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
I found most of the picture on this wonderful blog:https://www.facebook.com/QueenMarieofRomania?fref=ts