Monthly Archives: December 2010

Marie, Marie Christmas (and a little Vampire Weekend)

Alert reader Stephanie tipped me off to this music video by Vampire Weekend.  It’s a true 18th century romp (if Marie’s friends could have romped in LA, that is. Sadly, LA had not yet been invented, but there’s no evidence … Continue reading

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Rococo, hot pink, craftastic fabrics

Your blog mistress just discovered Tula Pink, a very talented fabric designer from the midwest. She has a new line called Parisville inspired by our queen, and I thought you’d like to take a look. We’ll start first with some … Continue reading

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WWMAD: On Royal Bearing, Staying Calm and Carrying On

Marie Antoinette runs an honest-to-goodness advice column in this space every Sunday. To benefit from her sage experience, send her an email at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Your majesty, I need your opinion. I’m a 20-something young woman and … Continue reading

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Friday Prettiness Fix: Guillotine tie, Pouf Tee, more

Modern Maries. Our life is sometimes so filled with fabulousness that we cannot partake of all the fabulousness around us. That is how I am with this holiday season, and if you are like me, you haven’t had time to … Continue reading

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Sofia Coppola, The Retronaut and a lock of the queen’s hair

Your humble blog mistress has assembled this list of awesome that she cannot help to share. 1. The Retronaut. How did your blogmistress not know about The Retronaut? This site merges the past with the present with posts such as … Continue reading

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WWMAD: Can I ask for cash this Christmas?

Each Sunday, Marie Antoinette stops whatever it is she is doing in the afterlife to help modern Maries live a life more fabulous. To have your questions answered, email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. My queen, I love the holidays, … Continue reading

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More Marie Christmas decor, cards

We’ve praised talent Paper Nosh in this space before (here and here) and the holidays give me yet another reason. This stationer has developed a holiday line of cards and ornaments that just sparkling with Marie charm. Here’s a sample. … Continue reading

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Viva la Cake Revolution! Site relaunch of this blog’s favorite Marie-inspired cakery

Your humble blog mistress received word that Cake Opera Co., the ultimate bakers of some very awe-inspiring historically inspired cakes [please see my post "Marie Cakes that will blow your mind" here], has re-booted its website and somehow upped its … Continue reading

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WWMAD: There are no small jobs, just small courtiers

Everyone who is anyone knows that on Sundays, Marie Antoinette answers offers guidance and advice in this very space. To have your own question answered, please email her at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. My Queen, I am a volunteer … Continue reading

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Marie, Marie Christmas! Cards, crafting and more!

Anyone can send the generic Christmas letter or decorate their nondescript snowflake. And while these options are fine for other people, the true modern Marie prefers that her correspondence represent her as her reputation precedes her. After all, you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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