Mink + Chitchat

February 22, 2013 9 Comments

If you thought those ankles in my last post were exciting, then this bare legged girl is a total exhibitionist. At least she has her mink to keep her warm.

Speaking of, do you all get offended by fur? I love animals but I love being warm most of all. Mink is really, really warm. And practical question - is it still a conflict garment if the mink died a really long time ago? There are some amazing vintage fur shops around the East Village. I think an antique mink might be a good "grown up" purchase one of these days.

Moving on... it's Friday, let's play a game.

The Pursuit of Style posted this fun questionairre today and I got so excited I wanted to share it here too. Thank you to Lindsay for both having an amazing blog and for helping me procrastinate so creatively...

Talent I wish I had: The ability to enjoy seafood

Best Gift I Ever Received: In the 1st grade I had the market cornered on pretty ballet flats with bows on them from Jacadi and all I wanted was a pair of white cowboy boots from Kmart. My mother's classic taste and good judgement told her she could never buy me these boots and live with herself. I begged for weeks, but she knew it would set a dangerous precedent, one that could ultimately lead to me having a lower back tattoo. Not wanting to completely crush my dreams, she did help me bake brownies and allow me to sell them at my dad's office to earn the money for the boots myself. I learned years later that my dad bought all the brownies. So thank you to my parents for the gift of the entrepreneurial spirit. They taught me that this will allow you to make your own choices, carve your own path and have the freedom to make your own sartorial decisions with the financial independence to act on them. (are you hearing Destiny's Child?)

most memorable stamp on your passport: Zermatt, Switzerland.

Something I am excited about: The arrival of my new bedding from Serena & Lily. And, just for the record, I am always, always excited about croissants

Favorite Restaurant: You really can't play this game in NYC. It's too overwhelming. So I'm going to a throw back, Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, Virginia. My first favorite restaurant love.

Camo Pants: do or dont: Never in a million years

Now it's your turn! Post here or visit Lindsay's blog and play the game there. Why not?

YOU Talent you wish you had: Best gift you’ve ever received: Most memorable stamp in your passport: Something you’re excited about: Favorite restaurant (share the city too so we can visit!): Camo Pants: Do or Don’t?:

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Lyle Werner
Lyle Werner

July 25, 2014

I love my full length mink coat. It was made for me at a salon in Toronto. one of the best presents my husband ever got me. so warm and stunningly beautiful. these minks were raised specifically for this and treated well during their life. as long as they not caught in the wild. why I eat chicken and beef raised for that purpose and we eat seafood, and that is caught in the wild. God intended it all this way.

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

her peggy olson days! i love it

I think a mink stole sounds perfect, not too much coat, just enough.

diane {a spot of whimsy}
diane {a spot of whimsy}

July 25, 2014

so funny you brought up vintage fur: for my birthday last week, my mother passed down her circa early-1960s mink stole which she purchased during her Peggy Olson days (as I like to call them), working as a secretary in NYC. I am obsessed with it and it’s special history, and will wear it for dressy occasions, but would never buy real fur today. Am I a hypocrite? maybe, fine. But like you said – long dead, what can I do about that?! enjoy my beautiful heirloom, that’s what :)

your cowboy boots story is adorable, by the way. very clever parenting!

Lilyana
Lilyana

July 25, 2014

I can never bear to wear Mink anything after watching a video of how they skinned it alive and dumped it in the back of their truck. The creature was still moving. Cruel.

Thankfully, no fur needs to be worn this part of the world. It’s absolutely a person’s choice for wearing it. I do hope that other minks (not caught by those cruel farmers) were raised well and treated with kindness.

Jemima Puddle-Duck
Jemima Puddle-Duck

July 25, 2014

uh oh mine is Wild Mink. I charged it to my husband before we were married and had a lot of “s’plaining” to do! I somehow convinced him! Maybe Inslee would like to have it?!

Anna
Anna

July 25, 2014

http://bit.ly/YrNuVu

Talent you wish you had: singing well and/or dancing (think Memphis pom team)

Best gift you’ve ever received: I’ll second Lindsay with my education but go a step farther and also say my leopard bath robe given to me by my TNB’s… because only they understand the importance of a fabulous leopard ensemble to get ready in

Most memorable stamp in your passport: considering they don’t do this anymore (much to my dismay) and the fact that I’ve only ever been out of the country on my SB cruise last year I vote Cozumel, Mexico. Because nothing tops magic yellow bracelets, double-fisting dirty bananas and nearly getting left in a foreign country

Something you’re excited about:The summer, the future, and this weekend. The past year has been full of amazing change and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Favorite restaurant (share the city too so we can visit!): This one’s a toughy but I’ll go with Jim’s Place Grille and Sakura sushi in Memphis, Tennessee.

Camo Pants: Do or Don’t?: now I vote no, but there was a time in my not so distant past (cough sophomore year) where I rocked a thrift store pair originally purchased for sigma nu white trash bash like it was my job

Antoinette
Antoinette

July 25, 2014

Talent you wish you had: Ballet dancing!
Best gift you’ve ever received: A brooch from my late grandmother, the brooch was made from two earbuds which belonged to my great-grandmother
Most memorable stamp in your passport: Suriname, South America
Something you’re excited about: London UK (always)
Favorite restaurant: Greek restaurant Delphi in Leiden (The Netherlands :D )
Camo Pants: Do or Don’t?: Nope, never ever

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

absolutely! if i saw the cute little paws… i’m already tearing up

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

For me it depends. I’m definitely not Vegan or Vegetarian, and I enjoy a beautiful fur. But, if the fur still had the head or claws on it, I can’t get on board with that. Love this boots story!! Haha!

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