There is a sad irony in the fact that Catherine speaks of concealing herself from the outside sun when, realistically, the children can hardly step outside their room letalone outside the house and then - what's more - take the shining sun for granted.
The Mona Lisa is said to be a subject of pure and captivating beauty. Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century,distinguished portait painting - and namely her ambiguous smile - continues to excite speculation and theories. Some understand her to be the most enchantingly beautiful woman whilst others consider her too masculine and downright ugly. Each to his own.
The features Chris is describing are the result of a corset worn by the lady. This garment was primarily worn in the 18th century. Its shape forces the waist to be excessively cinched, thus accentuating the female's hips and bosom. The waist-cinching trend came under much controversy in the 19th century due to the health risks it caused for women and its mere purpose of seeking adulation from men.