Today's outfit is pretty much the complete opposite of yesterday's. In The Chronicle of Western Fashion, there's a plate that's identified as a Renaissance Portuguese queen. I'm not sure which one it was because there's almost no reference in the book to exactly what the sources were. That's fine. I did my own thing anyway.
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I liked the black & gold color scheme. My black is a more maroon/reddish black. The elaborate Renaissance gown wasn't too difficult to make once I created a couple of brushes and patterns from an old Adobe Illustrator pattern swatch. When Adobe moved from the CS versions to the CC versions, they got rid of a bunch of pattern swatches and it annoys me. I don't have all the legacy swatches & never backed them up off of my old (now extinct) computer. I mean, they were default swatches - I never expected them to disappear! Ok, ok, rant over!
Anyway, I know the color scheme is a bit dark, but I really like it. Let me know what you think! I'll have something brighter for tomorrow!