Thursday, August 26, 2010

That Touch of Mink

I love these ideas from 1949 for wearing just a touch of mink. At a time when most women wore stoles of the entire mink pelt, including the heads, feet, and tails, these fur scarves are a refreshing change of pace.

If you have a damaged fur coat or stole and don't know what to do with it, making a scarf like this can preserve at least some of the pelts. If you prefer not to wear real fur, there are lots of high quality faux fur fabrics on the market.

Even the narrowest length of fur can be tied in a jaunty bow at the neck. Fun!


Renée T. Bouchard said...

Love these pictures! I don't necessarily have a problem wearing vintage fur because in my head it's justified since in so many cases it was dead before I was even born. That may not make sense, but I feel better about it than buying new fur because in a way I'm not supporting the idea of creating new fur pieces, but I am supporting the idea of using what has already sacrificed its life for our closets.

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