… ‘I had friends. The idea of being forever separated from them and from all their troubles is one of the greatest sorrows that I suffer in dying. Let them at least know that to my latest moment I thought of them’. I told myself I wouldn’t cry. I cried.
Marie Antoinette’s Last Letter Stained By Her Tears
“16th October, 4.30 A.M.
It is to you, my sister, that I write for the last time. I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, for such is only for criminals, but to go and rejoin your brother. Innocent like him, I hope to show the same firmness in my last moments. I am calm, as one is when one’s conscience reproaches one with nothing. I feel profound sorrow in leaving my poor children: you know that I only lived for them and for you, my good and tender sister.
And the best villain of them all …
I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.
” … Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? “
Lost my source (sorry!) 1862 Costume Ball. Photographer: Joseph Albert (Don’t know who originally found the source but cheers!)
2. Portrait of two ladies at Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
3. Portrait of participant of the Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
4. Anna Pavlova Dressed in costume for The fairy doll - photograph by Matzene Studio - c. possibly 1916
Brian Kesinger shared this amazing photo on Facebook of Victorian (ninja pirates) ladies hitting the gym in 1899! The lady on the far right closest to the camera has a beautiful head of hair (and ridiculously small wrists)!
I have an announcement to make and I feel it’s a decision that has been made for the best. I’ve grown so much since I graduated in July, I’ve traveled the world, I have a BA after my name, I’m taking my drivers test in the United States on Friday … so many milestones have been passed in such a short time. I’ve found myself staring into the mirror each day looking into the eyes of a completely new person.
Things have happened that I’m not ready to talk about yet (I’m still waiting for news but kind thoughts are always welcome) and I feel that if I close my eyes the last 23 years have just been a blur. It’s not been an easy transition from over.seas to over.here. I’ll be honest because there is so much dishonesty in this world, it’s been a struggle. Driving, grocery shopping, accents, getting use to waking up to a crowded home, having people ask me how my day was, and then asking in return. It’s new and it’s so damn refreshing.
Now that I have settled in over.here I’m discovering friendships that I once cherished were merely cobwebs in the shadow waiting to be torn down to uncover something different. New friends are in my life, rays of light that cast away shadows. In the middle of discovering who I am and who they are not I’ve grown into something brighter and better.
And so the only thing in life that I can be certain of right now is change. Nothing will be the same, each day we may wake up and go through the same mundane routines but I can assure you that something will be different. There will be new things to smile over, new pleasures to take, new hardships to overcome. I can’t promise you it will be beautiful everyday but I can promise constant change.
I find that thought frighteningly comforting and I’m learning to embrace that. Which is why I’m taking my online experience to new places. I love costuming, I love fashion … but I love so much more and I want you to love it too. So in addition to the costumes I’m adding new parts, things that I’m discovering about myself, things that I don’t commonly share. I hope to have more involvement with my followers here on Tumblr. It’s approaching 00,000. It’s double digits from here, we’re about to ascend new heights and I’d like you to join me in this journey.
RÔLE: Phèdre ARTISTES: Annie Ducaux
DESCRIPTIF COSTUME: Robe de style XVIIe siècle en velours bordeaux garni de galons de dentelle or et d’applications de feuilles en cuir doré à la taille. Sous-jupe en soie couleur café façonnée. Manches et col en coton et dentelle blancs.
DESCRIPTIF COSTUME: Costume de style empire. Robe à taille haute en moire rose pâle, manches ballons avec rangs de perles et broderies dans le bas de la robe. Manteau de cour avec traîne en velours rouge brodé or.
DATE DE PRODUCTION: 1996-05-25
LIEU DE PRODUCTION: Comédie-Française, Paris (Salle Richelieu)
A) COLLECTION: Comédie-Française
DESCRIPTIF COSTUME: Pourpoint en soie gris perle. Applications de dentelle argent, paillettes, pierres. Culotte en soie parme avec résille argent. Rhingrave en soie gris perle, dentelle argent.
DESCRIPTIF COSTUME: Pourpoint en soie jaune pâle, applications de dentelle or, et paillettes. Culotte bouffante en soie jaune pâle couverte de résille or. Canons dentelle. Rhingrave en soie jaune pâle. Rubans or, blanc, jaune. Galons et paillettes or.
ARTISTES: Elsa Lepoivre
DESCRIPTIF COSTUME: Robe longue en soie rose clair avec grands motifs de fleurs roses et bleues. Jupe bouillonnée. Manches en lingerie blanche