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« Reply #120 on: June 03, 2005, 12:23:06 PM »
lol, good good,  Mine are a size sevens but I'm 5"7(almost!!) so im average,
I agree, look at the tradition of foot binding, that was rather wrong.
Actually, i was watching the Antiques roadshow and this little chinese shoe came up, and inside it was this cermic foot and it showed what happened to the foot when it was bound, all toes folded over underneath the foot; actually it was quite disgusting, sorry if i have put you off your dinner!
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« Reply #121 on: June 03, 2005, 01:03:33 PM »
Oh, dear... and I complain when I have an ingrown toenail!  Ouch.

Although I must say, pointe shoes and figure skates have a tendency to do one in as well.

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« Reply #122 on: June 03, 2005, 04:06:45 PM »
in asia, women who had small feet were considered beautiful, so girls in china especially had their feet bound when they were very young and their feet were deformed for life
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« Reply #123 on: June 04, 2005, 02:03:23 AM »
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Oh, dear... and I complain when I have an ingrown toenail!  Ouch.

Although I must say, pointe shoes and figure skates have a tendency to do one in as well.

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Oh, you ought to see my feet from my figure skates.  Bruised and battered, but my feet are very tiny anyway; my skates are a size 2 1/2 US sizes.  Haha.  I get blisters and I have permanent callouses on the heels and on my toes where they were squished, also from pointe too which I did in high school.  My poor tootsies!

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« Reply #124 on: June 04, 2005, 11:26:53 AM »
dancers also have bad feet, i gave it up and i still have calluses and blisters and my feet are in such bad condition, my mother despairs of me! maybe alix thought her daughters feet were too big?
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« Reply #125 on: June 04, 2005, 01:34:30 PM »
You're right! There feet were a bit large. My feet are 7.5-8 and I am only 5'4 so I can relate.  Did you know your foot is the same size as your arm from your elbow to your wrist? (Aproximately) or so I heard.  :)

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« Reply #126 on: June 04, 2005, 01:50:40 PM »
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You're right! There feet were a bit large. My feet are 7.5-8 and I am only 5'4 so I can relate.  Did you know your foot is the same size as your arm from your elbow to your wrist? (Aproximately) or so I heard.  :)

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Try it sometime. It actually DOES work. Actually, I'm the same height and shoe size as you. Eerie, no? Speaking of foot abuse, I've been in ballet since I was five, but because I was behind in growth, I had to wait until I was twelve, nearly thirteen, to start pointe. By that point, my feet had fully developped, so I got lucky. I DO have scars on my toes from blisters, though, and just seeing me stretch my feet makes my husband cringe. lol Adding figure skates didn't help, either. ;)

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« Reply #127 on: June 04, 2005, 08:33:15 PM »
As a kid I earned the nickname "boat feet" because of the fact that they are abnormally large for my height. I'm 19, 5'7" and I have size 11 feet (my dad is 6'2'' and he has size 10 feet). So, for all of OTMA, their feet look small to me.

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« Reply #128 on: June 04, 2005, 09:27:29 PM »
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As a kid I earned the nickname "boat feet" because of the fact that they are abnormally large for my height. I'm 19, 5'7" and I have size 11 feet (my dad is 6'2'' and he has size 10 feet). So, for all of OTMA, their feet look small to me.


lol Wow...I know Kate Winslet is somewhere near your height and wears a size ten, so I don't think you're all THAT far off. Keep in mind that men's sizes are completely different from women's. For example, I'm between a seven and an eight for women, but between and three and a four for men. That being said, my husband has size 13.5 feet, and then wonders why we call him Bigfoot...;)

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« Reply #129 on: June 04, 2005, 10:22:24 PM »
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lol Wow...I know Kate Winslet is somewhere near your height and wears a size ten, so I don't think you're all THAT far off. Keep in mind that men's sizes are completely different from women's. For example, I'm between a seven and an eight for women, but between and three and a four for men. That being said, my husband has size 13.5 feet, and then wonders why we call him Bigfoot...;)

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Yeah...that is true. My cousin, like myself has a large shoe size. I think she's a 10 in womens and a 7 in mens. I'm either a 9 or 10 in mens depending on the shoe, and like I said before I'm a 11 in womens.

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« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2005, 02:56:39 PM »
FYI, there is a little more information on this topic in the following thread: :)
http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=family;action=display;num=1082491621
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« Reply #131 on: June 05, 2005, 03:06:40 PM »
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I thought as they got older they had more choice in their wardrobes? So Alix wouldn't have chosen everything.  
Also children always were prettier clothes then adults, especial girls, i mena you just have to dress them in pretty little dresses with bows and things!
They were also quite practical people, they didn't sit in their palaces all day. Plus Olga and Tatiana were nursing so didn't need to by more clothes so often.

I agree that they probably couldn't do anything right with other royals given the political climate at the time eg The Rasputin thing.


I do love their big blouses though.


Alix did once complain to Nicholas that Olga would slog around the house in her nurses uniform and not put on a nice dress; so apparently she didn't want her children in their uniforms all the time, but it was fine for Alix to do it! Haha.

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« Reply #132 on: June 05, 2005, 03:21:49 PM »
Were the Grand Duchesses and Empress "looked down upon" when they were nurses, or were they looked up to?  What I guess I mean is if it looked bad or good for royalty of their positions to "mingle with commoners"?  I suppose it's a bit of a dumb question... :-X :-/ ???

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« Reply #133 on: June 05, 2005, 03:25:26 PM »
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But OTMA's mother had very long feet as well (just look at her photo standing on a rock in the sea).


Yes, I was just thinking of that picture when I read this topic. It shows her rather long feet. Here is the link:
http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/romanov/oneITEM.asp?pid=1001567&iid=1001567&srchtype=

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« Reply #134 on: June 05, 2005, 03:27:06 PM »
I don't think they were looked down upon. Other royal ladies became nurses or were personally involved in the war effort, such as G.D. Olga (Nicholas's sister) and Marie Pavlovna, Jr., so Alexandra and her daughters weren't the only ones. I think the patients appreciated their efforts for the most part.
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