by Kitten Ducane
We come from the land of the ice and snow/From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow
The cold temps can be brutal. Yet, Ice and snow are the means for winter fun! So, what to wear? Something warm, comfy and cozy. Most of all, it should be cute! If you can’t look good, what would be the point?
Be it indoors or outdoors, there are so many fun winter things to do! As for the indoor things of winter, there have been a lot of parties and some cooking going on. I am right there to help out with the baking and the eating. Outdoor sledging, ice swimming and throwing snowballs at your housemates helps to pass the cold wintery times too. One of my favourite things has to be ice skating. I had an absolutely brilliant time ice skating at the Hogsmeade German Holiday Market a few weeks ago! I was able to buy a few super cute things. And, did you get to sit on Santa’s lap?
All these outdoor activities make me want to put on a thick pair of pants, warm socks and a heavy jacket. The trouble is that you might need to move really fast in order to dodge that random snowball attack. What can you do? A lot are going for the quilted jackets and coats this year. I’ve tried one on. It is warm without all of that bulk. Actually if you get the right fit, it can be pretty adorbs. Don’t be afraid to keep it fun and vibrant. That will make you an easier target for me. You’d like that, wouldn’t you?
During my sledging experiences, I think that I almost froze my little nose off. That is when a good scarf can come in handy. Pull it up over your face and stop screaming your head off! That’s what they kept telling me. But, I was having way too much fun showing off my new longer than ever scarf in my own house colours. It sailed up in the air and trailed in the wake behind me. The most fashionable way to keep your head and hands warm is to find a matching hat and mittens to go with that extremely longer new scarf.
The two words that keep popping up are: Polar Dip. Those Durmstrang boys, with the company of some Beauxbatons, had us all out there freezing our little bums off. I was just trying to keep up with the older kids. I learned a valuable lesson. Summer swimsuits are not made for winter swimming. Two more words: wet suit. An odd thing to buy as winter wear. Yet, if you are going to start going ice swimming you better be prepared. All I know is that I wore my nice new fuzzy white winter jacket over my swimsuit. It didn’t really help. All that happened was that it got soggy. And, so did I! Magnus the demi-god promised me that we would get some kind of ‘energy boost beyond comparing’. All I got was cold. Honestly, I did get something else. Some of the older girls made me get out of the lake once I started turning blue. I was told to go up to the castle and someone made me hot cocoa. Chocolate for the win! Until next time, that’s the tales of the Fashion Bug!
by Kitten Ducane