Fashion

Shrimps – Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street, NE – 11.20.2015

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ART

Faux Fur Scarf by Shrimps

Shrimps is a London-based brand that was launched in 2013 by designer Hannah Weiland.  “With a background in History of Art and a diploma in Surface Textile Design from the London College of Fashion, Weiland takes her inspiration from the witticisms of modern art and a playful engagement with pattern and texture.”

POLITICS

Yesterday I had only a few minutes to spend on Twitter, but multiple times in my feed there were tweets about faux fur items for winter.  It seemed very apropos that I was planning to feature this scarf today on the  blog.

I discovered Shrimps on one of my favorite retail sites, net-a-porter, when the line was first launched.  I loved the playful colors and textures of the faux fur line.  While I have been eyeing the Shrimps coats for sometime, I started to think that a scarf could be even more fun and probably a little more practical for everyday.  There are so many amazing and fun faux fur scarves and stoles in the stores right now, I have picked a few of my favorites and featured them below.

One of the best attributes of  these items is the quality.  Faux fur is not an easy thing to master and I have come across some very unappealing options over the years no matter what the price point or who the designer.  Due to the popular request by consumers for more quality faux fur products, designers have worked really hard to make great progress so that these items are made to look and feel of quality.

*I am committed to not featuring fur on this website.  An interesting read about the current place of fur in fashion from the New York Times can be read here.

ETIQUETTE

I’m a big fan of fun accessories and this scarf is definitely one of my favorite items in my closet at the moment.  As you can see, adding this scarf to a very basic outfit allowed my look to go from classic, to fashion forward and fun.

With the holidays right around the corner, this is a great piece that can add a little edge to your holiday party looks.   I wore this scarf for a business meeting the same morning of this photo shoot.  I would wear this scarf with a suit, a solid or printed dress or with outerwear.  The holiday season allows for this piece to be integrated more seamlessly at the office.  This scarf is very appropriate for many occasions and as I mentioned before, because it is an accent piece, it works much better.

Photography:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer at Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street, NE.  I immediately knew I had to take photos at Ben’s when I thought of the setting for the shoot because the scarf matches the restaurant perfectly.  The employees and customers at Ben’s were all very gracious and accommodating while we took these photos.  I didn’t have an opportunity to eat that day, but will absolutely be back there soon for a chili dog and chili fries!  Thank you Ben’s Chili Bowl for your hospitality!

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