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Title: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on September 18, 2004, 10:36:49 PM
her natural elegance is evident

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 19, 2004, 01:44:47 PM
I saw a picture of her aunt, her fathers sister, in The Camera and the Tsars" and Irina looks alot like her. If only I had a scanner...the resemblence is really amazing
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Annie on September 19, 2004, 04:21:57 PM
You mean Anastasia Mikhailovna? We had a whole thread on her awhile back! Look for it in the last few pages of the IF forum and see if it's there. I'd do it but my computer is too slow.

I think Irina was beautiful in her engagement photos.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 19, 2004, 07:43:23 PM
Yes!!I don't know about anyone else but I think Anastasia Mikhailovna and Irina look alot like each other.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 21, 2004, 12:34:58 PM
There another set of photos were the resemblece between them is very appearant...I try to find and post them, buts thanks for posting those images
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Olga on September 25, 2004, 08:59:18 AM
Irina Alexandrovna was beautiful in her younger years, but after the Revolution she always looked a bit thin and haggard. She had the wide set eyes just like Tatiana Nikolaevna.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rskkiya on September 25, 2004, 09:19:30 AM
Olga

Yes I agree-- the few photos that I have seen suggest that while the thin flapper look was popular in the 20's-- eventually she became a bit too gaunt with the passing years.

(as a tubby soul I should long for such a fate!  ;))

pleasantly plump ;D

Rskkiya
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Michelle on September 25, 2004, 10:31:38 AM
I think Tatiana Nikolaevna had more exotic almond-shaped eyes as opposed to Irina's eyes that remind me of dark pools.

Actually in that engagement picture that brnbg posted I see more Olga Nikoaevna.  I can't really explain it. :-/

Infact, she reminds me of a wandering ghost in many of her photos, probably because of her really dark sad eyes......
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Olga on September 26, 2004, 08:31:54 AM
Now that you say it, Irina Alexandrovna does look like Olga Nikolaevna in her engagement photos. All very confusing......
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Merrique on September 27, 2004, 06:49:44 PM
I think Irina Alexandrovna was beautiful in her younger years but I don't think she looked that attractive when she got older.In that first picture that brnbg posted I thought she looked ok but a little bit manish to me.
:o "waits for the backlash for that manish comment. :o
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 27, 2004, 11:09:57 PM
I think she was pretty, but I don't think she was a "great beauty", I think Grand Duchess Marie, the third daughter of N & A, was much prettier.

Although in her engement photos she looks her best and in a odd way does look like her cousin Olga a little
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Michelle on September 28, 2004, 12:00:30 PM
I'd consider her a beauty, but not really as beautiful as OTMA, or at least Olga, Tatiana, and Maria.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 28, 2004, 12:29:28 PM
OTMA were very pretty girls, although I really believe Marie was the prettiest of the four, they had their own special beauty which one was bound to notice.
Does anyone know or have any information as to how Irina responded to the news of her cousins murder?
If they were close, it must have hit hard
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on September 30, 2004, 01:02:55 PM
Other people have said elsewhere that Irina was deeply saddened by the deaths of members of the family and was incredibly bitter towards the Soviet Union.
She does bear a very strong resemblance to Anastasia Mikhailovna and one can't really see much of Xenia in her.
Felix of course thought that she was the most beautiful woman alive and famously declared that Irina needed no jewels to enhance her beauty.
I have said elsewhere that black and white photographs can be very flattering and romantic; I rather feel that in Irina's case one would have had to behold her in the flesh to appreciate this fully.  I don't think that she aged well, as later photos show that little remained of her celebrated beauty .
As a young woman I do think that she was not as attractive as Olga and Tatiana; I think that Marie would have probably eclipsed Irina's rather fragile beauty in maturity, but that is just my personal opinion.......
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 30, 2004, 02:25:46 PM
I have always thought Marie to be the prettiest of the four, and I have to agree that if she would have survived or at least been able to go out to more social events her beauty would have outshone her cousins and sisters beauty.

Irina did not age very well, I'm reading " The Man who killed Rasputin" and the photo of her in old age are not very flattering.

I'm never able to see the resemblence of Xenia and Irina, although I do see a little of Irina in her daughter Irina, but I also see Felix in there as well.

Is there any written of any kind where Irina states her feelings reguarding the large lost of relatives she suffered?

I wish there was a book about her.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: bookworm857158367 on September 30, 2004, 03:49:28 PM
I do see a fair bit of Xenia and Marie Feodorovna in the pictures of Irina as a young woman, but she also resembles her Aunt Anastasia. There's also a resemblance to both Olga and Tatiana; less so to Marie and Anastasia Nicholaievna. That makes sense since the family was so interrelated. I think Irina had a hard life and it shows in her facial expression. At a guess, I'd say she might have been a rather shy person who withheld much of her personality from others.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 30, 2004, 03:53:47 PM
From what I have gathered it appears she did not have easy life, but accepted things as they came. It appears she must have had a strong character but at the same time a very devoted person with those she loved.
She seems to have devoted herself more to Felix than her daughter, which I find rather odd.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on September 30, 2004, 04:28:33 PM
Felix and Irina I suspect had one of those marriages that outsiders rarely are able to comprehend.  They had a need for each other that probably excluded most others, including their daughter.
There has been so much speculation about their marriage and whether they really loved each other; I rather think that they did but that no one will fully comprehend the exact nature of their relationship or the depth of their feelings for one another.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: bookworm857158367 on September 30, 2004, 08:54:26 PM
I think Felix is a fascinating character in many ways. He's both repellent and transcendant, if that makes any sense, a braggart, a murderer, selfish and vain and also a person who was genuine in his charitable efforts. It would be interesting to know what Irina really thought of him. We know that Felix had to have bedded her at least once to produce the child. The daughter resembled her father. So maybe they had a more normal marriage than people think they did? The letter she wrote to him while he was planning the Rasputin murder kind of suggests to me that she knew him very well and could read between the lines and tell he was up to something.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 30, 2004, 10:35:36 PM
What letter did she write to him? I never heard of this.

They seemed devoted to each other, I guess about as much as you can be to someone to a degree. Irina seems to have accepted Felix as he was and whatever their feelings might have been towards each other, I don't think anyone will really understand their relationship.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on October 01, 2004, 05:45:45 AM
Irina and Felix, Georgie and Nada, Louis and Edwina, George and Marina - all couples whose marriages have been the subject of scrutiny and gossip.
I think we all know that things are never black and white and that relations between two people can be as singular as the individuals themselves.
I'm not sure that I like the term 'bedded her' but I suppose that it is one way of describing whatever physical relationship that Felix and Irina had.
We do know from other discussions that other men and women had succesful marriages and yet enjoyed involvements of differing natures with other people; this may well have been the case with Irina and Felix - who can say?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on December 17, 2004, 07:44:58 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/564015.jpg)

Irina and parents.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/irinaaleksandrovna1895-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 18, 2004, 06:25:58 PM
That profile portrait of Irina is lovely.  Could be something to do with her hair in that picture as it waves onto her face - always flattering.
I would love to know what it was that she saw in Felix that made her want to marry him.  He had obvious attractions of course, but Irina has always struck me as someone with a very deep side to her and it would be fascinating to know exactly why he appealed to her, above all others.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 20, 2004, 02:08:07 AM
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That profile portrait of Irina is lovely.  Could be something to do with her hair in that picture as it waves onto her face - always flattering.
I would love to know what it was that she saw in Felix that made her want to marry him.  He had obvious attractions of course, but Irina has always struck me as someone with a very deep side to her and it would be fascinating to know exactly why he appealed to her, above all others.


You and me both. I too cannot understand the attraction other than financial gain.
I would love to have more information on Irina. She was one of the few who lived through all these events, knew the IF, and lived a very long life.
How sad to live with all those memories...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 20, 2004, 05:32:04 PM
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I too cannot understand the attraction other than financial gain


I don't know that it was as simple as that.  There must have been something that appealed to her, apart from his looks and his wealth.  After all, her family were not exactly paupers and she was considered a very beautiful and eligible 'partie'; there must have been something powerful that drew her to him...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on December 23, 2004, 02:51:29 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/irina.jpg)

She is sooo lovely!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 03:04:26 AM
Hello ! svetabel, that is a beautiful photo of Irina ! Thank you for posting it !  ;)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 23, 2004, 03:44:41 AM
That photo of Irina is amazing.  The fact that it is so hazy adds even more to her glamour.  I still can't decide what I feel about her looks; still, virtually everyone who met her states that she was beautiful.  After all, photos don't tell the whole story......
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on December 23, 2004, 04:18:24 AM
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Hello ! svetabel, that is a beautiful photo of Irina ! Thank you for posting it !  ;)


You are most welcome.  :)That is one of my favourite photoes of Irina!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 23, 2004, 04:19:09 AM
Yes, it is my favourite now !  :D  ;)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on December 23, 2004, 04:24:37 AM
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That photo of Irina is amazing.  The fact that it is so hazy adds even more to her glamour.  I still can't decide what I feel about her looks; still, virtually everyone who met her states that she was beautiful.  After all, photos don't tell the whole story......

I always think that Irina was a beauty at her youth.Though I can`t say so about her elder years: in the later photoes her features often looked so sharp...nevertheless she had style and natural elegance!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 23, 2004, 06:07:42 AM
Brian, what do you think about those pearls, real or fake?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: brnbg aka: liljones1968 on December 25, 2004, 11:55:40 PM
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Brian, what do you think about those pearls, real or fake?



hmmmm. i'd say they were probably real....either hers originally; or, possibly from her mother or grandmother (or, even, her mother-in-laws....)    but i'd say::  real.  definately real.

(but hey, i could always be wrong..... ;) )
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Lisa on December 26, 2004, 04:06:18 AM
1924
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/lyzotchka/1924ter.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 27, 2004, 05:02:07 AM
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hmmmm. i'd say they were probably real....either hers originally; or, possibly from her mother or grandmother (or, even, her mother-in-laws....)    but i'd say::  real.  definately real.

(but hey, i could always be wrong..... ;) )


I'll bet you are correct.  The thought of Irina wearing fake pearls - well 'it jest ain't fittin'....I wish there was a way of finding out the truth about that Chaumet tiara - how it could posssibly be photographed amongst the discovered jewels in the Moika Palace and yet be photographed on Irina in Paris......There must have been a copy, it 's the only answer....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: otmafan on December 28, 2004, 05:50:33 PM
(http://historiska-personer.nu/min-s/pad7b84200.jpg)
~Irina with Felix

(http://www.livadia.org/trw/olga/1895-1903/1_4.jpg)
~Irina with Minnie, Ksenia, Nicky, Alix, Olga N., and Olga A.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 30, 2004, 07:28:05 AM
Irina and Felix do make a handsome couple in that photo, don't they?
I don't recall seeing any pictures of their daughter  - are there any in this section?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Lisa on December 30, 2004, 07:36:53 AM
I already post a photo of their daughter, but I can't remember where... ??? I will look for it.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 30, 2004, 07:39:59 AM
Oh thanks Lisa.  There is so much information now on this site that it can be hard to find things sometimes.  Plus, my memory isn't what it used to be and I forget where I have seen things (loss of memory, dementia to follow no doubt!)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: dianoshka on December 30, 2004, 03:39:54 PM
Does anyone know if Irina's cousins (Nicholas II's daughters) ever meet Bebe?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Janet_W. on December 30, 2004, 04:27:12 PM
I would imagine they did, taking into consideration Bebe's date of birth, but I haven't yet come across   correspondence indicating this. Anybody out there find something?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Martyn on December 30, 2004, 05:38:38 PM
Oh I'm sorry - thanks Annie.  I think that she takes after Felix more than Irina, certainly as a mature woman.  The photo of her with her own daughter is lovely.....What an attractive woman she was.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: La_Mashka on May 11, 2005, 12:18:50 PM
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In that first picture that brnbg posted I thought she looked ok but a little bit manish to me.
 :o "waits for the backlash for that manish comment. :o


Good to know Im not the only one who thinks so
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: RichC on May 15, 2005, 11:01:26 PM
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/irina.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/irina.jpg)

She is sooo lovely!


