Ski Safety Goes Glam

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On the website for Robin Dorman’s Helmet Band-Its ski accessories, reads the phrase “Mod Meets Mountain.”

Based in La Canada Flintridge, Calif., Helmet Band-Its fur (and faux) accessories do indeed turn a ski helmet into something akin to the look worn by Claudia Cardinale in the 1963 film “The Pink Panther.”

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If skiing in the mod’s not your thing, you could channel Keira Knightly in this year’s Oscar bait “Anna Karenina.”

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Or go classic Julie Christie in the 1965 film “Doctor Zhivago.”

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The bands have a lining that attaches to a velcro strip you can affix to your ski helmet. And they can be worn as an après-ski headwrap or scarf.

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Available in a range of fur from faux to real to premium, Helmet Band-Its are retail priced from $68 to $410—and they’re made in America. There are also matching fur cuffs to complete the look and they come in a wide range of colors from natural to not. Retailers in California, Utah, Vermont, Minnesota and Florida are already carrying the accessories.

Dorman was a fashion and interior design executive before a ski accident turned her into an advocate for ski helmets—and provided the inspiration for Helmet Band-Its, which she describes as a “safety-promoting fashion accessory.”

Here’s Dorman, looking very much the mod snow bunny, wearing her Helmet Band–Its.

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Published Nov. 26, 2012 at ApparelNews.net