Wednesday, 19 September 2012

All eyes will be on you

Have I told you before I love period films? Now you do, here's another one.

How intricate are those details on the bodice. 

Directed by Sofia Coppola and based loosely on the life of Marie Antoinette, the Dauphine of France. 2006 film- Marie Antoinette played by Kristen Dunst is a delight to watch.

Aren't the fans just exquisite?
Marie Antoinette and her ladies in waiting

"There are a lot of people at Versailles today."
"Yes, there are." 
"Those are my last words to that woman"
Don't you just love the hand painted headboard?

Betrothed to Louis XVI at age 15 and became queen of France at 19, however both King Louis and Marie Antoinette was too young and inexperience to rule when his predecessor dies.

Ruffle details down the front, lovely. 

"Oh, you were not what was desired, but that makes you no less dear to me. A boy would have been the Son of France, but you, Marie Thérèse, shall be mine." 

Indifferent of the poverty and unrest among the people, Marie Antoinette maintains her lavish lifestyles while Louis continues his support on foreign warfare.

The film ends when the royal family was forced to uproot and make leave for Paris during the French Revolution.

"Are you admiring your lime avenue?"
"I'm just saying good-bye."

I love the bright, colorful dresses, the elaborate hair and head pieces. The beautiful gardens of Versailles and the over the top decor. The whole film is an eye candy.

 "Is your hair quite tall enough today? Maybe you can keep a pet in there or something."

Marie Antoinette was beautiful, charming and scandalous, and she has great taste.
Considered as a fashionista in her time, her style is something to look out for.
*Photos from and


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