First of all, I love princesses: Grace Kelly, Diana of Wales, Zara Phillips, Rania or Jordan, and plenty more of these tiara girls that can rival any socialite on Park Avenue. Secondly, I love New York City -- my emergency hospital visit to the Upper East Side did not change this. Lastly, I love public libraries and I've held my own library card since I was 7 years old.
So, the Tiara Auction to benefit the New York City Public Library's teen programs is the sort of quirky charity fundraiser I'd come up with if I was a New York City philanthropist who read The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. It auctions tiaras designed by figures such as make-up artist Bobbi Brown, fashion designer Nicole Miller, and even author Meg Cabot herself.
My personal favorites are: