While we've already shared our (freaked out) view on taxidermic accessories, we're way more into Sydney-based Make Believe's slightly more playful take on critter accoutrements. Sisters Amber Joy and Ebony Fleur create statement necklaces and brooches from resin-coated roses...and toy rats, toads, and snakes. The duo's signature neckpieces, with big, shiny, vinylesque blooms on lengths of thick gold chain, took an animal turn at the Antipodium show at Australian Fashion Week. Plasticized ivory rats and toads hang out on a nest of gathered gold chain on one model, and a black snake slithers out of a floral brooch on another. While the runway looks aren't yet available online, rumor is that more styles are in the works. We'll leave the real animals with the taxidermist, thankyouverymuch—but these PETA-friendly versions might just do the trick.
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