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.
It is said that this were Marie Antoinette’s favourite earrings. They were a present from her husband, King Louis XVI. Apparently, they were taken from her when she was arrested. Later they were in a possession of Empress Josephine and Grand Duchess Tatiana of Russia.
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.