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 that had it been in existence that Marie and her friends would have driven on … Continue reading Marie, Marie Christmas (and a little Vampire Weekend)

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 sketches...(more here) Then we'll add color In greens and yellows And pinks and purples. Then … Continue reading Rococo, hot pink, craftastic fabrics

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 my mother still tells me to sit up straight. This annoys me. It also feels … Continue reading WWMAD: On Royal Bearing, Staying Calm and Carrying On

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 do much in the way of shopping or card sending or anything at all (which, … Continue reading Friday Prettiness Fix: Guillotine tie, Pouf Tee, more

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 a Victorian Star Trek and this Paris apartment that was left untouched for 70 years. … Continue reading Sofia Coppola, The Retronaut and a lock of the queen’s hair

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, but frankly, not the gift giving. All I end up with are Bath & Body … Continue reading WWMAD: Can I ask for cash this Christmas?

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. This snazzy tree...Ornaments and cards...This is just a sample and there's more on the blog … Continue reading More Marie Christmas decor, cards