That Provençale Touch


La Mousmé, VIncent Van Gogh’s 1888 portrait of a young Provençale girl in striped bodice, shows the strong influence of Japanese art, especially in the mix of color and pattern. Belle Epoque Europe had become enthralled with Japonisme after several exhibitions revealed its previously unknown styles. Van Gogh, working in the sunshine of Provence, would have found the fabric combinations worn by the locals a happy echo of the bold designs of the East. 

Jane’s Vanity’s beautiful garments beg to be mixed in that special Provençale way: a mingle of Indian calico, nautical stripes, gypsy caravans, flower markets, folk art, glorious prints. With a bit of ritz from the Paris crowd, down on Le Train Bleu to swan around the Cote D’Azur. A heady combo for the artist in each of us.

Start with Olivia Van Halle’s Lila Cruz Silk Pajama, in aubergine and ivory vertical stripes. Add a ribbon to your hair, à la Van Gogh. Underneath, flaunt a Dana Pisarra Eden Black Lace Inset Camisole. Wrap a Klements Long Scarf around your lovely neck.

Olivia Van Halle’s Lila Joy Pajamas mix chartreuse, white chrysanthemums, and black piping. Make your own statement with the addition of Cadolle’s Geisha Swarovski Cage Bra (accompanied, or not, by their Argentik Soft Bra Set).

Cadolle’s Yana Floral Bustier or Lingerie Set are très Provençale. To perfectly compose the look, just drape yourself in the Bianca Linen Robe from Morpho + Luna and wrap your hair in a Klements Square scarf.

A peek of Elise Anderegg’s Lace Tee in Pink or Mauve adds a flirty touch to Morpho + Luna’s Nina Ajour Night Dress in White Linen. A flower behind your ear, perhaps?

Bring French sunshine into your life with an artistic mix from Jane’s Vanity.

-Kate L

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