Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Ecole de Danse" Inspiration Board

In addition to being a huge fashion nerd, I am also a huge art nerd.  I have a poster of Edgar Degas' "Ecole de Danse" (French for 'School of Dance') tacked to my wall that my mom bought in New York City over twenty years ago at a Met exhibit showcasing his work.  As I was staring at it this morning, I thought about what I like most about this lovely work of art and decided that it is the vibrant Impressionist colors and the illusion of textures they give off.  Since these things translate perfectly into bridal style, I've decided to create an inspiration board based on the painting featuring ballerina inspired wedding gowns and rich colors and textures.

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"Ecole de Danse" by Edgar Degas, 1873 Oil on Canvas, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington

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Use Degas' "Ecole de Danse" and other dreamy Impressionist paintings as a jumping off point when styling your wedding, incorporating rich splashes of color, watercolor textures in your flowers and decor, and fabrics like tulle, satin, and grosgrain ribbon.

Top left gown: Vera Wang "Eliza" gown
Top row pink place setting photo from The Knot
Top middle wedding gown: Tara Keely "TK2059"
Top bridesmaid dress: Melissa Sweet "MS318"
Top right flowers from Martha Stewart Weddings
Middle left bridesmaid dress: Wtoo "883"
Middle yellow bouquet from The Knot
Middle ballet flat: Badgley Mischka "Reba" flat
Middle cake from The Knot
Middle wedding gown: Sottero and Midgley "ASM3184"
Middle right centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings
Bottom left photo from The Knot
Bottom left wedding gown: Forever Yours Bridal "410105"
Bottom middle place setting from Martha Stewart Weddings
Flowergirl dress: Wawa "47819"
Bottom right bouquet from The Knot
Bottom right wedding gown: Modern Trousseau "Wallis"

{"Ecole de Danse" image via Google Images}
{All other images via the listed websites}

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