“THE KAFTAN HAS SERVED AS A SYMBOL OF ROYALTY.”
IT ALL MAKES MORE SENSE NOW DON’T YOU AGREE?
NO WONDER I HAVE ADORED THESE GOWNS SINCE A YOUNG AGE!
MY MOTHER and AUNTS WORE THEM ALONG WITH MUUMUU’s, from HAWAII.
I think AUNTIE MAME also wore in HER MOVIE!
Kaftan is a Persian word, while the garment style is believed to have originated in Ancient Mesopotamia. The Ottoman sultans from the 14th to the 18th centuries wore lavishly decorated kaftans; they were also given as rewards to important dignitaries and generals.
A kaftan or caftan is a variant of the robe or tunic, and has been worn in a number of cultures around the world for thousands of years. In Russian usage, kaftan instead refers to a style of men’s long suit with tight sleeves. Used by many Middle Eastern ethnic groups, the kaftan is ancient Mesopotamian in origin. It may be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton, and may be worn with a sash.
Styles, uses, and names for the kaftan vary from culture to culture. The kaftan is often worn as a coat or as an overdress, usually having long sleeves and reaching to the ankles. In regions with a warm climate, it is worn as a light-weight, loose-fitting garment. In some cultures, the kaftan has served as a symbol of royalty.
A LITTLE HISTORY for YOU READERS to ABSORB
I SHOW YOU MY ABSOLUTE ADORATION OF THE CAFTAN!
YOU see I was cruising INSTAGRAM and one of my past AGELESS STYLE WOMAN FEATURE
was sharing her source of
THE CAFTAN SHE WAS WEARING!
I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO GO VISIT
CARLA CHRISTOPH DESIGNS!
I’ll give you the link info at the end
YOU do NOT get side tracked and FORGET TO COMMENT HERE ON THE BLOGGY!!!!
Carla Christoph has had a love for fashion all her life. She has a keen eye for colors and patterns and puts them together beautifully. In 2011 Carla became obsessed with kaftans. “Every woman should own at least one in her wardrobe”. She finds them perfect for all occasions. Her more elaborate kaftans are great for cruise vacations, weddings, black tie events, and cocktail/dinner parties. The casual kaftans can go anywhere. She also now is designing gorgeous tops and tunics. She prides herself on one of a kind kaftans, never duplicating, unless it is going to another city. Carla says they are perfect for any body type. “NO ONE IS TOO SHORT OR TOO BIG FOR MY KAFTANS.” It is only a matter of getting the proper measurements and voila”! They are fitted to each person’s body type so you have a shape. Rest assured, Carla’s kaftans are for a confident woman. “People will stare when you walk in the room, but only because they wonder who IS that woman”.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WAS A MUTUAL FRIENDSHIP BORN ON TASTE AND CAFTANS!
DESIGNS FOR CHILDREN AS WELL!
NEVER MIND I am ONE YEAR older than CARLA and WE both LOVE COLOR!
HER SISTER~IN~LAW knows MY FRIEND BETH!
Who lives in MY TOWN!
SEEMS they went to school together in TEXAS!
SMALL WORLD DEPARTMENT AND THIS ALL WAS DISCOVERED ON INSTAGRAM!
IN THE COMMENTS!
WHAT A HOOT!
Insta MESSAGING, TEXTING and a PHONE CALL TOOK PLACE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!
I SCANNED HER inventory like a GIRL in a CANDY SHOP!
HER CHEST SHIELD’s were UNBELIEVABLE!
THE ENCRUSTED ORNAMENTATION that gives a CAFTAN a certain OMG LOOK!
NEVER MIND THEY ARE MACHINE WASHABLE!
Upon returning from MY recent trip down SOUTH
which happened to be my BIRTHDAY
I found this at MY FRONT DOOR!
In a FEDEX BOX.
I have been REWARDED like an OTTOMAN GENERAL!
I Just happened to have the perfect COAST & KOI shoe for this CAFTAN!
LETS JUST SAY I WAS SO PLEASED UPON OPENING THIS PACKAGE!
IT FIT LIKE A DREAM …as we say here in the USA!
Once it had arrived and I had Called to TELL HER it fit like a GLOVE.
I was told she was going to have A SALE!
I HAD TO HOLD BACK AS THE PRICES WERE SO GOOD AND I WANTED THEM ALL!
I bought a few and one to sell at THE GARDEN CLUB POP UP SHOP!
IF I CAN LET IT GO!!!!!!
Outlined in TULIPS! TULIPS!
(SHALL WE TAKE BETS ON IF I KEEP OR SELL?!!)
Just like the ONE BELOW!
Here WE have the HIGH LOW CAFTAN made by CARLA!
Did YOU know YELLOW is a BIG color for this upcoming FALL?
I ADORE YELLOW and WEAR IT!
JUST makes me HAPPY!
ANIMAL PRINT WORKS WELL TOO!
ANOTHER CARLA CHRISTOPH DESIGN!
I just happened to have the HAIR DO-DA hanging around!
With a FEW pearl stretch bracelets!!
CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP
The bracelets that is!
ONE HAS AN IMMediate ROYAL LOOK INDEED!
SHOES BY MY GAL OVER IN South Africa
DO COME BACK PLEASE!!!!
A Few Designs that were on her SALE SITE on HER web SITE at
THE SALE HAS BEEN ON FOR AWHILE SO SKIP DON’T WADDLE OVER!
YOU WILL MISS OUT!
EVEN IF YOU ARE A LILLIPUTIAN!
A CAFTAN AWAITS YOU!
AS CARLA tells you how to measure yourself from turning sideways in the mirror to LYING DOWN FLAT ON THE BED!
WE shared a little giggle as I came up with THREE different lengths BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
SHE GOT IT SO RIGHT AND SO LONG WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED WITH ME BEFORE IN AN OFF THE RACK CAFTAN; I was TICKLED BEYOND WORDS!
PLEASE TELL CARLA I SENT YOU AND BELIEVE ME IT’S A GOOD INVESTMENT!
GO SHOP NOW!
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FALL CAFTANS TO ARRIVE!
THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
THIS IS PERFECT for ANY HOLIDAY and EVERY DAY CONTESSA DRESSING!
THANK YOU KIMBERLY for sharing this lovely LADY!
Kimberly can be found on Instagram at FRICKPICKS with 22,000 Followers you may want to FOLLOW ALONG!
She also writes a BLOG called THE REAL GOLDEN GIRL and is in the middle of a REMODEL!
Perhaps she will need OUR SUPPORT!!
OFF WE GO TO MAKE ROOM IN THE CLOSET FOR MORE CAFTANS!
DID I MENTION THE SALE PRICES ARE $50,$75,$100,To $150.OO.
ALL HAND MADE IN AMERICA.
HOUSTON,TEXAS TO BE SPECIFIC.
I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED MY ENTHUSIASM FOR THE CAFTAN AND WILL CONSIDER WEARING ONE IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY OR FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASONS.They really are the easiest piece of clothing to wear and DEFINITELY the MOST ACCEPTING TO ACCESSORIZE!
I DO FEEL THE NEED TO SEE MORE ELEGANCE AND BEAUTY IN MY DAY!