Capes and camouflage and dancing

The Fashion weeks are over for a few months and it’s sad to not be logging in to Style .com or Fashionista to look at all the beautiful clothes being shown on the runways. I have been going over some of the images and I am amazed at how many capes were still being shown at the Pre Fall and Fall collections in every fabric imaginable. Every label seems to have done at least one cape in it’s collection. There are tulle ones, organza ones, woolen ones, brocade ones, fur ones and lace ones. They are still very much with us and I think I will have to find one this coming Fall. Here are a few of the images from style.com

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Costello Tagliapietra

Valentino?

Valentino

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Barbara Bui

Barbara Bui

Rochas

Rochas

Valentino

Valentino

Valentino

Valentino

Holmes and Yang

Holmes and Yang

Oscar de la Renta Fall 13

Oscar de la Renta Fall 13

I love the big hood on this Oscar de la Renta cape, it looks very Red Riding Hoodish.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

L'Wren Scott Fall 13

L’Wren Scott Fall 13

L'Wren Scott Fall 13

L’Wren Scott Fall 13

Giles Fall 13

Giles Fall 13

Duro Olowu Fall 13

Duro Olowu Fall 13

House of Holland Fall 13

House of Holland Fall 13

Blumarine Fall 13

Blumarine Fall 13

Blumarine Fall 13

Blumarine Fall 13

Emilio Pucci Fall 13

Emilio Pucci Fall 13

Genny Fall 13

Genny Fall 13

Genny Fall 13

Genny Fall 13

Rochas Fall 13

Rochas Fall 13

I love the idea of a satin or velvet cape for evening instead of the usual coat or jacket.

Alexis Mabille Fall 13

Alexis Mabille Fall 13

Martin Grant Fall 13

Martin Grant Fall 13

Martin Grant Fall 13

Martin Grant Fall 13

Junya Watanabe Fall 13

Junya Watanabe Fall 13

Olympia Le-Tan

Olympia Le-Tan

Valetino Fall 13

Valetino Fall 13

Valentino Fall 13

Valentino Fall 13

Stella McCartney Fall 13

Stella McCartney Fall 13

Bianca Spender Fall 13

Bianca Spender Fall 13

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Sass and Bide

Sass and Bide

There are a few cape patterns at Tessuit Fabrics if you wanted to choose a beautiful fabric and make your own .

New Look

New Look

Vogue

Vogue

Vogue

Vogue

New Look

New Look

New Look

Simplicity

Burda

Burda

I think I have underestimated how much camouflage is going to be with us this Winter. Because it has been around for so many seasons, I didn’t think we would have it so strongly again so you can dust off your old jacket or if you have never dipped your toe into camouflage jacket pool before, now might be a good time to try it. There are jackets being done by everyone from Target to Charlie Brown.

Minkpink

Minkpink

Country Road

Country Road

French Connection

French Connection

Charlie Brown Fall 13

Charlie Brown Fall 13

Target

Target

 

I have been feeling a bit out of sorts this week and when I saw this video on a friends Facebook page and it cheered me up a bit, I thought I would share it. It’s amazing what music and dance can do to lift your spirits, these Zimbabwean people don’t seem from the video to have much but the music brings them running and they all dance together with such pleasure and abandon that you have to smile when you see it. Well, you don’t have to but I did. Maybe we all need a little dance in our lives!

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