Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fur Hats in the Forest

Did you ever see Bridget Fonda in Point of No Return?  It's a little cheesy, but I like it because it's a female spy-type movie and Bridget does a great job balancing hardcore bad a** with an emerging soft side.  Once when I lived in Canada and was out for dinner with a girlfriend, some guy randomly walked up and told us I reminded him of Maggie (Bridget) in Point of No Return.  Normally something sarcastic would have rolled off my tongue, but I was so flattered someone thought I was a spy that I just turned a bright shade of red and muttered "um, thank-you".  Ha ha!!

Last week when we were at the parents it dipped down to -25 one day, so I donned my fur trapper hat and headed off into the trees to live out my spy dreams - sans a hand gun, any secret missions, and a fake identity, of courseI bet I could kick someone's head off though.  Oh Bridget!

I would have added captions in between, but all we were screaming at each other was "COLD, COLD, COLD, COLD COLD!" and "did that one work?, do we have enough?, did the camera shut off AGAIN?!" before I finally just snapped and went racing off toward the house through knee deep snow while the Chef chased after me in his bright green toque (beanie).

Can you believe we have to go back to work tomorrow?  I'm not even sure I can remember how to get out of bed when the alarm goes off...and what about all the cookies and chocolates?  Whatever will they do without me?? 

Hope your holidays were marvelous!

Outfit details:  Juicy Couture-Fur Trapper, Zara-Velvet Military Blazer, James Perse-Cotton/Cashmere Tunics, J.Crew-Skinny Denim, Ash-Boots, H&M-Cheetah Mittens, Tom Ford-Sunnies, 14 pairs of socks

74 comments:

Ms Sublime said...

Happy New Year and WOAH! I have never seen the film but you look hot hot hot! Been hunting for the perfect fur hat all through the bitter British winter...THAT is the one that I want!

You look so well and that whole ensemble is a WINNER!! xx

Ms Sublime said...

Infact I'm going to do something I rarely ever do...copy the whole look!!

Kate said...

Hahaha, I love this!! I wish all bloggers could experience taking photos in Canadian winters, just once! It's so friggin' hard! You look absolutely adorable (and very spy-like) though, I love the hat!! Too cute!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Too funny. And I am not sure what the cookies and pie will do without me or if I can fit into anything work worthy.

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Classic! And I am feeling your pain! ;) xo Samantha

Emily said...

These are great! That was me when taking pics in Bellingham, WA the other day, I made the husband hold my jacket and take pics! I was trying so hard to make it look painless ;)

this free bird said...

Ms. S - girl you neeeeed that hat!!
Kate - you have my utmost respect for those snow posts of yours. i about froze to the ground!

Ms Sublime said...

Thanks for your note...even though you can't jet over for the charity tea I would be eternally grateful if you could give the the fundraiser a mention? It all helps to raise awareness and you have a huge audience so never know...some of your readers may be in London! xxx Oh and yes I NEED that hat! xx

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

You look like a damn profesh model! And tell Chef that he takes some amazing photos. I can only imagine the banter that went on while trying to take photos in -25 degree weather! Classic. I am seriously in love with the trapper...If it gets any colder here I might need one!

xo

P.S. Those pics were taken in Lake Sherwood...familiar with that? Like 45 min. north of your hood aka Suburbia!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I absolutely love your hat....and those glasses are pure fab. You look great!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday time. Happy New Year, Carrie!!

Cool Gal said...

Great hat. Perfect for my climate!

All my best for a wonderful 2011.

**I just wanted to let you know that you've got me hooked on 100% Pure products. I started with the moisturizing oil you blogged about and have since ordered a scrub and eye cream. OMG...the best! Thank you! :)

Anna Walker said...

I love the outfit and the hat! :)
ALSO
those pink lips are great! Seriously wear that color everyday!
-25 degrees? You're crazy to go out in that!

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minnja said...

so lovely :)))))

LOVE
minnja

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ruthy ann said...

you look fabulous...and i would totally believe you if you worked for the CIA

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Oh my... I think I would die in so much snow! But I would love the excuse to don such a trapper hat... hm...
Bisous,
Rachel
http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

-25? GEEZE!! I love how only you could look so fashionable in such frigid weather! :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Even with all that snow you still look so fashionably hot. You are so chic!

