Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Inspiration

We have dabbled a little in Marie-inspired dress in this previous post, but Halloween is coming and as we all know, further discussion is needed to perfect the ultimate costume. Elements of the Perfect Marie Antoinette costume: 1. The perfect wig. Antoinette's Atelier on Etsy specializes in ornate wigs embellished with ribbon, curls and fabulousness. … Continue reading Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Inspiration

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Marie tells a reader how to be gorgeous, stay slim, and how to have her cake and eat it too

In this Sunday Series, Marie Antoinette takes a break from her other wordly duties to guide mortals on their Earthly way. To send Marie your own question or dilemma, write to whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. My Dearest Queen, Despite the fact that you have been dead for 200 years, your presence on our society … Continue reading Marie tells a reader how to be gorgeous, stay slim, and how to have her cake and eat it too

Ballets! Exhibits! Mark your calendars for Marie Events!

Love Marie? I've tried to compile a range of events around the country for educatin' and enculturatin'. Take a look. (And if you know of one I've missed, please share). 1. Oct. 29-30, Conference: Fictions of Art History, Clark, Williamston, MA 2. Dec. 5, Lecture with Olivier Bernier, Madame de Pompadour and the Glamour of … Continue reading Ballets! Exhibits! Mark your calendars for Marie Events!

Marie Antoinette Cards…and a giveaway!

We've done our share of party planning but when I saw these Marie-inspired cards at a store near my house, I had to post them. They're made by a card company called Calypso and they are fabulous. Cards for birthdays... Even a Birthday Wish from Napoleon himself Not to forget weddings Or new babies Buy … Continue reading Marie Antoinette Cards…and a giveaway!

Reader Mailbag: Addressing — and Recognizing — Proper Ladies

In this Sunday Series, readers ask the last queen of the Ancien Regime questions about etiquette, love and life. To have your question answered, write Marie Antoinette at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Dear Queen ( I do not know how to formally salute you :P), One of the questions I most ever wanted to … Continue reading Reader Mailbag: Addressing — and Recognizing — Proper Ladies

The leaked script from the new show Versailles and other links: fashions, plastic surgery and video lectures inspired by the queen!

An exhibit featuring Marie Antoinette imagined with plastic Surgery! Herve Leger's Spring 2011 bandage dress inspired by Marie's underpinnings! Virginia Shearer's free video lecture on Marie as a patron of the arts A belated tribute to the Princesse Lamballe's birth and death anniversary. Photos of Napoleon III's apartments And of course....the leaked script from the … Continue reading The leaked script from the new show Versailles and other links: fashions, plastic surgery and video lectures inspired by the queen!

Imbibe! The Marie Antoinette Cocktail

In this Wednesday series we tackle Marie Antoinette party ideas. We’ve covered cakes [here and here] and invitations [here and here] and even party accessories, dress code and decor. Today we enjoy a specialty cocktail. There are various Marie Antoinette cocktail recipes online. Honestly, most of them sound terrible. Marie would not have had even … Continue reading Imbibe! The Marie Antoinette Cocktail