❖ Marie-Thérèse Antoinette
from: versailles, france
status: princess of france, daughter to the king and queen of france
Named for the original, Marie-Thérèse Antoinette is every bit like her royal ancestor in appearance and personality. Which may make reason of her strong popularity in not only the French scene, but the rest of the world. Even though her brother Louis is the heir to the throne, Marie gains world wide attention. Luxurious parties, outlandish clothes, friends with the top celebrities and designer. Marie knows how to make an entrance, and loves globe-trotting. When her dear brother became engaged she knew she needed to make a huge party of it, and the wedding court was a way her parents thought they could do it in a 'refined' manner. While the king and queen may be using this to gain political ties and publicity, its all just one big celebration for Marie...let's just hope the drama remains at a minimum.
model: gemma ward
Elodia Belén Carlos
Beatrice Blanche Victoria
Yvette Comeaux Euphémie
Miu Hitomi Akihito
Fact 1: Our fair little Marie is know around the world for the glamorous life she leads and for some of the most bold clothing choices elite society has ever seen. While she loves to put on miles of tulle, lace, chenille, silk, diamonds and 8 inch heels, at the end of the day she will always prefer a beaten in t-shirt, leggings and chunky knee-socks. But you will never see this side of her. For all you know she sleeps in a tiara and Valentino...
Fact 2: Marie has spent her entire life obeying a set of rules that dictated how she talked, walked, ate, drank, and for the most part breathed. While she appears to be a perfectly well-behaved young woman, Marie loves to test her boundaries in as many ways as possible. Whether that means wearing spiked McQueen heels to consulate dinners or running off in the dead of night with Turkish princes to attend rock concerts, Marie lives for a spontaneous moment of adventure. She has been no to make impromptu trips to Italy for a scoop of Gelatto.
Fact 3: When it comes to men, Marie has had her fair share of stuffy admirers. She prefers a good snog with a handsome stranger in a nightclub in Milan to a waltz with a prim and proper prince. She prefers a more rugged man but a real man is hard to find at Versailles and our little Marie has always had a little crush on some of her older brother's college friends. Too bad they all still treat her like a little sister. It's such a pity since Marie has always gotten anything she wants, she precisely desires what she can't have...
Fact 4: Like many others who come from wealth and excess, Marie can be very naive and dare we say... shallow. It is difficult to say whether Marie has ever put in an honest days work in her entire life. Everything has been handed to her on a silver platter. All of this plus the pressures of being in the public eye has made life very hollow for Marie. She has never had time for purpose or dreams so now at the age of 18, Marie barely recognizes the woman she has become. Marie tries her hardest to fill this empty void by throwing parties, shopping the hours away, and working on little projects here and there but Marie passes the weeks in silent agony. She longs to be seen as more than just a pretty face with a shiny crown but Marie almost doesn't even know where to begin...
Fact 5: You can call her naive, but no one would ever call Marie a bad friend. If Marie knows how to do one thing well it would be friendship. Her spontaneity and thirst for life will always keep you coming back for more. Adventure is never far away if you are in the company of Marie. She is always bursting with ideas that just might get you in trouble or just might go down in infamy as the best night of your life. Marie is fiercely loyal and will always come to the aide of friends in need. She loves the underdog and will always be the first to take one under her wing and there is nothing Marie loves more than a project. While she means well, Marie will probably need to learn that all the members of the wedding court are not her own personal play-things.
Funny Fact: Has a bad habit of sleepwalking and waking up in awkward places, most often in her brother's bed. Snuggling is her favorite.
(in character - interview with press)
1) Ok tell us about your past, where do you come from?
Where do I come from? Well I was born in the petite trianon in fact! In a little salon that overlooks the drive up to the main chateau... is that where you were going with that question? Non? Well I can skip ahead a bit. I guess I have spent most of my life at Versailles. I was born there, raised there, schooled there. I was a terrible child, I'm sure you can imagine. I had to sit still all the time so when my governess finally gave me time to play I tore through those halls like a bat outta hell. Then they made the mistake of giving me a pony for my ninth birthday and I tore through the gardens instead. I always get asked what it was like to grow up as a princess and as much as I want to say it has been a dream, it is really more of a job. There are a lot of rules to learn and I had to learn them as soon as I learned to talk... but who am I to complain! The accessories alone are well worth the manners, smiling, and waving!
2) How do you know Marie, or if you don't what are the circumstances around you being invited to the wedding court?
I'm Marie, silly! I put this whole thing together of course! Well, with my parents help of course. They want to keep an eye on the whole affair... The more the merrier I always say... and let them eat cake. Wedding cake that is!
3) Can you tell us a few personal strengths and weaknesses?
For my personal strengths I would definitely consider people my greatest strength. I hard meet anyone I can't get along with right from the start. Being royalty has definitely allowed me to get to know so many wonderful people! Have you ever met Donatella Versace? Well you should, she is such a dear. Other than people, party planning and dressing have always been my second strongest suits. I can pick out floral arrangements and style a look like you wouldn't believe. Lets see, my weaknesses... Leboutin. Manolo. Cartier. De Beers. Harry Winston. To name a few.
4) What are you most looking forward to about moving to Versailles and taking part in court?
I couldn't be more ecstatic about how this has all come together! It will be just like the old days with so many beautiful people under one roof. I am sure Louis XIV will be smiling down on us! I don't want to give away too many details but I have some parties in the works that will rival the balls of my namesake you can be sure of that. I have the head pastry chef from Laduree on speed dial in case of any macaroon related emergencies.
5) What is one thing the world should know about you?
I would just like everyone to know how happy I am for my brother on his special day and I especially can't wait to have a new sister! I will do my best to make their wedding a day the whole world will remember.
(out of character)
~ why did you choose this character?
First, I love Marie Antoinette and second, Gemma Ward is so gorgeous! I chose her because I never have written for a character like her. I normally go for a sweet, hopeless romantic, goody girl that I can relate too. I cannot relate to this girl but I love getting inside her head and making her more than just a party-princess! I love the bone work of this character and I think there are so many ways for me to grow her story line!
~ can you honestly be active?
oh yeah! I always make time for the stories I'm writing and I would love to spend hours of time on this character!
~ why should we choose you for this character?
I know I have not roleplayed in a while but I just have not found a) any compelling story lines and b) any compelling characters. I am at my best when roleplays are fantastical and completely out of the norm. I love the back story you guys have put together and the cast of characters is so diverse! I would LOVE to play any of the girls in my top five. I honestly haven't joined any roleplays because I have been waiting for one like this to come around!
@the-clary-project @esprit-de-escalier @modern-bourgeois : all finished! let me know if I need anything else/ need to change something!