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From: Start a New Fashion!

Invent a daring new type of bustle, larger than anyone has ever seen! Commission pantaloons in a fetching new lavender stripe! Add several inches to your top hat, or re-trim that bonnet with dyed ratskin!

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 69

  • 48 - very chancy (41%)
  • 59 - chancy (51%)
  • 71 - modest (61%)
  • 82 - very modest (71%)
  • 94 - low-risk (81%)
  • 105 - straightforward (91%)
  • 115 - straightforward (100%)


'My dear, that is simply sensational!'

Rooms fall silent as you enter, then the hush gives way to a growing, excited murmuring. […] To top it all off, you hear with a frisson of pleasure that the Duchess herself has made enquiries about you.

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Rare Success


You dare where none before have dared. You emphasise indelicately. You enhance outrageously. You show a little ankle. […] It doesn't particularly catch on as a fashion. But mercy, are they talking about you.

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London was simply not ready for you.

Your designs are outrageous! Not outrageously successful, just outrageous. Those hands over mouths conceal giggles, not gasps of admiration. […] It may be time to let go of those avant-garde ideas about sleeves, beloved though they may be to you.

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