October 07, 2010

Fashion: I said big monsieur!


"I hear nothing but balls and high heads-so enormous that nobody can sit upright in their coaches, but stoop forward as if they had got the children's collick."

8 comments

  1. Goodness... they must have had a horrid neck ache at the end of the day!

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  2. Too bad it's not still acceptable to wear rose crowns and divine dresses like that. Love everything about this picture :) Paris in Pink

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  3. And just imagine how bad it all smelled: you used grease to get it all in place, and of course you left it that way as long as possible because it was so much work (read: you didn't wash it too often).

    Yuck!

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  4. Perhaps better to be a milkmaid? I loved the scene in Marie Antoinette where she laughs with delight at her huge, tipping wig. Katherine Louise

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  5. Ick yes, for smell we would need some serious pomades! But neck aches can be helped with lots of pillows to prop it against! :o) At least she looks fashionable!

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  6. what does she mean she "hears nothing of high heads"?

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  7. @Amirak101 I think she meant all everyone was talking about were the balls to attend and women wearing their hair ridiculously high, ah the eighteenth century! :o)

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  8. It's so 18th century, so marie antoinettish!

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