Friday, 9 January 2015

THE REAR END OF WINTER

Street style always makes for interesting photo opportunities, hunting styles that are captive, giving you a firm idea how style is interpreted. My recent trip to Eastern Europe provided me with ample opportunity to snap a few winter outfits, but not quite full frontal as I have not yet developed the nerve to point my lens directly into an oncoming persons face and snap away. So I ventured to the rear end of winter style providing you with some interesting layered looks. Fur was high on the agenda, from full length coats to collars and cuffs. I suppose when you spend winters in sub zero temperatures, you rely on radical methods of keeping out the cold. The key to winter dressing in Europe or countries that experience snow fall and sub zero climates, is to layer. I learnt from the Norwegians that there is no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing. Hence my decision to bulk up on layers starting with a thermal vest, then a turtle neck top, perhaps a lightweight quilted vest or jacket, skirt or pants, with the top layer being a wind and snow proof coat in leather, puffer or fur. Winter does however require a more creative challenge. I don't normally cuddle up to strange men, but when it's Santa, you're allowed to get a little closer. I may have been caught without make up but not without my layers of clothes underneath....Boots seems to have been the most favourite item around the Baltic.
 
Now feast your eyes on the rear end of winter style.
 


 I was wearing Ventiuno Fur trim Nappa Leather Coat
Trenery Skirt
Roma Boots
Daniel Hechter Vest
Queenspark Turtle Neck
Calzedonia Tights