In Drink, Food on February 23, 2009 at 8:34 am
Yesterday my friend Jill hosted a red carpet arrivals viewing party, for which the dress code was “tiaras and sweats mandatory.” (I dusted off my wedding tiara, but we ended up two tiaras shy so she found a couple of fezzes in her attic.) She put out a fantastic spread of cheeses, including Humboldt Fog, which always reminds me that even though I think I don’t like goat cheese, in fact I do. I love the vegetable ash ribbon running through the middle of Humboldt Fog. Jill had picked out a perfectly ripened piece, which was so tangy and creamy with oozy edges. It was particularly pleasant with the Perrier Jouët Grand Brut (toasty, spicy) served in these totally great Faberge flutes from her mother-in-law.
In Fashion on December 30, 2008 at 2:51 pm
On the eve of New Year’s Eve, it’s hard not to think about tiaras. Nobody wore a tiara like Princess Grace—set halfway back so that it almost becomes part of the hairstyle. Diana also rocked this look, though her hand-me-down Spencer family tiara was flashy even by HRH standards, to say nothing of the “Cambridge Knot” Queen Mary tiara from her mother-in-law. (Love the eye roll in this shot.)
The closest I’ve come to anything this fabulous was when Erica Courtney let me try on one of her custom platinum and diamond tiaras several years ago—lord knows what lucky starlet now owns that glittering piece of heaven. For the rest of us mere mortals, there are some pretty crystal offerings over at the Swarovski boutique in Century City, like this appropriately festive Confetti tiara. Tomorrow night I’ll be ringing in the New Year with the faux pearl and diamond number from Barneys pictured below, which I wore down the aisle in lieu of a veil several years ago.
Or for sheer fun, check out a marabou number ($12) from the Barney’s kids section by clicking here.