Lady San Pedro said...

One look at the shots and I thought "COLD!" too!

I'm already back at work. Hope you have a good irst day back :-)

LyddieGal said...

Fur trapper!!! So awesome. I love it when I think I look like a fictional chacater, it's the best :)

And I heard on the news that there is some iphone alarm clock glitch and they aren't going off, so I say, sleep in tomorrow and blame the phone.

Chic on the Cheap

Katie said...

3rd picture = amazing! Cant believe you braved such crazy cold! (My comments will be longer when I figure out this new computer! Ahh!)

Indie.Tea said...

Gorgeous pics! I adore your hat. And hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Dawn said...

Glamorous! WAAAAAAAYyyyy too glamorous for here:)
And I can HEAR the yelling going on as the mad dash to snap the shots takes place!:)

jemina said...

Carrie dearest, how I have missed you...
Btw I think you look so cool
People can mistake you as a beautiful spy on a dangerous mission :)
anyways, happy new year dearie and i wish you love, peace and joy for the twenty eleven

*KISS - KISS*
Jemina

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Fur trapper + Tom Ford sunnies = perfect!

Collette Osuna said...

You look soooooo awesome!! I totally love that movie...one of my corny favs actually, lol.

Stop by and say Hello:)
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20 York Street said...

Oh Canada! Four seasons, eh? I can pretty much do without winter. Okay, I'll take the beautiful snow sans the cold!

I need one of those cool trappers babe! Bonne Annee!

besos,

ML
Happy, Happy New Year!

20 YORK STREET

Jenni Austria Germany said...

how come no one has commented that you look like angelina jolie in these photos? your lips look just like hers! love the hat.

Debby said...

Carrie, you make a sexy spy and I loved that movie! -25? No thanks!! xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha I love this!! And yea...I do NOT want to go to work today...I was supposed to have jury duty but it was canceled XD (but I'm glad of that)
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Style Attic said...

Happy New Year! The alarm was so alarming this morning!! Back to it :) Just wanted to wish you well and tell you that you were a highlight for me this past year as being a winner of your giveaway. That was my first win and I have enjoyed your posts very much. You look great! XO

Emilie said...

Happy New Year!!
x

Anna Jane said...

i bow down to you, your chic-ness. i hate the word i'm about to use, but you look so fierce! seriously, love your trapper hat, carrie!

xx

Daisy said...

Whoa Girl, you are a knockout in that fur hat. Holy -25 degrees!!! you killed it on that photo shoot.

xo
Daisy

hip hip gin gin said...

That hat is amazing! Maybe if I had a hat like that I could be convinced to take the dog outside on winter mornings (new england+winter+6am = brrrrr). Probably not, but I might float the idea to husband just to get a fuzzy trapper out of the deal =)

Abby said...

oh, those cookies and chocolates! Your ears look so warm (or I assume they are, I can't see them :D )

Alleen said...

Too cute!! Love the hat and I am with you on the cookies and chocolates, real world isn't as sweet!

Happy New Year!! xoxo

Lori said...

OK - you were meant for cold weather gear ~ you look adorable!! Looks like you had a blast on your shoot even if it was COLD COLD COLD!!!

Lady Grey said...

you are seriously adorable!
oxo

Sniff said...

Happy new year!

Your spy pictures had me laughing out loud. Even with the cold it looks like you had a fun time taking those photos. At least they're a treat for your readers to look at. :D

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome hat, darling!
Happy New Year!

xoxox,
CC

corksandcaftans said...

dig those luscious lips, lady! what's that gloss?!?!

isn't fashion blogging in cold weather penetratingly exhausting? It's like my face even looks pinched---those are my favorite photos to laugh at. But seriously. -25. Insane.

HNY!!!
xo
Carey

Marcela said...

Oh spy, it really looks cold there :) And yeah, I can tell you how hard it was to throw the alarm clock out of the window this morning. I think I get pregnant or something to just not have to work.
Ok, no good idea, think.

Anyways, welcome back from the snow country and enjoy some sun!

Besos!

