Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria…

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Peter Paul Rubens.

About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13388784325608457371 Thom, SFO

    When did they start spaying the nobility?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01469622835449220113 Dymphna

    Cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    not really.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14610471467736150461 Elephantschild

    “Who needs hairspray? I’ve got this handy-dandy ruff to hold up my hair!”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03118261227449305868 Roman Sacristan

    Wouldn’t you love to see that style come back into vogue?!I keep thinking “pick a card, any card.”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    I’d wear it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03771332473693479830 Hilary Jane Margaret White

    I always think that cartwheel ruffs make you look like St. John the Baptist after Herod’s dinner party. A sort of disembodied floating head look. But dig the duchess satin!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03771332473693479830 Hilary Jane Margaret White

    and if you’re sitting down to eat, you can’t actually see your dinner.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03771332473693479830 Hilary Jane Margaret White

    I’ve actually worn stuff like this and it really presents many practical problems, not the least of which is getting into and out of it. And just try getting into one of those tiny lav stalls they have in modern university buildings.


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