THE CONFIDANTE




"They say that this youth has set my lady's heart aflame!"


The confidante is the countess' closest companion. She enters with the hairdresser, jeweler and jeweler's maid, gossiping about the countess' new love affaire. She wears a corseted bodice with a peplum, and an overskirt draped up at the sides to reveal a lace decorated petticoat. The front bodice has big sashes. The costume is short, reminding of the polonaise style of the era, and is usually held in blue, purple, black and/or pink shades. The confidante also wears a powdered wig, buckled shoes and a black necklace with a pendant.

There's furthermore the period makeup, with a whitened face, rosy cheeks, a heart shaped rosy mouth, and exaggerated eye makeup. There's furthermore the beauty mark, where various motifs has been used - heart stars, crescent moon, clubs, spades etc, as well as regular spots.

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