(Wearing Prada S/S11 faux fur scarf, Ann Demeulemeester jacket, Topshop jeans and shirt, Giuseppi Zanotti for Christopher Kane boots)
Here we go some photos of the Prada S/S11 scarf / stole, they are crap I know, I have found when you really don’t want to have your photo taken it shows through no matter how hard you try. I am sure I will get some better photos when I am feeling better. But this is what I wore to erm go to the post office ha! So because I am a bit obsessed with these scarfs here are some familiar faces to show you how it is done. I do wonder whether Miucchia gave official permission to wear them as scarves and not just strut around carrying them??
Real or Faux debate: How about the price?
My friend Aimee asked me a rather philosophical question this morning, why did Prada make the scarves in faux and real fur? I have to admit I too found it a surprise that they had. We both agreed that the reason is not likely to be Prada suddenly feeling the need to consider those who do not agree with real fur, rather the reason being the price points. The real fur cost ┬ú2995 whilst the faux ┬ú230, big difference. Yet huge fashion companies like Prada rarely feel the need to offer lower priced items from the catwalk collections, people will pay thousands, that is a fact. If you want to buy into the brand on a lower budget there are perfumes, sunglasses and even shoes.
Aimee also wondered by buying faux (she was thinking of getting a faux fur coat), would the fashion world judge her as only buying faux because she couldn’t afford real, regardless of the ethical factor? I said that since she wasn’t going to be paying the Vogue offices regular visits it wasn’t something she should really be worrying about. Besides you can pick up vintage real furs so cheaply these days, is real fur even as much of a status symbol any more?
Going back to the Prada scarves the faux are very similar to the real, infact most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference until they touched it. Perhaps this is why they made the real ones have stripes and the faux block colours so those who needed people to know the difference did. I noticed all the celebs photo’ed have real fur, except Anna Dello Russo who seems to have all the real and all the faux in every possible colour way, but she is ADR and that’s a whole different matter.
For the record I do not agree with the use of real fur, but that is not what I want to get into a debate about here. My question is why Prada would produce both? Did Miucchia mearly want to open up the scarves to the more mainstream fashionista? But lets face it they are still expensive, we are not talking about ┬ú10 from Topshop. Or did Prada want to give people the option of both real and faux, since luxury faux furs have been very popular lately, think Chanel A/W11.
All I know is that I seriously LOVE this scarf, in fact I realised pretty much everything Prada I own is furry and in most cases a ridiculus colour, Miucchica you rock!
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