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oh, marie antoinette!
A blog honouring everyone's favourite decadent Queen.

"I wish I could go with you."

- This is ridiculous.

- This, madame, is Versailles.

Favourite Screen Costumes || Marie’s pink and blue outfit (Marie Antoinette 2006)

Costumes by: Milena Canonero

Requested by malimarie

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So done for tonight… Art of Marie Antoinette, part 1. #art #france #color #pencils #drawing

Favourite Screen Costumes || Marie’s french transformation outfit (Marie Antoinette 2006)

Costumes by: Milena Canonero


The Hall of Mirrors reflects the reign of the Sun King in Versailles, France, July 1989

The Hall of Mirrors reflects the reign of the Sun King in Versailles, France, July 1989

get to know me meme: [5/] favorite movies → Marie Antoinette 

ma: This is ridiculous.

cdn: This, Madame, is Versailles. 

"Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness."
vivelareine:


One day I unintentionally threw [the comtesse de Noailles] into a terrible agony. The Queen was receiving I know not whom,—some persons just presented, I believe; the lady of honour, the Queen’s tirewoman, and the ladies of the bedchamber, were behind the Queen. I was near the throne, with the two women on duty. All was right,—at least I thought so.
Suddenly I perceived the eyes of Madame de Noailles fixed on mine. She made a sign with her head, and then raised her eyebrows to the top of her forehead, lowered them, raised them again, then began to make little signs with her hand. From all this pantomime, I could easily perceive that something was not as it should be; and as I looked about on all sides to find out what it was, the agitation of the Countess kept increasing.
The Queen, who perceived all this, looked at me with a smile; I found means to approach her Majesty, who said to me in a whisper, ‘Let down your lappets, or the Countess will expire.’ All this bustle arose from two unlucky pins which fastened up my lappets, whilst the etiquette of costume said ‘Lappets hanging down.’

—the memoirs of Madame Campan

vivelareine:

One day I unintentionally threw [the comtesse de Noailles] into a terrible agony. The Queen was receiving I know not whom,—some persons just presented, I believe; the lady of honour, the Queen’s tirewoman, and the ladies of the bedchamber, were behind the Queen. I was near the throne, with the two women on duty. All was right,—at least I thought so.

Suddenly I perceived the eyes of Madame de Noailles fixed on mine. She made a sign with her head, and then raised her eyebrows to the top of her forehead, lowered them, raised them again, then began to make little signs with her hand. From all this pantomime, I could easily perceive that something was not as it should be; and as I looked about on all sides to find out what it was, the agitation of the Countess kept increasing.

The Queen, who perceived all this, looked at me with a smile; I found means to approach her Majesty, who said to me in a whisper, ‘Let down your lappets, or the Countess will expire.’ All this bustle arose from two unlucky pins which fastened up my lappets, whilst the etiquette of costume said ‘Lappets hanging down.’

—the memoirs of Madame Campan

marymorevnas:

"This is ridiculous" "This, Madame, is Versailles"

happy birthday kams!

lionessdonotweep:

Women in History: Queens and Princesses
31) The last Madame Royale

Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France (19 December 1778 – 19 October 1851) was the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
She married her cousin, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the eldest son of the future Charles X. Once married, she assumed her husband’s title and was known as the Duchess of Angoulême. She became the Dauphine of France upon the accession of her father-in-law to the throne of France in 1824. Technically she was Queen of France for twenty minutes, in 1830, between the time her father-in-law signed the instrument of abdication and the time her husband, reluctantly, signed the same document

lionessdonotweep:

Women in History: Queens and Princesses

31) The last Madame Royale

Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France (19 December 1778 – 19 October 1851) was the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

She married her cousin, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the eldest son of the future Charles X. Once married, she assumed her husband’s title and was known as the Duchess of Angoulême. She became the Dauphine of France upon the accession of her father-in-law to the throne of France in 1824. Technically she was Queen of France for twenty minutes, in 1830, between the time her father-in-law signed the instrument of abdication and the time her husband, reluctantly, signed the same document

englishsnow:

Versailles by Irene Suchocki

vivelareine:

19th century Marie Antoinette miniature
[source: Invaluable]

vivelareine:

19th century Marie Antoinette miniature

[source: Invaluable]

godsavethefrenchqueen:

There was a time

Then it all went wrong

Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
delphes:

George Blagden as Louis XIV on the set of Versailles from Jalil Lespert’s instagram

delphes:

George Blagden as Louis XIV on the set of Versailles from Jalil Lespert’s instagram