Sunday, December 5, 2010

Extreme Makeover

I have been looking for an animal print fur for over five years. When I see one it's usually very expensive. I am a bargain fashionsita and a thrifter so any  amount I like to refer to as expensive. While visiting one of my favorite shops and one I can not disclose, I came upon this  wonderful animal print coat seen below.

The Original

A true beauty that had been abused. It had holes and rips and tears and it was horrible. I still saw the beauty in it. I saw what it could become. After some serious research I contacted a fur repair deep in the heart of BK. Century Furs, a nice  mom and pop spot right off of  the Q line. The owner was able to take my abused beauty and reinvent her into a show stopping beauty.

Battered and Bruised

Older furs tend to have rips and tears in the sleeve and shoulder area. The shoulders hold the highest levels of tension and have the higher levels of wear and tear. I could have had the sleeves repaired but due to age, there was a strong chance that I would have to get it repaired in the near future. Instead, it was suggested that I make the coat into a vest which as you see I did. How I love it so, I wore it fresh out of the shop and I can't wait to wear it this winter. 

The Finished Result

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