Like the hard hand of reality, winter has hit me once again. Newcastle is, for lack of a better word, absolutely baltic and, tragically, it’s time we all start dressing appropriately.
It’s not all bad, though. We might have had to put our crop tops and sunglasses away for another year, but winter comes with its own share of fashionable benefits: layering, knitwear and boots to name a few. What I didn’t expect to be wearing this December, however, is a nose warmer.
Andrea insists that a crocheted nose warmer is the answer
For anyone who knows Grace Dean, our esteemed Editor of the Courier, it will be no shock to you that her mum crochets nose warmers. While we bundle up in scarves, gloves and hats, the nose is forgotten, left to go red in the bitter cold. Claiming that they are “the item of choice in the Dean household”, Andrea insists that a crocheted nose warmer is the answer “whether you’re a hipster, boss babe or menopausal mother”.
I was privileged enough to get my hands on one of these essential items and, I’ve gotta say, I’m incredibly satisfied. As a basic white bitch, I go red incredibly easy and though the Rudolf look is seasonally appropriate, I’m relieved that my nose can finally get some relief. My nose warmer is a beautiful baby blue with a little bell on the end to warn people that I’m around, an addition that I’ve been told, is incredibly helpful for those who trying to avoid me.
Political nose warmers have been requested before
The range of nose warmers that Andrea makes is unexpectedly diverse. Political nose warmers have been requested before (a stylish way to hit the polling place, I must say) as well as sport themed ones so you can rep your favourite team.
There are many ridiculous trends in the world, but let me tell you, this isn’t one of them. Not to sound like an old woman, but if you walk around with earphones that don’t have wires or so many holes in jeans you might as well have not paid for them, you have absolutely no right to criticise a piece of clothing lovingly crafted to keep your beak warm. If you’re interested in staying ahead of the latest trends, hit up Andrea’s Nose Warmers on Facebook.
Last modified: 29th December 2019