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Faking it : Faux Fur for Fall/Winter ’15

We'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur

Wearing real fur could be the biggest faux-pas of our fashion-loving, planet-caring generation. Whether you remember it or not, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell all posed nude for PETA, carrying the slogan: “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.” Sadly, most of them have broken this promise and have been photographed naked wearing real fur.

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Magique in the Marais

The Style Scruple - Ashley McDonnell

If you want to see the police on roller blades or women cycling in heels whilst casually having a smoke, the Marais is the place to be. Home to Rue des Mauvais Garcons ie. “Bad Boy Street”, the famously gay district is also the Jewish quarter of Paris, so shopping on a Sunday in the Marais is also a posibilité!

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This week is Paris fashion week, and in the name of all things fashion I set out to do some bargain hunting in the 4th, prowling the streets for vintage bargains and Parisian steals.

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Although this fashion week is dedicated to women’s Ready to Wear lines, the price tags of these pieces have been posing questions more along the lines of “Are you ready to sacrifice eating, having electricity and a metro pass for the next 6 months?”. To the Marais it is!

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Thrift stores, magasins vintage, kilo shops. Visions of shopping in the Marais may be in black and white, very chic, full of round rimmed sunnies and red lipstick, silk scarves and old school Chanel. Be warned, be serious and be prepared… Vintage trawls in the Marais are borderline dangerous and definitely competitive, the l’odeur wouldn’t exactly be described as fresh either. However, there are hidden treasures to be found and fought for, bargain baskets waiting for someone to dive into them, and don’t even get me started on the l’étage in Free’P’Star.

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Whether you’re looking to simply experience the Parisian vintage scene or actually hoping to pick up a few thrifty pieces, get your ass to the Marais and look out for those baskets of bon cher berets and striped sweaters.

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Where to go? Here are 3 must visits:

1. Hippy Market, 21 Rue de Temple, 75004

2. Kawaii Kilo Shop, 85 Rue Saint Martin, 75004

3. Free’P’Star, 20 Rue de Rivoli, 75004

Profitez-en bien!

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Au revoir,

Ashley

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