A cape to covet


Summer’s not over yet (although it might as well be) but the new collections are flooding in so of course I’m going to get excited about them. A few days ago I was interviewed for a book on bloggers and was asked a question about my must-haves for autumn-winter. After the Isabel Marant ankle boots I saw at Merci in Paris, and the entire Sonia by Sonia Rykiel collection that has just landed at My-wardrobe.com, the only thing I could think of was something that doesn’t exist. Or does it? I’m hankering after a knee-length gold sequin cape – or chain mail at a push. Something dramatic and luxurious that would work as an entrance-making evening coat. Let’s be clear, I’m not talking about a namby pamby Primark flammable capelet sprinkled with a few cursory gold-coloured beads, but something substantially fabulous that weighs a ton – something Patrick Wolf might wear. 

The more I think about it, and the more I realise it just isn’t out there, the more I want it (of course). In the meantime, at the other end of the cape spectrum, I’m really feeling ASOS’s duffle cape with its straight front, draped back and nice school uniform-ish navy blue colourway. Not quite the show-stopper I had in mind but possibly something that might get more wear. Hmm, fabulous or practical – such a tough call, no?
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11 Responses to A cape to covet

  1. Nataliexxx says:

    Like this look a lot <3
    xxx

  2. Anonymous says:

    I Bought a cape 4 years ago from Oasis, Its pretty classic, textured wool and black and I still love it so will be wearing it again this winter. I also sold a military on ebay a couple of year back…regretting it now!

  3. Claire says:

    A gold chainmail cape would be utterly fabulous. Maybe vintage is the answer? it's the sort of thing you could vaguely look for for years and then finally find one!!

    I like the navy one though, as a more daytime option.

  4. selinaoolala says:

    both! i love the asos cape, anything with ruffles or draping at the back always gets my vote because it feels like youre leaving fabulousness in your wake! there must be a sequin cape on ebay one day, maybe save the search and get emails if anything is listed?

  5. WendyB says:

    I think you should find someone to make what you want, just for you!

  6. Meream says:

    A cape to covet indeed. That is fab.

  7. Make Do Style says:

    I think it is gorgeous but then I am a lover of capes. I got married in one!

  8. pretty face says:

    Ah DRG, trying to slip in your celebrity discreetly:

    'I was interviewed for a book'

    But I caught it! Congrats! x

  9. Sister Wolf says:

    I want the Soniel Rykiel collection. All of it.

  10. miss cavendish says:

    I have a cape that I got in an Iceland vintage shop. Grey with red lining. Love it!

  11. cazza says:

    I am a cape lover!
    This duffle cape is great would look brilliant in my collection.
    I also happen to make capes, had cape town at Bestival last year, the sparkle capes are great for spinning at a festival, the new rave fleece cape and my brilliant tiger cape is pretty special too and the gold leather feather cape, A Flying Goffey Brother wore at Glastonbury is by far my greatest piece!
    However your imagined gold chain mail cape sounds amazing, may make one…
    I'll let you know how it goes. x

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