Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in histor
Guerlain Prima Ballerina - Since 2011, the famous French perfume house Guerlain - who brought you classics such as Shalimar and Samsara - have been launching special edition fragrances in homage to Russia's famed Bolshoi theater, exclusive to the Russian market.
Kokoshniks were, predominately, worn by married women. Unmarried girls sometimes wore them too, but more often unmarried girls wore beautifully decorated and embroidered hats. Every women in Russia wanted to be beautiful. :-) Peasant women, for example, used candy wrappers and foil to decorate their Kokoshniks.The technique was so brilliant that nobody was able to tell what this Kokoshniks were decorated with. :-) One of the most beautiful examples of Kokoshnik decorated with foil and candy…
Russian Girl w/ Kokoshnik: A traditional piece of female headware dating back to the 17th century. It is most closely tied to matrimony; married women were forbidden to show their hair in public, w/ the Kokoshnik it could be plaited and tucked under, out of view. Banned by Peter the great for the social elite, it was brought back by Catherine the Great, & has remained a patriotic symbol since, & is often seen at weddings. Character
Ryazan, Russia - styles of clothing when women in Russia were Indigenous, the horned kitchko used to be made from animal and stag horns denoting the grandmothers rank as chief, today they are made of cloth as folk clothing and wedding clothing, all magic and power gone