10.28.10 – Thursday
Finally! This is where the new header came from. I think I’m going to keep it… until it’s winter, then I’ll make a new one. Anyway. Recently — okay not that recently, I’m totally behind with this post, Terra (Stylish White Female) blogged about vegetarianism and faux fur and Kendra (Closet Confections) scored an amazing faux shearling jacket. And I might have seen some other posts about fur but I can’t remember. So I thought… it’s really past time that I think about wearing fur/shearling/leather. And I have no idea how I feel about cruelty to silkworms. I really enjoy my silk pieces.
I actually own… not a lot of fur, but more than you would probably expect, considering its cost. I own:
- magenta rabbit scarf (not kidding), gift
- black puffer with coyote ruff, gift
- pink woven rabbit scarf, purchased in fall 2007 from a local boutique that went out of business last year
- black rabbit scarf, a gift
I’m fairly certain that’s everything. And I gave away the magenta scarf last year. It didn’t really go with any of my coats and it wasn’t the type of scarf that you could just throw on with a sweater.
So…. about fur I already own… the animal is already dead, I may as well honor it by wearing the scarf/coat/whatever and thanking it for keeping me warm. And I would probably buy vintage fur as well (same idea, it was killed a long time ago) but I would never buy new fur. I wouldn’t care if someone else bought new fur, but I feel… it’s too unethical (I can’t believe I just said that) and I wouldn’t be able to wear it without feeling sad. Something that probably no one on the interwebs knows about me is that I was a vegetarian for almost a year in college, and vegan for about a month and a half. I have two digestive disorders meaning (1) I cannot eat anything and (2) I cannot eat anything. I am not supposed to eat a huge list of things (although sometimes I do anyway). And when I say not supposed to eat I mean I’ve had gastrointestinal bleeding kinds of not supposed to eat. The list includes about 97% of vegetables… so you can guess how that didn’t quite work out for me. I dropped to 0/2 from 4/6, was dizzy and falling asleep all the time… And I really like vegetables. All I really want to do is eat a spinach salad.
I own a lot of leather.
…thoughts for another day.