Monday, March 19, 2012

A Cake and Candy World

It's finally Spring Break, thank goodness. Now I have one full week to think about more amusing things than exams: fashion and couture!

On the day before we were let out for break, my AP Art History teacher showed us the movie Marie Antoinette as an introduction to the lavish Rococo period. He also baked us pink strawberry cupcakes! I simply adore him.

But anyways, back to the infamous, luxury-desired French queen. She spent extremely large amounts of funds on entertaining and clothing. (Pictured below is my favorite piece from the movie: the bubbly pink gown.) The intricacy, delicacy, and grandeur of the outfits from 18th century Frnace never cease to amaze me. Although, I still strongly believe in the phrase, "Less is more." It's just the attention paid to every little detail to make the whole ensemble appear beautiful should be done today.

It was said that costume designer, Milena Canonero, used the colors of macarons* as a palette. Working for this movie must've been a real treat for her! 

This is my ultimate favorite scene of Marie Antoinette. Just look at all the color; shoes, fabric, jewels, and sweets galore!

*Macarons have become a real obsession of mine as of today. I tried them at this little French boulangerie on Park Ave. in Winter Park called Le Macaron. I tasted Belgian Dark Chocolate, Madagascaran Black Vanilla, and Gingerbread; all equally as delectable.

Well I hope I've left you thinking about everything français. Tout à l'heure, mon amis!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I'm Back, Darlings

Enfin la nouvelle année a venir! New year = new life and a newly organized blog. After adapting to the stress of the second semester of junior year, I have finally gotten around to fixing up my little online thought journal. I will be posting weekly so keep an eye out for some fun, stylishly written posts, mes amis.

P.S. March 20th is approaching so I'm hopeful that you've begun your Spring shopping! This is one of my new dresses from the adorable Jason Wu collection at Target, influenced by my dear love of everything nautical. I plan to wear it with a white and gold belt at the waist, pearls, and sandals (unsure of which ones yet).

Jason Wu Jersey Dress in Red/Navy Stripes