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Marie Antoinette Shops in Paris in 1954

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It all started with the blue and pink coat.  I associate these colors with Rococo Paris and Marie   Antoinette, two of my favorite inspirations.  As I was working on that coat ensemble, I started wondering what Marie Antoinette would wear if she were alive in 1954 and what she might buy on a shopping trip to Paris.  This developed into a little mini collection of 4 fashions, all inspired by Marie Antoinette.  My model is my most treasured repaint by Matt Sutton.  I have a feeling that this inspiration might carry on for a while longer, so be on the lookout for more fashions in this vein.

All fashions fit Silkstone Barbie, Victoire Roux, and FR2 doll.

Now on Etsy!

Duck Egg Blue Coat with Roses

A gorgeous cotton fabric imported from Norway, the duck egg blue color with rose medallions is classically French Rococo. The coat is fully lined in pale pink silk.  Rose pink buttons decorate the front and a rose pink brooch adds a feminine touch to the shawl collar.  The accompanying strapless sheath is also made from pale pink silk.  The sweetheart neckline is trimmed with pink chiffon roses and tiny pink beads and pearls.

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Rose Damask Suit

A lovely rose pink polished cotton is printed with cream colored roses and damask patterns.  Pale pink pearls act as buttons.  A large champagne silk satin bow is nestled into the small of the back.  An extravagant cream flower hat is the perfect accompaniment.

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Juliette Coat Ensemble

This aqua fabric has a beautiful shimmer from the foil pattern of birds and flowers.  The coat is fully lined in a shimmering silk organza in aqua.  Deep aqua pearl buttons decorate the front, and a silver flower brooch sparkles on the collar.  The accompanying party dress is made from aqua metallic silk organza, with a pale blue tulle underskirt for fullness.

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A classic Dior style, this extravagant bubble dress is made of shimmering pale pink silk.  The strapless bodice is defined by a bow and band under the bust.  The full bubble skirt is decorated with an enormous handmade silk rose detail on the back of the skirt, making this dress equally beguiling from the front or the back.

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