Fur has always been a point of contention
catty dramatic world of fashion.
Some view as fur as being luxurious, a symbol of social status more often than not associated with glamour, the fast life and lavish spending. Yet others reject it due to moral beliefs and perceived cruelty to animals (British fashion designer and outspoken animal rights activist Stella McCartney comes to mind).
Did you know that in terms of apparel construction, there are so many additional considerations when working with fur? For instance, one has to be extraordinarily careful about weight, bulk and line. Or that a toile for a fur coat has to be cut far larger than for a silk one? It’s about the meticulous reassembly of small strips to preserve the continuity of the fur stripe and other features of the piece, resulting in a fabric of fur as versus an jigsaw puzzle of pelts and bits.
Whatever your viewpoint on fur,
the fact remains that it’s very striking,
and undeniably unforgettable.
While I’m neither for nor against real fur (I think I have three pieces of real fur in totality, all vintage and/or thrifted), I’ve also got nothing against faux fur and wear it with relish.
The thing I appreciate most about faux fur is that, with all the modern tools and technology available, there is no end to what colours, even prints and patterns, that can be concocted on any given piece. The options are endless. The decisions mind-boggling.
As I’m sure you all know, I’m generally not very comfy in my own skin let alone when wearing layers of clothing and attempting to pose with utter nonchalance. Which is why I’m so surprised how free and liberating these photos turned out. Correction, I’m SO happy!!
Yes, that’s how we dress for cold temperatures here in Houston. We go to town with the layers then peel one by one off, like an
onion ogre, when it starts to warm up.
Look at me go. Flippin’ and whippin’ mah hair. Willow’s been coaching me.
Them boots. Ahhh, them boots.
p/s photos by Eve
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