Monochromatic Monday :: French Toile


Thanks to the September issue of Vogue (read the entire book over the weekend!) and its pages full of ladylike fall fashion, I’m feeling decidedly feminine this week. As I clicked through my inspiration files, my jaw dropped at the site of this toile Valentino gown (top left), and I felt inspired to build a glamorous fête around this romantic print. “Toile de Jouy” originated in 18th century France, and I’ve always been a big fan of the classic pattern’s idyllic scenes of the french countryside. Wouldn’t it set a striking tone for a lingerie-themed bridal shower or over-the-top girly birthday party? Just keep the look sophisticated by sticking to black and white…colorful toile can easily slant a little more country than chic.

*images: {row 1} valentino dress, bouquet, favors {row 2} table, ties {row 3} cake, stationery, flowers {row 4} fabric, petit fours, bedding.


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7 Responses to “Monochromatic Monday :: French Toile”

  1. clothing tags

    You really have a good taste choosing a gown because I also felt in love with that gown. Are we going to see the fête you’re planning to build? I know you have a good ideas about it and I am keyed-up to witness it.

  2. erin

    I’m dying to read my issue – which is sitting at my old address. I’ve held out this long since we go back this weekend but the flight is going to be torture (my favorite mag reading time!)

  3. Camille Styles

    @erin, I feel your pain, m’dear. Just think how blissful the return flight will be, when you have that entire fat September issue to keep you company? ;)


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