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February 20, 2012

Fox In a Lambskin



When I was just a kid I used to be completely fascinated by staring at some old ladies with thir warm, luxurious, polished, sleek and smooth fur coats and, to me, they became the epitome/paradigm of sophistication. Only later on did I realize that they were the consequence of a violent extermination, of a barbarian massacre of helpless animals on behalf of vanity and of mercenary economical power. so I promised myself never to wear one of them, but I must admit that I didn´t stop liking fur coats eventhough. Fortunately the fashion industry, always in constant renovation and reinventing itself over and over again, started creting the so called synthetic fabrics, in coats or accessories, coloured or natural, with soft textures very similar to those of real fur coats, to the delight of my eyes, to the relief of my wallet and to the relief of my peace of mind! I do not intend by any means to be dressing/ wearing the pain and anguish of animals! Therefore, in my wardrobe there is an overwhelming and almost ridiculous number of fake fur coats - light, modern, colourful - since the market for this kind of clothing item has been growing and conquering younger generations. Nowadays it is no longer just used in formal situations and is now part of our daily style, having been deconstructed of its formality and paired with jeans, floating fabrics, military boots, chunky wool sweaters, mini-skirts with whool tights...you name it! The economical crisis has also clearly contributed to some changes in the fashion industry and this Fall/ Winter collection bets on the use and abuse of fake fur in a more subtle, less dramatic style, in small details that act has backups for other dominant items [collars, sleeves, waistcoats, hats, bags...] which, although synthetic, do not lag behind the real ones. Of course there will always be those who won't forgo real fur - symbol for wealthiness, luxury and slurge. Just remember doll -  you won't become a foxy lady just by wearing its fur!!!

Quando eu era mais nova ficava fascinada a observar algumas senhoras mais velhas com os seus casacos de pelo quentes, elegantes, lustrosos, luxuosos, macios e, para mim, tornaram-se o epítome/ paradigma da sofisticação. Só mais tarde me apercebi que muitos deles eram consequência de um extermínio violento, de um massacre de barbárie de animais indefesos perpetrado em prol da vaidade e do poder económico mercenário. Prometi a mim mesma nunca os usar, mas confesso que não consegui deixar de gostar deles! Felizmente, a indústria da moda, sempre em constante inovação e reinventado-se perpetuamente começou a criar as chamadas peles sintéticas, em casacos ou acessórios, coloridas ou naturais, com texturas suaves e muito idênticas às dos pelos dos casacos de pelo verdadeiros, para delícia dos meus olhos,, alívio do meu bolso e descanso da minha consciência. Não tenciono estar a vestir a dor e a angústia dos animais! Assim, no meu guarda-roupa abunda um número estupefante de casacos de pele sintéticos - leves, modernos, coloridos - uma vez que o mercado deste tipo de vestuário tem crescido e conquistado as gerações mais novas. Hoje em dia, deixou de ser usado apenas em situações cerimoniosas e passou a integrar perfeitamente to look do dia-a-dia, desconstruído da sua pomposidade e conjugando-o com calças de ganga, tecidos fluidos, botas de estilo militar, camisolões de lã grossa, mini-saias com meias de lã - é só dizer! A crise mundial também contribuiu claramente para algumas mudanças no mundo da moda e a temporada Outono/ Inverno aposta no uso e abuso das peles sintéticas de forma mais subtil, menos drmática, em apontamentos [golas, mangas, coletes, chapéus, carteiras...] como apoio para outros elementos mais dominantes e que, embora sendo artificiais, em nada ficam atrás das genuínas. Claro que há-de sempre haver aquelas que não dispensam as peles verdadeiras, símbolo de riqueza, ostentação e luxo. Mas lembra-te - o fato de lhe vestires a pele, não faz de ti uma raposa!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                         









58 comments:

  1. Hi sweets, i LOVE the pictures!!! I am your new follower :)
    Great to hear you are inspired, check out the new London Fashion Week street photos.

    xx
    Dasha Gold
    www.thetrendspotter.net

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  2. They are all so beautiful. I really want a fur coat this winter.

