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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2006, 08:13:14 PM »
Yes. I have very long hair and it is very thick and wavy, similar to Olga's. Remember that photo of her in 1910?
I have to have it trimmed once a year otherwise it does NOT look pretty. But considering these were grand duchesses, perhaps twice a year?

I wonder if it's the same for dogs? ::)
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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2006, 06:46:47 PM »
TO_1
you and your dogs!  ;)

you get yours cut Once a year?!
i thought you were supposed to have it cut atleast every 3 months or so.
my hair is similar to Sophie Nevue, in the Move, The Da Vinci Code.

but their hair was SUPER long
look how long Maries was
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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2006, 07:18:41 PM »
YES! DOGS RULE! And cats, but... 8)

Well, I hate getting my hair cut. So I put up a fuss about it. So instead I have to use a lot of conditioner. And funny; that's how long my hair was before I cut it. Now it's, well... short :'(
Had to get it cut.

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« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2006, 09:30:26 PM »
A little off-topic here sorry: Did OTMA really drink Coca-Cola?! Where did you hear of that? I didn't even know it was around back then..

Should we be surprised by this?

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« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2006, 09:38:13 PM »
YES! DOGS RULE! And cats, but... 8)

Well, I hate getting my hair cut. So I put up a fuss about it. So instead I have to use a lot of conditioner. And funny; that's how long my hair was before I cut it. Now it's, well... short :'(
Had to get it cut.

TatOlia.
Woof!

Tell me more! You have me captivated and bewitched with the details of your hair maintenance plan.

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« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2006, 08:21:24 AM »
Well, back to the same old, I guess.. come to think of it, I now am actually begining to be amused by this-seriously.. ;D

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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2006, 09:29:47 AM »
I've been reading about Elisabeth of Austria recently. She had abundant long hair and she washed it in a mixture of raw eggs and cognac.  However, it took so long to dry that she did this very infrequently. Pax, N.

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« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2006, 12:27:14 PM »
In Greg King's book The Fate of the Romanovs,  he mentions that Sokolov and investigators found several boxes of cut hair in 4 colors matching the hair of the Grand Duchesses.  So obviously, their hair WAS cut and saved.

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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #53 on: October 11, 2006, 07:38:29 PM »
In Greg King's book The Fate of the Romanovs,  he mentions that Sokolov and investigators found several boxes of cut hair in 4 colors matching the hair of the Grand Duchesses.  So obviously, their hair WAS cut and saved.

yes... that is very true.

there was a thread a while back of a picture of Nicholas' hair.
i dont' think its here anymore.

Didn't Empress Sissi have tons of long hair?
did she was it?

i remeber seeing a picture of her hair, it was as long as her bottom.
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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2006, 12:18:28 AM »
what would be the purpose of saving their cut hair?

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« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2006, 05:02:45 AM »
what would be the purpose of saving their cut hair?

I think I remember reading that it was customary during that time to save your hair and make jewelry out of it. You would give the jewelry as gifts to your friends and family.

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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2006, 06:40:32 AM »
i remember watching a moive, and it took place in the 1700s, and she gave the man a lock of her hair. i asked my mum, and she said it was a sign on love when a girl gave a man a lock of hair.
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« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2006, 11:10:25 AM »
Saving hair was also in line with other Victorian era memorablilia. The IF wrote in their diaries every day almost without exception to document their days and it has been written the Empress kept EVERYTHING.  Jewels and memories alike.   Kind of like how they kept the dead's room the same as the day they died. 

I believe the Tsar's baby hair can still be found in the Archives today and were considered as a source of DNA when trying to identify his remains (but no follicles were present rendering them unusable).


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« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2006, 11:44:08 AM »
The last post describes very well Victorian ways of thinking. It was a sentimental era.. and things like this were typical. Saving hair was very Victorian. Actually, if I recall, they would keep the hair of the dead and they would make wreaths out of it. So these wreaths survive of different coloured hair, of the dead. Some of it might have been from life, but much of it was taken after they died. This has been called a creepy custom, and certainly would not be done in modern times. But I have always liked it, it doesn't creep me out. I think having the dead family member's hair together was an interesting idea, a good way to memorialize the dead.

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Re: OTMA - 'look'
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2006, 12:14:10 PM »
to me, somtimes, in this era, are so fixed on the past that they will keep everything that they had and let their lives completely decade.

but that was the custom back then.
the room thing and the wreath thing kinda creep me out, but the hair this is totally normal.
So keep me awake for every moment
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