Camille Styles

Monochromatic Monday :: French Toile

August 29th, 2011


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 Comments under :: Monochromatic Monday :: French Toile
  1. That toile gown is breathtaking.

  2. 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.

  3. erin says:

    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!)

  4. Camille Styles says:

    @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? 😉

  5. […] this one comes together! Think black & white toile with splashes of girly pink, kind of like this inspiration board. Will do my best to share some sneak peeks via Instagram today (you can follow me @camillestyles.) […]

  6. […] Accompli created a gorgeous display of french-y nibbles. We used tons of black & white toile (this board served as my inspiration) to counterbalance the girly-ness and lend a bit of vintage […]

  7. […] Can you tell we have babies on our mind over here?! As luck would have it we have yet another adorable baby shower inspired by a minted invitation to share with you. Camille Styles, the Austin-based event planner who you may know from her eponymous blog, used Vintage Carriage Baby Shower invitations by palm papers as the inspiration for her friend’s baby shower. I’ve recently begun using Pinterest to create inspiration boards for events… so helpful!  And Camille did just that; check out her French toiled inspiration board here. […]

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