Board #515 | Sidewalk at Sunset

This gray ruffly dress from Nina Ricci is one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a long time – if my legs were that long I’d have to have it for myself. Instead, I’ve done the next best thing I can think of, which is to use it in an inspiration board. The romantic ruffles, the moody gray of the dress, and the blush pink on the model’s face and at the back of the runway. All of those things made me think of romantic flowers and frilly calligraphy, with a moody twist. The overall look reminds me of sunset over a city, particularly pink sunset over gray city, hence “Sidewalk at Sunset.”

Mood: romantic and moody
Palette: warm gray, blush, nude, blackberry

Top row from left: gray ruffle dress by Nina Ricci via A Glamorous Little Side Project, dramatic dahlia centerpiece from Little Flower School, Paris at sunset via Paris Apartment
Row 2: white calligraphy on gray paper by Lisa Holtzman for Sugar Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper, blush Vera Wang gown, grape elderflower fizz from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: dahlia bouquet by Ariella Chezar, Esla Events logo via 100 Layer Cake, blackberry tartlet via La Tartine Gourmande, table with garden chairs and votive candles via (help! where did I find this!)

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