My friend Liana and I just got in a tiff about fur. I was showing her a gorgeous tan wool coat with what looks like fox on the collar. "Ew" was her response, and I couldn't believe it! I asked her why and her argument was that she loves animals. Well I love fashion more.
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So I did a little research on the topic of fur. One is that its extremely warm. I have a black, down coat from Burberry with (detachable) fox on the hood, and I think its considerably warmer with the fur than without (maybe its just my imagination!). I also have a black, suede, coat lined with grey shearling and its the warmest coat I've ever worn. Another argument is that it looks better then faux fur. I've noticed how the faux fur on coats gets matted, and dirty, and just doesn't look good. Little can be done to restore a matted and worn faux fur coat. Another perk is that real fur is biodegradable whereas its counterpart is made from petroleum based synthetic materials.
"I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals, but it's not something that's the No. 1 priority in my life. There are humans dying every day. There are thousands if not millions of homeless people in New York City. Look at what just happened in Haiti. I tend to focus my energy, if there is a cause, on humans. While that may be callous and bad of me, it's my choice."
This brings me to another topic. PETA. It seems like they are out of control; I read Perez Hilton's fashion blog religiously and he's always blogging about some celebrity that is getting attacked by PETA. It's not right! I know that there is some controversy within the fur industry, but people should not be getting attacked because they want to wear a fabulous mink coat. And PETA doesn't have any right to sit there and scrutinize people, and then throw them under the bus they don't have the same view point as them. Personally I think we need to focus more on the state of the country, and Obama's push for socialism.
"I think animals are treated very poorly. When I see people wearing fur it makes me so sick. Especially when I see young singers doing it- that sickens me. When I rocked up to my first photo shoot they had feathers and fur there and everything I despise. I had to make it clear that I just do not go there.
Whatever D-list Leona, go talk to Anna Wintour about that!