I'm finding iconic interior designer Tony Duquette's over the top nouveau-Baroque style really inspirational. It's way to embellished for my taste, but it's total eye candy to see such dense layering of textures and materials and rich colors.
I love everything about this collection, the color, the exquisite construction, the incredible volume and detail. The hubby and I are going to opening night at the Lincoln Center and picture number one is unquestionably my dream dress.
I used to look at Edmund Dulac's illustrations in my copy of his Fairy Book when I was little. Dulac was a prolific French illustrator during the 'Golden Age of Illustration' (the first quarter of the 20th century). I just love how detailed and dreamy and romantic these are. They just don't make kids books like they used to.