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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Anastasia Nicholaievna => Topic started by: Winter_Phoenix on December 22, 2004, 10:34:12 AM

Title: About that hair-style....
Post by: Winter_Phoenix on December 22, 2004, 10:34:12 AM
This seems like a good place to toss out a really trivial question that's been nagging at me for years:  Why does Anastasia have bangs?  None of her sisters do.  (It's one of the two quickest ways to spot her in the frequently mislabelled photos of the Imperial children.)

Anyone have any idea?

Thanks!

Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Michelle on December 22, 2004, 10:49:07 AM
Anastasia had bangs because she supposedly had some sort of accident when she was little and it caused a scar to appear on her forehead.  Bangs were supposed to hide it.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Janet_W. on December 22, 2004, 11:45:04 AM
Yes, I've heard that story, too . . . tho' I'm not sure if I read it in some of the less questionable memoirs, or in one of the books presenting various factoids as "proof" that a particular pretender was the actual Anastasia.

BTW, "bangs" in those days were called "fringe"!
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Winter_Phoenix on December 22, 2004, 11:52:01 AM
Thanks!  I knew soneone on this board would know.

(Yes, "bangs" used to be called a "fringe" -- when it first came into use, it was sometimes called a "lunatic fringe" -- in all of human history, no adult has ever understood why younger people did what they did with their hair!  (The same people who had waist-length hippie locks can't understand why their daughter wants a buzz cut or a mohawk!)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Dandywell on December 22, 2004, 11:58:25 AM
Aren't bangs still called fringe in England?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: grandduchess_sofia on December 22, 2004, 02:22:25 PM
Yep, when i first came to this board and you were all tlaking about her hair i was like bangs? what?? ah cultural differences makes the world so interesting!!
sopsxxxxx
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Lanie on December 22, 2004, 03:42:30 PM
Maybe it was her hairline that gave her bangs.  Mine did until a few years ago until I thought it looked dumb and I grew my hair out. :)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Georgiy on December 22, 2004, 03:45:59 PM
Bangs are called 'fringe' in New Zealand too. How about Australia - Olga Rodionovna, can you tell us?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Janet_W. on December 22, 2004, 05:58:33 PM
Okay, bulletin! bulletin!

I just heard back from my friend Wendy in Birmingham, England, and although my news is a bit dated at this point--considering the last few entries--here is what Wendy says:

"The answer to the question is YES we know 'bangs' as fringe.  In fact, I would be surprised if many people in England would know that Americans are referring to a 'fringe' when they say 'bangs.'

Bangs are what fireworks make!!!! LOL!!!

I would be interested to know why it is called bangs in USA. (And why plural, when fringe is definitely singular!)"


. . . And perhaps you'll agree with me that Wendy makes some very good points!  :D
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Olga on December 22, 2004, 07:33:49 PM
*Olga sits and wonders what the hell 'bangs' are*

In Australia, bangs are called a fringe.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Nanny_Orchard on December 24, 2004, 04:13:48 PM
I wear bangs. My old hairdresser used to charge me extra to trim them when she was cutting my hair. So I found a new hairdresser, who doesn't charge for the bangs. I suppose you could say it's more bangs for the buck.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: ferngully on December 24, 2004, 04:46:14 PM
i trim mine with a pair of special small scissors, i wonder if anastasia did the same? anyone else do that or is it just me?  ;)
selina         xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Maria_Romanov_fan on January 09, 2005, 11:33:42 AM
Her nurse governess might have trimmed them. But I've always though of every GD of having her own hairstyle. :)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: chintz22 on January 24, 2005, 09:08:19 PM
Hi All,

I've heard the scar story too.  I have a scar on my forehead (ran into a steel baby swing in motion when I was 3--clearly before all the child safety stuff was passed) and I was so paranoid about the scar that I had bangs until I was nearly 30.  Of course you can barely see it now.  Does anyone know what caused Anastasia's scar?