I think she looks like Uma Thurman.  Uma could play her in a movie!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on June 15, 2005, 10:05:48 PM
My favorite picture of Irina


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/tirinao2sm.jpg)

Tatiana, Irina and Olga

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Reco on July 09, 2005, 08:46:40 PM
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5489/irina75ans128lg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)(http://)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Marc on October 07, 2005, 06:53:00 PM
This is just beautiful picture of Irina...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Linnea on October 22, 2005, 01:48:41 PM
(http://img149.exs.cx/img149/953/irina5di.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on October 24, 2005, 10:58:19 AM
I think Irina ws beautiful if not as much as Nicholas II's daughters, unfortunatly. I think she did not look well in the style of the'20s, but looked best in the Edwardian style. This could explain the fact people think she did not look as well as she got older. I believe she looked abit like Tatiana, but not as exoctic or beautiful. She resembled her mother, I believe. It was nice to see the photo of the older grand duchessess with Irina. I had never seen it before. One wishes she had not adopted such a austere version of '20s style clothing. Simply, it didn't suit her, even if it was the style. It made her look a bot mannish and more unfemminine. It is a lesson never to choose clothes that don't suit you, no matter the style. But I have always thought that Tatiana would have looked nice in the style of '20s.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on October 24, 2005, 11:00:56 AM
sorry for the errors I made typing up the above '' a bot'', etc. I meant a bit. or adopted I am sure it is adapted, etc. I am not a very good typist.  ;)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Olga_Anna on January 12, 2006, 10:24:52 PM
Irina and two of her brothers. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/IrinaBrothers.jpg)

Irina and her Father. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/IrinaFather.jpg)

Irina and her mother. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/IrinaMother.jpg)

Irina and her aunt Olga. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/IrinaOlga.jpg)

Irina and her family. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/9.jpg)

I not sure if this is Irina or not. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/irina.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Linnea on January 13, 2006, 10:18:49 AM
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I not sure if this is Irina or not. (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/irina.jpg)


I think this is Irina on her wedding day, if I am not mistaken. She is very elegant, isn´t she? :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: grandduchessella on January 18, 2006, 08:17:01 AM
Yes, it is Irina on her wedding day. It was a lovely, elegant gown which well-suited her frame.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ZarevnaOlga on January 27, 2006, 04:28:36 AM
Irina with Sandro

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/323/irinaandsandro0tg.th.jpg) (http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=irinaandsandro0tg.jpg)

Irina with Olga Alexandrovna

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2800/olgaandirina4ap.th.jpg) (http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=olgaandirina4ap.jpg)

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on January 31, 2006, 11:05:22 AM
Both of those are nice pictures. My favorite of Irina is the one taken along with her engagement photos of her by herself, dressed in white, that has already been posted. I also enjoyed the '20s pictures of her in Irfe dresses, both very nice, although she seems to be not as much of a '20s style beauty as her cousins otma might have become.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rosebud on February 01, 2006, 01:25:07 PM
Nice one!
She really blossomed in the 20s. And looked like a pure version of Louisa Brooks somehow. I cannot see any  fire inside her, she looks more  like a beatiful Roman statue, so calm and distant. To me she represents the concept of aristocracy. She AND her janus-faced husband.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lilavanderhorn on February 01, 2006, 02:21:04 PM
I see more of Irina's father in her than her mother.  To me, it always made her mannish and hard looking.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: AkshayChavan on February 01, 2006, 04:09:59 PM
I entirely agree with you. She does look kinda mannish. She does not have feminity of Zenaida.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on February 02, 2006, 01:11:24 AM
I don't think she looks mannish, she just had sharp features. But I agree - she had many of the father's in her than mothers. Actually every time I see Irina's picture I recall her grandmother GDss Olga Fedorovna.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: julia.montague on February 26, 2006, 07:54:56 AM
Irina was so beautiful, especially by the time this photo was taken http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/Olga_Anne/9.jpg
Are there more from that time?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on February 27, 2006, 08:15:00 AM
I think there are more photos from that time, like in the Xzenia threads in the Imperial Family part of the forum.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: José on March 05, 2006, 12:31:49 PM
Ooops, already answered  ::)

But she looks so young for a woman of her age, specially comparing her to Alix.

Let's assume Olga N. and Irina were 2 years old.
That would take us to 1897.
Xenia would be 22.
Alix would be 25  :-/
and Minnie would be 50 ;)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: julia.montague on March 06, 2006, 10:31:25 AM
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Ooops, already answered  ::)

But she looks so young for a woman of her age, specially comparing her to Alix.

Let's assume Olga N. and Irina were 2 years old.
That would take us to 1897.
Xenia would be 22.
Alix would be 25  :-/
and Minnie would be 50 ;)

I don't think the two little girls were already two years old when this pic wa staken ;D.
But I also always think that Minnie looks very young in it. She looks even younger than Alix.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on April 13, 2006, 01:08:08 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irina.jpg)

Perhaps not the best portrait of Irina during these years
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on May 08, 2006, 08:30:42 AM
Yes, this is Irina in a Irfe dress, the fashion house she and Felix ran for awhile. It must be a colourization. I believe she suited the fashions of the '20s well.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:27:53 AM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1316/felixirina19141la.jpg)

Felix and Irina sunbathing. Ai Tudor. 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:29:42 AM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2361/felixirina19158sh.jpg)
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/803/irinafelix19151bq.jpg)

Felix and Irina, Arkhangelskoye, 1915.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:34:06 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3600/irinabrothers19145td.jpg)

Irina with her brothers.
Left to right: Andrei, Nikita, Irina, Dimitri, Vassili, Sophia Dmitrievna Evreinova. Ai Tudor. 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:35:39 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1207/irinainmomsboudoir19140vx.jpg)

Irina in her mother's boudoir, Ai Tudor, 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:36:35 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2769/irinaxeniavasya19148bj.jpg)

Irina, Xenia, Vassili. Ai Tudor. 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:38:11 AM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4791/irinaxeniavasya19157tw.jpg)

Irina, Xenia, Vassili. Ai Tudor, 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:40:18 AM
This is one of my personal favorites.

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8517/vasyasandroirinaandrei19152hy.jpg)

Vassili, Sandro, Irina, Andrei. Arkhangelskoye. 1915.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:42:31 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4746/rostislaviriniaandrei19143il.jpg)

Rostislav, Irina, Andrei. Their mother's boudoir, Ai Tudor, 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:50:34 AM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5916/sandrofelixirinaempmaria1912wx.jpg)

Sandro, Felix, Irina, Empress Maria Feodorovna. Elagin Palace, St. Petersburg, 1915.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:51:44 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7552/nikitaxeniaempressirina19152od.jpg)

Nikita, Xenia, Irina, Empress Maria Feodorovna. Elagin Palace, 1915.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:52:56 AM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7707/irna19194lq.jpg)

Irina aboard the train from Syracuse to Rome, Italy, 1919.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:54:27 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6334/irina191924td.jpg)

Irina, Syracuse dockyard, 1919.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:55:09 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7220/irina19145to.jpg)

Irina, Ai Tudor, 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on June 05, 2006, 08:56:20 AM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9734/felixirina19142yv.jpg)

Felix and Irina. Ai Tudor, 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Johnny on June 05, 2006, 05:15:36 PM
Since I am joining in so late I would like to say a couple of things about earlier discussions.
First of all, I find Irina stunning as a young girl, during her engagement, and deifnitely in the 20s style. None of Nicholas's daughters could ever compare with her. OTMA looked all like healthy provincial daughters of a Moscow merchant, perhaps with the exception of Tatiana. But I admit that the younger two were too young to have fully blossomed. But Irina's thin, sharp features make her look like a super model and certainly very sexy. But I find her mother to be the most attractive woman in the whole family.
Minnie had always been incredibly young looking for her age. There have been many comments by her contemporaries about it. She would surprise most people who met her by looking younger than many younger people. It got to a point that people started all sorts of speculations and rumors about strange cosmetic surgeries done on her. Some of the rumors were about her having her skin removed from her face, cleaned from the inside and put back on the face. Needless to say, we all know that no such procedure would have been possible back then. Since Alexandra didn't age so gracefully, at some point the two women looked more or less the same age. Although Alexandra looked older because she acted like it, but Minnie was very energetic, social and fun. I even suspect Alexandra was probably somewhat resentful if not envious of her mother-in-law's youthfullness.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lilavanderhorn on June 08, 2006, 07:03:40 PM
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Since I am joining in so late I would like to say a couple of things about earlier discussions.
First of all, I find Irina stunning as a young girl, during her engagement, and deifnitely in the 20s style. None of Nicholas's daughters could ever compare with her. OTMA looked all like healthy provincial daughters of a Moscow merchant, perhaps with the exception of Tatiana. But I admit that the younger two were too young to have fully blossomed. But Irina's thin, sharp features make her look like a super model and certainly very sexy. But I find her mother to be the most attractive woman in the whole family.
 
Wow, frankly I never found Irina very attractive.  She was way too, boney, hard and manly for my tastes.  A dead ringer for her father, who I never saw as handsome.  I prefer softer, feminine features.  But that is just me.  As for her personality, I have always wanted to know more about her, too bad there is not more information about her and her life, Felix always seemed to have been more into the limelight and the fame than she was.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on June 09, 2006, 12:23:17 PM
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http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9734/felixirina19142yv.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9734/felixirina19142yv.jpg)

Felix and Irina. Ai Tudor, 1914.

 :) :) :) No smell of glamour and mystery!!

Thanks to Nadya for all those wonderful pics! :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Natalya on June 18, 2006, 07:00:11 PM
Irina has long been my favorite, so I was thrilled to find this thread!  Thank you EVERYONE for posting such beautiful photos.  I have a couple to add now, and will be posting more soon!  

(http://cheddarbay.com/0000Romanov/irina_1920s.jpg)

(http://cheddarbay.com/0000Romanov/irina_1920s2.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on June 21, 2006, 12:30:19 PM
I think Irina was just as pretty as otma, at least in youth. She and Tatiana looked much like when young. Irina was not as attractive as she got older as she was when she was younger. She had rather a hard like to her, a mannish look. Tatiana might have looked like this as she got older, but I doubt it. Her features were not as sharp as Irina's. Irina has been overshadowed by Felix ( naturally) and was quiet it seems, and nothing to compare with his personality or even those of otma. But perhaps it would be useful toknow more of her. I think Irina was perhaps more elegant than beautiful like her cousin Tatiana. Both had a look that suited the '20s although only Irina got to live that long. Thanks so so much for the photos!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Sissi on June 21, 2006, 02:22:53 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, i agree with imperial anel, irina was pretty but as she grew older she had a sharp face, I don`t think she aged well, I don`t know how OTMA would have been older, but I think Tatiana and Irina had the same type, even though I prefer Tatiana.

  Was Irina closed to Maria Feodorovna??? Was she close to her cousins? I also agree on the fact that 1920`s fashion suited her a lot, she looks terrific in some pictures.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Natalya on June 22, 2006, 09:45:16 AM
Here is a photo of Irina at an older age (75, I believe).  I think it shows a much softer side to her in her sunset years, not as sharp as some have mentioned.  I think she's just lovely at ANY age.  When you consider what the entire family went through, it's a miracle they aged as gracefully as they did.  

(http://cheddarbay.com/0000Romanov/irina_75.jpg)

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Justine on June 25, 2006, 04:01:30 AM
Great photos. I'd never seen them. Thank you :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on June 25, 2006, 07:03:46 AM
Wonderful !!! And very well assorted couple ! :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Yoyo on June 26, 2006, 03:08:12 PM
Natalya, what an awesome picture you have posted of OT and Irina; I have long wanted to see them together as growns-ups. Rare indeed. Many thanks, and keep them coming. :D
Yoyo
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Eddie_uk on June 27, 2006, 08:18:46 AM
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 When you consider what the entire family went through, it's a miracle they aged as gracefully as they did.  


Very true honey! Lovely picture too, it's great to see she kept hold of those lovely pearls.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on June 27, 2006, 09:09:00 AM
Another picture of Irina, also posted in the " Older Irina and Felix " thread :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irina.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: victoria89 on July 04, 2006, 11:14:26 PM
I'm sorry if this is a stuipd question , but is there any other photo threads of Irinia i looked but i didnt find any

thanks

victoria
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on August 29, 2006, 12:14:08 PM
Irina may have aged more gracefully than I thought; but some of the daughters of Nicholas II would have aged better, for sure. Irina's personality seems to have been quiet, and I haven't read that much about it. As someone noted earlier, part of the difference in aging between Alexandra and Dowager Empress Marie, was their personalities.Personality and attitude are important as much as looks, in aging.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ZarevnaOlga on October 17, 2006, 03:12:11 AM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4239/555wv5.th.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=555wv5.jpg)

Irina and one of her brothers (i posted this picture in Xenias and Sandros children too)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ZarevnaOlga on October 17, 2006, 03:13:03 AM
Baby Irina- she is so cute!!!!!

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3082/dfgcvbgggyz0.th.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dfgcvbgggyz0.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on October 21, 2006, 11:11:24 AM
Very lovely.

