Friday, February 18, 2011

The Most Spectacular Haute Hat Give Away Is Here! :-)))

I am so very happy to announce this particular Give Away for several reasons: #1. This is the first Give Away 2011. #2. This Give Away will have three winners. #3. It will also have three fabulous prizes. :-) And the prizes are: the first winner will receive my "La Parisienne", my number one bestseller and the very first hat I created for my own Atelier and my first Collection "Je Ne Regrette Rien" in 2008. Here you see it in the editorial picture above. :-)
It is sold in my Atelier for $750.00 and to this day this is, probably, the only hat I am absolutely in love with. :-)It will be made specifically to the head size of the winner. The second and the third winners will receive very chic "Dancing to Paris" berets with the choice of color in red and in pink just as you see them on my dolls. Both of them were created for my last Collection I presented in Paris "The Secret Lives Of Dolls."
To enter this Give Away, you must complete three simple steps: 1. If you are not following this Blog on Blogger, click "follow" button you see on the right side of the screen. 2. Join me on Facebook where I post most of my work and news.:-), all you need to do is click  Facebook "like" button on the right side of the screen. 3. If you are not following me with Bloglovin, click "follow this Blog with Bloglovin" also on the right side of the screen. Finally, leave a comment under this post so that I can enroll your name in Give Away.:-)))
With that I am signing off until Tuesday, March 1st when all the winners will be announced. I am so very excited to have this opportunity to give to you what I do best - three fabulous hats to three fabulous people! I appreciate your friendship, your support and your constant presence in my life more than I will ever be able to express. THANK YOU! And welcome to my Give Away. :-)


Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...


My heart just skipped 3 beats in a row and then I had to gasp for air to catch my breath. . . it would be the utmost honour and dream come true to own a hat of your's and not just any hat but this incredibly special and gorgeous first hat you have created for your Atelier, "La Parisienne"!!! The fact that you will make it specifically to the head size of the winner is even more wonderful and special. It would be equally exciting to own the gorgeous gorgeous "Dancing to Paris" beret!!! I am so in love with these berets, they are so stunning. I don't think I would stop wearing any of your incredible hats every single day for years... :) I'm utterly stunned by this amazing giveaway Anya! :)

I have completed the 3 steps. I am following your blog, have joined you on facebook, and am following you on bloglovin. Also what incredible words you have written in the last paragraph. You are so loved Anya, so respected, and I know that I tell you with every post that you are my ultimate inspiration in life. (to both me and Eric) We aspire to be like you, and your words of advice to me (us) are treated as gold. So thank you for being the incredibly and inspiring lady that you are! :)

Have a wonderful weekend and many kisses from Rome!


Talking with Tami said...

What a great giveaway my fingers and toes are crossed! I'm following you everywhere lol. xoxo

Little Rus said...

Oh, God, Anya, this giveaway is a dream!!! One of my most favourite hats (you know the other three) is a giveaway... And I know that you know how much I loved that collection, probably, way too much... So may I, please, enter?


P.S. I know you spoilt me already, but when I see that hat I lose my marbles and any common sense. :)

Fur. said...

Привіт, мене звати Наталя. Живу я на Україні у чудовому місті Львів. Хочу висловити своє захоплення твоєю працею та вмінням вести так чудово блог!!! Він став моїм натхненням для створення власного, раніше я і гадки не мала про таку можливість, адже дуже зайнята і не цікавилася таким.
Хочеться передати всі ті відчуття, які я отримала після того коли перечитала весь блог, та мабуть для цього буде замало місця тут:)- Море позитиву!
Бажаю тобі щастя та процвітання у твоїй роботі! Ти твориш диво та даруєш оточуючим настрій, що може бути кращим?!
... з щирістю у душі!!!

monasolsita said...

stunning work! please enter me in the hat giveaway...thank you:~)

David Toms said...

Anya, that is a fabulous giveaway!

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour dearest Anya ~
you are so generous to host another fabulous giveaway! Although the red one is exquisite, the eiffel hats that captured my heart.
How are you? I hope all is well in your world.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
xoxo, B

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Your giveaways are always so delectable! I adore that Hat - the intensity of the colour and what it represents. Am sure the winner will be very happy wearing it on her crown;-)
Have a dreamy weekend, my lovely!

Maggi said...


You have no idea how excited I am right now, I am fairly humming with excitement!

Oh my goodness, I would be so honored to win any of these GORGEOUS hats, I'm such a hat addict and have always loved yours! I would totally wear them out and about, oh my goodness, I don't even know what I'm writing I'm so excited.

I follow you here, liked on FB and signed up for Bloglovin' just so I could follow you and enter this giveaway! lol

My fingers, toes, eyes and Lord knows what else will be crossed! Thank you for sharing your art, style and life with us and for offering such generous gifts!

activerealtor said...

Please enter my name in the give away it is Karen Westpy

Kerri Booker said...

