After the initial wearing of this gown, I added more trim (because really, everything in my world needs more trim). And then I wore it again, several times, and with different accessories. And when our household, the Chateau Rose, participated at the first-ever San Jose Renaissance Faire in August 2011, I wore the gown and finally got new pictures, below.
I’m also increasingly convinced that the style of the gown is not Florentine at all, based on research by the incredibly smart Sarah Lorraine. She’s focused on a slightly earlier silhouette than my inspiration portrait, but nonetheless, this gown’s shape is very different from typically “Florentine” styles. Perhaps it’s Spanish or French? Not sure. The painter is Italian, but then it could be from the school of Santi di Tito. Hard to say, and I honestly haven’t done more investigating into it’s origins. I do love wearing it though!
The rest of my photos from the San Jose Renfaire are on Flickr.