vegansaurus!

04/05/2011

Anti-fur fashion movement Pinnacle is having a design contest! With, like, famous people! I love Todd Oldham. Remember his MTV days? Sigh. I’d take House of Style over Jersey Shore any day (did I just say that? I’m out of control this morning).
The winner of the contest gets 100 pins of their design, which will ultimately lead to total fame and fortune.* Which is all that really matters. That, and not wearing fur! Because fur is gross and EW.
I would enter but I don’t want to skew the curve for everyone. I’m so nice to you guys!
*I know these things because I’m a Pisces.

Anti-fur fashion movement Pinnacle is having a design contest! With, like, famous people! I love Todd Oldham. Remember his MTV days? Sigh. I’d take House of Style over Jersey Shore any day (did I just say that? I’m out of control this morning).

The winner of the contest gets 100 pins of their design, which will ultimately lead to total fame and fortune.* Which is all that really matters. That, and not wearing fur! Because fur is gross and EW.

I would enter but I don’t want to skew the curve for everyone. I’m so nice to you guys!

*I know these things because I’m a Pisces.

03/29/2010

Dear Canada,

What the fuck is your problem? You love lecturing us about being a responsible member of the world community, but you can’t even keep your own house in order. Global warming is melting away Arctic sea ice, and for the first year on record, no ice formed in key birthing areas for harp seals off Canada’s East Coast. The Humane Society toured the area, and they’re expecting “mass mortalities” of seals. Don’t feel like watching the video? I can sum it up for you in one word: BLEAK.

So of course you’re not canceling the baby seal hunt for this year. Which makes total sense. Any time a species is about to collapse, the most logical thing to do is club the few surviving newborns to death. In polite company, they use words like “tragedy” and “disaster” in a very passive-voice, evade-blame kind of way to describe what you’re doing. Since we’re not polite company around here: refusing to call off the seal hunt this year—of all years—is fucking genocide. Full stop.

Seriously, Canada, why can’t you take a hint? All your best friends have already banned imported seal fur. We did it in the ’70s, and the EU finally followed last year, leaving you with China, hardly an ethical powerhouse, as one of your biggest seal fur customers. Really, Canada?

You already know that the Humane Society has been hounding you and your prime minister with letters and boycotts of Canadian seafood. So now they’re trying another approach: rewarding good behavior, in the off chance it ever materializes. Each one of us will pledge to spend more money on everything Canadian if you stop the seal hunt. I personally pledged to drink an entire gallon of Canadian maple syrup and listen to nothing but Shania Twain and Rush on shuffle for a whole month. Tens of thousands of other people are already pledging their American dollars to you, but only if you cancel the hunt. 

And by the way, while we’re talking about boycotts and embargoes, you know all that tar sand oil you keep trying to sell us? You can keep it. Or better yet, keep it in the ground. Oil and coal are what got us into this mess, and the last thing we need is an even dirtier and more polluting version of oil to melt away what’s left of the Arctic ice.

Anyway, Canada, thanks for listening, and GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER.

Love,
Vegansaurus.

ps. If this is your way of keeping disaffected Americans from threatening to move to you if George W. Bush or Sarah Palin gets elected, well, it fucking worked. Now can you leave the g-d seals out of it next time?

11/16/2009

“ Yes, thank you! I was called a fool when I was chair of fashion at Parsons and I invited PETA to speak to students. The industry went crazy. I said: “Wait a minute. The International Fur Trade Commission is coming here. I have a responsibility to bring another point of view, let the students decide.” I would say if you’re going to use fur, you have a responsibility to know its origins. At Liz Claiborne, every brand is now fur-free. A woman assaulted me verbally for my fur position. She said one of [her] favorite items is a mink coat, and that furthermore, it’s sheared mink, so people wouldn’t even know it’s fur. I said: “Then you have even less of an excuse. Sheared fur looks like velvet. You could wear a velvet coat.” I’m also not a great fan of faux fur that looks real — I’d much rather have it look fake. „

The super awesome Tim Gunn, when asked if he was the one responsible for no fur on Project Runway!

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