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With the exception of expensive lingerie, there is nothing quite like fur to make you feel glamorous and chic. It’s a palpable, almost instantaneous sensation that sets in the moment your skin makes contact with its comforting warmth. Honestly, try being demure and insecure while wearing a fur coat. I dare you.

            In the spirit of this sensation, the editorial focuses on the spins and updates lent to the classic by the deft hands of designers at Fendi, Gucci and even newcomer J.W. Anderson.  We shot the story at Pier 59 on my birthday (let’s have a moment of silence for the poor intern who had to drag those giant garment bags of fur around Manhattan in the summer) and as usual with Lester, everything went smoothly and we had a ball. Highlights of the day include everyone on set trying on the fur bikini (thankfully that includes the hot cater waiter), the giant chocolate cake I ate about half of (hey, it was my birthday!) and those ginormous fur mittens which I may or may not have claimed as my own and worn around all day (as for the chocolate icing that later took up residence on the right paw… I plead the fifth.)  


photographer: Jean-Francois Campos
stylist: Lester Garcia
model: Alla Kostromichova
hair: Owen Gould
make-up: Sam Addington
nails: Jackie Saulsbery

Fur is taking over as the top choice of sartorial shield against the Siberian winter Manhattan is set on. Fur has long been the subject of heated debates regarding ethics and infamous fashion week attacks. While I am neither condoning nor opposed to the larger issues behind what is ultimately just a fabric, it’s apparent that fur is having a major moment right now.

            My own history with fur is limited. My mom has a few old coats I try to keep sufficient distance from due to the odd aroma they seem to have acquired after years spent rotting in the back of her closet. I’ve experimented with a few different styles of faux-fur, but after my friends took up nicknaming me “sexy yeti” every time I would wear some I more or less retired the look. That is, until I can finally get my hands on the real thing. 



18 comments:

Effe coco said...

Pied de poule fur, wonderful :)

Marlen said...

i looove fur- it definitely makes me feel so womanly and glitzy! i've also been loving all the fur accents coming out this season, like with the hats and scarves :)

xo marlen
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Jo Abiog said...

All I can say is WOW! Especially that black and white hounds tooth print fur coat --- it's so glamorous!

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Thanks for the visit, great photos.
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Pauline said...

loving this editorial!

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Cristina B said...
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Cristina B said...

I hope you love the way that animals are skinned alive, too, for your pretty fur and pretty self to never feel demure or insecure again.

Lyn said...

These photos are amazing !
My history with fur is even more limited , I bought a 'furry jacket' in November and still haven't worn it. I think it is because my mum called me a bird the first time she saw me with it.. -> trauma, haha!
Thanks for your comment on my blog! xo Lyn
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Lyn said...

PS : it is a faux furry jacket

Lucy Mason said...

Wow this is amazing! Nice last name to you too :) xx



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Kassie Barker Jones said...

love this article, witty yet still readable. I absolutely love faux fur, I don't know why but I do end up looking like a yeti a lot of the time! Amazing blog!

Kassie www.styledevoured.com

xx Macie said...

Incredible work! As an intern/assistant who has dragged garment bags all over the place, I totally feel for whoever had to transport all that fur.


Macie,
Amen Fashion †

beautylover7694 said...

Amazing work:))

Patricia G. said...

Love fur! This editorial is amazing!
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