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Fashion Inspiration: Ladurée


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Ladurée is a French pastry store known around the world for their macarons. These little pastries have been featured in films like Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and TV shows like Gossip Girl. (Fans will know that Ladurée macarons are Blair Waldorf‘s favorite treat.) Therefore, it’s no surprise that they’re also known for having very long lines at their stores – one of which just opened here in the states on Madison Avenue in New York City.

For those of us who’ve yet to visit one of their shops, Laduree has released this video showcasing “The Ladurée Dream” that takes you for a short but magical experience within one of their stores. Fair warning – you might just have a sudden craving for French desserts after viewing.

Even if you haven’t been able to try their pastries, Ladurée can actually be used to inspire your everyday outfits! Their dreamy pastel stores and signature mint green color provide the perfect color palette for a sugary sweet, almost Marie Antoinette-esque look.

Below, I’ve created two outfits inspired by Ladurée’s stores and pastries that you can use for ideas to create your own looks. Scroll down to view them all!

Confectionery Cute

Outfit inspired by Laduree - pastel jeans, mint green sweater, ballet flats, girly accessories
Product Information: Sweater – H&M, Jeans – PacSun, Flats – ASOS, Headband – Charlotte Russe, Necklace – Forever21, Earrings – Forever21

For a look that’s simple and sweet, wear a sweater in Ladurée’s signature mint color with a pair of blush colored jeans. Slip on a pair of neutral ballet flats, wear a layered pearl necklace, and add jeweled drop earrings as pretty accents. A lace bow headband completes the delicate ensemble!

Pretty As A Pastry

Fashion inspired by Laduree - Lace dress with belt, light pink blazer, mary jane ballet flats, jewelry
Product Information: Dress – H&M, Blazer – Forever21, Shoes – ASOS, Belt – Dorothy Perkins, Necklace – Forever21, Earrings – Forever21

Take notes from Ladurée’s pretty pastries by wearing a cream lace dress and a pale pink blazer. Pair with metallic flats and a classic faux leather belt. Feminine accessories like a rosette statement necklace and jeweled tier earrings finish off this delectable look!

What do you think?

Have you ever visited Ladurée or sampled their French desserts? Are you inspired by their pastel-colored pastries? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more post like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on October 9, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Ladurée”

  1. 1
    October 9th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    yes! I love this inspiration!

  2. 2
    October 9th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Adorable outfits!

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    October 9th, 2012 at 8:57 pm


  4. 4
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Love love love!

  5. 5
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I LOVE the white dress! I really like how you always pull inspiration from the most random things! I’d love to see more posts inspired by restaurants. How about Olive Garden? Or SteaknShake?

  6. 6
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Love food inspired posts :)

  7. 7
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    The outfit wont show up in the mobile version :(

  8. 8
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Kelly – Thanks for pointing that out! I think the video was messing with the images. Should be fixed now.

  9. 9
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Lovely outfits! The first one is especially adorable.

  10. 10
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I have an obsession with Ladurée! Love the article :)

  11. 11
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I ADORE these colors. Great post!

  12. 12
    October 10th, 2012 at 5:33 am

    I adore Laduree!!! Ever since I moved to France 8 years ago, Laduree has been such an inspiration to me with all the pretty pastels and pastries. I even roughly based my wedding around their pink and gold macaron boxes.

  13. 13
    October 10th, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Love the outfits, especially the first! Unfortunately pastel colours don’t really suit me…

  14. 14
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    These outfits are too girly for me
    But that being said, I love the mint sweater and pink blazer

  15. 15
    October 10th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    LOVE this post. I love pastel colors and Lauduree! Went to one of their stores in Paris but the line was ridiculously long and everything was really expensive. but i liked looking and drooling! also, fun fact, Lauduree actually did provide all of the pastries for the Kirsten Dunst Marie antoinette movie. They were made fresh every day! talk about an awesome movie set.

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    October 10th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Great choises! I especially love the first one. I really love the headband and the sweater! I must say, I’ve never been to Laduree but I am hoping to go to Paris next year so hopefully I get to go there! :) Let’s see if Blair Waldorff is right!

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    October 10th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Love all the outfits! Maybe I wouldn’t wear the mint top and blush pants together but I love both on their own:) I wanted to get a dress like that also, but it wasn’t available in my size:(

  18. 18
    October 10th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    These colors are some i would never wear but I love the idea of it and how well this post was put together.. Is there anyway you guys would do a post for girls who style tends to be on the goth side of things ?

  19. 19
    October 10th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Sweet and… Sassy?

  20. 20
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I have never tried a macaron, but I definitely want to one day!

  21. 21
    October 11th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Wonderful! What a unique source of inspiration. Both of these outfits fit into my colour palette and style perfectly, so I’m off to do a little online shopping.. :)

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    November 24th, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Outfits inspired by Ladurée’s stores and pastries are looking great specially if you wear dress with matching jewellery specially with your favourite color you might look different than other and you will feel great thanx for this awesome designs.

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