Cape Town

by cecylia on May 21, 2012

The best thing about winter is you can ignore your figure and instead, cuddle up in your thick knits and smart coats or get wrapped in luxurious furs and spirited capes. And eat cake in bed. I would love to meet the person who invented the cape. Was it sheer laziness that they removed sleeves from jackets? Or did they ‘discover’ it by accidentally draping a large blanket over themselves? Either way, I applaud them. Which garment has more versatility, wearability, visibility, and weatherbility (OK this word is made up) than the fabric adorned on the backs of superheroes? (still daydreaming about Thor from The Avengers…)

Being engrossed in work (ie. this website you are eyeing off, working as a vet, and selling clothes for Lisa Ho) and completely ignorant of Sydney’s meteorology bureau, I neglected to bring a jacket to fashion week. But thankfully God created mothers, and mine just happened to have one up her sleeve- a wool cape. Had it not been for this cloak, I would have been in bed with a drip for a nose, during fashion week. Not very chic. Nuh-uh.

Someone else I must thank in this Oscar speech is Samsonite. The night before our trip to Sydney, I shoved everything I thought might come handy for fashion week (in order of importance): clothes, shoes, belts, bags, food, books, chargers, toiletries, and a hand-held steamer, into my new B’Lite FRESH luggage from Samsonite. We had a meagre weight allowance, but I didn’t care, this suitcase weighs next to nothing. Anyone can lift it with one hand!

So, no doubt you’ve seen double denim, but here’s TRIPLE! Denim shirt, jeans and shoes! What’s that? Quadriple denim next time? Challenge accepted.

Where: Queen Victoria Building & Airport, Sydney

Wear: Vintage cape (similar ones here and here), Paula Walden necklace (too delicate for the suitcase!), Sportscraft shirt (similar one here), Diesel jeans, Repetto shoes, vintage belt & bag, B’Lite Fresh luggage c/o Samsonite


Mica May 21, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love how you are pulling off the denim on denim, and that cape is beautiful! The necklace looks amazing with it too :)

Dasha Gold May 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

Hello babe! I love your cape, photos and your sweet post! Good job darling xx

cecylia May 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Aww you’ve cheered my day!

Berty Morales May 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

That is a beautiful cape Ces! I love the necklace too…xoxox

cecylia May 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Thank you Berty!! Isn’t the necklace divine?

lolitainthemix May 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

OMG, love that cape and necklace!! Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog! Like yours too! How about following each other on bloglovin and gfc? Let me know once you do, that way I’ll follow you back! Waiting for you!

Have a nice day, xoxo

cecylia May 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

hello hun you know that GFC is no longer around?

Romantrends May 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Amazing cape and triple denim!!! But the necklace is so gorgeous!!

cecylia May 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I know, Paula Walden is amazing!

Miranda May 22, 2012 at 2:08 am

Oh wow! This cape is beautiful :)


Elin Kling May 22, 2012 at 3:26 am

LOVE your necklace!

Fifth n Sixth Closet May 22, 2012 at 4:56 am

Thank you for visiting our blog. The tripple denim looks so fab on you, and the cape is gorgeous – great look.

Have a great week.

cecylia May 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

thank you, glad you like it too :)

Kate May 22, 2012 at 5:57 am

very nice outfit and cool cape!

Constance May 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

This cape is awesome!

cecylia May 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

thank you! My mom is awesome :)

Marisa May 23, 2012 at 1:58 am

You make denim on denim look incredibly chic here. The cape and necklace are such statement pieces. Gorgeous! xx Marisa

MoonChild May 23, 2012 at 2:37 am

Triple denim…nicely done! I love the cape too :) X

HerLateNightCravings May 23, 2012 at 4:30 am

Loving this cape! So chic!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Alexandra May 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Dear! The whole look is amazing! First of all I truly love denim on denim. Your accessories are to die for! and you livened up the whole look by the cranberry red pops of colour! The necklace is divine! I’m truly smitten!



cecylia May 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

Thank you! Yes Cranberry is the perfect work :D

Monet Lingerie May 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

Beautiful pictures. Loving the red bag, where can I get one!!

cecylia May 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

vintage shops! :)

Not Just A Pretty Dress May 28, 2012 at 6:55 am

Cecylia, the cape and the necklace are absolutely stunning and they go perfectly together! Congratulations to your stylish mom!

cecylia May 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm

thank you, my mom is pretty amazing. I recently talked about her in an interview

Gwen July 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

Hey, thanks a lot for your nice comment on my double denim, I really think that your triple denim is much better, I love your cape !! The combo cape color’s with those denim are awesome! What do you think about following each other?

XX, Gwen

cecylia July 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

cheers Gwen thank you glad you like my triple take on denim :D

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