Last night it was freezing cold in LA, so I threw on a fur coat before going on a cigarette run. It was this amazing, sable swing coat that perfectly complimented my newly-dyed, honey blonde locks. As I was walking from the gas station to my car, Marlboro Lights carton tucked under my arm, a crazy dreadlocked weirdo in a Prius drove by me screaming “FUR IS MURDER” and spit at me. Thankfully, he missed, but I still sent my sable to get steamed today because who knows what sort of quinoa saliva flecks might have dusted it’s delicate mane?

Let’s be clear on one thing. Fur is not murder. Fur is fur. Period. Do not get me fucking started on PETA and their bullshit. I’m so sick of it. As an animal lover, I invest in/inherit vintage furs, and I try to avoid purchasing new fur products as often as possible. This is called being aware. That being said, I’m forced to make exceptions from time to time (owning a creamsicle, shearling cocoon coat from Sonia Rykiel’s f/w 2012 collection was a must). I’m very anti-murder of living creatures for fashion’s sake, but this is real life, and “murder” happens all the time. If fur is going to be produced, and sheep/raccoons/mink/beavers are going to die in order to be turned into amazing coats or hats, I’m of the opinion that they shouldn’t have sacrificed their lives only to have judgement thrown at their beautiful, dead pelts.

Also, while I’m ranting, I want to say that I’m over seeing heinous fake furs. When done correctly, fake fur can be chic, but most of the time it’s sick, and I’m pretty sure modacrylic polymers can cause cancer, just saying. So I urge you all to join me in a new initiative I’m launching today  that speaks to what fur really is: fur. Say it with me: FUR IS FUR! FUR IS FUR! Now tell that to every hippie psycho that tries to hate on you and your vintage YSL mongolian fur coat.

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  • http://twitter.com/manuelrmiii Manuel Manriquez

    Agree! Fur is beautiful. I say SCREW PETA!

  • Alex

    They still had to kill an animal to get it…

  • Laura Gleason

    Babe  I couldn’t agree more. My mom wanted me to spend last Christmas with her in New York. But I told her its really cold there. So she bought me this amazing vintage mink coat to entice me to come instead of spending it in Thailand with my dad. I live in LA and I am always super afraid to wear it because people here are crazy and might throw paint on me. What should I do? 

  • Kaya_222

    And the fur trade skins animals alive…. Glad you can all live with that.

  • Mai

    Usually your posts are very entertaining and true! but I’m disappointed at this one. I completely disagree and I suggest a little more research on this subject.  

  • Emma

    Utter crap. Watch a video about how they make fur and if you still feel the same, then kudos to you for having no soul. I’m jealous. Also, fur is ugly as FUCK.

  • Sophia

    I think it’s ridiculous that sooo many people get really upset over fur
    coats, but not so much over leather jackets, belts, shoes, etc or even
    at people who eat meat. Hypocritical much?

  • Angie

    I agree with Mai. Babe, I definitely thought we were soul sisters from another mister but I’m not so sure anymore. Fur is vile, not chic and unattractive.

  • Yawn

    Now we’re talking.

  • Sarah

    Between this and the ‘yey, porn is great’ post I’m beginning to think you’re not funny any more.

  • http://twitter.com/Sickcitywindows Sick City Windows

    Anyone who says fur is not chic has clearly never been to a Dennis Basso show. #justsayin

  • Michael

    Without being rude, you look ridiculous. Your fashion sense is almost as deluded as your opinion on fur. The idea that wearing inherited fur garments rather than buying new ones is reconcilable with the animal lover you suppose to be is nonsensical. Wearing fur at all advertises it and means that other tragically deluded people like yourselves believe it is fashionable. Although you may not be killing animals you are helping to increase the demand for fur.

    I am not saying that wearing fur is a terrible idea, but to try to attempt to excuse it like you do is fallacious and almost comical.

  • http://twitter.com/flutteringmuse Clarisse Lehmann

    Fur is beautiful but that picture is disturbing. Is she holding a baby wolf and wearing one at the same time?


  • Lottie_pleasants

    I think the real problem lies with the fact that people who feel good in fur are actually so weak and ugly that they need something  more beautiful than themselves to cover up their own hideousness. If you sort out your own pathetic issues then you might not feel the need to wear a dead animal just to make yourself feel more important. Lowest of the low.

  • http://twitter.com/Apparrillo April Brooks

    Vintage Fur is kind of like recycling.

  • Jen

    Um – this article is a piece of social satire.