Thursday, January 27, 2005

Fur Flying

It was cold. Really cold today. There were even some flurries as we walked home this evening (two men on a corner asked my kids if they were going to make a snowman).

What happens when it's really cold in Paris? FUR. I could not believe how much fur I saw on the streets. I think there was a general agreement with all the rich women... they called each other up and said today is the day to show off our coats! Here are some of the pictures I took. It's all fur.

Is there a PETA chapter in France?

-- said Auntie M in Paris
11:13 PM



Yeah, me too! I got the SMS this morning! Anyways, I wore my white rabbit fur coat. It's so cute and bunny. But, as much as I want to PETA, I can't. I like eating bunnies too!

Oops, was that bad?

# posted by NARDAC : 3:00 AM  

I think it's a France-wide thing. Here, I see a lot of fur coats as well (although it's mostly older women, like 65 and up).

However, the best is one time when I went to the local grocery, and the lady in front of me (who was probably about 70) was wearing a mink stole, but KNOTTED around her neck like it was a scarf. So odd!

# posted by kim : 7:46 AM  

NARDAC, Very bad ;)

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 7:47 AM  

Kim, Every age has fur in Paris. No one is left out, although the 'plus agee' definitely outnumber the rest of us in fur ownership.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 7:52 AM  

No PETA but there is always "la Bardot."

# posted by RighteousBiche : 10:42 AM  

I consider myself anti-fur but I'm wishing I had one right about now - IT IS SO COLD!!!

# posted by Anonymous : 11:47 AM  

Yeah, I'm freaked out by the fur too. But then I wear leather shoes, so I can't really say anything!

# posted by ViVi : 11:48 AM  

yeah, the fur debate does open a whole can of worms. I don't wear fur because I don't much like the look of it, but my wool coat has a collar of sheepskin, the only way this is different is that the sheep underneath it was quite likely also used for its meat. And I have leather shoes. To avoid all animal products doesn't leave you with a wide array of more 'humanitarian/ecological' choices. No matter how you look at this debate, you're going to come up against a double standard somewhere that makes you wonder if it's really only the ethical treatment of 'cute' animals that people get worried about.

# posted by Nyx : 12:38 PM  

Vivi, Yes, it's hard to do without leather shoes. My Nyx, Completely agree about the double standard issue.
Alessandra, Thank you for your comment. Nice to see you here. It has been cold this week. Is the fur coat really that much warmer? Just wondering... is it warmer than a down coat?
RB, Yes, BB is very outspoken about the issue. You don't read about her too much though. Maybe she needs to come to Paris.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 11:43 PM  

HI! I finally am able to access your site! I try all the time and for some reason or another I can never get through.

I agree about the fur, I have seen an awful lot of it and it bothers me. This woman on the metro was rubbing her fur coat against me, don't like that at all!

I don't wear fur because i just don't like how it looks and I love my cat and it makes me think of my kitty. So... there you have it.

Well now that I can access your site, I must explore! A whole new blog for me to get addicted to. Yay!

# posted by Flare : 2:38 PM  

My aunt just came from France and bought me a "fake fur" jacket-- claiming that "everyone has one in France"-- I just CANNOT imagine myself walking down the street with that-- even a fake one!!!

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