Breaking News, Baguettes! Máxima (who else?) has provided us with our first official, non-wedding bling in over 16 months! But first the reason. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands are paying a State Visit to Germany from July 5th through the 7th. This trip was originally planned for last year, but was delayed… Continue reading Open Post – Dutch State Visit To Germany
Embed from Getty Images Do you suppose she's trying to pay for something with a rubber chicken? It sort of looks like an auction situation. I wonder if they accepted? She is the queen afterall. Do you have any favorite photos of royals holding props? Show them off below!
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
Tomorrow is Prinsjesdag, the yearly event during which the monarch of the Netherlands addresses a joint session of the Dutch congress. The event is quite a spectacle, and follows very specific traditions, particularly in the sartorial department. Here is a quick primer at Order of Splendor. So.... that leads us to our business. To get… Continue reading Prinsjesdag Preview
For our next face off, we're doing some convertible tiaras. From a little convertible, like today's to some that have more options than you can count! Today though we are focusing on a tiara that was converted from a vault fave to a very special wedding tiara: The Dutch Pearl Button. The original tiara The… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – The Dutch Pearl Button