Toile de Jouy

My favourite thing of the week, Toile de Jouy ( you can find out more about the fabric in apartment therapy design dictionary ) If you haven't noticed I love the patterns, I had a curtains made because I love it that much. I know its not everyones taste but I thinks it so fun, and I think it all started with watch my most favourite show ever, Pushing Daisies. I took inspiration from Olive Snook's bedroom, the set design on that show is phenomenal and I can go on for hours so I'll stop here....or else I really will go on for hours and hours, I am hopelessy devouted to that show. 

Pushing Daisies Screenshots by me
Olive's Pajamas match too. 

Dita Von Teese
First off I have to say that I have a such a girl crush of Dita von Teese, I adore her and so wanted to purchase her beauty book but found out its not being release until November. Obviously I want her wardrobe, but she also seems so sweet and sincere in her interviews, she knows who she is and she owns it. Definitely not a pretentious celebrity.

I have be scouring the web in search of a blue Toile de Jouy 50s dress and have had no luck, I made the mistake of not purchasing a very well priced dress on etsy when I had a chance. Sad Stefanie. BUT Bernie Dexter to the rescue. The dress shape is perfect, however I really want it in the blue fabric like Dita's, so heres to hoping Bernie releases one in blue too. 

Via Bernie Dexter

Frenchie Dress
via Bernie Dexter

Can I just own all the Bernie Dexter dresses. So many pretties on that site. I really liked the Frenchie dress because it has a very similar pattern and the colours are beautiful. Below are a few dresses from etsy, I love them but sadly some weren't in my size or were in the red pattern. 

Vintage 1950s Dress - Toile Print Day Dress in Pink and White
via Fabgabs

50s White & Blue Toile Print Full Skirt Dress by Jonathan Logan XS

vintage 1950s dress / 1960s dress / White and Hot Pink Toile Day Dress with Bow Belt/SOLD
As I was looking through my favourites on etsy to find these lovelies I got really sad seeing all the sold items. Anyone else get that? I get that pang in the stomach like "Dang why didn't I buy that" Oh well there is always more right?


  1. Oh my sweet gal, how marvelous to find another vintage loving lass who is also positively mad about this classic pattern! I love toile with a burning passion and would gleefully where any one of these resplendent dresses (especially Bernie's Sugar Doll - that one really has me going weak in the knees).

    ♥ Jessica

  2. I love toile de jouy, it's such a fun and feminine print - I like it best in dark blue as well, like on Dita's dress, but I think red is lovely, too. Just keep hunting - the right dress is out there. It always is :)

  3. Love these vintage styles!

    xo Jennifer

  4. These are all amazing dresses! I have a blouse in the same print as Dita's dress.

  5. I have had SUCH a crush on Dita's blue toile dress ever since I saw that photo of her ages ago! I am really excited for the red Bernie Dexter toile dress, it's so beautiful :)

  6. This is such a late reply but THANK YOU to all of you who commented, I love reading them. :) Now I have to admit I bought frenchie dress and I just checked the Bernie dexter website and they have a blue toile dress. Im in love :)

  7. I adore toile prints too--in fact, the blue toile dress in Denisebrain's shop came from my collection :-)

    I love Bernie Dexter's red toile design--the neckline is so pretty!