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Archive for June 13th, 2006

Manolo Blahnik Funky Flat

June 13, 2006 at 4:00 pm by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik Lee

I love printed suede. How luxe. And I love seeing a designer flat, instead of the usual heel. And this one’s by Manolo Blahnik. It’s the Zebra-Print Ballerina Slipper, or simply, Lee. She is divine, and she is $495 at Neiman Marcus.

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FICA’s Fur Fashion Week Stirs Opinions

June 13, 2006 at 9:30 am by Designer Ella

FICA (Fur Information Council of America) is holding their Fur Fashion Week. Of course, I don’t care to cover the styles and I’ve already given my harshest opinion, but I’d like to cover something.

Fur Fashion Week FICA AlexandrosJulie of Almost Girl and a reader, Gloria, gave some very good points on Almost Girl’s comments:

Kathleen Fasanella pointed out that she dislikes the nonuse of the furry animal’s meat and Gloria agreed. Then Julie brought up a little known aspect of the fur business, “Actually as I learned today people do eat the meat of animals killed for fur, in fact sometimes it is even more ethical than just leather.”

Gloria argued,

It’s about the treatment they endure too- and who really eats the meat? Maybe the families that farm- but can they really eat hundreds of mink meat? Or genitally electrocuted [chinchilla] meats?

I agree with Gloria, and I disagree with a fur fashion week and the fur practice as a whole. There could possibly be a correct way to use pelts for apparel, but we don’t see it now. Will we ever? Do we want that, or should the fur trade end completely?

Fur-trimmed coat picture credit to Almost Girl.

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What Not to Wear Filming Live

June 13, 2006 at 8:25 am by Designer Ella

Julie Fredrickson by happenstance was in the same store, Girl Shop, in NYC as the What Not to Wear crew filming a makeovee venturing on her lone shopping lesson.

What Not to Wear filming Girl Shop

How exciting! I’m just glad to see this photo, as taken with credit to Almost Girl.

Julie said this woman didn’t look too excited, but I know why. Woman, put down that skirt!

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