You may remember not too long ago that I did a post called Jewelry Sets for Royalty, where I shared three dynamic jewelry sets I was making for a well-known San Francisco Drag Queen, but at the time I wasn’t able to reveal who they were for. Well, now I can!
Once again, here are the sets:
All three sets were commissioned by San Francisco Imperial Court member Collette Le Grande-Ashton. She was not only a Grand Dutchess of San Francisco, but she is also a drag pioneer. Collette is a performer at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge in San Francisco and is featured in the Out magazine article, Tender(loin) is the Night,
and in the short film, Beautiful by Night
Collette also kept the purple set for herself, but the red set was a gift for the current San Francisco reigning Grand Dutchess, Olivia Hart, which was given to her upon winning the title at San Francisco’s Ducal Coronation 2015.
Below are photos of Grand Dutchess Olivia Hart wearing the red set.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love my drag queens! They’re not just men who dress up to impersonate women in over-the-top costumes and entertain people, but they are also amazing human beings who raise countless amounts of money for AIDS and other charities. In fact, when they hold a title such as Grand Dutchess or Empress, they are responsible for organizing fundraising events throughout the year of their reign. It’s a lot of hard work and not all glamour and glitz.
It was truly an honor to make these jewelry sets for such notable individuals and I am proud to have them wearing my creations.