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Fashion archive: London can't get enough of Russian fur

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Supermodel Jean Shrimpton wearing a fur coat in 1963. Photograph: Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

7 December 1960: In an increasingly wealthy Europe, fur has ceased to be the hallmark of privilege, moving into the realms of fashion

Fur, which was esteemed by the Chinese as long as 3.500 years ago, plays a very important part in Anglo-Russian trade today.

Throughout the ages fur has featured in some form of wearing apparel, but it was not until the Industrial Revolution in Britain and Western Europe, with its social upheaval and the diversification of wealth, that fur ceased to be the hallmark of privilege and moved into the realms of fashion. Though some furs remain in the "luxury class," fur is now generally within the reach of most sections of the population.

Of approximately eighty Countries on all six continents contributing to the world supply of fur pelts, the Russian Federation, with its widely differing climatic conditions, contains a much greater variety of fur-bearing animals than any other single country, and naturally contributes a large proportion of the world supply of fur pelts.

The businesses of the many traders resident in Russia before 1917 were, in due course, brought together under the Soviet regime, to be formed into one State trading agency, ultimately known as Sojuzpushnina, an organisation formed to control both foreign and domestic marketing as well as internal buying. This agency has been in the past, and still is, conducting a large turnover in furs with Britain.

Vertical Red Fox Fur Stroller
Vertical Red Fox Fur Stroller

While home consumption of furs in Russia is considerable, foreign trade plays a large part. Three main marketing methods are employed: sale by auction, by private treaty, and by forward contract. In all these activities Britain figures prominently, benefiting especially and in many ways from the resultant entrepot trade.

Auctions today form the chief method of marketing furs. An auction in Leningrad is held annually by Sojuzpushnina in July, and during the year their selling brokers in London, Anning, Chadwick and Kiver Ltd conduct three main general fur auctions, six Persian lamb auctions, and two special mink auctions. These auctions attract buyers from all over the world, as well as home trade merchants, commission agents, and manufacturers. On the occasions of the larger auctions, the number of buyers present, or represented, may be upwards of three hundred, and the value of goods sold £2 million, with a gross annual turnover of up to £10 million. These auctions are favoured by Sojuzpushnina and are now recognised as establishing the index for market levels as each season progresses.

In addition to these auctions, goods consigned to London are also sold by private treaty after inspection of the goods in the brokers' warehouse. Periodically articles are also sold for forward delivery, and a number of firms in London feature prominently in this type of business, purchasing on behalf of both home and overseas buyers.

The Russian agency, handling as it does all fur business from the Soviet Union, is able to adhere to a strict standard in the assortment of skins. Grading is according to these standards and gives buyers the necessary confidence for forward delivery.

In recent years a feature of the fur trade has been the trend towards ranched and farmed furs. Of special note here is the greatly increased output of ranched mink. Russia's production has increased in keeping with the world trend, and their breeding activities extend to the now famous mutation mink.

Russia also carries out a policy of protecting animals by creating preserves. Notable among such species is the sable, the most highly prized of all the furs exported. Although America is the principal consumer of this article, Britain plays a large part in the marketing.

Although the bulk of the Anglo-Russian trade is in raw skins, large quantities of both dressed and dyed and semi-manufactured furs are traded. Of particular note in this category is dyed Persian lamb, which finds ready buyers from the Continent at the London auctions.

Supported by Sojuzpushnina, using London as its main export outlet, the entrepot trade enjoyed by the British fur trade must count as an important factor in Britain's economy. Of the total value imported only a small proportion is consumed in this country in comparison with the amount exported. The increasing prosperity in both Europe and America has enabled London not only to maintain but to strengthen its position as the centre of the international fur trade, with Russian furs enjoying the prestige their quality and variety so richly deserves.

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Dark Green Plucked Beaver Jacket Buckled Sleeves and Belt

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TIP TOP TY ... Fury's in great shape after Cunningham KO
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TYSON FURY has warned Wladimir Klitschko: I’m coming to get you.

The giant Mancunian extended his unbeaten record to 21 after knocking out Steve Cunningham in this IBF eliminator.

