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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Real Fur

Now I know that there is a big movement away from real fur and real skins being used for handbags and clothing, but I must say I like real fur. I wear real fur. The one thing I do that makes me feel just a little bit better about it, is that I normally will not buy new fur from a store. I buy used fur. I know. Fur is fur but if it has had a previous owner, then I am just recycling fur.

I have several mink stoles, a muskrat and fox fur full length coat that is beautiful. Fox hats and I have bought some new fur. A silver fox fur cape with 4 beautiful saga silver fox tails. Matching hat of course. The vintage pieces I have bought on Ebay from canadian furriers. I have had good luck as they have all been pieces just as excellent condition. The best new fur I have found has been in Chicago! Everywhere you look you will find real fur and even better than that almost everyone in the winter time is wearing it on a daily basis.

Now in addition to having lots of shoes, I am also in love with purses. Nice, dooney and my favorite of all, Oroton. The bad thing about Oroton is that you now have to order them directly from Australia. I have about 6 Oroton bags. Most I was able to buy before they pulled all the business from North America and Canada and took it all back to Australia.

I have been wanting an alligator bag and went looking on ebay for one about a year ago. I wanted a Crocodile Kelly bag. I found then but did not buy one. I ended up buy a baby alligator bag like the one below. Vintage...from the 1940's. It is beautiful. Kind of delicate as it is so old. the bag itself is like new. The straps are worn and that is the only achilles heel on the bag. I have only used it once and got lots of comments...a lot of people complimented and just a few asked if that bag was legal? I told them yes. It was a vintage bag that I have recycled and was now using.

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I guess I will always like real fur, alligator bags, leather skirts and snake skin shoes. Real fur and real skin is something I have always worn and will continue to wear. For me "REAL" is always in style.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

2 Broken Heels:

Anonymous said...

That is really quite disgusting.

Tinker said...

To each his own. My furs were long deal before I bought them.