Sunday, October 4, 2009

caped crusaders













Has anyone noticed the rise of the cape and hood in recent times?

Not since I attended church with my grandmother back in my heyday have I seen so many scarves on heads and capes on backs. Whilst we are all revelling in the joys of Balmain's latest collection (pretty oh so pretty) and we are stomping our Acne clad platformed boot feet with glee we seem to have forgotten about the importance of the cape and hood. There to a hide a multitude of sins (and apparently orchestrate the magic of appearing rabbits), the cape has come to the forefront of my mind lately.
I think Sasha Pivovarova agrees with me too. She was spied in between shows at Paris Fashion week with a version of the hooded cape, looking uber futuristic and very angular.
Some of us aren't even bothering with a full blown cape and are instead opting for a lengthy scarf draped over the head and several times over and around the neck, for much of the same affect.

It's all very reminiscent of Grace Jones and I very much like it.

19 comments:

  1. I love it as well. I think I'll try that with a scarf when it gets a little cooler this fall. :) It's very mysterious and glam! Love the pics!

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  2. So rad! Amazing collection of photos....awesome! I love capes and things over my head. cozy.

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  3. LOL granny styleee! they look very warm to wear. the girl in the first picture looks great!

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  4. wow, i love your blog.
    it's so cute.
    the pictures are so inspirational.

    I love the bag in the first few pictures.

    I've added you to my blogroll and followed you!

    love annie, xx

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  5. aaaw snuggley!! very appropriate post because right now it is pouring with rain and i have to go out soon... i may fashion a hood with my trusty scarf ;)

    sugar
    xoxo

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  6. I love the photos of Sasha.

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  7. great post!! i often wear my oversized scarves as a cape when the weather gets crappy.

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  8. Great post. Sasha is so beautiful and scary at the same time...
    It's raining here too...

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  9. I love capes and hoods, perfect for this awkward time of year

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  10. rhianna cannot POSSIBLY see out of those glasses. haha xx

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  11. i love this trend. grace jones is amazing.

    x

    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  12. love it! i haven't seen so many pics of this trend but i really like it.



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    New items this week.

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  13. i love the first outfit so much and of course kate and amy haha!

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  14. so grace jones. surprisingly easier to pull off than one would have thought! i likeeeee

    x oriwa editorial

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  15. I really like it too, and it seems quite simple to pull off.
    It's very classy.
    Nice blog, btw
    x

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  16. I saw so many people using capes this seasson!!! You are right....

    thesingular.blogspot.com

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