Since fashion’s Internet explosion, the art of lookbook production has changed quite a bit. What used to be straightforward product catalogs that brand and retail employees used for reference have turned into artistic spectacles, pored over extensively in the style-conscious corners of the Web. It’s rare that you see a model in a full outfit against a white background anymore; instead, the books are styled and shot like a season’s second ad campaign. It’s enough to make our Pinterest-loving hearts swell.
For the Fall 2012 edition of the Bloomingdale’s Premiere Designer Shoe and Handbag Lookbook, the legendary New York store has taken a selection of its favorite brands and matched them up with animals that fit the designers’ look and personality. So which one are you? Pick one of our furry (or feathered!) friends above and find out which designer you match up with after the jump. Want to peruse the lookbook in full? Head on over to Bloomingdales.com.
French Bulldog: Marc Jacobs Collection
Like the cute, cuddly little Frenchie, don’t let the whimsy of Marc Jacobs fool you; underneath is a boatload of style and the attitude to back it up. Shop Marc Jacobs Collection via Bloomingdale’s.
At first, this might seem like an unflattering comparison, but think about it: Pigs are happy, intelligent creatures who relish in whatever they’re doing, and that sounds like a Chloé customer to me. Plus, look how cute this little dude is! Shop Chloé via Bloomingdale’s.
Maltese: Salvatore Ferragamo
The Maltese, like the Salvatore Ferragamo woman, is elegant, extremely well-groomed and immaculately equipped. Don’t mess with her or her blowout. Shop Salvatore Ferragamo via Bloomingdale’s.
The Weimaraner is sleek, subdued and stately, everything that a British heritage brand like Burberry seeks in its customers. Can we get a handbag in that exact shade of dappled grey, please? Shop Burberry via Bloomingdale’s.
Black Cat: Stuart Weitzman
Besides the clear parallels between Weitzman’s leopard-print pumps and a house cat’s own fur, you have the characteristics that mark both a fine feline and the Weitzman customer: clever, graceful and stylishly aloof. Shop Stuart Weitzman via Bloomingdale’s.
Cockatoo: Giuseppe Zanotti
Of course, the attention-grabbing cockatoo had to be Giuseppe Zanotti. With daring shoes like heelless platforms and crystal-encrusted pumps, Zanottis are for women who want to make an impression. Shop Giuseppe Zanotti via Bloomingdale’s.