I like this one too :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irina3.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ZarevnaOlga on October 25, 2006, 02:04:26 AM
Irina with her parents

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/840/unbenannt2hi3.th.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/my.php?image=unbenannt2hi3.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on October 26, 2006, 05:00:46 AM
Very lovely.

I like this one too :

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irina3.jpg (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irina3.jpg)
That picture shows Irina at her loveliest....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on October 26, 2006, 10:53:34 AM
Yes, it looks like the photos of otma taken around the same time. Irina was lovely, and this picture shows off the striking elegance that she also shared with her cousin, GD Tatiana. She was later to look very elegant in the fashions of the twenties, but the beauty of the late Edwardian era suited her as well. ;) Irina was a beauty in some sense at least.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: russianlover76 on November 03, 2006, 10:13:40 PM
Is there a picture of Irina Aleksandrovna in a court gown?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on November 05, 2006, 07:22:56 PM
This has been asked before. It seems that Irina didn't like court gowns, although otherwise she would certainly have been photographed in one. She would have looked lovely, but I have never seen any photos of her in them, and this would be understandable if it is true that she didn't like court gowns. They were beautiful, but uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on November 06, 2006, 07:20:10 PM
Even if she didn't like court gowns, it would seem that at some point she would have worn them. I'm suprised there isn't any of her in court dress even as a child. I guess I find it hard to believe there are no pictures of her court dress. Perhaps they were lost during the Revolution.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on November 07, 2006, 12:33:12 PM
There might be one of her, but I have never seen any which makes it a bit strange. I believe that if Irina ever wore court dress, it might have been as a child, when she had no say in it. But, it still puzzles me why these photos have never been seen, if they do exist which seems likely.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Johnny on November 30, 2006, 02:55:52 AM
It's the best one of all and not at all masculine as some of the others.
What is all this talk about Irina looking masculine? What is masculine about her?
She is the most fragile feminine looking woman I can imagine.
Masculine were her Nikolaevna cousins, (not that they really were it, but at least more tomboyish than Irina.)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: polignac on November 30, 2006, 10:27:58 AM
Hello, I want to make a question about Irina, not related to this topic, but I don't see why creating a new topic only to make a question.. :-\

Irina used a veil that belonged to Marie Antoinette at her wedding cerimony. Do you know if it had escaped from the Russian Revolution? I know that Prince Felix saved many things, but I don't know about the veil...

Thank you ;)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on November 30, 2006, 10:31:12 AM
I think Irina's features were very sharp, not that that makes them masculine. She was very pretty, and the harder lines in her face cannot be seen until the 1920s. It's hard to compare that to otma, because they didn't live until the '2Os. I guess that she was beautiful in her way, and so were they. I have always wished I knew more of what Irina was like as a person, but I know her looks pretty well.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on December 01, 2006, 03:53:36 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/2irinas.jpg)

Irina and her daughter.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on December 03, 2006, 07:08:20 PM
What a lovely photo! I had never seen it. The dress Irina is wearing is unusual, I don't think I have ever seen photos of her cousins otma wearing anything like it. It looks more sophistocated than something that they would wear. I guess it is of a darker colour than Irina usually wore. Was it silk?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on December 04, 2006, 12:23:16 PM
It looks more sophistocated than something that they would wear. I guess it is of a darker colour than Irina usually wore. Was it silk?

Looks like silk.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on December 04, 2006, 01:08:49 PM
It does, from how gleaming it is. I love this photo, where is it from? I like her hairstyle too, it is almost early '20s, even though this was taken in the teens of the century. It doesn't seem like a formal photo, but was it?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on December 04, 2006, 01:22:29 PM
It does, from how gleaming it is. I love this photo, where is it from? I like her hairstyle too, it is almost early '20s, even though this was taken in the teens of the century. It doesn't seem like a formal photo, but was it?

There is a companion photo from the same sitting - of Felix, Irina and Irina-younger, seems it had been already posted somewhere. The photo itself is from the Archives.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on December 05, 2006, 02:01:33 PM
I think Felix is a fascinating character in many ways. He's both repellent and transcendant, if that makes any sense, a braggart, a murderer, selfish and vain and also a person who was genuine in his charitable efforts. It would be interesting to know what Irina really thought of him. We know that Felix had to have bedded her at least once to produce the child. The daughter resembled her father. So maybe they had a more normal marriage than people think they did? The letter she wrote to him while he was planning the Rasputin murder kind of suggests to me that she knew him very well and could read between the lines and tell he was up to something.
What letter was this?  Was this why Irina was in the Crimea when the event occurred?  Could it be that she knew something was up?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on December 05, 2006, 02:03:59 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/irina.jpg)

She is sooo lovely!
Thank you so much for that lovely picture of Irina.  She looks like both Olga and Tatiana here, imo.  Her whimsical expression here speaks volumes.  Definitely, a Romanov look.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on January 07, 2007, 06:51:16 AM
Also posted on the " Xenia and Sandro's children " thread :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/margrethirina.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on January 08, 2007, 08:24:48 AM
What a lovely photo! I had never seen it. The dress Irina is wearing is unusual, I don't think I have ever seen photos of her cousins otma wearing anything like it. It looks more sophistocated than something that they would wear. I guess it is of a darker colour than Irina usually wore. Was it silk?

More than likely, the difference you are seeing in they style of dress, imo comes from two reasons.

1)  OTMA's form of dress had a more English flair as their mother's tastes ran.  Also she was notable frugal.  Even though the WERE daughters of the Emperor, Alix still cut costs where she could. Whereas Irina, married to the VERY VERY rich Yussoupov who was rather more worldly anyway probably chose her dresses according to Youssoupov's money and tastes.

2)  Irina's dress is appropriately befitting a married woman with a child.  OTMA as has been discussed before, were kept artificially young by the empress. Even Olga at 23 did not dress or have her hair in this manner.  This also could be that she was unmarried but more likely due to the empress wanting her daughters remian "young" as has been stated.  As a side note, The Empress probably would never have wanted Olga to style her hair in the "current" fashion, preferring the sytles of her own girlhood where hair was kept very long.  The only reason any of the girls hair was cut off (not trimmed) or should I say shaved, was because of their bout w/measles right before their father's abdication.

Irina did not have to live in such a cocoon.  GD Xenia was brought up in Russian and married to her Romanov cousin also brought up in Russia where royalty displayed the latest fashion and hairstyles of the day from the likes of Paris. So Irina was probably raised w/differnt sense of style  and marrying Youssoupov gave her greater wealth and access to the very very latest fashions.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on January 09, 2007, 10:03:50 AM
Xenia & Sandro owned a house in Paris & spent much of the year there & at various Spa's & resorts in western Europe...Xenia also patronised the great shops including Cartier so Irina from an early age had greater access to the fashionable world than her cousins....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on January 09, 2007, 10:42:21 AM
Indeed.  And fashion was always and interest of them both.  In exile they owned a shop named for them both called Irfe which sold the latest fashions as well.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on January 09, 2007, 11:26:45 AM
All this stuff about Irina and fashion makes you wonder what it would have been like if otma had lived into the 1920s, and how they would have compared with Irina in terms of fashion. It might have been interesting, because they would have been older them, and most likely married. They would have most likely dressed more fashionably then, so maybe a bit more like Irina.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on January 09, 2007, 11:30:55 AM
Quite possibly.  Although, in keeping with the tastes they were raised with, they may not have changed their fashion sense all that much.  Just as Alix brought her more English tastes to Russia that she inherited from the influence of Princess Alice before her who brought her own English flavor to Darmstadt. The girls probably would have continued this even though, as in Olga's case they considered themselves wholly Russian.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on January 09, 2007, 11:41:20 AM
That's a good point. I think as well Irina seemed to have a more innate sense of style perhaps than Otma. Granted, they didn't have much choice, but even elegant Tatiana who can be compared to Irina in terms of looks, although not style, and who was interested in fashion from sources I have read, did not seem to have as much innate fashion sense as Irina.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on January 09, 2007, 01:17:00 PM
I was thinking that before.  Tatiana WAS considered to be the most fashion conscious of all the girls but as stated before, she wasn't as exposed to high fashion as Irina was.  Even before her marriage, Irina dressed more for her age and social status than the daughters of the Tsar.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on January 09, 2007, 01:18:14 PM
Yes, but it should not be forgotten that none among OTMA was married. And like the majority of the girls of good family of this time, they wore simple clothing which was not to be too rich not too decorated that only the married women could allow themselves.

This is why we often sees OTMA wearing dresses of clear color, light fabric and simple form.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: bookworm857158367 on January 10, 2007, 08:13:27 AM
Regarding the fashions of the four grand duchesses -- they were in captivity for the last two years of their lives and before that they were involved in the war effort to a far greater extent than Irina was. I remember some of the later photos of Olga and Tatiana and both of them had hairstyles and dresses in 1916 that looked fairly up to date but I doubt they were thinking of their social lives or fashion to the extent that Irina probably was.

I think Irina loved Felix at this point in time and he probably loved her in his fashion. There are letters quoted in the Rasputin File where it sounds like she was very much in on plans for the murder of Rasputin and then backed out when she got scared, so Felix had to do it alone. This is a direct quote: "Please don't be angry with me, please don't be angry. I love you terribly. I can't live without you ... I don't know what's wrong with me." Then she warns him not to do anything crazy, because she can tell he's wildly excited and about to do something impulsive, just from the tone of the letter.  In his memoirs, Felix writes that she didn't have the female artifice that put him off relationships with women because she had so many brothers. He could talk to her like a man friend.  Irina was shy, yet she was raised in a wealthy, socially cosmopolitan environment. She probably knew about her parents' affairs, that her mother and father weren't happy with one another, maybe knew about her brothers' intimacies. She wasn't shocked when Felix told her he liked to dress as a woman and had been with men, at least according to Felix's account.  Maybe Irina looked and acted boyish enough to attract Felix. Irina probably liked his money, being able to remain in Russia, and maybe appreciated having a husband who wouldn't put a lot of demands on her physically. I think they were at the very least close, intimate friends.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on January 10, 2007, 12:27:06 PM
That does explain why their marriage was successful. I really never read a better take on why their marriage worked out, as it did even in the strains of later years. Certainly, they would most likely have stayed together no matter what, but they might have grown apart as so many in royal and noble marriages did. But, it seemed they never grew apart, and while their marriage was never passionate, perhaps Irina knew that was best, because her parents marriage had been this way, and it ended up badly.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on January 10, 2007, 02:08:01 PM
I think Irina loved Felix at this point in time and he probably loved her in his fashion. There are letters quoted in the Rasputin File where it sounds like she was very much in on plans for the murder of Rasputin and then backed out when she got scared, so Felix had to do it alone. This is a direct quote: "Please don't be angry with me, please don't be angry. I love you terribly. I can't live without you ... I don't know what's wrong with me." Then she warns him not to do anything crazy, because she can tell he's wildly excited and about to do something impulsive, just from the tone of the letter. 
  I have  often thought the same thing by the tone of the letter. 

 In his memoirs, Felix writes that she didn't have the female artifice that put him off relationships with women because she had so many brothers. He could talk to her like a man friend.  Irina was shy, yet she was raised in a wealthy, socially cosmopolitan environment. She probably knew about her parents' affairs, that her mother and father weren't happy with one another, maybe knew about her brothers' intimacies. She wasn't shocked when Felix told her he liked to dress as a woman and had been with men, at least according to Felix's account.  Maybe Irina looked and acted boyish enough to attract Felix. Irina probably liked his money, being able to remain in Russia, and maybe appreciated having a husband who wouldn't put a lot of demands on her physically. I think they were at the very least close, intimate friends.
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Interesting point.  I had never thought of that until you mentioned it regarding Irina looking boyish enough to attract Felix.  It's often observed that while attractive, some find Irina "mannish" in appearance.  If true, it would explain a lot. :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on March 27, 2007, 05:58:45 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/scan7.jpg)
Irina with one of her brother

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irinavasili.jpg)
Irina with her young brother Vasili
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on March 27, 2007, 11:35:00 AM
Irinia looks so very much like her father Sandro and his sister GD Anastasia.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on May 27, 2007, 02:37:26 PM
Irina and her father GD Alexander.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/irsan.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on May 27, 2007, 02:38:55 PM


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/Rarefind/ir.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on May 27, 2007, 03:05:38 PM
Svetabel,

Thank you for posting the last two images. I had never seen them before. Where did you find them, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Obezyanka on June 13, 2007, 07:46:28 AM
These pictures aer beautiful.      She was a real 1920s beauty.  Shame about OTMA.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Taksa on June 13, 2007, 08:58:49 AM
  Shame about OTMA.

why?!
I think that Irina wasnt beautiful AT ALL. her eyes were very un-beautiful. but OTMA very very VERY pretty girls. maybe Anastasia, when she became older, wasnt nice but in her childhood she was lovely. Her sisters always were beauties. As for me, Maria was the most beautiful one. In ALL Imperial Russia.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Valmont on June 16, 2007, 01:14:21 PM
I agree and dissagree with Taska. According to Modern standards, I think GD Marie was the most beautifull woman in the Imperial Family, yet according to the beauty stardards of her time, I am Afraid GD was not considered as beautifull as she would be now. I remember reading a letter from her Grand mother where the Dowager Empress speaks of GD Marie's lips. ( I am working from memory here), but she did not like her lips very much.
On the other hand, According to the beauty standars of that time, Irinas was considered a beautiful woman, maybe not the most beautifull one, but a beauty indeed...
Besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Taksa on June 16, 2007, 01:38:15 PM
Valmont
yeah I always dont mention the thing that they had another standart of beauty in those times. anyway, there should be generally accepted and all-time standart! for example, Zenaide was a beauty for those people and is still a beauty for us. and...I dont know :-\
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on June 16, 2007, 10:06:54 PM
Zenaida has always been considered a beauty in any time. She simply stands out regardless of the time period.

