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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ski, Après ski

For those of us who look out the window and see the centimeters and centimeters of snow as more of an opportunity than a burden, today's post may be of interest to you.  I'm talking about the ski bunnies that see this fresh powder and have likely already started to take their equipment out of storage!  If you are planning on hitting the slopes in Banff, Jasper, Whistler, Mont Tremblant, Vermont, Aspen, or anywhere else on the globe, here are some looks you may want to consider.  Now of course if you are the sporting kind, functionality is paramount when packing for your trip.  Reliable brands such as The North Face and Mountain Equipment Co-Op are starting to take cues from labels known for their winter wear style.  Quicksilver, Roxy, Columbia and Billabong take the sponsoring of athletes seriously and keep them looking stylish in their gear.


Source: www.mec.ca

 I love the form fitting shape of this snow suit and the black colour is of course eternally slimming!  Not to mention it's abrasion and wind resistant as well as water repellent.  Even if you don't know what you are doing on the slopes...you'll look adorable.  





Source: www.thenorthface.com
This jacket from The North Face is down-filled and seriously warm.  While some down-filled jackets are bulky and cumbersome, the belt adds shape and the sheen finish will make this jacket pop against the white snow.


Source: www.adidas.com
These snow suits are from an older Stella McCartney for Adidas collection.  Once again, I love the slim fit of these suits (and they are clearly not restrictive, I mean look how the model is stretching).  The suit in the second picture (red sweater) reminds me of a more retro snow suit, whereas this last shot has a futuristic, Padme Amidala appeal!  Are you taking notes for your next costume Row?

Now, for those who enjoy après ski festivities, which is more my thing as I don't typically hit the slopes, here are some warm and cute ideas for your time at the chalet or mountain resort pub.  Après ski refers to the socializing and hanging out that usually takes place after a day of skiing, and typically, people are still in some of their gear.  This is very common in ski towns like Banff and Whistler.


Source: www.ae.com
 This look from American Eagle Outfitters is my fave.  I just love the skinny cargos!
Source: www.ae.com

Source: www.bananarepublic.ca

Source: www.style.com
 This runway look from Dolce & Gabbana is hot!!  You may want to try jeans or a skirt over the bodysuit though...unless you're challenging your inner Lady Gaga of course!
Source: www.urbanoutfitters.com

These look like my cute slippers! Luvz'em!

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