Friday, July 25, 2008

Fan of Fake Fur Vest

My Number One Fan (mom) is in town, and we went shopping today. Here's what we both loved a lot at Zara:













But here's what's a little scary:


No hooks, no button, no snaps to keep this from falling open and making you look like you picked that baby rug off the floor and threw it over your shoulders. You know, that rug that every mom has for her newborn?

#1 Fan said "just put some velcro on there," pointing to a shoulder, but she's a farmer's daughter and they're big fans of the cheap fix-it. I was a little horrified, thinking of the damage velcro would do. You'd soon have a raggedy-looking fake fur vest. But, if you want this look for a good price ($79), just sew in a hook & eye.

Here's what the expensive one that I really want looks like, thanks to gnarlitude.com.


nb: it's been a long time since I've shopped w/#1 Fan, and it actually crossed my mind at one point to start cajoling her to buy me this (I'm on spending lockdown). Just like the old days: "Puhleeze, #1 Fan, I'll dust the house for a month!" (knowing damn well I was going to do no such thing). But, unfortunately, I'm at the stage in life where it's just unseemly to be begging your mom for fur vests. So I buried that thought and maintained a little adult pride. For those of you young enough, start practicing cute, needy looks in the mirror.

Zara, 39 W. 34th between 5th & 6th

27 comments :

Lipstick said...

I love that fuzzy vest thing. It looks like it might meow (or growl).

enc said...

That thing is so wacky, I don't even know what to say about it. Except that I love it!

Anonymous said...

which zara did you go to? i really love this!

gilda said...

AHAHAHAH i love what you said about cajoling your mom. anyway, that vest looks so cool!!

you know what you can do is add a patent leather belt to it, or for something easy, use a safety pin! not those puny small ones, but get one from a craft shop that's bigger and more substantial, and you can even get a white or black pin that is kinda huge and would look like a brooch.

or just use a brooch to pin the flaps together! of course, the hook and eye works great too!

it looks amazing i want one. hhahah. WHEN is this stupid hot summer ending! i'm so over it!

angelgrotton said...

That's a very unusual thing ))) love it

Hugs from Angel.

Sharon Rose said...

Yes, the more I see it, the more I like it!!

fashion herald said...

tried this on at the Zara on 34th Street @6th Ave.
thanks, gilda, GREAT ideas, I esp. like the patent leather belt or pin.
And I agree with all, it's kind of scary but irresistible.

Secretista said...

It looks a littlre freaky to me, but I like it?

fashion herald said...

yes, secretista, you do like it! Repeat after me, YOU LIKE IT. And I think i'm buying it, if forever 21 across the street doesn't have something similar for $50 less, that is.

Farren said...

that vest is insane! =) it looks nice on you. on me i think i'd end up looking like a rabid sheep! hehe. it could be a good halloween costume for me! but i say go for it! and i am not looking forward to the day when i can't beg my mom for something. =/ haha.

Dapper Kid said...

Oh wow the vest looks so cool!! And thank you so much for the lovely comment :)

CoutureCarrie said...

How about a jeweled brooch to keep it cinched? I love it!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

That reminds me so much of mary-kate olsen last year when she use to wear her fur vest a lot!

Cammila said...

It certainly is awesome....but yeah, needs a closure of some kind! I have a shawl I sometimes fasten with a brooch, but this would be too thick for that. Maybe some hooks? The fuzzy material would hide them anyway!

Sister Wolf said...

I would LOVE to wear that thing if I were 30 years younger.

fashion herald said...

SW - that's kind of what stopped me from buying it immediately. how does one know when to stop wearing fur vests??

The Seeker said...

Weird, but I love it!!!
And I've seen the "expensive one", gorgeous.

the Zara I've been had nothing in "fur", such a pity....

sorry for my absence dear, but you know...

xoxo

rohit said...

It certainly is awesome....but yeah, needs a closure of some kind!

Honeymoon said...

Luv it !

Times of Glory said...

It can create such an individual look! I wonder how it looks with a really tight belt. I don't it may look bulky now, but it may look ok for colder weather xxxxxxx

Jill Sherman said...

ooooh, very "clan of the cavebear" :)

fashion herald said...

wow, have to reread those books, thanks jill!

ButterflyDiary said...

Very nice! Love Zara. Stylish to a T.

Sophista-Funk said...

you'd definitely be making a statement by wearing that
-j

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the tip that it's at the 34th st. location. i bought it today and i love it!

Fashion Is Poison said...

i tried on the vest, too and wanted to get it but stopped myself since i thought i wouldn't get much wear out of it

JJ said...

hey girl!
I borrowed your pics from this post... I did a post on shaggy fur jackets/vests. I hope that's okay! if not please contact me :)