Sunday, 3 March 2013
MITMUNK - A new generation of ski wear?
Hand printed, artistic, and original. These are not things ski fashion is often known for, but perhaps this is going to change?
MITMUNK is a small Vancouver based design studio run by Wayne Elliott and Heather Joan Tam. Wayne is an artist with a background is sculpture. He has a love for striking experimental street fashion which is incorporated into Mitmunk's printed leggings. Although Mitmunk leggings did not start out life intended for the ski slopes, the fabric used is a perfect blend for ski thermals. After talking to Wayne he is thinking about creating base layer tops and perhaps some other snowy accessories. Something which I think is very exciting! Is experimental street fashion heading to the slopes? I sure hope so.
I think Mitmunk is a brand to watch, check out the website below for more information.
Saturday, 23 February 2013
King of the Mountain?
If you're in Verbier this winter you should visit the Moncler shop in the centre of town. The window display really is a work of art. Having said that I am undecided about Moncler ski wear. It is one of the most expensive ski brands that you can buy and often people settle for plain, puffa, fur trim, Moncler jackets. Decidedly boring. As you already know (I have said it often enough) I am also against skiing in puffa jackets as you can't control your temperature with layers. Many Moncler jackets are plain in colour and plain in design. Not inspiring and, in my view, not worth the money.
However, some of the Moncler collection is inspiring. In fact I would go as far to say that it is the most fashion forward thinking ski brand available. Some of the Moncler collection looks like it belongs on the catwalk, a look that is hard to achieve with ski wear. I have highlighted my favourites below, I particularly like the mountain scape jacket. Although all the colours used below are quite simple, the shape and design are what really stand out. I just wish I saw people wearing the more daring Moncler ski wear, .
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
I went ski touring for the first time yesterday. Safe to say I won't be getting out of bed anytime soon. It was a great experience and we didn't see another skier for the whole afternoon (which is insane as it's half term and very busy right now in Verbier)! However, I am no way fit enough. My boyfriend had to tie a rope around me which was demeaning and embarrassing but I probably would have passed out without his help. I wish there had been oxygen in my camel back. Maybe someone should invent that?
Apres Ski Survival Pack
I've always wondered how some people manage to look so glamorous at apres ski. Do they cheat and not really go skiing at all? I find myself not wanting to take my goggles and helmet off to reveal the sweaty disaster below. However, that can look rather awkward.
Recently a friend from London came to visit who had the perfect solution A homemade Apres Ski Survival Kit. Everything you need to go straight from the slopes to the bars and it all fits in a little bag.
|Dove Mini Deodorant|
|Bastiste mini dry shampoo - to disguise sweaty hair|
|ASOS fur headband - because straighteners are not available|
|MAC studio finish concealer|
|Nivea Pearly Shine - hydrates and adds colour|
|Wanderlust hip flask from Amara|