I woke up this morning to the loveliest surprise…..my new 1950′s chocolate rabbit fur coat had arrived in the mail! I purchased this darling off UK Ebay for a steal, AUS $80 including shipping! It’s the richest mahogany and sooooo unbelievably luxuriously soft, not to mention in amazing condition for it’s age. I had to put it on and take it out for a spin straight away, and luckily it was a gloomy cold day in Melbourne which made it perfect fur weather. I was planning on taking some nice snaps of it tomorrow but I’m so in love with it I had to share straight away.
Please excuse my terrible camera and messy room!
These photo’s do not do it justice, I’ve got a serious fur swoon goin’ on right now. Stay tuned because in the next little while I’ll be going through my fur collection, speaking about how to care for fur, the ethics that surround it as well as profiling my fabulous friend Nick’s extensive collection which, I dare say, rival’s anyone I’ve ever met. Seriously, this guy has a ‘fur-drobe’!
I ventured out this afternoon to the city for a coffee and a wander, as well as to venture to Target as I had been meaning for a long time now to get myself some pieces from the Dita Von Tease line, Von Follies. I’d seen them briefly, and the 1940′s shapes and styles were instantly on my wish list
The range debuted at Loreal Melbourne Fashion Week back in March, where Dita herself made appearances to promote the line. This is what she had to say about the range…
“From age 16 I worked in a lingerie store, and I had a very strong interest in the history of underpinnings and how styles changed from decade to decade. Even at age sixteen, I wanted to be a lingerie expert, so I did everything I could to learn about it! I started collecting vintage lingerie at a young age, and my love for it is what lead me to imitate pinup art of the 1940s, and that is what sparked my career as it is now. Even back then, I equated beautiful lingerie with femininity and everyday luxury rather than seduction. Of course, the art of seducing with lingerie is a wonderful thing, and I am quite aware of the effect it has….but first and foremost, a woman should seduce herself by choosing lingerie that is both beautiful and functional that she can wear in her everyday life, and so bringing these things together, along with affordability, is what I aimed to achieve with my lingerie collection.”
I picked up the blush pink overwire set, and being freshly unemployed, it was hard to stop at that. The range is so affordable it’s hard not to justify getting the whole range!
There is also currently 30% off at Target, so get in before they’re all gone!