Friday morning, trend-hunting in Portobello. Overriding the vintage haberdashery and leg-of-mutton Victoriana is fur, fur and more fur. Coats, capes, hats, tippets – you name it, there it is in all its mink, fox or rabbit glory.
“Why so much fur?” I wondered aloud. “It’s probably just, like, popular?” offered one stall-holder – approximate age, 13 – after a moment’s thought. No kidding. “It’s the cold,” suggested another, heavily swaddled in coats, scarves and gloves. “It’s the Russians,” observed a third, “you get a lot of Russian girls and they’re into the vintage furs.” Who knows the truth but we’re definitely in for a fur-wrapped winter.
[Pic: Grey Gardens]
16 October, 2009 @ 2:50 pm
I like that everyone volunteered an answer!
That's Not My Age
16 October, 2009 @ 4:29 pm
Love that image – where's it from?
Make Do Style
16 October, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
16 October, 2009 @ 8:01 pm
Hi That's Not My Age, the pic's from the film, Grey Gardens
Girlie | Digital Room
17 October, 2009 @ 8:33 am
Haven't heard of the film Grey Garden. What's the film all about?
17 October, 2009 @ 11:33 am
Here's the link to Grey Gardens for those that don't know it:
A La Mode
17 October, 2009 @ 11:11 pm
I love the picture! and was just about to say it reminded me of Edith Bouvier Beale and it is!!! I LOVE grey gardens. That's how I will end up, I am positive, haha xxx
18 October, 2009 @ 10:19 am
LOL! " its probably just like popular" ! Hilarious! :)
Saying that I've been thinking alot about fur myself lately, I don't have any moral objections if its vintage but I'm not sure I'd be able to pull it off…but then again if its so popular…! :)
18 October, 2009 @ 3:45 pm
I've always found fur beautiful to look at, but I've never wanted to wear it myself. My grandmother did it very well.
My New Favourite Thing
18 October, 2009 @ 4:51 pm
Edie Beale is my style icon! Fur and turbans and all.
That's Not My Age
18 October, 2009 @ 5:02 pm
Oh I thought it was Grey Gardens – fantastic film – but don't recall the fur coats