FACE facts. Layering is for the daytime on the hill, and your ski jacket does not cut it in the streets, restaurants and bars at night. Who wants to peel off four layers every time you walk into a new place? If you love the winter life you need a warm down jacket that can be peeled off in a second to reveal your nightlife-ready kit underneath. Canada Goose makes just about the best down jackets you can get, and the Mystique parka is its warmest. Initially designed for Rebecca Romijn to wear off-camera during the filming of X-Men 2, the full-length, fur-trimmed Canada Goose Mystique Parka uses Arctic-Tech fabric and premium down fill to subdue the coldest gusts on your next snowbound location. If the Mystique Parka can keep an actress wearing little more than blue body paint warm in arctic shooting conditions, it’s capable of handling whatever Niseko can throw in your direction. Filled with top quality goose down all the way from the hem to the hood (no 70 per cent duck feathers here!) it is cut as flattering and feminine as a long down jacket can be. Available from Daimaru Department Store, Sapporo. Call 011 828 1111. RRP ¥89,000 (US$1015).