Oct 22, 2008

Stylish Fur

I am going to admit I like furs and do buy the real thing. In the old days, furs are usually seen on rich old ladies as coats or a boring stole for formal events but not anymore. Furs mixed with other textiles can be quite stylish, fun and out of ordinary for day or night. Also furs are are more stylish with younger and fun designs. I usually wear my fur pieces with jeans for a more casual daytime look. I prefer shorter and smaller pieces or wraps since I am petite.
House of Fendi offers some of the most intersting fur pieces around. Last season, SG fell in love with a mink knit cashmere short coat with lace detail. But, the hefty price of $13,000 stopped me without much protest.
Salvatore Ferragamo is conservative but a gal can keep a piece for years.
Roberto Cavalli is fun and funky. I love fur trimmings on this printed jacket, just not my usual style.
SG prefers fur wrap over a fur jacket. I think it's more versatile for both day (with jeans) and night(with cocktail dresses) looks.
This knit fur coat is definitely casual outerwear for SG. I think it is good for day or casual evening out. And at $395, SG thinks the price is quite reasonable.
This is what I would prefer if SG is to buy a fur coat. A shorter coat is great with jeans and a great cashmere sweater for a casual look or with formal evening wears. I think it's more fun with a bit of luxury, without the old snobbery. This Chloe goatskin coat is fun and stylish for day time but I probably wouldn't wear it with formal wears. However, SG does not think the price of $3875 is savvy for a casual jacket, even if it is exotic.

What about you, what is your fur preference (faux or real) this coming winter?

image: Saks, Bergdorf Goodman

19 comments:

  1. yesterday i was watching the rachel zoe project and she was wearing fur. she combined it so well (something like this u posted). i saw one that i like, and probably will get it myself.

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  2. They look so warm! It's freezing where I live right now and a fur coat would be great!
    I'd prefer fake though :-)

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  3. Funny, I was looking at a fur and leather car coat at the resale shop for $29. I don't think they realize what prize was in their midst. Sadly enough the fit wasn't just perfect so I left it.

    I am, however, drooling over the Feragamo and the swing fur coats - just soo darn cute!

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  4. I think there are some good quality faux fur. I'm against fur but I like it do much....
    It's a duality....

    xoxo

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  5. delish! :)
    ilove the 2nd to the last photo the most :) which also reminds me, the last season leopard coat from mango still haunts me :(

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  6. I like faux, because the look is sumptuous. Great picks, SM!

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  7. These are fantastic coats--I like the real thing too. I don't own any fur yet...feels too sophisticated for me at the moment.

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  8. the second one looks good =)

    xoxo melmo

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  9. I'm for faux fur. But if its vintage...the real thing isnt too bad. I love the look though!

    Tart

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  10. i like furs and exotic but i have no prob eating rabbit, ostrich and alligator so i feel good about me buying.

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  11. I'll admit that I love fur too (and recently, feathers have also become an obsession!) and I own a real fox fur cape thing. I do like faux fur too but it just is never as luxe as the real thing! Soo beautiful...at least I'm not the only Cruella Di Ville out there, people can be very disaproving of fur! Char x

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  12. I'm not a big fur lover, but I think it looks amazing. Whenever I put any on I feel I look like a bear.
    Very lovely though.

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  13. i'd love a faux fur swing coat.. but down here.. you just don't need it

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  14. Hi savvy-I've 3 faux furs in my wardrobe, so will definitely rock this trend!! BTW, I've given you an award my dear!

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  15. I've never wore fur before, but I am in love with the Salvatore Ferragamo.
    (SIGHS)

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  16. love love love fur! no preference, faux or real, both do the trick just fine. love these photos!

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  17. Salvatore Ferragamo is great. Either I guess. I love all.

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  18. oh wow. i like the 3rd pic. O_O but furs are not sold here in our country. we got tropical weather. =[

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