Design Inspiration: Marie Antoinette


It’s a Marie Antoinette kind of day, but not just the Marie Antoinette from the 18th century in her French court surrounded by stiff-necked courtesans.


I’m talking about the Marie Antoinette of the late 20th century up until today. She’s theatrical, she’s sweet and lovely to look at even in a grayed out wig. But above all, she’s pink. Well, pastel actually, but mostly pink.


My Marie Antoinette I’ll admit is largely biased. She’s cute, wears red lipstick, eats pink cakes with dainty white teeth, and she has an uncanny resemblance to a famous American screen actress who I’ve seen in Spiderman a decade or so ago. Yes, she’s Kirsten Dunst, she’s my Marie Antoinette because quite frankly, I’ve never seen her look better than under Sofia Coppola tutelage. Sofia’s Marie Antoinette, and her world, is simply irresistible. Who wouldn’t want to pick her up and put her onto paintbrush and paper?


1 Pretty in Pink Moleskin Volant Notebooks, 2 Gatsby Art Deco Ring by Heidi Gibson Designs, 3 Doloris Petunia Chelsea Earrings, 4 Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, 5 Utrecht Premium Gold Colored Pencil, 6 Princesse tam.tam Soutien-Gorge Hortense rose éclat , 7 Turquoise Ceramic Horse Head Bookends, 8 Sephora by OPI It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat

An ode to pink and the Marie Antoinette of the 21st century style, here is my current inspiration and color palette. More to come later on project details. In the meantime, dream away of petit-fours in highlighter hot pink. Happy weekend everyone!


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