There are those of us who love skiing for the obvious sport reasons and others (myself included) for less apparent glamorous motives. While most skiers enjoy the thrill of action on “the piste”, some prefer the more subtle way of living life in full “off-piste” catching up with friends and gossip and making new acquaintances by comparing après-skis and funky sunglasses. I can already see a couple of eyebrows raised at the thought of linking skiing to glamour, but for those of us who haven’t caught up with our adventurous partners, the only way for us to fit in is by pretending to be a professional skier, and if looking good is what it takes to fool our not so lazy friends, I for one am all for it!
Before I get carried away with more of my fashion statements, I’ll do what I’m best at which is writing about the latest trends and designer labels and (looking the part off-piste), as for the sport itself I’ll leave it to the professionals and their amateurs’ admirers to decide whether or not looking good on the job really matters.
In order to look fashionable and stylish, my only tip is to always remember that the best thing about ski clothes is that they have an excellent way of making everyone look the same weight, there are the best tool for hiding the extra flab we piled on since the start of winter and the festive season, lets face it legs look astonishingly slim under all this fur, wool and puffy anoraks (what more could a woman wish for?)
So buying the perfect outfit should not be a problem, it’s stretchy, bulky and hides everything, and when to comes to colours go bright and cheerful, with plenty of nice accessories like scarves, gloves, woolly hats, and last but not least my favourite accessory the sunglasses.
On a practical note I can’t but leave you with this piece of advice, whether you’re a keen skier, an amateur or a show-off like myself, keep warm, don’t forget to slap on the sun cream and extra moisturiser (you’ve been warned!)
1-Phenix women gloves £58.67 from Harrods www.harrods.com
2-Jimmy Choo rock sunglasses £254 from www.net-a-porter.com
3-Emilio Pucci ski boots £288.72 from www.net-a-porter.com
4-Chanel Ski Suit £1990 www.chanel.com
5-Moncler ski jacket £549 from Harrods www.harrods.com
6-Missoni hat £78 from www.net-a-porter.com
7-Adidas by Stella McCartney ski pants £157 from www.net-a-porter.com
For more style tips and to shop online for skiwear visit www.stilorama.com
Hala Di-Maio – Editor-In-Chief – Fashion Director – Stilorama Magazine – www.stilorama.com