Fur: The New Melbourne Trend?
Look at this little guy. Doesn’t he look so soft and cuddly? Nawww, I just wanna pick him up and give him a squeeze. Yes, a cute little bunny, so soft and sweet. But yesterday, in David Jones in Melbourne City – I saw a few girls enjoying the feel of this little lop-eared mister in a whole new way. A way that has had celebrities at odds with each other for a long time. Celebrities who would ‘Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ – I’d eagerly snap up the chance to be featured in one of those campaigns! (PETA, if you’re reading this – get in touch! You want me to be your next ambassador!) So, what I witnessed yesterday – after it had been discussed on Australia’s Next Top Model the night before, and I had scoffed that fur was certainly not making a comeback in fashion, was three separate girls, wearing three different kinds of fur items. One was so big, it looked like it came off the back of a cow (or a lot of bunnies had died to make this girls knee-length waistcoat, a la Lindsay Lohan.)
As I mentioned, ANTM did a photoshoot this Tuesday, featuring the girls in the snow, wearing not much more than fur accessories. The stylists gave the girls the option of whether or not they wanted to wear the fur, but did mention it was coming back in – no matter what kind of uproar it causes, and no matter to what lengths people go to get this furry flannel. I scoffed (out loud) at this idea. Then I saw it with my own eyes. Dead animals on girls’ heads. Dead animals on girls’ backs.
What do you think about the great fur debate? Would you rather go naked than wear fur?