|Dress - Courtesy of Bernie Dexter, get it here!|
Shoes - Betts
Fan & Parasol - Ebay
As a lover of novelty prints, it should come as no surprise to you that I love anything in a toile pattern. In fact, the bedspread that is on my bed at the moment is in white and blue toile! Toile is just one of those fabrics that looks beautiful in any color and on anything, be it a dress or a chair. I am especially fond of the pattern that is on this Bernie Dexter dress because it depicts beautiful illustrations of 18th century gentry and reminds me of one of my favorite films, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. I am not in the least ashamed to say that I've seen this film at least one hundred times and own the sound track!
One of the reasons I love the film is the fun and modern take on the story, and of course the wonderful costumes and cinematography. The pattern on the dress shows beautifully garbed ladies drinking champagne while sweet puppy dogs sit attentively at their dainty feet as handsome courtiers play music to them. All of these things bring to mind the scenes from the film, depicting the frivolous pass-times of the court of Marie Antoinette!