Capes are having a moment. A few weeks ago, I may have not been able to agree less, but after meeting Taylor Ivey, the founder and creative director behind Ellsworth & Ivey, at American Field last month, I couldn’t agree more.
Homestead Cape and Bolyn Belt, on loan from Ellsworth & Ivey | Glasses c/o Warby Parker | Pearls, vintage [similar] | Purse, Louis Vuitton | Monogrammed Cuff, Prep Obsessed | Jeans, American Eagle |Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
I think what appealed to me most about Ellsworth & Ivey was the story. Her grandmothers—Shirley Ellsworth and Marilyn Brown—were the inspiration behind the brand, and Taylor channels their classic and elegant style [of the 1950s and 60s] in her designs, though adds a modern twist that makes the capes enticing to women of any age.
Designed and manufactured in New York City [yay American-made!], the capes are made of a very warm Alpaca, and are lined with a genuine leather trim. So while they come at a high cost, they are extremely high-quality.
I’m wearing the pesto green version of the Homestead Cape, but you can also find it and the Marilyn Cape in amethyst [just featured on Who What Wear!], camel, charcoal, navy, and winter white. And for any of you engaged ladies: you MUST check out the beautiful Wedding Cape.
Wear capes cinched with a belt…
Boston ladies: You can find Ellsworth & Ivey at Ball & Buck‘s trunk show on Newbury Street, November 12th from 6 to 9. Stop by to try on both styles and see all the darling colors!
If you can’t make it or prefer to order online, enter code SENDMEACAPE for free shipping!
For more inspiration on how to style your capes this fall, check out this Who What Wear piece. Believe me, you’ll never associate the word with Superman again.