27.1.11

Take 10 | The Asos Cape

Psynopsis Take 10 Asos Cape

Psynopsis Take 10 Asos Cape Eric Bompard Hat Next Jeans Ash Boots

Psynopsis Take 10 Asos Cape Miss Sixty Sweater
I was suspicious of the cape. No arms and a billowy shape… Way too much fashion drama for my sober soul. But when I limped over Leicester Square (why do I think it's a good idea to do my Christmas shopping in 4-inch heels?), laden with bags, this guy runs after me, comes to a screeching halt and says: "I just wanted to tell you that you're the most elegantly dressed woman I've seen." And while I was (obviously!) thinking: 'These Skandinavian tourists should really drink less; he's definitely got a problem with his sight... and anyway, what does he think London is? Some kind of romantic Italian city?', giving him the now-now-young-man-you-mustn't-approach-ladies-walking-by-themselves look, I couldn't but think 'Aaaahh, nothing like a bit of drama dressing!' (…and torturous heels. Come no!)

Don't forget to check out how MJ, Sarah, Sherin, Paula, Jazmine, Vicki, Adele (who did the great collage below), Jen and Ellie styled the magical cape. (They will probably also give a bit more proper information about the cape, instead of just telling silly, self-indulgent stories.)

cape: courtesy of asos, t-shirt: miss sixty, trousers: next, hat: eric bompard

58 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

It looks great on you, Sabine and all the better for the story of a stranger admiring it. xxx

Isabel said...

love the cape and its always nice to receive a compliment from a stranger :)

janettaylor said...

Love it and want it!

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Marella said...

Gorgeous oufit! <3

Hannah said...

Love that story!!! You look so cut with the hood up too! I have a similar Topshop one and when I wore it to work the other day, they told me I looked like Sherlock


Hannah xx

E is for Eleanor said...

Oh Sabine that story is fantastic! And you great in it, I love the more casual look, think I'll have to try it that way too!x

Dancing Branflake said...

I adore this and am envious of all of you! I particularly love that first photo of you. Divine!

PinkBow said...

i completely agree with the random guy...i loved your take on it as soon as i saw it

Fashionistable said...

You look really brilliant in this. I would have been running up to you too but asking to take your pic. Love it. Will look out for the mag. Thank you again. Xxxx

WeShop said...

The cape looks so cute with the stripey sleeves peeping out - love this look. xx

tanvii.com said...

You definitely deserve that compliment. He was a smart man! ... And I BADLY want that cape!

Maddy said...

Look at you....Sabine The Showstopper!! My head would be so big if someone ever said that to me, I wouldn't fit thru my doorway ;o) And I also love this cape! My favorite so far from the Take 10 Challenge!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Why of course you are the most elegantly dresses woman ever! I love how you wear it. No wonder he approached u :) xoxo

Jen said...

Sabine, what a fab story! You do look utterly elegant and completely composed in the cape of dreams. Love the photography too. x

Cloud of Secrets said...

It is so much fun seeing how you ladies style a piece differently -- especially a challenging piece like a cape. I love your rainbow stripes for a classy bit of color and pattern against the camel.

Pearl Westwood said...

The little peep of stripes looks fab x

Mat said...

classy cape action

Kb said...

Ahhh I think this is my favourite challenge for everyone so far, I really love the striped sleeves poking out slightly. And what a great complement! I haven't tried a cape yet but hopefully that will change one day.

Clare said...

Oooooh my gosh!!!! I am so jealous right now. Literally. I love that cape and you are so gorgeous!!!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

But you DO look gorgeous and stylish! The details on the sleeve and neckline of the sweater underneath add that special touch of fun to the classic cut of the cape.

Kavery said...

Love that story. It is worth trying a new trend just for that.

Kazuko said...

aaaaah, this was an easy one, no? you (and the other ladies alike btw) look so beautiful in this cape. and oh man, your legs - i'm so jealous of your perfect pins.

god bless the (male) Skandinavian tourists (and please send one of them my way).

sabine, to get a compliment from another woman is nice, but to get it from a man... - if you weren't already married (i assume you are - if not) you should marry that romantic young fella :)

Kazuko said...

and just in case you didn't read my tweet - man, i really think i need to work on my blog layout... with your new header your blog looks really classy! good job!

Leia said...

Oh Sabine! I ADORE it!

Leia

Sherin said...

Haha, loved the story! you definitely look really good in the cape. You make it look so warm!

the nyanzi report said...

