This is how I spent most of the weekend. It’s amazing how, as you get older, you really do care less about what people think. When it’s cold outside I just want to be as warm as possible, and sod style. However, I will give a nod here to my beloved Uniqlo down and Heattech supplies, which do manage not to look *too* ridiculous. As one of my friends commented on Twitter when I whinged about filming outdoors on Sunday, “But you own most of Heattech, right?” And she was. I do.
Before I hoofed it to Montreal the other week, with its delightful -10C temps and snow everywhere, I spent an inordinate amount of money in Uniqlo. (And I do advise getting on the case now with buying up Heattech & down jackets – I stocked up as it is all reduced in the sale, and won’t be replaced, even if we have a massive snowfall in a month’s time. When I went to Moscow last March, there was only summer stuff in store and the lovely Uniqlo press team eventually found me a man’s jacket from the back of the stock room.)
You can now buy Heattech Jeans, Heattech tights and leggings, Heattech tops & camisoles, socks, vests, camisoles…I also bought a Ultra Light Down Jacket, this is essentially a thin down layer which folds into nothing and goes under normal coats. This is essential if, like me, you need to stand around outside (in my case, for filming), but wear non winter coats etc.
Then there is the lovely fluffy Uniqlo down jacket I am wearing above, which is so warm (yet incredibly light), that with just a (Heattech obv) vest and a sweater underneath I was warm enough in the snow. Although I did wear a Heattech long sleeve silky vest thing under a dress for brunch on Saturday and ended up with a bad case of beetroot face. This stuff is really effective.
Lots of mens snowgear left when I took my mother in last week to batter my press discount card. (She had been mothed, so had to replace her cashmere.) Those little pouches hanging off the coats are what they fold down into. Brilliant for travelling.