Alo-ha! It’s summertime and tropical prints have arrived! You can’t swing a dead cat in the fashion world without hitting a Hawaiian shirt, pineapple jewelry, or even palm tree printed pants. These fun prints are a lovely way to embrace the warmer weather and the marvelous vacations we take this time of year close to the equator. I remember the first time I went to Hawaii. I was ten and insisted on having a Hawaiian shirt. I bought a men’s O’neill shirt, at Costco of course. I was hap-pen-ing in my Velcro sandals, drowning in my men’s tropical button-up. I really have always been a huge fan of the Hawaain shirt, and I’m excited for these modern takes on the old favorite available in women’s cuts. I really love these selections.
Aloha! (Remember, it’s the same coming or going!)
One of the most aestetically pleasing movies of all time has to be Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Despite the beatings it received from critics, the film does exactly what it’s supposed to do, offer a look at the French queen in an updated way with cool post punk beats.
How can a film laced with Ladurée confections and custom made Manolo Blahniks not be just the most beautiful freaking thing that you have ever seen!? From the piled high pink pastel and sometimes boat bearing wigs to the silk embroidered garments, grown-up dress up players would lust over, this film has some serious eye candy.
I remember watching this by myself when I was home sick from school. It’s a good movie to watch alone for the first time so haters don’t taint it for you (Twilight should be watched alone too). It was a movie I could see a lot of people hating, the acting is a bit dodgy really, but I didn’t care. I knew it would be my spring go-to movie. It was lovely and smart and picturesque. It made me want to be rich, royal, and young in the 1700s complete with garden parties, and hide and go seek at Versailles.
If you have not seen this movie, I would recommend that you do . It also has a super dope soundtrack! Happy movie watching!
These are hardly historically accurate for “Le Mode” of Marie Antoinette’s time, so I took some modern liberties in true Sofia Coppola fashion. I would like to see what a modern Marie Antoinette would wear. I see her now, parading around in designer duds, floral crop tops, perhaps even some studded Jeffrey Campbells, all with the same lovely pastel color palette, living beyond her means, making everyone mad. I feel sponsored by top shop, but I love these pieces.
I don’t know how you can even begin to try to replicate Versailles decor without a proper chandelier. If I were to decorate a Monarch inspired palace these items would suit the decor quite nicely. Not too lavish, just enough. I think that even Lisa Vanderpump would approve of these pieces. Wink, wink.