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5 Types of Kokoshnik Tiaras

There’s a surprising variety of design possibilities for kokoshnik tiaras. Here are 5 drool-worthy examples and their stories. File Under: TiarasDownload as: PDF In a previous post, I talked about Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden’s stolen tiara. That tiara is in the style of a kokoshnik, so I thought I’d explain what that means and show you a few examples. …

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Who Stole Hilda of Baden’s Tiara?

In 2017, a thief walked away with a $1.2 million tiara. I bet they didn’t even know who Hilda was. File Under: Grand Duchess Hilda of BadenDownload as: PDF On the night of April 21, 2017, someone walked into the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany and walked out with a tiara worth $1.2 million. Museum officials called the police right …

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Origin Story

Every project starts somewhere. I had to fail at my only dream before I could start this one. File Under: Behind the Curtain This post explains who I am and what I’m doing with this site. It’s pretty dark, like espresso or MAC’s Smolder eyeliner, but I can’t explain what brought me here without it. There’s a light at the …