Best,

Sarah
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Littletaz on January 27, 2005, 11:00:47 AM
I've read it somewhere but i can't recall where i read it and how it was caused. grrrrrrrrrr >:(
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Lanie on January 27, 2005, 05:03:38 PM
No one knows if she DID have a scar or not; the story was AFAIK perpetuated by Anna Anderson's story.  I've seen photos where one can see that there doesn't look to be any sort of scar on the sides or where she parted the bangs a bit.  Looks like she just did it to be different from her sisters!
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Malenkaya on January 27, 2005, 06:12:32 PM
In "The Lost Princess" an American woman named Hallie Erminie Rives claims to have seen Anastasia's scar on her forehead.  She and her husband, Post Wheeler, a professional diplomat, were assigned to the American legation in St. Petersburg in 1911.

From pages 35 & 36:

The Wheelers were delighted to find themselves seated in a box that not only afforded a clear view of the Czar and Czarevitch, but adjoined the box of the other members of the Imperial Family - the Dowager Czarina and all four of the Czar's daughters.  Such proximity was due to the fact that the Czar's police considered Americans, in contrast to Europeans, unlikely to assassinate the Romanovs.

Ten-year-old Anastasia carried with her a box of chocolates in silver wrapping paper.  As she sat down near the railing separating her from Rives, she smiled and set the chocolates between them.

During the concert, Rives secretly studied the Czar's loge.  She was fascinated by "what Russia had never seen before" - Nicholas and his son together.  "Very few of that great audience, outside of the court functionaries, had ever seen [Alexis], he had been only a fable.

At the intermission, Rives stayed in her seat observing Anastasia.  "She was not a beautiful child, but there was something frank and winning about her.  Her hair was drawn back in a one-sided whorl, perhaps to hide a small scar whose edge I fancied I saw under its dark loop."  The child was eating the chocolates in the silver-wrapped box, without having removed her white gloves, which were now "sadly smudged."

"She shyly held out the box to me," Rives wrote, "and I took one."  From behind the curtain came music and Anastasia began to hum the song.  Rives thought it "a haunting air suggestive of the Volga Boat Song" and asked Anastasia its name.

"Oh," she replied, "it's an old song about a little girl who had lost her doll."


To go completely off topic, what exactly is etiquette on this?  I realize Anastasia was only 10 years old, but to engage a member of the IF in conversation?  It was innocent enough, but does it sound plausible?

Anastasia
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Lanie on January 27, 2005, 06:28:01 PM
Doesn't sound very plausible to me, honestly.  I don't even think Anastasia would have gone to any theatre or opera performances--only Olga or Tatiana went with Nicholas and Alexandra AFAIK...and only Olga went during the 1913 celebrations!
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Abby on January 27, 2005, 07:01:59 PM
I remember reading about this in Lovell's book, and wondering why the heck I'd never heard it before.

I guess it's not totally impossible, though.  :-/
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Genevieve on February 05, 2005, 11:59:06 PM
I heard that the scar came from a accident on the Standart.    She climbed up on something and refused to come down and lost her balance.   It was a book called Imperial Twilight if my memory is right.  She was
very  young and very head strong.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Elisabeth on March 26, 2005, 12:30:31 PM
I have heard the scar story, too, as an explanation for why Anastasia wore bangs (or a "fringe," if you prefer). I am wondering if Olga Nikolaevna mentions this scar in her memoirs - does anyone know? It seems to me that if AN really had a scar on her forehead, her aunt would probably have commented on it.

Another possible explanation for Anastasia's choice of hairstyle has just come up on one of the Anna Anderson threads: AGRBear has mentioned that she recalls reading somewhere that Anastasia had a widow's peak. (For this reason Anna Anderson supposedly pulled out her hair along the forehead to increase her resemblance to AN.) However, Bear cannot remember the source of this story. Has anyone else ever come across it? Where?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Ortino on March 26, 2005, 01:16:32 PM
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I am wondering if Olga Nikolaevna mentions this scar in her memoirs - does anyone know?


