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Marie beauty and hair tips, a bit of Dior and the Rose of Versailles

Hello Lovelies, We had our share of Marie Antoinette news in the past week and you know I’m the Dow Jones newswire of prettiness, so I’ll get to it. 1. Urban Outfitters’ step-by-step instructions on how to get Marie Antoinette’s … 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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Cire Trudon: Candles and Modern Enlightenment

Did you know that Marie Antoinette’s candlemaker is still going strong? Cire Trudon is proof that some trades do not go out of fashion or utility. It is one of the oldest candle makers in the world, founded in 1643, … Continue reading

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The Marie Antoinette Gift Guide

It’s holiday time and no matter what you celebrate, it’s nice to be remembered by the people you like best. It’s also nice to receive fabulous things and I’ve collected a few for your review. This queen of the universe … Continue reading

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All the Links that Are Fit to Post

Your blog mistress stumbled upon the following this week and thought you’d like a look. A museum exhibit dedicated to Marie’s rumored love, the dashing Axel von Fersen, complete with his desk, burnt letters and all. A podcast about a … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake! Marie-inspired cake decadence (and link roundup)

Of course, our queen never uttered such an atrocity. The quote, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” was likely said by Marie Therese, the wife of Louis XIV, 100 years before her birth (your blog mistress has made something of a … Continue reading

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