Topic: capes

Pick Of The Week: Capes, For The Witchy October Woman In You

Pick Of The Week: Capes, For The Witchy October Woman In You

It has recently come to my attention that I love capes. It might be my love of retro fashions, my previously discussed latent Gothic tendencies, or the fact that it’s currently en vogue to dress like you know how to put spells on people, but I think the right cape can look pretty cool on anyone willing to take a small risk. Plus, it’s one of those rare trends that’s also functional…assuming your cape has arm holes, anyway. But which cape should you buy, and what should you wear it with? As easy as it would be to just say “all of them” and “everything,” here are 11 concrete suggestions to get the swooshy cape party started. More »

Party Favors: Tavi Is Taking Over the World

Party Favors: Tavi Is Taking Over the World

Details on the teen ‘zine Tavi and Jane Pratt are launching. -Styleite

Hot on the heels of Sammy Hagar’s first contact, here’s 11 celebrity alien encounters. -The Frisky

Tips for a Spring detox, including “don’t be afraid of chocolate.” -Betty Confidential

Gwen Stefani looks lovely in Elle UK. -Fashion Gone Rogue

SXSW street style: gingham, boat shoes and big sunnies. -The Inside Source

Marc Jacobs has stopped bothering to say ‘no’ to Anna Wintour. -Vogue UK

Fashion is still really pushing the cape. Consumers only kind of seem to be budging. -Fashion etc More »

Gallery: Looks That Are Hard to Pull Off

Gallery: Looks That Are Hard to Pull Off

Last week, I was thinking about suits: namely, when it works, it’s awesome, when it fails, it really fails. So today I’ve compiled some photos of other pieces that present real challenges: high-waisted denim, harem pants, midriff-bearing 90′s looks and more. I wouldn’t say that anything here can be categorized as “always terrible” (capes are often awesome and functional!) but I would say most of them qualify as “hard to pull off” (as the title suggests–). So, what works here and what doesn’t is up to you. Moreover, what’d I leave out? More »