Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vintage: Summer Ski Outfits

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Summer skiing has its own rules:  skirts, shorts, tank tops, bathing suits and bikinis on the slopes.

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Tucker Sno-Cat: Passo Stelvio Glacier, Italy

vintage tucker sno-cat passo stelvio glacier italy summer skiing

This looks like great fun – summer skiing in Italy on the Stelvio Glacier thanks to Hotel Pirovano‘s Tucker Sno-Cat!

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Caribou, Maine: High School Ski Team

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School’s out for summer!  Finally!  Happy last day to my school teacher husband and everyone else getting to summer break a little later this year due to all the snow days from winter 2012-13.

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Summer Skiing: Cervinia, Italy 1966

cervinia italy mt rosa summer sun ski vintage7/21/1966 Press Photo:  SUN AND SKI.  A summer skier basks in the snow on 11,000 foot Mt. Rosa, in Cervinia, Italy.

On travel for work,  I write from Miami where I am feeling more than a little out of my element.  I definitely am more at home soaking up the sun on snow than sand.  Either way you prefer, summer is officially here — hope you are having a good one!

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Mountain Recovery: British Eagle Airlines Flight 802

mountain guide austria british eagle plane crash disaster 19643/2/1964 Press Photo:  83 DIE IN MOUNTAIN AIR DISASTER.  75 passengers bound for a ski-ing holiday, and the crew of eight, all British, died when their Britannia aircraft of British Eagle International Airlines crashed on to the side of the Glungezer Mountain in the Austrian Alps, as it was approaching INNSBRUCK Airport.  After the aircraft had disappeared, fog and snow held up the search, and it was several hours before the wreck was found.  PHOTO SHOWS:  31-year-old HANNES GASSER (left) the best mountain guide in the district, stands by waiting for news of the location of the wrecked Britannia, beside an Austrian Army vehicle.

For someone who is about to embark on a search for plane crash victims of the worst aviation disaster in Austria’s history, this guide seems disturbingly happy – but let’s focus on his ensemble that is classic alpine perfection, right down to the edelweiss pin!  The soldier’s camouflage jacket with gathered bottom hem is pretty fantastic, too — and would be perfectly on trend today with the current camo moment in fashion.

(The setting of this post is a pretty big downer but I am finding it interesting – in terms of history and the reinforcement of the vast scale and power of mountains.  Read the Wikipedia post for more info about the crash and ensuing avalanche.  Watch video footage of the wreckage, please note some content is graphic.)

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Rolex: Tamara & Lindsey

tamara mckinney ski rolexxlindsey vonn ski rolex adBefore Lindsey Vonn, Tamara McKinney was the “winningest American woman in ski racing history”.  Rolex luxury watches gives their support to the best:  Tamara then, Lindsey now.

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Treasure Hunting: Elephant’s Trunk

italy italia vintage travel ski brochure magazine 1939Italia:  Rivista Turistica Mensile dell’Enit e delle Ferrovie dello Stato,  Anno VII-Numero 3-Gennaio 1939-XVII

vintage italy italia travel ski brochure magazine 1939Italia:  Rivista Turistica Mensile dell’Enit e delle Ferrovie dello Stato,  Anno VI-Numero 2-Dicembre 1938-XVII

One good thing about residing in the Nutmeg State is proximity to both Brimfield and the reliable Elephant’s Trunk flea market.  Sunday’s visit turned up an assortment of small items.  These Italy travel brochures from the late 1930’s were definitely the find of the day!  Gorgeous illustrated covers in rich colors and large magazine format should I decide to frame.  As always, happy to find images that I have not seen before.

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Happy Father’s Day: Thanks, Dad!

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Looking forward to spending time with my dad today!

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Real Gusto: Stein Eriksen & Schlitz Beer

schlitz beer stein eriksen skier vintage advertisement sports illustrated 1964Scanned from 1/27/1964 Sports Illustrated

Stein Eriksen for Schlitz?  I find this an amusing pairing:  a Norwegian ski champion and a beer from Milwaukee.  That said, looks refreshing on this summer day – cheers!

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Flag Day: Vintage Ski Fashion

vintage ski fashion us uk flags stars stripes 197012/18/1970 Press Photo:  Stars and stripes head for the slopes this winter too, in the flag waving colors of red, white and blue.

If I were designing winter Olympic uniforms for Team USA – the star pants with stripe cuffs would be serious inspiration!

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