Irina I believe fit the standard beauty type for her time. However, had she lived in our time, she wouldn't have been considered such a beauty when compared to other beauties of our time.

Maria is considered by many to be the prettiest of this sisters simply because she fits the beauty standards of today. Tatiana would be in the same boat as Irina and Olga would be considered nothing out of the norm, and poor Anastasia wouldn't have been called a beauty either. But that's just my two cents.

For Edwardian era, OTMA and Irina were considered very lovely girls. Times change as does the standard for what is considered beautiful. However there are some woman who always seem to be called beauties no matter what decade or century.

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on June 17, 2007, 01:55:28 AM
Zenaida has always been considered a beauty in any time. She simply stands out regardless of the time period.

Irina I believe fit the standard beauty type for her time. However, had she lived in our time, she wouldn't have been considered such a beauty when compared to other beauties of our time.

Maria is considered by many to be the prettiest of this sisters simply because she fits the beauty standards of today. Tatiana would be in the same boat as Irina and Olga would be considered nothing out of the norm, and poor Anastasia wouldn't have been called a beauty either. But that's just my two cents.

For Edwardian era, OTMA and Irina were considered very lovely girls. Times change as does the standard for what is considered beautiful. However there are some woman who always seem to be called beauties no matter what decade or century.


I think Irina was not as beautiful as her mother in law or her cousins but because of her classical looks, bone structure etc and her carriage could be considered "striking"....Look at Lauren Bacall or Uma Thurman....I also remember she was one described by an artist as having "The profile of a cameo,The beauty of an icon" rare praise..if only we could have seen these ladies in person...the gestures,the flashing eyes, the elegance all add to any ladies allure..
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 20, 2007, 03:02:01 PM
Found these while googling around this morning. They came with other pictures and the site was asking 1600 US dollars for them. Yeah, I don't know about that price. Anyway, thought they would be nice for others to see.

Irina and Xenia in 1954.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/irinaxenia1950s.jpg)


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/1954IRINAXENIA.jpg)

Is it just me or does Irina look older than Xenia in this last picture?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Valmont on August 20, 2007, 05:49:52 PM
It's not you. I also thought the same...

Arturo Vega-Llausás
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Annie on August 20, 2007, 09:03:14 PM
I am sorry to say poor Irina looks like a skeleton's face in those pictures. I wonder if she had been unhealthy.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 06, 2007, 02:08:20 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/book-1.jpg)

Sorry it's a little blurry...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on September 08, 2007, 04:17:36 AM
Very nice picture of Irina, Ashanti01, thank you very much !
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: dmitri on September 08, 2007, 09:05:51 AM
I'm afraid I don't think Irina was very attractive. In her case the looks seem to have gone to her brothers. It's truly curious the mixture of genes a person inheirits from their parents. Certainly as she grew older what looks she had most definitely decreased. I am trying to think who Irina took after as she doesn't look like her mother's family very much. Both Xenia and Maria Feodorovna were more attractive. Perhaps she took after her father's side?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Vecchiolarry on September 08, 2007, 09:56:26 AM
Hi Dmitri,

I think she was attractive enough but no great beauty.  The Hesse women were more beauties and attractive to me.

I think I see some resemblance to Anastasia Michaelovna in Irina;  but I'm no expert on familiar resemblances.

Larry
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on September 08, 2007, 10:03:31 AM
Two pics where Irina seems attractive I think :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/felixirina3.jpg)

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/roses.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: TampaBay on September 08, 2007, 10:37:15 AM
Hi Dmitri,

I think she was attractive enough but no great beauty.  The Hesse women were more beauties and attractive to me.


Larry


Larry,

Irina was the Carolyn Bessette Kennedy of her day.  Irina was beautiful in  a very very Vogue Haute Couture type way much like fashion modeles of today.

TampaBay
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on September 08, 2007, 01:01:02 PM
Perhaps she took after her father's side?

She did has a resemblance to her paternal grandmother.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 08, 2007, 02:05:36 PM
I think she looked rather lovely here. But then again all brides are suppose to look their best on their big day.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/irinaweddingdress.jpg)

I still believe she was not as pretty as OTMA or her mother in law, really but for that time period she did fit that standard for beauty.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Condecontessa on September 09, 2007, 08:51:31 AM
Irina is not wearing the Romanov brides' dress. Is it because she's a mere princess that she didn't get to wear the heavy silver dress and the nuptial crown and necklace?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 09, 2007, 11:30:34 AM
From what I've read she didn't want to wear the traditional Romanov wedding dress. She was the first Romanov woman to break with tradition.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on September 09, 2007, 02:52:27 PM
From what I've read she didn't want to wear the traditional Romanov wedding dress. She was the first Romanov woman to break with tradition.
The rock crystal & diamond tiara (by Cartier)was a wedding gift from Felix....one of 6 tiaras Irina begun married life with....it was hidden in Moscow and discovered by the Bolsheviks in 1925
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Condecontessa on September 09, 2007, 03:07:40 PM
I'm surprised that Nicholas II allowed Irina to break tradition. For someone who was a stickler for tradition, its amazing. He should have yielded to somewhat of this way with his policies.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 09, 2007, 09:58:30 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/irinapic.jpg)

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on September 10, 2007, 01:58:19 AM
I'm surprised that Nicholas II allowed Irina to break tradition. For someone who was a stickler for tradition, its amazing. He should have yielded to somewhat of this way with his policies.
Irina was NOT a Grand Duchess so she was not breaking tradition..I doubt Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna (who had exactly the same rank) wore any of the Imperial regalia..Irina did wear her mothers veil however originally said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Condecontessa on September 10, 2007, 04:37:02 PM
Thank you for clarifying. Now I understand. So Russian princesses are off limits to the imperial regalia. Was the wedding regulated by the Tsar?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on September 10, 2007, 04:55:08 PM
I enjoyed all the pictures of Irina, all of which I had never seen before!!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Valmont on September 11, 2007, 10:09:00 AM
Somehow, I was under the impression she could have worn the Imperial wedding jewells but she did not want to.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on September 13, 2007, 02:56:47 PM
Thank you for clarifying. Now I understand. So Russian princesses are off limits to the imperial regalia. Was the wedding regulated by the Tsar?
Quote
The Tsar actually gave Irina away..I do not think he was much involved otherwise...the wedding organisation..dowry etc was the parents province...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: lori_c on September 13, 2007, 11:02:50 PM
I believe it IS only GD who wear the wedding regalia including the awfully heavy earrings and other dress passed down from Catherine the Great.  Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't GD Marie Pavlovna the younger the Last GD to wear them?  I don't think it was protocol for Princesses to wear them so even if Irina had wanted to dress this way, the strict court etiquette would have prevented it.  Although IMO, the Tsar could have changed that.  After all, it WAS his sister's only daughter.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on September 14, 2007, 01:18:57 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't GD Marie Pavlovna the younger the Last GD to wear them? 

Yes, she was the last to wear the full Imperial trappings for an Imperial bride.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: loulia on September 14, 2007, 08:23:45 AM
is it possibly to see a picture of it? Does it still exist?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: dmitri on September 14, 2007, 05:35:16 PM
I guess it was one of the inflexible consequences of the alteration of the rules about who could and could not be a Grand Duke or Grand Duchess. It seems sad that Irina and her brothers were denied Grand Ducal status as both their parents were of that status. I think perhaps Alexander III would have altered the rules if he had lived longer to allow Xenia's offspring Grand Ducal status given the fact that Nicholas and Alexandra had no healthy sons. He would have done anything to safeguard the dynasty.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Annie on September 14, 2007, 07:18:18 PM
Irina was not forbidden to wear the court dress, she refused it. This is in Felix's autobiography Lost Splendor. He said she was the first woman to break the tradition and buy a fashionable gown instead. He also said he was the first groom not to wear Military regalia, since he had never been in the military he had no uniform. The outfit he wore was described by him as the 'uniform of nobility.'

I guess it was one of the inflexible consequences of the alteration of the rules about who could and could not be a Grand Duke or Grand Duchess. It seems sad that Irina and her brothers were denied Grand Ducal status as both their parents were of that status. I think perhaps Alexander III would have altered the rules if he had lived longer to allow Xenia's offspring Grand Ducal status given the fact that Nicholas and Alexandra had no healthy sons. He would have done anything to safeguard the dynasty.

I always wondered about that too, why not? If a Tsar made the Pauline law, couldn't a Tsar change it?

 By the laws of the British throne, Xenia as sister of the Tsar would have been next in line after the death of her brothers and nephews and then her sons. That is a much better and closer line of succession than Kyril! In exile, why couldn't the rules be changed? The dynasty was gone anyway, who cares about the rules when they don't matter anymore?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: dmitri on September 14, 2007, 10:59:25 PM
Yes the succession laws could have been changed by Nicholas II. Sadly he was a man of little imagination. How he ever thought a sickly son could ever inheirit and rule as Tsar is quite difficult to comprehend. No real provision was made for the succession considering that Michael's marriage was considered morganatic and of course George was long dead. It is quite ridiculous to think that not only were Nicholas II's daughters excluded, his sisters and their offspring were as well. This meant that the next in line after Michael were the sons of the late Grand Duke Vladimir.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Alexandre64 on February 10, 2008, 06:43:30 AM
Hello,
Two photos Irina in 1914:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/11707764243351031.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/1170776423808621.jpg

And a photo with his father, AI Todor:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/1170776435260551.jpg

Photo Irina and Felix older:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/11707765206132591.jpg
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 25, 2008, 08:10:19 AM
Irina:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-201674.png
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-202041.png
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-201927.png
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-201877.png

Irina and this father:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-193632.png

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Alexandre64 on April 27, 2008, 11:07:43 AM
Xenia and Irina:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-248725.png

Felix and baby:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-248929.png

Irina:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Youssoupov/vlcsnap-249172.png
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Alexandre64 on August 26, 2008, 03:21:14 AM
irina:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Photo%20Cadre/irene.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 27, 2008, 01:54:20 AM
Wow, ...never realized she was blond. Always assumed she was dark haired.

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: loulia on August 31, 2008, 04:26:03 PM
I think she was a blond little girl then she grew up and her hair get darker as many people, because on the photos, when she is an adult, her hair really look dark
Someone already see a color photo of her?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on August 31, 2008, 09:40:57 PM
Wait, is the little girl Princess Irene Alexandrovna or her daughter Irene Felixovna?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 01, 2008, 12:03:06 AM
I think she was a blond little girl then she grew up and her hair get darker as many people, because on the photos, when she is an adult, her hair really look dark
Someone already see a color photo of her?

That may be, I remember someone once commented that Felix had blond hair as a child, but based on the Serov painting I always assumed it was dark, like his mother's.

I believe that Grand Duke Alexander and Grand Duchess Xenia were both dark haired, so would Irina be blond???

Then again if the picture is of Irina Felixovna, maybe she would have had light hair like her father and then it became darker as she grew? Confused....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on September 01, 2008, 11:59:40 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/A%20Imperial%20Album/Russia/Imperial%20Family%20of%20Alexander%20III/ksenia1.jpg)
Xenia Alexandrovna.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/A%20Imperial%20Album/Russia/Yussupov/2irinas.jpg)
Irina and Babe.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/A%20Imperial%20Album/Russia/yusfeliksetbebeai-todor1916.jpg)
Felix and Babe.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/MMPC/A%20Imperial%20Album/Russia/Mikhailovichi/m9.jpg)
Irina Alexandrovna.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: tom_romanov on September 17, 2008, 03:01:58 PM
gosh Irina looks so much like her mother in the first photo ( when they were little)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Alexandre64 on November 28, 2008, 05:29:57 AM
Irina:
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/fPalGDXeniaAleksandrovna1.gif)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 28, 2008, 05:45:21 AM
One of my favorite pictures of Irina. This woman had style!

