jeudi 25 août 2011

Medici handmade dress

Travail d'inspiration sur la periode Renaissance des Medicis 
Working on Medici era with renaissance inspiration ^^
A little memory of history ....

Catherine dé Médicis (1519-89), was Queen of France from 1547 until the 1559 death of her husband, Henri II.  Her eldest son, crowned Francis II, died a year later and she subsequently ruled France as regent for her second son, Charles IX, whose policies she influenced until his death in 1574.  Her third son, Henri III, then ascended the throne.  She was not only mother to all the last three Valois kings, but also to two queens:  Elizabeth, who married King Philip II of Spain, and Margaret, wife of Henri of Navarre, later Henri IV of France.
Apart from her political role, which sadly included collusion in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in which 50,000 died, Catherine is remembered as a patroness of fine cuisine and the arts.  French cookery was evidently nothing until she arrived with a battery of Florentine cooks, bakers and confectioners, and on her watch the Louvre got a new wing and both the Tuileries Gardens and the château of Monceau were created Her personal library of  rare manuscripts was also renowned.

Thanks to OSS  to repaint the eyes of my Bianca ^^