Chiaretta di Fiore

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Lady Chiaretta di Fiore
Information
Resides: Barony of Dragonship Haven
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Per pale Or and argent, in chief in fess three pine trees couple sable
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Unofficial Badge
Award & Office Badges
KatarynMercerDevice.jpg Companion of the Order of the Maunche

Introduction

I am Chiaretta di Fiore, formerly Kataryn Mercer, called "Kit" by friends. I am a costumer by preference with an interest in recreating clothing worn in the 16th century, through both historically accurate or innovative methods. My primary passion is Italian costuming, and I dabble in painting potter, woodcuts, and embroidery.

Persona

Kit is the daughter of an English silk merchant and an Italian woman. She was born in 1545 in London, England. Though they are working class, her father's successful business allows Kit access to the finest silks from abroad, as well as the latest fashions, particularly from her mother's hometown, Florence. Recently, her family has relocated to Florence to improve business connections, and there they reside currently. Formerly called Kataryn Mercer, compatriots have renamed her in the Italian style to Chiaretta di Fiore.

Affiliations

Laurel: Mistress Vienna de la Mer (as of January 25, 2014)

Apprentice/Student Siblings: Mistress Elena Hylton, Aurelia Alfaiata d'Alcáçova, Arabella De Mere, Katerina de La Bere

Household: Maison d'Allaines le Comte

Guild: Keepers of Athena's Thimble, Journeyman

Awards and Honors

Award of Arms - Kenric II and Avelina II 2/2014

Maunche - Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II 2/2016

Class Repertoire

On Garbing A Gentlewoman: 16th C. Florentine Fashion
Dates: EKU 4/2015, Pennsic 8/2015, Costume College [non-SCA] 7/2016, Pennsic 8/2016, Winter Schola 3/2017, Costume College [non-SCA] 7/2017, KWASS 3/2018



Construction of a Florentine Sottana for Beginners
Dates: Pennsic 8/2015, Costume College [non-SCA] 7/2016, Pennsic 8/2016, Winter Schola 3/2017

So You Have The Dress, Now What? 16th C. Florentine Accessories
Dates: Pennsic 8/2016, Costume College [non-SCA] 7/2017

Enjoy Your Drawers: 16th C. Florentine Underwear
Dates: Costume College [non-SCA] 7/2017, KWASS 2018, Novice Schola 3/2018, Meridies Coronation 4/2018

An Introductory Lesson on Woodcutting and Block Printing (w/ Aziza al-Shiraziyya)
Dates: Artisan's Village 6/2016



Additional Information

Website: www.kitsclothingcollection.com
Facebook: Publicly accessible albums

In Case of Court

Please contact Mistress Vienna de la Mer for preferences.