4:10 pm on Friday, June 8th, 2012
This 20th anniversary of Russia Day on Tuesday June 12, 2012, will be celebrated by many. Russian Standard Vodka will be bringing a slice of Moscow to No.1 Queen St with some free Fur Hats!
Russia Day is a national public holiday, similar to Independence Day in the United States, and marks the beginning of the democratic reforms in Russia that took place in the 1990s.
Festivities will be held on the day at No.1 Queen Street from 7am – 9am where there will be fur, snow and music to help Kiwis mark and take a moment to understand this special day for Russia.
On offer will be free Russian Shapkas (fur hats) and coffee to warm up Queen Street commuters on their way to work. A talented ice sculptor will be carving a replica of Moscow’s famous St Basil’s Cathedral in the foyer of No 1. Queen Street.
Dave Campbell from Russian Standard Vodka is looking forward to giving Kiwis the opportunity to experience a snapshot of Russia.
“Russia Day is a huge day for Russians and the Russian Standard brand and we commemorate the event every year. With winter looming we thought it would be great to bring the celebrations to Auckland.
“It’s not everyday you have the chance to watch someone create an ice sculpture and the reconstruction of Red Square’s St Basil’s promises to be impressive,” he adds.
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7:28 pm on Friday, June 1st, 2012
Check out this great article about fur hats the Mr. Diaz chose to adorn his models in the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012.
“There was an old Russian feel to Mr. Diaz’s collection, most likely stemming from the fur hats he opted to adorn his models. Aside from black and dark purple, holiday hues dominated — dark forest green and deep reds — and even holiday-ish fabrics like velvet and faux fur.
Mr. Delos Santos’ models came out fierce and ready to take over the runway in his bright red pieces. Female curves were flaunted without going overboard. Leather and hair — yes, hair — were seen throughout the collection.
A 1970s vibe permeated throughout the collection but the outfits were styled in a way that did not give them a dated look.
The dated look was intentional in Mr. Ramirez’s collection which referenced the fashion of the early 1900s. The pieces boasted of silks and laces, styled with pearl necklaces and less skin showing.”
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7:21 pm on Thursday, May 31st, 2012
During the winter months, when you need that extra warmth grab for one of many Mongolian lamb fur scarves. These scarves are one of the fur accessories that creates a perfect fashion look since you can wear it any type and style of clothing. Mongolian lamb scarves are also known as the Tibetan lamb fur scarves.
These scarves are made of fur from the skin of Mongolian or Tibetan lamb, and can be available in natural colors. The materials can also be dyed and come in many colors to match any outfit. These can also be purchased in different widths and lengths. However, even if you purchase a very long fur scarves, you will find that they are very light weight. Make sure that you have a variety of scarves in your closet, so you will be ready to go to any occasion. Incorporate these light scarves for summer use or various fur colored scarves for winter events.
There are many ways to wear the Mongolian lamb fur scarves. Depending on the look that you want to project, you can have them sporty or classy. And they should be worn not only to function, but also to provide a fashionable and colorful accessory to your dress or coat. You can wear it with your favorite little black dress or over your t-shirt. With fur accessories such as Tibetan lamb fur scarves, even the simplest outfit can turn into high fashion.
Fur winter scarves are one of the trendiest accessories during the winter season. Learning how to wear one can add style and sophistication to your look. While these accessories are normally worn over the neck, there are other places to sport them. And there are also different ways of tying them. You can let it hanging down on your sides and you can tie them at your front.
9:05 pm on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Ever wanted to learn how Fur Trading came to be. Check out this wonderful article about fur hats and fur products.
“The Austin Public Library will travel back in time to the fur trading era this Thursday.
Ever been curious to know what it was like to be a fur trader? George Nelson, (played by a costumed interpreter from the Minnesota Historical Society), a fur trade clerk for the XY, North West, and Hudson Bay Companies, will show the route. He will explain the roles of traders, clerks, voyageurs, and Indian suppliers from the Great Lakes fur trade during his noon presentation. Nelson will delve into the economics of fur trading and the value of items like beaver pelts. This program is free and appropriate for all ages.
