08.12Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: 08.12

August 17, 2012

Farewell, My Queen: Movie Review

Well, finally I had the chance to go see Farewell, My Queen. The story for the script was adapted from a novel by the same name. In July it hit select theaters in the states.

August 04, 2012

The resting place of kings: Saint Denis

 Basilica of St Denis

 "the wonderful and uninterrupted light of most sacred windows" - Abbot Suger

I have a keen interest in tomb sculpture and was very excited to visit Saint Denis. The French cathedral was the site of royal French tombs for centuries. It once sat outside of Paris but is now within city lines. The interior is open and spacious, and amazing light is filtered through windows.

August 03, 2012

The Robe à la française [Poll]

It's the Fashion!

Today I want to remind you of the enduring fashion that was the Robe à la française, which provided (along with the support of big hoop skirts) the ideal feminine shape/form of the 18th century.