I have completed my experiment! Every day, for the past 100 days, I have worn a piece of fur. I have been out to prove that wearing fur on the street is both safe, fashionable, and warm. Throughout the past 100 days, I have worn fur scarves, stoles, hats, bags, jackets, coats, and I’ve dangled fox tails from my handbags. Not a single furry garment generated a negative comment or a dirty look. Anyone who tells you that you’ll have blood thrown on you or you will be spat on if you wear fur, is absolutely wrong.
My experiment was primarily on the streets of Vancouver, but I also went to Montreal with my fur (no problem there, the Quebecois love fur) and I wore fur at London Fashion Week. I thought the highest risk of negativity would be in London, as the British are the most anti-fur of the European countries. But my doubts were quashed as I found myself not only surrounded by other fur-wearing folk, but attending shows and viewing collections with tons of fur.
So what have I learnt? Fur is warm. Fur makes me feel glamourous. Fur is cosy. Fur can sometimes be delicate. My dog loves fur. I want more fur.
And how has the experiment changed me? Moving forward, I will definitely be wearing more fur in the winter. And if I could afford it, I’d be wearing the Prada fox stoles every day this summer too…
To read the full story on the 100 Days of Fur experiment, click here.