jeudi 15 novembre 2012

Queen Marie of Romania

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song 
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania.
(Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well, 1937)

Queen Marie of Romania. What a formidable woman. Imagine an English princess,  Queen Victoria’s granddaughter , brought up very freely in Malta. And then she marries a German prince and goes to live in a mysterious, forrest covered, undeveloped and raw country. What a change of life and what a challenge ! She fell in love with the country and the people. And what a better proof than adopting the national Romanian blouse. She started wearing this typical outfit and of course, the high society  imitated her. A new trend was launched.

Tom Ford blouse

Adele wearing a Romanian-inspired blouse

Her daughter Princess Ileana

Jean Paul Gaultier

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