Doting love is when you are extremely and uncritically fond of someone, something a mother feels for her child. In German, we call this behavior «Affenliebe» which translates into monkey love. According to some scientists, these intense, special exchanges that human mothers share with their offspring might have deep roots all the way back in monkeys. Both species use the same gestures and affectionate behaviors towards their children. When I was a little girl, I learnt a lot about primates as my mother, who is the biggest animal rights activist you can imagine, is totally fond of those animals.
As Mother’s Day is coming up and the tropical trend is huge this summer, I would like to dedicate today’s post to all those amazing fashionable pieces featuring those cute little monkeys. I am sure that not only my mum will go bananas seeing them.
And in case you are wondering why I didn’t call the post «monkey love», here is the answer. In the urban dictionary this expression stands for crazy animalistic sex requiring acrobatic poise. It can also be termed «monkey lovin‘». Isn’t it funny how you can go wrong just translating a word correctly?
Monkey-print halterneck silk top by Bottega Veneta
Monkey crystal-embellished brooch by Erdem
Sequinned monkey-appliqué wool-blend dress by Valentino
Monkey diamond, opal, silver & 18kt gold earrings by Bibi van der Velden
Jungle-appliqué embroidered knit sweater by Valentino
Monkey print twill cape by Burberry
Scarf tie point-toe mules by Burberry
Monkey print chain-strap cardholder by Burberry
Killer monkey print swimsuit by Dsquared2
Medium monkey jacquard TB shoulder bag by Burberry
Drawstring monkey print jacket by Burberry
Soleia printed cotton-voile pajama set by Desmond & Dempsey
Scimmie Thyme, Lavender and Cedarwood scented candle by Fornasetti
Avantgardening satin bedding by Christian Fischbacher
Equateur wallpaper by Hermès
Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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