Fur vest weather is just around the corner. Whether you prefer real or faux the fur vest is a staple, a classic piece for the winter season.
1) Alice + Olivia Kelsi Double Fur Vest. $367
2) BSABLE Gina Vest. $275 (LOVE!)
3) Patterson J. Kincaid Bandit Vest. $298
4) French Connection ‘Fast Nala’ Gillet Vest.
5) Free People ‘Call of The Wild’ Vest. $198 (reversible 2-in-1)
* The vests featured above are all Faux (not real) Fur.
Is it just me? Or was this trend over a long time ago? Louis Vuitton first introduced the fox tail as a bag charm concept in their Spring 2010 collection. Others quickly followed, producing their own (more affordable) versions. I even wrote about one back in July 2010. Then… nothing. Maybe it has been long enough now that Horse + Nail decided the concept would look fresh once more. Meet the Horse + Nail Fox Tail with Eagle Skull!
Now I have never been a huge fan of the look. There’s just something about animal body parts as fashion accessories that doesn’t appeal to me. Sort of like having a “lucky” rabbit foot. It’s only creepy if you think about where it came from. What is different about this particular piece is the addition of an imitation eagle skull. Thankfully it isn’t a real eagle skull, considering it is illegal to own any part of a bird of prey. It is rather odd that an eagle skull was chosen as an accent though, but perhaps it has some sort of significance I am not aware of. The look is definitely different. So if that is the look that you are going for, then this piece might be just the thing for you. Just clip it onto any handbag and you’ll be set!
Soon it will start getting cold for some parts of the world, and nothing is better than being fashionably prepared. Living in Florida, I don’t get the cool air very often but if I’m going away I stock up on fashionable cold weather essentials.
I remember before a trip to New York one year, my Mother urged me to purchase earmuffs and I refused. To me, they looked so tacky looking and I wanted to look as stylish as possible especially in a city like New York. Little did I know, it would be absolutely freezing in New York and the coldest part of my body was in fact my ears! I can remember like it was yesterday being near Chinatown and I couldn’t feel my ears. Luckily, there was a vendor selling earmuffs and I bought a cheap pair immediately. I vowed that the next time I was to be in New York in the freezing cold, I’d buy a stylish pair of earmuffs and not be so stubborn!
The Diane von Furstenberg “Lothbury” Earmuffs are my ideal pair. Most of my cold weather clothes are all black and white, so these would match perfectly with my wardrobe! Plus, maybe you wouldn’t be able to see the earmuff too much since my hair is really dark anyway! Gorgeous pair, and not too tacky! I like them!
You can purchase the Diane von Furstenberg “Lothbury” Earmuffs at Shop Bop for $98.
There’s a debate going on over at TBF and it all started when the Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 Collection hit the runway back in November. And the focus of this debate? Whether or not a fox tail key chain/clip makes a stylish handbag accessory. The trend, it seems, was an instant hit with celebrities. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Elle Macpherson were spotted sporting one. But was this short lived, must-have really just a fashion faux pas? It’s difficult to say. I do know, however, that many people were reluctant to jump on the fox tail bandwagon due to Louis Vuitton’s $1,120 price tag. And with its popularity fading, that’s a lot of money to potentially waste. If you still like the look though, you’ll be happy to hear that Kettle Black has come out with their own (and much less expensive) version of the fox tail clip. And, as an added bonus, these fox tail clips were left their natural color (either red or grey). I mean, who really wants a lime green fox tail clip hanging from their bag anyway?
Find the Kettle Black Fox Fur Hanging Clip at Singer22.com, where it can be purchased for $129!
PETA, which owns stock in fashion retailer Coach, has filed a shareholder resolution suit calling on the company to enact a policy to stop acquiring and selling products that are made with fur.
PETA is hoping that Coach will follow the trail set by other designers and fashion companies – such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Comme des Garçons, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Gap, Nike, Cole Haan, Liz Claiborne, Juicy Couture and Kate Spade who have all vowed to be fur-free.
“Animals who are used for their fur are beaten, drowned, electrocuted, and skinned alive, and by continuing to sell fur, Coach bears responsibility for this cruelty,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With its competitors making the compassionate choice to end fur sales, it’s time for Coach to get off the bench and into the fur-free game.”
What are some of your thoughts?
It’s summer and there’s a fresh batch of Katherine Kwei summer bags ready for the picking!
For her new summer collection, you’ll find everything from colorful bright totes and hobos to muted clutches with metallic undertones. And the bags are made from exotic skins (snakeskin, etc) and fine lamb skin leather. And of course, the topping on the cake – Katherine Kwei’s signature Chinese “Eternity” knot-inspired weave which adds a neat finish and unique trademark to all of her creations.
It’s not really a surprise to me why so many people love Tory Burch flats. They’re a staple for any season. During the dark and dreary months they look great paired with an all black ensemble. Black tights, dress, and jacket and these gorgeous shoes would pop. Also these cuties would look fabulous during the warmer months matched with a summer dress or capris.
The Tory Burch Reva Ballets come in a new Python printed leather, which has a textured look for a new spin on this signature classic style. Each pair comes topped off with the signature Logo detail and features a leather lining, comfortable insole and rubber sole.
Most Tory Burch Ballet Flats retail in the range of $95 for a pair of Jelly Revas to $275 for a pair of studded flats. The Python-Print Reva Ballet Flats retail for $235.
The Tory Burch Python-Print Reva Ballet Flats are available over at Saks Fifth Avenue.