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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tiara Porn

The Lady Scribes are pleased to welcome another of our favorite authors, Aileen Fish, as a regular feature blogger. Here's her debut blog: 

I have come to the conclusion the main problem with our country is the serious lack of tiaras worn by our public figures.

Seriously. I mean, I know you can pick up a nice rhinestone do-dad at David’s Bridal, but I’m talking the glorious, intricately designed, ostentatious head jewelry like you see in the wedding photos of the titled and royals of Great Britain and Europe.

Through Eloisa James’ Facebook post recently, I came across this list. Somehow I had the idea each princess had one tiara, but it would appear that’s way off the mark. Tiaras are handed down to the next generation, and sometimes altered to suit changing times or different tastes.

Among the ones I found at the Order of Splendor site were a few I’d love to own. I think my first choice would be the Portland Sapphire tiara. But of course, I’d need Diana, Princess of Wales’ engagement ring to go with it.

To really get noticed, I’d wear the Luxembourg Empire Tiara. Now that’s BLING!

The Baden Fringe Tiara reminds me too much of the Statue of Liberty; I’d be too tempted to wrap myself in a sheet and carry a torch.


But this has to be my favorite: given to the future Queen Mary by the girls of Great Britain and Ireland, thus the name The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. As worn by Queen Mary in this picture with the necklace she chose, it truly fills me with tiara envy.

   Aren’t they all to die for? Do you have a favorite tiara? Where would you wear one if you had it? I’m thinking we need to change the dress code for Lady Jane’s Salons to include them.
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There are no tiaras worn in my newest release, The Incorrigible Mr. Lumley, a traditional sweet Regency romance novel, but I think you’ll enjoy it anyway!

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Stubborn. Hard-headed. Single-minded. Those qualities are what make David Lumley a successful horse breeder. When he puts those qualities to work befriending Lady Joanna Hurst with less than noble intentions, he’s tenacious in his pursuit.

Lady Joanna falls fast and hard for the handsome, witty and charming Mr. Lumley after her brother’s ultimatum to find a husband by the end of the Season. He is everything she imagined a husband could be, and more. Blissfully unaware of the conflict between their fathers, she believes he’ll declare his love soon. Then she overhears a conversation between Mr. Lumley and her brother, and all of Mr. Lumley’s tenacity will be needed if he’s to win back her heart.

You can read an excerpt and find the buy links on my website: aileenfish.com

Aileen Fish is a multi-published author under several pen names, with stories ranging from historical to paranormal, and heat levels from sweet to scorching. She is also an avid quilter and auto racing fan who finds there aren't enough hours in a day/week/lifetime to stay up with her "to do" list. There is always another quilt or story begging to steal away attention from the others. When she has a spare moment she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their families.

Stay up to date with book releases at her website aileenfish.com or on Facebook 

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14 comments:

  1. I love the Baden Fringe Tiara best, I think. I would love to wear one to pilates class, because my instructor is always teasing me about being a princess and saying I showed up for princess pilates. LOL

    Congratulations on the new release, and welcome to Lady Scribes! :)

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  2. Welcome to Lady Scribes, Aileen!

    I'm perfectly content with my fake tiara. I got it at RWA conference and I keep it in my office for those days when you really need a tiara. The real jewels are too much responsibility! :-)

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  3. Welcome to Lady Scribes, Aileen! I totally need a tiara to signify my important status...*blink, blink* *crickets*. Yeah, that's the response I usually get. Ah well, maybe a nice broach? ;}

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  4. Welcome to Lady Scribes, Aileen!! :)

    I L-O-V-E head bling! And from your list, I'll take the Luxembourg Empire Tiara :)

    I have my own tiara that my parents got me when I was 6. We got it at an antique market, and I'm pretty sure it's bona fide costume jewelry. One of these days I'll have it appraised -- not to sell it, but just to know :) Shortly after I got it, I took 3rd place in a pageant, but I still wore my own tiara in the parade -- there were lots of confused faces on the sidelines, but I didn't care. LOL!

    I've worn the tiara many times throughout the years, including my own wedding. It's very special, and one day I *might* let Bella wear it ;)

    Headed to d/l your book. I always love your writing, and I can't wait to read this one! :)

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  5. Thanks for joining us today, Aileen...and I LOVE tiaras. A couple of my friends back in Texas have what they call Serious Writing Tiaras, and before I moved to NC, they gave me one. I still haven't gotten into the habit of wearing it while I write (it feels odd to be wearing a tiara and PJs or while sitting in sweats at Starbucks), but it has a position of honor in my office. :)

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  6. Thanks, ladies! It's an honor to be here.

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  7. I love the Spencer Tiara worn by Princess Diana for her wedding. It’s just beautiful and my favorite.

    Where would I wear one? Perhaps I should just don one every day to remind my husband and family that they are dealing with true royalty here and don’t mess up and forget it! ;-)

    “The Incorrigible Mr. Lumley” sounds like a delightful novel to read and I’m adding it to my Wish List.

    Thanks for the fun post today.

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  8. Welcome to Lady Scribes, Aileen!!! Is it gauche if I admit I'm a tremendous fan of your work?! I have had an obsession with tiaras....well, to be honest, an obsession with MOST bling! I haven't met a tiara or gemstone I didn't like. There's just something magical about putting them on! Oh the fun I had preparing for my wedding!!!

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  9. Connie, I always insisted if my daughter were going to act like princesses, that made me queen. I say got for it!

    Christi, I don't find that gauche at all, LOL! I married before tiaras were in (yes, probably before Queen Mary!) so I didn't have the fun of a tiara then

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  10. Welcome to Lady Scribes, Aileen! I think EVERY public and private figure should wear tiaras. Or at the very least fascinators while they go about their business. ;)

    Your cover is gorgeous, btw!

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  11. Welcome to the LS, Aileen! And congrats on the new release! I'm not big on bling but I'll take the Portland Sapphire Tiara and I believe I could easily be convinced to find a new obsession. Although I have to say I'm a huge fan of Princess Diana and really she doesn't need a single ounce of bling to enhance her beauty. She's classically beautiful but I think it's her generosity that makes her more so. I happen to have been one who cried for days after her passing. She was such a wonderful woman and I think daughter in law is following beautifully in her footsteps. Wear would I wear one? Hmm it's hard to say because I don't know of anyplace that would allow tiara's and bluejeans together, do you? LOL. Wouldn't that be a sight. Ahh well, I'll stick with my jeans and tee shirts and leave the Tiara's to the true princess' like you ladies. Wonderful post! And good luck, Aileen!

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  12. My favorite tiara is... the one I wore at my wedding! LOL - I'd be too much of a nervous wreck to wear that much money on my head, but they are sure gorgeous to look at!

    Thanks so much for joining us today!

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  13. Oh! Someone at my table at RT was talking about the Order of Splendor site and I sat there listening, all wide and eyed and dreamy, but I forgot the name of it after coming home. So thanks for the reminder! I will bookmark it for a time when I'm not under crazy deadline. Hahaha, so never. :)

    Welcome to Lady Scribes!

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  14. Thanks for the welcome, Hanna, and glad I can add to your distractions.

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