With our new category Women
Funnily enough, Hannah and I first met some years ago when she interviewed me for Gründerszene. Since then we could not stop talking, and Hannah is a journalist with all her heart and soul. She is extremely open-minded, interested in every topic and comes up with the best ideas. Every conversation with her is
The fact that she, who always looks amazing, does not give fashion too much importance makes her even more likable. And to top it all, she wore a cape on her own wedding day. It is nice to know that the cape
What prompts you to buy fashion?
What message do you want to send with your wardrobe? I like beautiful clothes, but there are more important things than fashion for me.
How did your career start? I studied at the Deutsche Journalistenschule ( a renowned German journalism school) in Munich. After I graduated I was offered a permanent role at the, at the time still small, start up-magazine Gründerszene. I took the job and have never regretted it.
How do you feel as a woman in your work environment? Very comfortable. Our editorial office is made up of both males and females working closely together, gender barely plays a role.
What have you recently changed in your life? I have recently had a baby. Probably the best change one can make!
What is currently on your mind? Since I have become a mother for the very first time, I am battling the usual questions: How do I combine having a child and a career? Is having a home office practical or annoying? What does the perfect form of child care look like?
Which cape-mächen cape is the cape for you? I often wear the dark blue- dark green cape or my
How do you like to style it? During the winter with jeans and boots. During the summer paired with a dress and sandals.
When do you wear it? All the time. When it is too cold in the office or when I have dinner outside with friends. I even wore a cape on the day of my wedding.
What feeling do you connect with the cape? Flexibility. In my everyday
What would you add to our cape collection? I would like a cape made of a very fine and patterned fabric. That would be a good addition to my mainly black, white and dark-blue stocked wardrobe.
How would you describe your fashion style? I have never thought about that. Probably simple, but feminine. Rather French. I would never wear a t-shirt or jumper featuring a big label. I even find small logos on purses very unnecessary.
What inspires you? I have good ideas when I am
Which material/fabric makes you happy? Cotton, because of its cooling quality and how easy it is to wash.
Which book is currently on your bedside table and why? I am going to the south of France this summer, that’s why I have just re-read „Bonjour Tristesse“. I find Francoise Sagan fascinating. Next, I want to read „Swing Time“ by Zadie Smith as well as the last book of the Ferrante-series.
Hannah’s Cape Marfa accompanied
her on her wedding day- have a look
here to see for yourself why it makes
a great match!
Who inspires you? I get my inspiration from the streets of Berlin. It is a place where every day you see a huge variety of styles.
How did your career start? I was approached by a model agent for the first time when I was 13 years old, and since the age of
How do you feel being a woman affects you in your work environment? The fashion world is dominated by females in many areas already. Successful and strong women are not the exception - one of the key reasons why I feel so comfortable here.
What is happening in your life right now?
Which cape-mädchen Cape is yours and why? Cape Dallas! It is versatile and the warm
How do you combine it? I love contrasts, so I combine it with darker pieces.
When do you wear it? The cape is very flexible. In the winter I like to wear it as a warming scarf, and for a fancy
What would you like to add to our Cape Mädchen collection? It would be great to have a summer fabric, such as linen- then one would never have to go without the Cape Mädchen, regardless of the season.
How would you describe your fashion style? Casual, relaxed and with a touch of retro.
What message do you want to send
Which object/material/’something’ makes you happy or fascinates you at the moment? Right now I am in love with everything velvet!
Dallas with its two
it always goes with everything! And
Trixi is part of das cape mädchen since we launched the collection Großstadtindianer. She is responsible for the fantastic quality of its leather details, as Trixi is leading the business of Leder Fauck in
Which item/material/”something” makes you happy or fascinates you at the moment? Definitely leather and all soft, skin-flattering materials. I dislike clothing that is too tight and materials that scratch and prickle.
How did your career start? I have learned two crafts. Right after school I studied media design and worked for agencies. My strength was
How do you feel being
What is your focus at this time? I’m focusing on finding a good balance between tradition and progress for my business. Commerce as we know it is declining, we have to find new ways to stay attractive to our customers, e.g. through innovative products and new possibilities in shopping with
Which cape mädchen-Cape is your favorite and why? The Großstadtindianer Cape in black for the evening and the Love Cape as well as two La Plus Belle du Quartier in orange and blue for the daytime.
