Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Capes were all over the autumn/winter 2010 catwalk shows, from Chloé to Céline, Yves Saint Laurent to Haider Ackermann, and 3.1 Phillip Lim to Alexander Wang. My friend Hannah and I are getting ahead of ourselves and working the cape right now. It's the perfect cover-up for spring. It instantly adds elegance and grace - you don't walk in a cape, you glide. And its flattering silhouette makes you want to dance and twirl around.
So, where can you get a cape before they hit the high street this autumn/winter? eBay, of course. It's where Hannah got her Crombie cape in this season's hot colour, camel, for £80. And where I found my baby blue 1950s version for a bargainous $20 from the USA; it cost a further $27 in postage, but it still works out at about £30 in total.
Get on board the cape crusade now and you, too, can get ahead in the fashion stakes. Trust me, come next season, the cape will be a key piece in your autumn/winter wardrobe.
Vintage Crombie cape, £80, from eBay
Vintage charm bracelet
Poison ring by Zoe & Morgan
Marc by Marc Jacob shoes
Bargainista Fashionista wears:
Vintage cape, £30, from eBay
Sunglasses from Chanel
Rattan bag, £7, from Primark
T-bar shoes, from Marks & Spencer
PS. A big thank you to Nikki McClarron for taking Hannah's photo!