Blue Dress of Maria di Cosimo
I think the best introduction is the portrait itself... Portrait
of Maria di Cosimo 1. 1555-1557 Alessandro allori, Historical
Art Museum Vienna.
Isn't she beautiful? I usually don't go for the complicated English
Elizabethan look, I just don't like it. Most of the times, I fall
for Italian or Spanish looks, and often somewhere around 1550-1580.
Maybe I should think of changing my SCA persona!