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.