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  1. The aging countess, Dame Emma Mösu ‘The True,’ read over the missive with her lorgnette. Through this pair of lenses, with her magnified eyes, Emma would gasp at the sight of the women in large skirts and bare shoulders. “Oh what a lovely day this is! Fashion has finally become relevant again.” She cheered, being so reminded of her frivolous and exotic low-necked gowns of the early 20th century. “I truly must commission a new gown… as the silk on mine are splitting,” voiced the dame as she hoisted herself from a deep pink velvet tufted armchair.
  2. The Duchess of Redclyf-Rozania, Dame Emma ‘The True’ de Rosius vomited after reading the missive. ”Good lord- the crazy one was her father. Oh my GOD! And mother, her cousin? This makes no sense. This is blasphemy!”
  3. Emma stood alongside Renilde in Castle Moere as she'd crumple up the missive. Emma would let out a light laugh as well. "Say, isn't that woman the one who dislikes current Petran fashion yet lives here?" she retorted. Emma proceeded to roll her eyes.
  4. Are we slaygirlies? (Obv answer)
  5. Emma would have stayed next to Laetitia’s bed for the next several weeks, bringing her food and soup every day. “I will find you a cure, Lottie, even if it means I have to go to the ends of Almaris I will find one.”
  6. Emma darted her eyes about the room, holding her sisters as well. Her green eyes glittered in the flame of the candles. “What misery.” She thought. “Well there have been millions of affairs in history, why would one more even matter? — Fiddle dee dee, who even cares. What does it even matter?” She said, haughtily, in realizing she blurted out loud.
  7. Emma Monparnasse Rhodon de Rosius nodded in agreement with Laetitia.
  8. The New Orthodox Guide for the Fair Lady’s Dress Penned by the hand of Emma Monparnasse Rhodon de Rosius, as commissioned by her Grace, the Archduchess of the Petra, Countess of Temesch and Moere Ladies of Petra, 1906 Foreword: "A lady is never so well dressed as when you cannot remember what she wears." For decades, the reign of long veils and curled plaits have formed the stature of many women across our lands, and it is this guide that one can use to define the character of the new era, a new age to express themselves in a timely and elegant manner. Women have always been considered a pinnacle of refinement and grace. Dear, Reader, this guide will comprise of the new conforms that will uphold such refinement. Underpinnings: The new set of underpinnings, which can be purchased for a small and lasting price, is necessary to build the form of today’s woman. Now, to start from the skin, a simple and form fitting suit of thin cotton or silk is permitted, but it must not pass one’s knees. On top of this is the most indubitably needed garment: the corset. Such garments were not permitted with the long and formless gowns. The new corset, which has a straight front, and curved back, provides a proud and elegant shape to the wearer. Petticoats are much needed, and can be made of cotton. Each petticoat must have at least two flounces, and a woman mustn’t ever leave her home without wearing two petticoats. These petticoats must be shorter than the skirt to prevent such scandalous appearances. Over these petticoats, a silk taffeta underskirt may be worn by the upper-class or the well to do common woman with a beautiful flounce, and this, readers, can and is encouraged to be shown while walking, but never show this underskirt over five inches from the hem. Stockings, and their material, are up to the discretion of the wearer. These stockings can be clipped into optional suspenders at the lower hem of the corset. A note on corsets: It is unladylike to tight-lace one’s corset as such would spoil the figure. Gowns: Gone are the days of heavy skirts and pagoda sleeves of yore. Respectable ladies fashion their gowns based on the sun’s position in the sky. To begin, we must look at morning and day outfits. Fashionable ladies of the upper-class may opt for a two piece outer ensemble: a silk shirtwaist made of the finest silken weave, and a woolen or taffeta skirt in a circular-cut that barely reaches the ground, which shall be back pleated to disguise the closure, which is only two hooks at the waistband with a placket. The shirtwaist shall have a bouffant front, which may have ruffles sewn inside the front, and billowing yet soft sleeves. Let it be known that the collar of such blouses reach the nape, and never show lower than the collarbone, as to prevent wanton eyes. For the common woman, a cotton shirtwaist will do, as well as a woolen, even cotton, skirt. Each of these skirts, cotton or silk, should be lined and faced in a sturdy fabric to keep the shape of these skirts wide at the hem. The skirt should be worn over the shirtwaist and a silken belt should be worn at the waist to hide the overlap of the garments. Bodices that are not shirtwaists should match the fabric of the skirts and must be form fitting. These bodices can resemble jackets or