You mean Olga Alexandrovna, not Nikolaevna. Olga Nikolaevna was Anastasia's sister.  :)

The only story I've ever heard regarding Anastasia's bangs (a.k.a. fringe) was that she had a scar there that they tried to hide. I think Genevieve is correct as to where the scar came from. I can't remember precisely at the moment though.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Elisabeth on March 26, 2005, 01:53:09 PM
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You mean Olga Alexandrovna, not Nikolaevna. Olga Nikolaevna was Anastasia's sister.  :)


Oops. Egg on face. ::) Maybe that was a Freudian slip, since ON is my favorite GD?

I'm just wondering who the original source was for the scar story. We all seem to have come across the same story - but where did we first read it and who exactly was the author quoting?  
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Ortino on March 26, 2005, 02:25:31 PM
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Oops. Egg on face. ::) Maybe that was a Freudian slip, since ON is my favorite GD?

I'm just wondering who the original source was for the scar story. We all seem to have come across the same story - but where did we first read it and who exactly was the author quoting?  


It's alright, it's very easy to confuse people when they have such similiar names.  :)

Hmmm, I have no idea where people picked it up from or the source. I learned about it from this forum (I visited for about a year before I joined). I guess someone read it somewhere and it spread. It's most likely from a memoir.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on July 25, 2005, 02:51:49 PM
Maybe the scar came when she survived the evil you-know-who.  ;)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: RealAnastasia on July 25, 2005, 08:16:52 PM
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Thanks!  I knew soneone on this board would know.

(Yes, "bangs" used to be called a "fringe" -- when it first came into use, it was sometimes called a "lunatic fringe" -- in all of human history, no adult has ever understood why younger people did what they did with their hair!  (The same people who had waist-length hippie locks can't understand why their daughter wants a buzz cut or a mohawk!)


The person in this board supposed to know about "bangs" and "fringes"...Since I'm a restless researcher in Laura Ingalls Wilder life. In her times, "Bangs" are called "fringes", but "the lunatic fringe" was a special kind of bangs, with little curls over the forehead. Laura Ingalls Wilder wanted to wear the "lunatic fringe", but her mother didn't like it a bit. However, she let Laura wear the new hairdoss fashion style. And when she saw her, she said: "I like much more your ancient hairdoss" or some thing over the lines of it. Nevertheless, Charles Ingalls liked her daughter wearing the "lunatic fringe". ;)

As far as I know (but perhaps I'm wrong, for English is not my native language) "bangs" was the simple hair hanging over the forehead, as Anastasia wore it; the "fringe" was bangs with little curls. Laura's mother called the normal one "bangs" and the new-style bangs, "fringe".  ???

 I don't know if the story of Anastasia's bangs was all made-up for Anna Andersons supporters. But I think it isn't. If it was, it was easy for her ennemies to simply deny the fact, and they didn't. No; Anastasia must have had a scar in her forehead. It's the only explanation I could find over this issue. None of her siblings wore bangs...Why would Anastasia wore them?

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Baby Tsarevich on July 28, 2005, 02:14:06 PM
I'm the only one from my friends that wears bangs, I wear them because I too have a scar from chickenpox and because I don't like my forehead, maybe that's why Anastasia wore bangs too because she had a big forehead and she didn't like it? ???

I herd about Anastasia's scar story when I was reading a website about Anna Anderson!

~Anastacia~
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Holly on July 28, 2005, 11:52:28 PM
I have bangs too. But only because I like them. ;D Alexandra made Anastasia wear bangs to conceal a scar on her forehead from when she was really little on the Standart. She climbed somewhere high where she lost her balance, fell and cut her forehead. I wonder what Anastasia thought about them and if she ever wanted them to grow out?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 02, 2005, 12:58:46 PM
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  None of her siblings wore bangs...Why would Anastasia wore them?


