On a recent trip to New York, I spent the afternoon at The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and “the most fashionable museum in NYC” as it tags itself! One of the dresses was a laser-cut leather that created a beautiful scale pattern (pictured left), almost like an exotic snake. You wouldn’t think to find something that unique in T-town but lo and behold, Stein Mart is selling a jacket right now with a similar scale pattern (pictured right). As dreadful as local retail shopping can be, there’s a treasure or two to be turned up. Search “laser cut leather” on Pinterest for some other cool ways to wear it!