Beautiful wigs made by Todd Krueger (who is also working on my Marie Antoinette doll:-)
The big wigs were called a poufs’. They were a way for women to express them self without talking.
Some were called sentimental poufs’ and might have included flowers, or if you are Marie Antoinette it may include something like a ship which was here way of expressing her opinions on politics. But her wigs were looked on as very frivolous (they were frivolous). I don’t think she realized her image was becoming out of control until it was too late. Later in life she completely stopped all the fancy dressing and started wearing plain cotton dresses and straw hats.
Pretty hat that I bought at the Good Sam show. I think it is more like her style when she was older but I just fell in love with all the detail.
In the photo above you can see Marie Antoinette in her plain cotton dress and straw hat she wore later in life. But when she was painted in portraits like this people thought she was running around in here under garments. Sometimes you just can’t win..
Wish they showed more of her with this wig in the movie..
A very crazy Pouf'.. I have read that some could be 3 feet high and then you add feathers to that:-)
I just love this photo from the movie. I love the white white hair and then the pale pale blues and pinks of the flowers.
I would love to have a couple of hats like these. Very small and dainty. I know there are a few wonderful hat artists out there. If any one of you wold like to try please let me know..
I think this is such a beautiful bust of Marie Antoinette. If you look closely you can see how finely detailed they carved the lace. I also just love her hair. I like to think this is really what Marie Antoinette looked like. She commissioned many of these busts to be made. Marie was known to have a Hapsburg lip or Hapsburg jaw. Not as bad as some in her family (you can read more here and here). It comes from a lot of interbreeding in her royal Austrian family. I don’t really notice it in her portraits, but I think you can really see it in this bust..