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Skiing, AW10 shoot, school speech and inaugural open water swim

posted on Tuesday, 4th May 2010 | find under 
Ditched the skigear for a sunny week on the beach on the south coast.

Hmmm, a few weeks of silence from me.  So sorry.  What have I been up to?  Well, skiing was one week.  Deep powder and some hairy extreme off piste sessions in poor visibility pushed me out of my comfort zone.  I had 2 outfits, one this year’s Sweaty Betty and the other, an old and beloved Stella McCartney one.  The Stella one is military-inspired with waist-whittling salopettes, but the Sweaty Betty one won out in terms of more days per wear!  The parka was long enough to cover my bum for those wet chairlift rides and the hood big enough to go over my helmet for more wind/snow protection on those lifts.  The stretchy snug pants are oh-so-comfortable, warm and flattering.

Ditched the skigear for a sunny week on the beach on the south coast. Then back to work for AW10 shoot in Dalston, East London.  Really pleased with the results.  We had yoga and dance teachers helping coach the models, who were dancers and yogis, but always good to have experts on hand for ideas and to correct positioning.  The location was fabulous, so many opportunities.  Kate Moss had recently done a shoot there.

Was invited back to my old school to “inspire” them at their prefect’s leaving dinner!  Felt nervous, like I was back at school again, but I enjoyed it very much – the girls were fab and looked after me well.  Nothing seemed to have that changed much, except that the teachers seemed friendlier and younger (but maybe that’s me being so much older?!).  

Have tested out our new ride the wave wetsuit this weekend.  I swam in the sea in preparation for my tri in July.  It is AMAZING.  It is meant to be a surf suit, but it was great for swimming as there is so much stretch in the arms.  It was freezing cold and pouring with rain, but I was warm - except for feet and hand.  I highly recommend it.

nicola on Skiing, AW10 shoot, school speech and inaugural open water swim
By nicola - 28th September 2010
cant wait to see the new collections
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