WTF - Bringing Back the Bunny
Former pro snowboarder Circe Wallace has started up a new company featuring “state-of-the-art skiwear technology with a modular fashion experience.” This begs the question… how is a one piece modular? I guess it’s just one module. Like a single wide?
Props to Circe for having the guts to start up her own company, but if I see one more jacket with 10k waterproofing that claims to be revolutionizing the industry by finally combining fashion and function, I’m going to punch someone. I mean, really? Their “advanced technological functionality” seems oddly similar to the technology used on most low-end outerwear lines. Of course, I haven’t tried any of this outerwear - maybe the ultra-shiny fabric aids the snow and water in sliding right off?
Style-wise, Circe Snow isn’t really my cup of tea, but I’m sure it’ll appeal to some. It’s sort of a mix of snowboard styling and those fur and crystal encrusted ensembles the Aspen jet-setter types wear around town. The one-piece is reminiscent of the Vans Brigada Jumper from last year… but with a thick coat of lacquer to ritz it up. Nothing like some extreme sheen to add class! At least she stuck with a lower waist, avoiding the notorious giant mom jeans ass you usually get with ritzy one piece ensembles. The two-piece pants have more typical snowboard styling, and are paired with a belted jacket, which seems to be stylish right now.
By far, the most entertaining part of the website is the “mountain etiquette” section, which explains how to be a snow bunny, and tackles the tough issues, like peeing in a one-piece. Which I still don’t quite get. Circe’s instructions tell you to tie the sleeves around your waist so they don’t drop on the floor. But how do you bare your butt to sit on the can with your sleeves around your waist? Am I missing something here, or does it seem like you’d just pee on your sleeves? Other advice includes purfume suggestions for the slopes (gotta cover up that stinky fresh mountain air) and polite instructions concerning the avoidance of gaper gap. Plus, there’s a credo that includes such gems as “The better you look, the more success you’ll have.” Shit, no wonder I’m so poor.
More here: http://www.circesnow.com/
Posted by Kelly Vance on 12/02
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