In my head, I have a very active fantasy life that often includes me wearing a kaftan. To me, the kaftan is the most ideal type of garment for lazing and being pampered: it’s long, it’s flowing, it’s completely non-binding, there’s usually a beautiful print involved. If I could have the type of lifestyle where kaftans were my daily uniform, I’d jump at the opportunity. I’m just not sure I’d wear one through the streets of New York like former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger did recently. There are so many murky puddles out there in which to accidentally dip that voluminous fabric.
Not to mention that the huge sleeves on this particular piece make it easy to snag on random objects; I could see myself taking out fruit carts and hooking on to fire hydrants left and right. I’m just not a person with enough innate grace to pull it off in a city filled with obstacles. At a beach resort? In my imaginary summer home in the Caribbean? That’s a completely different story. One thing that is great for city use, though, is Nicole’s Balenciaga Work Bag – it’s lightweight and roomy, which are both critically important for an everyday option.