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North Sails and Prada America’s Cup Collection

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In fashion news today, I am excited to tell you all about the amazing collaboration between North Sails and Prada! For those who have not heard, let me be the one to tell you. North Sails is the official clothing partner for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, also called the Prada cup. This collaboration is so cool! The collection is described as a unique mix of sustainable style, heritage and performance. When I look at the collection, I see comfort and style all wrapped up in one capsule collection. There are pieces for men, women and children. You can shop this new collection for the whole family and there is definitely a piece or accessory for everyone.

I am a huge fan of Prada and North Sails, so I was super excited to find out about this fashion collaboration. I love both fashion brands and I am happy to bring to you some stylish pieces from the America’s Cup Collection. Here a few of my favourite pieces from the unique capsule collection –

 

New York Vest

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This New York Vest is so stylish but functional at the same time. I love the stand collar and zipped pockets. The 2 way zipped fastening is another feature I really like. This vest is comfort and style all wrapped up in one and I am here for it.

I can clearly see myself rocking this vest with a sweater underneath. What do you think of this vest?

 

Newport Jacket

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I am after a new jacket this season and I think I have found the piece I need. This lovely Newport Jacket ticks all the jacket boxes for me. I love the navy blue colour. It is a simple but classic piece of clothing and I really like it.

The best part of this jacket for me is the heat-welded seams and the detachable vest. That is like 2 gorgeous winter clothing for the price of one!

 

Cowes Full Zip Sweatshirt

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This Cowes Full Zip Sweatshirt is another gorgeous pieces from the North Sails and Prada Collection! It comes in navy blue and red. I love the slim fit design and soft mesh lining. It is definitely one of my favourite pieces from the collection. I love everything about this sweatshirt. It will be a great addition to my winter wardrobe this season.

 

Baseball Cap

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There is nothing as good as a stylish baseball cap to hide the sins of a bad hair day! I love my Baseball Caps. They come in handy when my hair needs one and when I just feel like looking sporty chic. This white baseball cap from the North Sails and Prada Collection would be a nice addition to my baseball caps collection. I only have a few and none in white, so this will definitely fill up a spot. I love the simple chic design of the cap.

 

Valencia Polo Shirt

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There is nothing like a good polo shirt. We all need a few in our wardrobes. Polo Shirts come in handy all year long as they are so easy to layer up or down. I love this Valencia Polo Shirt from the North Sails and Prada America’s Cup Collection. It is super pretty and it comes in other colours as well – grey, red, and navy blue.

 

What do you think of the pieces? Are you a fan of North Sails and Prada?

 

 

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It’s About Time We Had a Civilized Discussion About Fur Coat

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It’s often difficult to have a civilized debate about real fur as it quickly spirals into something nasty. This is mainly due to the fact that anti-fur advocates passionately defend their stance and can sometimes miss the broader picture.

In this post, we are not going to talk about the negatives of fur. That’s something that has already been covered about in plenty of posts. Instead, we are going to present the other side of the story that often goes unheard.

The first thing you need to know that wearing and manufacturing fur coats in the United States is not illegal. In fact, you can even buy men’s fur coats online.  

While wearing fur is completely legal, slinging red paint on someone’s coat because they are wearing fur is illegal. So is verbally assaulting someone for wearing fur.

Another misconception about fur is that it somehow contributes to the very real concern of animals going extinct. When it reality habitat destruction, pollution, and release of exotic invasive species are the main culprits.

Ethical fur coat manufacturers source pelts from farms and ranches. That’s because farming ensures a steady supply of high-quality pelts and is more sustainable in the long run than going hunting. It’s not in the interest of manufacturers to destroy the natural habitat or deplete the population of the very animals they depend on to earn their living. There are also strictly enforced laws pertaining to trapping animals in the wild. While China has little to no laws to protect animals, there are laws in the United States and Europe to prevent animal cruelty.