    Xox Soph

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Hi Aida -

    Thanks again for stopping by. :)

    After viewing this post it's clear to me that I'll have to continue popping in on your blog to see what's new! I have a few fake furs in my closet and I feel quite luxurious when I pull them on.

    Your newest follower :)

    -Shelly
    http://quietluxe.blogspot.com/


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  4. Love your blog, would you ike to follow each other?
    Check out my blog and let me know
    http://blissfulbeautyxox.blogspot.co.nz/

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  5. Love your blog, would you like to follow each other.
    Check out my blog and let me know :D
    http://blissfulbeautyxox.blogspot.co.nz/

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  6. I like faux fur but real fur is nothing for me. The furs at the picture are very beautiful:):)

    www.whiteperla.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi baby thank u for your comment of my blog:)
    İ join your blog too
    Kisses

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  8. It's a great post. I really like your selection of photos.
    Have a nice week.
    x

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  9. Thanks for your thoughtful comment :) I used to despise fur coats but now I'm starting to realize how chic they look on...hmm perhaps we should invest in one? xx

    http://t-mareeclothing.blogspot.com.au

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  10. i don't have a coat like the ones you just posted here but I would love to get my hands in one someday! I love how you collected these pictures and organize them in this nice post :) Loved it!*

    www.mexiquer.blogspot.com

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  11. these are such fabulous inspirational pictures! would love to own a fur coat someday!

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  12. i love the fur coat looks very gorgeous!!

    I have a worldwide giveaway planned in a weeks time..so make sure to drop by and get more details then;)

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  13. Love love love all of these pictures! I recently just inherited one of my grandmother's furs and I'm obsessed with it!

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  14. thank you, Aida for wonderful words you wrote on our blog! WE appreciate it very much.
    Your blog is lovely, we like the pics you choose for your posts :)
    Followed :)


    http://fashionfriendsdiary.blogspot.com/

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  15. You are too sweet! Thank you for the heart warming comment on my post this morning! It truly made my day!! What you've got here seems just splendid!! I LOVE fur vests/fur in general... I have an amazing fur vest I got from French Connection from this winter and wear it at least once a week!! Great post!

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  16. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I feel flattered :)

    There is something special about fur I cannot describe, but it just looks great. Fortunately, there is faux fur.
    So many great pictures; I especially like the one where you hardly see the dog because it is disguised by the fur.

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  17. Olá linda :)

    Muito obrigada por me seguires, e pelo teu comentário tão querido! Só quando fui ao teu perfil, é que vi que "também" és portuguesa ;)

    Já te sigo também :)

    Tens um blog fantástico, parabéns! Adorei este post, tens toda a razão!

    beij♥ss, e uma óptima semana :)

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"



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  18. I looooooooooooove it! such an inspiring post!!

    hugs!!!
    http://self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  19. I love fake fur! These pieces are aboslutely gorgeous xx

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  20. Hey ! thank you for your nice comment

    I love the coats on all these photos.
    I agree that fur is very elegant, but nowadays you can definitely find a faux fur that looks just as good as a real one

    www.tripsandtreasures.net
    new post : my marni for H&m wishlist

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  21. These are beautiful..I prefer fake fur than wearing real & the ones they make today are just as great really, better I feel!! It just gives a very chic and lady like look to an outfit, plus it's warm!! Thanks for the comment doll, sure we can follow one another, my pleasure :) Am following you now :) xx

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  22. These pictures are stunning.....great blog...bumped into your blog by chance! Following!

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  23. great post!!! i do faux too. but I am not opposed to vintage fur. I just got a really cool vintage Colbalt Blue fox fur jacket... can't decide what to wear with it yet... but i love it!

    montes Y mills

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  24. hey darling,lovely blog you have,come check out my blog and follow if you like it thru GFC and i will follow back,xoxo

    http://www.sazistopsecret.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love fur so much but I am completely against the real one. i cant believe people are wearing it when there is a choise to wear faux one.

    Kisses!

