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Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Private rooms of the Winter Palace
« on: December 27, 2006, 11:10:15 AM »
Thank you to all of you.  This thread really remains very interesting.  I am wondering whether Alix's dressingroom might not have been through the door in the back of the boudoir along with her bathroom.  The boudoir would be a "passing room" (prikhodnaya komnata) for Nicholas if he went from the bedroom direct to his study.  In the Alexander Palace for instance he would go the way of the Mauve boudoir to get to his rooms I would imagine, and not Alix's dressing room. 

Still no one with the plans of the rooms as they existed in approx. 1900? :(

Palaces in Moscow / Re: The Kremlin - general information
« on: September 20, 2006, 02:56:36 PM »
A number of years ago, there was a whole section on the Imperial Private Apartments in the Architectural Digest . 

It would be interesting to see whether someone actually has the plans of the apartments.  I recall that they were located on the ground floor instead of the "bel etage".  I believe that it is strictly a museum.  The rooms were decorated for Nicholas I and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna and all the subsequent Emperors left the decoration just as it was, instead of changing it according to the latest fashions.

Forum Announcements / Re: Pornographic spammer
« on: August 24, 2006, 11:34:41 AM »
I was also quite shocked when I checked my mailbox this morning.  I truly did not expect something like this.  Hope he gets a life, poor thing... ::)

The Alexander Palace / Re: Nicholas & Alix's bedroom oratory
« on: July 03, 2006, 01:42:58 PM »
One of those famous questions that I have also been wondering about ;D.

I assume that the watercloset was on the side of the bathroom/dressingroom and that the oratory was on the side of the Mauve Boudoir. :-?

French Royals / Re: Versailles, Palaces and Gardens
« on: July 03, 2006, 08:20:32 AM »
Thank you for the posting Reco.  Do you have a  copy of the plan for the entresol/mezzanine floor above the boudoir and Queen's bedroom, dressingroom and bathroom.  This will thus be below the King's apartment on the attic floor. :)

French Royals / Re: MA & LouisXVI's remains
« on: May 30, 2006, 10:57:49 AM »
I personally think it is not true.  Also the hands are tied behind the back.  I think the "source" is unreliable and that this is a send-up. ;D

French Royals / Re: MA & LouisXVI's remains
« on: May 30, 2006, 07:46:39 AM »
Now I really don't want to sound disrespectful to you, but I must confess I have a VERY hard time believing this... :-?  Once the neck is severed, the person is immediately unconscious, I mean it is like breaking your neck, except it is "broken" right off!
To my knowledge only one Queen and one French princess was guillotined, namely Marie-Antoinette and Madame Elisabeth.  No one else I know of, but I stand to be corrected.

French Royals / Re: Movies about the French Court
« on: May 24, 2006, 08:49:20 AM »
All of us that were talking about this Sofia Coppola film about Marie-Antoinette, I just read in the news that the film was boo'ed at the Cannes Film Festival, that probably means that it is really in bad taste...

Wonder what the write-ups will say. :)

Look at the picture on the cover. Was the one of Alix colored by Lanie? It looks like hers. In any case it looks nice on the front of a book.

There is actually a painting in colour of Alexandra in that Court dress and tiara at the Hillwood Museum in Washington DC. ;)

I just want to say how thankful I am for this discussion forum.  One is alerted to things that you would not have known of otherwise, such as this book.  I have Greg's book on Alexandra as well as FOTR, and this one is going to be a wonderful addition to my collection of books.  I just ordered the book! ;D

French Royals / Re: MA & LouisXVI's remains
« on: March 19, 2006, 08:39:56 AM »
Coquelicot, please give us the details about this book, the author, the release date etc. etc.

Their World and Culture / Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« on: March 19, 2006, 07:38:26 AM »
Thank you Forum Admin.

There are three places we can order from:; and

I suggest we study these and then decide for ourselves where we want to place our orders.  If any of you are aware of other sites, please post them. ;)

Their World and Culture / Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« on: March 18, 2006, 08:03:11 AM »
Great!  I initially only suggested it as a joke, but if you guys and girls are serious, we can go for it. ;D  We can only benefit from it figure wise not so?
Under which heading should the corset club go?  Should it be in "discussion forum", or this one?  Maybe forum admin can give us the necessary advice, please?
My only suggestion would be that if we do it, we better get them custom made from any reputable corsetiere, instead of some reproduction, because it is not a good idea to do this sort of thing with a poorly fitted garment as you will be in constant pain like our friend SkandarsQueen! :'(  Then you DEFINITELY will not be able to wear it for longer than one hour at a time.

Do you know whether photos exist of her State Funeral in Vienna in 1988?

Their World and Culture / Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« on: March 17, 2006, 05:01:06 AM »
Maybe we should start a corset group and order corsets for ourselves.  Then we can really compare notes, instead of this discussion being a purely "armchair" excercise.  This now includes the girls as well as the beer bellies. ;D  One thing's for certain, it will help with portion control, especially for those of us here in the USA!  You simply cannot eat as much as you used to eat.
Think what fun it will be...  I see that the corsets are not that expensive if you order them custom made from waspcreations.  Well, cost is relative.  But taking into consideration what decent clothes cost nowadays, it's not that expensive.  What do you say Douglas?  Tell us a little more... ;D

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