Sunday, February 20, 2011

and you, you keep me warm

I'm going through bit of a Doctor Zhivago stage - all I want to do is wear ridiculously delicious-looking (faux) fur cossack hats. I blame the blistering winters of upstate New York. I'm not advocating or even condoning the wearing of fur - in this day and age, with so many other fantastic-looking alternatives are out there, I don't understand why you'd want to buy the real thing - but it surely is a fantastic look, isn't it? Websites like ASOS have excellent faux versions of the look, so now all of us (even the veggie-eaters!) can look like we're living la vida Zhivago

Pattie Boyd (but were any of you surprised I put her on the list?)

High society gals in the sixties even gave the look a try

Janis Joplin, with good friend Grace Slick, in her signature hippie-luxe threads

A page from a 1967 issue of Look Magazine

Jean Shrimpton keeps warm

Audrey Hepburn braves the cold in 1963

A Love Story-era Ali MacGraw


Dhani Harrison and Sasha Pivovarova in a sixties-inspired shoot for Fashion Rocks 

The cast of Doctor Zhivago - Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, and Omar Sharif 

I have a strange obsession with the style of Grace Jones, and her take on the cossack hat does nothing to quell that obsession

Former Disney starlet Hayley Mills


Elizabeth Taylor does the fur look (and - no surprise - she looks glam doing it!) 
A fantastic Jane Birkin-inspired photoshoot

Ingrid Boulting on the cover of the November 1974 issue of Vogue UK

The beautiful Miss Gemma Ward

Knowing a heavy fur jacket isn't enough of a statement outfit, Jane Asher adds a fur hat for good measure

Kate Moss poses for a winter-inspired photospread for Vanity Fair

Lauren Hutton, in a very luxe look

A shot of Marilyn Monroe, from her infamous "Last Sitting" portrait session with photographer Bert Stern

The inimitable Marlene Dietrich

Folk-starlet Melanie Safka

The model of this gorgeous Vogue cover is a mystery - a lot of people credit the pic to Penelope Tree, but I agree with the genius over at Youthquakers, who believes it's Lesley Jones

Here's the actual Penelope Tree, doing her take on the fur hat look

Always the fashion icon, Penny Lane tries her hand (or head) at the look

The lovely Romy Schneider 

There's a reason why those Moscow girls made Paul McCartney scream and shout

An excellent street style example of how to rock the fur hat

Another from Fashion Rocks - this time taking inspiration from Janis Joplin

In this statement-making look, it's easy to see why Jean-Paul Belmondo was so in love with Ursula Andress

A timeless - yet incredibly on-trend - example of the fur cossack hat

No surprise that perennial fashion risk-taker Cate Blanchett pulled off this look without a hitch in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Title: from "Keep Me Warm" (Ida Maria)

10 comments:

A said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love fur (faux of course). I haven't taken the full fur hat leap yet, but I love it in a hat band/embellishment, cuffs and collars. So ladylike!

Flora said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

may i just say that i'm in love with your blog. completely & utterly.

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A great collection of photos. My favorite photo is the street style with the olive green skirt and fur hat with the rich, brown hat. So beautiful!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A - the magic of the faux fur look is that it can be super dirty rockstar hippie on one gal, and on another she could look like the second coming of Jackie Kennedy.
You definitely have to be in a certain state of mind to want to wear a hat like that (especially out in public), and I'll admit I've probably worn mine more times in my bedroom than ever actually outside!
I love the look of a furry collar around the neck of a dress, for just a little something extra! Also, I still have my little girl obsession with muffs - I think it was "A Little Princess" that did me in!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Flora - wow, thank you very very much!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Raquel - I know isn't she fantastic?? I wish I could remember what site I found her photo on, but it's been on my computer for AGES, sitting in my " street style inspiration" folder. I don't know what I would think if I saw someone that cool walking down the street next to me :)

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great blog, your an inspiration!! x

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Emma - wow, thank you very much! xoxo

L. Queenies said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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We run a blog for Jane Asher (hence we post in thi entry and not your lastest one).
May can you take a look and follow it too?
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Thanks so much! peace and love! xoxo

Little Queenies

GlassesShop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love your blog.