Friday, December 14, 2012

Style Qs: New or vintage, fur’s in demand at Edmonton shops

Recently, while working at the amazing Swish Vintage, I was interviewed and photographed for an Edmonton Journal article that is (in part) about vintage fur.  Here's the link:  Style Qs: New or vintage, fur’s in demand at Edmonton shops



For the record, I wish the article had only discussed vintage fur (as the journalist had implied), as I do not want to seem to support the buying and wearing of contemporary fur in order to follow Hollywood trends. If one is going to wear fur, my point was: BUY VINTAGE. 'Nuff said.

10 comments:

Charmaine said...

WAH, I LOVE SWISH! Well jeal you work there! There was a period where I would walk in on my lunch breaks every day I worked. That hat collection is incredible!

Emalina said...

I totally agree that it's only ethical to buy vintage fur. You look so glamorous and timeless in that outfit.

Joanna said...

I agree with you about fur. I would never buy a recently made coat but I just recently bought a vintage trim fur coat. I've been really interested in the 1930's fashion styles and this is so much apart of this era. You look great in your fur coat:)

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Jessica Cangiano said...

What uncanny timing, I was just talking about this very subject with Tony not four hours ago. We both completely agree with you about wearing/buying vintage fur, and we don't support the buying/producing of modern fur, either - especially since there are so many truly excellent synthetics on the market these days.

♥ Jessica

Hannah said...

You look stunning, I am the same only wear vintage fur! xxx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks for your lovely comments!! I was honoured to appear in the article photos AND I agree: I am totally lucky to work for Swish, Charmaine :D

Lucie Wyffels said...

Looove the vintage style

nice blog

luciewyffels.blogspot.fr

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks, Lucie :D

Shay said...

Trappers nowadays are required by law to use instant-kill traps. Modern furs are made from animals who had a far more merciful death than the ones in vintage furs.

How is wearing vintage fur, from an animal that probably bled to death in an iron trap, more ethical? If you truly think that trapping animals for fur is wrong, why wear it at all?

Just curious.

Sandy Joe said...

I enjoyed your commentary in the article the most out of everyone interviewed - most likely because I share you view. Also, Swish is such a delightful store!
xo