Fury, 24, is likely to have to fight Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev next — but if he wins that then only the younger Klitschko brother — Wladimir — will stand between him and being crowned King of the world.

Wladimir easily beat David Haye in 2011 — but Fury is not scared.

He said: “I have arrived. I can guarantee one thing and that is excitement.

“I come to fight and that’s what I do.

“When Wladimir Klitschko fights me I will knock him out just like I KO’d Steve Cunningham.

“If I have to go through Pulev first then fine — I will knock him out too.

“I couldn’t give a s*** what they think about me. I hope they sign a contract and fight.”

The 6ft 9in Manc impressed on his US debut — especially after being sent to the canvas in the second.

He got up to spark out ex-cruiserweight world champ Cunningham in the seventh.

But despite bagging his 15th win by KO, Fury has not won over sceptics in the US.

They accused him of using dirty tricks to see off experienced Cunningham, 36, as the mood soured post-fight.

Fury — who was penalised a point in the fifth for a headbutt — could not care less.

He added: “What was I supposed to do? Let him hit me?

“I was in a dogfight and he couldn’t hack it with a real man.”

Promoter Mick Hennessy reckons Fury came of age at Madison Square Garden.

He said: “He showed he’s got what it takes to be world champion.”

 

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London Furs Designer Fur From London England

 

London Furs Fur From London England

 
A model presents a creation from the Tom Ford Autumn-Winter 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, February 18, 2013. REUTERS-Suzanne Plunkett
A model presents a creation from the Tom Ford Autumn-Winter 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, February 18, 2013. REUTERS-Suzanne Plunkett
A models presents a creation from the Erdem Autumn-Winter 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, February 18, 2013. REUTERS-Olivia Harris
 

LONDON | Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:54pm GMT

(Reuters) - Fur and feathers ruled the runway at London Fashion Week for autumn/winter 2013, liberally applied to cuffs and collars, hemlines and hoods to jazz up otherwise simple styles.

 

American designer Tom Ford pieced together heavy coats from snippets of dyed fur and long, mane-like bristles traced the spine and neckline of a sequined zebra print evening dress.

 

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Eagle plumes topped the wide-brimmed hats of Issa London, while fur and feathers also adorned the block colour coats and dresses of PPQ.

Clean, simple palettes of jet black, charcoal greys, creamy vanillas and midnight blues paraded at Temperley London, Bora Aksu and Zoe Jordan while warm autumnal tones of caramel, ochre, russet red and deep plums radiated at Issa London, Matthew Williamson and Holly Fulton.

"There seems to be a real effortless simplicity around, very unfussy, unstructured easy chic going on and the palettes are fresh - there are blacks and creams with a little bit of soft pink," said Brix Smith-Start, stylist and TV presenter.

Although global growth worries still hover over the luxury market, designers focused on silks and other luxury fabrics to tempt consumers back into stores.

With buyers from 39 different countries attending, the British Fashion Council estimates orders of more than 100 million pounds are placed during London Fashion Week each season.

Designers also fused fur, wool and leather, layering cotton with translucent rubber at Burberry, felt wool mixed with lace at Christopher Raeburn and feathers with sheer silks at Christopher Kane.

"It's all about fabric and texture for next fall, with experimental surfaces and techniques like glazed knits, fused (not sewn) seams, and bonded fabrics, like leather bonded to neoprene," said Sharon Graubard, fashion director of forecasting agency Stylesight.

"Luxury will pervade all, with furs, dense woollens, cashmeres, leathers — everything will be cosy and appealing to the touch," she added.

SEQUINS

Embellishment also looks set to become a key trend, with designers like Erdem, Julien Macdonald, and Peter Pilotto all adding a variety of floral applique and jewelled sequins to their collections.

Hemlines headed lower, with full flared skirts at Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders, Eudon Choi and Topshop's Unique label, paired with cropped sweaters and loose billowing shirts to create elegant and ladylike silhouettes.

"There has been a lot more demure clothing on the runways ... the hemlines are slightly lower, the clothes are whispering, they're not screaming," said Sasha Wilkins, founder of fashion and lifestyle blog LibertyLondonGirl.

