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Having Fun! / Re: Pytanie do Polaków - Question for Poles
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:10:34 AM »
I don't think there is one..

Can you give us a link to youtube

The Imperial Family / Re: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:30:03 AM »
A new biography by Rhonda K Garelick has a chapter on Chanel's affair with Dmitri in the 20's.

The author read Dmitri's diary which is held by the Houghton Library at Harvard University.
That's what he is saying about their affair: "I could not have chosen a better friend than dearest Coco to pass the time. We have the strangest relationship. I am far from being in love with her and never was. I fully realize that she is not even very beautiful, but nevertheless I am very attached to her. She herself, I don't know why, is astonishingly good to me, although she never brings up African passions and does not ask about what is happening or about the future". 1921.

Who is the head of RFA now?

The Windsors / Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« on: September 20, 2014, 08:06:19 AM »
In Harry/Henry case that's quite often :)

That's true. But her father was created Baron Geddes in 1942 so at The time of her marriage she was miss Geddes wasn' she?

Peg- Margaret Geddes- the wife of prince Louis of Hesse, BTW was their marriage cosidered morganatic?

Gdss Marie Pavlovna ran a fashion workshop in Paris, KITMIR, avenue Montaigne. This photography was taken in 1927. She won an award at this time for her work.
She sold Russian embroideries to her friend Coco Chanel. Through her, Chanel made the acquaintance of GD Dimitri and was madly in love, but as Frédéric Miterrand in his documentary-video underlines, "Chanel loved the beauty of men but not their embraces", she was fascinated by Dimitri's stories about Imperial Russia, uniforms and dresses ...
well that's not how they met. BTW when exactly was Kitmir established? was it after Coco met Dmitri (feb 1921) or later?

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XIII
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:42:17 AM »
Who is behind Alix?

Was Dimitri in love with Coco Chanel?  Was Coco in love with Dimitri?

Their affair doens't look like a great romantic love actually. Seemed Coco just added to her collection of love affairs a prestiguious Royal  lover like GD Dmitriy (though he was penniless but the genealogy was rich!!!). The Grand Duke itself seemed lost in the post-War and post-Revolution years, he was living without really close friends (except hi sister Maria, certainly) and his own family. Probably the affair with Coco was a great entertainment for him, a sort of oblivion in the merry but wild and cruel world for a Grand Duke in the 1920s.
About Chanel and GD Dmitri- I'd recommend reading Lisa Chaney's book- Coco Chanel An intimate life. There is a whole chapter about their relationship
Here you can read the whole book-, - chapter 17 is about GD DP

I agree they chose the wrong title and it was all a bit chaotic IMO

Personally I don't think Maria Pavlovna Jr was close to anyone expt for her brother.
And how did he  feel about that?

Thanks for the link! indeed very hard to understand what the girls are saying :(

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