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Crazy Passion Purchase: Fur Camouflage

I mentioned earlier this week here that I have a slightly crazy parka obsession – which is how I ended up buying a jacket intended for use next winter a few weeks ago, just as the weather was really beginning to heat up for spring here.

I have been obsessed with finding the perfect Mr & Mrs Furs jacket ever since I saw Cecilia’s in her interview – I love fur but find that many styles are too formal for me. Mr. & Mrs. Furs – which takes vintage US military parkas and then lines them with all kinds of beautiful luxurious materials – is perfect for my lifestyle. You can see one of their classic designs here, on Giovanna Battaglia:

via all the pretty birds

I finally had the opportunity to choose among of a few of their parkas for purchase and ended up with this one below, the same one as beautiful Cecilia’s. This baby is WARM.

Mr. & Mrs. Furs parka

It’s kind of a loony item for me in California but I love it! Definitely a “crazy passion” purchase for me, have you had any of those? Do you ever regret them? Where are they now?

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  • Couture Coco
    March 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    It's gorgeous on you! If I let one crazy obssession get the better of me, it would be long evening dresses when I simply hardly even do cocktails any more so they would just languish in my closet. My other obssession is fur and I recently found a vintage grey mink short jacket so I am looking forward to wearing it next winter.

    • Lisa
      June 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      How do I get a Mr. & Mrs. Furs Parka? I’ve been searching Forever for this.
      What size did you buy? (I think we’re the same size so this would be very helpful). Thank you so very much.
      Poodlgrl

      • Cecilia
        July 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        Hi Lisa, this is Cecilia (yes the one in K’s interview). I got mine from luisaviaroma.com a couple years back. There is currently a mink-lined coat in XS on luisavoaroma.com; all others (jacket or coat) are “only” rabbit-lined and are in S (too big for K and me). Good luck!

        • Athena
          January 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

          So you are wearing a xs is that correct?

          -Athena

  • Adele
    March 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I actually love the parka paired with the heels. Gives a glam edge to the outfit!
    Have a great weekend xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • dietingfashions
    March 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I like it on you. I want one now! I certainly have had crazy purchases like my Chanel bags. Once it's in my head I can't get out of my head. I don't regret the purchases at all.

    Helen

  • Jessie Ooi
    March 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Don't know whY I cannot comment directly to you, Katherine. This outfit reminds me of my jungle wear, never thought it would make it out in fashion, especially with furs.

  • FairyFiligree
    March 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Very cute – I can see it is super cosy! and it suits you very much too. lovely!

  • Anna
    March 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    It's a bit crazy but I like the concept. I don't think it'll ever get cold enough here for such an item but parkas are great indeed. I just wish this was a faux fur piece; I'm vehemently against any natural fur.

  • janettaylor
    March 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Totally love it!

  • Lilli
    March 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    oh your jacket is too cool!^^

  • Annabelle
    March 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Oh, how fun! I can see why you had trouble resisting.

  • littlemissandrea
    March 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    That jacket looks super duper warm! Do you think the temperatures will drop enough for you to be able to wear it next year? It really is beautiful though, so I understand why you just had to get it! 🙂

  • newpetite
    March 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    When I first saw the jacket pic, I thought it might be too big on you! but its perfect!! You look lovely!! I feel its the right balance with the bi jacket and heels 🙂

  • Diva In Me
    March 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Great mixture of rough and feminine =) I love furry stuff on jacket and hat. I like your jacket that's for sure!!

  • katattack2000
    March 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    What a great addition to winter 😉 Definitely your style 🙂

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

  • Mrs C
    March 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I think the parka is quite cool and casual. I like it, great buy Kat!
    I was going crazy over vintage Haori Kimono jacket a while ago and went on a buying rampage! I still use them now as light jackets. My husband always teases me everytime I put them on saying "Don't forget your sword!"

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

  • Latkes and Dim Sum
    March 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Looks awfully cozy and stylish! Love!!

  • Tiffany
    March 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I am DYING over that jacket! I am seriously in love with it. I need one, so perfect for our crazy weather here but SO cute! You look great in it too. And I think it looks fab with heels! 🙂

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    March 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I bet you must've been boiling in your parka when you had the photo taken! BUT i'm beyond jealous that you have such warm temperature over at your part of the world 🙂 I'm still looking for my perfect parka, preferably waterproof seeing how much it rains here.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    March 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I bet you must've been boiling in your parka when you had the photo taken! BUT i'm beyond jealous that you have such warm temperature over at your part of the world 🙂 I'm still looking for my perfect parka, preferably waterproof seeing how much it rains here.