Androgynous tailoring also seen at Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi and Richard Nicoll with silk printed shirts, colourful patterned tunics and tailored blazers and coats.

"I think next autumn/winter will be all about the coat. The 'it' coat has replaced the 'it' bag. It might be a big, boxy coat, a fabulous fur, a reshaped down jacket, or a new take on the duffel coat or the trench," said Graubard.

As London Fashion Week draws to a close, all eyes will turn towards Milan as the next event on the calendar on Wednesday before the finale of the season in Paris.

($1 = 0.6460 British pounds)

(Additional reporting by Rollo Ross)

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Pippa Middleton Fashionable Fur Hat

Pippa Middleton's Fur Hat & Yellow Coat At Cheltenham Races Remind Us Of Kate (PHOTOS)

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Paging PETA: Pippa Middleton is wearing fur.

A fur hat, to be specific, paired with a vivid yellow coat by Katherine Hooker. The famous Middleton sis wore the chic winter-weather outfit to Wednesday's Cheltenham Festival, the annual horse racing event held at London's Cheltenham Racecourse.

We actually were expecting Pips to be wearing a classic Katherine Hooker coat (the designer mentioned to us two weeks ago that Pippa was in her store shopping for the Cheltenham races). But we didn't foresee Pippa channeling her sister so clearly -- at the 2006 Cheltenham Festival, Kate Middleton arrived wearing a similar Katherine Hooker designer and a nearly identical fur hat.

Both Middleton sisters are big Katherine Hooker fans. But who knew they were both so into fur? We'd only seen Pips in fur a handful of times (like here and here), but a massive hat takes things to another level.

Bold fashion moves, Middleton ladies. Next time, how about these Alexander Wang fur sandals?

Pippa in 2013:

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Kate in 2006:

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(Reuters) - Fur and feathers ruled the runway at London Fashion Week for autumn/winter 2013, liberally applied to cuffs and collars, hemlines and hoods to jazz up otherwise simple styles.

American designer Tom Ford pieced together heavy coats from snippets of dyed fur and long, mane-like bristles traced the spine and neckline of a sequined zebra print evening dress.

Eagle plumes topped the wide-brimmed hats of Issa London, while fur and feathers also adorned the block color coats and dresses of PPQ.

Clean, simple palettes of jet black, charcoal greys, creamy vanillas and midnight blues paraded at Temperley London, Bora Aksu and Zoe Jordan while warm autumnal tones of caramel, ochre, russet red and deep plums radiated at Issa London, Matthew Williamson and Holly Fulton.

"There seems to be a real effortless simplicity around, very unfussy, unstructured easy chic going on and the palettes are fresh - there are blacks and creams with a little bit of soft pink," said Brix Smith-Start, stylist and TV presenter.

Although global growth worries still hover over the luxury market, designers focused on silks and other luxury fabrics to tempt consumers back into stores.

With buyers from 39 different countries attending, the British Fashion Council estimates orders of more than 100 million pounds ($154.79 million) are placed during London Fashion Week each season.

Designers also fused fur, wool and leather, layering cotton with translucent rubber at Burberry, felt wool mixed with lace at Christopher Raeburn and feathers with sheer silks at Christopher Kane.

"It's all about fabric and texture for next fall, with experimental surfaces and techniques like glazed knits, fused (not sewn) seams, and bonded fabrics, like leather bonded to neoprene," said Sharon Graubard, fashion director of forecasting agency Stylesight.

"Luxury will pervade all, with furs, dense woollens, cashmeres, leathers — everything will be cozy and appealing to the touch," she added.

SEQUINS

Embellishment also looks set to become a key trend, with designers like Erdem, Julien Macdonald, and Peter Pilotto all adding a variety of floral applique and jeweled sequins to their collections.

Hemlines headed lower, with full flared skirts at Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders, Eudon Choi and Topshop's Unique label, paired with cropped sweaters and loose billowing shirts to create elegant and ladylike silhouettes.

