Friday, 26 July 2013

FUR OR FAUX?

Looking at this fur gillet, it reminds me of the best expression ever heard relating to dressing according to the weather, and something that I have mentioned before.  The Nordic people say that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. The moral of the story is that if you are appropriately dressed, you don't have to remain indoors when the weather is bad. Whenever I decide to wear this fur gillet,  it reminds me of the expression, but it also creates mixed feelings about the concept of fur.  Although I appreciate the fact that temperatures drop below zero in some countries and that fur is the only solution to covering up and protecting yourself from the brutal cold, I remain in two minds about it. That said, I decided that if you live anywhere near the Northpole, you should be allowed to wear fur.  In conclusion, I decided to fake it a little, cladding myself against the vicious Cape Doctor, as the South Eastern wind is called when billowing at irrational speed! This morning has seen a drop in temperature again, with the Matroosberg Mountain tops covered in snow. Regretfully it is not enough to allow us to jump into ski boots!
 





 
Faux Fur Gillet - Ginger Mary
Scarf - Unknown store in Dubrovnik
Leather gloves - Woolworths
Suede Handbag - Zara
Cuff - St Georges Walk Cape Town
Pants - Trenery
Wool Beret - Topshop (old)
Shoes - Topshop