To celebrate the release of Mistress Firebrand, I’m giving away one pair of plain, undecorated American Duchess 18th century reproduction shoes. If you’re familiar with Lauren’s fabulous footwear, you know that you can customize her designs to recreate your favorite historic looks. To inspire you, we teamed up with historian Kimberly Alexander to imagine what sort of shoes Mistress Firebrand’s heroine, an actress on the 18th century stage in New York, might have worn. The results, based on an example in the Met’s collection, are stunning. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below and then follow me on Twitter, or leave a comment on the linked blog post and tell us the name of your favorite play or role for an actress in a play. Winners will receive a gift certificate for a pair of plain Georgianas.

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Clarence R. Hyde, 1928