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4099/2328779039811a568b5eorw4.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2328779039811a568b5eorw4.jpg)(http://img221.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on November 29, 2008, 12:50:48 PM
Thank you all guys for the wonderfull pictures and special Thanks to Alexander and here is one by me which i saw you had posted but here is without a frame  and some with her cousins (Sorry no pic with Maria)
(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii116/olga_romanov/untitled879.jpg)
(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii116/olga_romanov/tirinao2sm7du.jpg)
(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii116/olga_romanov/otirina2tl.jpg)
(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii116/olga_romanov/t57.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 29, 2008, 04:00:13 PM
That picture of Sandro kissing Irina is soooo sweet!!. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 06, 2009, 01:47:25 PM
Ops this is rare too
(http://www.panhistoria.com/Stacks/Novels/Character_Homes/homedirs/9436images/GDOA_Irina_Ksenia.jpg)

I recognize only Ksenia and Irina
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on January 06, 2009, 02:11:04 PM
Ops this is rare too
(http://www.panhistoria.com/Stacks/Novels/Character_Homes/homedirs/9436images/GDOA_Irina_Ksenia.jpg)

I recognize only Ksenia and Irina

Sitting: Irina, GDss Ola Alexandrovna, GDss Xenia Alexandrovna
Standing: Prince Andrei,eldest son of Xenia
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on February 25, 2009, 11:53:24 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/3028668551_42029d70b1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on March 01, 2009, 03:37:05 AM

I wish i can have this without the mark....Oh...



I wish you'd refered to the one who had posted that photo earlier.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 01, 2009, 04:40:21 AM
Mmm i don't know who it is since i found it on google labeled with AP
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on March 01, 2009, 02:25:18 PM
Mmm i don't know who it is since i found it on google labeled with AP

The photo had been firstly posted by me at another Yusupov topic. Strange that you did not find it here but in google.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 02, 2009, 04:37:32 AM
Yes in google taken from here....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: nena on March 21, 2009, 10:22:56 AM
I adore this one, reminds me to Olga's 1910 formal photo, it is from 1914:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksandar_III/th_RAE-521.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksandar_III/?action=view&current=RAE-521.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on March 21, 2009, 12:57:11 PM
I had never seen that picture before. Thank you for posting it. 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 21, 2009, 02:23:42 PM
I adore this one, reminds me to Olga's 1910 formal photo, it is from 1914:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksandar_III/th_RAE-521.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksandar_III/?action=view&current=RAE-521.jpg)


Since now on my favourite photo of her too! :) Although I was never much of a fan...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: nena on May 01, 2009, 11:51:41 AM

Sorry - was this one taken at Biarritz?

 (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksandar_III/Grand-Duc-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on May 01, 2009, 12:43:49 PM
Yes i have it from nena
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Condecontessa on May 01, 2009, 01:05:21 PM
Those ladies with Irina and her father looks like they're smoking a cigarette.  :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 01, 2009, 01:19:53 PM
They re indeed smoking cigarettes ;-)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Vecchiolarry on May 01, 2009, 05:49:27 PM
Hi,

Yes, you'd be surprised how many of these people featured on this board smoked.  Most of them, actually.
A lot of them smoked in private but many more did so out in the open.

Larry
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on May 11, 2009, 12:43:22 PM
Very nice pictures. Do you know what year they were taken? Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on May 12, 2009, 11:31:30 AM
Beautiful pictures, Grand Duchess Ally, thank you very much for having posted.

These pictures appear from old newspapers or magazines, is that correct?

I think they date from 1914 or the first World War and they were taken in the Crimea.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on May 16, 2009, 03:35:07 AM
she looks like a Greek statue in it.... I think she was lovely, but my personal taste and view of beauty is different....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on July 15, 2009, 06:21:26 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/irinababypic-1.jpg)
Irina
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 18, 2009, 06:03:41 AM
Well they are if i'm not wrong from the new found pictures of the Romanovs
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_82435.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/82435.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_979764.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/979764.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_9h54e.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/9h54e.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on July 18, 2009, 03:39:05 PM
Well they are if i'm not wrong from the new found pictures of the Romanovs
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_82435.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/82435.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_979764.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/979764.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_9h54e.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/9h54e.jpg)

Yup.. the last two were from the new album. I just zoomed in and enhanced it a little. The one of Irina as a little girl was a little harder to find and it was actually mislabled when I came across it. It's actually hard to come accross new photos of the Youssoupov's however every now and then a few pop up in French or Russian websites. The best sources are usually the old fashion way, books, however I haven't come across any new books for the last several months. Economy has prevented me from buying new materiel :(
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on July 19, 2009, 11:43:50 AM
Also posted on the "Imperial Family" thread :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/dsert.jpg)
Irina with her parents and siblings

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/isf.jpg)
Princess Irina and her brothers. I don't know who is the little girl
on the left.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 19, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
I've seen the girl which you are asking on one other photo but can't remember who she was...Anyway again asking do you have without mark and if you do can i pm you?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on July 19, 2009, 12:17:02 PM
I've seen the girl which you are asking on one other photo but can't remember who she was...Anyway again asking do you have without mark and if you do can i pm you?

I did not, unfortunately,without mark, sorry.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Alexandre64 on August 17, 2009, 01:16:18 AM
(http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww139/Romanov_06/histoire/IrinaYussupova1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 17, 2009, 01:26:29 PM
Very stunning photograph of Irina.

Simply wonderful. Thank you for posting it.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 18, 2009, 01:52:42 PM
Irina and Andrei
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/irinaandrei-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 18, 2009, 02:02:34 PM
Oh Ashanti! You have always the unseen pictures!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 20, 2009, 12:40:26 PM
What beautiful photos, thank you for posting them, I don't have much luck at finding new images
of Irina, but that photos are excellent, congratulations!!!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 20, 2009, 07:51:56 PM
What beautiful photos, thank you for posting them, I don't have much luck at finding new images
of Irina, but that photos are excellent, congratulations!!!

In all honesty over half the time they are found because they are mislabled or by complete accident.  ;)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on August 21, 2009, 12:38:20 PM
Yes, there are many mislabeled images, not only of Irina, many persons are in the same situation,
but thank you anyway for post all of them :-)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 21, 2009, 03:22:13 PM
Well on some themes like Irina's one i rarely can mistake her ...most of the time i don't need label...but there are some pictures of royals which i don't know so close and i make mistakes.... But pictures about Ioanna of Bulgaria or Tsar Boris III or someother around the family....i can't make a mistake...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ladytaksa on August 28, 2009, 01:43:31 AM
wow! that's interesting! thank you!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 29, 2009, 12:01:29 AM
Picture of Irina and Xenia. If you notice there's a picture of Nicholas and Alexandra in front of the image of Xenia's mother, Empress Maria.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/escanear0025-1.jpg)
(Big thank you to Fabian)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on September 24, 2009, 03:40:29 PM
Irina as a young woman :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/IRI.jpg)

Older Irina with Xenia :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/IRINXEN.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on September 24, 2009, 06:25:24 PM
KarlandZita, thank you for sharing those!  The first picture is especially beautiful.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on October 22, 2009, 01:55:50 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/hpqscan0016-2.jpg (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/hpqscan0016-2.jpg)
Irene Dimitrevna Tolstoi, Comtesse Prascovia Dimitrievna Cheremeteff and Irina Youssoupoff in 1922 in France

An interesting photograph that appears to have been made spontaneously. In 1922, Irina was only 27 years, yet she seems older.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on October 29, 2009, 03:37:00 PM
I've never seen any images of old Irina Alexandrovna, she changed very much (of course that
is natural), as a young woman she was a real beauty, she looked very elegant in the great majority
of her photos ;-)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Sasha_Katerina on October 29, 2009, 04:34:02 PM
I've never seen any images of old Irina Alexandrovna, she changed very much (of course that
is natural), as a young woman she was a real beauty, she looked very elegant in the great majority
of her photos ;-)

i agree with you. in her older photos sometimes it is hard to believe she is same person, so different she looks! she had unique looks all right. she resembled sandro quite a bit when she was younger.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 29, 2009, 07:29:50 PM
When you saw pictures of an Old Irina beside her mother, Ksenia looks younger than her daughter. Check this topic and Ksenia`s one and you will find tons of them ;-)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on November 05, 2009, 09:30:00 AM


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/hpqscan0015-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 04, 2009, 06:08:18 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Ferrand%20Book/irinamourning-1.jpg)
Princess Irina & her brother prince Nikita in 1928 for the memorial service of their grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on December 12, 2009, 12:14:13 PM
Interesting photos, thank you very much for sharing with us.

Do they come also from the book by Jacques Ferrand on the Romanov? If so, this book seems very rich iconography.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on December 12, 2009, 04:52:37 PM
Wonderful ones!!!!
she looks strange in the photo of Marie's memorial service
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: amartin71718 on December 12, 2009, 06:00:30 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing. Is it because of the lighting?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 12, 2009, 09:47:28 PM
Interesting photos, thank you very much for sharing with us.

Do they come also from the book by Jacques Ferrand on the Romanov? If so, this book seems very rich iconography.

The photo is from Ferrand's "Les Princes Youssoupoff". I thought she looked a little bug eyed in the photo, it could have been the lighting, but still she came off looking a little odd.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on December 18, 2009, 05:51:24 PM
Yes, she looks strange for the lightning and also she is making an strange expression
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on December 19, 2009, 01:12:31 AM
Irina's expression in this picture can perhaps be explained by the fact that she's getting out of a car and it seems she's looking ahead at something. Her eyes aren't looking at the camera in this picture. It's not a posed picture. Also, it was at her grandmother's memorial service that this picture was taken, so it is to be expected that her expression is solemn in this picture. These factors seem to maybe explain away her "strange" expression. I don't believe I had seen this picture before. It's always interesting to see new pictures.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Sasha_Katerina on January 15, 2010, 06:12:47 PM
Yes ashanti! your photographs are always treasures ,you must have quite a collection :D thank you for sharing
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on January 15, 2010, 06:28:45 PM
Yes ashanti! your photographs are always treasures ,you must have quite a collection :D thank you for sharing

 : ) my collection on the Yusupov's is large over five hundred photos of the family, homes & personal belongings and growing still.  ; )

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 16, 2010, 03:09:46 PM
But ashanti why do you post so little?I mean i also have big collection of Tsar Boris pictures and his family and not yet posted everything but trying the biggest part to share it with the members
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on January 16, 2010, 06:45:36 PM
I've actually posted a lot of of photos over the years. My collection is not just photos of family members but of their properties as well. Much has already been posted by others and I can assure you when I do find something rare I'm usually eager to post. However as of late most of the rare images have been of Princess Zenaida, but they too have been posted.  Hopefully I will find some new images on Irina as I have somewhat neglected my file on her.

I'm currently reorganizing my files and scanning some images to load so you will probably see more things popping up as links become broken and I'm forced to re post.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on January 17, 2010, 11:55:04 AM
No problems for me because I think you post enough wonderful images in this forum. Thank you again to give us such treasures !
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on February 21, 2010, 09:08:40 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4377919094_c31566f9d6_o.jpg)

Beautiful Irina.  Thank you to Miss Mertens.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on February 22, 2010, 06:56:03 AM
This is STUNNING photo...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: nena on February 22, 2010, 07:33:28 AM
She reminds me on her cousin Olga Nikoalevna, same pose of reading the book, just as in 1914 formals.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: katmaxoz on February 23, 2010, 02:12:40 AM


Beautiful Irina.  Thank you to Miss Mertens.

It's a lovely postcard that came up for sale on eBay recently. Sometimes you do find some Youssupov stuff there, but it's difficult with all the different spellings of the names.

