With the holiday season upon us -- and candlelight's call to sparkle, glimmer and shine -- it's fun to discover new old modes of self-adornment.
Recently, I've been looking at tiaras. But not the skinny supersweet diamanté versions favored by Lagerfeld, brides, and Tinkerbelle.
Instead I mean bulky, bold, take-no-prisoners tiaras, like those worn by warrior queens and the guardian of the masses, Lady Liberty.
The model Givenchy created for its haute couture collection (above) is awesome, no? I wish I had the nerve and bone structure and reserves in the checking account to wear it.
Other, less frankly-kind-of-scary examples are also available.
I love the jazz-age skittishness of this little headpiece.
And this silver and turquoise Native-American inspired tiara is perfect for a more casual gathering around an open fire.
Or this amazing non-vintage-but-cool-enough-to-post headpiece from ShopCurious . . .
What would you wear, if you could crown yourself Queen of the Night?