The main overdress or kirtle is made
from oriental silk brocade in a loden
green with a golden floral pattern
that is reminiscent of the lush woodsy
backgrounds of the famous
The underskirt is made of embroidered
cream Noil silk lavishly beaded with
forest green antique nailheads and 24
carat gold glazed beads with Baroque
pearl accents. It is trimmed with
renaissance-style black, green
and metalic gold trim.
It is a historical fact that Anne
was responsible for bringing the
"French Hood" to the fashionable
ladies English court. This one
is made with German lace and
finished with pearls--a favorite
embellishment of the affluent
of this time.
The sun motif adorning the
underskirt represents Anne's
sunny & vivacious personality.
The bloomers are made from a tiny
floral print cotton and edged with
Irish lace tied with silk ribbons.
Rings of Topaz and Jet peek out
from under Renaissance gothic
lace undersleeves that are adorned
with tiny antique flowers
representing Anne's love of Spring
and the season of her death.
The sleeves are trimmed in a warm
& lush Autumn-Haze Mink.
(Fur was a traditional and
functional adornment which helped
ward off the chill of drafty
British Isles castles.)
Tiny brocade COURT SHOES adorn
her feet. They are created using
traditional cobbling methods,
with real leather soles, brocade
uppers and heel, and a lining of
green sateen. All topped with a
gold melallic bow.
Anne wears the jewely that was
shown so often in paintings of
the times. She was proud of her
family name of BOLEYN and wore
chokers such as this; Feminine
pearls drip with the "B" and a
Baroque fresh water pearl.
As she gazes into the future, do
you think she sees the illustrious
future of her beloved Elizabeth?