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 Marie Antoinette as a part of the pop culture. 
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Elle wrote:
Yes this Barbie is Beautiful, but it is a barbie face, like she is in costume.

I agree. She is gorgeous, very idealized.

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Very!

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I think Marie Antoinette is definitely part of today's Pop Culture, and I think she would be glad to know it. She permeates today with an aesthetic she was famous for. She definitely had an eye for beauty and surrounding herself with it and that is something most of us strive for. She had a love for glamor, fashion, art, parties, perfume, and big hair, and what girl doesn't. Marie Antoinette possessed a timeless force of character that is very easy to relate to. At the heart of it she was just a normal woman caught up in an extraordinary milieu who lived life on her own terms, made mistakes, and celebrated triumphs just as we all do. I believe each and every one of us has a story, a struggle, a remarkable epoch in our lives that at the time we may feel is beyond ourselves and our own capabilities. I feel the example Marie Antoinette set in hers was that she followed her beliefs to the very end. Yes albeit for her a very sad end, but I don't think she went to the scaffold with a bit of regret. So if we look past Marie Antoinette as an incredible marketing tool for gorgeous silk embroidered pillows, sumptuous jewelery, and beautifully packaged tea and macaroons, we can see the woman whose character and sense of truth to herself is just as relevant and inspirational today as it was over two hundred years ago. Viva la Reine, indeed.


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I agree with the most of the things you wrote and I love how you put it.
However I think that we should have a good taste and that all market products should be created in style, in order to celebrate Marie Antoinette’s life not to mock her. I don’t find anything amusing about her death so dolls with removable heads are just too much for me, especially that action figure.


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loose the "lety them eat cake" and id like it. i find the vase(?) insulting

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Because the cakes?

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I think the cakes, and there is something slightly repugnant about commercialising her image by plastering her face over something so average and crude like a pot. A nice jewellery piece "inspired" by Marie Antoinette or an item similiar to what she owned like her sillage de la reine would be nice. I just don't like the idea of wearing a tacky t shirt with the Marie Antoinette movie logo and the odious "Let them eat cake" slogan. How irresponsible! :angryfire:

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Very well put Mrs. B, and how inspiring.
and to Delicate Fleur, I am ashamed that I had wanted a shirt like that, just because it said Marie Antoinette on it. :oops: Maybe without the Let them eat cake. Surely Sophia Coppola had nothing to do with that? The pot, you do make a good point. although it is a beautiful and famous painting, maybe because it is on a pot makes it Disrespectful. like a popcorn bowl, or maybe a vase. We all do like that picture though. so the Manufacturer figured it would sell, rather than to do it in her china pattern (which I would love) but people may not instantly make a connection with. They would have to be told, or be scholars. I think Pop culture is more common than that. Edit: Looking again, yes the cakes make that pot very horrible and insulting!!!! She would be hurt and insulted! :angry5:

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Wearing this t-shirt with M.A. logo for me is, well…stupid. This t-shirt is not interesting at all and yes, tacky. I would love to wear a t-shirt with a rose and some small initial of our dear queen. :angel10:

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Dear, there is nothing particularly "wrong" with wanting a Marie Antoinette t-shirt (each to their own) it's just the "Let them eat cake". I'm sure Coppola didn't endorse the tshirt but the company she is affiliated with would've licensed the logo to just about anything. Yes, it's just seeing the lovely portrait on common, household items that I find distasteful it's like they've become effigies or icons to trade on.

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I have a small note book that I bought in Versailles with the same portrait of Marie Antoinette (by the way, this is the portrait of her that I like the least) and I write smart thoughts in it (of famous writers, philosophers…)! :angel5:

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Marija Vera wrote:
Because the cakes?

because the idea of he official portrait on a vase used for holding cake!! whats does that make her a food platter decoration?
Marija Vera wrote:
I have a small note book that I bought in Versailles with the same portrait of Marie Antoinette (by the way, this is the portrait of her that I like the least) and I write smart thoughts in it (of famous writers, philosophers…)! :angel5:

now if her picture was literary or musically used im sure she would love it

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I like the idea of her still being a patron of the arts, because she still influence's many trends.


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Marija Vera wrote:
I have a small note book that I bought in Versailles with the same portrait of Marie Antoinette (by the way, this is the portrait of her that I like the least) and I write smart thoughts in it (of famous writers, philosophers…)! :angel5:



That is a perfect way to use your note book. She would Love it as well, I think.

Most of this stuff would insult her in some way, and it is very cruel of companies to make this stuff, after 220 years. Even the Barbie, she should Not be wearing the necklace it is disrespectful. Marie Antoinette went out of her way not to buy that necklace. And your right, that is a stupid shirt.and tacky.
:angry9: Also, I was surprised to read the post where She was Disrespected in her own home, by the tour guide(s) at Versailles, They did that to her when I was there along time ago. I really think that has got to come to an end. That is completely unforgivable. and if I hear anything like that when I go back, :angry4:

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Elle wrote:
That is a perfect way to use your note book. She would Love it as well, I think.
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