Later that night, the library, Minnesota Historical Society and Legacy Amendment will present Bob and Julie Walser’s Red River Dances. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre and showcases live music and dance of the people of the Upper-Midwest. Tickets to that event are $5 each or $10 per family.”
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6:19 pm on Thursday, May 24th, 2012
There is no doubt that fur accessories are making a comeback, and are becoming the must haves for the winter season. Earmuffs, particularly the mink fur earmuffs are always at the top of any girls wish list. The material used, as the name suggests, comes from ranch raised mink. The fur that you get from these animals is soft and has great ability to keep your ears warm and protected from the cold.
Mink earmuffs can come from different colored minks – black mink, brown mink and white mink. Mink fur earmuffs can be seen in many ready to wear shows in London and other fashion cities. Celebrities are often seen with these accessories in many places, keeping their ears warm during the coldest season. These mink fur earmuffs are also ideal for outdoor sports like skiing or skating.
When the mercury starts to drop, you can use the earmuffs many ways. Wear fur winter style earmuffs and you are sure to become part of the talk on the ski slopes. Also available is fur earmuffs with a velvet covered band. These earmuffs are compact, light, and complements your winter outfit stylishly. The band can be adjusted to fit the heads of children as well as adults and the velvet that lines the earmuffs will fit your ears just right.
With mink earmuffs, you will never have cold ears and flat hair. This is both functional and fashionable. Choose among different looks that are available – for city streets or country roads. So whatever may your style and personality be, fur earmuffs are made for you. When you start to feel the cold, you can get ready to cuddle up in trendy, cozy and classic fur accessories such as the mink fur earmuffs.
11:38 pm on Friday, May 18th, 2012
Always been a fur lover check out what they’re saying about the Montreal NAFFEM’s Annual Fur Fashion Show. Find great fur prices online and find fur hats to go with your fur coat.
“You don’t see extravagant furs every day, even on the streets of frigid Montreal, which is why NAFFEM’s annual fur fashion show is such a revelation.
Of course, many are merely vanity coats, meant to be pretty and just a little warm like Oh! by Kopenhagen Fur’s trim collarless mink. Hilary Radley, though, showed her signature cocoon shape in cosy mink for the North Pole label. Stylish, warm and just the ticket for a January day, in Montreal, Moscow and Chicago. And Zuki, among others now, continues to shear, dye and decorate beaver in the most extraordinary patterns. This time, we spotted a watermelon among the florals.
One of the most pleasing items on the catwalk was a black seal tunic, dotted with large raspberry coloured spots by NAFA’s Northern Lights. What fun!
The 30th annual fur trade show, held this week at Place Bonaventure, featured more than 200 luxury labels from 87 exhibitors – from the U.S., Norway, Italy, Turkey and Denmark – who create fur, shearling, leather and all manner of hybrid outerwear.”
6:56 pm on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Women usually have so many kinds of accessories to adorn their head. When it comes to the winter season, they use fur accessories like fur hats and headbands. These products can be made of different kinds of fur from animals that are either farm raised or hunted in the wild. An item that has become popular for use in chilly weather is the fox fur headband, which can also be called a fur head wrap. It is an extra wide band made of fox fur with soft interior to provide extra comfort. The ends are fastened together by Velcro
Once you secure the headband made of fox fur around your head, covering the ears, you are ready to go around town. Even when the weather is cold, you need not lose your winter style. No matter what your style you will always look in and trendy with this kind of accessory. The fur of the fox is very warm and is a common material in making a fur headbands. Besides headbands, fox fur is also used in a variety of other winter apparel. Fox fur coats and vests offer tremendous warmth. Fox fur also is also used in winter gloves, as a decorative outside feature.
Fox fur headbands come in many different types, styles and colors. Fox fur was previously associated with expensive and lavish coats and they have become very popular to men and women since the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, fox fur is used for collars to enhance a jacket, trims, wraps and headbands.