How do you combine it? Being from the leather industry, I do especially like a cape with leather details. It is a simple yet exceptional accessory, especially during cold nights with tight trousers or skirts. The reversible,
When do you wear it? I especially like wearing it when
How does wearing a cape make you feel? I have a sense of comfort and airiness that jackets usually do not give me.
What message do you want to send with your wardrobe? I want to show that I have found my own style and don’t chase after all the current trends. Though actually, my style at 17 years old was not very different from today
How would you describe your style? My style is a mix of modern classics, such as leather leggings with a denim shirt and a thin cashmere- cardigan in plain
What would you add to our cape collection? A more lightweight cape than what is offered now, that is more suitable for summer time. Maybe also adding a clasp for the shoulder. I move around a lot and always fasten my cape at the shoulder to stay put.
Who inspires you? Fashion icons from the 1950s-70s, such as Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve
You can find the black Cape Großstadtindianer Patti, who accompanies Trixi in the evenings, right here. By the way, the leather fringes are her own produce!
Anemone is the cape mädchen of the first hour.
Not only was she the face of our label for five years, but she also influenced our development a lot-which by the way she denies out of modesty: Muse and strident critic, the most unpretentious model in general, loyal friend as well as a nearly qualified medical practitioner.
What message do you want to send
How did your career kick off? Well, you can’t really call it a career with me yet, as I am still studying. I first studied business studies, and
How do you feel being a woman in your work environment? The medical environment is getting increasingly more female, and I think that 60% of my classmates are women. Hence I do not feel that I have to fight for recognition, as we make up the majority anyway. However, many careers within a clinic are still only compatible with more effort from a family. In my opinion this leads to many women to stay away from clinics.
What is your focus at the moment? The thought of what will happen after my studies. And of course my big exam this autumn. That is my written final examination of my studies and of the last things I have to master before I can start my license.
Which cape mädchen-Cape is your
How do you combine it? Ideally with a pair of jeans and Supergas or flats. Alternatively with black trousers if I’m going for something
When do you wear it? I often choose the cape when I do not really know if I need a jacket or rather something more light. I feel well-dressed but not too heavy. I also love it for
How does the cape make you feel? The cape gives me a sense of freedom. Jackets can be so tight and restrictive, especially winter coats. When I wear the cape, I feel
How would you enhance our current collection? I would definitely add a cycling-friendly version! Maybe a model with sleeves and the possibility to add a belt around the waist. I am a student and cycle to university every day, and it would be great to wear the cape then too.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Who inspires you? It used to definitely be Audrey Hepburn. No other person embodies such elegance. Today I just try to remember that when I see an outfit on the street or in a magazine that I like.
Anemone’s light blue Cape is from an older La Plus Belle du Quartier collection,
Yvonne simply had to mark the beginning of this series. Not only is she a great friend and host, who allowed us to have shootings at her place. She is also a brilliant contemporary artist who shows her “Divine Beasts” in places such as the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg. Fascinating objects, somewhere between scientific reality and mythical creatures make up her work and leave a lasting impression. On top of
How did your career start? That is difficult to answer. How do you measure a career process? As an
How do you feel as a woman in your work environment? I think that you have to be very stubborn as a woman in the art world. This is only possible if you work from within yourself. Firstly, this means that you have to stay true to yourself. Everything that leaves this path will soon reveal itself. Unfortunately, in
What is your focus at the moment? I always have many things going on at once. I usually work on 4-5 projects simultaneously. The development stages of my sculptures are very long and all of my work is of equal importance to me. Besides work I find myself
Which cape mädchen cape is your favorite and why? Cape COCO Bleu. I like Bouclé fabrics. Maybe it is because my grandmother was a couture tailor during the 1950’s. She died very
How do you combine your cape? During the day casually with a pair of jeans and T-Shirt and in the evening with black lamb leather- trousers and a silk top.
How does the Cape make you feel? It gives me comfort and warmth.
How would you enhance our current cape collection? With imaginatively embroidered leather-capes.
How would you describe your fashion style? That really depends on the occasion. In my work
Who inspires you? There is no individual person who exclusively inspires me. But I wished that Alexander McQueen were still alive. What he created was wearable art.
Which item/material/”something” makes you happy or fascinates you at the moment? Definitely leather- I also use it