Category Archives: Fernie Fashion Front

Here Comes The Boys

If you were brave enough to venture through the crowds of tourists this week, you may have come across some particular individuals who relaxed into the vacation spirit. Some chose to wear the modern take on ski attire, while others were a bit more distinct about their style. Take a sigh of relief if you don’t see yourself within this portfolio of Fernie Fashion Victims.

– Alex Cvijovic

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Paper Winter

Paper Winter by Alex CvijovicChristmas is over and the New Year is in full swing. We are all back at work and Overwaitea has the Valentine confectionery out already. The weather has been interchangeable, convincing us that rain is the new form of snow.

What to do when it is a wet weather play day?

Do you remember playing with paper dolls when you were a kid? This redundant form of play and creativeness will make you all turn off the television and hold a glue stick in hand. Continuing with the theme of last week’s Cut’n’Paste, I have created something you can all cut and paste together…

I have composed a selection of items which you will all be missing from your winter wardrobe. Now you can show Mum in Australia and the Grandparents in Ontario all that Christmas money they sent you has been utilized in suitable clothes, other than on Fernie First Trax.

All you need to do is find the most pleasing photograph of yourself or friend, then dress it up with your new wardrobe. I shall run through this week’s Top Ten key pieces:

1. Florescent work-wear. Not only for the workman in your life, this item can be used to keep you dry during those heavy downpours and keep you visible during a whiteout. I wouldn’t suggest hitch hiking in the outfit, you may be asked to maintain the highway.

2. Toy Dog. For those skiers that don’t ski, but want to been seen. Let this cute companion bring you girls who will just want to stroke this chick puller.

3. Kiss Me Quick Hat. A basic buy while on holiday in England. Why not bring this souvenir into Fernie’s circulation?!

4. Bad Sweater. Why not!?

5. Leather Pants. Water repellent, a great protector and a massive turn on for the opposite sex.

6. Olympic Jersey. If you’re still not quite reaching the athletic skills of Olympians, wear this jersey to convince others.

7. One- Piece. Every ski hill has them and every one should own one. This is a new one-piece from a range at WillyFinder.

8. Fur Coat. At a high majority of Europeans ski resorts and very pimp. You can wear this one in paper, though I am not condoning the fur trade. Keep fur on the mammals that need them.

9. I Love Canada Hat. Because you are all so patriotic.

10. Tie Dyed T-Shirt. They just look cool and horrid at the same time.
For the person/team who creates the most imaginable Paper Doll I shall personally buy you a Mystery Price from the Salvation Army for your efforts.

Please send all entries to

The winning entry shall be shown next week.

Cut ‘N’ Paste Your Style

Alex Cvijovic Fernie Fashion on the hill match up

Here we go Fernie Ski goers, another Fashion Fix of this weeks a Top Outfits.
Try to fit together the correct body and face.

Alex Cvijovic Fernie Fashion on the hill match up

Fashion Forecasting

What a fantastic week Fernie has had! I am not talking about the skiing. There have been unimaginable amounts of ski attire featured on the hill.

Rain was a big fashion hitter. I hope you all remembered to spray that extra layer of water repellent, as this rain was permeating to the thermal layer. For those with a permeable membrane, Fernie Alpine Resort was giving out free items of clothing. Don’t all rush, this big give away is only weather permitting. Outerwear of plastic tabard/jacket/bags. While this extra layer was most appreciated, some did not want to grace the Overwaitea look ‘a’ like competition. Even I could see the sense in wearing a plastic bag, even though it was not coordinating.

For others, a bag is not just for shopping. I want to introduce to you one cheerful soul whom does not need the excuse of the rain to wear a plastic bag. Here is Dave, an example of a determined rider. He has a broken zipper on his jacket, so rather than waiting for the jacket to be repaired, he took outerwear design into his hands. Created, styled and modeled by Dave, we see here the versatility of the Little Black Sac. With a versatile neck entrance, he is able to keep his core dry, and his derriere warm.

Dave - Plastic Bag Fashion in Fernie
With the feature on warmth and protection this week, I would like to introduce the other willing models who find the importance of sustainable clothing. As modeled by this young man, the trouser brace has been bought back into modernisation and out of fossilisation. Not just an annoyance when trying to rush to the washroom, it seconds as a brilliant mobile stretching device.

warmth and protection in Fernie at the ski hill
And now, one-pieces of two contrasting decades. You can not compete with the luster and colour coordination of this lovely lady’s streamline piece. I particularly like her fun toque that protrudes behind the coordinated goggles. I wonder if she has a fanny pack to match.

It being a one-piece of the 21st Century, I am sure the zipper can pull down faster. Though I don’t enjoy the crazy dice pattern, he is going to get lost within that gray snow you find beneath your driveway.

The One Piece - A 2010 Phenom

For more classics of the wardrobe I am hoping, with the season upon us and the holiday makers joining Fernie, that I am going to attain some memorable footage. Have a great week preparing the turkey and wrapping up the presents. A one-piece is not just for Christmas, it’s for life.

Alex Cvijovic

Private View

It’s been nearly a full week since Fernie ski hill opened; with the great conditions and intermittent snow fall, the season looks like it has started well. One thing missing though in this ski equation is the PEOPLE! Where the hell is everyone?

Did I actually pay to have my own private ski hill? That’s right, I now have the power to reserve ski runs. Wake up, it’s only a dream. Wait a few more weeks and we shall be like sardines in a tin.

The only snow dreamers I have participated with are the ones that work at the ski hill or have chosen to work around the hill’s opening schedule. We have been meandering down the hill with no care in the world.

‘Time for another powder run?’
‘Oh I can’t, I have already done 5 fresh track runs’.

Being a snow junkie, you can fit into one of two categories – Powder Hounds and Park Rat.

Powder Hounds – you high tech bunch, prepared for those extreme conditions because you are going to be out when you can’t even see the chairlift. Face mask, hydro bag, helmet, backpack and telemarks contribute to your sustainable look.

Park Rat – sniffing out lips, natural kickers to hit those ollies and grinds off. No specialized equipment necessary but a helmet is going to save your frontal lobes from any park damage. Ensure your pants are baggy and colours are clashing. For extra ratness put on a narly face mask and over-sized head phones.

These are the example of Hounds and Rats I have found this week. You can decipher for yourselves which category they fall into. Well done for your big efforts in wearing clothes this week. It was certainly not board shorts and flip flops weather. And remember, always wear clean underwear, you don’t know when your going to be in a accident – the doctor may need to take off that one-piece.

Stay safe and colour happy.

Alex Cvijovic