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It’s officially got to the hand-numbing, nose-freezing, don’t-want-to-leave-your-flat part of December. And, if you haven’t invested in the ever trustworthy Chouchou, then you are really missing out on the heat and style stakes. When the temperature drops, so does our love for getting dressed in the morning. It’s more of a case of ‘I’ll wear whatever as long as it’s warm’ even if it is that oversized bobbled cashmere or faithful dressing gown you’ve had for years. But with a Chouchou hood, you can forget about everything else. This is an accessory that will warm up your style game and make Winter your new favourite season.

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I know as soon as the cold wind blows or rain begins to fall, the first thing I reach for is one of my Chouchou hoods. The designer behind it all, Silvia Pellegrino, has been a friend of mine since I forced myself upon her once discovering her hoods. Believe me, if you are reading this from a somewhat cold or rainy part of the world, your wardrobe will not be the same without one. As practical as they are stylish, the inspiration behind her current collection is her most intimate to date and is what stirred on this photoshoot. Silvia was inspired by her very own studio and how she feels when getting ready for a night out. Half naked, wearing one of her hoods applying lipstick, there is something so sensual and powerful about the different textures upon your skin. Really, it’s all about making yourself feel good before you leave your safe place and face the world so I put myself in her shoes, and took some pictures of me in the morning before a day in out Copenhagen. Just me, my man and my Chouchou. 

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How to look stylish in the cold is an age-old question. Really, we all want to look incredible whatever the weather but with hail, sleet and snow brings the fashion fear, especially on holiday. Silvia puts so much time into researching the right materials and combinations to defeat the weather in the most stylish way possible. Really if you are wearing all wool in dark colours, a luxurious hood is all you need to bring that power dressing back and feel fantastic in all the time. I am absolutely in love with my new Monica hood and with it’s faux fur lining (which is also reversible) it’s probably my warmest yet, which is why it was the first thing I packed for heading on a romantic weekend away within the winter wonderland of Denmark.
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I’m the kind of girl who is always sold on versatility and cost per wear. You’ll soon see the couple of ways I wore my hood over the weekend, from belted to tucked, wrapped and hangin’ loose, each time giving a different look. Over the years I have collected hoods in different prints, colours and fabrics to suit all conditions. Each one is special in its own way, hand made and making layering easy all in one #shoplocal swoop. I don’t think I could pick a favourite! But Monica sure comes close.
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 Check out the full collection available now on Chouchou Couture, believe me when I say it will be the best purchase you (or your loved one) have made all year. How will you wear your Chouchou? 
forever yours betty

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About Betty

I'm Betty, a tangerine haired, glasses wearing Scottish Fashion and Lifestyle blogger with a nose for a good sandwich and an eye for style. One half of vlogging duo Colour Pop Girls and Freelance Events & PR consultant based in Glasgow.

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