Gloria Swanson Frock Competition

This month I have decided to run a competition. This dress – designed by Gloria Swanson for her “Forever Young” label is the prize. It still has the original tag and so presumably has never been worn. Very stylish with a lovely bow detail on the shoulder. I think it is about a size 14 UK / 10 USA / 40 European (I shall put exact measurements up when I remember to get my tape measure out).

Gloria was a health nut and often took her own soup in a thermos flask if she was invited out to eat. In the daytime she often carried a particular fruit in her handbag in case she got peckish. My competition question is – which fruit was it?! You can enter as many times as you wish – just put your guesses in the comments. In the event of more than one person guessing correctly I will pull a name out of a hat – a leopard print trimmed turban naturally!

The competition is open to everyone – wherever you are in the world – and if it isn’t your size, why not enter anyhow and if you win you can charm a girlfriend with it as a gift! Who wouldn’t want to own a little piece of the glamour that is Gloria?!

Closing date for entries will be midnight UK time on the 31st March.

If you are not sure how to post a comment – email your guess to me at x

8 Responses to Gloria Swanson Frock Competition

  1. Anonymous 24 Mar, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    I am going to guess a banana, as I stash one away in my bag sometimes! 😉 – Michelle

  2. Kristina 29 Mar, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    My guess is avocados 🙂 I want that dress so badly!!!!!!!!

  3. Lya de Putti 29 Mar, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    Great to see that guesses are still coming in – ends midnight Wednesday!

    The lovely Rita got a quick guess in before heading off to South Africa – blackberry…

  4. john d 29 Mar, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    Just got in my entry in time as nearly forgot. My answer is avocado!

  5. Lya de Putti 1 Apr, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Well my lovely fruit fanciers it is April 1st so the competition is closed. And we have just done the draw to select a winner. Alas, I left the Gloria Swanson turban at home so it was just done from cupped hands full of crumpled pieces of paper.

    The correct answer my chums?


    The winner?

    Mr Brian Dennis

    Ladies, he promised to paint someone wearing this dress if he won it and he is the best portrait painter in the world so if I were you, I'd put your name down STAT!

    I suppose gents too – I don't wish to be sexist!

    Congratulations Brian. You are a genius, a king of the Boris Karloff Steak and Kidney Pie making AND a WINNER!

  6. brian 1 Apr, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    How fantastic – I can't believe I won! I may have to run a competition to choose who gets their portrait painted in it! I'm so pleased!

  7. Lya de Putti 3 Apr, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Darling RUN THAT COMPETITION – it's so much fun! Jx


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