I think she must have had a scar of some sort.  I found this picture

http://www.livadia.org/ana/1901-1906/22.jpg

and clearly she doesn't have bangs, fringe, whatever, in that photo, but she does in nearly every photo after that.  I think it would be odd to go from having a style like her sisters and suddenly changing to having bangs without a reason.  The scar story makes sense to me.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on August 02, 2005, 01:10:00 PM

Is that picture from the same sitting as the one where they are all looking forward and Anastasia is leaning on Maria?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Val289 on August 02, 2005, 02:38:38 PM
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Is that picture from the same sitting as the one where they are all looking forward and Anastasia is leaning on Maria?



Yes, Margarita, I believe it is.  :)   I'll bet that Lanie would know for sure.....
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: RealAnastasia on August 02, 2005, 08:47:48 PM
Anastasia didn't wore bangs when she was a toddler or even since she had 5-6 years old. You may notice it in all her photographies from her early years of life.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Aliss_Kande on August 02, 2005, 10:03:07 PM
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Is that picture from the same sitting as the one where they are all looking forward and Anastasia is leaning on Maria?


Yep, here it is and another from the same sitting :)
http://www.livadia.org/ana/1901-1906/21.jpg
http://www.livadia.org/ana/1901-1906/23.jpg
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: sailor_of_standart on August 21, 2005, 10:36:01 PM
Here is a pic with Maria and Anastasia mucking around.  You can see a a scare on her forehead. It's not deep but it's there.

(http://www.livadia.org/mashka/images/ma1916_1.jpg)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: imperial angel on August 29, 2005, 09:15:18 PM
Reply to Real Anastasia. I don't know a lot about Anastasia and bangs, but I agree that she probably did have a scar, and bangs would have been a good way of covering that up. When I first started reading this message board, I thought of the same passage in the Laura Ingalls Wilder book you refer to, and am glad you made people aware of that passage. I am interested in both the romanovs and Laura Ingalls Wilder. The passage comes from one of Laura's later books, I think Little Town on the Prairie. It happened in 1880s, so it wasn't that far from Anastasia's era. Your post was very illuminating. I just wish I remembered more details of the Laura Ingalls wilder Part.
Anybody else's opinion welcome.  :)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: ConstanceMarie on September 16, 2005, 07:29:51 PM
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Reply to Real Anastasia. I don't know a lot about Anastasia and bangs, but I agree that she probably did have a scar, and bangs would have been a good way of covering that up. When I first started reading this message board, I thought of the same passage in the Laura Ingalls Wilder book you refer to, and am glad you made people aware of that passage. I am interested in both the romanovs and Laura Ingalls Wilder. The passage comes from one of Laura's later books, I think Little Town on the Prairie. It happened in 1880s, so it wasn't that far from Anastasia's era. Your post was very illuminating. I just wish I remembered more details of the Laura Ingalls wilder Part.
Anybody else's opinion welcome.  :)



Yes! I am a fan of OTMA and Laura Ingalls Wilder too! I know what you are talking about in "Little Town on the Prairie." Laura was going to a sociable for teenagers, and it was a fad in the 1880's for teenage girls to have bangs. Ma did not like bangs because in her time, bangs, or pulling your hair back behind your ears, were hairdos for 'bad' girls! Laura convinced her Ma to let her cut some fringe bangs across her forehead for the party and she let her. It was only for fashion purposes, Laura did not have a scar on her forehead.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: ConstanceMarie on September 16, 2005, 07:38:55 PM
Another thing about fashion and eras, the bangs were big in the 1880's among young girls. If you look at pictures of Anastasia's mom Alexandra and all her sisters when they were growing up they have them. Laura was their age. By the time Anastasia came along bangs were not in style anymore, it was the long swept back hair or poofed on the head Gibson girl look. All the other sisters of Anastasia had that but not her, which makes me think that the scar and not fashion was the reason she had bangs.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: RealAnastasia on September 16, 2005, 10:46:38 PM
I'm glad to find at least two Laura Ingalls Wilder fans here!  ;) And yes...In Laura's time bangs were very fashionable, but not in Anastasia's childhood era. She is the only one of OTMA wearing bangs.However, there were not the 1880's bangs style.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: imperial angel on September 18, 2005, 05:25:09 PM
It is nice to know that there are other people who like both the Romanovs and Laura Ingalls Wilder. This shows how two historical subjects can illuminate the other.History is a fascinating thing in that way. Little Town On The Prairie is my favorite Laura book, and I am distantly related to Laura Ingalls Wilder.  

