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poll: the favourite dress
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Author:  Athlynne [ Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:44 am ]
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I think I like the en gaulle dresses best...


Author:  Vivienne [ Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:44 pm ]
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I have thought about your interesting question for a while Aurora, and I just can`t decide.

I realise why --- I love them all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really like the beautiful, gentle, flowing simplicity of the later years - but I also love the full-on, over the top, amazing (how they all must have suffered for this brand of beauty....) magnificent creations of the early years.

It would be my idea of heaven to discover a wardrobe full of these/this wonderful style of clothes and try them all on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(with matching hair pieces of course ........) :D


Author:  Aurora [ Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:25 am ]
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I agree dear Vivienne, it would be a heaven!
I have had my part of it sometimes when performing, but the costumes and wigs were of course a little more moderate than Marie Antoinette's. And no original jewels! (sigh)

Author:  Vivienne [ Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:12 pm ]
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This sounds so interesting, Aurora. Would you tell us a little more...


Author:  Aurora [ Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:35 pm ]
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Nothing very special, really. Just concerts with period music. I have a wig made for me in the theatre where I have personal contacts and I bought a costume designed late 18th century-like (and transformed it a little), fake jewels, fan etc. Everything was made so that I could have free movements when playing and moving, so ,for example, I had to cancel the original idea of wearing a heavy corset to have something much lighter. Perhaps we also add some poems (actor) in the future, but as you know life can sometimes be so busy and I cannot concentrate on these projects only. It is a great fun, but the complete costume and wig makes you feel actually sweating.

Author:  Vivienne [ Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:10 pm ]
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I see you are suffering for your art Aurora !!!!!!!!!!

What fun though ...... I bet you look great, and a treat for your audience.


Author:  Aurora [ Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:55 pm ]
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Thank you for your kind words, dear Vivienne!
I too hesitate between the answers for my favourite dress for Marie Antoinette, by the way. I think the most suitable colours in costumes for her are different kinds of blues, cream, maybe light green also. She is like "Spring" in the colour-analysis with a warm golden touch in hair and blue eyes.

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:58 am ]
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She also loved deep reds and deep violets, didn't she ?
Lie-de-vin, bordeaux, sang-de-boeuf, burgondy... These suits so admirably her delicate complexion...

Author:  Aurora [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:36 pm ]
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Oui, pourquoi pas.

Author:  Merteuil [ Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:21 am ]
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I voted for the "en gaulle" style because it represents the Queen's personality so well. That style symbolises her wish to break out from the constraints of court formality. It reprsents her yearning for freedom and genuine friendships - as opposed to the false relationships that inevitably accompany extreme formality.
Esthetically, I love all the styles you submitted for vote. And I love the blue velvet dress. I just love 18th century costumes in general!
My favourite Marie Antoinette dress is the pale blue one she wears on the "a la Rose" portrait displayed on web site banner, on the left.

Author:  Louis XVI [ Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:19 pm ]
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I voted for en gaulle as well. :D

As you say Merteuil, it best portrays her personal style and character. One can picture her in a simple white dress with sash and a straw hat, picnicing on the lawn of the Trianon overlooking the lake...ahhhhhhh. :wink:

Author:  Elizabeth [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:31 am ]
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Oh, you all are so convincing of your choices :wink: I could not choose now, although I am entirely swept away also by the description and the actual portrait of the Queen in her blue velveteen. Yet the simpler costume reflect her inner essence more, no? I shall have more exposure to her portraits before the vote.

Author:  shes like a rainbow [ Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:17 pm ]
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in white/muslim...because it showed how genuine of a person she was, being a queen and all. it also made her look pure and angelic which matches her true being to me.

Author:  Elizabeth [ Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:31 pm ]
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Ok, I did vote for the velvet! :D

Author:  Strand_of_pearls [ Mon May 07, 2007 11:50 pm ]
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Could someone post pictures of the gowns in the poll?

It would be very helpful.

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