Friday, April 24, 2009
No, this isn't where the Mistress lives, but if it was I'd have y'all here sometime. This is the real Villa Borghese in Rome. This is part of where I got my name for my alter ego Mistress Borghese. When I was in design school we had to study the architecture of the beautiful building that was built in 1616. Ya see, Princess Marcella Borghese as in the cosmetics line resided here. When I first did drag this was the first make up I ever used. So I thought years later I would use that as the last name. Princess Marcella Borghese was the second wife of the noble Paolo Borghese who was titled a prince. The fashion conscious princess had toiletries, including make up made specifically for her using natural ingredients found around the Villa Borghese on the edge of Rome where the family lived. The villa was first used as a party villa and then was used to house the Borghese art collection. Today the villa is still in tact all these years later and is now a museum for the Borghese art collection. A party villa. Yea the Mistress would sooooo have this for a party villa! The place is breath taking.