Fox fur headbands can be purchased in stores where fur accessories are sold, or online. You can get real fur headband and include it among your precious accessories. For use during the coldest of weather and to safely keep in a dry place during summers.
8:12 pm on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Check out this amazing article talking about 2012 being the year of the hat. Find great prices on fur hats by checking out www.furhatworld.com.
“Hat-wearing may be a minority sport, but Jones, 55, is one British millinery’s two undisputed heavyweights (the other being Philip Treacy). Liverpool-born and boarding-schooled, but Berkshire-bred and crisply accented, he left home and a temporary postman’s job (during which he inadvertently mis-delivered an IRA letter bomb to a Telegraph reader, who coolly removed it to the garden) for a particularly louche-sounding London squat in 1976. As a sideline to his fashion studies, he whipped up extravagant tricornes, veils and bonnets for his muse, Kim Bowen (now a Hollywood costume designer) and the regular Blitz nightclub revellers, who included New Romantic trend-setters Boy George and Princess Julia.
Soon Diana, Princess of Wales – via her original wardrobe mistress Anna Harvey of Vogue – was on the phone. Recalling Diana, Jones says: “The first hats I made for her were when she was just married. During fittings she was listening to Wham Rap! on her Walkman. A lot of the hats I made for her were for her non-official events – Balmoral, for instance. Berets and softer hats, as opposed to big Ascot-y jobs.””
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8:42 pm on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
In chilly weather, nothing beats the warmth of coonskin hats. Not only do they provide protection from the elements, but they also look stylish as well. Numerous retailers carry such pieces, but online sources will have larger selections at better prices of men’s winter hats. To cite a relevant example, the Coonskin Hats at FurHatWorld.com are all made from genuine raccoon tails taken from chilly northern states where the critters must grow fluffy fur to make it through harsh winters. Fur and sheepskin are the materials of choice here as these produce the best look and best results when it comes to quality, appearance, and durability. Renowned brands such as Norko, FRR, and Mad Bomber are available at the best prices possible. The cost will typically be half what would have to be paid at a retail outlet. Buying online is simple and safe. The full range of products on offer is extensive with an assortment of over 200 different styles and materials to choose from in just what is available to men. Ladies have an even larger selection to choose from. The popular Zhivago Pillbox style can be had along with all sorts of mink and rabbit fur.
Coonskin Hats can go by other names such as Mountain Man Hats. Sites such as WinterStyle feature quality specimens of these which will have luxurious tails in the back along with a quilted interior. A variety of traditional caps and hats are featured in designs that never go out of style. They have deals on shipping that only add to the value.
Coonskin Hats also are commonly called Davy Crocket Hats. The famed pioneer helped popularize the style although he likely was just looking for a way to keep warm while out in the woods. This can be essential when the temperature drops as a significant portion of heat loss comes through the head where the scalp courses with blood vessels that release body warmth. Protection can be vital to survival, and Coonskin Hats are one of the best ways to accomplish this task. Pair your Coonskin Cap with Fur Jacket, Fur Coat, or other fur accessories!!
7:02 pm on Friday, May 4th, 2012
Check out this great article for great idea about fur accessories, and find great fur accessories by clicking here.
“Fur can be a fashionable addition to anyone’s wardrobe. There are dozens of different ways to wear fur, and there are many ways you can update your look with the addition of some beautiful fur pieces. Not only is fur beautiful, but it can be a wonderful investment. There are many ways you can incorporate fur into your wardrobe.
One example is to invest in a beautiful fur stole. A mink or fox stole can add glamor to an outfit, or it can really make a suit stunning. You can use the stole in many different ways on many occasions. A stole around your shoulders or neck can instantly add class to any outfit. You can find vintage stoles at many boutiques and resale shops, or you can purchase new stoles from reputable furriers.”
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10:58 pm on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
It won’t be long before the cold season and holidays will here, and men are already looking for their winter accessories like men’s winter hats. For any occasion, among the most popular hats that men choose to buy are the classic men’s mink fur hats. These hats can be purchased in different styles that can transform your look, from the formal to the casual, to fit any event that you are going to.
