Guest Post: Fur Real?
Fur – ahhh me. How I love it so. No joke, I truly love it. There is something so glamorous about a body being swamped in fur, not to mention the versatility of the fabric. It has been used for centuries for practical reasons such as warm, availability, etc….but I’m not here to talk about the practicality of it, I’m here to talk about how it looks.
I love the differences in the styling of fur from every decade of the 20th century. It exudes a sensual elegance in a way few other fabrics can. It is versatile, moving from the supreme glamour of pre-revolutionary, Russian fashions á la Dr. Zhivago (above) to the the achingly hip stylings of Marianne Faithfull (below) in the 1960s. There is just something about fur.
Or at least, in my opinion. My mother on the other hand loathes the fabric! Which I find strange for a woman who’s mother had countless (faux) fur coats!
I realise that this post may seem a little late seeing as we are now officially in spring for me, as let’s face it, can we really consider February spring? Thankfully, I do not have to bid my gilets or shawls goodbye just yet and neither do you! As, thanks to Ms. Moss, fur is also acceptable (in very small and measured doses) throughout the summer too! Hurray!
Lastly, I have not actually been clear on this, but I am not a fan of real fur. At least not new real fur, if you know what I mean. Honestly, in this the era of fantastic synthetics, I just feel it’s kind of tacky to wear new fur nowadays? Vintage or secondhand I am OK with. Where do you guys stand on the fur topic?
Guest Post: Megan Tynan-O’Mahony