5:12 pm on Monday, May 11th, 2015
Fur Accessory Care
- avoid using chemicals on or around your fur, including perfume, hairspray and makeup – perfume contains alcohol, which can dry your pelts. Once a perfume gets into your fur- it will be there to stay
- shake out the fur accessory regularly
- attend to spills and stains as quickly as possible
- simply wiping the fur or leather with a damp cloth will remove most dirt or grime
- use a wire brush to maintain and restore the natural soft and fluffy appearance of fur
- when wet place your fur accessory in a well ventilated area away from heat sources and direct sunlight. It is extremely important to allow your fur garment to air dry naturally.
Please Note: If your fur accessory does require cleaning please take it to a professional fur specialist. Never attempt to submerge your fur in water or wash the item yourself
- fur accessories should be stored in cold, dark, well ventilated areas
- do not store in plastic packaging for any extended period of time as condensation may occur
- avoid storing your fur near heat sources or direct sunlight, this will fade and damage your fur accessory
- do not store your fur accessory in a cedar closet or cedar chest
- the oils in the cedar will damage the fur and cedar will absorb the necessary moisture in the hide, leaving the fur dry
- do not expose your fur garment to mothballs, they will react with the natural oils in your fur and damage your fur
Please Note: In the off season it doesn’t hurt to send your fur to your local furrier for professional cold storage.
7:49 pm on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
There are eight types of fur headbands. They come in fox fur, mink, and chinchilla, beaver, rabbit, and sheepskin, knit linen and faux. Fox is distinct for its unique texture and compositional quality, making it the most popular fur band, offering the greatest variety. Each animal fur is unique in shape and form due to hair composition, length, and thickness.
Colors and Textures
Headbands come in assorted colors, from light to dark, from bright colors and pastels to various shades of black, blue, grey, white, and brown. The fox animal furs come frosted in white and stand out as the most chic and stylish of the bands. Raccoon and coyote fur headbands on the other hand provide various blended light colors in shades and streaks as an accent to their wispy animal hair. For the playful and fun hearted there are linen bands with fur trim accented with speckled beads. The chinchilla and the rabbit furs stand in the fray with their rugged and sporty yet delicate short grey hair.
Sizes and Comfort
Generally, one size fits all. A headband may come with a string tie or Velcro attachment to adjust the size to fit. Pull a headband over the head it doubles as a fur collar; or as a scarf if it comes with a tie or Velcro. Size also includes look because fit must consider the size and the shape of the fur. Beaver fur and linen bands are the least bulky, slimmer and far more tapered in look than the other varieties. There are narrower bands to consider as well. The best choice is the one that fits shape and contour of the face and head, not to mention the skin, eye, and hair type.
Look and Style
Accessories such as fur wristbands can complement a fur headband for extra appeal. But a fur hat is outstanding with a full ensemble, fur trim boots, gloves and a fur coat. Headbands do double as a fur collar or scarf, a great choice for variety in look and style, if not just for that extra warmth needed at the neck or neckline.
Warmth and Protection
Genuine fur is the best insulator to beat the cold weather. A headband accessory is crucial in the winter months. Wind chills and slight but sudden drops in temperature require extra protection that only quickly accessible headbands can meet. For this purpose, linen or rabbit fur bands are the most compact and durable choice, and likely the easiest to carry in a bag. We recommend a headband be available in the vehicle or in a bag for protection when needed. Winter can be unpredictable.
9:37 am on Sunday, October 20th, 2013
A Fur Scarf is the perfect winter accessory. It will keep you warm, with the soft fur wrapped around your neck the cold winter air is no match for you and your scarf. Not only will you stay warm in a fur scarf but you will also make a style statement. There are many different styles of fur scarves, all give off a different look that will help enhance your personal style.
- A Boa Scarf is the most glamorous of scarves
- This style scarf is less about keeping you warm and more about accessorizing your outfit
- Pair a boa scarf with a little black dress and some cute pumps for a fun and glamorous look
- Boa scarves come in natural fur colors such as coyote fur. They also come in different colors, paying homage to a feather boa except far more fabulous
- If you are looking for a versatile scarf that can be worn in more than one way then the Hood Scarf might be just what you’re looking for
- Wear the scarf around your neck, like you would any other scarf. When the wind is blowing or the snow is falling pull the scarf up into a hood to protect your ears and hair.
