Completed: July 2008
Worn at: Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France 2008, Québec
Why I chose this costume: This costume is inspired by the story of Cyrano de Bergerac and the descriptions of the beauty of Roxanne his cousin. My research of 17th century costume led me to examine many paintings and engravings of this era.

The costume is comprised of a partially-boned brocade bodice, organic cotton petticoat, belt with rosette, organza cloak, pearl necklace and brooch with hand-painted miniature portrait. The tradition of the miniature portrait found popularity for hundreds of years as symbol and token of friendship and love.