Style: Go With The Faux

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This season, warm up to fake fur everythingfrom coats and vests to fluffy extras.


Few Fall 2010 shows concluded without the appearance of at least one fur-laden model prowling the catwalk, making fur the most ferocious trend to debut on the runways. From patchwork fur vests to plush peacoats to cushy chubbies, the season seemed centered on warm fuzzies—a scenario that could have called for a PETA intervention, but not so. The reason? An abundance of designers, including fashion’s major players, opted to pepper faux fox, sable and mink into their collections, versus the controversial (and more costly; economy-driven?) real deal. Karl Lagerfeld, for one, seemed to let the fur fly at Chanel, but as it turns out, utilized imposter pelts to make up everything from a new take on the brand’s classic chain-strapped bag to this season’s body-encompassing yeti suit. Thanks to the overwhelming number of ways to wear the trend this season, we decided to narrow down the pool to a few top picks; choose a favorite, or go wild and work all three.

With a dress:
Beth Bowley coat, Cynthia Steffe dress, tulle leggings and bangles available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004. Bakers “Victoria” pumps available at

With outerwear:
Eryn Brinie coat, and pants, Echo hat, scarf and gloves and Jeffrey Campbell booties available at Mary Jane’s, Central West End, 314.367.8867

With denim:

Fifth Culture Vest, Amanda Uprichard Blouse and 1921 Boyfriend jeans and handbag available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. Bakers “Tempo” boots available at

Cold Feet?
Designers turned out shearling-lined thigh-high boots and booties embellished with wooly ankle cuffs by the droves this season—making it simple to get onboard the faux fur trend; simply anchor a sweater and leggings or a jacket and denim with your choice cozy-look footwear for day or night. Bakers “Luxe” booties available at


1093_458.jpgBeth Bowley coat, Cynthia Steffe dress and tulle leggings available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004

1094_458.jpgEcho hat available at Mary Jane•À_s

1095_458.jpgEryn Brinie coat and pants available at Mary Jane•À_s, Central West End, 314.367.8867

1096_458.jpgEcho hat available at Mary Jane•À_s

1097_458.jpgGloves available at Mary Jane•À_s

1098_458.jpgJeffrey Campbell booties available at Mary Jane•À_s

1099_458.jpgFifth Culture Vest, Amanda Uprichard Blouse and 1921 Boyfriend jeans available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411

1100_458.jpgBakers •À_Tempo•À_ boots available at

1101_458.jpgHandbag available at Blush

1102_458.jpgBakers •À_Luxe•À_ booties available at


Photo credit: Photos By Carmen Troesser

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