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French History Lesson*

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~this is "Marie Antoinette à la Rose", one of the most famous portraits of Marie Antoinette;
it was meant to counteract the scandal caused by the 'muslin' dress portrait, by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
... Besides reading steamy hot & sleazzzy Jackie Collins novels (ehem, don't judge!), I do enjoy reading other books (& sleazy gossip magazines!!) Over the weekend I was reading a fascinating book, 'Marie Antoinette The Journey' by Antonia Fraser. Thus, inspired me to do this very post. Her history still intrigues me... Anyway, let's watch a little fun Youtube~ shall we?
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oh lala~ how decadent+fabulousss...enjoy!
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.....you do know what happened to 'Madame Fabulous' at the end right?!
Public execution by guillotine is no fun I tell ya' ~NO FUN!! ouch* + humiliating!
Anywayyyy...
do you think I can be a good history teacher? ~errr-errr???
"Class dismissed darrrlings!"
~XOXO*

28 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

My dang school district ethernet won't let me watch youtube, so I'll have to come back for that part . . . but guillotines are terrifying. Plus, who cleaned up the head? HORRORS!

Simply Mel said...

I would sit on the very front row of your history class ~ and never miss a day of lectures!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

hahaha...
don't forget to bring me an apple!
On second thought; I prefer apple pies~ YUM*

Melanie's Randomness said...

My mom is obsessed with her. She would definitely be someone from history I would love to meet.

Jan said...

Now I want candy ...
and satin shoes ... and jewels ...
and a servant (or two)!
You're cool Lenore.

Kristin said...

You just made me want to go rent that flick. I can't believe I haven't seen it yet. And I'm STARVING now too!

Savvy Gal said...

Oh I will look up the book too. : )

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! I would definitely take your class!

photojoy said...

There are lots of books on her and it's interesting to know each has its own way to understand her personality and tragedy. Reading history books is really telling me lots. I love this post. Thanks!

Shaddy said...

You've motivated me to look her up on the internet. I hate to admit it but I can't remember anything about her except perhaps she was beheaded!!!???? Why, I haven't a clue.

I'm so ill-informed but what can I say. I'm off to get the scoop on the details. TaTa

Callie Grayson said...

I would always be on time for your history class!
I loved this part of the movie, all the shoes, jewels and sweets!!
what an confection treat!
xx
callie

Saving Capulet said...

I love her! unfortunately I haven't seen the movie with Kirsten Dunst but I love all her clothes and her style. I remember her famous quote, let them eat cake

Kwana said...

Thanks for the video. I so enjoyed that movie.

Homemaker Man said...

Sometimes you're just the coolest, dude.

Michael Rivers said...

That would NOT be fun!! If I ever get to wear a crown, I want to be alive for a long time!!

Bathwater said...

Well I guess you touched the important points.

Brandi said...

Oh, now I want candy and cupcakes and delicious treats. Marie Antoinette was fascinating -- so much power, so very young.

Caroline said...

I loved that movie! And yes, I will sit next to Melissa in the front row of your lectures :)

janettaylor said...

I loved this movie! :D

Heliomar Melo said...

I loved this movie and i liked a lot the portraits of Marie Antoinette.

The blog is beautiful! Congratulations!

See you!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh darling, you know what they say... too much candy will rot your teeth! haha! really decadent! xo

Laura Trevey said...

Lenore,

You should read "The Other Boleyn Girl" - One of my favorites... A wonderful story and you learn so much of the history of the Boleyn girls.

Glamour Bbey. said...

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How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! She's lovely.

Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
Love, Cindy.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Merci everyone!
Youtube is a wonderful 'learning institution' I must say!
hehe*

Kris said...

Fab post and clip! Brought it all together. ;o)

The Cottage Cheese said...

That video is so fun! Pure decadence - Luxurious silks, Jewels, pugs, cakes, and champagne... what a life!

Kitty Stampede said...

LOVE!

Dustjacket Attic said...

I want to eat those cakes and try on shoes...thank you!

What a gorgeous portrait makes me want to visit an art gallery.
xoxo