- The crystal elements are Swarovski round-brilliant and baguette cuts, and the crown is finished with rhodium.
- The six princess tiaras were designed to complement the Rose Queen’s crown.
- It was crafted by Dina, Inc., a pageant tiara and crown manufacturer based in Cranston, R.I.
“Let me tell you, praline French toast, it’s out of this world, killer,” she said. “And some egg cups with Bearnaise sauce, or any kind of sauce.”
This just in, y’all: Food Network chef and TV personality Paula Deen will help
grease greet the new year as grand marshal of the 2011 Rose Parade.
To teach the queen and princesses of the Rose Parade how to give their
faces the royal treatment, Lancome spent a day with the teens to show
them the how-tos of wearing makeup.
Each received a makeover, a cosmetics bag of essentials and instructions on how to duplicate their looks.
with new angle brushes, eyeliner and other effects, the court members
try to recreate their looks at the Tournament House before a photo
shoot — some more successfully on their own than others.
“The most important tip to take to heart is that less is more in some
cases,” says Princess June Ko as she puts on her makeup for the first time.
learns the meaning of her words firsthand as she examines her work.
With a cry for help, she stares at a girl with a black eye: She had
applied too much eye shadow.
Michelle Van Wyk, a ballet dancer since she was 3 years old, is one of the more experienced girls when it comes to cosmetics.
“I wasn’t one of those girls who wore it every day, but it was fun for dress-up,” she says. Among her makeup tips, facial preparation is crucial.
“It’s really important to prep your face. Moisturizer is important,” the 17-year-old says.
Ashley Thaxton, 17, is also one whom the rest look to for guidance.
Even though she rarely wears makeup, she’s had 10 years of practice in
front of the mirror.
Her cosmetic tip: “Toilet seat covers make very good blotters,” Thaxton says.
Sitting on the floor near a window, Katherine Hernndez drops her hands
in frustration while another princess comes to her rescue.
“My face looks dirty,” Hernndez exclaims. “This looks ridiculous.”
18-year-old’s mother had previously tried to teach her how to apply
makeup, but for the girl who grew up with two older brothers, the
process was still baffling.
(Photos by Sarah Reingewirtz / Staff)
The Rose Court: They’re just like us — except royal.
On her family, Princess Kinsey says, “They kind of make fun of me … especially my grandmother. She says, ‘Even though you’re a princess, you’re still under my roof, and I’m the queen bee.’”
Queen Natalie is actually the youngest court member. “All the girls are like my big sisters and my moms,” she says. “They help me with everything.”
Princess Lauren shares the court’s strategy for dealing with stage fright: “We recently learned with our speech training that you can breathe through a straw to calm you down. Before the President’s Dinner, when all the court was presented for the first time, all the girls were doing a breathing exercise with the straws.”
Princess Ashley says, “I love to read. When I was little, when I’d get into trouble, I’d have to go to my room, and I wouldn’t be allowed to read — that was my punishment. I had to sit and do nothing.”
Princess Katherine says, “Princesses like to eat as much as anybody else. … We can be tired after a long day of training, but the second anybody mentions food, everyone lightens up.”
Of the creepy faces, as demonstrated below, Princess Michelle says, “June started it.”
(Photos by Watchara Phomicinda / Staff)
From our photo session with the Royal Court, here’s some shots that didn’t make it into the magazine.
(Photos by Watchara Phomicinda / Staff)
Folks with questions about anything related to the Rose Parade and associated events can get answers via text message, Tournament of Roses officials announced today.
To submit questions, text the word “Roses” followed by a question to 95495. A tournament representative will respond.
The service will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Thursday.
The service will not be available on Friday, the day of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game.
From wire reports