Distinctive Warmth Of Fashionable Appeal: The Fur “Ushanka” “Trapper” Hat & Elegant Fur “Toppers”

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The Fur "Trapper" Hat:  Stylish Warmth

The Fur “Trapper” Hat & The Topper of Stylish Warmth

Perhaps when faced with what is now referred to as an “arctic blast” or a seemingly “polar vortex”, the donning of a cap of fur may very well seem essential. Alas, the “Trapper” hat. The warmth of fur when the weather takes a turn for intense chill is irreplaceable.  Perhaps there is nogreater warmth from Winter’s chill than that of the fur “Trapper” hat. Referred to as a traditional Russian fur Winter hat with ear flaps, known as a “Ushanka”, this hat of stylish warmth is also referred to as an “Shapka” .  A “Shapka” means “hat” for a classical Russian fur hat that is a “round, slightly tapered and brimless fur hat”. With flaps, the hat can be left down for protection and tied under the chin or can be tied up to the crown…

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Holiday Hours

Heads up Party People! Portobello Road will have slightly different hours over break. For starters…We will be closing early today, around 3. Closed tomorrow 12/22, open 12-6 on Tuesday, 12-3 on Christmas Eve and closed 12/25-12/27.
Thank you so much for understanding!


Is the fur vest on your wish list? It should be…

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Available at Portobello Road. $68.00

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And, here’s a few inspiring ways to wear this statement piece.

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Natural Appeal: The Striking Display Of Patterned “Pheasant” Feathers

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Nature's Bold & Geometrical Allure:  Pheasant Feathers

Nature’s Bold & Geometrical Allure: Pheasant Feathers

Perhaps in late Autumn the acknowledgement of the pheasant feather seems to “mark” the season for this game bird of striking plumage. The Fall season seems to bring an appreciation of nature and the beauty of the feathers of the pheasant are certainly added to this. Alas, the feathered appeal of nature within our interiors. The plumage of Pheasant feathers as decoration within the interior offers natural interest and patterns of delight. Although the variations offer unique shapes and markings, these feathers enhance and embellish wherever they are used. The sleek shape almost holds a bold geometrical pattern of natural tones that create a striking display of natural style

Pheasant Feathers

Pheasant Feathers

Perhaps the most striking feather that we all recognize as a pheasant feather is that of the Ring-Neck pheasant. Known as a “hardy, wily game bird which…

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