Monday, September 18, 2006

91. "Queen of Fashion" ~ Caroline Weber

With Sofia Coppola's upcoming release of Marie Antoinette, it seems only natural that there is a new, marketable interest in this child-bride later sent to a date with the guillotine. This novel, to be released in October, naturally desires to capitalize off the surge.

However, rather than repeat the well known biography, Marie Antoinette: The Journey, this author chooses to focus on the more fantastic... the clothes. Post-New York fashion week, many will adore this look at the miniscule details, from the fixing of the teeth to the tightening of the waist to the pouf of the hair.

I'm a simple girl. My fashion sense extends just beyond making my socks match. The embellishments, the flounces, the silks. All seemed just too much for me and I'll admit to skimming through the last half (which includes nearly 80 pages of detailed notations). It did inspire a certain sympathy for this girl whom was whisked from playing with dolls to courting royalty.

2.0 out of 5.0 Head Bangers.


Anonymous said...

I agree with the other poster. This is a website about books. Show us your pretty little face, not a pumpkin, bumpkin.


Kristin Dodge said...


Anonymous said...

not to nitpick, but this book is not a novel--it's non-fiction! and i loved it, thought it was really exciting & interesting & stylish.