Every year, the Dogwood Monarchist
Society crowns a new Emperor and Empress of
Vancouver. Last Saturday, at the Coast Plaza Hotel,
it was time for the 34th Annual Coronation Ball. Part pomp,
part pompadour, royal guests gathered to say goodbye to outgoing
monarchs Dj Jules and Estie Louder and to welcome Vivien
Von Brokenhymen and Buster Cherry to the throne.
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empress Lala Too (left) and Vancouver's own Symone, the
Duchess of Nubia, were introduced in the lobby.
29, Carlotta Gurl (left), seen here with 2001-02's Emperor,
Bruce Antecol, was honoured to carry in the crown 2001-02's
Rose, who is sadly no longer with us.
|Entertainer of the Year
Iona Whipp (left) has a fabulous voice and stage presence
as Jeff Kirkey, Mr. Gay Vancouver 23, will tell you.
|Surrey's first royalty,
Empress Taylor Made Storm and Princess Melissa Made Storm.
|Former Westender cover
girl Madame Andre (left), gave praise to designer
Sacha for her fabulous ensemble which included a peacock
feather headress and a modern day hoop skirt.
|It was a farewell performance
on two levels for outgoing Imperial Crown Princess 33,
Beverly X, who said goodbye to her crown and the
life of drag for new pursuits.
|The jewellery and gowns
were postiively stunning as seen here on visiting dignitaries
Madame Geronimo (left), from Toronto and Empress Gabby
from Salem, Oregon.