The view from my colleague's office window earlier this week when we received another few inches of the white stuff. We work in a building on campus that backs onto a forest and riverbank and we've had the good fortune to spot the occasional deer and fox on the ground below.
Which leads directly to my Vintage Christmas gift idea post for today...
Persian lamb jacket with mink cuffs originally purchased at Simpsons
The vintage and consignment stores here have a good selection of previously owned fur coats, both real and faux. We have had colder temperatures and more snow than we usually have this early in the winter, so a vintage fur would be a practical and stylish gift, and a fraction of the cost of a new fur coat. I know that the wearing of fur is a touchy subject for many people, whether new or vintage, and I would never buy, or encourage someone else to buy, a new fur coat. However, I do own a couple of vintage furs and wear them from time to time. There are many vintage furs out there that have been carefully stored by their previous owners, and as a result are still beautiful and functional, and in my opinion, worthy of a second life instead of being left to dry out and eventually relegated to a landfill.
A stunning midnight blue sheared beaver jacket with chinchilla collar and cuffs, previously owned by a woman who worked as a model in the 1970's. The jacket was part of the payment she received from a furrier for modelling work she had done for them.
Both jackets pictured above are available at Jackpot Vintage. Vintage furs can also be found at very reasonable prices at The Sentimentalist and Lovesick.