The fur vest by Isabel Marant.
Worn here by supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio while running around in Paris doing numerous prestigious shows and thus coming back to her high fashion roots.
The Brazilian beauty threw hers over a brown leather jacket, which I suspect is Balenciaga, whereas fellow VS Angel Rosie paired her with a simple vest.
The vest, which was featured on the Spring / Summer 2010 Ready to Wear fashion show, is now in stores.
I wish it was faux fur, but it appears it is made of real raccoon. I can't help it, I love animals and wish she had decided against using real fur but alas.
Personal fur-related opinions aside, this is a beauty.
Perfect alone, perfect over a dress for a more bohemian vibe, it makes for such an interesting and original investment piece.
It instantly adds such a splash of colour, you can't help but love it! It's so over the top, yet paired like Alessandra with simple pieces, it makes your outfit (and I imagine your mood as well) POP and stand out!
Boys will probably find it pretty odd (I know my boyfriend would) but at least it's soft and they wouldn't mind cuddling up to you, so don't let them hold you back.
This piece just exudes fun and happiness, without leaping over to the "crazy" side.
Nurture your inner (absolutely adorable) animal and let loose with this item of the month, now in stores at Isabel Marant stores.
* credit for the Alessandra picture goes to http://www.shoothebreeze.blogspot.com/ *