatures, a distinctly American Indian aspect to wolf-centric style has become unmistakable.
The werewolf carries a natural sensuality, amplified by its wild and hedonistic inner nature. Think blood red, palor, dark neutrals, and natural elements such as leaves and flora. Even a flower can still be deadly.
The werewolf and the silver bullet remain as inextricably intertwined as the wooden stake and the vampire. For those who are pierced especially, solid silver tone jewelry is an absolute must. To add interest, try a spike instead of a regular stud, or stacks of multiple circular pieces.
To modernize the standard emblem of wolfy love, graphic representations in monochrome or colorized black and white create the perfect update. Favorite pose: howling at the full moon, of course.
All fashion photography sourced via WGSN