Joined: 29 Sep 2015
Come one, Come all!
After eleven years , and a rather unfortunate accident,
St. Helga's Asylum is
opening its doors to the public yet again!
Put on your best party dress and enjoy yourselves!
The staff at St. Helga's would like to remind all attending
of the proper ballroom etiquette, as we would hate to have to endure another
✗ A man who knows how to dance, and refuses to do so, should absent himself from a
✗ Always recognize the lady or gentleman, or the director of ceremonies with becoming
politeness: a salute or bow is sufficient.
✗ The ladies' dressing-room is a sacred precinct, into which no gentleman should presume
to look. To enter it would be an outrage not to be forgiven.
✗ Noisy talking and boisterous laughter in a ballroom are contrary to the rules of
✗ In a ballroom, never forget nor confuse your engagements. If such should occur, an
apology, of course, must be offered and pleasantly accepted.
✗ Great care should be taken by a lady in refusing to dance with a gentleman. After
refusing, she should not accept another invitation for the same dance.
✗ A lady should always have an easy, becoming and graceful movement while engaged in a
quadrille or promenade. It is more pleasing to the gentleman.
✗ Lastly, the exterior and upper levels of St. Helga's are strictly off-limits. Should
any patient or guest be found loitering out of bounds they will be swiftly removed from
the premises or taken to solitary confinement.
Attire-wise, please follow the guidelines we have included.
Should you attend without following said guidelines, you may be asked to leave the
✗ Attending ladies are asked to wear floor-length gowns that are not too revealing in
the bust or backside. Elderly ladies are permitted to wear blue or yellow, married ladies
are to wear any colored gowns (excluding white) so long as they are made of silk, and
ladies in mourning are to don black, scarlet, or violet. Unwed ladies with lighter-colored
hair are asked to wear pink, salmon, light blue, maize, apple green, or other
light-colored gowns, while darker haired ladies are permitted to don rich and brilliant
colors. White, bronze, or black shoes are permitted. All of the ladies accessories for the
evening — gloves, shoes, flowers, and fans — should be fresh and new.
✗ The attending gentleman would wear a black superfine dress-coat, pair of well-fitting
pants of the same color, and a black or white vest. He may also have a black or white
cravat, tie or stock (not made of silk). In addition, a pair of patent leather boots with
low heels, white or lavender kid gloves, and a white linen cambric handkerchief are
permitted. The hair should be well dressed, without too many curls. Excess of jewelry
should not be worn: simple studs, gold solitaire sleeve-links, and a watch chain—massive
with charms and appendages. Perfumes would be avoided as effeminate; if used at all, only
for the handkerchief, they would be of the very best scent so as not to offend.
ooc: like last time the ball will run for the entire month of October,
giving people enough time to join & do replies. tonight!! all threads aside from the
ballroom will be LOCKED. normal rp will resume in november. ladies can find their gowns here if they'd like to include a photo of what
Evangline Asmosia-Haste. Fifteen. Orphan.
Eidetic Memory. Female Hysteria.