MOUNTAIN

When you’re at the mountain, I think it’s safe to say that style is usually the last thing on your mind.

The most pressing issue is being warm enough, regardless of the altitude or the activity.

This is why the adaptable layering technique is key: just add and remove the many layers you initially slipped on depending on the needs of the moment.

The other main preoccupation is having your hands free, especially when you are managing two ski-obsessed, medal-seeking young children’s timetables, which could safely rival that of any minister, I assure you.

The skis, boots, poles and other accessories will invariably end up in your lucky arms and that is why it is of paramount importance to pre-select outfits with dozens, nay, hundreds of pockets, that are just waiting to be filled to the brim as you execute your “duty”.

As for the rest, and by rest, I mean style, you can always pick a less-than-glamorous outfit up with a touch of lipstick (but to be perfectly frank, I did not have time to put makeup on during these holidays, let alone brush my hair). At this point, it doesn’t matter that much; snowy landscapes and star-studded skies deserve all our attention.

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Hôtel Particulier burgundy jumper – Loro Piana coat, baby cashmere gloves & scarf – Gap jeans – Berteil red sleeveless jacket – Chanel boots & sunglasses