One of the blessings of that thing was that it never got so cold out there this year that I couldn't go stark-naked under it and stay perfectly warm. In fact I was asked more than once if I wasn't cold... when really I'd have been too warm If I'd worn more. That goofy polar fleece rocks.
Hell-muther-fucking-yeah. There is very little better than wearing a fur coat with nothing underneath. I can't remember, Lydia--did you line yours with fur? I meant to bring mine to the M&G, but I totally forget.
My mom had started referring to it as "the pimp coat." She told her co-workers about it and they didn't believe her, so we took some pictures to show them. Now she wants to borrow it. Sheesh... Actually, there's some great fleece on the clearance racks right now (last year's prints) so i think i might make her one (a bit toned down and not quite so pimp, but outrageous nonetheless) for Xmas.
That is the $40 a yard fabric, it feels like real fur,
I'm constatly amazed at the breakthroughs in fake fur in the last, say 10 or so years. it used to be that you couldn't hardly get "realistic" fur that felt halfway decent, much less in crazy colors. Now the selection is incredible. And alot of it is really
soft. I remember there was a time that it wasn't even worth buying say, lime green fur becuase the dyes they used just left it all stiff and scratchy.
You like the $40 fur-on-mesh stuff? I was down there a few weeks ago and saw the stuff that's new this season...it's even better. the "new" thing right now is like this short fur with long tufts in contrasting colors kind of randomly sticking out. I'm already trying to figure out what I can make with it...