I can relate. Not as cold where we live, but we have seen our share of snow time and again for the past few weeks, actually a month when I stop and think about it. I venture outside to walk the dog, and after a mile or two find myself turning back, too cold to breath or really exercise. Yes, layer upon layer, scarf over scarf, looking for some relief. Fashion kind of stops here, extreme conditions. Maybe a striking winter hat, or a great scarf, but this is about it. I tried to smile at a neighbor while walking today and my face felt as if it would fall off. Oh green and tender spring time, show your head. We are ready!
don't know what about this image. something moves me. something hidden in the cold, in the blizzards, behind the thick woolen scarf, in the narrow glimpse of his/her eyes… amazing what "fashion" a little eyesight a person can wear; it communicates so much too, when everything else is stripped away.
Garance says: if you see something pass by under piles of New York snow, a frightening shadow with a hat + big hood + scarf + umbrella blindly following around her man since she canâ€™t see anything with all her armor so that â€śNOT A DROP OF WATER COMES UNDER MY HAT *%##$@!!!â€ť no need to look any further, yep, itâ€™s me
Aiiii!!!! What a pity, how do all wonderfully dressed / chic / fashonistas will show their talents& creative attitude in such a weather??? When the primar need is to stay cosy and warm… and NYC FW will not wait ;)
The photo is much better – that outfit, which is very OK, but nothing more. But the question is: who can beat such a stormy blizzard with his / her wardrobe???
Being originally from Wisconsin, now living in Dallas (where this morning we awoke to a good 3" of wet white stuff everywhere, go figure), I can say that eventually even the most fashion-conscious reach a point of comfort over fashion and say "the hell with the YSL suede heels, where are my my Lands End galoshes?"
I must admit that being a New Yorker living in San Francisco,I do miss bundling up against the elements.It gives me a chance to accessorize against Old Man Winter. Other than that, I certainly don't miss that snow!
This is our standard uniform in Montreal from November to April! Am totally smitten with the idea that Sart comes to snow bound cities to share how to look stylish under all the bulk! Fitted pants/tights are a must, as are boots and the hood must go up over the head in a storm (or snow will collect in the hood) Love you Sart & Garance!
Cute as this photo is, I don't believe Garance would wear such a boxy parka and flared trousers… I suppose Climate Change's increasing extreme weather patterns will make it harder and harder to look chic! At least we can afford the clothes to weather the storm… (no pun intended..) Here in New Zealand we just had the worst summer ever on record, no flowery dresses this year :(
This is an intense winter for many of us. I feel sorry for those who can't or won't dress for it. Looking good in weather that requires long johns, Gore-Tex, bulky wool, heavy gloves, and weather-resistant boots/shoes is challenging but do-able.