La Petit Trianon

The Baroque period is hands down my favorite era of art. The dramatic scenes, the vibrant rich colors, and the intense light that plays against the shadows all give way to an emotional scene that the viewer can’t help but become attached. Baroque is the aesthetical response to the medieval and post medieval gothic. In medieval gothic, which I do appreciate as well, it was all “too much” about solidarity, the submission of the man to the creator, and this emotional bleakness. These men failed by angering their creator and as a consequence, suffering was needed to reach salvation. Then the “cool sister,” aka “Baroque,” was born and she was greatly needed. She released these constrictions and wanted to finally live life. She cared about the welfare of the man and most importantly, she wanted freedom, frivolity, and joy to be emphasized. For me, I see Marie Antoinette as Baroque’s most recognized symbol and the most easily copied. In Vogue Italia,“Petit Trianon,” shows the playful yet libidinous version of Ms. Antoinette. And what a fitting name! In Italian “petit trianon” means either little bird or in this case, little naughty. I designed my own version of what I imagined her lingerie collection would look like. The boned, circle skirt paired with an embroidered corset suggests a since of sensuality. She’s innocent and beautiful but her desires are at her will. This is not a form of pornography but rather a release of the sexual constrictions, which Baroque entails. Below I demonstrate ways that you can achieve this look, whether you are trying to find something to spice up the bedroom or used as a costume. Enjoy!

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Marie’s Closet

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La Petit Trianon

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Victorian “How-To”

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The Teal Tease

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