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  26. interesting post !! I love how you talk about fashion, your point of view !!
    You have a great blog and of course i follow you !!

    http://chocolatgourmandise.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thank u so much for this kind and sweet comment on my blog!
    This post is absolutely amazing!
    So beautiful colors, great outfits, lovely taste!
    Thank u for your invitation to follow each other!
    I'm following with my heart this fabulous blog u have...and I hope we keep in touch!
    besides... I love Portugal! :-)

    your new friend, Ros.e.
    http://tramped-rose.blogspot.com/

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  28. Your blog is very beautiful.
    Please be my member !

    http://lauras-blog-fantastic-times.blogspot.com/

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  29. What gorgeous, decadent inspiration!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  30. Great post! I wish every designer would stop using real fur, faux fur is a great alternative and one that is plentiful right now. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment. I'm now following you on bloglovin :)

    http://latelystylish.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thank you for the comment, I love fur

    x Romi
    http://blaastyle.blogspot.com

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  32. great pics, so pretty and stylish!
    thanks for your sweet comment, it made my day!

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  33. Thank you for the comment.
    Greetz from germany

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  34. I love these outfits and stars, in particular Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian!! I'm happy to be your new follower!! :)

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  35. wow wish i could look so good in a jacket like that :( love all these photos, ESPECIALLY the one with kate! she's fabulous!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  36. hi, I'm so speechless. I want to thank you for your lovely words and want to thank you for that. I wish you the same success and much more ;)
    I would love to follow you ;))

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  37. I used to not care much for fur but lately I'm finding myself fascinated with it. It just looks so cozy and luxurious.

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  38. now following you back lovely :) x

    http://t-mareeclothing.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I'm following you! Lovely blog btw

      http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

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  39. Thankyou for your sweet sweet comment! I would be delighted to follow!

    As for me being a vegetarian I don't agree with fur at all but of course the outfits they are styled with are beautiful! I love your blog already :)

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  40. Hola Aida!!!no sabes que contenta me he puesto con tu comentario en mi blog!! Gracias por todo lo que has escrito! me alegro que te haya gustado! aunque realmente estoy empezando, espero poder aprender de todas ustedes y mejorar aún mas!:) Tu blog es espectacular!me encanta! yo tengo activado el traductor en mi ordenador y me lo traduce todo al momento, espero que tu también puedas hacerlo con el mio!:) Las fotos de tu último post son bellísimas sobre todo las últimas! estoy enganchada a los colores pastel!:) Te sigo ya mismo! Bsitos guapa!

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  41. Great pictures! I'm your newest follower:)
    Best,
    Chelsea (www.abitofsass.blogspot.com)

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  42. The last three outfits are gorgeous! Xx

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  43. A lovely collection of photos! Cute blog, am now following.

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  44. Hi Aida!!! thanks for your sweet comment!
    I am so pleased to read it!!!
    Not many times I have so serious comments like that,It means that you take time observing reading the blogs you like... like me! ;)
    I do like yours, it seems that you spend time writting and thinking your posts!
    Sometimes I write in spanish my mother tongue, so you can translate up in the right with google translator sorry fotr that! each time I try to write in the languages I konw so I practise!!!
    I will follo w you too!

    ;)

    have a nice day!


    Olivilla*

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  45. fur is so in , love it

    thanks for visiting my blog, lets follow each other. i will await you on my blog ;-)

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  46. your blog is really interesting! i am happy to follow you of course and also welcome you to my followers! can't wait to hearing from you!
    p.s: thank you so much for your sweet comment! it meant a lot to me!
    keep in touch!
    heelsontheclouds.blogspot.com

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  47. Aww dear... Thank you so much for your sweet comments. Am so touched, it's such a delight to see amazing ppl in here. I would love to follow you. Do keep it touch !

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  48. loveee this post amazing
    would you like to follow each other?
    www.fashionfootprints.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  50. perfect pictures =)...I love fur coat

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  51. As a terrible vegetarian I will say that this post is amazing! Great shots!
    Stay in touch!

    x
    jayne

    www.blamejayne.blogspot.com

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  52. Casacos GLAMOOOUR,sempre quis um desses,mais que elegância,ele é PODEER! haha

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  53. I love this pictures and i love this blog. It is beautiful. I love the images that the people are in the car for example in the volkswagen fox I like that combination

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