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Saying Goodbye to Winter in NY – Personal Style blog

March 17, 2015

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Il y a des jours où on se surprend soi-même. Certaines choses qu’on ne se voyait jamais faire, dire ou encore porter. La fourrure, même si fausse dans mon cas, est une pièce qui ne me serait jamais venue à l’esprit. Je me souviens de ma grand mère qui chérissait son manteau en fourrure. Chaque hiver, elle le sortait joyeusement et le portait avec une certaine fierté. Cette fourrure, vraie ou non, je ne l’ai jamais su et je ne l’aimais pas vraiment ce manteau ; certes il était doux mais je détestais voir la frêle silhouette de ma grand-mère disparaître sous sa couche épaisse.

There are days when you surprise yourself. Some things you thought you could never do, say or wear. Fur, even if it is faux, is among the fabric I would have never imagined wearing. I remember how my grandma loved her fur coat (real or not, I will never know). Every winter, she would joyfully take it out of her closet (actually mine as she stored it in my bedroom), and wear it with pride.  As soft as it was, I hated the way my grand mother’s delicate silhouette would disappear underneath it.

Puis la fourrure a commencé à peupler les défilés, les magasins, les rues et mon oeil a commencé à s’y habituer. Sans avoir le désir d’en porter, je suis tombée par hasard sur cette veste en fourrure chez Zara. Son style, sa coupe, sa couleur, j’ai tout de suite accroché. Et pourquoi pas pour moi, après tout? J’ai été surprise qu’il garde la chaleur aussi bien cet hiver. Ici je le porte lors d’une visite en famille à Roosevelt Island le 1er janvier dernier. Merci à mon frère pour ces clichés au coucher du soleil.

Ma grand-mère s’en est allée, son manteau de fourrure aussi mais les souvenirs sont restés. Femme d’opinion, mon manteau elle en aurait eu un avis bien prononcé comme sur tout ce que je portais d’ailleurs.

Dernier look d’hiver à New York, qu’en pensez-vous? Avez-vous aussi adopté les poils cet hiver?

Then came the time when fur started to be everywhere on the runways, in the stores, on the streets; and my eyes started to get used to it. Not that I wanted one though. I did not think I could handle it. One day, I was browsing in Zara and my eye caught the texture of this coat. I bonded immediately with its style, its cut, its color. I gave myself a week of reflection and ended making a pretty good deal when I bought it on Black Friday. Here I am wearing it on a cold January 1st while visiting Roosevelt Island with my family. I have to thank my brother for taking these photos right before sunset.

So here was the story of me adopting faux-fur. My grandma is heartbrokenly not with us anymore, and though her fur coat is gone as well, the memories are still very much alive. As a strong opinionated woman and a Fashion pro, she would surely have had her thoughts to share about my fur coat, like with everything else she saw me wearing during the last thirty years.

This was the last winter look in New York. What do you think about this faux-fur? Have you also indulged this past winter?

xx Jennie

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Coat: Zara (similar), Hat: Esprit, Sweater: Zara (similar), Shirt: J.Crew, Jeans: Levis,

Boots: Zara (similar), Bag: Kate Spade New York, Sunglasses: Coach (similar)

 

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