Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

June 03, 2008

Marie Antoinette in Chains...

Maybe it was the thai food last night. I hardly slept a wink, and though I got through some design work this morning and sent proofs off to clients, I didn't have any great aspirations of doing anything other than cleaning the store, but this dress really sends me, and Nathalie and I had placed it in the show window on the courtyard Saturday morning and started playing with funking it up with a few different necklaces. This is where I went today...

Actually, this is the second iteration, because the necklace and at least half the chain I put on Mme. Antoinette this morning was sold in one fell swoop. This is more chain, and some more chain (can you ever have too much vintage chain?) with scads of old rhinestone brooches pinned on and tied on with ravelly old ribbons, some sterling and glass keepsake lockets tied on with same, and a companion chain with pearls and victorian glass nailheads.

Here's a closeup or two as I played with my camera. Nathalie came in with her friend Lexie, and they gave it the seal of approval, so Marie is swiveled back into place in the window and the wrought iron window guard is in place again.

Let them eat cake!


Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

It looks beautiful!!
Im marie obsessed!

Maija said...

You have an incredible eye for putting all things vintage together and making it ROCK!

dede warren said...

Gotta love a daughter who has an eye for helping with the displays, and even enjoys it! Can't wait to spy her come Thursday.

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow wow wow, gorgeous!!!
see ya when i get back from my cruise.
i will take lots of pics.