Feeling Fur, Fake, that is, at Anthropologie
I've written on this blog before about my love of vintage fur. I just think it's a great way to enjoy fur (recycling!) without contributing to the killing of animals. That said, I have no problem with people wearing new fur. Vintage is simply my preference, and I also love the vintage designs of coats more so than the new ones.
I also am a big fan of fake or faux fur when it looks real. (I hate the fakes that are obvious, or worse in muppet-like colors.) And the last time I went to Anthropologie, which happened to be Black Friday, I saw a few fabulous, very real looking fur jackets in vintage-inspired designs, one of which is illustrated here.
I've been having Anthro on the brain since then, since I was lucky enough to win a $100 gift card that day at the store in Philadelphia. All customers on line (I was buying Christmas gifts) had a chance to win some sort of prize by pulling the string on a tiny gift box to pop it open and see what was inside. In my case, it was the gift card; whoo-hoo! One of the well-dressed employees even took a pic of me smiling from ear to ear after I won to put on the company's Instagram. I have yet to find it though I don't have an Instagram account so that may be part of the problem.
Anyway this illo of a girl in an Anthro jacket, dress and shoes is my way of saying thank you to the store, and also my way of saying I don't think you can ever go wrong in spotted fur, which is somehow a glamorous and neutral look at the same time.
I realize this seemingly innocent question may start some debate here, but is anyone else feeling excited by fur, real or fake, right now?