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Skin is in: Be tempted by this hot style trend

It’s official: Skin – and by that we mean snakeskin, both real and faux – is in. Just as Eve was lured by the serpent in the garden, tastemakers can’t resist the appeal of a serpentine print this season. Jessica Jensen’s python clutch, for instance, is a sexy take on a classic shape; Tiger of Sweden and Liu Jo offer novel ways to wear snakeskin prints, including a bold yellow blazer and slouchy, monochromatic silk trousers. To add a slinky twist to home decor, Williams-Sonoma’s snakeskin vessel is a s-s-s-s-simply stunning choice, while Kevin O’Brien’s velvet throw pillow is the only serpent you’d probably consider caressing. Go ahead, be tempted.

Kintail wallpaper, £80 ($120) per roll through

Embossed python envelope clutch, $178 through

Sportmax included a bold, belted snakeskin jacket in its 2015 resort collection.

Snakeskin trouser, $120 through and at select Canadian boutiques.

Short-sleeved blazer, $329 at Tiger of Sweden (order by phone at 416-588-4437).

Kevin O’Brien velvet pillow, starting at $114 through

Snakeskin vessel, $375 through

GUESS python print belt, $48 through

Holy Harlot necklace, $175 through

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, $24 at Sephora (

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