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I’m gearing up for my annual snowboarding holiday and this year we’re going to Japan! It may seem somewhat far to go, seeing how France and Switzerland are just a couple of hours away, but I’ve been promised glorious powder, endless runs, fabulous food and really, a place like no other!

On the slopes, my gear is absolutely function first – taped seams, waterproofing, insulation and the most amazing board ever, my rainbow hued Roxy Ollie Pop, natch. However, once off the slopes and back at the cabin or down in the local mountain town bars and shops, that’s when I can truly tap into my inner skater grrl persona – mixed with a touch of the catwalk of course. This is my kind of après style…

CABIN FEVER…
Only cashmere-soft, laid back loungewear will do after a long morning’s run. This is the uniform for curling up by a roaring log fire.

Apres style

Clockwise from top: Warehouse Fisherman Beanie Was £14, Now £3, Rag & Bone Pocket Tee £80, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Surfboard Beyonce sweatshirt $30, Shark Week Mug Was £10.50, Now £9, Oasis Spring Star Socks £3, Zoe Karssen Bat Print Track Pants £110, Joy Louche Buffy Snood £18, Wildfox Baggy Beach Jumper £101

PAINTING THE MOUNTAIN TOWN RED…
Bring on the beer and burgers – or in my case sake and sushi – it might be hard to step out again into the cold harsh elements, but snowboarders do know how to party!

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Clockwise from top: Brian Lichtenberg Féline Tshirt £65, Warehouse Plaited Chain Bracelet £8, Warehouse Interlocking Bracelet £8, Barbour Trapper Cap £35, ASOS Buffalo Check Shirt Was £30, Now £21, Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick £15, Emu Lo Sheepskin boots Was £150, Now £90, Topshop Denim Rucksack £30, Topshop Folk Flocked Treggings £28

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I’m off to Japan next month for a two week holiday, so it’s had me watching again one of my favourite films of all time, Lost In Translation.

It’s beautifully shot on location in and around Tokyo and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film is humorously dark in credit to Bill Murray’s flawless one-liners and dazed disposition as faded film star, Bob Harris. While Scarlett Johannson plays Charlotte, an insecure, young wife who is searching for meaning in her life. The two strike up a close relationship brought together by their misplaced perceptions around their own relationships and immediate surroundings.

This being a fashion blog, I wanted to capture the essence of both characters’ sartorial style from the film, even if it was unknowing to them both that they had any. From Bob’s shameless camo print tshirt to Charlotte’s penchant for not wearing trousers, visually there were some underlying themes.

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CHARLOTTE

Charlotte

Clockwise from top: Topshop Lipstick in Macaroon £8, J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt £78, Stella Mesh Brief Was £21/Now £12.60, T by Alexander Wang Classic Racer-Back Tank £63, Urban Decay Naked Palette $27, Urban Ears Plattan Headphones £50, Corgi Cashmere Socks £59

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BOB

Bob

Clockwise from top: Golf Bag cufflinks, Gucci Silk Satin Bow Tie £100, Grenson Dylan Brogues £185, Paul Smith Dressing Gown Was £90/Now £72, Mulberry Double Briefcase Black Calf £1,200, Owen & Fred Whiskey Aftershave Splash $16, Camoflauge Tshirt $15

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For me, Lost In Translation is highly relatable; from themes of worry and doubt over an unclear future, living abroad in a new environment to finding inexplicable chemistry with someone who you wouldn’t of thought shared with you…

To me, finding that one needle in the haystack is what the film delivers so well. Afterall, as the strapline for the movie goes, everyone wants to be found.

Images source: Cinemasquid.com