The subject of Anastasia's bangs has always interested me since I read the begining of James Blair Lovell's The lost Princess with the part about Anastasia's bangs. It's been a while since I read that book, but I think it mentions that. It is true that that by Anastasia's time bangs where no longer fashionable, so it makes it even more likely that she had bangs because of a scar. I would love for people to post more on this topic.  :)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on September 18, 2005, 06:36:37 PM
But I never see a scar on Anastasia whenshe is bald.  ???
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on September 18, 2005, 08:10:38 PM
Well all I know is that sometimes scars can fade. I had a scar on my chin for years and one day I looked in a mirror and I couldn't find it. Maybe the same thing happened to Nastya.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Malenkaya on September 20, 2005, 10:38:02 AM
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Well all I know is that sometimes scars can fade. I had a scar on my chin for years and one day I looked in a mirror and I couldn't find it. Maybe the same thing happened to Nastya.


I agree.  As a little girl I had a scar on my forehead as well.  Oddly enough, my mother saw to it that I wore bangs throughout my childhood.  It was a horrible scar too - I smashed my head against the metal corner of a TV stand - it required many stitches.  I wear my hair pushed off my forehead now, and sometimes I forget completely that a scar ever existed there.  I'm 32 now and the scar was about 25 years ago.  Once in a while if I get too much sun, the area of skin will get a little more pink and you can see the outline of the scar.  Other than that, I often forget about that scar.

I have no problem believing that Anastasia, as a little girl (and a tomboy at that) got a scar on her forehead that her mother decided needed to be hidden by her hair.  By the end of her life, it had probably faded to the point that if you didn't know it was there, you didn't see it.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Sarastasia on November 20, 2005, 07:53:27 AM
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Aren't bangs still called fringe in England?


Thank you! I started to read this board thinking : "What the HELL are bangs?" I live in England and we have ALWAYS called fringes fringes!!!!

;D
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: stacey on November 20, 2005, 08:08:23 PM
Now I'm wondering about the question of whether or not Anastasia had a widow's peak? I'm curious because I have one, and as a child I also wore bangs (a fringe for our neighbors over the pond!!)  ;D Now that I'm an adult I wear my hair long and my hair is drawn straight back from my forehead and usually tied into a knot at the back--yes, I'm too lazy to do it up properly!! I'm trying to decide if my widow's peak makes it easier to wear bangs or not--my vote is not, because it makes bangs kind of hard to manage, like having a "cowlick".  Still it never stopped me wearing bangs for years! And I do wonder why they're called "bangs" and why it's plural--it really doesn't make much sense!!
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on November 20, 2005, 08:21:20 PM
I don't know what a "widow's peak" is, sorry.

While we're talking about Anastasia's hair, I was wondering if she wears a rat in the 1910 (or any other) formal pictures. You have

Maria in a rat
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/circleformal.jpg)

and

Tatiana in a rat
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/tatiana1910.jpg)

So is

Anastasia
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/margaritamarkovna/Romanov%20Photos/anasofa.jpg)

in that picture wearing a rat behind the bangs?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Sarushka on November 20, 2005, 08:33:44 PM
It sure doesn't look like Anastasia's wearing ar rat, does it? Odd, because I just read somewhere in the last two weeks that compared to her sisters, Anastasia had rather straight hair which tended to lay flat against her head. (Danged if I can remember which book said that, though...)

