Monthly Archives: January 2013

Skunkfunk Striped Jacket

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This totally fresh jacket was a welcomed thrill on a bitter cold Northeast Kingdom day!  It is by Skunkfunk, a Spanish fashion brand specializing in sustainable stylish apparel.  The stripes and unique silhouette stopped me in my tracks but the oversized collar is the pièce de résistance.  Jenny Frutchy has been skiing her whole life and claims this to be her warmest jacket ever!

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Strafe + Ski Mountaineering

12244©anapolitano2012It is always a treat to see Strafe outerwear on the hill.  I love the faded neon color of this jacket – it’s a nice lift for gray Vermont winter skies and also very wearable, not too intense.

Strafe founders, John and Pete Gaston are serious business in the department of mountain endurance challenges – personally conquering prestigious ski mountaineering races and expanding the line to include specialized pieces for this pursuit.

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1976 Cortina Women’s World Cup Ski Races

cortina italy world cup ski races women 1976 coppa del mondoFantastic vintage graphics from the 1976 women’s World Cup races in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.  The 2013 edition of these races ran over the weekend.  Congratulations to the winners:  Lindsey Vonn, USA (Downhill) and Viktoria Rebensberg, Germany (Super G).

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Jean-Claude Killy & the 1966 Portillo Downhill

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The Lauberhorn Races: January 15, 1973

lauberhorn downhill ski race wengen switzerland 1976Press photo caption:  The two coaches of the two most successful alpine ski-teams of the season:  Toni Sailer (left), the Austrian-teamboss, and Adolf Ogi (right), coach of the Swiss team.  They here are waiting for the arrivals of their proteges from the Lauberhorn downhill race.  Ogi will be charmed: 1rst and 2nd place for him; Toni Sailer can count the 3rd up to the 8th place.

Forty years later, the 2013 Lauberhorn Super Combined, Downhill and Slalom races will run this weekend in Wengen, Switzerland.

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I Heart Austria

Logo:  Steirische Tourismus GmbH

In planning my upcoming trip to the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, I came across this fantastic logo promoting the host state of Styria.  It is simple, clean and vital with a charming alpine feel that is both traditional and contemporary.  (And it makes me want to buy logo’d souvenirs!)

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Lift Ticket Style

01051_©anapolitano2013I am the first one to lament the demise of the traditional paper lift ticket with metal wicket – but in instances like this, I enjoy the little hit of color from zip tie collections.

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Happy New Year!

newyear_dutchVintage Dutch postcard with New Year greetings.  All the best to you for 2013!

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