Friday, March 11, 2016

HOW VERSAILLES INSPIRES FASHION


Chateau de Versailles is a place of inspiration and dreams. A reality so unreal, it takes your breath away. It is no surprise to me that such a place, continuously creates inspiration in the world of high fashion. 

Marie Antoinette, or the Queen of fashion, was known for her quirky innovative style and trendsetting ways. Is it possible that she was also inspired by her home? 

DETAILS


When you walk through the private rooms of Marie Antoinette, take your time to see the details. 
The intricate blending of textures, colors, and shapes will leave you in awe. No detail is overlooked, and it is as if you are living in a work of art. 


COLOR





The colors found at the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon are exhilarating. Combinations of colors you would never imagine to cohesively work, somehow create such beauty. 
My current obsession with adding turquoise to burgundy, is highly inspired by these very rooms.


NATURE WALKS


By far, the most inspiration is found in the long walks around the grounds of versailles. 
I know it maybe tempting to rent the little golf cars or pay to be driven to each destination, but it is in these silent long walks that you get a true taste of the magic that exists. 

Some of my most inspirational moments have occurred just walking in puddles, and imagining Marie Antoinette's life. 


Fashion is most beautiful when it coexists with its surroundings. It never tries to hard, and has a melodious harmony.



MAIN CHATEAU


The main Chateau is vibrant, imaginative, and powerful. It is extremely reminiscent of Louis the XIV,  or more famously known as the Sun King. 
The energy is strong, and dynamic. 
The famous "Hall of Mirrors" is filled with glorious chandeliers and optical illusions, created by the strategic use of mirrors. 
The wooden floors are beautifully arranged in geometric design. 






GEOMETRIC BEAUTY



The use of Geometric patterns is cleverly used throughout the parks and rooms. It creates a beauty that mimics nature with a contemporary touch. 
It amazes me how such techniques of shapes and geometry are still being used in modern day fashion. 





xo,
Maya





8 comments:

  1. It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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    1. Hello Barbs!
      How are you? Yes, Versailles is my heaven on Earth. I hope you are enjoying Spring!

      xo,
      Maya

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  2. Wow, with it being still this much of a fascinating place i am wondering how impressed the people bck then were by it!

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    1. Hello Kakuidori,
      Thanks for your comment. I wonder the same thing. Take care.

      xo,
      Maya

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  3. This place is stunning, I just love your photos :)

    Elaine | Some Of My Favourite Things

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    1. Hello Elaine!

      Thanks for visiting my blog and I am glad you enjoyed my photos.

      xo,
      Maya

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  4. Wau!! I love this post❤
    Wonderful pictures,and, indeed, history gives wonderful
    inspirations, feel so small when you consider how thinking
    with the same floors and park trails. I've never been there, yet, I have read sou much about it and the wonderful,mysterious stories of intrigue and everythig!

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    1. Hi viva!
      Thank for visiting Talk Fashion. I definitely recommend you check out Versailles once in a lifetime. Be sure to walk through the parks, around the canal. It is a magical experience. take care!

      xo,
      Maya

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