Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Can you just imagine? As I was enjoying these pictures this morning with a cup of coffee, I thought of how fun it would be to attend—and what a lovely idea for a competition. A little quote from the event's official website: "If there is one place where all the extravagances may be permitted it is certainly the Palace of Versailles. Let yourself be swept away in this baroque setting saturated with history. Be a royal figure, a courtier, a Venetian Doge, a musketeer, a Russian archduke, a lady in waiting or a Persian princess: the only requirement is to meet the demands of the Court. Some commoners may mingle with the guests, but they will do so at their own risk!
You must be at your most inventive in matching petticoats, bodice. The Orangerie of the Palace of Versailles will become for one night the most elegant, the most fanciful and the most refined ballroom..."
Alix of The Cherry Blossom Girl are such a wonderful depiction of the evening. (Part 01) I know that I would certainly wear my most treasured, dainty antique gloves. If you were attending, what would you like to wear? Tones of pink, lavender, green, red, or gold perhaps? Would you wear a little lacey mask and adornments in your hair? The imagination soars!
Images: The Cherry Blossom Girl