frocks and a CONTEST!

O, but it has been too long my dears. What with all the rest cures and the Olympics and renovations at the Hof.

I think you all deserve something pretty to look at, as well as a little parlour game to keep you amused, so I will post a series of my favorite frocks herein. Some of these you’ll recognize, as they are part of formal portraiture. Can you match the outfits with their purpose? Here are the categories:

A. the Hungarian coronation gown

B. the Winterhalter gala gown

C. the Polterabend kleid frock

D. a mourning riding habit

Now, mix and match, and offer your answers in the comment section (e.g. A = ONE and so on–though that is not the correct answer!). Winner will receive one of my favorite books of the year: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna.

You have the entire weekend to think this through. I shall choose my winner randomly (as long as the answers are correct), and post the results on Tuesday August, 28th.

Good luck, and happy viewing!

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

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11 thoughts on “frocks and a CONTEST!

  1. A=3
    B=1
    C=2
    D=4
    I’m pretty sure of these.
    I’ve seen these with my own eyes–but I guess I should pay better attention next time.

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  2. Excellent, everyone who has participated so far! About 30 more hours to go on the contest. I will draw the random winner at 6 PM Eastern Time (3 pm Pacific), tomorrow. (Tuesday).

    Good luck to all!

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  3. Thanks to a late-breaking dental appointment, the Empress will random-generator the winner later than planned. That’s right, kids, you have another four hours to hold your breath — just in case we have more entries. So–check back on the blog tonight!

    Good luck to all, and happy pub date to Sangu for her debut THE LOST GIRL!

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  4. You are all so smart! Maevethedragon, you still need to get me your address so I can mail you THE LOST GIRL. Or, if you prefer, I can get you an ebook version!

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