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Mood Board #91: Blue Toile
By Lauren Kathryn on Jan 13, 2013 at 7:25 am in Vintage and Classic
Today’s board was inspired by Claire Pettibone’s refined yet relaxed “Toile Francais” gown, which features French blue and ivory cotton toile, lace insets, delicate long sleeves, and an oval lace inset back. If you’re not familiar with toile, it’s a classic French fabric—the word itself is French for “cloth” or “canvas”—that traditionally depicts idyllic pastoral scenes of everyday people at work or play. It was first produced using wood blocks in the late 18th century at a small textile factory in Jouy-en-Josas, near Versailles. It’s seen countless revivals and transformations over the years, but we’re still partial to the romance of the classic designs, which are the perfect choice for an elegant vintage wedding inspired by the French countryside. Because toile is such a busy print, however, it’s typically best used sparingly and paired with simple, elegant neutrals that don’t compete or clash with the detailed patterns. Blue toile looks especially beautiful in combination with antique whites and pops of copper or honey gold.
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Gown > photo by This Modern Romance, design by Claire Pettibone / Centerpiece > Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie, floral design by Kelly Oshiro Design / Savannah Bee Co. honeycomb > Photos by Dreamy Whites / Place setting > Photo by Beaux Arts Photographie, floral design by Kelly Oshiro Design / Toile cakes > Martha Stewart Weddings / Bouquet > Photo by Erich McVey via Wedding Chicks
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