Friday, January 13, 2012

Wanted: Tiaras.




First watch this:


Then read this:
The Bloggess Traveling Red Dress

Okay, I thank you for your watching and reading research to get you here. I am a huge, weirdo, freaky groupie of The Bloggess. I think she gives a voice to women like never before, but more than that, she gives people courage to be who they are, to follow their bliss and embrace their weird. No matter who you are or where you come from, we all need to feel special once in a while. better than that, you need to feel like a princess. I love Jenny's Traveling Red Dress. I want to participate and prance around like my inner My Little Pony/Tinkerbell.  But sometimes it's hard to find your dress, it's hard to find the want to even put it on if you had it. Sometimes you just feel like a weirdo. We need something to symbolize the Red Dress in a hurry, something to pull out, keep in your purse with a "Break glass in case of emergency" sign on it. Something to make you laugh, feel special, and remember you are wonderful in all the best, right places. You, my friend, need a tiara.
I usually save this blog for all things Geek Girls Book Club, but this Red Dress movement has been on my mind and just came up and gave me a lap dance last night watching The Big Bang Theory. As Amy got her tiara, I was filled with the idea of how I would feel about getting one. Answer: I would do the EXACT SAME THING. It is ridiculous, and where the hell would you wear it and it is the perfect symbol for how I want to feel. Like a princess. Like someone who feels beautiful and special and powerful.
Sometimes, we just don't feel that way. Because of our job, our health, our state of mind; we forget we are irreplaceable, amazing creatures right this minute. At your desk at work, in your carpool, at the grocery store, sick in your bed. YOU ARE AMAZING.
So I'd like to invite each of you to buy your own tiara. Plastic, made of Legos, popsicle sticks or diamonds... it dosen't matter. Give one for your friend who is having a hard time. Wear it to chemo treatments, crappy meetings at work, and picking up bananas at the grocery store. Wear it to make you smile, and to make others wonder what you're up to, because whatever it is, it must be fabulous.

Wear your Red Dress and break out your tiara in case of emergency, because baby, you rock.

30 comments:

  1. Thank you. At first, I only wanted to find a new purse on my weekend shopping excursion. Now I NEED a tiara too.

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  2. Indeed you do Maggi, and I will be shopping for one too this weekend. Please post a photo.

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  3. I have one from high school where I was elected "Queen" it hangs in my bedroom and every once in a while I put it on in secret but it does make me feel like Amy expressed so wonderfully last night. Every woman should have one, as a matter of fact our daughter is visiting us next week and I am going to buy her one ;)

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  4. Kelly, you are fantastic. I love that you are getting your daughter one!

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  5. What? Where would you wear it? EVERYWHERE! I love my tiara! I wear it around the house when I'm having a bad day. I wear when we host parties or friends come over.

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    1. Me too! I have a couple (different moods require different tiaras, and you always need a spare for when people come over who didn't realize they were going to need to wear a tiara--and possibly take it home with them) and I always keep my eye out for more. Claire's closeouts have been very useful to my tiara collection. I wear one whenever the mood strikes me, and keep them in plain view all the time. Almost everyone who comes into my house at least tries one on.

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  6. My 2 year old daughter received a dress up set for Christmas this year which included 2 tiaras, once Cinderella and one Sleeping Beauty and the two of us wear the HECK out of those things. And sometimes, late at night after she is in bed and I am trying to catch up on chores around the house, I'll slip one on even though I'm all alone and just live in the magic of it.

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  7. I was just at Disney World and all I wanted was a tiara. I'll admit jealousy of all the little princesses who got to wear their dresses, tiaras & wands all day. I didn't find the perfect one, but now that you've articulated for me why I want one, I won't stop! (I *do have sequined Minnie ears that are rather a lot of fun.)

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  8. I love all of you for having and wearing them or now going to get a tiara of your own. You have made my weekend before it started!

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  9. I really need a tiara today. Maybe I'll take my daughter and go get one. Thank you for this post.

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  10. I love the Bloggess! She has the biggest heart in the world, under all that hilarious profanity. And I'm WAY in on the tiara thing--I made tiaras for my best friend and myself last year. (Hers was for her birthday; mine was to stop me stealing hers.)

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  11. I love you to pieces. This is wonderful. YOU are wonderful. We all need a tiara. Immediately. All the tiaras, because we are all completely amazeballs. End of story.

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  12. You ladies have made my week. And weekend. And filled up my grinchy heart. Please post your tiara photos! We need fabulous, sparkly geeks!

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  13. Here's a link to the post I wrote about making tiaras, with pics: http://www.bookishdark.com/2011/07/no-more-kings/

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  14. I need a tiara! I've worn a Viking helmet, but not something so delicate.

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  15. I love that clip, I love The Bloggess, ergo, I love this blog! Off to catch up on all posts!

    Wearing my tiara I got for my 30th birthday.

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    1. I had a Disney princess party for my 30th birthday party, and my best friend brought me one of his tiaras to go with my pink ball gown. Best. Night. Ever.

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  16. I love the Blogess, too and am not ashamed to say that I didn't even need to watch that Big Bang clip because as soon as I saw the still I knew where it was from. Yep I watch that show. A lot. I also have a friend who loves tiaras as much as you do. She's created a whole business around them: http://tiaracoaching.com/

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  17. Have I mentioned that you people rock? You do. SO MUCH.

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  18. About a year ago, my four friends and I decided there was no reason not to go out in tiaras a d ballgowns on a regular basis. We now do this 4-5 times a year, just out for burgers and beers in all our finery. We even bring extra tiaras to give away to ladies who inquire. It's amazing and fun and wonderful, and we recommend it to everyone. Love, Dawn and the ladies of The PigDeath Society (no pigs were harmed in the making of this society) ps we are on Facebook so please show us your tiaras!

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    1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thank you for making the world brighter, glittery-er and a hell of a lot more fun!

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  19. http://www.whitepeacockdesigns.com/glamour.htm (the red one)
    My next tiara. Original, handmade and totally fabulous. Just like me.

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  20. Last night on Facebook, some friend and I decided at Random that today would be Tiara Tuesday. In only a few hours we got 141 women to agree to wear or get tiaras today. Just for the hell of it, because we're fabulous and we deserve it!
    I wore mine to do maintenance work around my condo building today http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405939_2593918163359_1116811817_32131888_831414357_n.jpg

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  21. I love all these amazing stories. You are all incredible!

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  23. I've wanted a tiara for nearly 20 years but have never been able to spend the money on something so "ridiculous". But, I will admit, The Bloggess almost has me convinced that I simply MUST have a tiara.

    And that clip is pretty much the first thing in 5 years of not owning a TV that I wished, for a second, I had a TV to watch that show. Because that... would be me if I got a tiara.

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  24. I am a notoriously huge Bloggess fan, and my tiara moment is the RSO. AND I MAKE EVERYONE COME DO IT WITH ME. Because that's how I roll. <3

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  25. I now need a tiara and can't imagine how I've gotten this far in life without one!

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