Fabulous Furs at Fendi

The last Fendi show was rife with carefully crafted furs. From beautiful scarves to full coats, every piece was meticulously sewn and styled. The separate pieces have a great over-all tone that ties the collection together, without becoming repetitive. It’s the perfect mix of long and short pieces, with a bit of that Fendi charm in every one.

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The colours on these furs are so vibrant and natural.


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Christian Dior Autumn Winter 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts people! We have been busy with NAFFEM. More on that in the days to follow!

Despite what some may have to say about John Galliano, there is no arguing the fact that the man is a brilliant designer. The Dior Autumn Winter collection was a testament to his incredible vision and talent, and he will be missed by many in the coming seasons. (For those not in the know, go here to read the full Galliano story.)

This collection was all about texture. Feathers, fur, tweed, and chiffon were all layered together to create beautiful looks. Each piece on its own is unique and completely ready-to-wear, but the styling and layering of the garments are what bring this collection together on the catwalk.

Two completely different, yet cohesive looks.

This two-toned coat looks fantastic with knee high boots.

This fur scarf paired with a green tweed trench-style coat is a perfect example of impeccable styling. And those earrings! A great little addition to a beautiful coat.

Have you ever seen so many dissimilar textures work together so well?

This one is my favourite! Had to include a detailed shot of the thin, delicate layers of chiffon inbetween the layers of fur. So beautiful!

All catwalk images from Style.com

Fur on the Catwalk: Prada AW 2011

The Prada Autumn Winter 2011 collection is all about texture: juxtaposing soft, luxurious fur collars with stiff, shiny, plastic-looking skirts. This fall collection is pleasantly colourful, and a step in the opposite direction of the camels and greys we’ve become so accustomed to for Fall. The fur, of course, was no exception. Brightly coloured collars add an interesting quality to these incredibly detailed pieces.

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Amazing Colours!
Beautful Fur Texture

We’ve all been lusting after those beautiful Prada fox stoles, and this latest collection is definitely covet-worthy!

Photos from Style.com

100 Days of Fur: Day 79

To read the full story on the 100 Days of Fur experiment, click here.
Rebecca Tay is taking over the experiment and wearing fur for 8 days while Yasmine is in Hawaii    

Even though my experiment with fur is over, I have to admit that it doesn’t really feel like anything is changing. Sure, I wore something furry everyday for 8 days, but it’s not like anyone even noticed. Sad face.    

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Danier fur toque. Image http://www.danier.com

Seriously, I think the biggest realizations were my own: I noticed how warm fur really is—and how much happier you are when it’s a million degrees below zero (or feels like it, anyway) and you’re warm and cozy. I also noticed how “cool” I felt wearing a statement-making fur piece: it’s the same feeling you get when you’ve got a killer handbag or pair of shoes on and you feel like everyone’s staring, in a good way. Even if no one is actually looking, I guess it’s just that whole “I feel like a million bucks” thing.   

On the last 5 days of me filling in for Yasmine, I wore the white fur coat a few more times, a cute little fur toque from Danier, which is amazingly stretchy and comfortable, a gigantic fur collar, and this new beaver “duvet” scarf from Starlight Furs for Beautifully Canadian, a Canadian company founded in 1982. It surprised me that beavers have some of the softest fur I’ve ever felt, but apparently, shearing or plucking the outer layer of fur reveals this amazing underlayer called the “duvet”. I want an actual duvet made of this stuff!    

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Thakoon Fall 2009 RTW. Image http://www.style.com

 

Another thing: while I have no new “news” to report from my experiment (seriously, I got a few compliments but no comments on my fur—and definitely no red paint!), 100 Days of Fur has made me appreciate all the amazing fur that has reemerged in fashion. I remember falling even more in love with Thakoon after attending his New York Fashion Week show in February 2009, when he showed brilliant fur-trimmed and full-on fur coats dyed shocking shades of pink, orange, and green. So amazing! Anna Dello Russo’s hot pink fur reminded me of that show. And if anyone knows her fashion, it’s Anna Dello Russo!    

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Anna dello Russo and her divine Prada fur stole. Image http://www.www.jakandjil.com

 

So while this marks the end of me filling in for Yasmine (welcome home!), you can still find me on the streets of Vancouver, continuing to wear fur (next on my list: a furry bag). Ciao!    

Rebecca Tay is a former western editor at FASHION Magazine. You can follow her via her Twitter account

Fur Lover: Joanna Hillman

I really love outfit bloggers, I follow a couple of them to inspire me to have fun with clothes. My favorite posts with fur is when the blogger wears it with a simple outfit (jeans & T-shirt), nothing over the top, just your casual girl. I love how fur is now going street style and worn with a very relaxed style — very different from the full length mink coats I saw half of the women wearing in Quebec city last week-end!

So I decided that I would share the best outfit posts with fur to inspire you to wear your fur pieces. Last week, I was on Harper’s Bazaar website when I saw this new blog: “Joanna’s Wardrobe Diaries: 30 days of Style.” Joanna Hillman is Harper’s Bazaar senior fashion market editor and I’ve got to say that I love the variety of colors, textures and heels in her wardrobe!

Accessories: Helmut Lang fur collar and Anne Dee Goldin fur hat

Fur accessories is a small luxury every girl should have: it’s the fastest and most economical way to give an edge to your style of the day. The Helmut Lang fur collar is simply decadent, it’s just perfect for the chic outfit! But if you are going for a more urban look, the trapper hat is a must have. I see it everywhere here in Montreal, the bigger the fur, the better!

Escada Mongolian scarf & Adrienne Landau printed fur vest

The long Mongolian lamb scarf from Escada is so unexpected for that dress; that’s why it’s my favorite look so far. Mongolian lamb will add a unique texture to anything and it’s so soft and curly that you’ll instantly fall in love with it! But I’m also a big fan of fur vests and that leopard print rabbit vest from Adrienne Landau is adorable (there is also a matching beret!) Leopard print is one of the strongest trends of the season and I promise that a vest like that will keep you warm in style!

What’s your favorite outfit from Joanna’s Wardrobe Diaries?

-Alice

100 Days of Fur: Day 28

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

My two beautiful fox tails.

I have had some fox tails lying around for a few years, so I asked the master furrier at Pappas Furs, to turn them into something more practical. He attached some loops onto both of them, and now I am hanging them off my bag. I may try them on something else as well, any ideas? Too big to be earrings! I also dug out an old fur shoulder bag I have, which I am toying with wearing, although it sheds like crazy (yes, my furs are not all as luxurious as I would like…) So one day when I am not wearing dark colour, I may bring it out.

The fox tails hanging off my bag.

As I wore the fox tails dangling from my handbag yesterday, I realized I was nervous. Nervous that some crazy activist would try and tear them off my bag. And then I realized how wrong those feelings were… Firstly, there are very few people who would have the guts to do something like that. They have no idea how I would react (which would be a screaming fit and then a frenzy and possibly violence if they were within hitting distance, followed by a lawsuit…) Secondly, why should I feel nervous about wearing something I love? Why should anybody, especially a silly person who thinks synthetic fabrics made from petro-chemicals are better for the environment than fur, be allowed to intimidate me or make me feel nervous about what I am wearing? They shouldn’t. And that is what I am out to prove with this experiment, we are one quarter of the way through, and I have had nothing but compliments on my fur collection.

My shedding fur bag.