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joanne of asheville
March 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm
that bag! i have a version i have carrying for 15 years
March 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm
Love the burgundy heels!
March 7, 2015 at 7:23 am
why don’t people just STOP wearing real fur???
March 6, 2015 at 4:46 pm
Those burgundy shoes! Love the casual chic vibe of the outfit.
March 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm
Those shoes! I love ‘em so much.
March 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Great photo!! I love the shoes she is wearing. I have a question Scott. It struck me that I’ve almost never seen a streetstyle photo of a hijaabi (muslim girl) on your blog. How is that possible? Do you like never shoot them? Or don’t they want to be photographed? Because there are so many great muslim fashion bloggers.
March 7, 2015 at 1:47 am
I have shot them but not as often as I’d like. They politely decline my request
March 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm
Thank you for responding! Too bad they reject your request. If you ever find yourself in Holland, try ask them. I am certain you will have some succes.
March 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm
Really? Draped animal pelts… has that look come back? I guess that whole Neanderthal chic look really hasn’t been done yet… I’m gonna go get me a pelt and club right now!
March 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm
I know fur is controversial, but nobody has raised an eye over all the endless shots of leather seen all over this blog.
That’s animal skin.
March 7, 2015 at 4:53 am
True. The real difference lies in where the fur or leather comes from: a farm animal that was butchered because of its meat and its pelt used for clothing – or an animal we would never eat, like a mink (kept and killed under excruciating conditions, frequently skinned alive) or even a wolf (hunted more often than not out of season, its offspring left to die, caught in inhumane traps, brutally butchered.) It’s up to each of us where we draw the line.
March 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm
I’m uncomfortable with Stephie’s assumption that people who wear fur are nothing more than cave people. This is the very reason I don’t wear my grandmother’s fur wrap because of the major judgement and assumptions people make.
I can only assume Stephie is 100% vegan in every aspect of her life.
March 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm
Interesting combinations. Bare arms and fur, bare legs and heels. I like her confidence.
March 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm
The bones, the mouth, the glasses, the light.
March 6, 2015 at 8:53 pm
March 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm
I love the shape and color !!!
It is PERFECT! <3 <3 <3
A bag over my wishlist !!!!
March 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Chic. But not as chic as me.
March 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm
Oh, this is a striking photo. I love all the neutrals, the patterns on the coat (is it real fur? Or are those owls in a pattern?) and above all, the classy, pop of colour in the oxblood kitten heel.
March 7, 2015 at 4:16 pm
Thank you Liz. It is real fur – but you’re right it does look somewhat like a pattern (made me think of the patterns of butterfly wings when I bought it). : )
Regarding the fur, I’ve never bought new fur, but I do have a few vintage coats and collars. This is an old jacket liner I bought at a Kilo Shop in Paris for about 30 Euro because it was a great price and the pattern was so fantastic.
Jenny | The Sartorialist
March 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm
Yes, I can see the monarch butterly pattern – or the owls I still see! It’s a really cool drapey vest.
I also have some fur pieces, passed down from my grandma, but I never wear them – too much judgement out there, and I’m paranoid of being pelted with red paint.
I can only assume people who wear leather ensure every inch of the animal was used or consumed.
Thanks for your reply, and the story behind your beautiful outfit.
From The World With Love
March 7, 2015 at 2:44 am
She looks like Bambi walking in the street ..very elegant and fragile..
March 7, 2015 at 5:44 am
March 7, 2015 at 6:30 am
again fur, , howw can someone walk with all that suffering on!
March 7, 2015 at 8:53 am
Audrey Hepburn meets Road Warrior…perfect!
March 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm
Beautiful…those heels? Beautiful colour!
March 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm
Amazing picture. And those shoes :O
Niziya | http://www.threefourbeyond.com
March 7, 2015 at 10:56 pm
Lovely photo but I do have to echo an earlier comment that we are well aware of the horrors of animals raised for fur and it is a bit stomach turning when I see one. I watched a documentary on Fendi tonight, lovely items but had a hard time with the fur issue.
March 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm
Eileen – I hear you. But it’s everywhere.
Pets raised in breeding mills.
The shoes and handbags we carry, the wallets, the jackets … leather is everywhere.
The eggs we eat – ever see how hens are treated?
Beef and chicken – ever see how those animals are treated?
