Author Archives: J. Leia Lima

Fashionista Friday: Marquise de Miramon

At the Getty Center in Los Angeles hangs this painting by Jacques Tissot.  The subject, Thérèse-Stephanie-Sophie Feuillant, the Marquise de Miramon (1836-1912) is painted in a pink velvet ruffled dressing gown.  The Getty’s records for this painting are remarkably complete, … Continue reading

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Fashionista Friday: Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple (b. 1928) Without a doubt, Shirley Temple was the most famous child of the 1930s.  Precocious, bubbly, and an embodiment of “cuteness,” Shirley began her film career at the tender age of three, but by puberty she was … Continue reading

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Fashionista Friday: Eleonora di Toledo

Undoubtedly, when a state portrait is painted, a little propaganda sneaks its way into the work of art.  In this portrait by Agnolo Bronzino, c. 1545, Eleonora of Toledo wears a dress of striking brocaded velvet.  Although the sumptuousness of … Continue reading

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