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| Description: My doll
is 28" tall
The Princess is wearing a black,
crepe-backed satin double tunic hobble skirt that puddles at her ankles like a
The gown in strummed with
metallic thread, cut steel, and small soft silver sequins in a Greek key
She is wearing long black
gloves and her bodice is set off with a white jabot of old blonde lace. Her hat
is the new smaller hats of the season that have just replaced the gigantic
"My Fair Ladies" hats of 1909-1912.
She is wearing a black spotted
veil and her hat is accented with ornamental black braid and a marabou poof.
| Inspirations: ...
| Herstory: Princess
Paley is the morganatic wife of the Grand Duke Paul, Uncle to the last Czar of
Russia, Nicolai II. His first wife, Alexandra, daughter of the King of Greece
died in child birth.
The child, the Grand Duke
Dimitri, survived and was raised with his older sister, the Grand Duchess Marie
by the Grand Duke Serge and his wife Elizabeth who was the older sister of the
last Czarina, Alexandra Feodorovna.
Dimitri was later involved in
the assassination of Rasputin. The Grand Duke Paul was banished from Russia for
marrying a commoner and the couple spent most of their time in
| The Critics: For me this was
the highlight of the Challenge (Sherry has said it was her fault that the
pictures were so dark, since they were taken in her hotel room!)
What an exquisitely dressed doll
certainly a collectors piece. The pose
of the doll, with her head turned to cast a backward glance is just
From her stylish hat with its marabou cockade, lacy pouter pigeon chest,
and what also appears to be a lacy peplum, she is Russian High Society to a
T. She even has buckled shoes (which dont show well in the
One cant make out some of the detail (the skirt, for instance) but
even veiled, one can see the beauty of the face. (Griff, are there better
A well-deserved win and Im sure there was no lack of offers of a home
for her! Congratulations! Inspiration to us all!
All critics are
by participant Sue Farmer if you want to learn what
makes she write them please read her article: Where Angels Fear to Tread !!