"There has been a lot more demure clothing on the runways ... the hemlines are slightly lower, the clothes are whispering, they're not screaming," said Sasha Wilkins, founder of fashion and lifestyle blog LibertyLondonGirl.

Androgynous tailoring also seen at Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi and Richard Nicoll with silk printed shirts, colorful patterned tunics and tailored blazers and coats.

"I think next autumn/winter will be all about the coat. The 'it' coat has replaced the 'it' bag. It might be a big, boxy coat, a fabulous fur, a reshaped down jacket, or a new take on the duffel coat or the trench," said Graubard.

As London Fashion Week draws to a close, all eyes will turn towards Milan as the next event on the calendar on Wednesday before the finale of the season in Paris.

($1 = 0.6460 British pounds)

 

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Lindsay Lohan Revives Leggings As Pants

 

 

Lindsay Lohan spent a nice, quiet New Year's in London, where she's been seen photographed at various restaurants over the past few days. Last night, she went to dinner at Nozomi in Knightsbridge wearing leggings (let's not forget that her label, 6126, is back), over-the-knee black boots (built-in kneepads!), chunky turquoise earrings, and a black fur coat. Her hair is still red, and she carried a bowler-type hat whose main purpose seemed to be shielding her from photographers when she got into the back of her car. Anyway, thoughts on her first "going out" ensemble of 2013? Our postholiday waistlines would be so thrilled if she could bring back the leggings-as-pants trend, but that seems unlikely.

 

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Beige Chinchilla Fur Jacket Almost Made London England

The Chinchilla Coat that Never Made It to London

It was the beginning of November 2012, the phone range, my secretary Rachelle picked it up. She paged me with a  message that there was a man on the phone, from Finland looking to purchase a money green chinchilla jacket.

This money green chinchilla is exclusive to us, so it would not be out of the ordinary to receive a request for this beautiful fur.

So after speaking to this gentleman from Finland for over 20 minutes, we finally took an order for a beige chinchilla mens jacket with a hood, rather than the money green chinchilla he had originally asked about.

We accepted a payment thru American Express, received an email showing a driver licence and a passport and assumed all was good. That was my mistake.

It took us a little longer than planned to make this jacket, the beige color was dyed and it is a special process we use to create this fabulous color.

Six weeks pass instead of the 4 weeks we thought we can deliver by, The buyer asked if we can ship to London instead of Finland, I agreed since the passport was based in London.

We used the post olffice to ship, finally the beige chinchilla jacket was on its way to the buyer in London. Many phone calls and emails were sent rushing me to ship as fast as possible since he claimed he had an event to host.

I provided the tracking number and thought I was finished. The box came back, the United States Post Office said they do not have the ability to ship this to London, in a panic, I went to Fedex to reship to London. Fedex took the box, but a day later it returned, they too cannot ship to London.

I found out in order to ship this fur to London, I needed to get permission from fthe government organization Fish and Wildlife.

I had no time for this, so what I planned on doing is sending someone with a round trip plane ticket to London to personally deliver the fur.

Many phone calls, Many emails, I just needed to get this man his fur. I opened the mail just before I booked the resevation for a carrier to travel to London, a letter came from the credit card company stating this card was fraud and the card holder never authorized the purchase.

I was very lucky that the chinchilla jacket never made it to London. 

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Fur Coats Back In Style in London England

Not all black and white

Party dress codes can confuse the best of us but the rules are more open than you might think
Diners at the evening reception for the 2012 Nobel Prize awards ceremony©Eyevine

Diners wearing black tie at the evening reception for the 2012 Nobel Prize awards ceremony

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hite tie, black tie, morning suit, glamorous, festive, sparkly cocktail, business smart, mountain chic ... you need to be a mind-reader or a linguist to parse the meaning of contemporary party dress codes.

“I’ve been to black tie events where gents show up in a grey suit – then wear a black tie and think they are sorted,” says shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood. “You see a lot of women in black or white dresses and you realise they didn’t understand what black or white tie meant. In fairness, though, a lot of people don’t know what the rules entail.” When even the most prolific event-goers run into trouble, what chance do the rest of us have? Possibly more than we suspect.


