Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lady in White

The Duchesse d’Angoulême, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Via Vive la Reine.
As for Thérèse, the long-cherished wish of Artois was fulfilled, for she consented to purchase a new gown for the occasion. In the dawn glow of her chamber at Hartwell, her ladies had breathed forth their admiration at seeing this princess swathed in softly shimmering folds of oriental silk, a flowing, voile shawl trimmed with silk tassels, high kid gloves and satin slippers, all in purest white. The double band of pearls which bound her head and chestnut coils, the white plumes, the ivory fan, and the nosegay of camellias, accented the simple elegance, modest grandeur, and self-effacing majesty of her slender form. ~from Madame Royale by Elena Maria Vidal
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3 comments:

Matterhorn said...

That's a beautiful one, she looks so thoughtful. I get alot of inspiration and ideas from your blog.

Gio said...

I had never seen that picture before, it is really beautiful.

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks, M.

Yes, Gio, it is. I don't know where Anna finds these things.