20 – How do you feel about the fairly prevalent use of fur in mori girl?
Uh. This is a tricky one. The use of fur in mori girl (and in general) is a complicated matter. For me personally I say that I would only wear hand-me-down or second-hand fur, or fur of animals I’d also eat. I own three rabbit furs and a reindeer skin for LARP and a sheepskin that’s older than me which already padded my crib when I was a newborn. I wear leather, mostly second-hand from furniture or at least from vendors that specialise in environmentally and skin friendly methods of tanning.
Like I said, I can legitimate the use of fur as long as it wasn’t the main use of the animal’s remains, I’m not a fan of fur farming at all. Also, I think it’s a decision everyone has to make for themselves, even though I – as mentioned – strongly disapprove of things like new mink or silver fox.
As for fake fur, I think it’s a great alternative. My problem with the material is that it’s often hard to clean, and I don’t like synthetic fibers. I’m all for cotton plush or mohair though, and I must admit there are some really good fakes out there today.
21 – Where do you get most of your mori girl closet?
I love second-hand shopping. Although I rarely find complete outfits in my local thrift shops I usually get an accessory or two there, and it’s also where I find my crafting doilies. A knitted sweater might need a little taking in or a blouse might need a new set of buttons, but I love crafting projects that don’t take so much time, and it’s even for a good cause most of the time.
My favourite mori girl dress was a lucky happenstance in a small boutique around town, and I found several lacy favourites of mine at Promod. Waschbär also carries some nice basics and of course my favourite Mori shoes, Duckfeet. Of course I also still sew myself, but most of the time I don’t have the patience for larger projects (though I’d love to sew these two tops-that-are-actually-short-dresses).