I’m not saying it’s all okay, of course – I’m just saying people who are turned off by people who wear fur had better be 100% vegan in their lifestyle, or know for a fact anything they consume or wear that’s from an animal was organic or ethically sourced.
Also, a lot of people are aware of the anti-fur sentiment, and wear used fur items – so that’s fashion recycling. Unfortunately, everyone jumps on it, assuming they tortured the animal personally.
March 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm
I appreciate the sensitivities people have to wearing fur and also agree that vilifying people for this makes little sense when you have no idea where the fur was sourced.
I would take it even further and suggest that, as one example, diamonds and a lot of precious stones should provoke scrutiny, given the unethical ways they may be mined, subjecting people to violence, human rights abuses, and poverty, and leaving a trail of environmental degradation. However, I would never subject anyone to scrutiny for choosing to wear them.
Why isn’t it acceptable to harass people for wearing brands that mass-manufacture in countries where human rights abuses are rampant, but it is acceptable to harass them for wearing a recycled fur coat?
Think about it. There are many practices that degrade people, animals and the environment — a lot of them in fashion (as in other areas of life). Why do people choose to bully on forums such as this? If someone feels strongly, there are a lot more positive ways to express it and show support for different ways of doing things.
March 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm
March 9, 2015 at 4:28 am
Why is is that, when somebody criticizes something, let’s call it X, that people automatically react by saying: But Y and Z are just as bad! Diluting a cause by means of relativism – whatever for? As in “you can’t avoid all hurtful things, so why even try”? I myself wear neither fur nor diamonds, but even if I wore diamonds and avoided fur, I would at least be avoiding ONE hurtful thing!
March 9, 2015 at 9:27 am
People react that way because they’re pointing out the list is endless and goes on and on … and that we all cherry pick our favourite cause. I don’t have a problem with you criticizing something – I’m just pointing out that no one is without fault (“duh”, as you would say). I am not saying “why bother”, though. We all have a cause, and I get that.
I also wonder how many people avoid something because they simply don’t like it, and attach a worthy sentiment behind it to validate their own preferences. While I don’t wear fur because I can’t deal with the assumptions and judgement, I also don’t want to wear fur badly enough.
March 8, 2015 at 6:47 pm
It’s not as difficult as it may seem to stick to organic food and wear leather (or fur) only from cows, goats or sheep. I’ve been doing it for many years, that is, I hardly eat any meat at all, but if I do, only organic produce. And I wear neither my grandmother’s fur coat nor my mother-in-law’s ‘gator handbag because I think it’s wrong, not for fear of persecution. Still, I’m neither an angel nor a paragon of virtue, and I don’t think I need to be in order to be “permitted” to criticize the use of fur in fashion. Just sayin’.
March 8, 2015 at 11:15 pm
I think everyone is a hypocrite at some point.
March 9, 2015 at 7:20 am
Yeah, duh. So hey, let’s all try and mend our ways!
March 9, 2015 at 9:20 am
Mend my ways? I intend on wearing leather, always.
March 9, 2015 at 11:24 am
Lizpr, I meant “mend our ways” regarding hypocritical attitudes/behavior: I agree with you that we are all hypocrites in one way or the other, and I think it is a life-long challenge to always try and be honest with ourselves and our “hidden” agendas ;)
March 9, 2015 at 11:37 am
I like that. I’ll drink to that! (My favourite drink is a vodka sonic: half soda, half tonic. Yours?)
March 9, 2015 at 12:35 am
a very original match, fur used as a cardigan…very Milanese,
thank you for this shot, Scott…
March 9, 2015 at 9:03 am
another animal killer…… you should ignore them, not picture.
March 9, 2015 at 10:54 am
Caterina, I don’t think Scott is judgmental about what people wear and from where! That is why his blog is unique!
He adores style and fashion across the globe.. In his head there must be a romantic story of this girl wearing a patterned gilet and cute shoes in that gorgeous light! No questions asked..just a moment captured!
March 9, 2015 at 11:40 am
Caterina, read the thoughtful exchange between JessieBerlin and me, above. She makes very valid points without the presumption and judgement you exhibit.
And, as I have said previously, I can only assume you are 100% vegan in every aspect of your life.
March 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm
@LIZPR: It’s gin tonic without ice. But I also love sweet and sticky Baileys ;) Cheers!
ok, it’s a great, smart face, she could be wearing anything
March 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm
(Jenny, do I get a treat?)
March 11, 2015 at 5:17 am
Sure – let’s splurge ;)
January 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm