Bit by the Snake, wearing the good luck

IMAGE Noel Orsal


Angel Locsin's arm candy is a snake-form gold bangle with colored chalcedony stones and diamonds.


After the reign of the wild cats— leopards, cheetahs, and tigers— in the past couple of years, now comes the year of snake prints in fashion.

Spotted on the Spring 2013 collections of several international fashion giants, like Gucci, Lanvin, and Proenza Schouler, the snakeskin trend is expected to pick up real quick, especially since the season coincides with the Year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.

In old pagan and oriental traditions, snakes are considered bearers of good luck and good fortune.

According to Feng Shui website wofs.com, coming across a snake means that something or someone important is about to come into your life.

This is perhaps the reason why some people try to make lucky charms out of molted snakeskin, keeping them inside their wallets or money cases to attract wealth.

But while some people are not keen to the idea of touching raw snakeskin, there is always a more fashionable and stylish solution: Wear snakeskin prints!

Here are some ideas on how to wear snakeskin, that you might like to consider, as sampled by these chic celebs:

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