You knocked this one out the park Sabine! Funny story with the tourist.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

What a delicious story - fit to be eaten and relished! The cape is so lovely on you - and I must confess that you wear it with such confidence and style - that's you, my dear, that's you!

Dusk said...

You look fabulous Sabine.

Gabriela a.k.a. Naiano said...

omg! what a lovely style you have! i already am a follower!come check my blog too, you`ll love it! would you like to follow back? best regards from Gaby

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. You look beautiful! You rocked that look right out of the park.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I have been suspicious of those capes too - but looking at it on you I know LOVE it. Wish it was cold enough here to wear one. We are having summer weather in Winter - go figure...

Style Odyssey said...

interesting how many of us are (were) suspicious of the classic cape. i bought one recently and am in love with it!! i am no longer suspicious of its funny shape/no arms aspect.
nice story to go w/ your cape shots. and i like your editing, very warm.

Audrey Allure said...

It's such a gorgeous color!

Angeles Almuna Design said...

You look fabulous! and I love the story about the guy who approached you ...he is clever because you are super elegant ... and I imagine you with the cape around London, fabulous YOU!
Kisses

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candyfloss.addicted said...

love this coat! :)

xoxo,c.a ♥

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drollgirl said...

you look super! and what a compliment! HE WAS RIGHT!!! love it!!!!

have a good weekend!!!!!

SheShotta said...

OOOH love the cape, it suits you so well too !

SheShotta

Ashley said...

I like it. And I'll take a compliment from a stranger anyday! Unless it's rude and comes along with a whistle or an inappropriately-placed "dayummm!"

I've seen this ASOS cape a lot, along with a few other capes from other places. I like them, but I understand your apprehension about the billowy shape. You pull it off great, though! And so does everyone else. My word. I think ASOS cape = instant style.

Tashrin said...

AH come on.....a little bit of innocent compliment brightens everyone's day :)I myself have never worn a cape....and am kind of waiting for this trend to die so that I can wear a cape and look unusual but you pull it off brilliantly. Camel is a hard colour to wear too and it looks very polished on you. :) Wish I could see you that day.

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

Nells said...

cool cape!you are all so lucky!by the way loved you tie die shots!!!

Heart Charlie said...

Incredible! I love everyone's different style while wearing the same cape ;) You look gorgeous!

Zarna said...

i love how you styled this cape! it looks so gorgeous on you!

Fourth Daughter said...

Great story, I love it when that happens, although with me it has not been a Scandinavian youth running towards me, but rather a large middle aged American tourist coming up to my table at a cafe and telling me he loved the colours I was wearing together (cobalt blue jacket and red necklace, from memory). Oh well, got to take what you can get! And so funny how everyone's doing posts about capes lately!! Love this one on you, the Scandinavian certainly had the right idea!

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

amazing camel trophy!!!!...great selection
I love your style and your blog

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

to forget...the cape is fabulous

MJonas_ said...

this photo is so amazing!!:)
very nice blog!!

www.stylestarmjonas.blogspot.com

Orchid said...

haha that was so cute...but yoo sure do look lovely in any outfit.cheers!!!

Orchid said...

oh btw who takes your pictures?theyr all shot so well...love them!!!

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Leather and Lace said...

looking soo good!! what a great blog..this is the perfect cloak!
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vint junky said...

It IS very elegant on you, he was not short sighted or inebriated! and i didn't realise it had a hood. Even better.

People only chase after me when i've been searching through my shambolic bag for something and have left a little hansel and gretel like trail behind me....sniff...

SabinePsynopsis said...

Don't believe a word, Nic, don't believe a word!

The hood is cute, isn't it?

Veshoevius said...

I am a cape lover for all its drama as a garment but am allergic to camel in all its incarnations - with these photos you have almost convinced me to try a camel cape - no wonder you had young men chasing you down the street!

stacey kelly said...

definitely drama dressing. you pulled it off :)

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ediot said...

you look amazing in it-
oh i wish i could take part in that fun challenge-
you're all so inspiring

xx

Kate Vinegar said...

LOVE how stylish all these outfits are :)

Prutha said...

love the cape

Lucy said...

oh my gaaawd! you are SO lucky! A cape! I managed to persuade my mum to get one from Topshop very similar but it was £90! I was very jealous, it looks so dramatic and goood!
Your styling is definitely one of my faves but then the beauty of it is that it covers up so much that you can look rubbish underneath and noone would know! hehe
xxx