  • Anonymous
    March 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Generally am a fan of your outfits, however I don't agree with your love of fur.. Too inhuman and cruel for my liking.. But each their own!

  • Sarah
    March 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    omg that jacket looks lush! Looks great on you!

    keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

  • homestilo
    March 16, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    That is one cool looking jacket.

  • Katherine
    March 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I understand your position on that…thank you for being fair and kind in your comment 🙂

  • Katherine
    March 17, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Aww thank you..and I understand your position about fur, will keep that in mind 🙂

  • Melody
    March 17, 2012 at 1:08 am

    The jacket looks warm 🙂

  • Anonymous
    March 17, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Fur………the f word……got rid of all my fur coats, jackets…etc after watching a video about fur farms, animals are skinned alive! do we really need fur to keep ourselves warm?

  • Lizzy
    March 17, 2012 at 4:23 am

    that is one fierce jacket. 🙂 too bad it is getting warm already!!!!

  • Emily
    March 17, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Love that jacket! Its a great statement piece!

  • Rola
    March 17, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Love the contrasting combo, it works!

  • Emilie
    March 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Love the jacket!

  • Cindy
    March 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I have a crazy obsession with buying dresses that I have no occasions to wear to! I currently have over 5 cocktail dresses sitting in my wardrobe with the tags still attached…oh dear

  • Anonymous
    March 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I think if you watched the videos about Fur farms you would never wear your jacket again.

  • caise
    March 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    such a beautiful parka!

  • Audrey Allure
    March 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Gorgeous parka – love the fur!

  • 20 York Street
    March 19, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I'm still in the look-out for a very classic cut fur collared parka… oh the wait and oh the price!

    You look sooo chic! (and warm!) =)

    oxo,

    ML
    http://www.twentyyork.com

  • 20 York Street
    March 19, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I'm still in the look-out for a very classic cut fur collared parka… oh the wait and oh the price!

    You look sooo chic! (and warm!) =)

    oxo,

    ML
    http://www.twentyyork.com

  • Lisa
    March 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

    this is SOOOO SO COOL!!! i love that they reuse vintage military jacket's and make them posh with the gorgeous fur lining!!! you look so chic in your parka kat!

  • Lisa
    March 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

    this is SOOOO SO COOL!!! i love that they reuse vintage military jacket's and make them posh with the gorgeous fur lining!!! you look so chic in your parka kat!

  • GirlieBeku
    March 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    The jacket is lovely, but I wish it was faux fur. I would totally run and go buy it then.

  • GirlieBeku
    March 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    The jacket is lovely, but I wish it was faux fur. I would totally run and go buy it then.

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    March 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I actually LOVE this look! I think it's fabulous. It's so street urban with your Louboutins!

  • Angie's Closet
    March 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I'm digging this jacket. I really want one for next winter, but the one I want is sold out. I would like to email them, but they I didn't see any email contact info. 🙁

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  • Kat
    October 13, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I LOVE Mr & Mrs Furs! I got a long parka with fur a month or so ago. I have been wanting one for several years now but I´ve never been able to find a location where to buy them. They are available online from their store in Italy. I have so much catching up to do regarding your blog, I guess I will be stuck here forever:0)

  • Kat
    October 13, 2012 at 1:10 am

    A friend said she had read about the parka on here. That is how I came here:0) She is now also the owner of a Mr & Mrs Furs parka.

    • Katherine
      October 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Kat! Thanks for your kind comments – I recognize you from tPF, I always enjoy your posts and beautiful taste. I love, love my parka and can’t wait to wear it (totally impractical purchase for California – but had to have it!). I agree that it’s quite difficult to buy from them, and they no longer ship to the US 🙁 Luisa Via Roma also stocks them I believe!

      • jenny
        August 21, 2013 at 3:23 am

        Hi Katherine,
        try here! http://www.furslovers.com
        they ship worldwide for FREE, the only thing you have to pay is the US import taxes.

        Bye!
        jenny

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