M.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

even though i'm sure you froze your keister off, the photos turned out gorgeous! what a good fella you've got there - mine would've just looked at me like i was b-a-n-a-n-a-s. :P

ugh. i'm back at work too. blargh blech pout.

Courtney Erin said...

I think we both know how much I adore giant black fluffy hats that keep out the cold - love this look! And man of man, the weather gods and all my e-town friends will strike me down for this but I do a miss a bitterly cold Edmonton winter - it just isn't the same when the coldest it gets is -5 and there's so snow!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Val said...

Happy New Year!!! Looking good, girl.

Amber Blue Bird said...

dont worry, go to work. I will look after the cookies and chocolates for you :)

Kimbirdy said...

holy mother, -25?! that's pretty frickin cold! the fur hat looks fabulous on you and definitely gives you the she-spy look. awesome!

Josie said...

Carrie, you are the chicest secret agent around. I love your huge sunnies and that fantastic coat. I'd mistake you for a spy too, gorgeous!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

I cannot get over how cold it is there. I can't even imagine how cold -25 feels. But you fin d a way to look adorable even in that weather! I LOVE your trapper hat and you do look like a female spy! Were you just delighted to come home to rain in LA?? UGH. It just won't quit. It spoils my ice skating plans EVERY TIME. Haha. I hope you had a great nye! At the very last minute, I traded in my night home alone for a quiet dinner with a girlfriend at a restaurant a block away from my place. It was perfect and I was still in bed by 10pm. Happy New Year!!!

xo
Valerie

Jessica said...

Omg -25?!? Shut up! I could not handle that. You seriously look amazing in these pictures. Negative temperatures or not, this is working for you! I love the black!

Higgenbottom said...

you are hilarious! and you look so cute in the trappers hat!

Lisa Griffin said...

ohhh how cute you look!! so spy chic!
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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Well hello fashionista. I hope I run into when I am in California! I would love to have coffee with you while we swap stories about our crazy neighbors. lol. Happy 2011 my dear!

Jessica said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That. Hat. Is. Fab.

I'll take care of the cookies while you're gone, Carrie. Don't you worry.

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Thanks for your comment lady! To answer your question, I LOVE my DSLR. It's sort of easy to use, you kinda need a little bit of camera knowledge to understand how to adjust some settings. But it does have a "guide" mode that can help you along. I also bought a book when I bought it that was a huge help in understanding what all the settings were and how to use them. Hope that helps!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great inspiration and realization! You look adorable! xo style, she wrote

Holly said...

im sorry, did you say negative 25??????????/ GIRL when im in positive 30 degrees i want to die. i dont know how you did it!!! because you look fab.

Heart Charlie said...

Love the fur hat, So fun!!

RaceforProsperity said...

loving the fur hat

Sarah said...

Um, I'd hope you'd be rocking a fur hat in negative 25. How does negative 25 even work? I don't think I function in that sort of weather.

Rianna Bethany said...

Amazing headwear
Rianna xxxxxxxxxxxx

this free bird said...

Sarah - suffice it to say I don't either. It was a freezing cold mess.

this free bird said...

Yet a very beautiful wintery one at the same time :)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oh la la! You make spying look GOOD! Happy New Year!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Could you look more fabulous!!!! I ADORE these, the hat is to die for and your lips look sensational, you go!! Way to brave the elements, totally worth it :)

Catita said...

looking gorgeous!
love love your hat! and happy new year bella!
xoxo
Catita

Annie said...

SO fun. You really make that hat work - it looks awesome on you! especially with those shades! xo

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow you look like you are having so much fun. The snow is beautiful!

Nicole Marie said...

love your hat!!!

Rosa said...

haha these pictures look like great fun in the snow, and the outfit totally completes that young kid-ish explorer feeling. love it!

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She Wore It Well said...

I DIEEE for the fab hat and scenery!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

except the -26. but i do love the snow

XO

annelise said...

Holy shiz, -25? What the effing eff?! Snow is gorgeous - to look at - but fuck that shit.

Obscenities aside, happy new year, Carrie! I've been a bad blogger over the last month or so with regards to posting and commenting, but that's going to change, for sure. Now, go back to kicking heads off shoulders.

Grave said...

These pictures look like great fun in the snow, and the outfit totally completes. Have a nice day.

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