Is a faux fur White Mink muff too much? Not on Kate Upton, wearing little else in Antarctica, for the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition photo shoot. Hitting newsstands today, the comely Ms. Upton was the single model invited on a photo shoot requiring three years of planning due to the challenges of extreme cold and travel. Along with the two-time cover girl went 19 faux fur designs from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.
“We’re always thrilled when Sports Illustrated calls, asking for faux fur coats and accessories for their Swimsuit photos,” says President & Founder Donna Salyers. “It began when they needed a faux fur bikini and we’ve been helping them ever since.”
“I can’t wait to see the actual issue but on TV last night, Entertainment Tonight flashed a photo of Kate Upton holding our White Mink muff. I knew it was in the enormous shipment they requested in September,” Donna explains, “and cause to celebrate because many, many designers are invited but only a few make the cut.”
The company has celebrated quite a few Sports Illustrated appearances including Brooklyn Decker wearing Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs in three full pages in 2011 and Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn in 2010. Specializing in high-end faux fur accessories, coats, jackets and throws, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs is entering its 25th year in business. Beginning with a single product—a sewing kit to make a faux fur coat—today the company’s products are sold throughout the world via catalog and online, as well as through over 1,500 wholesale accounts including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and W Hotels.
With a showroom located at 20 W. 11th Street in Covington, KY., the Northern Kentucky-based multi-channel company, known for the world’s finest faux furs, makes about 60% of its products in its 110,000 sq. ft. facility.
For more information, contact Allison Ballinger at 859 982 0021; visit www.fabulousfurs.com or call (800) 848-4650 for a free catalog.