Faux the Fun of It

While we may be starting to stock our closets with warm-weather wear (and dreaming of putting it on), many of us are still facing icy wind-chills and mountains of snow (with a couple more months of freezing temps to plow through). A fashion pick-me-up is exactly what we need to get us over the mid-winter hump — something fun to wear now. Cozy fur may be just the thing. Faux fur, that is.

Tucker animal-print faux fur jacket from Net-a-Porter.com ($485)
Faux fur is fun, guilt-free, and a whole lot more affordable than the real thing. And designer diehards need not fear — luxe labels like Chanel and Nina Ricci are actually embracing it.
Chanel fall 2010 ready-to-wear from style.com
Nina Ricci fall 2010 ready-to-wear from style.com
Fashion maven Lauren Goodman wrote in the Wall Street Journal that faux fur “…is on the backs of stylish girls from the Rue Saint-Honoré to Madison Avenue.” And that the point is not to play it off as real, but to embrace the shaggy look of it (which, clearly Karl Lagerfeld did). “Fakeness is a status symbol in itself, a wink among confident taste makers. In step with fashion’s love of contradictions, the faux du jour isn’t meant to look real.” Just ask style-setters like Kate Moss, Kate Hudson and Sienna Miller.

Kate Moss in a faux-fur jacket.
Give faux fur a try in your home too. A fuzzy pillow or throw can turn any room into a much needed, cozy escape from the winter blues — without a big time investment.
Artic Wolf Faux Fur Pillow $50.00 (USD) excl tax
Silver Fox Faux Fur Pillow $50.00 (USD) excl tax
Faux Sheepskin Pillow $5.00 (USD) excl tax
Faux Fur Otter Pillow Available in Two Sizes $210.00 (USD) excl tax
Faux Fur Wild Wolf Pillow Available in Two Sizes $40.00 (USD) excl tax
Faux Fur Blanco Sheep Throw $210.00 (USD) excl tax
Grizzly Bear Nero Faux Fur Throw $210.00 (USD) excl tax
Native Fox Faux Fur Throw $210.00 (USD) excl tax
Grizzly Bear Chocolate Faux Fur Throw $210.00 (USD) excl tax
Faux Fur Wild Wolf Throw $210.00 (USD) excl tax

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  1. Maureen

    I am hope I am the lucky winner so I can pick out a wonderful gift to treat myself! THere are so many items that I love! With a cold and snowy winter in Westchester County, I sure could use a pick me up!

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