I'm following on blogger, bloglovin', and facebook! I discovered your site through facebook originally and have reposted several of your pics on my profile. I LOVE them all... I adore hats and yours are truly "swoon-worthy"! All of my friends tell me I should have been born in a different era because I love hats and all things old-fashioned so very much. I would LOVE to win one of your most fabulous creations!

Kat said...

hello anya!

oh my god! that's the give away i've been waiting for :)
i'm keeping my fingers crossed, to win one of your fabulous hats must be amazing!

i'm following you on bloglovin' and on blogger.
but i don't have a facebook account (it's true!), but i would definately follow you there too :)
i really hope i can join your competition nevertheless.

have a wonderful weekend!

carla fox said...

I'm not sure I could do your hats justice, but I'd find a way! Love them, love your blog......

kelley-y said...

OMG!La Parisienne (as well asRussian Winter) are my the most loved and adored hats. Dancing to Paris will make anyone's day a celebration!
you create masterpieces, beauty which will save the world!
You are so much loved by thousands!

lulock20: ))))))

Она - лучистая мимоза,
Вплетала розу в косы,
Желание Прекрасное создать,
Её томило в сумерках опять.

Она касалась шёлка нежно,
И Итальянскии атлас в белых пальцах,
Иголка сумасшествовала спешно,
Пронзая сердце кружева на пяльце.

Французские дворы ее желали,
И целый мир её боготворил,
Она же тонкая натура обожанья
Стремилась толпы одарить.

Рукоплесканьям не было предела,
И километрам тканеи из Италий,
Она всю наголо себя раздела
И вывернула кожу наизнанку.

Судьба колола её сзади больно,
Она же шла вперед по камням острым,
Теперь увенчанная лаврами на долго
Старается планету сделать пёстрой.

Joanna said...

This is the most spectacular give away to date! Love your beautiful posts. Always inspiring to me.

Marina said...

Oh Anya, you are too kind and so, so generous!

To own one of your beautiful creations would be such a special thing ... La Parisienne is one of my favoutites of your hats ... absolutely classical and stunning!

I have followed the rules, with fingers crosses.

Oh, btw congratulations on the wonderful comments from Anna Dello Russo, you so deserve it!
Looking forward to hearing about your soiree with the New York designers.

Have a gorgeous weekend.

Kate said...

Amazing hats!!! Adore the second photo, but they're all beautiful!!

classiq said...

Anya, what a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win one of your amazing berets, as I am more of a beret than a hat kind of gal! ;)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anya,

What an amazing giveaway and you are so very kind and generous.
It would be a dream come true to own one of your fabulous hats.
"La Parisienne" makes my heart flutter every time I see it.
It is tres chic and so very elegant.
You and your blog are extraordinary, and you are so talented.

Have a beautiful weekend

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Dearest´s mostly brilliant Give Away ever!!!

Your ´´Parisienne´´creation is absolutely amazing and fascinated hat,OMG(I dream...if it possible about it:-)))*

I would love to follow you everywhere,that's a wonderful chanse what do you give to all of us,thank you so very much!!!

Have a faulous weekend,my dearest friend:-)*

Alette Siri Ane said...

I would love to own one of your creations.I do live in the middle of nowhere,but none the less my joy in walking down the road in the hat would lift my feet off the ground !

Megan mcFarland said...

If wearing a hat makes one feel beautiful, then wearing one of yours would make me gorgeous. If wearing a hat gives one confidence, then wearing your creation would make me invincible!! :) Anya you are a true artist, please, please let me be your 'gallery' and wear this poppy like hat which is so intoxicating!! Thank you for a chance of a lifetime!!

Lee Duncan is HatStruck said...

Wow! OK, I'm calm now. I just pulled down my red pumps from the closet, and something told me to purchase that red (well, I can't find candy apple red anymore) lipstick from MAC last week. So, I have red pumps and red lipstick. All I need now is a red Anya Caliendo couture hat. I'll take that in a 24 1/2 please. Actually it's 25 1/2 but I'll bind my hair close to my head to make it easy for your ;)

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow! What a wonderful gift that you are offering. It would be an absolute honor to wear one of your gorgeous hats. Love you blog, love your beautiful creations. Thank you for the chance to possibly own one of your creations.

Maja said...

Wow, You are amazing! To win and wear one of your hats - quelle rêve! :D I am so into this give away!

Torunn said...

Wow, this is a spectacular give away! La Parisienne is utterly stunning, and I also love the little berets.. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

Angie Muresan said...

Oh my!!! Forgive me for a moment, I have to pinch myself. I cannot believe I just read that!
I'm wishing you and your family a beautiful weekend, Anya.
Love and hugs!

Love Accents Couture said...

This is a spectacular give away indeed my dearest Anya,
"La Parisienne", is a number one also for me...Let's keep the lipstick red colour, just love with a pair of shades, but I'll would love it even more in Baku straw for this summer. Please pass by, wouldn't want you to miss the launching of my new collection.
Warm hugs from Kirsten.

won said...

Beauty, beauty, beauty.

Thank you.

Wendy T.

Henria O. said...