fashionable plates from catalogs. Although, the shirtwaist is much more popular for day ensembles. Gowns for the later afternoon (past three o'clock) and evening are permitted to have a lower neckline. Nevertheless, these bodices shall be fitted, and sleeveless unless these sleeves are made of a sheer and form-fitting fabric. Over collarbone straps are permitted and up to the discretion of the wearer. Skirts must always match the material of the bodice, which shall and must be of silk. Any form of silk is suitable, but satin is of the most expensive and formidable weave. Decoration is highly encouraged. Many notable socialites adorn their bodices with layers of tulle, draped and pinned fabric, flowers, feathers, and even jewels. Skirts must be in a matching fabric and must reach the floor with a light or long train. To prevent soiling, ask your dressmaker to baste cotton ruffles into the hems of these skirts. These ruffles are known as a duster and can be easily removed for laundering. It should be noted that no lady on any occasion let her placket opening be loosely open, as such is unladylike and allows passerby to see her petticoats! An Elegant Stroll, 1899 Shoes: Shoes, depending on the terrain of the wearer’s path, must be of a material suited for the environment. For many day outfits, among the upper and common class, may be of a kid-leather, with a sturdy cotton spat that can reach from the upper ankle to the knee. The closure must be of buttons. These ‘boots’ are permitted and encouraged to have heels. For the evening, shoes must be of matching silk material or white kid-leather pumps. Black is acceptable and modest. Coiffure and Cosmetics: Never is it acceptable to paint one’s face. Such behavior has always and is associated with the lowly and scandalous. Instead, use a light powder matching of the skin tone, or even a pearly-translucent powder to hide blemishes that could be unsightly. Never cake these powders. A puff may be used to apply such powders. Rouge in the form of liquid can be applied with a small wad of cotton or brush. It is encouraged to have a slight pinkish-hue to the cheeks as well as the lips. Never overdue your rouge, such behavior is that of the unmodish. Rouge of cinnabar can only cause disgrace as it causes horrible-smelling breath. Never use such made of cinnabar. Eyebrows may be darkened and sharpened up with a small stick of charcoal. However, as aforementioned, never overdue such to make the brows completely black. Hair of the modish and stylish may be loosely piled onto the head and held in place with laitons as well as hat pins. It is smart to keep one’s hair in a loose bun as to place a straw and hard-brimmed hat as a pin shall go through to keep the hat on. Hats are reserved for the well to do and upper class-woman. These hats may be of a thick straw that have a grosgrain band of ribbon. Hats of sheer fabric with elegant plumes, flowers, and several sashes of chiffon are fashionable to keep a soft and airy grace. These hats may be worn for afternoon events, but never to evening events unless traveling. Accessories: Gloves shant be soiled, and short ones must be worn for day ensembles while longer ones must be worn with evening gowns. Parasols are commonly used to keep the fair complexion of reputable women untainted. A small reticule handbag is permitted to be used for evening and day events. Hand fans are recommended for evening events. Signed, Her Grace, Renilde I, By the Grace of GOD, Archduchess of the Petra, Countess of Temesch and Moere, Emma Monparnasse Rhodon de Rosius, Laetitia Henrietta Rhodon de Rosius et Abbassia, Mistress of the Wardrobes in the Court of Renilde I
  9. Louise, the previous Baroness de Rosius, peers from the Seven Skies, remembering the day she stepped from her coach onto the steps of the Chateau de Rosius. What a sudden death it was, of the old baroness, but this did not matter to Louise.
  10. A young woman, Albertine von Alstreim, strips one of the posters down from the wall, as her ailing eyes become frail. “Chad?” She’d ask herself. “What is a chad?”
  11. A familiar face of the late eighteenth-century, Johanna Pruvia-Albarosa, née Galbraith, was searching for her plans of the Galbraith Estate in the Seven Skies. Such a monstrosity of a building's plans were lost on her ascension to the skies. "Well, at least it's gone. Figurately and literally." She'd recall the destruction of such an estate. "I am glad that never saw the face of seventeen-eighty..." Johanna remarked on her atrocious design of such an era.
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  13. How is everyone's day today?

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    2. Laeonathan

      Laeonathan

      Brilliant.

    3. Sorcerio

      Sorcerio

      Have a bit of a cold, but otherwise pretty decent. You? 

    4. Pompadour

      Pompadour

      Vibing tbh

  14. Catherine Beauregarde exits her coach, replaying the words said to her by some Redenford mountain man.
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