The flapper dress’s story started in the late 19th century when a woman named Marie Antoinette wanted to send a clear message to her brother in the French aristocracy. “I do not like you,” she said, “and I do not approve of the clothes you wear.”
This message hit home hard with many women, who feared the rise of Louis XVI and his royalist supporters – as the French declared that the king had a monopoly on right-thinking women, as was the case.
With this in mind, Marie Antoinette created the costume from which the flapper dress is named. Her dress was intended to be a symbol of a powerful woman who could keep her ideals under control.
When you open up the box to get this beautiful little plushie, you can’t help but think of me wearing this adorable pink one to the Halloween party. But wait, there’s still more!
It comes with two other plushies, one red and one blue! We have a whole group we can’t decide what we like. Either way, we are happy with each of them!
If you want some awesome Halloween costumes for your daughter, then pick up this gorgeous little girl!
How do we know this? Here at The Diplomat, we’ve been studying the U.S.-Israeli relationship over the next four years (we’ve also conducted several other surveys in the past to examine relationships between other countries, the U.S. government and media). And as part of this work, The Diplomat’s team has begun collecting data and asking questions to a whole lot of people about the U.S.-Israeli relationship.
The first question we got was whether American Jews feel a special kinship with the people of Israel. As an academic, how would I know? If you asked the American-oriented Jews who are Jewish themselves whether they believe that the state of Israel is a democracy, would that surprise you? If you asked American Jews how often they think it is possible to negotiate with the Palestinians under a two-state solution and whether their family members worry about how the conflict could get worse if it remains as it is, would that surprise you? When asked those questions, American Jews generally expressed high levels of optimism about the prospects for the future.
But when the same American-oriented Jews answered what we called the “Do you really know?” question, their answers changed. When you asked them which country they think is closest to Israel,