In the meantime, you can drool along with me. While I don't really like the entirety of this family portrait, the details on the lady in red (Laudomia Gozzadini) are amazing and I want them.
|Portrait of the Gozzadini Family by Lavinia Fontana 1584, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna|
I adore the pinked/slashed sleeves and the dress and veste. And then there's the jewelry. Mmmmm. She's wearing two sets of bracelets; one set above and one set below the cuffs. There's the girdle the zibellino is attached to. A ring on each hand. She has two necklaces, one with a nifty pendant. It looks like there is a small nosegay in there as well. Just above the ruff she has earrings. There is also a sheer gold striped veil. Loads of fun details to play with make up a project that should be interesting to work on. I just need to start being on the lookout for a great red brocade.