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It’s here! I have eagerly been waiting for the new edition of SNOW magazine and it arrived today – perfect timing for a fun weekend read of fashion and ski stoke. Check it out!
xAtop Aspen Mountain a merry group of skiers demonstrate, among other things, that wine is a fine accompaniment to the winey air, that relaxing can be as much fun as schussing, that skiing isn’t a lonely sport, and that nothing tops ski garb for colorful variety and originality.
Fun and Fashion on Skis – Article by Fred Iselin and A.C. Spectorsky, photos by Don Bronstein.
I dreamed I climbed the highest mountain in my Maidenform bra. I could not resist this uplifting vintage 1955 advertisement from Maidenform!
xxxxSpring skiing is here – or coming very soon – so it is time to lighten layers. The simple and clean anorak fits the bill. Fortunately, this classic style is experiencing a revival with contemporary versions increasingly available in the retail mix of lightweight, windbreaker jackets.
Last fall, I made no secret my love of Uniqlo’s down program – and have since lived in the brand’s ultra light down vests all winter. And now – the warmth and comfort need not stop as the fast-fashion retailer is promoting down for the spring transition season. Yipee! New styles, new colors, once again starting at $49.95. Click to see women’s and men’s.
Stock up for summer. You heard right. I’m down with down year round. Try it. Shorts + t-shirt + down vest = cool coziness!
Sarah discovered these lovelies at the beginning of winter 2013-2014 and they have been enjoying a full season of après outings. Shown here in the Bear Den Lounge at Burke Mountain, Vermont. Currently, these very boots can be found exploring Sun Valley where they undoubtedly have more like company than in the Northeast Kingdom.
The Leland reminds me of boots I came across while shopping Zurich, Switzerland a few years ago and have been dreaming about since. Penelope Chilvers designs the Impossible Boot with a Lapland-inspired upturned toe. . .
. . . and the equally charming Incredible Boot. These boots are as functional as they are stylish with water-repellant pony upper, non-slip rubber soles and super-cozy sheepskin shearling lining.
Today is the opening day of ISPO 2014. Excited to see new product and inspiration!
ISPO 1970: Ski apparel in graphic black and white from the first year of the ISPO trade show in Munich. The annual international trade show is the premier event for retailers to preview and place orders for new wintersport apparel and equipment. The inaugural show consisted of nearly 11,000 visitors and 816 exhibitors in total representing 34 countries. In 2013, the show claimed 80,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries.
ISPO 1973: NEW SKI FASHION PRESENTED IN MUNICH According to fashion designers’ vote the female skier will look “slim and slender” in the coming season, fitting just tightly into the new colourful ski-suits which come in different colours. Some of them even show stripes or chequers or a printed pattern.
Way too much to post on this blog and way too little time! Not only am I backlogged with news from winter 2014, I am traveling for the next two weeks and expect to have an influx of inspiration to share from Austria and Germany – even despite the utter lack of snow in these parts. My blogging may be lagging but fortunately my ‘gramming is not. Please follow AlpineStyle56 on Instagram or monitor the feed on the right sidebar of the blog homepage for new images and frequent updates. (Clicking an image in the Instagram blog feed will bring it to full size.) Go check right now! Several updates from Salzburg, Austria. . .
Marie-Pier Prefontaine, one of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team’s rising stars, could not “ski without her scarf.” She wanted something fun and unique to wear on the ski hill whether it be for a World Cup or Olympic race, or just for chasing powder with friends. This is why she created IGOTSWAGG.
If you love cool colours and soft warm fabric around your neck, then you need an IGOTSWAGG scarf. Words from teamigotswagg.com where scarves are available for purchase.
Marie-Pier at Beaver Creek 2013 – 9th in Giant Slalom! Sparkle scarf. Photo via MPP’s Instagram.
Lara Gut wins the 2013 Lake Louise Super-G. Giraffe scarf. AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh.
IGOTSWAGG scarves are a bandana-style design that attach at the back with Velcro – very easy to adjust precisely. The double-layer construction features a textured velour-like fleece lining. I have seen this same fabric used for baby blankets – it is super soft, comfortable and so cozy! Orders were received quickly with a nice, simple presentation. Scarves are made in Quebec, Canada.
I am someone who generally does not wear anything extra around my neck to ski – only on the absolutely coldest days – as I generally find neck warmers too thick and restrictive. The design of IGOTSWAGG solves that issue for me thanks to a weight that is not too thick (but plenty thick to be warm and protective) and the ability to adjust the size to be just right. Sparkles, patterns and colors make this a fun collection. But it is the size of the product, large enough to create ample draping, which is what gives these scarves swagg – serious style more like a scarf than a workhorse neck gaiter.
Okay, so it is a bit late to actually receive these in time for Christmas – but IGOTSWAGG scarves are fantastic and do make great gifts. . . better yet, a treat for yourself!