In Defense of the Tiara – Alex’s Kokoshnik

To round out a thoroughly British week here at the Handbag, lets discuss another of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite tiaras - Queen Alexandra's Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara. The History This tiara was created for Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII and daughter-in-law of Queen Victoria, in 1888 for Edward and Alexandra's 25th anniversary. It was… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Alex’s Kokoshnik


Brit Brief Open Post – Trooping the Colour

Today is the Queen's Birthday!!! Ok, well not actually...that's back in April. Today is her "official birthday" which includes a parade called the Trooping the Colour. For newbies to the royal scene, this tradition goes all the way back to George II, when he combined the annual summer military march with his birthday parade (he… Continue reading Brit Brief Open Post – Trooping the Colour

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Welcome to this week's edition of ROYGBIV clothing! We've now made it to yellow. If you'd like a refresher, please feel free to revisit Red and Orange! Let's get started! United Kingdom https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPo-ucn7uO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Betty looks amazing! I love the crustiness of this dress combined with the sheer cape action. She always looks good in a… Continue reading ROYGBIV-Yellow!