No harsh weather conditions will stop you if you want to participate in outdoor activities like ice fishing or watching a football game. You can ski all you want, bike downhill or go ice skating. Whatever you like to do on a cold winter day, you can keep your head warm and remain in style if you wear a classic men’s fur hat.
Mink hats can be made of from a variety of mink fur types but are generally ranch raised. Mink fur is very classy and can match any wardrobe. You can choose from different fur hat styles like the classic trapper hats, the Cossack style and the jockey style. There is also a fedora cap with ear flaps.
Classic men’s fur hats are made from different kinds of fur such as mink, muskrat, coyote, rabbit, and more. These hats remain stylish even when the wheels of fashion are always turning and never stop. These classic mens fur hats are perfect for formal evenings or rugged outdoor activity and yet are very practical.
If you need something to keep your head warm during harsh weather conditions, the men’s mink fur hat is the perfect choice. Mink fur is lighter than beaver or seal or the traditional wool. Besides the light weight, mink fur is a genuine product, has natural water repelling property, and is soft to the touch. Mink fur is also a very strong material that will last for years.
7:32 pm on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Enjoy cold weather with a refreshing swim, wear these neat looking swim suits designed by students from the Central School of Textile Arts in the Czech Republic. Make sure to pair it with a stylish fur hat to ensure true warmth.
They might look like something from a Flintstones catwalk show but these fur-trimmed swimming costumes are rocking the fashion world in the Czech Republic – where winter temperatures get down to minus 20 Celsius.
Students from the Central School of Textile Arts in Usti nad Orlici, the Czech Republic, say they were inspired by Inuit clothing when they came up with the designs for a fashion contest.
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5:03 pm on Friday, April 20th, 2012
Russian hats have international appeal because they are warm and stylish. From Russia to the Arctic to the Western world, people from every background wear these fur hats. In the United States celebrities spotted wearing a Russian fur hat include former president Gerald Ford and renowned rapper Jay-Z.
These popular winter hats are also referred to as Russian Ushanka hats, which means hats with earflaps. Some people call them trooper hats or cossack hats. Russian hats are often made from Sheepskin, real fur or faux fur. They have ear flaps that are tied at the chin to protect the ears against frigid cold. The attached ear flaps can also be tied up at the crowd of the fur hat so the ears are exposed.
Besides keeping out the cold, Russian hats are made of dense fur to offer minimal protection if the wearer falls in the snow. While they do not provide the protection of a helmet, Russian fur hats are constructed for safely going outside in icy climates.
Modern Russian hats with a round crown were developed in Russia during the 20th century. Similar fur hats were worn for centuries in Russia, Scandinavia and Germany. Today women and men pair fashionable Russian Ushanka hats and cossack hats with all types of fur jackets. A matching Mink or Rabbit Fur Hat finishes off the look perfectly.
This attractive winter hat is made from a variety of materials. Soft Sheepskin is one of the most common choices. Other are made from luxurious Mink Fur. This timeless winter hat is also made from Rabbit Fur for silkiness without the price of Mink. Mink is the typical fur used in Russia and Arctic regions to keep the head, chin and ears safe in the deepest frost conditions.
Russian fur hats have become a media symbol for the Soviet Union. People all over the world slip into these hats with ear flaps including China, Eastern Europe and Korea. The most fashion-forward folks all over the globe wear Russian hats in an array of colors and styles.
3:12 pm on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Fur hats are becoming more and more popular to a large demographic of buyers. Fur hats are a great way to keep warm on cool days and provide that stylish look.
“The word is out: fur has made a comeback in the fashion scene in a big way, and even fur hats are becoming more and more common fixtures in the fashion landscape. While once relegated to the back rooms and sleazy lounges of the fashion wasteland, fur hats have managed to reinvent themselves into viable and–dare we say–cutting edge fashion accessories. “It is all in the way you wear them” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in the fashion world, and it is particularly appropriate when used in reference to fur hats.”
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