The Compulsive Reader: Tiara Time

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tiara Time

Hey everyone,

I have some news about the tenth (and final!) book in the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot, which, I have read and found quite amazing, but I promised the higher-ups that I wouldn't reveal anything yet...so you'll just have to wait til next week!

Anyhoo, to celebrate the publication of FOREVER PRINCESS, authors, illustrators, actors, designers and TV personalities have decorated tiaras that will be auctioned online. All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit teen programs at The New York Public Library's 87 branches.
The tiaras are truly awesome and there are some wonderful ones decorated by your favorite YA authors including Meg Cabot (of course!), Sarah Dessen and Judy Blume, and others, including: actress/co-author Julie Andrews and her daughter and co-author Emma Walton Hamilton, TV personality Samantha Bee, cosmetics founder Bobbi Brown, author/illustrator Marc Brown, singer/actress Sabrina Bryan, TV personality Lauren Conrad, Echo Design, designer Tommy Hilfiger, artist Karen Kilimnik, illustrator Hilary Knight, Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar, TV host Stacy London, illustrator Chesley McLaren, designer Nicole Miller, actress Julianne Moore, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, actress AnnaSophia Robb, TV personality Mo Rocca, designer Austin Scarlett, Seventeen Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket, author R.L. Stine, author/actress Meg Tilly, USA Weekend Magazine, author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, designer Vera Wang, and Wave Hill public garden.

So basically, there are a lot of amazingly talented people participating and you don't want to miss this auction!

The tiaras will be auctioned online at cMarket -- http://tiaras.cmarket.com/ -- from January 1-31 You can check out many of the tiaras on the web site now! To the left we have Meg Cabot's tiara, and the the right, Sarah Dessen's. Aren't they goegeous?

So be sure to check it out--even though they are a but pricey, they are fun to look at! I'm really loving Julianne Moore's tiara. What's your favorite?


Alea said...

Ooooh that's kinda a cute idea!

Melissa Walker said...

Bidding on Judy Blume's and Julie Andrews'! Wish me luck!