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E così sono stata anche la Contessa di Castiglione, ho vissuto nell'800 e ho avuto molti più amanti di Carol Grimani! 😋🤗😈
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E così sono stata anche la Contessa di Castiglione, ho vissuto nell'800 e ho avuto molti più amanti di Carol Grimani! 😋🤗😈
#NavigAttrice #contessa #contessadicastiglione #teatro

Come practice your Italian listening skills in Tuscany 10-14 July. This play is all about one woman who helped shape Italy but is little remembered and honoured even less. We think she finally deserves recognition. Come and be entertained in beautiful surroundings at Villa di Colonnata-Gerini #italy #tuscany #villagerini #villagerinidicolonnata #intreccidestate #teatro #theatre #contessadicastiglione #play #performance #italian

#MUSEoftheDay Meet the woman who invented The #Selfie & #FashionPhotography. #ContessadiCastiglione, known for her alluring beauty, unbelievable dresses & grand entrances. She scandalized society by showing her ankles, bare feet & was known for her dimpled elbows, the beauty rage of circa 1900's. Her world renowned beauty made her Italy's special agent, sending her to Napoleon III to plead for Italys unification. It worked & she became his mistress. During 1856-1895 she commissioned Pierre-Lois Pierson to photograph thousands of pics of her in her own conceptual fantasy realm. Working as her own art director; she was the set & costume designer & ultimate mood creator. As her beauty faded she sealed herself up in her Parisian apt. blinds drawn, painting the walls black, ripping out the mirrors & was only seen walking the Place Vendome after dark in her old costumes. She spent her fortune on her art & vision of herself. I've had this pic of her in my house for 15 yrs, toting it from apt. to apt. Displaying it proudly & always reminding me that life's to short to not be yourself. Check her out yourself & go down the wormhole of La Divine Comtesse. #themuseemporium #muse #artconsultant #artindoiration

Virginia Oldoini diventò Contessa di Castiglione a 17 anni e fu definita “la donna più bella d’Europa”. Sotto invito esplicito del cugino Cavour, sedusse proprio Napoleone III, convincendolo a sostenere la causa dell’indipendenza italiana. #contessadicastiglione #ladonnapiùbelladeuropa #contedicavour #cavour #indipendenzaitaliana #napoleoniii #garibaldifufferito #casamazzini #museodelrisorgimento #history #millenel2000

"...come quella Contessa Castiglione
bellissima, di cui si favoleggia.
Allo sfiorire della sua stagione,
disparve al mondo, sigillò le porte
della dimora e ne restò prigione.
sola col Tempo, tra le stoffe smorte,
attese gli anni senz’amici senza
specchi, celando al popolo, alla Corte
l’onta suprema della decadenza…"
Guido Gozzano
#virginiaoldoini #contessadicastiglione #icon #iconic #anniversary

"Le eguaglio per nascita. Le supero per bellezza. Le giudico per ingegno."
Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini Verasis Asinari contessa di Castiglione
#virginiaoldoini #contessadicastiglione #patriot #icon #iconic #anniversary

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