Aspen Fahsion Week is officially underway! Caroline Furs is an amazing furrier that we are so excited to be featuring throughout Aspen Fahion Week. We had the opportunity to chat with Carol Grant Sullivan of Caroline Furs about what makes the look and experiences here in Aspen so unique. Here is what Carol had to say:
What is Aspen style?
Outdoor Sportswear with Haute Couture flair.
Aspen has always been a magnet for the most stylish, fashionable set. It’s a sexy scene here but it’s also home to the serious and very disciplined mountaineering and ski racing commuity. Whether you are dressed in a stunning, ultra lux fur, or you choose a technical gortex parka, the look is cool and reflects the personality of town. It’s open, easy and accepting.
Ski or ride? New gear for ’11/’12?
SKI- on my Stockli Vipers or this years Stockli Swiss made Stormriders, Women’s Technica Diablo Pro ski boots, and for sure- my brand new Bogner striped racing helmet.
What do you wear on powder days
A smile on my face and… almost anything that allows me to be first in line at the lift! I look to Bogner for style, durabulity and warmth and have been loyal to the brand for over 3 decades. Usually it’s my favorite “First in Line” black powder suit, leather ski gloves, and helmet. I always tuck my Fendi sunglasses in, and Chanel goggles plus my dependable Swiss Army sports watch. I don’t go out-of-bounds without my Tracker avalanche beacon and my Suunto compass. There’s always a reward – a few squares of Lindt or Guittard chocolate tossed into my pocket to share with friends after a great run.
What is your favorite for performance?
My lucky red cashmere sweater, made in Scotland by Ballantyne. I keep it in mint condition. It was a Christmas gift years ago from my parents who loved fashion and encouraged me to wear it next to my skin for warmth and a sophisticated look.
What’s your favorite store for basics?
KOTO for hip, young trendy things.
What’s your favorite store to splurge?
GORSUCH for the most exquisite collection of alpine things anywhere in the world.
How do you après?
Ajax Tavern for decadent truffle fries shared with family. We kick back in the sun, toast our best tracks of the day with a cold one, and watch the last runs come down.
Most stylish barstool in Aspen?
Sorrels or stilettos?
I will admit to 2 wraps around my pole for emergencies only.
Where do you off-season?
Spring & Fall, Toronto and New York.
August, The unbeatable Canadian North for sailing, windsurfing and wilderness canoe tripping. Guaranteed to catch the best Northern Lights.
My other ride is my
Vintage ’72 Red MGB or the family Mercedes E320 ski wagon. (G5, a quarterhorse, bikes, etc)
Favorite Aspen local?
Christine Aubale Gerschel for her sense of style and unwavering commitment to Les Dames d’Aspen.
Favorite Aspen sports hero?
Janet Guthrie for her modesty and understated sense of fashion. She’s the first female race car driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 & Daytona 500. Her driving suit and helmet are in the Smithsonian Institute.
Favorite Aspen sighting?
Jennifer Hudson in her CAROLINE hat and mittens.
Favorite Aspen “moment”?
It has to be landing in Aspen and taking my first step off the plane, every December. I love getting that first whiff of fresh mountain air, pausing to soak up the Colorado sunshine and anticipating the heavenly winter ahead of me. I never tire of that perfect moment.
Caroline Fur merchandise is currently available at the Aspen Fashion Week Store located in The St. Regis Aspen. There are amazing pieces (espcially the headbands!) that we cannot stop drooling over. Come by the store to check out her beautiful pieces.