Well, truth be told, she's not all that worried about the scandal part, but she doesn't want any more ridicule coming from the snobbish members of the royal court.
So, here in mainly black and white, is Marie's dilemma.
The background is a piece of scrapbook paper from Creative Imaginations and I barely did a thing to it. It was already full of gorgeous patterns and black flocking. I just added some ribbon, flowers and bling, and, of course, Marie herself.
The base of my Marie is an image from a collage sheet (by Itkupilli), which I altered by cutting away the voluminous dress in the original and adding the form fitting one made of layers of black lace ribbon. I also fashioned a headpiece for Marie with bits of paper, fabric, ribbon, feathers, and other blingy scraps.
Next, is the page with Marie's diary entry. In case you can't read what she wrote, her concern is that the dress might not be received well at court. While the tops of dresses in those days were revealing, the skirts were generally quite full. This new dress of hers hugs the hips and that worries (and intrigues) her.
Of course, all of this is totally made up, so don't send the history police after me.
The background on this page is some scraps from the previous page's paper over a piece of Stampin' Up scrapbook paper. The diary page was printed on vellum, and more blingy flowers embellish it.
So, do you think Marie's wardrobe choice was met with appreciation or derision?