- Pair this scarf with a classic neutral colored pea coat for a sophisticated look
- A Cowl Scarf is a scarf that has its ends attached, some people refer to it as an “eternity scarf” because there is no beginning and no end
- This style scarf is extremely warm, it will keep your neck bundled
- Cowl Scarves have become extremely popular over the past couple seasons, they provide a very fashionable look
- A Cowl Scarf can be paired with many different outfits, wear it with a cute coat and boots for outdoors, pair it with a wool sweater and leggings for a casual look or even a blazer and trousers for completely different vibe
Pull Through Scarf
- A Pull Through Scarf eliminates the bulkiness often brought on by a regular scarf
- Simply pull one end of the scarf through the hole on the other side
- No worrying about all the ways to tie a scarf, pull it through and you’re done, ready to go
- This style of scarf is practical and warm but also helps create a perfect sleek and smooth look underneath your coat
- A traditional scarf is suitable for just about anything, it can be worn to stay warm or worn to accessorize
- A traditional fur scarf is perfect for cold days, simply wrap around your neck a couple times and the fur will keep you toasty warm
- Pair this style scarf with a blazer and trousers to perfectly compliment your outfit
- The traditional fur scarf will last you for many years and will not go out of style
2:58 am on Saturday, July 13th, 2013
When summer arrives it generally means that it’s time to put your heavy fur coats and hats in to storage. For some of us this is an emotional time, having to say goodbye to our beautiful furs for several months is not easy. Don’t stress too much over this because there is a way for you to still wear fur even when it’s not sub zero temperatures outside.
Fur handbags are the ultimate accessory, absolutely glamorous and chic
You’re not actually wearing this fur so your body will not be affected whatsoever by the extra warmth fur provides
There are many styles of fur handbags available, from small clutches to large totes
Fur handbags are easily accessible for purchase, no need to search high and low to get one, they are fairly easy to find
Heels with fur trim or detail has become a rising trend over the past year
Many top designers featured fur heels in their runway shows
This is a perfect way to still enjoy fur in the summer without overheating or looking like a crazy person wearing a fur coat in the middle of summer
There is a right way to do a fur vest in the summer and a wrong way
Don’t wear a heavy fur vest with lining and thick fur, this will only cause you to overheat
Do wear a light fur vest, a knit design is perfect because it allows for airflow
Consider a shorter fur vest over a long bulky one
Lighter colored fur looks more appealing in the summer over a heavy, dark fur that is better suited for colder weather
6:53 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Fur Collars made a huge debut in the fashion world this season. They were seen everywhere from couture runways to fashionistas on the street. The fur collar will immediately add class and elegance to any outfit you pair it with, and there are many outfits you can pair it with
- A beautiful blazer can be worn so many ways, with jeans, with black trousers or over a pretty dress. No matter what you wear your blazer with, drape a fur collar over your shoulders to tie the whole look together.
- A fur collar over a blazer will add a unique look and perfectly complement your outfit
- Fur Collars add glamour and class to any outfit
- A fur collar looks elegant and classy paired with a cashmere pea coat.
- Lovely for shopping at boutiques or a leisurely stroll through the park
- Cashmere coats are classy on their own but once you add a fur collar it will bring the classiness and elegance up to a whole new level
- For a bold and edgy look wear your fur collar with a sleek leather bomber
- A leather bomber is very rock and roll so when you add a fur collar into the mix you will look like the ultimate fashionista
- Perfect for casual daytime use, lunch with friends or running errands but it also provides a sexy night time look, wear a bomber and fur collar to a concert or when you’re out for drinks with the girls
The Difference In Length
- Fur collars come in different lengths but are most often seen in either long or short
- A long collar is generally about 40 inches. This length is extremely popular and is very versatile.
- The shorter collar is usually approx. 28 inches and provides a perfect classic vintage look. A short collar looks perfect with a peacoat, it provides added warmth and adds to the elegant look of the coat.