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 23, 2010, 09:27:17 AM
I think this one is from the same photohoot

(http://i46.tinypic.com/24evx8g.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rachel5a on February 23, 2010, 09:31:12 AM
how old is she here?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on February 23, 2010, 12:04:51 PM
I'm inclined to believed the photo was taken around 1911 making Irina 15/16.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on February 25, 2010, 03:25:30 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irinairf.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on March 14, 2010, 10:58:17 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/nikolai-bogdanov-belsky-lady-on-a-b.jpg)

A Lady on a Balcony in Koreiz. A Portrait of I. A. Yusupova (Nikolai Bogadanov-Belsky, 1914)

I don't know if this is a painting of Princess Irina however the background does resemble the scenery around Koreiz. And the woman in the painting kinda does and kinda does not look like Irina ??  :-\

However if I recall correctly the artist also painted a portrait of Prince Nicholas Yusupov so it is possible the family would have hired him do another painting for them. What do you think?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rudy3 on March 15, 2010, 03:08:42 AM
This painting, now at the Vrubel Provincial Art Museum in Omsk, is generally attributed as a portrait of Irina Aleksandrovna Yusupova, Koreiz 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on March 15, 2010, 03:39:41 AM
Did she also wear her hair up like the GD's when she reached the age of 16 ?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on March 15, 2010, 04:06:45 AM
Yes, as custom in that time.

It looks nothing like Irina. in the painting she looks puffy, in life she was very slim and slender.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on March 15, 2010, 10:02:56 AM
Did she also wear her hair up like the GD's when she reached the age of 16 ?

Irina did wear her hair up like her cousins, until she cut it off in a more modern style around 1913-1914. Before she cut her hair I always thought her hairstyle resembled GD Tatiana's hair.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Sasha_Katerina on March 15, 2010, 01:41:49 PM
that woman in the portrait looks so old, too old to be Irina who was only 19 in 1914 right?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 15, 2010, 03:29:00 PM
Yes,the woman on the portrait is somehow more mature.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: imperial angel on April 09, 2010, 05:21:21 PM
Not the greatest painting, but I see a resemblence to Irina, I think it was intended to be her. The painting makes her look way too old. I see more of a resemblence to her cousin Olga N than Tatiana N here, but I agree when she had that hairstyle in photos she really looked like Tatiana.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on April 10, 2010, 09:22:14 AM
Simply beautiful :

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/4219/60652301.jpg) (http://img688.imageshack.us/i/60652301.jpg/)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on April 12, 2010, 12:32:40 PM
She has something from Olga N and Tatiana N and looks more like her sister than her cousin. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 12, 2010, 12:33:53 PM
identical to her paternal grandfather!. Thanks for reposting!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on April 13, 2010, 05:22:49 AM
She has something from Olga N and Tatiana N and looks more like her sister than her cousin. Thanks for posting!

Yes, she had the same broad face that Olga.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: novarrofan on April 27, 2010, 07:53:54 AM
Hello, I want to make a question about Irina, not related to this topic, but I don't see why creating a new topic only to make a question.. :-\

Irina used a veil that belonged to Marie Antoinette at her wedding cerimony. Do you know if it had escaped from the Russian Revolution? I know that Prince Felix saved many things, but I don't know about the veil...

Thank you ;)

Yes I've always wondered about that veil that belonged to Marie Antoniette as well. It never seems to be mentioned after the wedding of Felix and Irina but you would imagine such a priceless item would have been something that the Yusupov's would have taken with them when they left St. Petersburg for good. Does anyone else have any information about its present whereabouts?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on April 27, 2010, 10:52:15 AM
There is no mention of the veil anywhere..no doubt it was hidden among the items in the 7 secret places in the Moika palace and subsuquently among the 42,000 items of museum quality removed to museums when the palace was emptired in 1924.
Perhaps it wasnt even in the Moika....the viel belonged originally to Irinas mother so could have only been loaned to Irina and was lost with Grand Duchess Xenias property.
The Youssoupoffs left many easily portable treasures which later they must have kicked themselves they could have taken south. The chief amongst them must have been the third Rembrandt !
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: novarrofan on April 28, 2010, 03:57:20 AM
Yes so true! I'm amazed sometimes at alot of the smaller things they did leave behind when they went south. The third Rembrandt, I've heard about it. Is it still in the Hermitage collection nowadays? If not does anyone know who owns it now and if it was in the 1920's sales of art treasures by the Bolsheviks? I would have thought alot of the miniatures and even alot of the jewellery pieces hidden in the Moscow house could have been taken to the Crimea especially when Felix's parents went down there before things really became dangerous, ie train travel etc. Then again most of the nobility did honestly think they would be back in their palaces and on their estates within the next year.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on April 28, 2010, 05:12:29 AM
Another thing Felix did take south...or perhaps it was a favourite item that travelled with the family...was a ravishing pastel by Liotard in a bejewelled frame...of diminutive size it was among the items Felix exhibited at Elsie de Wolfe's gallery in New York city in the 1920s
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: novarrofan on April 28, 2010, 08:14:46 AM
Hi ashdean,
What was the miniature of? I think I read somewhere that felix also had some jewelled daggers on dislapy at that gallery at that time too.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashdean on April 29, 2010, 11:21:15 AM
Im sorry I dont know the identity.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on July 05, 2010, 02:17:50 PM
Irina with two russian ladies :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/irinaaleksandraolgaalek-1.jpg)

Courtesy Foros Realeza
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 05, 2010, 02:20:31 PM
Yup, that one was posted by Fabian ^^

The other tw ladies are

Alexandra Mikhailovna Wolgine, née Countess Grabbe y Olga Alexandrovna von Reutern
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: katmaxoz on July 14, 2010, 08:43:11 AM
Felix & Irene c1913-14.  I haven't seen this image in the photo shoot before. I hope it's not a repeat.


(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/22260/2894228850102753164S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2894228850102753164zvAleo)

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 14, 2010, 09:43:45 AM
I have seen it ,but i must tell you that i admire the hight quality :) .Thank you katmaxoz.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 14, 2010, 09:45:10 AM
New one at least in this topic!. Funny that here is a picture from the same photoshoot in the same pose making look this version as a composite or she knew how to keep the pose during a looong time!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on July 20, 2010, 07:24:40 PM
Irina
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/iryus001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on July 21, 2010, 11:50:43 AM
This could also be a picture of an elder GD Tatiana.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Condecontessa on July 21, 2010, 12:33:37 PM
No, I don't think it's GD Tatiana.

Ashanti, when was the pic taken? Before or after WWI? Thanks.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on July 21, 2010, 12:45:04 PM
You misunderstood me Condecontessa...I meant, Irina looks like Tatiana, so that this could also be a pic of her. They looked always so similar.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on July 21, 2010, 02:27:11 PM
No, I don't think it's GD Tatiana.

Ashanti, when was the pic taken? Before or after WWI? Thanks.

Taken after WWI. Although no date was given.

 Here's one of Irina with her mother. Taken in the 20's.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/xeniairinagroup001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on July 25, 2010, 10:30:48 AM
No, I don't think it's GD Tatiana.

Ashanti, when was the pic taken? Before or after WWI? Thanks.

Taken after WWI. Although no date was given.

 Here's one of Irina with her mother. Taken in the 20's.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/xeniairinagroup001-1.jpg)


Great picture ! Who is the girl at right ? I seem to have seen asked on other photos with the Romanovs / Yussupov. Is it Xenia Georgevna or another Romanov cousin ? Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on July 25, 2010, 12:52:16 PM
The photo only noted GD Xenia. I recognized Irina but I wasn't sure about everyone else in the shot. That's the irritating thing about finding photos with no information attached, you are left guessing. 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on July 26, 2010, 03:47:28 AM


Great picture ! Who is the girl at right ? I seem to have seen asked on other photos with the Romanovs / Yussupov. Is it Xenia Georgevna or another Romanov cousin ? Thank you in advance.

Look like Alexandra Goltisina, spouse of Prince Rostislav.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rachel5a on July 26, 2010, 10:57:04 AM
isn't it Countess Maria Vorontzova-Dashkova , Prince Nikita's wife?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on August 09, 2010, 02:08:28 PM
Young Irina with little Anastasia Nicholaevna. Sorry if it was already posted

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab42/GabiNicolaevna/768a1151a6_40038036_u.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 13, 2010, 03:42:52 PM
Princess Irina w/ her brother Vassili in 1908

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/pre1914/irinavassili1908001-1.png)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on August 13, 2010, 04:52:51 PM
She looks so beautiful. Thanks for posting, new to me.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 15, 2010, 05:42:27 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/youngirina/groupirinabro001-1.jpg)
sorry for the bad quality. Irina in the middle, with one or two of her brothers, can't make them out.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 24, 2010, 12:47:08 AM
GD Olga, GD Tatiana and Irina. c 1910?

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/pre1914/olgatatianairinac1910.png)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Grand Duchess Valeria on August 24, 2010, 01:29:24 AM
Olga and Irina have both her hair up. So it should be around 1911 but I think summer 1912
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 24, 2010, 02:33:25 AM
1910-1912 seem very possible. It was originally dated as 1908 but the hairstyles did not match that time frame.  Either way I love the photo. It's hard to find new photos of OTMA with Irina.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 24, 2010, 04:56:42 AM
I've seeen this one.There is one more from this day,again Olga Tatiana and Irina ,but sitting on the grass :) It seems i can't find it right now , but i will try .
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on August 30, 2010, 11:11:13 AM
Wooh !!! Ashanti01 you always have the best pictures of irina and her family ! And that 's still two completely new to me. Thank you very much for having posted. I look forward to see more, thank you again for these beautiful pictures !!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Condecontessa on August 30, 2010, 03:24:10 PM
Ha ha I know, it's like Ashanti has a stash of images and teasingly post them one or some at a time. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 30, 2010, 03:40:23 PM
I really like that pictiure ashanti. It reminds me of something I just don't know what.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on August 30, 2010, 09:37:18 PM
You guys are too cute sometimes  : )

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/xenia/family%20portraits/0_1afdb_80f1c1ea_-1-L.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 30, 2010, 10:12:18 PM
Lots of kids, they all look so cute. It is a very lovely photo.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: mishaxenia on September 28, 2010, 12:18:20 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/irinapic.jpg)

Who is the two men with Irina? Perhaps Andrey brother and the grandson Michael Andreevich? it is possible?


Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 28, 2010, 12:23:28 PM
Andrei is correct, however I'm not 100% sure who the second man is. It may be Michael Andreevich but I cannot say for certain.

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on September 28, 2010, 03:35:20 PM
Irina with Felix :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/29563454445096.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=29563454445096.jpg)

Sorry if already posted in this thread.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Veronica on October 02, 2010, 12:41:54 AM
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/362/copiadeirinabebe.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Olgasha on October 02, 2010, 10:20:04 AM
Irina with daughter
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3715/garf51.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 02, 2010, 10:34:21 AM
In the last photo it looks like Irina is posing for someone else to snap a photo.

Wonderful photos.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on October 02, 2010, 12:00:32 PM
Oh yes wonderful, thank you very much !!! These photos are they from a new album online on the Romanovs ?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 04, 2010, 09:35:56 AM
Irina Smoking. Ai todor, 1918

(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3593/irinaaitodor.jpg) (http://img186.imageshack.us/i/irinaaitodor.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on October 26, 2010, 08:42:51 AM
Irina and her father in Biarritz, 1925 :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/159556sandroirenebiarritz1925.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=159556sandroirenebiarritz1925.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on November 09, 2010, 02:59:29 PM
Thank you for sharing the last photo. What book is the photo from, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on November 12, 2010, 07:24:31 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/xeniababyirina-1.jpg)
GD Xenia holding baby Irina
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 13, 2010, 06:07:10 PM
Irina and her perfume by Irfe.

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5662/10270718a.jpg) (http://img801.imageshack.us/i/10270718a.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on November 14, 2010, 12:45:50 AM
That is a new one for me Katenka. where did you find this image?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 14, 2010, 04:51:01 AM
in a picture archive called Mary Evans.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on November 14, 2010, 09:11:44 AM
Thank you for sharing the last photo. What book is the photo from, if I may ask?


Photo from the biography " Alexander Mikhailovich Grand Duke of Russia, only cousin and brother-in-law of Nicolas II " by Marie-Agnes Domin.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on November 14, 2010, 12:56:56 PM
Thank you Katenka for the info.

KarlandZita thanks for providing the title. Is the book in French, Russian or English?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on November 15, 2010, 02:07:42 PM

KarlandZita thanks for providing the title. Is the book in French, Russian or English?

To my knowledge, only available in French.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: larri* on March 17, 2011, 03:55:35 PM
Photographs from Xenia Alexandrovna's album 1904-1905, taken at Gatchina:
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4058/irina1.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/irina1.jpg/)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2664/irina4.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/irina4.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8851/irina6.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/irina6.jpg/)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8729/irina5.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/irina5.jpg/)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4870/irina2e.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/irina2e.jpg/)

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3121/irina3o.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/irina3o.jpg/)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on March 17, 2011, 11:31:01 PM
larri*-otmaprivatealbums thank you for those lovely photos. I always love when new casual photos of Princess Irina surface. Where did you find them, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: amartin71718 on March 17, 2011, 11:39:27 PM
Oh geez, the bottom picture...LOL
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on March 18, 2011, 12:18:53 AM
Oh geez, the bottom picture...LOL

I laughed when I saw the photo too LOL
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: larri* on March 18, 2011, 10:51:10 AM
larri*-otmaprivatealbums thank you for those lovely photos. I always love when new casual photos of Princess Irina surface. Where did you find them, if I may ask?

