Friday, October 29, 2010

faux is fab...

I love the instant glam a piece of faux fur can add to even the most simpliest of outfits. If you remember my last post, I touched on the latest fashion enthusiasm for incorporating animal imitation: whether we throw on fur look-alikes or don mimic stripes/spots. It's not particularly a new trend but, like many influences in the fashion world, it has cycled in and out of favour.

I saw this vest first in July during Je Suis Prest Boutique's preview for BB Dakota and Jack fall fashions. I put it on lay-away at the time, because, let's face it, even animals shed their coats in the summer and there was no place for fur. But ever since October hit with a chill hanging in the air, this fur has been easy to incorporate into outfits that involve pieces that have solid colours as well as some black or grey to compliment.

The Outfit

Faux fur vest- Jack- Je Suis Prest Boutique (SJ, July '09)
Black long sleeved tee- H&M (Toronto, Sept' 10)
Grey skinny pants- R&W Co. (SJ, May '10)
Black boots- Town Shoes (Halifax, Nov '07)
Necklace- H&M (Toronto, Dec '08)

Earlier this week I had a fun experience working with Lindsay Thorne (Lindsay Thorne Makeup Artistry) & Ryan Lavigne (Shutter Creative). Lindsay contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being a model as part of expanding her profile. (For a preview, take a look at my new twitter profile picture).


Omgitstiffduh said...

I absolutely love the vest!

Ashley said...

That faux fur vest is too cute! And perfect for winter!


nicole said...

You mean Faux is Fab ON YOU! I love the vest, it looks like the BB Dakota one but nicer! Love the outfit, it looks so cozy yet chic!