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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2011, 06:49:05 PM »
You can find this one on the official site of the Beau Rivage, too. I wished I could look through this guestbook. :-))
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2011, 07:50:32 PM »
Shoes of the Empress from 1856.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #152 on: February 22, 2011, 12:47:55 PM »
Thank you Zukunftsseele, is the first time that I see a different model of shoes of Sissi  :)
Not exactly a dress, but this belonged her

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2011, 01:12:18 PM »
What is it?
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2011, 02:06:36 PM »
What is it?

The caption that it had was the next: Tanzbüchlein der Kaiserin, I tryied to translate it on google but didn't get a good result, some help from the ones who know German will be welcome  :)

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #155 on: February 22, 2011, 02:11:12 PM »
I tried translating just "Tanzbüchlein" and it said it meant "Dance booklet" so it must be a sort of dance card-thingy, except a book.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #156 on: February 22, 2011, 04:46:47 PM »
It's what we call Ballspende or Damenspende here, a kind of gift to the people who are attending the ball. It was a little gift that usually contained the photo or portrait of the Emperor or the Empress, or another member of the Habsburg family. That's why I am not sure it belonged to Elisabeth. Maybe the caption is wrong. Maybe someone just got it from her. Anyway... A gift like this could also be a little golden candy box, tissue with initials, brooch, etc... Very popular were those kind of dance booklets or cards. Anyone who watched the SISSI movies probably remembers that on the first ball when Elisabeth and Franz meet, Carl Ludwig asks her, if he can have a dance and write his name into her dance card.

A few other examples of Ballspenden / Damenspenden:



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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #157 on: May 07, 2011, 11:16:07 AM »
From a Hungarian site, according to it this dreamlike hungarian dress belonged to the Empress Sissi. Beautiful... isn't it?


Hello Everybody,

This gown wasn't belonged to Sisi, it's a hungarian baroque gown, belonged to an hungarian aristocratic lady, unfortunatly I can't remember her name.

I have to added some information of Sisi's reproductions... Lot's of made by Mónika Czédly, please mention her name, I think she deserve it. It was a really big work, and the iupshot was amazing.
Another thing that you froget, many pics are from also a hungarian forum(http://forum.index.hu/Article/showArticle?t=9118767), please also mention it. We glad, if you can use our pics, but don't forget to mention the source, I think it's faire.

I hope, I don't bother anybody, and my english wasn't awful, have a nice day :)

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #158 on: May 07, 2011, 12:28:41 PM »
I think if people know the source, they will and should mention it. Like you said, it's only fair. The tricky thing is though that some of the pictures have been floating around in the world-wide-web for ages and been posted on various sites (I think you will even find those in your forum) and it's hard to say where they are originally coming from. Personally, I try to mention the source whenever possible.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #159 on: May 07, 2011, 01:22:37 PM »
I think if people know the source, they will and should mention it. Like you said, it's only fair. The tricky thing is though that some of the pictures have been floating around in the world-wide-web for ages and been posted on various sites (I think you will even find those in your forum) and it's hard to say where they are originally coming from. Personally, I try to mention the source whenever possible.

That's true, thanks for the mention:)

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #160 on: May 09, 2011, 01:33:50 PM »
To EmpressSissi:

I must apologize for this big mistake commited by me!  :-[ I don't know hungarian and the results that I got of the translator at that site were that this dress belonged to Sissi, thanks for the correction. And also I apologize for not including mention of the site or the name of the designer (in fact I didn't knew so at not understanding properly to the info), thing that I'll always do after this incident.

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Please feel free to delete the images wrong located here.

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #161 on: May 09, 2011, 05:15:42 PM »
I thought that dress didn't look like it was from Sissi's time! Beautiful gown, though. Now I see that it is Baroque, late Baroque, by the looks of it.
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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #162 on: May 12, 2011, 06:45:08 AM »
To EmpressSissi:

I must apologize for this big mistake commited by me!  :-[ I don't know hungarian and the results that I got of the translator at that site were that this dress belonged to Sissi, thanks for the correction. And also I apologize for not including mention of the site or the name of the designer (in fact I didn't knew so at not understanding properly to the info), thing that I'll always do after this incident.

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Please feel free to delete the images wrong located here.

Translators sometimes tricks you, don't feel yourself bad... Hungarian fashion was absolutley different from baroque to a victorian era, and Hungary isn't an well -known country (unfortunetly:() so I "forgive" you :))))

I'm Hungarian, so I have to recognize our fashion:)))

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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #163 on: May 24, 2011, 01:54:21 PM »
The replicas of the hungarian gowns of Sissi in close up



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Re: Dresses of Empress Elisabeth
« Reply #164 on: May 24, 2011, 08:10:17 PM »
Utterly, utterly gorgeous!! I want a dress like one of those!  :D

Shoes of the Empress from 1856.


Those are very interesting shoes from 1856...
And something funny I've always wondered about antique gloves...why are they always so flat? If you look at the picture of the gloves by the Beau Rivage hotel register, they seem like no adult could fit their hands into them! Have they been pressed to preserve them? Or perhaps Elisabeth just had very slender hands.
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