France · Malaysia · Morocco

Random Royaling – Random Jewel News

Our lives have been sadly devoid of sparkle for the last fourteen months, so let's cast a wide net and see what we come up with. Actually, Tiara Mania and some of our Baguettes have done all the work. Three tiaras for one wedding! #TiaraAlert Princess (Puteri) Amida Afsha Afzan of Pahang wore three tiaras… Continue reading Random Royaling – Random Jewel News

Belgium · France · Monaco · Spain

Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele

Thank you to Iselen for reviewing this post and adding some great detail! Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on January 21, 1895, in Guetaria, Spain. He was born to fashion, having assisted his seamstress mother from his youngest days. By 12, he was designing for stylish women in his home town, and by 13, he completed… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele

Britain · France · Sweden

Herstory – Royal Fashions of the 1820s

Queen Ranavalona had a preference for only one thing western: fashion. Unfortunately very few portraits survive of her. In order to get an idea of what fashions she favored at the time of her coronation, let's take a look at some of the other royal women of the time. In general, European women's fashion changed… Continue reading Herstory – Royal Fashions of the 1820s

Austria · France · Monaco

Royal Wedding Gowns – Dramatic Coats and Wraps

You may want to put your feet up for this entry. When I started, I had forgotten there were so many coat wedding dresses in royal-land, but as you will see, even leaving off those we have covered in other categories, it's a long list. So long that I have divided it into three posts:… Continue reading Royal Wedding Gowns – Dramatic Coats and Wraps