Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's almost February and the spring is just around the corner. But the weather is still unpredictable. After a snowy winter last year, we had a hot spring, a rainy summer and fall just stretched over December and January. 
So while we already set our thoughts towards the new season full of frilly dresses, the weather took another turn. The temperature dropped to zero. I'm not a big fan of the winter. I love to wear all the layers, but I just hate wind and snow. The forecast announced snow for tomorrow, luckily I don't have to leave the house (exams are not that bad at times). The temperature will only get lower during the week, but they promise a lot of sun, which is goood!
On the other side, this is the perfect occasion to wear my faux furs. Another confession coming up, I'm a faux fur addict. I don't know how this got out of hand, but I own more than 10 different coats (I'm afraid to count them). I'm afraid there's no such thing as a faux fur rehab. I guess the fact that they're so soft and fluffy has something to do with it. Or maybe because I'm Russian and it's in my blood?! Just kidding, we don't have cold winters in Uzbekistan.
I don't have to tell you that they take a lot of space in my closet, but there's a major spring cleaning coming up. A funny fact is that everyone wants to pet me when I'm wearing one of my faux furs. 

The one that I'm wearing here is my latest buy. A perfect cropped black jacket. Me and my boyfriend went to see a movie and eat some sushi. I guess sushi is becoming a new addiction of mine. So comfortable was the keyword here. I wore a cashmere sweater and my favorite pair of skinny jeans. Not to be too plain, I added some accessories. My Michael Kors watch, which I'm wearing daily and a H&M necklace. I had this necklace for a few years now and I still love it. It looks so fragile and not very H&M like. Every time I wear it, I get a lot of complements. 
I decided to get one of my favorite bags from under the dust. I also bought it a few years ago at Zara, wore it a lot, despite the fact that it's quiet heavy. The bag started to loose it's studs and I decided to put it away for a while. The last time I used it was in the summer of 2010. But the bag is back in the game!
Rediscovering old items in your wardrobe is like shopping, but without spending the money. Isn't it the best thing?! 
I'll stop rambling now, if you got to this point, you're my personal hero. Here come the pictures.





I'll be honest, it's not all faux fur over here. This 'tail' is made from real fur. Before I get stoned to death I want to tell you  a few things. It's not an actual tail, but made from leftovers of fur that probably would just be thrown away otherwise. I'm a major animal lover and I'm very aware of the problems of the fur industry. I don't approve of it either. This is an endless topic... My opinions are not that radical as they were in the past. I won't ever buy a  new fur coat, but I do have a vintage one. Not wearing vintage fur is just a waste of the life of an animal that died a long time ago. Off course if you're totally anti-fur, vintage fur is out of the picture too. But there're also such things as leather and meat. So if you wear leather shoes, it still is an animal... Same for your non-veggie dinner.
I just own three fur items, this tail, the vintage jacket and a cardigan I won in a giveaway, which apparently had real fur details. I won't deny it, the fur is beautiful, but the animals can't suffer like this for the sake of mass production.I just wish that the fur industry would get major restrictions. Especially the ones in China.
What are your thoughts on the topic?





Wearing: Vila faux fur jacket, 3 Suisses sweater, Zara roll neck sweater and bag, H&M necklace and jeans, Sascha boot, Essentiel tail, Michael Kors watch.

22 comments:

  1. ik heb die ketting en ik ben gek op die jas!! als je ooit jassen verkoopt, let me know, ik heb ook een obsessie :D

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  2. Die jas ziet er zo lekker warm uit :D
    Die ketting is ook supermooi!
    x

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  3. Ik ga helemaal akkoord, ik zou nooit echt bont kopen, maar vintage kan net wel nog.
    Leuke outfit :)

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  4. I'm in love with your bag!:)

    claude

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  5. Lovely outfit.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  6. Looove this dark look of YOURS :x Especially the silver accesories !

    PS: I am hosting an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my blog featuring Vedette Shapewear ! You can join it here

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  7. I wear fur like this in all colours.
    EAK

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  8. love your blog!!if you want follow me on goole friends and i will be happy to follow you back. <3
    xoxo
    a_c'est moi
    lamodeouicestmoi.blogspot.com

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  9. again looking good wearing black girl! the jacket is divine and so perfect for this weather! love it!

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  10. Wooow the bag is totally awesome!!

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  11. So lovely bag and great blog
    Kisses
    http://www.ama1iat.blogspot.com

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  12. Your necklace, your boots, your bag...I love everything you're wearing! <3

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  13. Oh-mijn-god die jas! Zalige outfit! xx

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  14. Oh, I love reading your text! Lot more than usual but I like it :)
    I kind of agree on your not-radical fur ideas, although I don't own any fur (no faux fur either, for that matter) . Maybe that's just not my style (yet, still evolution to spot in my style). I'm a vegetarian but no leather shoes? That would so be a bridge too far for me, can't imagine my life without leather.

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  15. hi, lang geleden!!! supercoole look - heeft wel iets russisch vind ik (maar in de positieve zin!)

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  16. I've been thinking and talking a lot about fur recently - had a discussion with my boyfriend on vintage fur. I thought it was okay, but he said that by wearing fur, even if it is vintage, you're still implying that it's cool to wear fur. I guess he has a point, but it really is a choice anybody has to make for him/herself.

    I'll have to disappoint you on the leftover fur idea, though. Fur leftovers aren't leftovers at all. Animals are bred specifically for trimming... Fur trim is a seperate industry, even bigger than the fur industry. I'm actually planning on writing something about it, I think it's pretty sad.

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  17. Your blog is amazing! We really love your sense of style! Edgy and chic!! Love your bag here and that necklace is AMAZING!

    ox,
    -Davie+Erica
    Wardrobe Stylists, NYC.

    http://www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

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  18. ik ben redelijk extreem op dat vlak :) veganist én ik koop niets dat getest is op dieren, geen fur. Wel leer.

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  19. I adore the fur tail! One of my favorite accessories ;)

    <3Meghan

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