i think i've already mentioned them , but i would love you to have a look at Bernard Cornwall's two novels A Crowning Glory and Fallen Angels - Elle reminds me so much of the leading lady, Campion. i can totally see you drawing from the stories. your style really suits - pertty dresses, period clothing, a blonde girl... i just think it would totally suit you!
It's bit unfortunate the way she's holding the glass isn't settling for me. It's perfectly perched in the middle of the palm from this view. Given how thick or thin the neck of the glass is, this seem making her palm have hole in it to hold that brandy glass.