Category Archives: Accessories

Astis Mittens at Stowe

Astis Mittens as seen at the 73rd annual Stowe Sugar Slalom.

astis mittens bogner stowe vermontAstis Bering mittens worn with Bogner.  I am totally loving this dynamic pairing of black and white mitts against the candy-bright parka.  It is just the right amount “off” to look original, personalized and cool — and each piece makes the other pop.  The Bering’s are my #1 choice for my next pair of Astis!

astis mittens poppy gall stoweDesigner Poppy Gall wears the Sacagawea mittens.  Though Native American-inspired, this pretty floral design also brings Eastern European influences to my mind.

See my Astis Erling mittens with beaded eagles (that I prefer to refer to as thunderbirds).

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On the Snow: Lululemon & Jeckies

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Lululemon What the Fluff Pullover as worn by Mt. Mansfield ski coach, Jordan Leach.  This look totally stood out from the crowd at the 73rd annual Stowe Sugar Slalom as unique, flattering and totally refreshing.  A perfect balance of pretty and tough in silhouette and details; and excellent integration of a non-snow brand.

Jordan is the founder and owner of Jeckies, a line of fashionable neck gaiters.  Meeting her explained the sparkle and shine on the necks of seemingly every girl in the race.  I am having trouble deciding which color Sparkle Jeckie to buy, so many options!  See for yourself at JeckiesOnlineStore on Etsy.

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Anon Optics: Realm Goggles

03169©anapolitano2013It’s all in the details with these Anon Optics Realm goggles in the “Twin Peaks” color way:  suede-wrapped frame with laser engraved art.

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Snow Day!

snowday_kidsNo school today!  This vintage photo looks to me like a moment from a snow day.  So here you go on this day too snowy for school buses to run but just right for playing outside.

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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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Neff Highpack Backpack

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Astis Mittens

12121©anapolitano12Astis Erling long-cuff mittens named after modern-day Norwegian polar explorer, Erling Kagge.

kaylinrichardson_astisKaylin Richardson and Astis on a bluebird day.  Photo:  Astis.

These mitts arrived for me today! I first saw Astis handmade mittens last winter in Deer Valley and was smitten.  After seeing them in action on Kaylin Richardson this fall in Warren Miller’s Flow State movie, there was no putting off the inevitable.

Astis mittens are inspired by Native American handicraft, specifically the leather and beadwork of the Cree Indians.  Astis is the Cree word for mitten!  All mittens are hand-stitched and beaded in the USA using the finest natural and performance materials. Though it is going to take a lot to get me out of my Hestra Ski Cross gloves, I am excited to ski with the gorgeous beading and fringe!

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Asia Magriby: Jay Peak, Vermont

03318©anapolitano2012Asia Magriby of Meathead fame wears a very cute Oakley jacket with a nice matte/ shine effect for some Jay Peak spring après action.

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Chunky Knit Face Mask


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On the Snow: Bright Knit Accessories


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