 I found it in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. There is only one leave of Xenia's album. Here is the link to the album leave:

http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/all/family_album_assembled_by_grand_duchess_xenia_alexandrovna_xenia_alexandrovna/objectview.aspx?page=1&sort=6&sortdir=asc&keyword=xenia alexandrovna&fp=1&dd1=0&dd2=0&vw=1&collID=0&OID=190036453&vT=1&hi=0&ov=0 (http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/all/family_album_assembled_by_grand_duchess_xenia_alexandrovna_xenia_alexandrovna/objectview.aspx?page=1&sort=6&sortdir=asc&keyword=xenia alexandrovna&fp=1&dd1=0&dd2=0&vw=1&collID=0&OID=190036453&vT=1&hi=0&ov=0)

There are also some leaves from Empress Marie Feodorovna's ca1916 album. Here you have the links:
http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/all/objectview.aspx?OID=190048857 (http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/all/objectview.aspx?OID=190048857)
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1996.438ab (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1996.438ab)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on March 18, 2011, 07:40:16 PM
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3121/irina3o.jpg) (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/irina3o.jpg/)


Oh word, EPIC LMAO

I wonder what the Grand Duchess Xenia thought of the dogs in this photo?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Veronica on May 10, 2011, 06:25:05 PM
Irina

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1189/irina1928992.jpg)

Irina and Felix on the H.M.S. Marlborough

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2423/copiadeirinafelixaboard.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: THERRY on November 28, 2011, 02:45:21 AM
Not a new photo this scan from a postcard of mine, but biggest and more clearly defined
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3180/img194xblog.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/img194xblog.jpg/)
Click on the photo
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on December 03, 2011, 07:00:54 AM
Irina posing for Irfe :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/229369irinairfe.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=229369irinairfe.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: THERRY on December 03, 2011, 08:47:45 AM
Stunning beauty icon of the Twenties ! I like so much this woman   ::)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on December 16, 2011, 08:28:41 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6523625951_f6e2bfde71_b.jpg)

Fuller version.  I think Irina looks lovely here.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on March 23, 2012, 02:33:16 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/1914irinaengphoto-1.png)
Princess Irina, from the engagement photo session 1914. THANK YOU KATHY!!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on March 23, 2012, 03:25:03 PM
Thank you so much for sharing, ashanti01!  This is the first time I've seen a frontal view of her dress  8)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on April 17, 2012, 08:01:32 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/Irina/irina1920scloseup1.jpg)
Princess Irina Yusupova
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 13, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/irinaandrefeodorlarge_zps7fa7c5a1.jpg)
Irina, Andre, and Feodor.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Stardust on October 14, 2012, 04:55:28 PM
Wow I never seen that picture!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Janet Ashton on October 15, 2012, 12:05:05 PM

Irina, Andre, and Feodor.

As ever, the infant Feodor looks just like his cousin Marie.

Irina was very like her paternal grandmother, Olga Feodorovna; even her husband commented that she "was the image of her father", causing me to wonder whether Felix fancied Sandro and chose his daughter for that reason....
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Stardust on October 15, 2012, 01:30:20 PM

Irina was very like her paternal grandmother, Olga Feodorovna
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 Irina looked more like her after the revolution and through exile.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 15, 2012, 03:19:41 PM

Irina, Andre, and Feodor.

As ever, the infant Feodor looks just like his cousin Marie.

Irina was very like her paternal grandmother, Olga Feodorovna; even her husband commented that she "was the image of her father", causing me to wonder whether Felix fancied Sandro and chose his daughter for that reason....

Yes, I often found myself thinking the same when reading Felix's memoirs. Grand Duke Alexander was a very handsome man and it seems possible for Felix to have found Irina more attractive because she resembled her father so. Personally, I have always thought Irina resembled her paternal grandmother, and Aunt Anastasia. 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Jan on October 22, 2012, 03:17:04 PM

Irina, Andre, and Feodor.

As ever, the infant Feodor looks just like his cousin Marie.

Irina was very like her paternal grandmother, Olga Feodorovna; even her husband commented that she "was the image of her father", causing me to wonder whether Felix fancied Sandro and chose his daughter for that reason....



Yes, I often found myself thinking the same when reading Felix's memoirs. Grand Duke Alexander was a very handsome man and it seems possible for Felix to have found Irina more attractive because she resembled her father so. Personally, I have always thought Irina resembled her paternal grandmother, and Aunt Anastasia. 

I don´t know if I´m at the right place, but I have seen lots of questions about the Yussupoys at different sites here, and it seems as nobody knows so much about now-living decendants.
I have a friend, living in Mexico City named Nicolás Luis Romanov-Yussupov. I´m not up to date with the Yussupovs but in some way is he a Yussupov. I´ll ask him who his closest ancestors were, and perhaps for some generations back, and hope to be back with informations


Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 23, 2012, 10:29:52 AM
Jan,

Princess Zenaida and Prince Felix Youssoupoff had four children, of whom only two survived infancy, Nicholas and Felix. Nicholas was killed in a duel in 1908 without issue, and Felix married Princess Irina Romanova in 1914. They had only one daughter Irina in 1915, who in turn had only one daughter, Xenia Sfiris in 1942.

The only Youssoupoff descendants today are Mrs. Xenia Sfiris , (granddaughter of Felix and Irina Yusupov) her daughter Tatiana Sfiris and granddaughters, Marilia and Yasmine Vamvakidis.

Hope this helps. 

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on July 10, 2013, 04:13:05 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/9255623387_73a16fc4da_o.jpg)

Irina and Xenia with others who I do not recognize. 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on July 11, 2013, 05:53:21 AM


Irina and Xenia with others who I do not recognize. 

1915 year, charity affairs.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Rodney_G. on July 11, 2013, 01:10:17 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/irinaandrefeodorlarge_zps7fa7c5a1.jpg)
Irina, Andre, and Feodor.

Is that really Feodor on the right? Not only does that child look like a girl but he/she is wearing a dress, like Irina. Are we referring to the same child?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 12, 2013, 08:10:48 AM
Its Feodor and lets remember that back then, some boys used not only dresses but also hairdos as girls
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Rodney_G. on July 12, 2013, 03:19:31 PM
Its Feodor and lets remember that back then, some boys used not only dresses but also hairdos as girls

I understand the dresss and styling practices of that time, but "Feodor' really does have the features of a girl, and in any case,one wonders why his brother Andre next to him is styled both in hair and outfit  in traditional boyish  style.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: edubs31 on July 12, 2013, 09:22:21 PM
Its Feodor and lets remember that back then, some boys used not only dresses but also hairdos as girls

I understand the dresss and styling practices of that time, but "Feodor' really does have the features of a girl, and in any case,one wonders why his brother Andre next to him is styled both in hair and outfit  in traditional boyish  style.

I agree. It's astonishing at first glance. The dress is one thing, but the way they arranged the little boy's hair. You'd have thought Feodor was raised by Zinaida Yusupov and not Xenia :-)

Line up a hundred people and show them this photo and not a single one would say the girl in the picture was the one to the left as opposed to the one on the right.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 13, 2013, 10:08:20 AM
Strange indeed even more when grown up, Fyodor had NO girlish features at all!! . But well...was Ksenia s option to make him that hairdo and put him on nice girlish dresses

PS: an example of a little boy with that kind of girlish hairdo

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q89/s720x720/945271_10201306704780342_1705091260_n.jpg
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Vecchiolarry on July 13, 2013, 10:57:32 AM
Hi,

Remember 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' - he had ringlets and a velvet suit with short pants....  He'd never make it now-a-days!!!

Xenia's and Alexander's children were all beautiful, boys and girl...  They grew into very good looking adults.
So, if Feodor looked gorgeous as a little boy, then maybe he could be mistaken for a little girl??

Larry
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Veronica on July 13, 2013, 07:05:51 PM
It's Feodor. You can see in this photo (he is in Sandro's right arm) that he wears a dress and has even longer hair than in the photo discussed. He did resemble a girl, at least at this age.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1151/58kz.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: edubs31 on July 13, 2013, 07:15:48 PM
But why would they dress Andre one way (conventionally masculine) and Feodor another? I'd want to kill my parents later in life for such an act! lol
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 14, 2013, 07:20:01 PM
Also posted on the "Imperial Family" thread :

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/dsert.jpg)
Irina with her parents and siblings

(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i221/pastroyals/Others%20Romanov/isf.jpg)
Princess Irina and her brothers. 

Here two more!!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarlandZita on August 17, 2013, 07:24:49 AM
Around 1934 :

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/364842rasputinfilm1934.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=364842rasputinfilm1934.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on September 07, 2013, 08:00:54 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/9694743923_0ce4630eff_o.jpg)

Irina and two of her brothers on horseback, courtesy of TheMauveRoom.  Sorry if it's been posted before, but it's definitely new to me.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on October 23, 2013, 08:33:01 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/10450198223_217ae853c6_o.jpg)

Irina.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 24, 2013, 12:54:42 AM
Stunning find Dru! If I may ask, where did you find this amazing profile of Irina?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on October 24, 2013, 01:00:33 PM
Stunning find Dru! If I may ask, where did you find this amazing profile of Irina?

Sure--I found it on ne-nai's livejournal page :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 24, 2013, 04:21:08 PM
Thank you Dru! 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on November 24, 2013, 11:44:19 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5499/11043761273_f05040bf56_o.jpg)

Little Irina with Xenia.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on November 29, 2013, 12:02:38 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/11112419893_ec063828a6_o.jpg)

Irina, 1914.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rosieposie on December 29, 2013, 05:54:36 AM
That picture of her in 1934 makes her look older beyond her years.   Many events caught up with her by then.   As for the dresses on little boys,  wasn't it made so it was easier to change nappies in those days.    I can clearly see the argument over the is the figure a girl/boy in the photo but looking at the features it's clearly a little boy. 
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on February 19, 2014, 01:19:28 PM
(https://s2.yimg.com/sk/3675/12640385413_4afaab95b1_o.jpg)

Felix and Irina.  This one is new to me.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on July 18, 2014, 03:22:08 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14499658957_fd8c93f45d_o.jpg)

Well-known image, but excellent size and quality here.  From VK.com/naotmaa
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Maria Sisi on July 18, 2014, 04:08:26 PM
Looks like the artist drawing of Irina Dru posted on #339 used the photo of Irina and Felix posted on #341 as the model.

It's always interesting to see and compare the original photo with the drawing.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on October 29, 2014, 04:34:51 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3945/15662579582_b7f2b5d9a8_o.jpg)

Irina with her parents and younger brother Andrei.  From vk.com

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/15662578982_c0991ecb00_o.jpg)

Irina with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress.  From vk.com
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Maria Sisi on October 29, 2014, 04:54:45 PM
Irina looks very different with her hair down
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarinK on October 30, 2014, 02:01:20 AM
Irina with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress.

It's really nice to see this one. Even though I've sometimes read that Irina was Maria Feodorovna's favourite grandchild, it's rare to find photos of them together.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on October 30, 2014, 07:59:18 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15049866824_a0569848a2_o.jpg)

Irina with her father.  From vk.com/naaotma

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on November 28, 2014, 01:57:01 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8669/15712636718_bdb1d6265e_o.jpg)

Little Irina with her mother.  From vk.com
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on November 28, 2014, 01:57:47 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7570/15714364357_b4cf5e9bc8_o.jpg)

Irina with her mother and brothers.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarinK on November 29, 2014, 12:42:57 PM
The two new photos are great. I especially like the second one, taken on the same day as the old photo of Irina and her brothers; it's so unexpected but nice to find out that Xenia was also there.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: wakas on November 29, 2014, 12:55:22 PM
I agree, those two pics are lovely. The first one is so cute.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on December 01, 2014, 12:44:39 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15738570159_64d09764a7_o.jpg)

Irina with her parents and brother Andrei.  From vk.com/naaotma
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 01, 2014, 08:55:53 PM
I always love it when these beautiful photos appear. Thanks for sharing Dru.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 03, 2014, 05:32:10 AM
Would anyone have this one in better quality?

