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Friday, August 19, 2011

Mode a firenze...

So its true there hasn't been much for me to do at work lately. And I mean really there hasn't been a damn thing for me to do. I spend most of my day surfing the internet and whatnots..

Today though, I spent almost my entire day reading my fabulous book. I will admit that when I received it, I gave it a glance, looked at pictures, drooled alot and then kinda went on with what I was doing.
I know have several plans in my head, though I'm up against an issue.

Does anyone know where this picture is from? Who painted it, etc etc?!?!
See the problem is, I think Bianca sent this to me a while back as an inspiration "hey you should make this dress at some point" type deal. Because its been labeled, "idea for Jennie".
Now I'll admit that after my reading today I have a MUCH MUCH MUCH better idea of how this is all going to work and go together, in fact I have such a better grasp that I'm actually raring to go. And not just kinda.. I mean really raring to go. I have such an excited feeling.
If I can't find any information for this portrait, well there are several more in the same style I can use snippets from :)
Just wanted to know if anyone knew where this one was from.

Also, I need to buy some gold smooth purle :)


  1. I think its Bronzino and as far as I can tell its held in the Bode Museum in Berlin

  2. Ah-ha! It's a miniature of Eleanore of Toledo. Fascinating article on the painting's recent history.

  3. PRAKS!! I love love love love love love LOVE you.. This just made my research that much easier!!!

  4. I was just going to link you to a similar article!

    I am too slow on my blog reading to keep up with Praks!

  5. Well you both are the awesome sauce.
    I was gleefully clapping and dancing around the living room when I saw it was EdT!