Friday, 7 November 2014

Psychedelic Miss Marple


And the summer became the fall
I was not ready for the winter
It makes no difference at all
'Cause I wear boots all summer long
'Nightbird' by Stevie Nicks

Here's a question for you: What do Stevie Nicks and Margaret Rutherford have in common?
Answer: They have both worn capes when performing! 

Sources: Google Image Search
Okay, I know its a tenuous link but it does give me a chance to quote lyrics from one of my favourite Stevie songs and also celebrate the versatile cape. My first was an Edwardian black velvet number that I brought in the late 1980s to channel a Stevie vibe, but I wore it so much that it disintegrated to the extent that it was well past the repairing stage. After that I didn't bother with capes for many years until I brought this 1960s Welsh tapestry one:


I love Welsh tapestry coats, waistcoats and what-not, being more familiar with the muted shades like those that I previously blogged about, but this cape is so bright in comparison to others I've seen; I call it my 'Miss Marple on Acid' cape! As today's gloomy weather called for something colourful, I wore it out this morning to meet up with fellow blogger Gilly B and it gained quite a few compliments. 



I also wore one of my latest buys too: a 1960s souvenir bracelet. And look, its even got Brussels' famous Manneken Pis statue on it - talk about quirky! But hey...I love quirky.

Have a great weekend everyone!



15 comments :

  1. Glorious cape, just the ticket for a gloomy November morning. Great bracelet too!

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  2. Oh that is a beauty and so are you. I bet you did have lots of compliments. I love Welsh tapestry and the capes always look stunning. Novelty bracelets...what's not to love.
    Have a great weekend.
    xxxxx

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  3. Stevie Nicks, Margaret Rutherford and Edwardian black velvet. That's a recipe for a near perfect blog post right there! Lovely cape too :)

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  4. Ooooh I love a bit of welsh tapestry! And I'm watching Miss Marple right now but she's not wearing anything as spectacular :)

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  5. I love it - looks brilliant on you. And capes rock!

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  6. Oh wow, it's flipping gorgeous. I adore the colours. Xx

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  7. Gorgeous! Part of my school uniform in the early seventies was a cape rather like that one
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  8. What a beautiful cape and you look stunning wearing it.

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  9. Love the description - Miss Marple on acid! Hahaha, it really is, in the best possible way. You're the second blogger I've seen rocking a cape recently and I'm developing serious cape envy! They're so stylish.

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  10. I love Welsh tapestry items and your cape is great, marvellous colours.

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  11. That's a gorgeous cape, love the bright colours. What it it with me? When I try them on, I have T-Rex Arm Syndrome, and look ridiculous. It's not fair! xxxx

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  12. That's the best Welsh Tapestry cape I've ever seen! You look fabulous! xxx

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  13. That's splendid! You can't beat a bit of Rutherford. (A friend just took her toddler on a tour of the piddling statues of Brussels; there are a little girl and a dog now too.)

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  14. Gorgeous Cape! I do love Margaret Rutherford. Just found you via KC's Court, your comment about the big junk shop in Wells brought me over...lol! Love your blog and am now following. Suzy x

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  15. wow what a fabulous cape! i love those colors what a great piece to brighten up grey winter days!
    kiss, mary

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