Faux Fur's Sake

Faux Fur's Sake

>> I’ve been sweating it out during the summer months to talk up all things furry and fraggle-esque (faux of course).  First I was honoured to be a part of Hannah Weiland aka creator of faux furry fun label Shrimpsgang in the new issue of Elle Collections.  Weiland’s nickname may have been Shrimps (hence the name of her label) because of her diminutive size but she’s definitely influenced a big wave of unusually coloured furry fraggle seen everywhere from high end to the high street.  Hence, why I self-styled a story along with a write-up in the current September issue of Teen Vogue, which featured AW14 pieces of furry specimens.  You can read and laugh as I attempt to give ‘tips’ (no seriously… isn’t that just one big LOL?) on how to handle these Muppet-inspired outer shells.  But the truth of the matter is that it’s a material that doesn’t want to be taken seriously anyway so you may as well just go along with the silliness and happy-happy vibes of it all.

Here are some extra shots from my furry Teen Vogue feature… they are supposed to be three distinct ways of wearing fun fur but in the end, I basically went for the pile-it-on, pile-it-high and hope-for-the-best approach.  It may or may not have worked out but who cares when you’re masquerading as a soft toy?  Someone will at least want to give you a giant hug when the months get colder, even if they’re not quite ready to channel the furriest of Muppets.

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0E5A9434ASOS patchwork fur coat, Topshop Unique inner gilet, vintage jumpsuit, Meadham Kirchhoff x Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Prada earrings, Christopher Kane belt

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0E5A9363Guess jacket, RTH poloneck, Comme des Garcons skirt, J Brand jeans, Purified loafers, Chloe bag

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0E5A9495House of Holland cap, scarf and clutch bag, Body Editions top, Kenzo skirt, Pollini shoes

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  1. Dominique

    2014-08-29 at 3:16 PM
  2. Bianca @itsallbee

    2014-08-29 at 3:22 PM

    Oh my goodness I wanna see a close up of those pink shoes in the first shots.

  3. Bianca @itsallbee

    2014-08-29 at 3:23 PM

    Oh my goodness I wanna see a close up of those pink shoes in the first shots….

    A weekend Escape in Edinburgh

  4. LK

    2014-08-29 at 4:38 PM

    I wish it were cold enough to play with fur in Vegas :/ I want to look like a huge soft toy, too!

    ~LK
    http://www.ellekae.com

  5. rebellaberlin

    2014-08-29 at 4:47 PM

    Love the patchwork coat!!

    Check out my cropped&fringed OOTD here: http://rebellaberlin.blogspot.de

  6. Chiamaka Abasilim

    2014-08-29 at 4:53 PM

    Love the blue and white combo. That my best look in this post.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

  7. Paulina

    2014-08-29 at 5:04 PM

    I love the black and white jacket. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  8. Naz

    2014-08-29 at 8:30 PM

    Wow great looks only you can pull off susie!

    http://followeroffashionn.blogspot.com

  9. Laura Mitbrodt

    2014-08-30 at 5:29 AM

    What an interesting coat
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  10. Natalie

    2014-08-30 at 8:53 AM

    Wow Susie I’m addicted to how you have a great relationship with clothing. I love the Kirchhoff x Kirkwood shoes and the coat from Asos that multi-coloured coat reminded me of Joseph and the Technicolor coat

  11. Denisa

    2014-08-30 at 4:21 PM

    Soo nice coats. xa
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

  12. Jereese

    2014-08-30 at 4:33 PM

    Lovee the fur!! I’m a new blogger.. Follow back? X

  13. Jereese

    2014-08-30 at 4:34 PM

    Love the fur! i’m a new blogger.. Follow back? X
    http://somethingbeautiful-x.blogspot.co.uk

  14. Gaptoothedgirl

    2014-08-30 at 4:41 PM

    I love faux furs!!! It’s stunning, but with no blood on!!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  15. Khoa Sinclair

    2014-08-30 at 5:02 PM

    I love the look of these faux furs! Very lovely.

    http://www.khoasinclair.co

  16. Andres Poiche

    2014-08-31 at 1:49 AM
  17. arissalea

    2014-08-31 at 7:07 AM

    Dayummm that furrrr

  18. The Provoker

    2014-08-31 at 4:41 PM

    Still remembering those amazing meadham kirchhoff ballerina flatform collabs, wow!! Saw a few options in other colorways at the kirkwood sample sale, but I know I won’t be able to pull them off.

  19. Didi

    2014-08-31 at 8:48 PM
  20. Danielle korneliussen

    2014-09-01 at 4:24 AM

    Susie… Once again – you please and tickle my fashion libido! These images are just happiness pills of the highest order! I love it all (ooooh that Kenzo skirt with the zip, And the furry coats!!!) but those Meadham Kirchoff shoes are a thing that I’ve desperately wanted since I watched the runway show in Style.com a couple years ago. Can’t find a pair to buy for the life of me. 🙁 Oh… And i like your poses in the clothes! Such a unique (in a great way) girl you are!

  21. Albertine

    2014-09-01 at 7:58 AM

    You look amazing, love your faux-fur!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

  22. Diane

    2014-09-02 at 6:15 PM

    Great fur !

    fruityandpassion.blogspot.co.uk

  23. Olivia

    2014-09-02 at 9:03 PM

    I love all of the faux fur coats!!!!

    Great pictures!!!

    http://www.uptodatefashion.eu

  24. Evon

    2014-09-14 at 9:16 AM

    I saw the ASOS patchwork fur coat in the magazine and was in love with it, but when I come to look it up on the website it seems that they’re not even selling it. How disappointed I was to not find it (even though the magazine has a price tag for it)….

  25. Ellen

    2017-02-02 at 6:08 PM

    Lovely pictures ! Such a cool blogpost 🙂
    – Ellen

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