Petticoats…Le Belle et la Bete.

The result was a film that dared to be naive, asking its audience to revert to childhood, the better to accept its practical magic“. The Guardian

My childhood was filled of dreams of Belle, France and I guess the fairy tale… Petticoats were one of my many stolen clothes from my mums wardrobe. I dreamed of dresses just like Belles, drawing a land of happiness and colour. I still think I owe this film alot, that might sound cliche but this was the beginning of my love for clothes. DANCE AROUND PARIS IN  MY NEW VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MELISSA SHOES 🙂 

PETTICOATS, LAYERS, PASTELS, WHITE, VINTAGE, and most of all PRETTY.

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For under dresses...petticoat.

lace petticoats

[Belle]
Little town it’s a quiet village.
Everyday like the one before.
Little town full of little people, waking up to say.
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
There goes the baker with his tray like always.
The same old bread and rolls to sell.
Every morning just the same since the morning that we came,
To this poor provincial town.
[Baker]
Good Morning Belle!
[Belle]
G’morning Monsieur!
[Baker]
Where you off to?
[Belle]
The book shop…
I just finished the most wonderful story,
About a beanstalk and an ogre and an…
[Baker]
That’s nice. Marie! The baguettes! Hurry up!
[Group of Women]
Look there she goes that girl is strange no question.
Dazed and distracted, can’t you tell?

I think this ideology in France is still there Paris is soo classic, original and mysterious. This is why I think it is important always to remember what first made you inspired. Paris is somewhere which was always amaze me so much more than I ever expected.

The 1946’s Belle et le Bete, has some beautiful imagery tells a darker story. This is the Real Beauty and The Beast in my mind. The full version can be found on youtube with English subtitles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaG3zns3fqA  The DVD is already on my Christmas wish list 🙂

Cocteau, La Belle et La BêteLa Belle et la Bête

La Belle et la Bete

“There is many a monster who wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man and the form of a monster. ” Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Petticoats…Le Belle et la Bete.