Sunday movie night… who is she?

marie antoinette
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun- The Met

Happy Sunday Evening, I am currently back in my lovely apartment watching Marie Antoinette feat Kirsten Dunst- it’s a bit of an older movie that I highly recommend to those who love a quirky-historic(ky)-comedy.

Speaking of… I’ve heard some interesting things about the infamous Marie Antoinette. Supposedly Thomas Jefferson once said that if not for Marie Antoinette, there might have been no French Revolution. How doubtful…. She in fact was not the reason for the revolution, as France had been in debt and broke years before her arrival. Unfortunately she was used as THE target of French publications especially because Louis XVI had no mistresses therefore she was the only woman who was blamed and spoken ill of at the time. ALSO did you know she never even uttered the words “Let them eat cake!” WELL, How would you like it if someone said that you said something which you never did, and not only that, but long after you’re dead, that’s what you’re known for… ?!

Misinterpreted as a woman with many lovers of both men and women, that was actually not the case. Although they say she had a very close companion while queen, it’s unsure of whether or not the relationship was romantic in any way. She is depicted as an inventor of extravagance, though she merely adapted to the lifestyle rather than created it. Though she loved luxury in all it’s forms surprisingly she and her seamstress designed together the “little white dress,” which utterly blew people away, because when worn she “didn’t look like a queen.” Let alone the QUEEN OF FRANCE who was known for her opulent, excessively extravagant feather-some and fashionable attire… and now she was for casualness? It’s all quite funny that we try to understand the actions and what was exactly said by people from hundreds of years ago.

She was the last queen of France before the revolution.

The young queen was married to Louis XVI when she was 14 and into the world of stress and chaos, yet beauty and grandiose she went. Her story is unknown I feel like. I feel like… I could read about her and I could talk about what I read about her but to be honest, I don’t know her. All I know is, that elaborate and glorious hairstyle of hers- the transformative affect she had on women.

“I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.”

So for now, that’s all guys. Till next time. Zzz…. 😉


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