Friday, January 22, 2016

Whether it be Sundance or New York Fashion Week in February, Slope n' Snow Styling or Soothing; or How to Survive Stylishly..

By Laura Medina


Shawl Collar Jacket

Whatever the intelligistas and creatives are bundling up in Sundance Film Festival right now, are what New Yorkers are  craving of , for the approaching snowstorm this weekend.  Stylish, rugged gear that are strong and warm as they are hip.

If they're real intelligistas, they'll be hitting the slopes to burn up calories and staying warm so, they really want to look cool doing it, especially it comes to buy that indie film or selling it to that studio buyer working in the studio's indie movie department, making an indie director make movies that no studio would put their own money into.

Since shops and hotels are far and few in-between in this remote mountain town (and that's how Robert Redford likes it), it is best to pack up like a pack mule and pick what you need the most, like a cool, comfy parka that will keep you warm for a week.

Alps & Meters Shawl Collar Jacket is Rocky Mountain ruggediness timeless, sturdy leather patch pockets, shoulder yokes, and elbow patches where wear and tear occurs the most, in a 100% pure lambswool skin with interior 10k/10k waterproof membrane and waterproof pockets.  Since practicality and performance is the utmost importance in an isolated mountain town, flipping the jacket's bright orange lining inside-out can be used as an emergency signal to alert rescuers where you are.  Yep, the price can be steep for this leather and lambswool meet waterproof emergency jacket but it's classic Western styling and functionality will make it your Sundance mainstay.

The film-making intelligistas will be stomping and packing it this week in stylish but sensible wide, stacked high heel boots such as...


Flirtatious and feminine, STATUTE will command the attention you deserve. Designed to flatter, this tall boot has a body slimming silhoutte, stands on a beautiful heel, and decorated with 5 buckles up the shaft. 
High heel bootie with our rustic finish. Antique Brass Buckle up shaft. Leather welted outsole. 16" shaft, 3.5" heel, 14" circumference

 An film festival in a remote mountain town during Winter, provisions are hard to come by.   This is where sponsors come in...when necessary.

 The Smith Backpacks, top & The Ashton Tote-cum-Backpacks.

Whether you're bringing provisions yourself or collecting necessary supplies from sponsors keeping the film festival vital and alive for a week, you'll need something sturdy and stylish to haul all your supplies in.

The Smith,

State Bags' The Smith Backpack with the top open-foldover with clasp and handle makes it urbane enough for New York Fashion Week (for those lucky enough trek from Sundance Utah to Manhattan in one month time) while sturdy enough for Sundance.

The Smith is their fashion heritage backpack with a modern twist. It features a fold over design finished with leather shoe welt trim and an antique brass fireman clip closure, a front stash pocket and a small lower side pocket perfect for phone or wallet, and leather zipper pulls. Fits most 13" laptops. Finished with a signature STATE rivet in black.   It's made for sling over your shoulder.  A movement most men do when hauling and packing.

The Ashton,

For something just as sturdy and hardy as the guys but just a touch more feminine, this sensible tote transforms into a backpack then back again as a tote, the versatile Ashton is  two bags in one – it can be carried as both a single strap shoulder bag and as a tote. It features a stylish grosgrain strap and trim, polished silver zippers and bridle leather pulls. Never leave the house juggling multiple bags again. (To convert from shoulder bag to tote, simply snap the strap into place and lower the zippers.)

Both the Smith and the Ashton, from State Bags, can give L.L. Bean tote bags a run for their money.  Can't think of a better place to fully test out a hauler than isolated but hip Sundance, Utah.  Wise investments,  you can use them many times over in hauling your groceries.

But once the film festival is over, you still need soothing moisturizers to comfort and heal your face and body.

 Ultra Facial 1-2-3 Box Set

"Adventure-Tested" Ultra Moisture in 3 easy steps

If simplicity means straightforward effectiveness, then Kiehls' Chris Salgardo did all the work for you.  He and his Life Riders motorcycle gang did all the foot work for you...and then some.

Then again, trekking to Sundance, in Utah's wilderness in the Winter, is an adventure unto itself for Manhattanite film-makers.

