Archive for November, 2010

2010/11/28

Modestly Large Fox Fur Wrap

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Originally uploaded by xenophon1

I have seen this photo before, and, in that location, the individual in the photo was identified. Sadly the memory of her name is lost in a haze of Star Trek trivia and the last little bits of my higher education. I sense a reader or two may be able to supply an ID of this lady, whom I believe to be royalty of some sort. So, feel free to comment.

Hollywood, at least, always thought royalty was a little too enamored of ermine, a rather poor choice. This lady has the right idea. If only “power fox” was the fur of royalty and not ermine. Why suggest power when you can project it?

2010/11/21

Marilyn Monroe in Chinchilla

Marilyn Monroe

Originally uploaded by Famous Fashionistas

I confess I’m rather ‘neutral’ on Marilyn Monroe. I agree that she is attractive, but never had any particularly greater appeal to me beyond that. If there is some ‘objective’ standard of attractiveness, she certainly meets it, but I’ll take Garbo any day. In terms of her approximate contemporaries, I’d prefer Natalie Wood.

Also, like most actresses that achieved super stardom in the 50s and 60s, her fur wardrobe was a bit inhibited by the fashions of the time. This is a shot from 1962 in Vogue, displaying a fur that’s reasonably rare in any era: chinchilla.

That’s due mostly to the cost, I reason. I will say this, if you’ve never actually “experienced” chinchilla, at least do yourself a favor, drop into your local furrier, assuming you have one, and see if they have a chinchilla coat. You’re in for a unique and powerful tactile experience.

2010/11/14

Joan Bennett – Fox Fur Cape

Joan Bennett

Originally uploaded by EmMe09

From a 1936 publicity photo. Guessing it’s blue fox, which wasn’t all too common at the time, at least as compared to white. Rather partial to both so I’m good either way.

Granted, I’m also partial to hot fuchsia dyed fox, so I probably can’t be trusted in a fashion consulting role.

2010/11/07

Joan Crawford in Fur

Joan Crawford, with mighty lashes.

Originally uploaded by carbonated

Another week, another losing battle against all of cable television in providing me something to post.

The poster called out the lashes in this pic. While I agree those are some pretty amazing lashes, going to have to say the collar is why I find this one rather engaging.

Don’t tar the young Miss Crawford with her later roles and appearance. She was a classic beauty throughout the 30’s and early 40’s, and thanks to the 30’s racked up an impressive on-screen wardrobe of lavish fur outfits.