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This specifique hairdo with a ship on it was called "la belle poule". This was the name of the winning ship. Actually, another lady wore it, not Marie Antoinette, even if she is supposed to in "Jefferson in Paris" !

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Does anyone know what was used for powder in the 18th century? Also a modern substitute? And what was the name of the hairstyle with the ship on top?

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They used normal powder, of course not the compact powder we usually use for our make up, but a loose powder that was sprinkled on the wigs and hairdos by using a sort of little bellows. After this operation tha powder in excess was removed by using a very fine comb. :wink:

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There is a book called 'The Strange Story of False Hair' which covers how wigs were made. They didn't use hair spray of course, since that wasn't invented until the 1940s, but they used a grease pomander and the white was usually wheat powder whitened with chalk (and sometimes lead). The wigs were sometimes human hair, sometimes horse hair, depending on the quality and cost for the client. Before 1770 women's hair was often not a wig, but their own hair, which hairpieces were added to to obtain some fullness (the largest hairstyles were during the 1770s and early 1780s). The accuracy of dyeing hair to match your own was limited so the powder also served to make all the hair appear as your own -- as well as give a timeless, ageless, classical beauty.


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This use of additional hair pieces is illustrated in the movie "Jefferson in Paris".

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I wonder if you could store things in one's coif. I know I would store things within my hair, if it was possible. Do you think people used their wigs to store items, i.e. Marge Simpson?

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Well they weren't supposed to socially but I'm sure someone took advantage of it at one point or another!

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It would be interesting to see if anyone actually did that. :lol:. I don't know I'm just weird like that.I hope you don't mind my quirkiness ( or anyone for that matter) if you do, please let me know. :)

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Hello everyone,

I just came across this site today and i love it! Marie Antoinette is very, very dear to me. Ever since I was a young girl I have been enchanted by her. I don't have enough time to explain my feelings...

But, anyways, that's not the point. I'm a cosmetology student and as a project I want to recreate one of her hairstyles.I've looked all over for anything that could point me in the right direction. So, if anyone knows of any books, websites or just has any helpful advice, please send it my way.

Also, I'm also looking for any helpful tool on learning the french language and customs. So, if you have any information I would be so happy.


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Welcome! :angel3:
I have some pictures but that’s not very helpful. If you learn something more about this, please share information with us!


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Thanks so much. When I have this done, I'll be sure to post some pictures.


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Hi Ameila-Marie,
There is a thread down a bit from this, called 18th cent Bouffants and coiffs. about four posts down there is a link to a German site that gives step by step instructions for several styles. these are old instructions and very interesting. The link is from Rose Bertin, and then the directions were translated by Vittoria Francesca Savon. anyway, you would probably like this link. :angel3:

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thanks so much!


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you are welcome, and if you do create something please post a picture of your creation, as I am sure it would be of the utmost interest to all of us here!

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