Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marie-Antoinette's Toilette

From Geri Walton:
Marie Antoinette was well-known for her fashion sense and for placing great importance on her wardrobe and toilette. Applying makeup was a daily task and to ensure the Queen looked her best, she had a makeup table or desk that held all the goodies necessary for her to apply her makeup. Her toilette began after she finished her petit déjeuner (breakfast) and took her morning bath in a slipper tub that was rolled into her room. It was then that she got dressed and applied her makeup creating the pale, milky white complexion so popular at the time. One particular piece of furniture believed to have belonged to Marie Antoinette to aid her in this process was an escritoire à toilette (makeup desk). Read more.)

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