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Faux Me


I love old movies; we're talking 1940's and '50's.  The way people carried themselves, such style and grace.  The men in their suits and hats, the women in their tailored dresses and gloves.  One part that always gets me is seeing how fur coats were used as a status symbol. Oh look! You gave me dead animal skin!  You must really love me!  Yuck.  Roses and a nice card would be nice, don't you think? ;->

I don't wear fur so anytime I hear someone speak of their fur coat I cringe.  I believe faux fur looks the same as real animal, so why not just go in that direction?  I have to say recently seeing my 4 year old cousin dressed in her faux leopard fur coat with her matching hat was pretty darn adorable!  She was ready for a serious tea party.
 
It's interesting how ones behavior changes when they wear particular pieces of clothing; little 4 year old's in fancy childrens coats are no exception.  My cousin went from fussing about what sandwich she wanted to walking with purpose, hands clasped in front of her, looking very pleased with herself in her new coat. When I found a beautiful wool coat for my daughter Katie she immediately changed from a sullen, slouched, hoodie-wearing-tomboy, to standing tall with a smile on her face saying, "Hey, I look nice!"  And she did.  Now if only I could get her out of her sweatpants.

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