MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S SEAL FUR CAPE
I knew as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be a perfect match – AND IT IS!!!! Can you believe it – my grandmother’s 1940’s seal cape passed down to me, now with a matching hat. A professional furrier could probably see the difference somewhere, but it surely isn’t obvious. I’ve loved this cape for years.
The hat is a quasi-military shape, which was popular during war-time. The fur on both is absolutely beautiful and has held up so well over all these years. I always love the 1940’s square shoulders, too, and the family connection makes the cape special. What a treat to find a piece to go with it!!!
Although you know that I am an animal protection activist and don’t support the fur trade in any way, shape or form, I do love old pieces pre-1965. There’s no reason in the world to buy modern fur anymore – if you want a new piece, the imitations are fabulous (even beginning in the 1950’s).
Go out and find one and have fun – toot, to-doot, to-doodley-aht-to-doot – he blows eight to the bar (in boogie rhythm . . . . . . . . . ..
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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