Caroline Issa, executive fashion director of Tank Magazine, says, “Women can interpret dress codes a lot more than men”, in any situation. “Recently, I was invited to a friend’s housewarming party where the dress code on the invitation stated ‘glamorous’. So I pulled out a demi-couture dress, sparkly earrings and a fur jacket – only to get there and be surrounded by women wearing jumpers and jeans. At first I felt ‘uh -oh’ but after 15 minutes I thought ‘To hell with it, glamorous is glamorous, and I feel good in what I am wearing.’
“It can be a little confusing to differentiate between the two,” says designer Roksanda Ilincic, winner of the BFC’s red carpet award for 2012. “White tie is officially a touch more formal than black, but I like to blur the lines and just go for a stand-out piece that suits my mood. Rules today are a lot less conventional than before, and people can be experimental with their evening wear.”

“Then Kate Moss walked in: evening gown, furs and statement hair. Suddenly, I felt appropriately dressed, and at the same time, you could tell all the other women in the room felt under-dressed.”

Theoretically, “white tie” is the most formal of dress codes, and for men means top hats and tails with cummerbunds, vests, silk socks and patent leather shoes; women should think ball gowns and cloaks, furs and heirloom jewels. However, they should not think white dresses, which are traditionally for debutantes and brides. In fact, designer Daniella Helayel of Issa, who dressed the Duchess of Cambridge for her engagement announcement, says women should think colour.

“For white tie, men usually wear tails or tuxedos and you don’t want to go all matchy matchy,” she says. “Vibrant jewel colour dresses are good, and don’t be afraid of bling. A perfect example is the Oscars, where the men look handsome but very similar in tuxedos, and the women really shine.”

Caroline Issa, Anna Wintour, Roksanda Ilincic and Kate Moss©Wire Image/Getty/Xposure

From left: Caroline Issa, Anna Wintour, Roksanda Ilincic and Kate Moss

During holiday time, however, black tie is a more common diktat. This is relatively straightforward for men, though of late long black ties have become trendy as opposed to the regulation bow tie. Indeed, at a recent “black tie” party in honour of his wife, stylist Charlotte Stockdale, industrial designer Marc Newson noted almost the only men in traditional bow ties and tuxes were the waiters, clad in Tom Ford.

“Tying a bow tie is an art form – and a lost one,” Newson says. “So, to make it easy on themselves, most men just wear a black tie. I think it’s more of a socio/political study than an actual fashion statement.”

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Meanwhile, for women, “black tie” is even more wide open: long, short – even trousers are possible. “I think it just means no blue jeans at this point,” says Louise Wilson, director of the MA fashion design programme at Central St Martins. Indeed, at the British Fashion Awards last month, a purportedly formal occasion, Stella McCartney accepted her award for Designer of the Year in a strapless jumpsuit, albeit with crystal tuxedo stripes down the sides. And though Caroline Issa says, “I equate white or black tie with long dresses, so I always make sure that my knees are covered,” Helayel’s only rule is “never wear anything less than an 8cm heel, nor a platform or boots. It just doesn’t look ladylike.”

When it comes to “cocktail”, says Caroline Issa, “I love a tailored pair of jeans, a white shirt, stilettos and statement earrings. Or separates for that matter: a great cashmere jumper with a sharp skirt.”

Ultimately, says Nicholas Kirkwood, “If you put a rule on it, people are going to naturally want to break it. These days, people want to experiment a bit, have fun and don’t want to conform.”

Take one investment banker from the American Midwest now living in London who was invited to a summer wedding in Spain that required a “morning suit”: “I didn’t know what that meant,” he says. “Where I come from, weather, not fashion, counts. So I went by the temperature, which was 40C, and wore a silk shirt and trousers. Other guests sweltered under the Spanish sun in their wool morning suits. I honestly thought the best man was going to faint. But the point is, nobody threw me out.”

We’ll toast to that. 

