A note from Randall MacDonald- the inside scoop on the Marie-Antoinette Collection!

We are so excited for the launch of the Winter Collection 2015 this Friday, October 16th!  We met with Randall MacDonald nearly a year ago, where he shared some of his research and love of the eighteenth century.

The Note:

When Jacqueline Jacek asked me to work with her team as they develop their Marie-Antoinette collection for Winter 2015, I was thrilled. Not only is this one of my favorite periods but JACEK Chocolate has a reputation for their unique spin on flavours and design.

I talked to the JACEK team about the looks, sights and smells of this century of decadence and the sumptuous court of Louis XVI. Powdered wigs in purple, orange and of course white smelling of oris root and lavender.  The use of lace which was very expensive to display wealth. Fans which were carried by both women and men not only for cooling purposes but were used in the language of love. Beauty marks which were originally used to cover scars left by smallpox but soon became a fashion statement.

So remember these things as you enjoy JACEK’s unique take on these appearances and flavours and think of Marie- Antoinette riding in her gilded carriage not announcing let them eat cake, but chocolate instead.

Randall S. MacDonald

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One Comment

  1. Katharine says:

    What fun! How inspired and dare I say, camp…but in the most elegant way. Can’t wait to taste this glorious collection.