Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

This is one of my faves, but doesn't get a lot of love from the royal watching crowds. History This one started its royal life with Infanta Maria de la Paz of Spain. It was a wedding present from her mother, Queen Isabella II upon her marriage to Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria in 1883.… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Bavarian Sunburst Tiara

Sweden · Tiaras

Ten Best for the Tenth Anniversary-Wedding Guest Attire

If I've said it once, I've said it a dozen times here on the Bag...THIS is the event that keeps on giving. These guests are in no particular order, until the very last (and best according to this Hofdame). Let's get down to business! Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg He may not be everyone's cup… Continue reading Ten Best for the Tenth Anniversary-Wedding Guest Attire

Denmark · Tiaras

Fix This Fiasco–Daisy’s Turquoise Pieces

I refuse to call this set a parure. I suppose it technically meets the definition, but your pal OC just can’t do it. Turquoise is a stone which means many different things to many people. Many of these pieces are gifts from the late Henrik so there is added sentimentality. It's a small bandeau rarely… Continue reading Fix This Fiasco–Daisy’s Turquoise Pieces

Sweden · Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – The Cameo

Time for a perennial love it or hate it tiara...the Swedish Cameo Tiara. This one dates back to the coronation of Napoleon, apparently made for Josephine by the court's jeweler Marie-Étienne Nitot. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'LpurdK8oR5dnYMdvioZBoA',sig:'YYauhF2FKJjEx0O59zvDS3KC_Rno73eIduY6H5KUpEM=',w:'395px',h:'594px',items:'102223673',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Upon Josephine's death in 1814, it seems her son, Eugene inherits the tiara. Eugene was… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – The Cameo

Denmark · Japan · Netherlands · Tiaras

Battle of the Tiaras – Star Edition

And here we are again...time for a Battle. Side note: anyone remember Celebrity Deathmatch from MTV in the 90s? For some reason this reminds me of that...without the death or bad claymation... As The Handbag suggested over on the Japanese Abdication post we are going to put some star tiaras up against each other. Máxima's… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – Star Edition