Tricia Tanaka, a great grassroots designer to know – Cape.Hoodie review

#businesscasual blooger in a piece designed by LA grassroot designer Tricia Tanaka

What the heck is a Cape.Hoodie and who is Tricia Tanaka?

No, this post is not about the tenth episode of the third season of the American drama TV series Lost. On the contrary, it’s all about fashion and style, a very talented, fashion-forward boss girl, and a review of the said Cape.Hoodie.

Tricia Tanaka is a grassroot designer out of Los Angeles. She recently had started a Kickstarter campaign that was overwhelmingly successful because she designed a brandnew clothing item.

When she approached me to introduce her Cape.Hoodie, I was immediately intrigued by this cool, cute, unique statement piece – think of it as a sweatershirt with hood merged with the cut of a cape coat. Sounds interesting, right? And yes, it looks great (see photos below).

#grassrootdesigner style blogger in Tricia Tanaka cape.hoodie with orange skirt, T-shirt, loe tights and slouchy boots
Cape.Hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka with own Max Mara skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Vince Camuto boots, GNW tight, Paloma Picasso Max Mara skirt belt, and college Tee.

Why was I intrigued and excited? Three reasons:

  1. It matches my personal style as it’s a classic with a twist. This asymmetric hoodie is long in the back, which adds a dramatic touch to the mix of an athleisure hooded cardigan and classic cape coat.
  2. It looked like it would be flattering on any body at any age. Ageless so to speak.  The length in the back is a super benefit for us over 40 who want to cover their bum and/or love handle.
  3. I like to feature new ideas in fashion and girl bosses/entrepreneurs like this grassroot designer.
It is a brand new garment that is for every BODY at any AGE! #Cape.Hoodie #TriciaTanaka Click To Tweet

A Cape Hoodie…A versatile garment that will be a staple in every wardrobe

This garment has the potential to be the most versatile staple in my wardrobe. It well works with a dress, skirt, jeans or leggings. And, I can belt it when I want. It is a perfect coverup for summer when the air chills down in the evening, no matter whether you are at an outdoor music festival, sitting on the deck, exploring a new town, or strolling along the beach with your significant other. It is also perfect for traveling as it folds up small and it is wrinkle free.

#TriciaTanaka #designerfashion fashion blogger in cape hoodie with skirt, boots and tee

#cape.hoodie details of the designer cardigan

#maturestyle fashionblogger featuring #TriciaTanaka's hooded cape cardigan with aTee, skirt, leo tights and suede boots
Outfit details: Cape.Hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka with own GNW leopard print tights, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Paloma Piccaso belt, Max Mara skirt, Vince Camuto suede boots, statement necklace, College Tee and head band

I love the incredible movement – it reminds me of a vintage swing coat.  Perfect classic with a twist. Right my personal style. <3

Holy Batman! What is it? It is a Cape Hoodie! #TriciaTanaka #designer2know Click To Tweet
#midlifefashion Nicole in Tricia Tanaka cape cardigan styled with a Tee and skirt for Casual Friday
Showing off the widths of the cardigan

This beautiful clothing comes in Black, Charcoal, Navy, Olive Green and Oatmeal in sizes S to XL. Made in Los Angeles. It is made of a durable plush French terry, which is a polyester/spandex. To my experience, this kind of fabric  looks beautiful wash after wash.

#fashionover50 midlife women in long cardigan over skirt with tights and slouchy boots
Cardigan closed

Who will love this garnment?

The genius cut flatters all body types, all ages and goes with so many styles. This garnment is a Must-have for everyone who loves the  athleisure trend. Women who want a unique designer statement piece that covers body flaws will love this hooded cape too. It’s also a great statement piece for those who want relaxed, comfortable clothes that look stylish. When you want a versatile cardigan that works from 9-to-5, to the gym, to brunch, on travel, for fun-and-play and the weekend, you won’t have to look any further. Like the designer said

It is perfect for the lifestyle of active women that are looking for versatility. - Tricia Tanaka #quote Click To Tweet

#workoutfit #TriciaTanaka cape hoodie with skirt, T-shirt, leo print tights, suede boots and belt

#styleover50 style blogger playing with the cape of her hooded cardigan in the wind in ablack an white outfit

#fashionblogger over 50 in flowy cape hoodie with shorts, hight, snow-leo print cardigan worn as top, statement belt, Oliveo leather shorts, Puma snaeker, Hermes collier de chien bangle, DIY bangle.
Showing off the great flowy fabric

#styleover50 midlife blogger in all neutral color outfit with wing like cardigan

#TriciaTanaka #designerhoodie Nicole playing with the cape of her hooded cardigan
Back view of cape.hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka
#weekendlook Nicole of High Latitude style in a weekend look with shorts, snow leo top, belt and cape.hoodie designer by #TriciaTanaka
Cape.Hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka with own GNW snow leopard cardigan worn as top, Puma sneakers, printed tights (gift from colleague), Oliveo leather shorts, layering top, DIY statement necklace, DIY bangle and statement snake tail buckle belt

This Tricia Tanaka Cape.Hoodie can be dressed up or down as you need it.  So far I styled it for the office and weekend. I can recommend this product without reservation to all my friends. You can buy it online at Tricia Tanaka Clothing. They are offering the Kickstarter Promotional rate  of  $59 (regular price $69) during the Pre-Order phase with a delivery date of April 15, 2019.

In a nutshell

Tricia Tanaka designed a comfortable, relaxed, playful, unique and stylish piece of clothing that is versatile to style (see photos). This fusion of a classic cardigan-cape and hoodie has a contemporary edge and it is a great, affordable designer statement garnment that works with any personal style for every body at any age. Order your cape.hoodie now.

With a #TriciaTanaka Cape Hoodie you can feel magical, anonymous, sporty, edgy, elegant and sometimes like a super hero! #grassrootdesigner Click To Tweet

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: The Cape.Hoodie is a sample from Tricia Tanaka. The post is not endorsed by her. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.

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