If anyone wants to know exactly what a 'rat' looks like and how it works, rent yourself a copy of The Bells of St. Mary's, starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. There's a scene near the beginning where Bing Crosby [Father O'Malley] pulls a rat out of Joan Carroll's [Patsy's] hair.
8)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on November 20, 2005, 08:53:12 PM
Maybe she's wearing a smaller rat, because her hair looks a teeny bit poofed...

Oh if anyone is lost and doesn't have access to the book, basically a rat is kind of a stuffing (I just wore one in Pygmalion- it was half a pair of tights stuffed with cotton balls for me) that goes under the hair.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: imperial angel on November 21, 2005, 10:18:06 AM
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Thank you! I started to read this board thinking : "What the HELL are bangs?" I live in England and we have ALWAYS called fringes fringes!!!!

 ;D

That is very interesting. Anything English always does fascinate me, and I have English Ancestry.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Anastasia_R on November 26, 2005, 06:35:35 PM
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Maybe she's wearing a smaller rat, because her hair looks a teeny bit poofed...

Oh if anyone is lost and doesn't have access to the book, basically a rat is kind of a stuffing (I just wore one in Pygmalion- it was half a pair of tights stuffed with cotton balls for me) that goes under the hair.

I was wondering what a rat was(besides an animal that is ;)).Thanks!
How'd Pygmalion go?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on November 26, 2005, 06:50:48 PM
(Anastasia_R, it went well. :) Thanks!)

So does anybody know what a widow's peak is?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: ferngully on November 30, 2005, 02:26:20 AM
i've heard of one, not sure what it is, something to do with the hairline i'm thinking
selina             xxxxxxx
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Margarita Markovna on November 30, 2005, 08:05:22 AM
Thanks.

I just got the photos from Pygmalion, with the rat in. Since the quality isn't good enough for me to take a picture of the pictures, I might have to go to a place that can digitalize it for me. Did someone say somewhere that Staples will do it for a relatively low price or is it a different place?
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: imperial angel on November 30, 2005, 11:11:07 AM
I always wondered why their hair looked like that; now I know. ;)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: ferngully on December 01, 2005, 04:10:14 AM
found a defination-' A V-shaped point formed by the hair near the top of the human forehead. From the superstition that it is a sign of early widowhood.'
selina                       xxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 01, 2005, 07:16:03 AM
Now that I think about it, I do think that it is called a Widow's Nest. you can see that hairline in horror movies on ALOT of vampires.  :P

Sofi ;)
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: leushino on December 01, 2005, 11:01:33 AM
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Here is a pic with Maria and Anastasia mucking around.  You can see a a scare on her forehead. It's not deep but it's there.

(http://www.livadia.org/mashka/images/ma1916_1.jpg)


I don't see any scar in that picture. All I see is a slight shadow which could be a crease in the forehead that many have depending upon their facial expressions OR the shadowing caused by poor lighting when the photograph was taken OR the poor quality of photography in its early days. I think we're grasping at straws here.

She had bangs because she probably wanted to wear her hair that way... period. I brush my hair the way I want to brush it. I change it from time to time and I'm sure that had Anastasia lived longer she would have adopted another hair-style.
Title: Re: About that hair-style....
Post by: Kalafrana on January 17, 2010, 06:31:30 AM
'Widow's peak' in English English tends to be used of men. If nothing else, it tends to show more on men because of short hair and disinclination to fringes (or bangs) after the age of ten or so. It can be a simple matter of where the hair grows, and doesn't grow, throughout life, but can also result from going partly bald at the front. Paul Alexandrovich had a very noticeable widow's peak in later life.

I too was thoroughly confused by 'bangs' - I had vague ideas of something puffed up at the sides!

Ann