For some reason, ever since starting a blog, I’ve been using ridiculous puns like “fur the love” and stuff…I don’t know why this is, but apparently my blog humor is cheeseball. I love words, I love writing, so writing a lame/clever pun just gives me a tiny thrill…what can I say!? Today, obviously, I’m talking about fur. And no, this will not be a “vegan versus meat eater” type post. In usual style, I’m not gonna tackle politics, I’m going to be silly about it. Because being silly is way more fun than being serious. And we all spend too much time being serious about stuff in my opinion.
When it comes to fur, I’m kind of obsessed. That being said, I would have a very hard time buying it brand new. I am a total animal lover and I’d run a dog rescue organization if I had the money, time, and space. I eat meat, but I could not hunt. I don’t know what that makes me…maybe just confused? but either way, I do love fur. And if I see a fur at the thrift store or at a second hand store, I snap it up. It’s the way I feel like I can feed my fur fashion obsession without feeding a sketchy (at best) industry. And I’m not educated enough about the whole industry (please don’t educate me on it, I can’t watch or hear that stuff because I’ll cry) to really even speak about it. Thrifted fur is my kinda fur.
Did any of you ever watch America’s Next Top Model? I watched for about 1,976 seasons until I eventually realized that it’s the same thing every single season. Yes, I’m a bit dense, so it took me a lot of seasons to finally get bored with it. Boy did I enjoy it while it lasted though. Of all the seasons I watched, there was this once scene that stood out to me. I am telling you, you MUST watch this clip. Because it’s solid GOLD reality television you guys.
If your video player is broken or you decided to skip the video, let me break it down for you. When asked about her feelings on fur, the model basically says that she thinks it’s perfectly fine as long as the animal is already dead. Um, honey, I don’t think they make roadkill jackets. Can you imagine? Tire tracks down the back of your tick infested deer coat. A patchwork possum fur jacket. A bomber made of skunks that decided to cross the road for an unknown reason and met their demise. You know, there could be a market for this you guys…maybe my clothing line is missing the mark…
Yes, I think in all of fashion history, THIS moment on television is probably the best one regarding the fur industry. I wear a lot of fur boots, faux or real. I have had grown men hug my furry legs, toddlers dive for my feet and hang on like I was wearing a stuffed animal (because I technically am, but my feet are the “stuffing”), and people make jokes about how I “forgot to shave”. I love to rock some major fur.
I found this full rabbit fur jacket for $20 at the thrift store. It is in flawless condition. I don’t care that it’s typically 80 degrees here, I will wear this thing. And as a side benefit, I’ll probably get a lot of hugs, and I like hugs.
I hope today you learned just a little more about the roadkill fur industry, because it’s something we just don’t know enough about. (hehehehehe)