Monthly Archives: June 2010

Covet This: Drink from Marie’s Cup

    You may or may not know this, but when Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI decided to escape the Tuileries Palace in 1791, they first commissioned a series of custom travel accessories, including a luxury coach, a walnut travel … Continue reading

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WWMAD: Where do a lady’s prerogatives end and her undergarments begin?

A weekly series where the queen answers thorny questions on how to behave properly in polite society each Sunday. Send your own question to whatwouldmariedo at gmail.com    Dear Marie, As a full-figured modern woman, I don’t see the point … Continue reading

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Covet this: Chocolates from Marie’s court

Like any true lover of life, Marie chose her indulgences carefully. Her drink of choice was water from the Ville d’Avray. Her drug of choice for many years was high couture. And Marie, like you and I, was a lover … Continue reading

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Is Courtney Love a Modern Marie?

    Our rosy queen made the cover of Hole’s latest album, Nobody’s Daughter. The image is a portrait by Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun tellingly cropped at the neck. Does Courtney Love see herself as a Modern Marie? Maybe. Like Marie, Courtney … Continue reading

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Covet this Book: Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

Modern Maries should rejoice. Derek Blasberg, a very dapper gentleman who has written for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, has written a guide for women who need some extra help. Included in the illustrated, easy to read guide are topics such … Continue reading

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A reader asks Marie: Is reading entirely necessary??

In this weekly series, imaginary letters are written to Marie Antoinette asking her for advice on love, life and any topic at all. Send in yours at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo@gmail.com to be answered next Sunday. Your Majesty, I’m in something of a … Continue reading

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Quiz: How to Find a Place to Sit in Versailles

Say you find yourself in a room with an armchair, a chair with a back but no arms, and a stool. Where do you, of lesser nobility, rest your weary self? Armchair: Nope. This is for the King and Queen. … Continue reading

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Free Marie Antoinette Downloads!

    Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette movie debuted several years ago, but its official site is still rocking like it’s 2006. This is important not because it’s a very cool site (very fun with lots of trivia and photos) but … Continue reading

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Covet This: Marie Antoinette Hand Mirror

    Every girl needs a dependable pocket mirror and Tokyo Milk comes through with an art mirror emblazoned with (you guessed it) our rosy girl. The mirror is about the size of a silver dollar (or a Louis, for those of … Continue reading

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WWMAD: What Would Marie Antoinette Do?

I know what you’re thinking: I don’t want advice from Marie Antoinette. That’s a bad idea. And really weird. Plus, wasn’t she a hot mess who got her head cut off?  Some of you might even think, why would I … Continue reading

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