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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2010, 10:32:14 AM »
Here is a picture of Tatiana with a sort of fringe. She also had a kind of bang in 1914. 

I've never seen Olga with a fringe, though. Maria, yes, take a look at those two photos Saruska posted, but what I don't get is why Anastasia has a big fringe as a baby, but then it disappears, and becomes only a few hairs, and then re-appears in 1907.  ???                                                                                                             

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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2010, 03:29:59 PM »
Another of Tatiana, from 1899:




I always thought the little bit of fringe on the other girls was simply 'baby hairs'.

Probably true, although Maria had quite a thick, curly fringe for a little while:




but what I don't get is why Anastasia has a big fringe as a baby, but then it disappears, and becomes only a few hairs, and then re-appears in 1907.  ???                                                                                                             

Good question -- I noticed that too. Anastasia's baby fringe is visible in the 1904 formals, then suddenly her bangs vanish completely for the 1906 session.
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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 07:25:33 PM »
I personally would believe the scar story - simply because of the fact that her bangs disappeared for a couple years. They all had bangs as toddlers, really, so her toddler bangs were not out of the ordinary - but once she started having bangs again as a child, they're not always the best quality. Sometimes they're cut very short, and they don't look to be very nice, just long enough to keep something covered up. As well, I think I read somewhere - probably in the original bangs thread - that bangs were considered 'ugly' or something of the sort at the time - and that royalty wouldn't really wear them unless necessary. Even if that's not true, I again bring up the fact that they didn't always look like they were cut to look nice, but just to hide something. This picture is one of my examples;



Of course, it's entirely possible that when they cut her bangs, they always cut them pretty short so that they'd take longer to grow, and there would be more time before they'd have to cut them again. As well, you can also see from the 1914 pictures, her bangs started to curl a little bit as she grew older (also visible in this picture of Maria and Anstasia);

 

Personally, it would've looked more attractive with the curly bangs to grow them out. It's entirely possible that Anastasia liked her hair that way - as well as they may have been curly some days and not on others (as I know from experience that even straight hair can curl if it's not brushed properly and such after being washed, while still wet). Though my honest opinion was that she'd merely keep them to hide the scar - or that her parents would keep them to hide her scar (if Anastasia herself did not care about it). Of course, since there doesn't seem to be any documented proof, we wouldn't know - Anna Anderson was said to share the same scar with her, but was it Anderson herself who claimed to have the scar? Or did someone else have evidence of Anastasia having a scar, that they compared Anderson's to?

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011, 07:07:34 AM »
This could be a remarkable point, Brittany; i've thought also that Anastasia's bangs always appeared untidy because of her hair. Gibbes said she had not the soft and tidy hair he sisters had; her hari "laid flt on her forehead". I have the same problem and, even if a fringe would be nice because of my forehead (too large), i can't have one because it seems i don't weash my hair or something...

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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2011, 09:52:42 PM »
To be honest, I have no idea at all whether the scar thing is true. However - maybe Anastasia liked wearing bangs and being a bit different? After all, once they started to curl (and even before) I thought they looked quite attractive. Maybe she just . . . liked them?

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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2011, 12:52:15 AM »
Here she's definitively grown up, her haiir is a bonnet, and yet, she has a fringe! She has already turned 16 and yet, unlike her sisters, she has a fringe!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/1917nastja3.jpg/

On the contrary, OT have not it, even if their hair are bonnet as well.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/1917oteservitori.jpg/

Maybe she liked fringe because it gave her the sensation she was still a child... i've alawys thought Anatasia was a sort of Peter Pan who did not want to grow up!

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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2011, 10:51:48 AM »
her hair is a bonnet,
I do not think her hair is in a bonnet...nor are her sister's wearing bonnets either.
IMO, they probably just got into the habit of Anastasia having bangs/fringe-the court hairdresser must have continued cutting Anastasia's hair like that...

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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2011, 12:35:16 PM »
her hair is a bonnet,
I do not think her hair is in a bonnet...nor are her sister's wearing bonnets either.

... i meant the lenght after measles!

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2011, 05:54:17 PM »
Oh, I see now! At first when I read your reply, I was like "huh?? I guess a bonnet is some sort of italian hairdo..." but now I realize that you meant their hair is like a bonnet shape. I've never heard that expression before...

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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2011, 08:01:40 PM »
Yup, good word, Sunny! It was like a "bob" - what was the Italian word? Didn't it mean helmet-head or something?  ;)

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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2011, 12:26:35 AM »
LOl girlies!!!! I read "bonnet" in some Buxhoeveden book, but now i'm thinking it was a french edition!! *facepalm*
Bernice, you're r4ight it is "bob"!!! "Bonnet" is french!!! *facepalm again*. This is what happens when you've studied 5 languages. You simply MIX THEM UP. *facepalm third time*

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« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2011, 02:30:16 AM »
Its okay, we all make mistakes ;) I have actually confused the French word cinema, with the English one cinnamon. French and English have extremely similar words, so it really isn't a mistake; its another language!
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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2011, 05:50:00 AM »
Thanks Talya!

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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011, 09:57:22 AM »
You need to remember that bangs/fringe back in her time usually WERE short, not long as we're accustomed to seeing. I'm sure they were cut often and they had to be fixed so that they lay straight and didn't look wild and stick out in odd directions. The formals from 1914 don't show her hair curling 'as she grew older'. Her hair was made to look that way. Her bangs were curled to be in that style. Of course, it would appear to 'lay flat on her forehead' when it's being styled to look that way.
The photographs of Anastasia with bangs NOT straight and styled are few in number and usually are from days when she was at home/the hospital and likely didn't want to fuss with her hair. It just appears to have dried naturally after being washed.

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Re: Anastasia's Bangs/Fringe
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2011, 09:28:37 PM »
Its okay, we all make mistakes ;) I have actually confused the French word cinema, with the English one cinnamon. French and English have extremely similar words, so it really isn't a mistake; its another language!

If only, if only . . . I wish I knew enough of another language TO be able to confuse them. But unfortunately, that is not the case. :(