Trouble At Versailles

26th October, 2012

Our trip to Paris wouldn’t have been complete without an afternoon at Versailles ~ and in our book, a location like that requires multiple looks! Jamie and I had been in basic blacks for the indoor tour, but felt the gardens required something a bit more major…Ever the stylist, I thus had a tote bag packed with Oscar de la Renta ball skirts, dreamy Primary tees, and a few more Jimmy Choo shoes. You know how you do. A girl needs options.We wrapped up our indoor tour, and stopped off in the ladies room for a Superman-style quick change. I mean. Marie Antoinette would have expected as much.Emerging into the sunlight, I felt like something was still missing from the fashion equation: this party needed more SLIVER. I’m on a crop top kick, after all! I dug into my kit for scissors, and started ripping into Jamie’s t-shirt. And then everything started to unravel.Guards approached. “What do you two think you’re doing?” “Going to look at the gardens,” we answered innocently. “Not dressed like THAT you’re not.”We attempted to negotiate: don’t the French live for fashion?! We were told we looked too special; it was not a compliment. We slunk off, dejected but not defeated. We’d enter the gardens from another angle. Or would we? Apparently an all-points bulletin had been put out: every guard on the premises knew those girls in the gowns were up to no good. Our visions of grandeur had been thoroughly thwarted.So, we shot these where we ended up: outside the palace gates, removed from the premises. I’d have been mortified if I hadn’t been giggling so unstoppably. If you ask me, not since Marie Antoinette herself has Versailles seen such a stylish eviction. At least that’s the line we used to comfort our wounded dreams. Ah well, it was all worth it.|WEARING| Primary t-shirts, Oscar de la Renta skirts, Jimmy Choo shoes // my crown is from Topshop|PHOTOS| by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

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  • Caribbelle

    Now this is how you take on Versailles. Oh how wonderful these looks would have been in the Hall of Mirrors. iLoveiT!

  • coline

    eek! so beautiful! LOVE the skirts and crown!!

  • Anonymous
  • So pretty! Happy friday! Xx Rebecca

  • its like the glamour chic version of charlies angels, or fallen angels, very nice shots!

  • Being in trouble seems so…you! 😀 Your entire life (and posts) seems a constant editorial which, by the way, I reaaaally like!

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Great pics!!

    <3 Val

  • great photos!! loved your eye makeup

  • Théa Unknown

    Amazing photographs!

    Théa Unknown

  • I love that they kicked you out — perhaps les francais just couldn’t handle your stunning outfits! That silver pleated skirt is just divine.

  • Karina Ibelis

    You are such a great model … I love your style and the camera loves you 🙂
    Great look.. Great pics.. Great post.
    Im your fan and everyday I wait for your post to take inspiration from your posts.
    Kisses from Dominican Republic (Caribbean)
    Karina Ibelis

  • Love this shoot! Great Job!

  • Styleclouds

    Love these photos! You two look amazing! xo, Christina

  • Tiphaine C.

    This is the problem in a lot of places in France (usually parks) : as soon as you have something which looks too professional, usually a camera (even just a tripod, really), the guards will tell you that it is forbidden to take pictures. Which is the case only if you use the pictures in a commercial purpose, but try to tell them that !

    Beautiful series anyway, I really love the skirst.

  • Andrea

    the skirts are gorgeous! great photos!

  • Glad you were able to sneak some captures in! You girls look beautiful. x

  • Dasha

    I’ve never commented on a blog before but I had to for this post; the photos are exquisite. I love how creative you and Jaime are with coming up with the concepts of all the different shoots you guys did in Paris. I’m pursuing a career in the fashion industry and it brings me great joy just to see something so simple as a ball skirt and a crop top can instantly turn into a beautiful moment; that’s pure creativity. You girls are great role models for young independent women like myself trying to pursue her dreams. All the best!

  • monkeyshines

    beautiful photos!


  • The skirts are breathtaking. I love how you paired the stuning skirt with a simple white tee.

  • Such a funny story, which I think makes this shoot all the more fun! Beautiful pictures and great shots!

  • Jennifer

    I can’t get over how perfect this is.

    xo Jennifer

  • Stephanie Lam

    Amazing outfits and an amazing story!! Next time I go to Versaille I’ll be sure to pack a silver gown and finish the job for you!!!! hehe!! 😉


  • one word. WOW! You ladies look great! The pics are wonderful and I’m absolutely in LOVE with those skirts!
    xo Marie

  • gorgeous, these skirts are absolutely divine and i totally love your headpiece

  • my favorite part, your tiny waist… *envy* 🙂

  • totally incredible shots and skirts and quite unreal – I will confess that I miss the real a little but will enjoy the dream until it returns

    ♥ Thankfifi

  • This is perfection and who cares if they won’t let you shoot in the garden? their loss.
    I love your skirts!!!
    You girls are so dreamy and beautiful

  • Ashley Taylor

    Thats hilarious and sad, haha. At least you had fun and now have a story!

    xo Ashley

  • Such a great story – I mean, how many people can say they’ve been removed from the premises for looking too special!? And, you do; you both look stunning (and very special)

    Kate xo

  • Murat

    Ohhh Graet.



  • Oh wow. You two look like goddesses in the head-to-toe silver! Totally enjoyed reading your fun-filled story! SO so beautiful.


  • Lola Reggy

    Hahahha such a cool story. None the less the pics are very very great and love the silver looks!


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  • Jess {JessinBelgium}

    You both look stunning (and special)! And the accompanying story simply could not be more Parisian and perfectly funny. Friends and I once decided to meet in the park in the middle of the Place des Vosges for a picnic and we were told by guards we could not drink the bottle of wine we brought with us… unless we kept the bottle in the paper bag it came in. Sometimes it is all about the appearances in France! And not necessarily the ones that make sense 🙂

  • Advocates Closet

    This photo shoot is incredibly AMAZING! Very well done. The outfits are both dreamy and cool at the same time. Ohh I’M in love with this shoot.

  • Marianne

    Wow, amazing photos!! And those skirts are beautiful..

  • Oh yes they won’t let you do anything there 😉 it’s a shame though, but the shoot turned out amazing anyway! It’s probably one of my favorite shoots that you made (I feel like I’m saying that often haha)

  • jules
  • Ami

    “Not such a stylish eviction since Mari Antoinette” for certain! I love the delicate decadence of these outfits – Jamie’s plated skirt is to die for, and the crops tops emphasize both of your lovely waists.

  • Ruth H

    What we do in the name of fashion, haha. The shots were all still beautiful, despite being on the outskirts of Versailles.
    Modern silver goddesses, love this look!

  • This is pretty much the most beautiful blogger shoot I’ve ever seen. I love the colors, the clothes, the setting. Absolutely exquisite 🙂

    xx camille @ wildfleur

  • Sage

    I honestly think that you should be totally embarassed of your behavior. How rude! I think the guards had every right to kick you off the grounds. The palace is not your personal playground, and you should have gone through the proper channels to get permission to stage a “photoshoot”.

    • me

      oh please. shut up.

    • Lola

      Hehe! I think it’s lovely and playful. Have a glass of Champagne and take a hot bath, will you?

  • Caity

    I absolutely love the photos! Simply stunning.

  • I feel like I’m looking at an editorial but, somewhat more casual. Love the skirts.

  • Winter Chernak

    SO BEAUTIFUL! love the white and gold! xo W

  • Belinda

    ball gown skirts: yes. crop top t-shirts: NO!

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  • Mars

    you used to be so likeable! 🙁 now you just sound pretentious.

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