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Furs at Londons Grosvenor House Furs In London

 

Friendliness, fine food and fur at London's Grosvenor House hotel

Deanna Delamotta December 23, 2012

Friendliness, fine food and fur were the order of the day during an overnight stay at one of London's leading hotels, writes Deanna Delamotta

If you must queue, Grosvenor House Hotel's check-in desk is the place to be. For people-watching, the five star hotel in Mayfair, known for hosting swanky dos and swanky folk, affords endless possibilities.

The lobby is swathed in furs and finery, jewels twinkling alongside the Christmas tree lights.

In contrast I'm looking distinctly down at heel in flat boots among the high heels and designer luggage. At least my friend is playing ball with her Louis Vuitton suitcase and real fur coat. It's a mink (or maybe a few mink) and she bought it in a charity shop in Lytham St Annes for £55. She's in good company with pelts a-plenty, doubtless off the backs of endangered animals on new human owners who need not worry about having paint thrown at them by animal rights protesters.

Smiling staff talk to us to distract us from the wait, enquiring as to our journey and apologising profusely.

Usually I'd be tapping my foot and sighing heavily but I'm fine with the delay because there's much to see. After checking in we're accompanied to our room by another supremely smiley and helpful staff member.

We're staying in one of the suites – a grand affair decorated in handsome greens and reds.

We're disappointed that the majestic fireplace only has an ornamental fire in it as it would have been lovely to warm ourselves with a real burning logs as opposed to an air conditioning system. But the views over Hyde Park make up for it.

At Christmas Winter Wonderland takes over the park and looks particularly magical as dusk falls and the lights glitter. Rather than thrill-seeking at the funfair we get our kicks in the shops.

Oxford Street is only a 10 minute walk away – and we enjoy a frantic few hours jostling with uber crowds on the UK's busiest shopping street.

You can only do that once in a while as Oxford Street at Christmas, unlike the Grosvenor's check-in desk, is not the place to be unless you're either a masochist or extremely patient. But we were determined to buy something for our trouble and fought our way through the throng in Topshop to a few keenly priced items, aided and abetted by a very friendly sales assistant.

Back at the hotel, I wished we'd had a few Harrods bags to hide our stash in as high street carrier bags just don't complement the posh surroundings.

We spruced ourselves up for dinner with a blow-dry at Sanrizz. The hair-washing experience was a relaxing affair – well for me it was although I wonder why when I'm asked if the water temperature is OK I always answer yes even if it scalds my scalp.

Sinking into one of those massage chairs normally found in spas, airports or motorway service stations. I surrendered my lacklustre locks to a friendly Italian chap while my back was kneaded and de-knotted.

My friend – much thinner than me – found the pressure too severe but when she tried to explain this to the Italian her plea was lost in translation (either than or he took exception to her mink jacket) and he thought she wanted more back-thumping.

After a yelp or two he got the message and she survived her ordeal. The drying experience was without incident and we both thought our stylists were a cut above your average crimpers.

Emerging, bouffed and coiffed we were ready for a meal at the JW Steakhouse.

Fear not if you don't fancy steak – we didn't – but enjoyed a fantastic meal. Take it from us, this place is worth a visit if only for the chips – the thrice-fried variety, an utterly delicious accompaniment to my friend's prawns that followed calamari she declared the best she'd ever eaten. And my meat-loaf – thick slices of minced beef and pork, encircled by crispy bacon and topped with a tangy sauce – served with mash may sound like standard comfort food fare but the taste was way above average. If only all meat loaf tasted as good.

The last time I visited the Grosvenor I was advised to leave room for the New York-style cheesecake – the restaurant's piece de resistance. But just like the last time I overindulged on starter (crab cake for me) and that mighty meat loaf so couldn't manage a dessert. Blame it on the American-sized portions.

Shame, I'll just have to re-visit in the New Year when I'll be sure to wear fur (fake, mind) and stilettos at all times.

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4 Days Until Christmas, Buy Your Loved One a Fur Coat!

 4 Days Until Christmas, Buy Your Loved One a Fur Coat!

Christmas is all about giving. Here are awesome great ideas for presents that your loved one will absolutely adore for Christmas.

Ranch Mink Fur Coat with Black Fox Trim

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