Well when taking a break
procrastinating from essay and final research to watch history docs because im that cool this happened on a video about the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
Another pic of the flower from my girlie adrrianne!<3 And the
cheap pearls. Romanov bitches love pearls
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolayevna of Russia with her mother Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of All Russia
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna of Russia with her mother’s cousin Princess Victoria of Wales
Victoria Melita, Grand Duchess consort of Hesse (later Grand Duchess Viktoria of Russia) and her daughter Princess Elizabeth of Hesse und bei Rhein
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna of Russia holding hands with her cousin Princess Elizabeth of Hesse und bei Rhine
IMPERIAL RUSSIA MEME [3 /3] Fashion trends/styles - The Costumes of the 1903 Winter Palace Ball
On 11th and 13th of February 1903, there was a great ball held at the grand Winter Palace in St Petersburg.The 17th century was the chosen period for the masquerade. Ladies wore sarafans and kokoshniks, while men sported dresses of archers, falconers, etc. The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna was dressed as Tsarina Maria Ilyinichna and the Emperor Nicholas II as Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.
Costumes for the ball were created according to the illustrations by the artist Sergei Solomko with the help of the costume consultants. After the ball the Empress commissioned the best photographers of St. Petersburg to make individual and collective pictures of participants. 173 of them were published in the form of an album of phototypes. The albums were sold for charity later.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna wrote,
"All of us appeared in seventeenth-century court dress. Nicky wore the dress of Alexis, the second Romanov Tsar, all raspberry, gold and silver, and some of the things were brought specially from the Kremlin. Alicky was just stunning. She was Maria Miloslavskaya, Alexis’s first wife. She wore a sarafan of gold brocade trimmed with emeralds and silver thread, and her earrings were so heavy that she could not bend her head."
The occasion also caused some distress to Marie Feodorovna by way of her son Michael. Michael had, with great begging, borrowed a diamond clip to use in his fur cap, from his mother. The Jewel, once belong to Tsar Paul I, was a crown jewel, and she only very reluctantly allowed him to borrow it. Unfortunately, while Michael was dancing, he lost it! The entire Palace was searched, yet the diamond was never recovered.(pictured, bottom right).
12 of the original costumes are today on display in St Petersburg, though many were lost during the Revolution.
Grand Duchess Viktoria “Ducky” Feodorovna with her daughters Maria and Kira, around 1915.
They were so beautiful. I love princesses of the imperial blood!
ho my god…
Grand Duke Alexander “Sandro” Mikhailovich being a sassy little thing.