Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer

>> The question that has been popping up most frequently during the shows is “How are you staying warm?”  I don’t know whether everyone has experienced minus 15 wind chills.  Coming from mild and grey UK, I’ve certainly never done so.  I might have experienced it in Switzerland when I was about six and violently ill throughout the whole trip.  That gives you an indication of my ability to handle such temperatures.  This is the sort of cold that has been making my brain freeze whenever I stand still for more than a minute and my skin has been going into plasticine mode (pinch the skin on your hand and it stays like that…).  In answer to that initial question, I’ve moved away from my default answer of Uniqlo Heat Tech (duh…doesn’t everyone wear Heat Tech?) and instead have given thanks to  for their pre-fall padded hoodie jacket that has acted as a layering device or a sole piece of outerwear.  What started as an insider t-shirt brand has now been gradually building up its repetoire with a full blown wardrobe that feels essential without being dour.  Ditto goes for their newly introduced range of parka jackets and 70s ski inspired pieces for pre-fall 2015.

10399653_48432576569_3169_nMum, Louisa and I wrapped up warm up in Switzerland in 1990

It’s pretty much the grown-up version of the sort of jackets that my mum used to dress me and my sister up in – waterproof, lots of pockets, with a hood (qualities that my mum highly valued) and resolutely not stylish.  Etre Cécile’s version has bit of a kick with its cropped shape and contrasting blue bungee cords but essentially its DNA is rooted to the ones my mum made me wear circa 1990.  I’m refusing to succumb to the designer practical answers to these arctic temperatures which are Canada Goose, Moncler and the like.  I can’t quite justifying paying £500 or so for a garment stuffed (quite literally) with that much practicality and function.  Etre Cécile red puffy parka is the happy medium.

Susie-2573Worn with Rodebjer coat, Etre Cecile jumpsuit, Hogan shoes – photograph by

susie-lau.nocrop.w1800.h1330.2xWorn with Simone Rocha dress – photograph by Youngjun Koo for

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  1. Alice

    2015-02-17 at 12:13 PM

    Love the way you play with prints! You are a true artist!

  2. sasa

    2015-02-17 at 1:12 PM

    Love your jacket:P

  3. Chiamaka Abasilim

    2015-02-17 at 3:16 PM

    Cool jacket.

  4. Zaena

    2015-02-17 at 3:17 PM

    Loving the bold prints and the reds!!

  5. Fashion Snag

    2015-02-17 at 3:43 PM

    Love the reds!

  6. Francesca

    2015-02-17 at 6:11 PM

    I love it and oh my goodness that photo from your childhood is so cute.

    xo

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    2015-02-17 at 9:42 PM

    very inspired look

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  8. Diane

    2015-02-17 at 10:28 PM

    Great look !

  9. Adriana

    2015-02-18 at 12:22 AM

    Love the jacket 😉

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    2015-02-18 at 5:36 AM

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  11. Laura

    2015-02-18 at 8:08 AM

    Is it bad I had a totally mum thought – ‘zip that coat up!’ Haha

    X

  12. Liz Lizo

    2015-02-18 at 4:36 PM

    Love that plaid dress!

    – Liz
    LizLizo.com

  13. konstantina

    2015-02-20 at 5:11 PM

    The way you combined these prints is amazing! Beautiful personal style dear!

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    2015-10-25 at 10:31 PM

    Wow, I have to admit, you’ve got a nice style.

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