Experience the splendour of South African fashion  designer and stylist, Simon Rademan                     Enter site   

South Africa  Canada  South Africa  Australia  South Africa  Turkey  South Africa  United States  South Africa  Namibia  South Africa  India  South Africa  United Kingdom  South Africa  European Union  South Africa  France  South Africa  Germany  South Africa  Netherlands  South Africa  New Zealand  South Africa  Spain  South Africa

Is a Faberge egg an Easter egg?  or is it simply the ultimate stylish gift, fit for Kings and Queens?

He was a master goldsmith whose intricate work and eye for detail won him the eye of his royal clientele in the first place...

... but he feared for his life!  He was...

Peter Carl Faberge     read now

Simon says:  Visit our free articles

Homepage extras

This page has been designed to promote and inspire... It carries the "Simon Rademan" stamp of approval, and will continue to highlight abso-fashion-lutely happenings

Mail us

Quickvote:

   Do I like this extra?                

   Do I like this extra?                 

Glamorous              Elegant              Beautiful Fashion             Evening             Classy              Chic              Original              Designer              Classic

 

 

Glamorous              Elegant              Beautiful Fashion             Evening             Classy              Chic              Original              Designer              Classic

The Style Bible by Simon Rademan

THE STYLE BIBLE

- by Simon Rademan

Royalty

Facebook

Twitter

Fashion

Bridal

Style

Celebrity

NEW

Etiquette

Underwear

Florals

Colour / Kleur

Dress codes

Red Carpet

The History of the Faberge egg

"Peter Carl Faberge was commissioned to create the first egg for the twentieth wedding anniversary of Alexander III and his wife Maria Feodorovna in 1885. Every subsequent Easter, another egg was made for Maria as a gift from her husband the tsar of Russia. After the passing of Alexander III, his son took up the tradition presenting his wife and his mother with their own custom Faberge egg every Easter. In all, 50 eggs were commissioned - to this day eight are still missing.

Faberge was a master goldsmith whose intricate work and eye for detail won him the eye of his royal clientele in the first place. And today, he is still known for his famous egg creations.

The outbreak of the war in 1912 and the subsequent massacre of the royal family ended the production of the Imperial Easter Eggs. Faberge's shop was destroyed, his employees were pulled into the war and Faberge himself went into hiding - fearing for his life.

But 42 of the eggs survive today and when they come up at auction they fetch many eyes and high bids."

quoted from the hubpages

The meaning of the word Easter

The word 'Easter' probably comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess 'Eostre'.  She was the goddess of the dawn, and her spring festival was celebrated each April.  This pagan festival celebrated the return of Spring and new life.

At the same time of the year, Christians were celebrating the 'resurrection' of Christ.  Jesus overcame death and gave us the chance of eternal life.  The new life in the natural world at Easter time or Spring time reminds us of God's new life for us.

The meaning of Easter Eggs

As Christianity spread, it took over many of the ancient festivals - and so many of the Easter customs have their origins in earlier festivals.  Hard-boiled eggs, with painted shells used to be given as presents on Easter day as symbols of new life.  Easter day is a happy celebration that Jesus is alive.

Today, we usually buy and give chocolate Easter eggs rather than hard-boiled painted eggs - probably because most of us love chocolate.  We give chocolates at festivals, parties or when visiting friends - at various types of celebration.  Therefore it seems very appropriate to have chocolate Easter eggs to celebrate!

Media request for an interview  

Back to top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________

Back to top  /  Appointment procedures  /  Order information  /  Contact us  /  Enter Site  /  Consultations  /  Costs   /  Wedding gowns  /  Free articles  /  Celebrities  /  Background  /  Magazines  /  SA's best and worst  /  Save money  /  Matric farewell  /  Our official Fashion page   /   Play intro

_________________________________________________________________________

Homepage-extra www.simonrademan.co.za

Copyright Simon Rademan Fashion Design Studio CC 93/15533/23