Ginta Lapina in Vogue Germany

Vogue, fur in the media, fur in the magazines, Greg Kadel, high fashion furNot many maids wear fur on the job, but then again, not many maids look as sexy as Ginta Lapina. We love this shoot by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany, especially the fur skirt featured above. A must have in every fur lovers wardrobe, if you can spare the extra bulk around your hips…

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Exctied for Fall Furs

While summer has barely begun, we can’t help but start getting excited for the fall winter collections. Especially since it means we can start wearing fur again. Here are two of our favourite fur cameos in the summer magazines.

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Hilary Rhoda photographed by Lachlan Bailey in Harper's Bazaar.

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Leighton Meester photographed by Alexey Yurenev for L’Officiel China.

Images from Fashion Gone Rogue.

Fur Lovers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Stand Up for Their Right to Wear Fur

Olsen Twins in Gorgeous Fur

Depending on what celebrity rag you’re currently reading and what day of the week it is, Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are either being praised for their unique personal style, or condemned for wearing strange combinations and unflattering proportions. However, there is no denying that the pair can rock a gorgeous fur.

The twins have been a huge target of PETA for several years, facing angry mobs at book signings, on the street, and many online smear campaigns. None of this dreadful behaviour on PETA’s part, however, has discouraged the Olsen’s decisions to wear fur. They stick to what they believe and instead of retaliating in any way, simply refuse to acknowledge these ignorant threats. Not many celebrities can do this: there are several instances of celebrities being publicly attacked for wearing fur, and they immediately stop (for some great articles on such celebrities, check out our “fur hypocrite” posts). Mary Kate and Ashley have showed no signs of giving in to the pressure: Mary Kate was even featured on the cover of Marie Claire’s September issue, and the photos inside feature her in lovely fur garments.

Mary Kate in Marie Claire

Mary Kate and Ashley also include a healthy amount of fur in their collaborative luxury brand, The Row. The collection is primarily designed by the twins, with the help of specialist furriers, handbag designers, and leather makers. The brand is designed in New York and made primarily in the USA, with an importance put on ethically and locally sourcing all materials possible. The pair have managed to put out some beautiful, classic collections in the past 4 years, bringing the Row (named after Savile Row in London) to a higher standard of celebrity-turned-designer wear. This season’s collection includes beautiful fur coats and hats paired with simple, elegant tailoring that is reflective of the twins personal style, on their better days.

The Row Pre-Fall 2011

More looks from the Row to come!

To read more about The Row, check out this great article on Vogue.com
Photos of the Olsen twins courtesy of The Daily Mail.
Marie Claire Editorial from Lela London.
The Row photos from Vogue.com

Daria Werbowy, Venus in Furs

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A mix of silver and black fox to show off those legs!

Canadian supermodel Daria Werbowy is a real goddess in this editorial for V magazine (shot by Nathaniel Goldberg.) These pictures combine my favorite things: black and white photography, a Canadian top model and fur. Just imagine the fun they had shooting these images!

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I love the movement on this picture

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Mink (I think) with laser-cuts to create diamond shapes

 This great coat is a good example of the fun designers are having experimenting with fur. This looks like a mink coat to me (it’s hard to be 100% sure with pictures). Designers can now create a wide variety of effects with laser-cut, carving and grooving.

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The best close-up ever

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THe most beautiful smile! This is how my fur coat makes me feel too!

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Chinchilla, one of the most luxurious fur one can desire

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Is it a blanket? I would definitively sleep in that!

 Images from Fashion Gone Rogue

Venus in Furs

I know this shoot shows a bit more nudity than I’d normally like to post on this blog (we are about fur, not skin!) but it was too beautiful not to publish. The shoot, for Vogue Italia‘s November issue, features models Iselin Steiro and Freya Beha Erichsen shot by Steven Meisel. Personally, I tend to wear clothes between my furs and my skin, but to be honest, fur against the skin would probably feel a whole nicer.

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100 Days of Fur: Day 14

To read the full story on the 100 Days of Fur experiment, click here.

Emily Didonato shot by Miguel Reveriego for Numéro. I want her fur coat.

I am pleased to say that there is nothing to report. I’ve been wearing my two new furs like crazy, and I have had a lot of comments, but only nice ones. I have also been very warm.

I am quite excited that I am going back to Pappas next week to pick up some fox tails I had altered so I can hang them off handbags. There is a blue one and a fuchsia one, so excited!

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