Wednesday, 17 September 2014


As a blogger I sometimes worry about how I could be negatively effecting the environment and the speed of fashion, obviously in my case it would only be by a tiny amount, but everything has a knock on effect. Something that's really caught my eye recently has been the amount of fur that has been used in recent autumn/winter collections,  I'll be honest I love the way fur looks, although I would never ever wear real fur, I hate the thought of an animal suffering so much and there really is no way you can guarantee the animals have died 'humanely'. When you think about it, no matter how painless the death is, there is nothing humane about it. Killing an animal so that you can look fancy is disgusting, it's for fashion which is arguably pointless in itself, that animal needed it's fur so that it could enjoy the world in the same way that we do, instead a lot of the time they are stuck in cages and skinned alive.  In the mid nineties it went quite out of fashion and a lot of people from peta would throw paint over people who wore fur, I'm not against this, I really think there should be a fear amongst rich people and celebrities to wear fur. It doesn't seem to affect celebrities public image like it used too, it should, it really should. In the 21st century it shouldn't still be seen as a symbol of power and wealth, it should instead be seen as a symbol of idiocy and cruelty. Nowadays there are so many fake fur alternatives which look incredible, the only problem with fake fur is that it fuels the real fur industry. Fake fur is much more expensive to produce than it is to kill an animal, especially if you don't look after that animal particularly well. So, say a designer produced a couple of really cool looking fur coats, well the high street stores could look at this and want to recreate similar garments, not even knowingly they could be using real fur. The people who kill the animals could sell on the fur to other traders, and by the time the real fur has switched hands a couple of times and then has made it's way to the coat manufacturers.  The fashion buyers are probably told that it's fake, and choose not to question anything too much as its cheap. Also it's worth noting that if you buy a coat with a fur trim, since its not the main body of the coat the shop doesn't have to state whether or not it's real fur. I'd prefer it if everyone just didn't wear fur, even the fake stuff. Unless you are living in the antarctic and don't have access to a North Face shop, and are prepared to kill it and skin it yourself then that becomes more about survival and nature rather than fashion. I also want to say about vintage furs, since the animal was killed a long time ago, you might think it would be a waste to not wear the coat, yes, on most levels I would agree. The only thing is that's how trends start, say you wear a vintage fur, and then your mate see's you looking good in it, they then want one too, then other people see you in them and want them as well. It could eventually snowball into designers cottoning on and producing new fur, which really defeats the whole idea.

List of some famous rich arseholes who wear real fur:

Rhianna, Rita Ora, Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss (can't see why Sir Paul likes this woman since he's so anti fur), Pippa Middleton, Anna Wintour, Beyonce, J-Low, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Joan Rivers (I know she's dead), Paris Hilton, Amber Rose, P-diddy, Lady Gaga, Kelis and Mary J Blige.

Shitty Designers who supply the rich arseholes with the fur: (ones who are using fur for there Aw14 collections)

Lanvin, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi, Altuzarra, Philip Lim, Christopher Kane, Giorgio Armani, Missoni, Bottega Venneta, Chanel, Roksanda Ilinic (to name a few).

Friday, 22 August 2014

August Music Playlist

 Hey, how are you? I'm great, I thought I'd try something new this month. Above as you may have already guessed by the title, these are the songs which I have been loving throughout august. I'm not going to pretend to know a lot about music, I just know what I like - maybe you'll find something on here that you like too? I want to start doing a wider variety of posts, evolving my blog more.

So go ahead, press play!

Rose x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Vintage Gold Crochet Flares

Top: Motel Vintage, trousers: vintage

These trousers cost me 50p, yep 50p. Not everyones cup of tea, granted. I love them though, not sure I'd wear them in winter or into town, but they are nice to look at. I can't find any like this online so I'm pretty sure someone has knitted these, waaay back in the seventies (sorry mum).

Rose x

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