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Monday, December 19, 2011

FUR: DESIGN MUSE OF THE WEEK

FUR:  THE THICK COAT OF SOFT HAIR COVERING THE SKIN OF A MAMMAL. 

FAUX:  NOT GENUINE OR REAL; BEING AN IMITATION OF THE GENUINE ARTICLE

 Where I stand on the whole fur issue......I have several faux fur throws which I fold on the ends of beds in the winter months, and I have a vintage winter coat with a real (I think) mink colar which I purchased at an antique store and is possible older than I am. 
 I am also a vegetarian and don't particularly like the idea of animals having to die for my personal pleasures.  However, I love fur!  I love the way it feels, looks and how warm it is....and I am especially fond of quality faux fur.  This season, I have seen some amazing faux fur vests, throws, pillows even pocketbooks.  The fashion industry has really come a long way when it comes to faux fur.
So, let's talk about fur this week....decorating with fur, wearing fur, even the use of fur in the arts.
Oh, and let's just pretend that all the furs I'll be posting this week are in fact faux...and no I'm not really that naive. 










Like most of you, I'll be having a busier week than usual, although not for the same reasons you'll be busy.  Our oldest daughter will be home for  a few days, and we'll be helping her set up an art instillation in Charlottesville.  Braxton and I are so very happy to able to spend some time with our daughter, to see her art again, and generally get caught up with her life.

I would love to know how you feel about fur.  Do you wear fur?  Decorate with fur?  Faux or real?
Let's talk.
Have a beautiful day.
YANCEY

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