Great White Snark: Fall Fashion 2010 (Part I)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fall Fashion 2010 (Part I)

(Also, this is my 100th post.

Fall marks the beginning of the new year for two types of people: those in school and those in fashion. It's an especially exciting time for those of us in both realms. August and September mark the time of new resolutions, new school supplies, fresh outlooks, and new clothing trends. The "September Issue" of Vogue is sort of the yearly Bible for fashion addicts--it predicts (and dictates) what's in, what's out, and how best to accomplish these things.

I've been doing some research (in addition to getting new school supplies and packing them lovingly into my school bag) on the biggest fall fashion trends this year, and wanted to bring them to you. They are as follows:


For the next five nights, I'll post some runway pics of each look and then the much more affordable (most pieces are under $50!) ways to accomplish said looks. Some of them are awesome; some are utterly ridiculous and stupid looking. But then, that's fashion I suppose.

Without further ado, I'd like to do my LEAST favorite trend first...get it out of the way.


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Love it or hate it, fur was EVERYWHERE on the fall runways. Chanel is especially guilty. I was disappointed. I expected Chanel, the classic beacon of ladylike elegance, to leap headfirst into the more feminine, tailored, and 1950's inspired looks. If there's one thing you can ALWAYS expect from Lagerfeld, however, it's to do the unexpected. And he certainly caught me off-guard by sending what looked like an army of wookies down the runway.


Anyway. I despise the use of fur. REAL fur. I don't mind faux, but even then, a little bit goes a VERY long way. Furry boots and legwarmers? No thank you. But a little bit of fur trim looks okay. If fur is your thing, however, shopping should be a magnificent experience for you this fall.

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Sherpa is super in this fall, and is especially popular since bomber jackets seem to be making a resurgence. Fur vests and full-on Lovey Howell fur coats are in.

Here are some stats for you:
-Over 40 million animals are killed annually in the production of fur products.
-To kill animals without damaging their fur, trappers will strangle, beat, or stomp them to death. Animals on fur farms are gassed, poisoned, electrocuted, or have their necks snapped.

Wearing fur is absolutely cruel. I have one exception to keeping fur, and that's in the case of it being a family heirloom. Regardless of ethics, real fur products are expensive and getting rid of an item that someone in your family paid a tremendous amount for can be difficult. Simply realize what went into the fur coat or muff or what have you. Faux fur is not only more affordable, it's more ethical. And nothing DIED to make it for you. The faux fur industry have really stepped up their game--some of the so-called "furs" out there are so soft you'd have to be an expert to tell the difference.

Anyway, that's my rant on fur. I'm not thrilled with this. Besides, if you live in Florida, it is NEVER cold enough to occasion fur. I tend to belive the only place for fur and sherpa is in the bedroom, lining your robes, throw blankets, or slippers.

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Coming tomorrow: menswear!

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