Join me as we step into the world of Marie Antoinette, the illustrious Queen of France, and explore the comically intricate protocols, the esteemed company present, and the unfortunate twist of illness surrounding the birth of her first child. Continue reading The Birth of Marie Antoinette’s First Child: A Public Royal Affair
In the lavish courts of 18th-century France, wigs were not merely accessories but statements of social status and a means of artistic self-expression. Among the many notable figures of the era, one queen stood out for her extravagant coiffures – Marie Antoinette. Join us as we explore the evolution, styling techniques, maintenance, and mesmerising details of the wigs that adorned her royal head. The evolution … Continue reading The Magnificent Wigs of Versailles: Unveiling Marie Antoinette’s Royal Hairdos
Here’s a little tale of a time when Madame du Barry decided to crash the party. Setting the stage Picture yourself in the 18th-century French court, where drama and scandal were as common as powdered wigs. La Muette, a fancy estate surrounded by beautiful nature, served as a peaceful getaway from the chaos of Versailles. But little did they know, chaos was about to come … Continue reading The Glittering Intruder: A Tale of Madame du Barry’s Surprise Visit to La Muette
Brace yourself for a list that will leave you in awe and your wallet quivering in fear. During her time as mistress to King Louis VX, Madame du Barry amassed an enormous collection of jewels. From rings to earrings, necklaces to pendants, watches to bracelets, and an abundance of gemstones and pearls, Madame du Barry had it all. Her collection reads like a dream, boasting … Continue reading Sparkling Scandals: The Extravagant Jewels of Madame du Barry
Greetings, time-travellers and fans of all things fabulous! Get ready for a delightful journey back to the enchanting days of the Palace of Versailles, where fans were more than just fashionable accessories. They were the secret language of the court, a code of fluttering signals that whispered hidden messages. Join me as we unravel the mysteries of Fan-ology with humour and charm! The fan: your … Continue reading Unveiling the Secrets of Fan Language at Versailles: A Whirlwind Tour of Fan-ology!
In the Royal Court of Versailles in 18th-century France, power, politics, and drama intertwined. In the midst of this opulent setting, one woman stood out: Madame Sophie, the youngest daughter of King Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczyńska. Her relationships with her sisters and the king himself reveal a tapestry of sisterhood, loyalty, and the complex dynamics of courtly life. The power of sisterhood Let’s … Continue reading Madame Sophie of Versailles: Sisterhood, Secrets, and Royal Connections
Hey there, history enthusiasts and lovers of scandalous tales! Brace yourselves, folks, because we’re about to unravel the secrets of the royal bedroom! Buckle up and prepare for a wild ride as we dive into the captivating world of one of history’s most notorious Casanovas – Louis XV of France. The perks of being the king Now, we all know that being a monarch comes … Continue reading Unravelling the Amorous Adventures of Louis XV: The Unapologetically Playful King!
Step into the glamorous world of the Royal Court of Versailles, where the enigmatic Madame Adelaide took centre stage. Well, for a time, at least. As the eldest surviving daughter of Louis XV, her life was a whirlwind of alliances, rivalries, and unexpected twists. Get ready to unravel the captivating relationships that shaped her journey through power and influence. Sisterhood and solidarity Picture Madame Adelaide … Continue reading Madame Adelaide of Versailles: A Complex Tapestry of Relationships
Step into the dazzling world of 18th-century French fashion and meet Rose Bertin, a trailblazer who transformed clothing into art. She was a celebrated milliner and dressmaker whose influence on the fashion landscape of her time was unmatched. Rose had a special relationship with Marie Antoinette, the iconic queen of France, and together they created couturial magic! Rose Bertin’s influence on fashion during her time … Continue reading Rose Bertin: The Fashion Maven of Marie Antoinette’s Court
When The Sun King Louis XIV moved his court permanently to the magnificent Palace of Versailles, he made a big mistake. When considering how to house his court, he forgot (or, more likely, didn’t consider it important) to build space for the servants. The palace’s apartments were already cosy for the nobles themselves – housing the help was an ongoing issue. Continue reading Servants In The Palace Of Versailles