Carolina Herrera Makes Me Want To Be A Better Woman
I'm officially embarking on a journey to improved womanhood, courtesy of three looks from Carolina Herrera's Spring 2017 Collection. Just what kind of better woman does she make me want to be?
Woman 1: The Jean Queen
Here is a woman so at home at a white tie function, she wears jeans. She wants to be in a ball gown, and loves the drama of a well-crafted bodice, and yet she finds silk faille so terribly constraining. Don't even get her started on duchess satin. What she wants is to feel comfortable, even informal, at a very formal event. What she needs is a denim evening gown that simultaneously says, "This party is fabulous, but not fabulous enough to get me out of my jeans and loafers!"
Woman 2: The Pristine Gardner
Here's a lady who spends all day tending to the peonies and baptisia in her garden, but you'd never know it. Her manicure is intact and her nail bed doesn't betray the slightest hint of a day spent with her hands in dirt. She emerges spotlessly from her garden when guests arrive unexpectedly, says something like, "Oh my, I'm sorry to be in my work clothes, I wasn't expecting company," and then promptly offers them tea.
Woman 3: Picnic Perfect Hostess
This woman is hosting a picnic and was inspired by the classic red and white checkered tablecloth when selecting her attire for the event. When she wrote BYOB on the invitation she thought it was copiously clear she meant Bring Your Own Ballgown. She was thrilled when one of her guests showed up in jean ballgown (see Woman 1), but disappointed that the rest showed up in actual jeans. She ended up with a lot of wine.
Until scenarios 1,2, or 3 play out for me (and I stress here, it's really only a matter of time), I'm planning to get my Carolina Herrera fix via this blouse, which I am waiting for either to go on sale, or for some Upper East Side octogenarian to wear it once and deliver it lovingly to be consigned, at which time I'll snap it up and wear it every day for the rest of my life.