Olympic skier Julia Mancuso may have started wearing a tiara as a joke, but it’s become a signature statement in her wardrobe that other women likely admire.
Tiara envy originates from many sources. Some women channel nostalgia from high school days’ homecoming parades, while others feel entitled to wear a headpiece because of a high sense of self-worth (read: diva). Others simply think tiaras are chic and under-celebrated fashion accessories (I fall into that category). One my closest friends nagged me for years to get her one. “I will wear it while vacuuming my house,” she insisted. Why? Where is the logic? Sigh. It does not exist. But that’s part of the beauty of jeweled ornaments: Common sense goes out the window when pretty things come into play. See how many closet admirers emerge when you position a tiara or two in store. If Mancuso can rock one on the ski slope, surely your clients can wear one out to dinner.
Olympic skier Julia Mancuso wearing her signature tiara while holding her recently won Bronze Olympic medal.
Photo courtesy Mancuso’s Facebook fan page
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