Hairstyles “Thought provoking” (and Incredibles) the Court of Versailles

By |2018-11-21T19:37:26+00:00January 14th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A lady at the hairdresser in '700. Some extravagant hairstyles sported by ladies in Versailles made time for a certain period of time at the court of Versailles hairstyles ladies showed off nothing short of extravagant, characterized by twisted hair around a sort of "scaffolding" that kept them high above the head ( Come [...]

Restrooms in Versailles: beautiful and…Unnecessary

By |2018-10-13T05:06:21+00:00January 12th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Personal Hygiene in '700 (painting by Francois Boucher). At Versailles the toilets were, but they were not practically never used As is known, the Palace of Versailles the apparent splendor hid, in reality, unimaginable filth, both of the environments that people who lived there ( e However this does not mean that services [...]

Works “Sides” Versailles

By |2018-01-11T23:06:26+00:00January 11th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Louis XIV at Versailles surrounded by servants. At the palace they were held odd jobs, created specifically to satisfy the people of the impressive number of servants and the odd jobs that were held at the palace of Versailles I have already spoken in this post, but entering into the details, what were these strange tasks created specifically to satisfy [...]

Bedpan: its Evolution in Versailles

By |2018-10-14T02:31:05+00:00May 18th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Ancient chamber pot painted porcelain For about two centuries, the sixteenth and seventeenth, to carry out the same profane but essential function of the water, It was the commode, a small portable wooden box with inside a jar. In order to be more comfortable seat was padded, and to make it more elegant, till [...]

The Lovers of Louis XV: The Mysterious Death of Pauline Nesle

By |2017-02-10T23:26:52+00:00February 10th, 2017|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Pauline Nesle In the vast array of lovers in revenue thanks and of Louis XV royal thalamus may also be counted three sisters, who all became his favorite, in certain situations even simultaneously. I'm talking about "notorious" Nesle sisters, which for many years, thanks to certain virtues hidden but abundantly bestowed, They succeeded [...]

The Madame de Pompadour Life in Three Minutes (with Video)

By |2016-09-27T01:31:42+00:00September 27th, 2016|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

The beautiful face of Madame de Pompadour Surfing the net I came across the interesting video found at bottom of page: only three minutes to tell Jeanne Antoinette Poisson life, better known as Madame de Pompadour, known favorite of King Louis XV and certainly one of the lovers [...]

Opinions of Matter. An Anecdote Simpatico on the Palace of Versailles

By |2018-10-19T00:37:32+00:00July 17th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Contemporary history|

Palace of Versailles: The view of the gardens of Versailles palace, as known, was commissioned and built by Louis XIV was so visible and tangible evidence of your absolute power. Usually guests, With few exceptions ( They remained impressed, if not outright stunned, by the magnificence of the royal palace. Not always this happened [...]

As wore makeup a French lady of the '700?

By |2018-10-27T01:55:28+00:00January 30th, 2016|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

One of the '700 What girl was, usually, the usual make-up of the '700 French lady? The lucky ladies who had the opportunity to reside in Versailles, but also noble ladies a little 'less highly placed, spent hours and hours in front of the mirror every day to be fashionable and appear before [...]

Versailles: The vaccine against smallpox Wanted Hairstyle Fashion

By |2015-12-22T01:54:41+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Maria Antonietta (by film "Marie Antoinette"). Even the smallpox vaccine gave the opportunity for a new hairstyle during the reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette did everything tendency to Versailles, even more serious, and any excuse was good to invent new fashions to follow, both in terms of [...]

Color Pulce: Strane Fashion Versailles

By |2018-10-29T04:30:38+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A portrait of Rose Bertin, creator of "puce" For a certain period of time, the palace of Versailles, Marie Antoinette laid down the law in fashion. Practically, all that the queen wore, It was promptly imitated by the court ladies. Long-Marie was a follower of Rose Bertin, famous dressmaker [...]