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/9d04b8108371c42447c04f0c088da3a7/tumblr_ne1vjpV8yN1rh07xwo1_1280.jpg)

It served as a model for a small work of art

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/457/085/cf5aaa8bf9_97835279_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 05, 2014, 05:08:35 AM
More of little Irina

With Prince Christopher of Greece
(http://cs540108.vk.me/c621217/v621217165/2188/Tko0483cnYA.jpg)

And by herself
(http://cs540108.vk.me/c621217/v621217165/217f/MZuhWnKlekA.jpg)

Found here http://vk.com/the_house_of_romanov
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Maria Sisi on December 05, 2014, 09:32:49 AM
These Russian sites are a gift that keep giving!

And thank you everyone for sharing them
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 05, 2014, 11:12:26 AM
Would anyone have this one in better quality?

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/9d04b8108371c42447c04f0c088da3a7/tumblr_ne1vjpV8yN1rh07xwo1_1280.jpg)

It served as a model for a small work of art

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/457/085/cf5aaa8bf9_97835279_v1.jpg)

Haven't come across a better copy as of yet. From my experience, once a grainy photo appears, it's not too long before a better quality version appears on. I'll let you know if I come across anything, Ally.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 19, 2014, 01:49:55 PM
from http://kantor.forum24.ru/

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/15A7EBNun_zps2d6eb1bb.jpg)
Irina with her mother, Grand Duchess Xenia. part of the engagement series. Hope to find a larger better quality photo soon.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/15A7EBNuo_zps4ae60eab.jpg)
Irina with Grand Duchess Xenia

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/15A7EBNus_zps0cf56d92.jpg)
 Princess Irina.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on January 16, 2015, 12:35:24 PM
Irina's 1955 Refugee certificate

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/IMG_31071_zps94d36eb6.jpg)

close up of photo

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/youssoupov/e0df8626-dfcd-4c09-ba50-314806731df6_zpsc69dce67.png)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 17, 2015, 03:22:47 AM
Thank you for sharing the image! What exactly was a refugee certificate? Why was it needed?

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Maria Sisi on January 17, 2015, 10:19:46 AM
It was probably first given to her when she settled down after she escaped Russia during the revolution.

Although since thats 1955 it suggests she continued to have it renewed and never became a citizen of another country. If she had gotten French citizenship, which is where I believe she and Felix settled, I don't think she would need a refugee certificate anymore.

This is just my guess though and I could be completely wrong.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 10, 2015, 02:10:43 AM
Princess Irina

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/sergey_v_fomin/72076302/239808/239808_600.jpg)

Found here: http://sergey-v-fomin.livejournal.com/55508.html
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Rodney_G. on February 10, 2015, 10:14:48 PM
About the refugee certificate: I don't know Irina's later life history that well, but it's possible she became a refugee after the fall of France and its occupation by the Germans , 1940/45, and in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Nazism in 1944/45, depending on where she had been living.

 On the other hand, she certainly was a Russian refugee after her escape from Russia with Felix in 1920. Perhaps France had some form of resident alien status for those in her situation. Thirty-five or more years is a long time for that to be regularly renewed, but I guess it's possible. Would love to find out about this.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarinK on February 13, 2015, 03:16:14 AM
Vogue Russia (http://www.vogue.ru/peopleparties/afisha/YUsupovy_vozvrashchyennaya_istoriya/) has a ton of incredible rares.

(http://static.vogue.ru/iblock/af5/af55733d64824a7046efa90b61cca0df.jpg) (http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/d98/d988f610ce16388b9c4abe7ecf26c12e.jpg)

(http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/493/4938af8b45dd6b0046347ba00acb4a46.jpg) (http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/2e2/2e2042e5f34e3f9152019748332258e3.jpg)

(http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/219/2192385e7a1ff86b82bdec3eeec7aa80.jpg) (http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/c02/c02796e9890109468c68fbfb5d95586f.jpg)

(http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/871/8719a5b8b908389df8bcbdf6bc4f7b1f.jpg)

(http://static.vogue.ru/medialibrary/0a4/0a45f38345c714675cab6e83957b8fcb.jpg)

Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on February 13, 2015, 07:44:36 PM
Thanks for sharing those photos and link! How I wish I could attend that exhibit!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: mishaxenia on February 14, 2015, 06:38:51 AM
Thanks, beautiful photos. you know who is the woman with the umbrella ? does not seem to Irina
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 14, 2015, 12:26:01 PM
Wonderful!!

Those images were un sale in Couteu Begarie last year and glad to know that the person who bought em will donate  em to  an institution!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Sanochka on February 14, 2015, 03:06:01 PM
Wonderful pics of Irina in the 1920s.  She looks regal in any era.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on February 19, 2015, 11:43:55 AM
Thanks for sharing those photos and link! How I wish I could attend that exhibit!


 Actually nothing to see. Today I attended the exhibit and that's a profound dissapointment - one can see more images and items in on-line articles than there. Really - nothing to see.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: rudy3 on February 21, 2015, 06:26:03 AM
Svetabel, of course, is right in her opinion of the exhibition, especially from her point of view as specialist. I, as an enthousiastic amateur, received a lot joy from the exhibition. It is organised in the big ballroom. This hall is nomally closed and thus now in use for this exhibition. To walk in this big hall, known from the splendid balls organised by the Shuvalov family, is a great experience in itself! Also, the exhibition on the Items purchased at that Coutau-Begarie auction, has been extended by materials from the Russian State Archive and from the Faberge museum itself. Those items from the State Archive are rarely on display and made this exhibition extra interesting. In the end, when this exhibition is closed, also the materials purchased on that auction, will be tranfered to the State Archive. It is so interesting and touching to see letters, notes, written by hand by Felix, Irina and other people we only know by name and from books! So there is a lot to enjoy in this exhibition!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Svetabel on February 21, 2015, 09:59:26 AM
Svetabel, of course, is right in her opinion of the exhibition, especially from her point of view as specialist. I, as an enthousiastic amateur, received a lot joy from the exhibition. It is organised in the big ballroom. This hall is nomally closed and thus now in use for this exhibition. To walk in this big hall, known from the splendid balls organised by the Shuvalov family, is a great experience in itself! Also, the exhibition on the Items purchased at that Coutau-Begarie auction, has been extended by materials from the Russian State Archive and from the Faberge museum itself. Those items from the State Archive are rarely on display and made this exhibition extra interesting. In the end, when this exhibition is closed, also the materials purchased on that auction, will be tranfered to the State Archive. It is so interesting and touching to see letters, notes, written by hand by Felix, Irina and other people we only know by name and from books! So there is a lot to enjoy in this exhibition!

Rudy, please, you are a specialist as well : )). Yes, probably, I was expecting too much from the exhibition and was ready to see all the items one could see in on-line articles. So my the dissapointment was as large as my expectation. I agree that original letters are a joy to see and read, and probably I am used to such items  as researching in the Archives is a constant reading of original documents...
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on June 12, 2015, 02:36:24 PM
Princess Irina

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/9e4a952e27b17c624a856b34705f2dfc/tumblr_npuj2aFcMn1rlb5pyo1_1280.jpg)

Source http://ella-indigo.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on July 27, 2015, 12:59:08 AM
Princess Irina with her aunt,Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna
 (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/0_15a55a_14a404e6_orig_zpstm2x7cgd.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Judicial Investigator on August 31, 2015, 04:23:00 AM
Княжна Ирина Александровна, 1915 год (?)
ГА РФ, ф. 662 оп. 2 д. 236 л. 9 об. фото 69 

(https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15485/98255750.5f/0_160c73_675f4f1_orig)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on August 31, 2015, 01:40:47 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this, Judicial Investigator!  I love to see new photos of Princess Irina :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: thebelgianhare on August 31, 2015, 02:35:13 PM
Is this in Crimea? it looks a lovely place to sit!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarinK on September 03, 2015, 03:43:54 AM
Wonderful photo! Somehow Irina looks more happy and relaxed there than in most photos I have of her.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 07, 2015, 12:48:02 PM
Irina's clothes appear to have a maternity style to them, so I'm inclined to believe the photo was taken either just before or right after the birth of Irina "Bebe".

I love it when these photos emerge. It's always a treat.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 22, 2015, 02:21:10 AM
Irina with a cat

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/a5a75c1d4c95e35d7f1849ce577f1abf/tumblr_nv2hocONPy1rh07xwo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 23, 2015, 10:47:21 AM
Looks to be from the same sitting where she participated in group photos with her mother, brother Andre, Aunt Olga and her sons.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 01, 2015, 10:41:37 AM
(http://cs628120.vk.me/v628120079/24937/95uvexOYZIw.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarinK on December 04, 2015, 03:46:03 AM
Lovely! I always wished there were more photos of Irina at that age.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: thebelgianhare on December 04, 2015, 05:31:03 AM
Agreed KarinK, Thank you Ally
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on December 04, 2015, 04:14:28 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/8de21d32-9757-467c-bb9c-fffe1c6a0b73_zpsukyye4ik.jpg)
Princess Irina w/ her aunt Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Maria Sisi on December 04, 2015, 08:04:32 PM
wonderful picture. Anastasia looks a bit like Sarah Bernhardt!
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on September 06, 2016, 07:22:49 PM
http://aw-laurendet.tumblr.com/image/150046430175 (http://aw-laurendet.tumblr.com/image/150046430175)

Beautiful formal photo of Irina.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on September 22, 2016, 09:19:47 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/35/81/d3/3581d34f05296e7c32f53d2695ce312a.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: mareslaght on October 07, 2016, 02:59:47 PM
this photo is irina and her brother andrei but the other child is her cousin olga not feodor....imo
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 08, 2016, 01:39:47 AM
this photo is irina and her brother andrei but the other child is her cousin olga not feodor....imo

Which picture are you refering to?
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 18, 2016, 11:11:27 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3c/47/ef/3c47ef14bc01f05699deb91d627d602f.jpg)
Painting of Princess Irina Youssoupoff by Paul Scortesco
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KiraB on October 29, 2016, 01:26:22 PM
Now i would need help of how to download photos here..i have pics of the Yusupovs,i've never seen them before so would like to share them with you.Thanks
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: ashanti01 on October 29, 2016, 08:55:22 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/d1/09/22/d10922dca67eb5d76628d80cdf54d2a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KiraB on October 30, 2016, 07:13:56 AM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/kirab2/irina_zpsxqddfgah.jpg)

Irina with her brothers in Biarritz
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KiraB on October 30, 2016, 12:56:48 PM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/kirab2/irina_zpsuf2fym0h.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KiraB on October 30, 2016, 01:09:32 PM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/kirab2/irina2_zps7goarzan.png)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KiraB on October 30, 2016, 01:11:03 PM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/kirab2/irina3_zps8w98hc1l.jpg)

Irina with grand duchess Olga
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Dru on December 25, 2016, 08:13:35 AM
http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/154935262925 (http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/154935262925)

Irina and her mother.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 11, 2017, 04:43:51 AM
These are all unseen for me

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dd3f/tDV5FgtZCA0.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dd17/D1JRm1B1HQw.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dd0d/VI1z6oe0ryc.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dd03/ITvY7POuzg8.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 11, 2017, 04:44:39 AM
(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dcf9/a-GLhWpsTKc.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dcef/g_vQTlQ3e_0.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dce5/EZNO5reDTsQ.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dcdb/Du7RwOWE9o8.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 11, 2017, 04:45:45 AM
(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dcc7/G2D4QSJaZzI.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dcbd/p1P9sFmgVio.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc78/Hy9To-JKwyk.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc6e/kSUq7PSAsGs.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 11, 2017, 04:58:22 AM
(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc64/7wLh_9G1F9A.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc5a/a6McYOpN-Co.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc3c/OI1AyDdsyZ8.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc22/tOBHtcgKHgk.jpg)

(https://pp.userapi.com/c639619/v639619079/dc05/8htwtzhQm8k.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KarinK on March 14, 2017, 12:51:33 PM
Wow, a ton of great new photos! Thank you for sharing! :)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ellie on March 24, 2017, 08:05:12 AM
Priceless.
Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: LisaDavidson on April 02, 2017, 12:51:23 PM
I've always felt a bit sad for Irina Alexandrovna. She grew up with the older pair and survived. She must have been terribly sad at times.
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 12, 2017, 01:05:09 PM
(https://pp.userapi.com/c836622/v836622079/3aedd/vbCjNHI37xU.jpg)
Title: Re: Princess Irina Yusupova,nee Romanova - discussion and pictures
Post by: KiraB on June 19, 2017, 04:53:01 PM
(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/kirab2/2077c96c19723f7c70c589205f2279a6_zpsfiyjykvc.jpg)

Grand duchesses Olga and Tatjana with princess Irina