Cloaking Device

by jennine on December 16, 2011

plaid cape

The first thing I remember doing as a child was turning a blanket into a cloak and running around pretending to be the Evil Queen (because she’s awesome), she had an amazing cloak. So did Dracula. Sherlock Holmes had a range of dapper cloaks of wollen checks and plaid. Heroes and villians. Even though I often ponder why heroes and villians aren’t so clear cut in real life, one thing that always catches my eye is when someone rocks a cloak. In real life.

How did they fall out of every day life? Was it the handbags? Have you ever tried to carry a handbag with a cloak? No shoulder bags! Was it the automobile? Ever tried driving with a cape? It’s got to be interesting. There is something luxurious like a stiletto on cobblestones that it’s impracticality makes them more beautiful. I loved this plaid cloak spotted in Soho. It reminded me of the one in my closet that needs to be worn.

Photo by Nando Alvarez

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Joy December 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm

This is amazing. Love the bright colours! Fantastic!
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Megan December 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Love that Coat! I actually have one that is similar and I think I might break it out! :)
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The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog December 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I think it must have been when cars took over from horses. On horses you get that great fluttering effect with a cape, but in a car it just gets all crumpled and caught in the door. You can also make the greatest of entrances and exits in a cape - all that flourishing!
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LeeLee December 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I love the color combination, perfect.

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