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(The strange holiday's section)
STORY TIME: so, what do *I* think first when I hear "beheading day" ? Well, Marie Antoinette of course! The symbol of the French Revolution, the people revolted and hated Marie Antoinette, as she was the epitome of over-indulgence (and to make matters worse, she *liked* playing "peasant"), while the rest of France were basically starving and dirt poor.
For National Beheading Day, I decided to design an outfit that is more inspired by the philosophy of Marie Antoinette (instead of directly referencing Rococo historical fashions), and created a look that I would like to think that Marie Antoinette would wear today if she was alive today.
The only themes I took from historical Rococo was the exaggerated volume and the lace.
The look features a top that is a deep plunge v, with a collar that covers the back of the neck, not the front (the guillotine is positioned so that the blade cuts from behind the neck forward...gotta protect that neck!); the sleeves are 1/2 length; the jacket features large gathered peplum and the whole thing is in a purple brocade fabric with pastel green and blue (plus some white and purple) floral motifs. The shirt worn underneath is a pastel baby blue lace turtle neck. The pants are "pinched" on the bottom (I have no idea what this technique/design element is called in all honesty) but they hang straight down; in honor of Oscar de la Renta's Fall/Winter 2012 collection (and this mega big trend), I decided to embellish the pants with Rococo jewelry (I used this image impressivemagazine.com/wp-cont…
and basically, I selected parts of it, scaled it, rotated it, warped it, etc... to get the pattern I wanted). To keep the over-indulgent theme, I paired the look with sky high gold platform pumps.
I hope you like this look and my interpretation of National Beheading Day! Please, please, please, please, tell me what you think, I love comments/conversing/feedback.
Also, don't steal my work please <3