Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let them eat cake....

Although it is said that Marie Antoinette never said "Let them eat cake" I like it and shall use it for this blog.


I woke up this morning with Marie Antoinette on the brain. Why? I'm not sure. If you don't know the history of M.A. here is a VERY VERY short Bio.  
Marie Antoinette Jos├Ęphe Jeanne de Habsbourg-Lorraine was born Nov 2 1755 in Vienna Austria.
She was daughter to Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria Theresa, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia and ruler of the Habsburg dominions. 

In 1770, at age 15, she married 16-year-old Louis XVI of France. 1775 20 yr old Louis-Auguste is crowned King Louis XVI. 1778 They welcome their first child, Marie Therese Charlotte. She later goes on to have 3 more children one of which dies before her 1st birthday.
1793 October 16: Marie Antoinette is executed by guillotine.
If you wondering what the heck happend? Why was she executed? Then go here to read more about M.A. http://www.pbs.org/marieantoinette/index.html



The history behind Marie Antoinette is interesting and sad. You should definitely pick up a book and read up on it or click that link above for more info on her life and death. 



 I think Marie Antoinette and it makes me think about lush colors. Thanks mostly to the movie "Marie Antoinette" starring Kirsten Dunst. 
That movie is like a big cupcake waiting to be devoured. The colors are amazing and Kirsten Dunst looks beautiful. 


So I did some digging and found some amazing products that remind me of her. 
First are these shoes from 





Christian Louboutin Marie Antoinette Collection



Although there were only 36 of these shoes made I figured they were worth looking at :) They had them in blue and pink also. 




Marie Antoinette Ring








How cute would this be in your bathroom






Ring



Cherry Frosting Lip Balm








Let Them Eat Cake Boy Beater


Yeah I will be getting this for sure!








Vintage Rose Ring








Coco Pearl Fancy







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