Friday, December 10, 2010

Dolls Lost In The Magic Garden. Morpho. Part 2

 In Part 1 of my cobalt blue saga I introduced you to the Serpent Hat , inspired by the memories and divine creatures. Today I am introducing you to the jeweled Morpho Hat, also a part of the new Collection and  one of the creatures I know that lives in the Magic Garden. :-) I hope I do not sound too crazy. :-)
 When I was 4 I used to imagine that every wish we make turns into a beautiful butterfly and flys away to the Angels so that they could make it come true. Every time I would see a butterfly, I would smile and think that this is someone else's wish flying to Angels.
 I remember my best friend Lara who lived next door and with whom I played almost every day during the Summer time. Lara had the most beautiful dresses and always had candy in her pocket.:-) Once, Lara got very sick. I do not remember what it was but she had to stay in bed for a while. Summer without my Lara just wasn't the same...and I made a wish for Lara to get better.
 Days past, weeks even, but Lara was still very sick. I felt so very sad: my wish obviously  did not come true. And than, it is suddenly occurred to me that my wish, my butterfly, was probably lost in the Magic Garden and simply could not find its way to the Angels. I immediately made one more wish for Lara to get better, but this time I imagined it turning into a big beautiful Morpho (just like the one I saw in my Grandpa's book). This way Angels would definitely notice my wish!!!
 And they did. Lara recovered in early August, just in time for my Birthday. She brought the most beautiful gift for me:  necklace made out of berries. :-) I still remember it.  Lara and I ate it for dessert the same evening...
This is the story behind my Morpho Hat. Here you see a part of the editorial for my new Collection "The Secret Lives Of Dolls" with one of my dolls modeling it in my fabulous Dior gown :-).
I am wishing all of you wonderful weekend. It is very cold here in New York and I am planning to spend my weekend making long overdue Blog rounds and a little bit of a Holiday shopping!:-)


Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Sweet friend,

I love this beautiful story and the spectacular hat that resulted from such inspiration behind it! It is so magical and deeply enchanting, not only the glamourous hat but also the creativity and imagination that surrounds well as all of your work. I know that even the smallest details compile to complete your gorgeous hat so absolute perfection, just like this one!

I hope you have a warm and cozy weekend, filled with fun shopping and holiday bliss!! Happy weekend and kisses from Rome! xxx


Kat said...

what a lovely story behind your gorgeous hat! isn't it great to remember little things from the past that put a smile on your face? :)
i wish you a great weekend and a wonderful time :)

David Toms said...

Anya, what a simply enchanting story and I am glad that it inspired you to make this wonderful hat. The colours are so rich and exotic, just like the butterfly or a peacock, and the garden is such a perfect setting.

I love the idea of a necklace made out of berries which you ate for desert!

Have a winderful weekend

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your butterfly story!! And the story of your childhood friend is simply magical. Sounds like a fantastical children's book!! (How wonderful would that be?) My heart filled with joy to see your note on the Ooh La Frou Frou blog just now and had to rush over to tell you we left you a little note too. Kisses to you, doll. xo

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dear Anya:-)*

You know...this creation of you let me thinking about very famous,spectaculare-costume film ''Alisa in a Wonder land'',realy,realy great creation of your mind and your beyond talented hands,my wonderful Friend!!!

For sure,this like as a butterfly,but also I see this dream forest and your story behind of it...Oh,it brings me totaly in a Fairy Tale Land:-)))*
You amazed me everytime,darling Anya and you are my biggest inspiraton!

I can see all nuances and details there when I make these photos enlarge,aahhh...I have NO words,because it's just GORGEOUS work!!!

Thank you So very much for share your creation with us,

I wish you very,very pleasant weekend,

My warmest hugs and much Love to you,

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Anya,
What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it with us! You know if you ever decide to have a second profession along with making your lovely making hats, you really should consider becoming a writer! You would do so well! And again, the colors are just so beautiful!!

Wishing you a very warm and cozy weekend!

Hugs to you,


Jan said...

Next time I see a butterfly (which won't be anytime soon - Brrr!!)
I will think of this story.
Have a lovely weekend Anya.

Hope Ava said...

Such a special story...the faith of children is a beautiful thing. I see it in my niece and nephew who are 7 and 8...they have such unquestioning faith in goodness. It makes you want to live up to all their hopes and expectations!

Hope you're enjoying this wonderful Christmas season dear! xoxo
Hope Ava

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I found your story so very touching, what beautiful little friends you were!

I adore the Morpho Hat creation and the story my darling.

Happy weekend,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anya,

I enjoyed hearing the story behind the beautiful hat, thanks for sharing.
I love this wonderful creation, the vibrant colours are so perfect together. Also how neat having the necklace made out of berries.
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend and staying warm.


KcomeKarolina said...

wow! stunning!!! hope you're having great weekend! i wanted to thank you for your last comment on my blog! it made my day, so i hope you will stay in touch with my blog - it's easy with k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)

xoxo from rome

Angie Muresan said...

I love the story behind the hat, Anya. It is so sweet and yet sad. The fact that your creations are based on what touched you during a certain time of your life, makes them even more precious.
I hop your weekend is a lovely one, dear you.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Anya, not crazy at all, just very inspired! Your morpho hat is amazing, and the childhood story the most beautiful background.
Take care, my dear. xoxo

hot girl said...

beautiful picture,
nice blog.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Just wanted to stop by to say thank you, sweet thing, for your lovely comment on our blog. Your comments NEVER fail to make me smile ... and of course, I left one back for you <3

Jen said...

That blue is so bold and so amazing... gorgeous!

Haute World said...

What a beautiful story and an equally beautiful hat! I love the design (and I've always loved butterflies), and it's wonderful that you have an emotional connection to all your pieces! Hope you're having a lovely week so far... I have to catch up on holiday shopping too!