Chris Salgardo finally officially debut the new Ultra Facial Line-up, an expansive riff on the classic Ultra Facial Cream. Based on first-hand experience, Kiehls politely packaged the new, essentials in an easy three-steps kit, Ultra Facial 1-2-3 Box Set  on the Kiehls' parade float at this recent Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day.

It holds the new 3 essentials:Ultra Facial Cleanser (1.0 oz),Ultra Facial Toner (1.4 oz), and Ultra Facial Cream (1.7 oz) to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin.  


Ole Henriksen Pure Truth™ Melting Cleanser

If you want a complete all-in-one, Ole Henriksen Pure Truth™ Melting Cleanser leaves a moisturizer that immediately sinks in, with vitamin C, rose hip, and virgin cherry oils that
brightens, repairs, and nourishes the skin as you wipe away grout, grime, and makeup effortlessly.  Once checked into your Air BnB whatever, water activated, the unique oil emulsifies to milk that rinses clean, leaving skin refreshed, luminous, and healthy-looking.

 EO® Ageless Skin Care Transformative Night Serum & EO® Certified Organic Body Serum 02 Restorative

EO® Ageless Skin Care Transformative Night Serum, this remarkable night serum is packed with natural and organic anti-aging botanical ingredients. Using this serum nightly reduces the visible signs of aging while you sleep. This elixir of antioxidant-rich Argan, Meadowfoam, Pumpkin, Rose, Tsubaki, Avocado, Macadamia, Hemp, Sunflower and Carrot Seed Oils repairs and protects the skin’s essential moisture barrier. 1 fl oz, packaged in a glass bottle with dropper included.

EO® Certified Organic Body Serum 02 Restorative, this transformative Body Serum restores radiance to dry and damaged skin. Sustainably sourced organic Palm Oil (Ethyl Palmate) creates a protective layer on your skin that helps deliver the nourishing effects of Vitamin E, Argan, Avocado and Olive oils. This nutrient-rich serum balances and softens skin, leaving it gently scented with pure essential oils. Packaged in a 4oz recycled blue bottle.


 Shea Face Soothing Fluid,82,1,29193,0.htm#xcms_position=carouselItem3#xcms_campaign=blues

This light-textured fluid, the latest release from L'Occitane, provides sensitive skin with triple daily protection against:
- drying: helps to optimize skin's barrier function
- skin stress: helps to soothe the skin
- pollution: helps to strengthen skin’s natural defenses

Contains shea butter (5%) and a natural complex of protective active ingredients (rose hip and calendula), for protection against external aggressions.


 7th Heaven's Manuka Honey Peel Off

Since you spent most of your money on transportation and lodging while heavy hauling, this drugstore hidden gem, 7th Heaven's Manuka Honey Peel Off Mask is a simple relief for $1.99 a pop.  As a facial mask, you'll can squeeze two face masks out of the packet.  Honey and Jasmine keep the skin soft without a lot of oil for all you oil phobics out there.


Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Creamy Oil

Needing some color for your Winter pallor that moisturizes?

For Winter, it's less about strobing and contouring (Kardashians' beauty isn't fit for Sundance's Winter harshness) than it is about glowing and flushing with color to appear to be alive...with life.

As much as this scribe loves her multiple-color sticks, Sundance...even New York Fashion Week in February...needs to deliver way more in tight spaces.

Tubes of Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oils in vivid colors of vibrant warm coral and vibrant poppy pink can bring your cheeks and lips back to life.  The moisturizing argan oil soothes and softens the dermis while you'll get much-needed color in coral, pinks, reds, and berries.  

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Creamy Oil

Even smudging Josie Maran's Argan Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in violet and honey can be make for easy, moisturizing eye shadows.  Mixed together, you can get sultry mauve that can soften the delicate eye area.

Sundance is sure is a testing ground, from fledgling indie movies to stuff that can actually help you to testing skincare and clothes out in the extremes.  If it can make it in Sundance, it'll make it in New York Fashion Week blizzard or your local, regional snowstorm or weekend ski get-away to Big Bear or Mammoth Lake in California. 




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