Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Velvet Monday.

 Today I woke up with a terrible case of sore throat. It looks like both Anastasia and I, finally, came down with a flue. But even despite this fact I am smiling, because yesterday I had the most beautiful Monday ever! - the velvet Monday.:-)
 My wonderful friend Clair is visiting New York from Paris and we spent entire day yesterday enjoying the most delicious tea in Velvet Lounge in Manhattan. I had,probably 3 or 4 cups of "velvet current" tea, it is such a treat for me!
 We also went for a velvet scrub treatment in one of the New York's Spas, had so much fun deliberating if Clair should try and eat her "chocolate" mask - it smelled so delicious!:-)
 One thing about Clair is that she is full of surprises. :-) I have been in love with this fabulous red velvet Antonio Berardi dress since I saw his Collection for the first time. There were several versions of it and I would love to wear them all! But the one with long sleeves and crystal detailing on the back became my number one favorite.
 Well, Clair was so kind to bring it for me from Paris and it is even more beautiful in person.Huge THANK YOU,Clair, I know you are reading this post.:-)  I simply can not take my eyes off it.:-) I will, probably, spend entire day today in bed looking at my new fabulous Antonio Berardi, trying to recover. Clair seems to think that I definitely have French blood in my veins. She says that the best medicine for a french woman is a fabulous garment. I agree!!!
Yesterday I noticed that the bushes of my velvet roses in my garden are coming to life.:-) I see tiny little green leafs sprouting from the stems. I am wishing everybody velvet week!:-))) It is 7:40a.m. in new York and normally I would be racing around being busy with millions of things. Not today!:-)
P.S. All pictues are courtesy of Dsutjacket Attic, Sarah Klassen and vogue.com .


Little Rus said...

Milaya Anya, I do really hope you stay in bed today enjoying a relaxing day and the look of your new fabulous dress. Your day sounds absolutely wonderful, what a treat! Sending you get well wishes and kisses across the ocean!

Jan said...

Feel better soon.
I'm pretty sure the dress will aid your recovery.

Taj Acosta said...

Hope you feel better soon my dear, lovely roses!! xo

janettaylor said...

Hope U feel better soon, darling Anya!

Antonio Berardi dress is incredible beautiful!


VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh.....dear,dear Anya:-)*
Please,stay in bed and I hope for you that you feel better so soon as possible!!!

What a wonderful day you have with your girlfriend ffrom magical Paris....I can imagine HOW unbelievebly great was your day,dearest Anya!

Much Love,

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh, Anya, J'adore! The dress is too pretty to even be called a dress ... let's call it ... Passion. Or perhaps .... Anya's Dream! So sorry to hear you're under the weather, darling. Maybe you should send out for more of the velvet currant tea! In any case, it sounds as if you and your FABulous friend (any friend that brings you a dress from Paris has to be called FABulous, no?) had a perfectly marvelous day. Sending love!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I totally agree with your amazing friend Clair - a dress like this must be the best medicine. What a treat!
Get better soon, Anya! xoxo

David Toms said...

Oh Anya, you are a very lucky girl! I bet you will look stunning in it. I too am feeling that I am coming down with the flu! Keep well!

gleenn said...

I love the velvet dress. I'm always drawn to wonderful velvet apparels although if I like the cloth so much, I don't use it often because the bottom part ten to fade easily. :)

Lauren said...

Velvet week--I love it!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Anya,
Oh, velvet currant tea! It sounds so wonderful! And what a beautiful dress! Just incredible! The back is so intricate and looks like beautiful art deco marcasite jewelry!

I do hope the memories of all these treats and the coming spring will serve to make you better very soon, Dear Friend!

(I'm leaving you more cups of tea as well.)


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

...And I'm leaving a cup of tea for Anastasia as well!

More hugs,


sartorial diary said...

well in that case i'd like to think most of us have french blood running through our veins!
u lucky thing!that dress is gorgeous!
get well soon!and happy velvet week to u as well!


VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...


Eto snova ja:-)*
Zaglianyla k Vam na minyto4ky,4tobi pozelat skorejshsego vizdorovlenia!
A tak ze,o4en xotelos poradovatsa vmeste s Vami za odno bezymnoe velikolepnoe priobretenie-Berardi ve4ernij tyalet....
Serdze zamerlo v grydi ot vosxishenia!!!

Samie iskrennie i teplie pozelania Vam,milaya Anya:-)*


Angie Muresan said...

You get well, dear Anya. I am so glad you had such a lovely time with your friend. And what a darling she is to get you that beautiful dress. I, too, agree that you absolutely must have French blood. Your taste is exquisite.
Hugs and love to both you and Anastasia! Get better.

Kat said...

hope you're feeling better :)

that dress is more than beautiful, i adore it! lucky you :) i would love to see dress combined with one of your wonderful hats...

it sounds like you two had a wonderful time (oh, and i really like the cups in the first pic)!