Engaging in a lifelong obsession with the princesses in Disney cartoons, the costumes worn by Shakespearean actors, and the glamorous jewelry of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, I had an epiphany while sitting in my cubicle in a dark and airless office, a decade after I left Berkeley.
As a hard working professional, I had thought tiaras were only for Barbie dolls, beauty queens, rich royals or fairy tales. But why shouldn’t today’s liberated woman enjoy a little piece of fantasy, too? Why can’t every woman be an urban goddess? So I set forth with an agenda of tiara equality, but knew it wasn’t going to be easy.
Using experience in English literature and theatre arts to come up with the designs, I wore one of my new creations in public to see what would happen. Instead of getting stopped by the police, I was chased down by two well-groomed women. With those first few customers, a business was born.
Each Princessbands creation is a labor of love, made one at a time and entirely by hand. Each season I add fresh designs to my collection and continue to use only the finest materials including freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and semiprecious stones.
Who says it’s too late to play dress-up?
If there’s something that you don’t see on our site, or have any questions or concerns, let me know! I welcome your feedback and thoughts, and am honored to be a part of your special day.
- Catherine Siroka