 

Our Biased Approach to Animal Farming

Do you feel guilty about buying a leather jacket? If not, then you shouldn’t feel guilty buying fur coats. There is no debate that animal farms that involve killing animals are cruel. The very act of killing an animal can never be “humane”. However, we tend to focus our attention to farms that involve killing cute furry animals. We don’t care about how we treat chickens, cows, lambs, pigs, crocodiles, and other animals we farm for food.

The popular argument justifying that these farms are okay is because they are for food production. We need food to survive, so it’s okay. However, we also need coats to shield ourselves from freezing temperatures.

Both in terms of meats and winter fur coats, there are non-animal alternatives. We can choose to have tofu instead of chicken just as we can choose to buy a faux fur coat instead of buying the real thing. The only difference is faux fur coats also comes with its own baggage of negatives.

 

Faux Fur is Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

While it doesn’t involve killing animals directly, the production process of faux fur is anything but clean. The production of synthetic fur requires petrochemicals and massive amounts of energy. The coats are not biodegradable and can take thousands of years to break down. This puts a lot of pressure on already overloaded landfills. The production process of faux fur is also highly polluting. The dumping of waste materials, as well as high energy demands, can cause severe environmental damage, which contributes to habitat destruction and in turn extinction of animal species.

 

Manufacturing of real fur coat demands much less energy and space. It causes little to no pollution and the end product is completely biodegradable.

There is also the question of quality. While real fur coats provide excellent protection against extreme cold weather, most faux fur coats often prove to be inadequate.

Whether you choose to buy a faux fur coat or a real fur coat still remains your call. However, we do hope that this post encourages you to think and discuss the issue in a constructive manner. Feel free to leave your comments below to start an honest discussion.

 

6 Fashion Trends to Try in 2018

It’s 2018 and that means it’s time to welcome to the rich, vibrant and creative fashion collections of the year. Since it’s the new year it’s good to start early and keep yourself up-to-date with the fashion trends you will come across in 2018.

 

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Of course, as we progress through the year we’ll see changes in the fashion trends, but that does not mean that there won’t be go-to staples that will be the highlight of the year. So here are 6 fashion trends you should try this year.

  1. Art-infused clothing

It seems like in 2018 we’ll be seeing a lot of colour in outfits and a lot of respect to artwork. Imagine wearing clothes with great art printed on them. This brings out the amazing colour and vibrance that we will see in 2018.

Big fashion designers like Versace and Prada have already introduced this kind of outfits in their collections and we should expect more to flood the runway and boutique this year.

 

  1. Fringes fringes fringes

We have witnessed quite a number of fringed clothing and accessories in 2017 and it’s not going to stop in 2018. From bags to tops and dresses, fringes will be everywhere in 2018. It will be one of the show stoppers this year. It makes outfits look fun and playful and adds a lot of movement to the pieces.

 

  1. Denims rule

I think denim pieces can never go out of fashion no matter what. They are here to stay every year. However, we will see a lot of new twists of creativity in denim outfits this year.

There has been a trend of dark coloured denims showing up on the runway. This is really different from the light coloured denim that we are used to. There will also be mix of two-tone denim to add a lot of variation to the denim collections that will be released this year.

 

  1. Signs of plastic

Without a doubt there will a lot of modern perspectives to the fashion collections this year. One of the things we will see a lot in 2018 is plastic outfits. Starting mainly with outerwear like jackets and then with footwear like boots. These pieces are mainly see-through which adds a new dimension to fashion. It’s certainly going to be attractive and eye-catching.

 

 

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  1. Pajama-inspired numbers

Obviously, just like every year we will see something out of the ordinary pop up in the fashion line. And this year we have the pajama-inspired outfits. We all love the comfort of being in our pajamas and with this in mind there will be beautiful and trendy silk pieces with the close resemblance of pajamas.

 

  1. Florals from the 60s

Almost every year we see flowers show up on outfits and this year will not be any different. Floral patterns will be part of a lot of outfits this year, but this time the floral designs will be from the 60s. They promise to be bold and fresh just like the new year.

 

What are your thoughts on these fashion trends? Are you excited about any in particular?

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