Stylish ski wear

Ever since I was young I've been very lucky to be able to learn how to ski going on ski trips every year with my family and family friends all across europe, and when recently after speaking to my close chum and housemate Cassie about the possibility of doing a ski gap year, the only thing that kept creeping into my mind (other than resorts and adventure) was the D&G Ski wear collection. 

After going online and gawping at this amazing fair-isle print A/W 2010 collection, especially the amazing woollen onsie, I then discovered the limited edition D&G ski mask covered in more than 2,500 Swarovski crystals! 

Although I think they are quite over the top and with practicality being a slight fail due the mere thought of one of those stones being damaged after a nasty ski fall would make me cry a little.. I still think they're absolutely show stopping and are a great flamboyant asset to the snow season.. but unfortunately I think they'll only be appearing in my dreams :(

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Barbour Barbour Barbour!

Barbour shaped Liddesdale £69.95 
Asos Quilted Cord Collar Jacket £46 
Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket £179.00 

(excuse the uni project chaos in the background of the top photo.. haha!)

I just thought I'd do a short post on the Barbour brand as I've quite literally just received my own Barbour coat through the post, and its been one of the few things I've been looking forward to recently. 

Although the Barbour brand was started just over 100 years ago purposely making tailoured clothing for outdoor activities such as hunting and horse riding and one major customer being the royal family, the brand has seen to have a massive change of market to the younger generation of fashion followers, with every girl and their chihuahua wearing these signature coats or reproduction's of them like the one above from asos

The Barbour coat is one of the very few remaining successes of a british brand thats still quite literally sewing true english heritage into all its clothes. 
It's nice to see a brand thats never changing to fit the latest trend but one that still extremely successful which goes to show that although fashion will come and go, true solid styles will always be around. 

Although I'm currently based in the London area I originally come from the country side area of Essex and remember wearing my dad's wax coat when I was little which he still has now 20 years later! Let's hope its a cold winter so I can trial my own coat over christmas and match my dad :) 

M x

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