Thank you for this most amazing giveaway. J'adore La Parisienne!

Lemonade Dreams said...

Wanna try this chance =)
Thanks a lot for your work and an inspiration you give to everybody around =)


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

How exciting is this, darling? Oh. My. Gosh. The "La Parisienne" is glamour defined!! So fabulously sexy and fabulous! Needs to go down in history on a glamorous lady on the cover of Vogue ... kind of like those fabulous vintage images at the Conde Nast Store. Love! And the "Dancing to Paris" are so so whimsically cute!! Okay, I was already following your blog (OF COURSE!!!!) and I just followed on Blog Lovin as well and followed your facebook page! Thanks so much for the absolutely incredible giveaway, Anya! Sweet! xoxo

La Petite Gallery said...

You know I grew up in a hat shop, I am wild about your red hat, the berets are darling. Very clever with
the Eiffel tower. Love to win that red beauty. It's so chic. Great for the Red hat club.


Katie said...

Beautiful hats! So glamourous!

MissNeira said...


I have followed you through google and I am already a fan on Facebook!

Miss Neira

Hope Ava said...

Oh my goodness Anya, you were not exaggerating when you said you were having an amazing giveaway!! You are such a generous really is very touching. You are a true artist and the love and passion you have for your craft is so really encourages me to keep challenging myself in my own little creations.

I've told you before that I am a bit of a hat virgin (although I recently acquired my first vintage wool cloche and I love it!)....but the thought of winning one of your darling berets is too good to be true! Your hats are all so spectacularly beautiful, pieces of textile art, but I remember thinking the first time I saw those berets that I could wear one without feeling like the hat was wearing me...they are just like me...small, sweet and whimsical! :)

I'm following you on blog lovin and on facebook. Thanks for such an exciting contest, and hope you're having a wonderful week!

Hope Ava

Mimi and Tilly said...

Hello Anya, I found your blog today and am so glad I did, it is beautiful and your hats are stunning. I am now following you through blogger, bloglovin and facebook. Please enter me into your giveaway, my blog name is Mimi and Tilly (my real name is Emma). You can contact me at

Sending smiles, Em x

Carmen Aguadero said...

Le sigo en su blog y en facebook desde hace mucho tiempo. Me encantan sus creaciones.
Seria maravilloso, poder poseer un sombrero suyo. Espero tener suerte.
Perdón, por no escribir en su idioma.

MJ said...

Your hats are most spectacular indeed. Works of art, which it would be a privelege to own.

MJ Moore

Pratishtha Durga said...

Dear Anya,
I could not have come back to blogging at a better time. I just gasped when i saw the giveaway. Last week, when I was packing away a lot of books for my garage Sale, I came across my book by Stephen Jones, Hats: An Anthology. I can never ever forget Anya that you are the one who kindled my love for hats and berets.

In the past year, I have received countless compliments for wearing berets to work. Even without the giveaway, your blog, and you yourself have been a beautiful source of inspiration for me. It has been a difficult year, but things are looking up now, Anya.

I have followed all three steps for the giveaway. Would be an honor to own one of your designs. It is an honor to know you, and to share your phenomenal journey.

Lots of love and warm wishes,

gleenn said...

Oh my God, Anya! My heart skipped its beat too. I've never ever won any contest over the net yet and i already resigned to the fact that winning a contest is very unlikely for me, but the hope of winning the #1 prize La Parisienne hat - which is I'm in loved the most - is extremely overwhelming right now.

I pray to God that I'd win this hat.

I'm a follower of your blog. I liked you in facebook and I'm a follower in bloglovin.

Thanks for such an awesome giveaway.


Lauren said...

Wow--your hats are absolutely stunning, and this is so exciting that you are actually giving away three of them! How incredibly generous and sweet of you to share their beauty with all of us! I followed you on blogger and on bloglovin'! I don't have facebook--if I did I would like you, though!

hawkbrwn said...

You always have wonderful giveaways. Thank you so much for your generosity.

I follow you on bloglovin and on facebook. My facebook id is Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka and my bloglovin one is hawkbrwn.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful break!

Kiki's Place said...

I absolutely love your website! It has everything a woman desires to be Beautiful! It makes me grateful to be a woman!
Thank you for sharing all you do!! :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Anya,

Okay, I've managed all three requirements and I LOVE your red hat! Very elegant.

Have a great Sunday!


Southern Belle said...

*gasp* A giveaway for those gorgeous hats?! I just found your shop today {through French Mademoiselle} and I ADORE your hats.... :) And now, you are having a giveaway?! This is so incredible! Thank you so very much for your generosity and your beautiful creations.... =) You are so sweet and kind to bless people with these beautiful hats!
I completed the three steps :) Again, thank you so much, and I hope someday I may be able to buy some of your lovely creations myself.... ;) God bless you!

Ellinor Forje said...

Wow, I love the hat. Red;O) Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hello Darling. I know that I already commented on this post already, but just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope all is going fabulously well in your life and I look forward to hearing about your next adventures! xo