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Rapha on snow! More precisely, Rapha on Bruce Rychlik on top of Burke Mountain after a morning skin up. Was thrilled to see this coveted brand of cycling apparel and lifestyle put to use on snow. Combined with Arc’Teryx – it was a technical and stylish knockout.
PJ Dewey of Racestock Sports wears the Shred Half Brain D-Lux helmet in the very Vermont Slopeside edition. The maple sugaring graphics are by Shawn Rice (of Magic Hat graphic design fame), the artist who created the excellent packaging for the Cochran family’s Slopeside Syrup brand.
It was the edelweiss that lured me in – but this classic Bogner one-piece suit reminded me of the German brand’s history in the Northeast Kingdom. In 1973, Willy and Sonya Bogner moved to Newport, Vermont to open a manufacturing facility for their family’s luxury ski apparel brand. I believe production was maintained for more than a couple decades. Sadly, but not surprisingly, Bogner no longer maintains production in the U.S. (Check out M. Miller of Boston for luxury ski apparel proudly made in the U.S.A.)
Camel’s Hump, Vermont’s third highest peak, seen through a hazy sunset from the top of the Mid-Burke Express.
MJ in her Kjus Nahla Down Jacket. The trademark contrast zipper around the hood perimeter is brilliant!
Lots of POC color popping against black and the blue sky.
Skiers like classic Burton, too.
Ski season has arrived in the Northeast and Thanksgiving should be a pretty good day on the slopes! I am looking forward to another winter of seeing what apparel and accessories people are wearing and more interestingly – the style element of how they put it together and carry it off. New, original style photos are coming soon. . . until then, here are a few shots from last winter. Enjoy the holiday!
UNITED STATES: Julia Mancuso in black, Laurenne Ross in vivid green, uniforms by Spyder. The green was kind of fun but I am hoping new uniforms have a more patriotic look. I do have to give the USST and Spyder a nod for infusing inherently uptight uniforms with a sense of relaxed American mountain lifestyle.
ITALY, ARGENTINA: Bold letters in black and white clearly identify these teams in uniforms by Kappa. Nadia Fanchini of Italy at left. I quite like the graphic impact and utility of this strong look, especially Argentina’s stylized execution.
AUSTRIA: Anna Fenninger in bright blue, Michaela Kirchgasser in white, outerwear by Schöffel. The Austrian kit, like the team itself, is very strong and a contender for the best – distinctive and refined, powerful and wearable colors, complementary variety, consistent interesting themes and details, well merchandised and executed. The back of the blue jacket is emblazoned with the claim Power Team, true enough!
With the Sölden FIS World Cup ski races kicking off the new season in just a few days, here is one last peek at some national team uniforms from 2013. I am always curious to see if and how much teams change their kits year to year. From early season training photos, I have seen a little new but much of the same from last season. With 2014 being an Olympic year, there will be no shortage of new uniforms to be revealed!
In a Bogner jacket at the Firstbahn station in Grindelwald, Switzerland.
Barbara-Maria “Barbi” Henneberger was a ski racer from West Germany and based on any photo I have ever seen, a true alpine style icon. Highlights of her racing career include a bronze medal in slalom at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics; four medals at the 1962 World Winter University Games; and two wins and a second place at the 1963 U.S. Alpine Championships. Tragically, she was killed in April 1964 by an avalanche while filming a ski movie in Switzerland for her fiancé, Willy Bogner, Jr. While treasure hunting in Germany, I uncovered these gorgeous vintage photos of Barbi showing her at her most vital and beautiful.
Astis Mittens as seen at the 73rd annual Stowe Sugar Slalom.
Astis 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!
See my Astis Erling mittens with beaded eagles (that I prefer to refer to as thunderbirds).
xxxxxAfter watching Mikaela Shiffrin win the world slalom title in Schladming, I headed to Salzburg to catch my flight home the next morning. Salzburg is one of my favorite places, so I am always happy for an evening stroll around the altstadt to check out the lovely store windows full of alpine inspiration.
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!)
Though I maintain mixed feelings about sport skirts in general, I have nothing but love for SKHOOP down skirts! (And this Bogner jacket with Western styling.)
Cool to see SKHOOP available locally at Village Sport Shop in Lyndonville, Vermont – this shop does a standout job with women’s gear.
Lindsey Vonn scored her 50th World Cup win – congratulations!
ISPO (International Sporting Goods Trade Show) in Munich, Germany is considered the leading industry event for ski, outdoor and action sports. Here is a little overview of apparel for winter 2012/13.
Jean Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol – always exciting!
Luis Trenker – luxury alpine heritage.
xPost Card by Belfe for “Italian style at high altitudes”.
Reigning World Cup Overall Champion, Maria Hoefl-Riesch, with her signature Head ski line.
Down skirt at Eider.
Jansport external frame backpack in heritage American stars and stripes.
Armada Solo freeride ski jackets in Bleach colorway and CR Johnson edition.
Perfect Moment from Chamonix, France. Young, bold freeride clothing – my favorite of the show!