sitter: empress josephine

Empress Joséphine’s Sapphire and Diamond Parure, sold by Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen of Holland, to King Louis Philippe of the French in 1821.

Happy birthday to this lady here. Josephine de Beauharnais was born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie June 23, 1763 in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique. Obviously her trash second husband was like BUT JOSEPHINE IS A BETTER NAME (also Napoleon liked to re-name everyone he loved) and Josephine was like “sure babe w/e”. 

I have a deep love and affection for Josephine and think we, personally, should get married as I’d make a 100% better spouse than Napoleon but you know. Whatever. 

Happy birthday you rad lady! 

                             Marie Josephe-Rose Tascher de la Pagerie

                                               Rose de Beauharnais


                                     Empress Consort of the French

                                             Queen Consort of Italy

                                    (June 23, 1763 – June 23, 2017)

                                              Happy 254th birthday!

Princess Grace wearing the (borrowed from Van Cleef & Arpels) coronation diadem of Empress Josephine at a costume ball. She was protraying Empress Elizabeth of Austria, and her piled up hair, just like the coiffure-obsessed empress’s, is perfect for the diadem, said to be the largest tiara the princess ever wore.