Ponte Knit Dress – Banana Republic (similar here) Mink Stole purchased at J. Colleen (similar here & here) 24kt Gold Leaf Earrings (similar here) Vintage Brooch & Gloves (similar here & here) Vintage Suede Structured Handbag (Grace Niles) Corso Como Patent Pumps
For a winter ensemble, wrapping oneself in a luxurious mink shawl or wrap complemented by subtle vintage accessories is a timeless choice. Having acquired an exquisite collection, this includes my grandmothers’ vintage mahogany mink coat, a blonde mink shrug and a number of fox fur stoles. Fur fashion is not a trend, it’s a timeless look dating back to the golden era where women dressed to the occasion. A fur coat or shawl can bring controversy regarding morals, finances and esthetic concerns. A fair share will find authentic vintage fur to be a bit expensive, doubtfully moral but yet very gorgeous. From a personal stand point of revisiting the past displaying these treasures, morally suppresses one from purchasing a new reproduction.In my search for vintage rarity, I’ve found myself blessed possessing an array of furs which convey a remembrance of a past once lived. Acquiring a sought after item in the East Bay town of Lafayette, J. Colleen, an adored boutique I find myself frequenting often. There I found a 1960s mink stole with satin lining, monogrammed with the initials J.C. an item which owner Julie Rubio, held dear. J. Colleen houses an array of private brand name labels such as Altana Danzhalova, Manjusha and, Urban Rocks Jewelry which includes a private upscale consignment collection.From an array of lengths, color tones and density, the level of warmth to construction patterns there is sure to be one that gravitates toward your personal asthenic, budget and desire. I find this glamorous mink stole drapes flawlessly over the shoulders, accentuating the closure with a rhinestone brooch. What better way to revive the glamour of an era gone by.