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Venus in Furs

October 14th, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (18)

PETA and the fashion industry have never seen eye to eye, but lately it feels like fur is popping up in more and editorials. Case in point Vogue Russia‘s latest ode to all things furry starring Maryna Linchuk. Shot by Mariano Vivanco and featuring every label from Alexander McQueen to Topshop the story really shows just how pervasive this trend is. Pelts aside the styling by Olga Dunina adds to the folklore feel of Vivanco’s imagery and Maryna looks elegant as always.

 

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18 Comments

  1. modellobello says:

    MARINA IS SO PRETTY IN THIS SHOOT . THOUGH, FUR IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT ITS SOMETHING THAT JUST HAS TO BE GIVEN UP BY EVERYONE. HOW CAN PEOPLE KILL ANIMALS WHETHER “HUMANLY” OR NOT JUST FOR SOMETHING THAT WE DONT NEED. ANIMALS SHOULD BE RESPECTED AND ITS SO SELFISH HOW WE CAN DEPRIVE THEM OF THEIR LIFE JUST TO MAKE A HIGHLY NECESSARY FASHION STATEMENT. THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH ME ARE INSENSITIVE AND JUST FOLLOWERS OF FASHION RATHER THAN THEIR OWN INDIVIDUALITY. DONT GET ME WRONG, I THINK FUR COATS ARE PRETTY BUT KNOWING THE HISTORY BEHIND IT JUST SADDENS ME ABOUT HOW CRUEL PEOPLE CAN BE…

  2. La belle Russe says:

    Furs in Russia are a necessity, especially in the North. In Siberia almost everyone owns a fur hat and a fur coat because nothing else can keep you warm in that cold. Yes, in France, Italy a wool coat can keep you warm really well …. no need for a fur.
    Anyways… getting carried away.
    Marina looks great. It even looks like something she’d wear in real life. Also, love how Russian women are embracing their traditional clothes these days, they are beautiful and they should be proud to have that beautiful heritage.

  3. Trevor says:

    This i great, Maryna has never looked better. Her lighter hair is doing wonders for her. The Russian-themed shoot is absolutely appropriate. Fur and Russia go hand in hand, and I am loving the bohemian styling.

    http://www.trevology.com

  4. haiti says:

    Never looked so beautiful!!! Best ed of her by far!

  5. GP says:

    Can I have her face? So beautiful..

  6. Emilie says:

    Fur is not actually necessary in Russia (or anywhere), because some of the warmest coats in the world (including those that are recommended to be worn when climbing EVEREST, for chrissakes) are made entirely without the use of fur.

    Anyone who claims fur is a need is clinging to a romantic (and violent) idea of the past, when Russians did need fur for warmth because of the lack of technology and materials that we have today.

    Fur is murder. Martha knows!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9CTC5qUC1g

  7. La belle Russe says:

    To Emilie,
    Yes, it is a murder.
    So is wearing leather shoes, bags, jackets, snakeskin, alligator, eating a steak, a lamb chop etc. How many lambs Chanel and Hermes kill for their bags?
    And clearly you’ve never been to Siberia ….
    Personally, I dont own a fur coat , but it is what it is, people make choices ….

  8. Eamon says:

    synthetic fur please

  9. CV says:

    For their own sake, I hope it’s faux fur.

  10. lindaeva says:

    La Belle Russe…. your ignorance makes you seem like you come from a place where people have no hope for a better world. How can you say “it is what it is” your basically trying to say that its ok to kill animals for fur just because people says its ok. The choice to wear fur can be stopped once laws are passed and when prideful influential fashion people stop making it so glamorous. Yes it is beautiful, and yes it was traditional, but tradition does not make it ok, people in the past were not as sensible as people today since they had to be to survive. And who says its ok to wear snake, alligator and etc.. that too is not ok. Lastly, leather should be limited, though at least, just AT LEAST, the carcasses of leather are being used for food. but for fur, only the fur is used, and only for VANITY…..

  11. lindaeva says:

    Why would models.com delete my comment, how can they keep a comment that is pro-fur like la belle russe, and delete my comment that is opposing his/her comment… unbelievable

  12. Janelle says:

    lindaeva, No one deleted your comment. All comments go into draft and have to be approved before they can be seen on the site. You might see your comment once you hit “submit comment” but it is not published to the whole world. There is a whole moderation queue.

    Please give us time to approve comments – there isn’t someone online 24/7. Were on EST and every so often we have to get some sleep.

  13. La belle Russe says:

    LINDAEVA, yes I come from Russia and there is little hope there and the mentality is completely different. Google Yakutiya region in Russia. Not only it is the coldest region it is also very distant and basically you have night for half of the year. With that being said, you have no idea how it affects your mood and health and “hope”. And I am not saying ” its ok to kill animals for fur just because people says its ok”. I think that fur will be in demand as long as people are willing to pay for it. (simple economics there). Hello, if no one wants it, than no one will sell it, hence no one will kill sables/minxes etc. That is what I meant by choice.
    And please dont put all the blame on me, like I said i dont own a fur and probably never will because its my choice, Im just saying the way it is in RUSSIA.
    And like I said no one is crying so hysterically for lambs that are killed for luxury bags that are sold 1000 times more often and generate muuuuuuuuch more money. Look at UGG industry. How many of those are sold! How many women in California wear UGGs but they dont even need to.
    Why cant we save all animals at once, not just minxes?

  14. La belle Russe says:

    Ooops I meant minks of course.

  15. Ivy lyn says:

    It’s hilarious what you guys are saying

    Synthetic materials worn by people today are worse for the environment than furs. If anything, we should embrace the green and economic ways of the past and use it to help enrich modern life, so that we can ensure a cleaner, less damaging, and healthy future. As opposed to the synthetics and plastics and oils we use today to be more “friendly” there’s nothing friendly about that.

    Not supporting natural materials is more damaging than helping any cause.

    ps. the model and shot is lovely.

  16. Yasmine says:

    I agree with Emille, we have a lot of materials that can fight the cold, such as those that they use for Everest without fur. Also, those are cheaper than these ultra fashionable fur coats. Therefore, La Belle Russe, I do not know what u are saying about Fur is NEEDED in russia, cause its not, I lived in Russia and I survived without the use of it.Also, about the UGGs, they are being protested, no one is saying their great just cause many women wear em. LINDAEVA I agree with you too fur is only for vanity. @ IVY LYN, actually, fur production is worst, they kill animals for vain reasons, plus transport and fur farming damages the area around them with diseases and parasites. Im not saying faux fur should remain, but its one step better than MURDERING animals and contaminating the environment. Anyways, Im a total fashionista, and not part of PETA, So I tried researching about the great effects of fur farming, and even the biased “positives” still doesnt overshadow the negatives of the fur industry…. I wanna love this editorial because i like maryna but, the fur is just making me sick…

  17. Francesco says:

    Maryna is amazing… FUR IS DISGUSTING !!

  18. Claude Ferrara says:

    great image

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