Century 21 stores, for those not lucky enough to live in suburban New Jersey or Long Island, are a magical chain of discount stores that sell designer clothes at up to 65 percent off. They’re kinda like more upscale Marshalls or TJ Maxx stores. It’s fitting that on the very first episode of “The Carrie Diaries,” Carrie Bradshaw goes shopping at the famous Century 21 in downtown Manhattan.
Sucks, then, that Century 21′s web site and two stores have gotten busted selling products marked as “faux fur” which are actually real fur. Keep reading »
“I have a vintage stole that was my grandmother’s from the 1940s or so, and I have absolutely no idea what to do with it! How do I wear something like this?” – Sonia
The way I see it, you have two options: play into the retro-ness of the stole, or try and redefine it entirely. That’s why we’ve given you two contrasting options — one that plays up the vintage-y vibe and one that allows you to rock this stole with stuff you probably already have in your wardrobe. But hey, wearing something as crazy unique as a vintage stole is all about attitude — if you wear it with confidence, you can wear it with practically anything! Keep reading »
If this story was a fairytale, it would go something like this: once upon a time, there was a duchess and a fake fur coat, and two fur organizations who will never live happily ever after. The actual story goes something like this: apparently Kate Middleton recently wore a coat lined with fake fur. The International Fur Trade Federation, which promotes and celebrates fur, posted a photo of her on their website, describing her chosen attire as “a classy fur-lined coat.” This pissed off PETA, the anti-fur organization, which got in touch with Middleton’s representatives, who issued the following response: “To state that the Duchess is wearing fur is not only false but offensive … to portray the new Duchess wearing something so blatantly cruel and contrary to her country’s values is insulting.” Now PETA and the Duchess’ office are demanding IFTF remove the photo and issue a retraction. The IFTF has yet to respond. We’re not sure how this will play out, but we do give the Duchess props for using this random scandal to make a pretty strong anti-fur statement. [The Hollywood Reporter]
I’m not 100 percent crazy about PETA — a lot of their advertising and marketing employs sexist tactics in order to promote their pro-animal message. That said, their latest move — to single out Kim Kardashian and Janet Jackson for their pro-fur lifestyles — might not be a bad move. The animal rights organization awarded the two celebs the “Celebrity Grinch Award” for wearing and promoting animal fur.
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When your boyfriend first brought home his Coyote Mountain Man Hat, you were mortified. He was, after all, wearing a full, skinned coyote on his head. It was…hideous. And yet, you couldn’t look away. You were held rapt by its slack ears lying dormant above your boyfriend’s sparkling blue eyes. You gazed in wonder at Coyote Hat’s bushy, long tail. Suddenly, you saw your boyfriend in a whole new light. He was a warrior–a warrior who had gone online and paid $299.95 to have a dead animal shipped to your house so that he could wear it atop his head. It was, after all, the perfect accompaniment to his Saturday afternoon Affliction tee and cargo shorts ensemble. And it was then, after reckoning with Coyote Hat and all that it meant to your boyfriend–and finally, to you–that you realized you had to dump him. He was a total loser.
Me: Excuse me, I was–
Model: Ssshh! Don’t wake him!
Me: OK, I can whisper. Wait … who are you talking about?
Model: The spider monkey wrapped around my waist. Keep reading »
Hey check it out! It’s our girl Annika, chillin’ with super fierce and flamboyant Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir backstage at the Chris Benz show during fashion week. Annika talked to Johnny on behalf of FurInsider.com
about fur trends in fashion. Annika looks so fuzzy, I wish I could reach through the screen for a cuddly group hug. Check out more of her interviews for Fur Insider here
. Keep reading »
I’m all for accessories that make a strong statement, but let’s make sure that statement isn’t, “I just stopped by the pet store and strapped a couple angry guinea pigs to my head.” And for $165? You could buy one pair of normal sized, reasonably priced ear muffs and, like, 10 happy guinea pigs. I mean, if you were into the guinea pig thing. [Shopbop] Keep reading »
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is no stranger to controversy. Her resume includes cell phone beat-downs and blood diamond controversies. Surely, her new ad campaign for Dennis Basso furs will start the fur flying all over again amidst the politically correct fashion set. Of course, if you are a fan of copious gasoline consumption and wearing fur, you will like it just fine! In one shot, the model-as-gas-pumper has forgotten her shirt, and in another one she has forgotten her pants. (I hate it when that happens.) We’re not sure what Campbell is trying to do here, but if it’s further tarnishing her public image, she is doing a fine job. So congrats on that, Naomi. [The Cut] Keep reading »