Another beautiful grey day here in Canberra, marking the perfect opportunity to bring my vintage fox fur collar out from hiding and lend some warmth to an otherwise cool daily outfit.
I decided to wear the collar to work today for something a little different, and if I am perfectly honest, to see what sort of reactions I could inspire in my colleagues. I wore:
Vintage fox fur collar – thrifted, pinned to blazer Navy and white checked scarf – We The People Navy wool tailored blazer with orange lining – Euromerican Tailors, Hong Kong Blue and white striped shirt with French cuffs – T.M. Lewin Silver and black resin Medusa cufflinks – Versace, ebay Black leather belt – repurposed from wedding outfit Arc 3D loose tapered jeans – G-Star Blue leather boots with buckle detail – G-Star
I picked the collar up at Belconnen Salvos for, would you believe it, $5. When my mother pointed it out I didn’t believe that it was genuine fox fur; however on close inspection it was revealed to be a beautiful piece of genuine fox, most likely removed from a coat or jacket. It is exceptionally soft and warm, and I really need to bite the bullet and back it with some proper fabric, or permanently attach it to a jacket myself!
I have been thinking a lot about my wardrobe in the six-months I’ve been absent from Blogging, and I have begun to take the steps towards weeding out the elements that don’t flatter me and that I just don’t like; building towards a new and improved collection of pieces that I love.
This fur Scarf is one of my more recent acquisitions.
You absolutely cannot tell from the image, but it is actually composed of strips of rabbit fur that have been knitted together into an elastic loop. It is pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. The colour isn’t exactly what I pictured, but I actually love it and was pleasantly surprised. It certainly embodies the sort of aesthetic I aspire towards.
Today’s outfit: charcoal pinstriped wool Blazer – St. James, thrifted charcoal rabbit fur Scarf – Arielle, from Parliment Clothing white long-sleeved Top – Country Road black leather Belt – JAG Motor 3D taper Jeans in light wash – G-Star Raw black leather Chelsea Boots – Country Road Parfum: Naughty Alice – Vivienne Westwood
Winter is galloping towards us here in the ACT. I need to purchase a few winter-friendly pieces ASAP.