Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yay or Nay? Princess Anna Amalia

Prince Heinrich was met with another Yay despite a few criticisms. Some people hated his lumpy way of buttoning his coat while others appreciated it. This week we have a Princess who also missed a button in the process of dressing. I think this could have been because she was blinded by her own clothing.


Antoine Pesne paints Anna Amalia of Prussia (as an Amazon) in what can only be described as 'silver.'

22 comments:

  1. Nay, and Antoine Pesne should have been dragged over rough terrain for this clear slight of the poor princess.

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  2. well, I'm patriotic and liked her ever since... yay... but a little bit other colour would do very fine... you're right...

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  3. I'm going with nay on this one. . .I like the style of the dress, but all that silver makes it look like it was made of tinfoil.

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  4. I'm a major fan of silver, and of masquerade dress, but this is just a little too much. Silver shouldn't be so stiff and formal, and masqued dress shouldn't be so formal and stilted.

    Nay.

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  5. Really beautiful but a bit too masculine, somehow. So nay.

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  6. yay!
    if a princess you can't bedeck herself in silver then who can?
    she looks breathtaking!

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  7. Nay. She needs a better way to tie her neckerchief. The dress lacks grace and doesn't compliment her. I'm sure it was a masterpiece of seamstress work and on a woman with greater presence might be brilliant, but she doesn't carry it off.

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  8. Yay.
    you all are so criticalll

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  9. Yay! I loved this as soon as I saw the thumbnail on my dashboard. I think the choice of more masculine-looking garb was brilliant, as it keeps the outfit from being too fairy princess, and I love the little silver trim on her hat. The silver of her dress isn't just your run of the mill bland stuff either, I love the glitteriness of it, and how there's that slight purple sheen to it as well. I think the fabric must be one of the most beautiful materials I've ever seen.

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  10. Wow! It's really... sparkling. I'd take up riding if I could have a silver brocade riding outfit too.
    I'll have to say no to the total toilette though. The beautiful shining fabric really crash with the masquline hair and tricorn hat. Give me dark green or blue satin!

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  11. Does anyone know when the portrait was painted?

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  12. Well, I think her hat does not match with her dress but she looks pretty anyway so...yay!

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  13. Yay! I actually find it quite lovely and simplistic. Yes, it's a bit blinding, but she pulls it off. I'm not a fan of the masculine hair and hat though.

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  14. I love it! I think the frosty glam and the militant cut are a striking juxtaposition. Plus she looks very serenely confident. Yay!

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  15. I say Yay! I think it's supposed to be silver thread on gray fabric...I hope! I love the riding habit's cut at least.

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  16. Oh, yay! I've always been fond of female adaptations of male attire, esp riding gear. A silver riding habit/coach, travel attire is probably highly impractical, but what the heck. It is fancy dress, after all. The little hat and black stock are very smart. I might, if I were nitpicking, prefer a slightly less George II wig, but I'm crazy for the suit.

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  17. She has no neck and is all in gray. Nay.

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  18. Nay. I can't stop staring at that button.

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  19. I like the tricorn and the masculine styled jacket, but the all silver and gianto skirt aren't to my taste, so over all a nay.

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  20. Two words: vinyl. siding. Where on Earth would she think to wear this?? Nay.

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