Saturday, January 14, 2012

Beats by Oscar de la Renta-Yay or Nay?

Looks like Dr. Dre better move over. The wildly known Beats headphones just got a makeover. When I heard about this, I couldn't believe it. But...then again, yes I did. With headphones this popular, it's no surprise any fashion haus would be interested with collaborating. It sorta reminds me of designer collaborations with Target or H&M. The high fashion, "plum-hued silver fox" headphones got dissaproving head shakes from PETA. Michelle Cho, representative of PETA writes to Dr. Dre:

"With so many fashionable, cruelty-free materials available these days, we hope that you will keep animals in mind and choose not to use fur or exotic skins in your collection," Cho wrote. "You have a tremendous amount of influence on young people--won't you please consider using your platform to advocate kindness toward animals by pledging never to design with real fur and exotic skins?"
-Michelle Cho, PETA representative
Beats by Oscar de la Renta $695

There was no response from Dr. Dre representatives. I have to completely agree with Cho, sorry Oscar. Although I respect him as a designer, he should take cues from animal-friendly designer, Stella McCartney. Fashion should not sacrifice any life. Neither man nor creature.

What do you think?


verotronik said...

pactical and will keep warm the ears! like them i think! nice gadget!

Beauty Follower said...

Definatly yep!

Jewmanista said...

I agree with you: no fur.

Nicole said...

They're beautiful! But I totally agree with you, no fur.

Nicole D.
The Owl Girl

Daisy said...

hmm, for me it's a little to much.

xoxo Daisy

Fashion Cappuccino said...

It looks so luxurious and cute but a little too pricey for me. xoxoxo

SILVIA said...

love your style sweety!!!
perfect blog!

New York City Girl said...

In my total opinion PETA is not the right organisation to say anything about this. Their behind the scene story is such a pity for an organisation who pretends to defend animals. Just google it. So, nowadays I could care less what PETA has to say.

Secondly, I hope all people who are against fur are vegetarian otherwise it wouldn't make any sense being against fur while having a meaty mighty pizza on your plate.

Thirdly, any ideas how those animals are dangerous for our species. I used to live in the UK and trust me there are loads of foxes in the streets. And guess what; the government has kill them in order to keep people safe so in no way I blame Oscar for using their fur. It is not like he is using a cute dog fur.

Then again that's my opinion

New York City Girl said...

Oh did I say I LOVE them?