This year Baby thought to add a few more fawn fur options to the selection of fawn fur Lolita items with a few lovely winter pieces including capes with several different accent colors, ear muffs, a couple fawn fur trimmed coat, and a cute beret!
But still, these Baby items aren't exactly easy, or cheap, to get your hands on! So several Lolitas, ever being the crafty bunch, have managed to get their hands on some of this elusive fawn print faux fur and have released their own versions of the fawn collar or other fawn printed fur accessories.
Cutedeer on Livejournal, who runs the blog Bathina, makes lovely deer print collars (and other items, but I believe she makes the other accessories for herself). I was actually lucky enough to get my hands on one of these collars myself! I love the big scallops of lace and the velvet ribbon. I found the fur a little sparse, but it might be a bit of a trade off since the thinner fur allows the collar to lay flatter and look less "cozy" so it could be worn all year round.
Alice Doll on Etsy makes some lovely pom-pom collars out of fawn print. These are definitely much more wintery than the others but just as cute! I think these would look perfect over an ivory, or even dusty pink, winter jacket. Sadly these are all sold out at the moment, but you can keep an eye on her shop to see if she plans on restocking any time soon.
Miss Lonely, you can pick up one of a couple different fawn printed items, either a cute collar that ties with a bow, or a Baby the Stars Shine Bright styled capelet. These items might be out of stock at the moment as well, but it's worth checking out, because they certainly are cute!
On the appropriately named blog Fern & Fawn, the writer has found a clever way of getting her hands on cute fawn fur to make small accessories from. She scours places like Ebay for trendy fawn print jackets and even not-so-trendy toddler's Disney jackets, to chop up for accessories. If you want just a touch of fawn for your outfits, Fern & Fawn offers cute little fluffy cell charms (which are also pretty awesome for clipping onto purses!) for between $4 and $5.
Taobao shop Puree offers fawn collars for a reasonable price. Of course, like any Taobao shop, you're going to have to find a middleman to buy the collar for you and have to pay some extra fees for it, as well as shipping from China. Shape-wise, it's not the most Lolita styled collar, it definitely has more of a pointed collar shape to it instead of the wide rounded collar that the other, made-for-Lolita, collars have. But it's still a good choice if you're looking to spend about half the price of the other collars.
If you're looking to make some fawn fur accessories for yourself, your first step is going to have to be hunting down some fawn fur! I really wish I could help you here, because I would love to get my hands on some myself. Unless you know of a source, your best bet is to talk the Fawn & Fern route and search around for a reasonably priced jacket to cut up for spare parts. If you're looking to make a simple collar, it's not so daunting of a task, it's basically just a detachable collar made out of fake fur instead of cotton. If you have a jacket looking for a bit of a revamp, check out this tutorial on Violet LeBeaux for adding faux fur to a winter jacket.
I know that I'm loving this fawn fur trend. I think it's a very cute way to add a little something special to an outfit and it can even work with a variety of different styles, from Sweet to Classic to more Mori or Dolly inspired fashions as well. I would love to see this style of print on things other than just faux fur, personally, I would be quite excited to see a dress with a print styled to look like fawn fur without actually being fuzzy. I can imagine a dress like that being the perfect crowning jewel to a Classic Lolita's wardrobe.
Note: I hope this isn't something that actually needs to be said since it's really a matter of common sense, but all of these things are made with faux fur. Teeny tiny baby deers were not actually killed to make these things.