vendredi 7 août 2009

The Royal Blue - Marie-Antoinette

Marie Antoinette inspired the “Royal Blue” choker designed and presented here. The inspiration she offered for this beaded jewelry design initially came from her genuine warmth and caring attitude toward others. She challenged aristocracy’s rigidity and formality, and adhered to her own moral values, including barring aristocrats involved in adulterous affairs.

Inspired by her character, I conducted a little further research discovering just how controversial her life was, and I was further inspired by her love of the fine arts, dance, and fashion. A great deal can be said about her wardrobe and her sense of aesthetics, however, the most interesting fact is that her genuineness had a simplicity to it that brought a greater degree of modesty to the elaborate fashions of France toward the end of the 1700’s.