left: marieclaire.co.uk, right: fashiontoast
last year I really wanted a cape coat for winter, but unfortunately they weren't 'in' quite yet so it wasn't really possible! obviously they've been all over the catwalks this season though. i prefer zipped capes over all others - both for the praticality and because i have a weird love for exposed zips. not a fetish though, don't get ideas ;) ! the catwalk image is from giabattista valli's a/w paris show, j'adore. it's not actually zipped, it's buttoned, but it's the similar idea of the line down the middle that i like. however somehow i imagine it'll be out of my price range, though. the picture on the right is of rumi neely from the amazing fashiontoast (does she mind people using her pictures? i really don't understand how and where copyright applies - i hope i don't get sued for this :Z) to see the original post, see here. it's from february this year, as soon as i saw it was love! it's vintage (of course) so no hope there either... i think i'd have a heart attack if i was flicking through a charity or vintage shop rail and found something like this. which consquently will be unlikely as all the ones near me are godawful.
on a semi-related note, i would also really like a poncho... don't shoot me! the last time i had a poncho i was in year 7 (7 years ago). it was too big (as was everything on me in those days) white and wooly with a fringed trim and a folded over neck. it was hideous but i thought i was well good in it.
however, i won't be revisiting that... i've seen one on h&ms website (HOW exciting is it that h&m now have an online store. took them long enough!) thats like thinner wool and camel coloured. and £15, beautiful.
also concluded from this post: i use too many brackets. oh dear, cringe at my writing style. i did maths and chemistry guys, i never claimed to be able to write! :)