Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FRIENDLY FUR OPTIONS


I don't like faux fur despite it's being totally PC and hot right now. Most of what's out there reminds me of fake mink stoles for kids found in those 1950s-60s 'dress up' kits. And while none of us like to think about animals getting killed and/or endangered, there's nothing like wearing real fur in a cold climate. The happy medium is of course you can wear all the fur and feathers you want as long as no animal was bumped off. So what furs are authentic, chic and safe to wear? Hot right now is Tibetan Lamb, Moulton Lamb, goat (Angora). Did you know lambs and goats need to be sheared every six months? (read: sheared not killed) Angora goats for instance need to be sheared early spring and fall. Notice I say need here. Early shearing will keep them cool and comfortable in summer and the fall shearing has to be early enough so they can grow that lovely fur out just right to keep warm come winter . . .

 Feathers are another option for winterizing yourself. Marabou and ostrich have long been associated with chic and warmth. These delectable winter treats by Sasso are a bit jazzy if not retro but might be just the look you've been wanting . . .


 

14 comments:

lapetiteblonde said...

nice photos!!
kisses=)

Kaleido Mind said...

i have a soft spot for ostrich feathers!

Monique said...

Awesome!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm so happy you did bc I love your bridal blog! Fabulous images. x

MosaMuse said...

i love fur with a wedding dress!! the oscar de la renta is my fav
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

Francesca R said...

Beautiful! I am impressed!

the nyanzi report said...

i have learnt something here today about ethical real fur. thanks. love the first shot as well.

Alice said...

I love these pics! It is hard to find the right
Wedding Dress but these are so over the top and gorgeous. My gown is simple and flowy but I love it.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I so love ostrich feathers! These are all just gorgeous :) xoxo

Bravoe Runway said...

I don't love it yet I don't it hate it... Faux fur is budget friendly and if you don't love it after a while...you don't feel guilt for donating it. But with real fur, it's pricey to restyle it...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow I love the first piece from Oscar - it is like a floral dream! I love feathers as well for a touch of luxe fun!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Taryn said...

the fur looks so retro and glamorous...love this! :)

A Heel in Mint said...

Gorgeous pieces. Agree with the faux fur part. They don't always look good.

xx
Heel in Mint

Natasha said...

Lovely! And the marabou muff & diamonte cap is my favorite.