My Year as a Fairy Tale

Bringing Magic and Marie Antoinette to Maitland

Strange enough to work…

Hi, and welcome to My Year as a Fairy Tale. On the 1st May, 2017, I will dress in historically accurate costumes as Marie Antoinette for one year, 24/7, and go about my everyday life in Maitland, a regional town in NSW, Australia. So this means going to work, doing the school pick up, visiting the supermarket and gym, all while wearing the extravagant costume of late eighteenth century France.

The aim of this project is to promote Maitland as a creative city and tourist destination, and to highlight the rich history of the Hunter Valley. Here’s a short video with a bit more information 🙂

Thank you to all our sponsors:

Let Them Eat Cake Stall

On the eve of Bastille Day celebrations, it seems appropriate to announce that Marie Antoinette will be hosting a 'Let Them Eat Cake' stall to fundraise for Maitland Regional Museum this Sunday 16th July. The event kicks off at 2pm at Brough House, next door to Pender...

Marie Antoinette’s fantastic paper wig

The wonderful artist Denise Duffy has very kindly made Marie Antoinette a paper wig. I've been so struck by its sculptural quality, and tactility, that I'm hoping to include it in an art exhibition. The My Year as a Fairy Tale exhibition is being curated by Lizz...