I had never played Whist before, and I really enjoyed it. It's a fun game similar to Hearts or Spades, and, as happens, the more wine and champagne you drink, the more fun you seem to have. ;-)
I almost decided to bust my butt to finish the red francaise in time, but instead I realized that I already had half a dozen gowns that I never have a chance to wear, so I picked one of my old gowns. At the last minute, I decided that I needed tall hair, so I took a cheap wig, bunched it up into a ball, and used it as a rat to give the base structure that I then built my style around. I used the wig I had worn with Caterina and piled it up around and on top of the rat to give a basic tall style. I then decorated it with some flowers and birds that I had on hand. :)
Photos by Jen Thompson, Cynthia Griffith, and Kaycee Harding.