There’s something about in-your-face-red-streaks.
Streaks in one’s hair, I mean.
Not on the face.
For one, it’s hard to be missed in a crowd which may not seem major to most but is, in truth, rather vital for someone who’s only 5 feet tall. Yes, I’m the one with her feet on the bench when doing barbell presses for the pecs. Stop laughing. It’s not always easy being on the starting end of the measuring tape.
But this post is about capes. And the occasional crusading. Not about my height. Or lack thereof. So we move on.
I’ve had a thing for capes (or, if you prefer, trench coats with capes) since 1983, since my first Sherlock Holmes tome, The Hound Of The Baskervilles. Capes and bags shaped after what’s arguably the most iconic coat in modern television folklore.
But, of course, I wasn’t about to put together an outfit post too closely based on Mr Holmes’ wardrobe. The man had an air of mystery and intrigue in spades, a certain sense of savoir faire which I, alas, do not possess.
My personal touches were the Jeffrey Campbell colour-blocked booties. The lariat (which isn’t technically mine). A spot of maroon because I felt like it. And let’s not forget the red streaks in my hair. That’s all Sheela.
And while never did I stay at any place quite wondrously called Baker Street, I did patronise many a baker (or bakery) in my time as my waistline would attest.
So, did I do the cape crusader right?
p/s photos by Eve
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