Who doesn’t love Cruella de Vil, well perhaps the 101 Dalmatians she tried to turn into a coat, but who’s keeping track. Regardless of her moral compass Cruella was no doubt a total fashionista. Does anyone else remember her fancy phone and even cooler car? She might have been evil ,but the girl did have style.
I personally do not like fur purely on an ethical level, but there is no denying it is beautiful. However nowadays thanks to the ever growing fashion market we have a wide range of products available. Stella McCarthy, the obvious choice, is a vegan designer, and her creations are to die for; without the need for any actual death.
However these are just my opinions, nothing more. But below are two very Cruella coats from the vegan designer for you to drool over. Who knows, maybe if Stella had been around back in Cruella’s time then she might have used her style for good instead of evil.
I remember my ten year old self admiring my older sister who was going through her tween days. Her crisp pink Lacoste polo looked so pristine, but then she elevated her look when she ‘popped the collar’. So taken my this preppy look I (unlike my friends) didn’t mind that the upcoming school year ,as a middle school freshman, would have a strict polo dress code. All the kids complained while I was secretly giddy.
6th grade went by and I enjoyed some fashion hits but endured my fair share of misses. THEN our parents told my sisters and me that we were going to move back to Mexico City. I was shocked, however my mom then mentioned we were going to an all girls catholic school. The ultimate preppy dream! I couldn’t believe my luck, who needs friends when you can sport an awesome pleated skirt?
7th grade too passed, but not before gifting me the holly grail… Gossip Girl. Then we moved back to Florida and my prep had clearly evolved, I wore those Blair inspired oversized bow headbands with my new short bob. Eventually my prep wore down (thank god) but now I look at this trend with both fondness and caution, a bow easily goes from cute to … well not.
Words of wisdom from the lady herself,
“ Here’s my advice. Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.” -Blair Waldorf