What We’re Watching When We Watch Victoria and The Crown

It's a wonderful time for a monarchist, darlings, and I can't say enough for the programming these days exploring the challenges a queen like me faces, like Victoria and The Crown. A royal's life has special challenges and it's about time I had some shows that I could relate to. I came across a piece I … Continue reading What We’re Watching When We Watch Victoria and The Crown

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There’s a Marie Antoinette Connection to Melania Trump’s Inaugural Gown

Over the past few weeks, there had been a lot of talk about the new American First Lady and who might or might not dress her for the inauguration. Of course, these stories use themselves up in the telling. Some of them were right -- Ralph Lauren did design her very elegant coat for the swearing … Continue reading There’s a Marie Antoinette Connection to Melania Trump’s Inaugural Gown

Augmented Reality Helps You See Marie Antoinette’s Last Days Like Never Before

I was so fortunate, dear hearts, to visit the Conciergerie this past May. The Conciergerie, you know was the former home to French kings in the 14th century. That is until they decamped for Versailles in the 1600s. Years passed and the massive space with its cavernous halls was turned into a prison that eventually … Continue reading Augmented Reality Helps You See Marie Antoinette’s Last Days Like Never Before

This Cake Has a Working Chandelier

First off, you thought I wasn't coming back, weren't you? You thought I was teasing you, as I've done so many times before. Darlings, you know me so well. You weren't wrong to think such things. Anyway, it has come to my attention that Cake Opera Co., the makers of the most awe-inspiring Marie-inspired cakes … Continue reading This Cake Has a Working Chandelier

Make 2017 Your Most Marie Year Yet

Darlings! I was gone, I was back, I was gone again. And now here I am. But please don't think I'm not your constant star. I am. It's just the clouds get in the way from time to time. You've likely seen your fill of stories about how to make the most of this very … Continue reading Make 2017 Your Most Marie Year Yet

Watch this: A Short Film Inspired by Fragonard

3 posts in as many weeks! I am on fire. Soon, one could even say I blog regularly. Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we? You surely know The Progress of Love, the series of Fragonard paintings commissioned by one Madame du Barry, the Mistress of Louis XV? Ghetto Film School, a Bronx-based … Continue reading Watch this: A Short Film Inspired by Fragonard