Marie Antoinette’s Last Day

Marie Antoinette was taken to the scaffold today in 1793. She heard her sentence at 4 a.m. when the jurors filed into the hall. She was exhausted from a two-day trial accusing her of everything from espionage to incest. She was weak from  uterine bleeding, little food and lack of sleep. She heard the verdict … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s Last Day

Advice from the queen: Cut, then burn the purse strings

It’s Sunday. That means that the former queen of France tells you about the mistakes she made so you won't make them too.  If you find yourself in need of advice from the former Queen of France, please email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Madame, my Queen,  I have a sister who can't quite keep … Continue reading Advice from the queen: Cut, then burn the purse strings

WWMAD: Dealing with snarky, underminy women

Every Sunday, Marie Antoinette doles out the advice only she can give about love, life and relationships. To have the queen weigh in on your dilemma, email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at wordpress dot com. Your majesty the Queen, I'm the new girl at my job and one of my coworkers has disliked me from the start. I'm … Continue reading WWMAD: Dealing with snarky, underminy women

Happy Birthday, Marie Antoinette!

Maybe you  have a soft-spot for frippery, abundance and fun. Or maybe you are so into Marie Antoinette that you started a blog about her. Ahem. Regardless, you can consider paying tribute to her today, November 2, the anniversary of her birth in 1755. Ways to remember Marie: Enjoy her favorite things: Start the morning … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Marie Antoinette!

WWMAD: A queen saves a joke for later

In this Sunday series, Marie Antoinette answers questions about love and life. To have your own question answered, send it along to whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Your highness, I'm absolutely mortified. While at a party my friends and I saw a woman with the most ridiculous hat. It was one of those moments when … Continue reading WWMAD: A queen saves a joke for later

Marie Antoinette’s Last Day

    Marie Antoinette was taken to the scaffold today in 1793. She heard her sentence at 4 a.m. when the jurors filed into the hall. She was exhausted from a two-day trial accusing her of everything from espionage to incest. She was weak from  uterine bleeding, little food and lack of sleep. She heard … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s Last Day

Exhibits of note for 18th Century-o-philes

Here are some more 18th century events from around the country if you are in these areas in the next few weeks. 1. Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915, October 2, 2010–April 3, 2011, Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Follow fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Enlightenment onward. 2. Thomas … Continue reading Exhibits of note for 18th Century-o-philes