Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shut. It. Down.


Ever since Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project, I've been dying to break out my fur (especially since Michigan's weather has turned frigid). But I couldn't help but wonder if those fur vests and coats Rachel looked so fab in only worked on her because of her...well...skeleton-like figure. Fur adds so much bulk, I wondered if it would translate well onto fat bodies or if we'd end up looking a little too yeti. Luckily, I found an old vintage fur capelet of mine and it seems to work perfectly. Not only are capelets great because they fit a huge range of sizes, but they also provide the glam factor without the "Hi, I'm a grizzly bear" effect.

I know some people are anti-fur due to their morals, but buying vintage eases my mind a little. Faux fur is always an option too, not to mention it's bound to be cheaper. Luckily, you can usually find great fur pieces at your local thrift store for less than fifty bucks. Maybe one of these days I'll be ballsy enough to try a coat, but in the mean time I'll stick to covering just my shoulders and chest in the soft stuff. If you want to recreate Zoe's look, there are a few options online, but your best (and cheapest) bet is to check out Ebay or a nearby Salvation Army.  In the words of my favorite skinny stylist, shut it down, girls.

9 comments:

  1. Vintage fur ensures that at least the animals did not die in vain, just repurposed for your own vanity! Better than sadly hanging somewhere in a closet out of shame. And much of the vintage fur available is often less expensive than a fine fake, as the consciousness of today's consumer finds wearing someone else's skin somewhat intolerable.

    YOUR VINTAGE FURS: GIVE THEM TO ME.

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  2. unrelated but i LOOOOVE your blog.

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  3. guuurl your blog completes my life

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  4. Season 2 announced! Mid 2009. Keep us the fierce-ness.

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  5. I went to the thrift store last night & saw a great faux fur coat..I tried it on & I looked like a giant lion. It was ridiculously bulky and make me look like a square :(
    I'm still on the hunt...

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  6. Man I had a big-ass fur coat for my Margot Tenenbaum costume and now I wish I hadn't donated the thing to Goodwill. It was awesome.

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  7. i love your blog! I hope you know that some people,like me, read it because of your style (and not only because you inspire fat girls)
    As for the fur, im sure you can wear it, what i would suggest, is that you picked the COLOUR that compliments and suits your body the best! So that, as you said, it can translate perfectly... It may also depend on what other pieces you decide to wear with it

    ta ta ;) (i just realised this is an old post, but hey fur is still good to go)

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