Marie Antoinette

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Move Over, Marie Antoinette—These Giant Animal Sculptures Are Taking Over Versailles

While Paris is bustling with renewed energy and life, its nearby neighbors refuse to be outdone by the City of Light. Case in point? None other than Versailles. In addition to opening a gorgeous hotel (the Airelles Château de Versailles) this summer, the palatial property is poised to unveil a head-turning new installation. The effort, which is set to be unveiled later this week, will be the largest outdoor exhibition to date of the late French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Located on the grounds of the Trianon, it covers 50 years of creative production and is set to remain on view through October 10.
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Vacation like Marie Antoinette at Versailles's very first on-property hotel

If you've ever dreamed of vacationing like Marie Antoinette, then you'll be ecstatic to know you can now do so in the very same place where the notorious French party girl once rested her head (that is, before that whole incident with the beheading). The Palace of Versailles just opened...
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Dua Lipa Channels a Modern-Day Marie Antoinette in Custom Vivienne Westwood

Dua Lipa has a way of making camp-inspired looks work for red-carpet occasions. Today, the singer was photographed in London walking the carpet of the 2021 BRIT Awards in a corseted minidress with an asymmetric train. Channeling a modern-day Marie Antoinette (with an Amy Winehouse edge), Lipa sported a custom Vivienne Westwood look from head to toe, complete with a pearl choker and denier stocking garters. The star added a pair of the brand's lace-up platform boots to give the floor-sweeping hem a much-needed lift.
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Dua Lipa becomes a modern-day Marie Antoinette at the Brit Awards 2021

Last night music and fashion fans united to celebrate Britain’s favourite music of the year at the annual Brit Awards held at The O2 Arena. Operating with only a fifth of the event’s usual capacity, the socially-distanced soirée hosted the likes of Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Little Mix who all dressed for the occasion in typical glitzy attire. But with impeccable style, a raucous performance and two big wins, one starlet ruled them all with a red carpet look that bore a striking resemblance to a certain French monarch.
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Marie Antoinette (Mancini) Zarlenga, of N. Providence, Dies at 82

Marie A. Zarlenga (Mancini), 82 of North Providence, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Golden Crest Nursing Centre. She was the beloved wife of the late Benedetto Lucius Zarlenga. Born in North Providence, she was the daughter of the late Andrea and Albina (DiDonato) Mancini. Marie was a devoted...
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Kenny Germé and Edem Dossou Take On Marie Antoinette

For our Spring issue, the photographer Kenny Germé and the stylist Edem Dossou brought to life the essence of Marie Antoinette with the help of model Assa Baradji and some friends, including Dior, Givenchy, vintage John Galliano, and beaucoup wigs. ——— Model: Assa Baradji at Oui Management. Hair: Yumiko Hikage...
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Did Marie Antoinette really say 'Let them eat cake'?

Did Marie Antoinette really utter the infamous words, "Let them eat cake"?. The quick answer to this question is a simple "no." Marie Antoinette, the last pre-revolutionary queen of France, did not say "Let them eat cake" when confronted with news that Parisian peasants were so desperately poor they couldn't afford bread. The better question, perhaps, is: Why do we think she said it?

15 Afternoon Tea Experiences That Would Make Marie Antoinette Jealous

Dainty pastries, mini crustless sandwiches and quiches, towers of macarons overflowing on glistening tiered trays—what’s not to love? Then you throw in a few exotic tea blends, artisan tea pots, sparkling flutes of Champagne and the loveliest china we’ve ever laid eyes on and you’re really in for a lavish affair.
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After Voting No On The $15 Minimum Wage, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Had Her Marie Antoinette Moment

On Friday, the U.S. Senate voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $15. One of the votes that helped knock down the progressive proposal came from Arizona's Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. But Sinema didn't just vote to keep poverty wages in place — she actually dressed up, carrying a Lululemon bag, and brought a cake.
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Some are Comparing a Democratic Senator with ‘Marie Antoinette?’

Surprising headline, indeed. Senator Bernie Sanders had recently proposed that the $15-an-hour federal minimum wage increase should stay in the Covid-19 relief plan currently being discussed, which would amount to $1.9 billion dollars as it stands. Arizona Democratic Senator Krysten Sinema joined a few other democrats who sided with Republicans...

Marie Antoinette (Duplisey) Bickford

Marie Antoinette (Duplisey) Bickford, 95, passed away on the afternoon of Feb. 22, 2021 at the LincolnHealth – Miles Campus in Damariscotta. Marie was the only child born to the late Fred and Mabel (McFarland) Duplisey, on Jan. 1, 1926. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Roy Bickford; and her...

Jail System's Marie Antoinette

To the Editor: On Feb. 19, The Chief-Leader reported that the Correction Department is again forcing its officers to work triple shifts. Commissioner Cynthia Brann has abandoned NYC correction officers. Under her command, they have been physically assaulted and verbally abused by inmates on a regular basis. Mayor de Blasio...

Meghan McCain Torched Ted Cruz As A Modern Day Marie Antoinette For Fleeing To Cancun While Texans ‘Are Freezing To Death’

You know things are bad when Meghan McCain is tearing into a Republican. Despite routinely defending her fellow conservatives, The View co-host set aside her party allegiance on Thursday to rip Senator Ted Cruz a new one for jetting off to Cancun while people are stranded without power in his home state of Texas following a freak winter storm. While calling Cruz’s trip “very Marie Antoinette,” McCain couldn’t contain her disbelief at the “worst optics I can possibly come up with in an era when there’s been a lot of bad political optics” as she equated the situation on the ground with “the apocalypse.” Via Raw Story:
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11 Elevated Afternoon Tea Experiences That Would Make Marie Antoinette Jealous

Afternoon tea (or low tea) is a centuries-old art form that’s still upheld by countless hotels and restaurants across the country. Dainty pastries and petit fours, mini crustless sandwiches and quiches, towers of macarons overflowing on glistening tiered trays—what’s not to love? Throw in a few artisan tea pots, sparkling flutes of champagne and the prettiest china we’ve ever laid eyes on and you’re really in for a lavish affair.

Look Inside My Home: A 120-Year-Old Richmond Airbnb With a Marie Antoinette Portrait

The Bridgerton books are deployed as decor, too. Interior designer Valerie Darden recently bought a 120-year-old rowhome in Richmond, redesigned it, and now rents it as an Airbnb. Darden, 39, who lives in Stafford with her husband and two sons, decided to purchase the home because it’s convenient to the...
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How Rico Nasty's Hairstylist Transformed Her Into Marie Antoinette

Regal fashion is having a major pop culture moment. There's Bridgerton, the Gossip Girl-style Netflix series, set in 1813 London, with its puff sleeves, rib-crushing corsets, whimsical pastels and towering wigs. This week in music, Shygirl's "Tasty"video, off her ALIAS EP, delivered the same opulent energy, punking luxe ballgowns with rainbow wigs and metallic talons. (She should be Anthony Bridgerton's next lover.) We've also seen it in fashion, when designer Tia Adeola (formerly Slashed by Tia) released a fashion film inspired by Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Now, it's Rico Nasty's turn.