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The Best Types of Fur for Fashion

Highly-valued for their utility and status-conferring ability, fur coats always seem to be in style. It makes sense, however, when you think about how animals in nature put them to good use. From fall to winter, furs dominate, and the demand is so high you’ll often see fur accessories during the warmer months.

 

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According to the experts from a popular furrier company, Rosendorfevansfurs.com, “The furrier should be able to give you detailed information about where the fur originated and where the coat was manufactured.” And they’ve been offering fine fur selections for over a hundred years!

Here, we’ll take a look at some of the animals that are most prized for their fur – and why.

 

The Prized Fur of the Mink

Although indigenous to the North American continent, the mink is now being bred in other locations because of its prized fur. First of all, the fur is naturally short, so provides an almost unparalleled sheen.
Additionally, mink fur is quite warm because of its density. It’s worth it to note that there are other furs which are much warmer; but with mink, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for warmth. Besides, some of those other furs shed hair and make for a relatively messy evening out in the cold unless they’re made especially well.

 

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Fox Fur

Fox is a fur industry favourite, and its appeal has withstood the passage of time rather well. You can find this type of fur on almost every continent, in places as varied as North America, Russia, Australia, Scandinavia, and South America. Its hallmark is a lush undercoat that provides the kind of warmth you’d expect from an animal that braves the Siberian tundra and the trenchant cold of the Scandinavian steppes. The fox has long hairs, and comes in a range of natural colors; the reddish-brown combination is a seasonal standout.

The Siberian black fox, in particular, fetches some of the highest fur prices in the world because of its prime attributes. It has the ability to keep the wearer very warm without adding a lot of weight.

 

Sable Fur: Sparing No Expense

Don’t even think about sable fur unless you’re a banker or married to one! Easily one of the most expensive brands; the first Russian fur traders actually referred to it as “the golden fleece.” Deriving from the Siberian sable mammal, the fur itself is simply a wonder to behold because of its virtually matchless qualities:

  • Very, very lightweight
  • Glides on the skin like satin
  • Dense and durable
  • Lustrous and sparkling
  • One of the warmest furs available despite being almost weightless

It’s no surprise that sable fur is still called “soft gold,” because the prices that the pelts can fetch are comparable to the precious metal itself.

 

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Caribou Fur for Extreme Cold

If you can get a parka comprised of caribou fur, then you’ll never know what it’s like to be cold again. One look at the hooded wear of Inuits and Eskimos should tell you all you need to know about the caribou’s heat-preservation abilities. The hollow hairs are also hydrophobic: they repel water so that you don’t get wet. Observe how caribou in their natural habitat cross rivers and emerge looking almost dry.

There are many types of fur coats, given the popularity of the industry (which has seen its ups-and-downs over the years). As utilitarian as they are fashionable, fur is nature’s raincoat and provider of warmth. Peruse the list of furs and their attributes when you’re in the market for one, and you won’t be disappointed with the result.

 

Do you like the fur style?

*The coats I have on in these photos are faux fur.

 

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How to Style Jewellery with Different Outfits

I love to look good, whether it’s a day trip shopping or an evening out. I love my accessories; I believe no outfit is ever complete without accessories. And when I say accessories, of course I mean jewellery. I’m not one to splurge extravagantly and tend to stick to a few high-quality pieces of designer jewellery as an investment. I then take these and style them in the best way to complement what I’m wearing.

 

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High class jewellery can elevate any outfit to the next level. No matter what gender you are, jewellery can add the perfect finishing touch to what you’re wearing. Here are a few ideas on how best to style your jewellery –

Complementing Not Competing

Even if you don’t tend to wear too much jewellery, a pendant or a necklace is a good choice as you can dress it up or down to match your personal style. However, it’s important to have a selection of different types of necklace as one size definitely doesn’t fit all.

If you’re wearing a V-neck top or dress, a slightly longer necklace can work really well – but make sure it’s not so long that it vanishes down your cleavage! A box, sweetheart or deep U-shaped neckline will need a much shorter necklace. If you want to show off a statement necklace or one of the modern layered necklaces, a roll neck or crew neck in a block colour will provide the perfect base.

Halter necks are the one exception: they don’t work well with necklaces. With all the emphasis on the neckline, there’s just too much going on for a necklace to be anything but a distraction. I see ladies break this rule everything and it looks horrible.

Consider Other Accessories

When you’re putting your outfit together, thinking about the colour and style of your clothing is common sense, but don’t forget about the rest of your accessories too.

Bags are a big feature point for most women and if you’ve chosen a large and chunky style, then delicate and understated jewellery will just be overpowered. You should also make sure that hair accessories such as bands and clips, plus belts, bags and shoes sync in style with your jewellery, and that the colours look good together as well.

 

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Keep an Arm Free

There’s something very powerful about a man wearing jewellery when it’s done without any sense of overt showiness, and carried off with an almost casual air.

Designer jewellery for men has come full circle and it’s once again in vogue, but now there’s a far greater variety of materials and styles to choose from. There are precious metals such as gold and silver, as well as very contemporary designs including leather, beads and braids. Most of the rules have gone out of the window: forget about not mixing beads and leather with a smart suit. You can now find luxury men’s bracelets in a wide range of styles and materials, so you can rock that suit jacket with a braided cord if that’s what you like.

The one rule that still applies is that you should try to keep it to just one wrist. If you usually wear a watch, you’ll need to pick a bracelet which works well next to it. Wearing accessories on both wrists is still a fashion faux pas that no man should make.

Classy and Contemporary

I like to think that no matter what kind of jewellery I choose to wear, I get my styling on point. Taking a few moments to think about your outfit in its entirety can make a big difference and help you to get the most out of the accessories you’re rocking.

 

How do you style your jewellery?

 

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May 2017 Outfits

Hey peeps! It is that time again. Another month is almost over, and it is now time to talk about the outfits of the month. May has been an OK month for outfits. I had the opportunity of showing off 2 very different outfits. Here is a quick recap if you missed the posts.

 

OOTD: Summer Time

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I really like this New Look dress I am rocking here. It is a new wardrobe addition, I got it some weeks ago. It stands out in my wardrobe, it is very different from what I would normally go for and I love it for that.

I found this dress incredibly easy to style, and so comfortable to wear, especially as the days are getting warmer. I love wearing dresses in the summer, I usually can’t be bothered to wear anything else when the weather gets dead warm. I just need to remember to have my legs shaved, lol.

What do you think of this look? I think the dress is pretty but I believe the highlight of the look is the Oversize Bow Denim sandals by Kurt Geiger. Do you agree?

 

OOTD: Blue is the New Black

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This is the second and last outfit for May. I am wearing a dress by Quiz Collection. It is another beautiful addition to my dress collection and I am so in love with it. I think this piece from the new bridal collection at Quiz Collection is so elegant. It is fab for a wedding, dinner date or a very glam event.

The highlight of this look is definitely the blue dress. Do you agree?

What do you think of both looks? Which is your favourite? I can’t seem to decide on the look I prefer. Maybe because they are very different.

Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing.

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