Kathy Benharris leads the Boston Fashion Meetup Group, and her clients include individual brands and designers, international charities, sports teams, private clients, retail entities and publications. Kathy has developed, styled and produced fashion events during New York Fashion Week and Boston Fashion Week.
The Christmas/New Year’s holiday week at Sunday River was a snow lover’s dream, with more than two feet of perfect snow falling over five days. The temps might have been on the frosty side across New England, but the amazing conditions and vast array of terrain — with all eight of Sunday River’s peaks open — made it an incredible playground for riders and skiers of all expertise and tastes.
Looking good when the temps dip low can be a challenge for some, but not for these style stars who geared up right and brought their unique style to their “happy place.” This season is starting out strong, so find your unique style, dress smart for conditions and get out on the vertical runway.
Mad for plaid ▪ The friendly fun staff at the Mountain Room serves up great comfort food and drinks while wearing L.L. Bean flannels, jeans and maybe even a pair of Bean’s famous duck boots. Explains owner Sarah Smith: “L.L. Bean is a must for any true Mainer, and for that reason it was easy to rely on their flannels as the ‘uniform’ for the employees. We also have Mountain Room hats as an added accessory. They certainly come in handy when you have to run out to the deck to deliver a round of drinks or our popular grilled cheese and tomato soup. Here at the Mountain Room it’s pretty simple — fantastic food, with a side of flannel.” Located in North Peak Lodge, the Mountain Room is renowned chef Harding Smith’s newest restaurant and my new favorite place to take a lunch break. Check it out next time you are at the River. Cheers!
Andrea from Amesbury, Mass., likes to mix it up both in how she plays out on the mountain and how she dresses for it. Hiking up Locke Mountain on a blue sky day, this snow siren’s look was inspired by her favorite hat, which she used to match, but not “matchy-match,” with the rest of her outfit. Andrea’s jacket and pants are from Burton, her toasty warm gloves are by Hestra and her goggles are Oakley. Mixing patterns works when the color palettes are the same hue and the energy of the prints are in sync. Hats off to you, Andrea, for getting this right and making it look so good.
Father/daughter corduroy dance
Winter weekends at Sunday River are made for fun for Lexington, Massachusetts’ Mark and his daughter Kendal. Kendal’s jacket and pants are from Obermeyer, and her helmet and goggles are by POC. Mark is wearing a Phoenix ski jacket, Descente pants, Smith helmet, Briko goggles and Leki gloves. I love how their outfits look together. Check out how the print of her Obermeyer pants work with his outfit. Clearly, style runs in this family.
Ladies who zoom
Some ladies lunch, some have tea parties and some, like Lorri and Stacey, like to fly down some sweet vertical at Sunday River. As these two beauties entered the Mountain Room in North Peak Lodge, every head turned. It was a challenging day from a temperature standpoint, but they kept their style game strong. Stacey paired her Skea silver ripstop cargo pants with a Killy Jacket, Smith helmet and uber-warm fringed and beaded Astis gloves. Lorri looks effortlessly stylish in her Bogner Fire & Ice jacket and pants, POC helmet, Giro goggles and Hestra gloves.
She’s so fancy
Wonder Woman might have her gold cuffs, but Skea Limited’s sequins have their own super powers. Check out Lindsay from New York City, who brings drop-dead glamour to the slopes with Skea’s Fancy Resi Parka in black with two-tone gold sequins and Skea’s gold cargo pants. Very fashion forward and so on trend — the sequins can change color just by running your hands and flipping the sequins the opposite direction. Warning: Once you start to play and create with the sequins, it’s very hard to stop! The placement of the sequins at the forearms and across the upper back is just the right amount of glitz and shine. Lindsay has added Skea’s Finnish Raccoon fur trim to her jacket and completes her looks with a fur pom pom hat and Oakley goggles. Shine on!