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!





11 thoughts on “frocks and a CONTEST!

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


  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!


  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!


  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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