When a young woman assumes the role of a Rose Princess or Rose Queen in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court, she gets far more than a title.
In addition to riding in the Rose Parade and getting the best seats at the Rose Bowl game, the queen and princesses are given educational scholarships, custom-designed wardrobes, hairstyling and make-up, and the opportunity to represent the Tournament of Roses at nearly 150 public and media events during the course of their reign.
The wardrobe is designed to be flexible, with mix-and-match pieces that can easily interchanged to provide different outfits for different occasions.
The photo gallery to the left shows just a few of the designer clothes given to the 2011 Royal Court. Once the queen is announced, the women line up in the most photogenic order for most events: Princesses Tenaya, Jessica, Michelle, Queen Evanne, Princesses Kathryn, Sarah, Tatyane.
Business sponsors provide the clothes, jewelry, hairstyling, makeup, and flowers for the Rose Queen and Royal Court. The 2011 sponsors are
- Official wardrobe: Macy’s
- Pearls and earrings: Clubradiant.com
- Hairstyles and nail care: Amadeus Spa
- Makeup: Lancôme Paris
- Flowers: Jacob Maarse Pasadena
- Coronation gowns: Tadashi Shoji
The queen’s crown and tiaras worn by the princesses were designed by Jairo and Karen Lizarazu of Pasadena. They were manufactured by Dina Inc. in Cranston, Rhode Island and feature a rhodium finish with crystal elements using round brilliant and baguette cuts by Swarovski.
For more photo galleries of the Rose Queen and Court, see:
Rose Queen Evanne: 2011 Tournament of Roses coronation photo gallery
Paula Deen Rose Parade Grand Marshall photo gallery
2011 Rose Queen photo gallery: Queen Evanne and her Royal Court
Tournament of Roses princesses: Profiles and pictures of the 2011 court
The theme of the 122nd Rose Parade and 97th Rose Bowl Game is “Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories.” The Tournament of Roses is a celebration that lasts several weeks in the fall and winter, with the high points being the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on January 1. Keep following your Tournament of Roses Examiner for the latest news and for upcoming announcements.
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