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Introducing the Winter 2014 collection: Tamara's top picks

posted on Thursday, 9th October 2014 | find under Tamara
The latest installation of Sweaty Betty’s Autumn Winter collection is here, with ski and outdoor running enthusiasts in for a real treat. Creative Director Tamara tells us what winter training demands inspired the collection, and how her favourite pieces will help her stay fit and feel confident through the season. Plus, we give you a first look at some of the amazing images we captured in Morzine while shooting the collection. 

What differentiates your winter training regime? 
I love the more extreme elements of exercise and the pride that comes with overcoming the outdoor conditions. There’s also something special about training at night. When it’s dark my sense of awareness becomes even sharper, and I think it’s beautiful the way bright lights reflect off urban architecture. You’ll see that in the likes of the City Lights print on the Ultra Run Jacket

Are there any key winter activities that inspired the collection? 
I was hugely inspired by ski touring – climbing mountains without using machines. You need to be really fit, and there’s a real beauty in climbing where no one else is, then reaching the top of the mountain and skiing down through unbroken powder. It’s quite scary at times and really exhilarating! 

Tamara ski touring MorzineTamara and friends at the start of a day ski touring in Morzine. 

Describe your capsule winter wardrobe… 
Layers! It’s so important to keep your extremities warm and avoid any gaps between fabrics that could expose your skin. I’ll move away from no-show socks to long socks and Chaines Leg Warmers. Accessories like gloves and fleece headbands are essential. Most of my outfits consist of thermal leggings like the new Body Map Run Tights, a long-sleeved top and a gilet

Which new in winter product are you most excited to wear? 
The Avalanche All In One. When I first had the idea of modernising this old-school ski look, I was a bit worried it wouldn’t be versatile or warm enough. But I recently wearer-trialled it in Morzine (read more about our shoot location on the blog tomorrow) and loved how secure it made me feel. It’s really sculpting and creates a flattering silhouette you don’t often see on the mountains, and with the right base layers you’re good to go for the whole day. I even wore it for ski touring, folding down the top half and wearing a sweat-wicking base layer plus a merino or fleece top beneath.   

Tamara Sweaty Betty Uphill Ski Jacket

Tamara wears the Anon Wren Ski Helmet, Uphill Ski Jacket and Downhill Ski Pants

Sweaty Betty Avalanche Ski All-In-One
Mecia wears the Luxe Knitted Bobble Hat, Anon Majestic Ski Goggles, Avalanche Ski All-In-One, and C Zone Powder Mittens

Tamara Sweaty Betty Orbital Down GiletTamara wears the Hypo Glisten L/S Top in Neon Peach Blossom and Orbital Down Gilet
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