Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sneak Peek at The MAYA & RUHI Marie Antoinette Collection

I have always been fascinated by the ill-fated French queen. And when Sofia Coppola did "Marie Antoinette" (2006), based on Antonia Fraser's biography, I was just knocked off my socks.

Kirsten Dunst did a stupendous job, portraying Marie Antoinette as a naive sweet soul, generous to a fault, and completely unaware of politico, which ultimately caused her downfall.

*Click on the movie still above to watch the trailer.

The costumes, the set, the art direction were all very close to actual historical detail. I love how Coppola kept this fierce vigil over historical accuracy of the costumes, furniture and set; and yet gave the movie a tone of rock 'n roll edge. It helped bring to light that the young royals were really just a bunch of teenagers.

*Click on the movie still above to watch an excerpt from the movie, where a pair of Converse shoes makes a fleeting cameo. See if you can spot it! ;)

"Let Them Eat Cake"? Apparently not so true after all...


  1. Very nice!I like the first pair best.

  2. Thanks Jennifer! Quite gorgeous specimens of amazonite, those are... :D