This winter, I can’t wait to hit the slopes for some skiing! I really enjoy the peaceful ascent to the peak of a snowy mountain followed by the thrill of being at the top before really ‘going for it’. Then, on the way down, I love the feel of the wind in my face as I build speed or sometimes, I’ll take it slow and just enjoy the scenery. After a long day on the slopes, I’m always exhilarated and happy to end the day with a (spiced) hot cocoa by the fireplace!
Recently, photographer Sebastian Faena got into the skiing spirit with South African model Candice Swanepoel (You might recognize her from her work with Victoria’s Secret catalogs, commercials, and the runway show). The photo-shoot was for V Magazine and was styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele. It includes this seasons most sought after ski gear and accessories from designers such as Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Jil Sander.
While my ski attire isn’t quite so…pink…or include patent leather boots or barely-there-midriffs, I have to admit that now I kind of want to add some designer pieces to my collection. Also, I am a bit confused by the last photo in this series- is smoking cigarettes becoming glamorized again? I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of them in photo shoots lately. Thoughts?