Dauphine de France

It's a funny thing how all of a sudden Marie Antoinette is on everyone's mind and everyone's blog. Even today I received an email from Urban Outfitters on how to get the late Queen's look. Which I find amusing. I've been obsessed with the Austrian since I was little and very obsessed with the female portraiture artist, Louise √Člisabeth Vig√©e Le Brun, who captured the Queen's image through the years. I've always loved the Neoclassic/Rococo style of painting (along with history of costume, but that's another story), and I have derived my own painting style from that and the classic styles Neoclassicism is based on. Namely the long neck and long fingers reminiscent of the classic painter, Parmigianino. 

So enough with the art history lesson, the reason why I brought this up is a dressed as Marie a few years ago... man like 5 years ago? And I wanted to share with you my look.

The dress my mom made for the US Bicentennial in 1976 and if you want to split hairs I know it's US Colonial and not French... but hey I had it! :)

See my hair? That's all my own. No wig here. So here's the question, do you want to know how to fashion your hair like Dauphine? Do you do you? It's quite easy, sturdy, and fun!

Well I will give a tutorial if you guys want!



Anonymous | January 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

I want the tutorial!

tess | January 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

I've always loved Marie Antoinette, part of my obsession with historical frivolity. Versailles was one of my favorite parts of my visit to Paris. I've always admired Le Brun for her flattering portraiture, something quite hard to find back in those days.

You look fantastic!

She is Sara | January 30, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Dude I loved her as well! I was so pissed when they made that movie a few years ago (Jason Schwartzman adorableness aside) the costumes bothered m, it's like Kirstin Dunst, wear a corset please!

Anyways, you look awesome. The hair is epic.

Victoria / Justice Pirate | January 31, 2011 at 5:55 AM

HAHAHA oh goodness I can't believe you did that with your hair. You're adorable. This dress is beyond amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as are you!

Ebony | February 1, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Love your hair! I know it's terrible but sometime hate when things I like become super popular. It's like the secret's out... haha.

Awesome costume - what was it for?

Meg! | February 2, 2011 at 5:23 PM

I want a tutorial! I love 18th century fashion! Bring back the powdered wig!!!