Friday, April 15, 2011


 Today I will wear this hat an this shoes. I think they are... lovers.
 This pair of nude Nina Ricci pumps with delicate Chantilly bows was a gift from Ray for our 10th wedding anniversary which we celebrated last week. Such a sweet gift, he knows me all too well!
 The pearl encrusted cloche I have created as a part of my third Collection. She travelled with me to Paris and after France she travelled to many other countries to all those girls who ordered it for this Spring season. :-)))
 You, probably, know by now how much I adore beautiful shoes. What you don't know is that every pair of shoes I own has a hat that is as in love with them as I am. 
 Yesterday I received a letter form one of my clients in Rio. She said that the day she wore the hat I created for her, she met her fiancee. He proposed to her over the last weekend and now she is ordering her wedding hat.  I smiled at the thought of my hats being small ambassadors of  Love.
 Wish me luck today.  I have another high top to climb and I am feeling a little bit queasy, lightheaded and a tiny bit scared . This industry has no mercy on people like me. :-) (Note to self: do not throw up!) Let's hope that this shoes and this hat is what I would later call "my lucky hat" and "my lucky shoes". Wonderful weekend to everybody!


David Toms said...

Anya, knowing your fascintation for shoes as well as hats they are the perfect combination! Wishing you many congratulations for your 10 year anniversary as well as much good luck for today. Havea wonderful weekend!

Lee Duncan is HatStruck said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love the handwork on your cloche. Good luck; you'll do well.

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hello dearest Anya on a sunny friday here in Germany.
Should I write first about your lovely hat or about your gorgeous Nina Ricci heels? I love these nude colors.
And I remember you were also so in love with these "geisha" inspired wedges from SS11. Did you get your hands on them? I hope that maybe I can get them one day in the sales.

Happy weekend ahead, Miss Ambassador of Love!!!

The French Mouse said...

She is a stunning little something the little mermaid would wear upon land! Those little multi sized pearls remind me of the pretty little bubbles you see in the ocean waves :)

Best of luck in your newest challenge....I too am far too sensitive for my own good, so I know just how you feel!


VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

One more exellent creation,dearest Anya:-)))*

This hat is extremely LOVE of me,because I am totally obsessed with the style from 1940... year,unforgettable nice!!!
SO delicate color and these pearls, tooks my breatht away,truly!

Your shoos is amazing!As a great example of a realy big LOVE:-)*
What a wonderful story about your client,such absolutely inspirational moment for you...I can understand it SO very much,my dear,dear friend!
Wish you many creativity,fantastic inspireational moments in your days,dearest Anya!!!

Much Love,

Kate said...

Beautiful post! Lovely shoes and gorgeous hat (as always!)

Stilettostetico said...

Chère Anya, when it comes to hat creativity, I am not especially fan of eccentricities, AND I (frankly) MUST confess that this uber soft / as precious as discreet finery (faultlessly) flirts with aesthetic perfection to me !!! Such as these "Nina Ricci" pumps in terms of "Fetish Elegance", a duet dedicated to extol your (I am pretty sure) uber classy prestance . . .
ps: Even if I am a little bit lost with jet-lag New York-France I warmly wish you luck for Today Dear ("deeply supportive wink") !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Jan said...

How could you ever fail to impress?
Good luck anyway.
Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

Dustjacket Attic said...

I just adore the hat .. and the shoes are so perfect with it.

I do hope everything goes well for you, try not to worry.

hugs and xxx DJ

Lauren said...

Anya, sometimes I admire your outfits from afar, as something I could never wear. But that hat and those shoes--they are so exquisite, so lovely, that I would wear them in a heartbeat!
That is incredibly sweet that a client met her fiancee on the day she wore your hat! What a heart-warming story!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, I adore the cloche and the artwork on it. So detailed, feminine and exquisite. I picked up my bespoke cloche from my milliner last week - it's one for the spring season;-)

Your shoes are so pretty, too. I imagine you swaying elegantly in them beneath a new York sky. Happy anniversary and all the best wishes for today XXX

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Anya,
I wish I would have read this yesterday! I do hope all went well with all of your ventures yesterday. How could you have anything but the best luck wearing your beautiful hat and shoes!! You know you always have all of my very best wishes for everything you do!

And happy, happy, happy anniversary to you and your husband!!! I'm so happy for you!

Wishing you both a wonderful weekend!



BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Anya,
C'est vrai, your cloche and shoes are a match made in Heaven. The pearls are so perfect,and the curve of the Nina Ricci heels so feminine.
DOn't worry, my friend, you will knock 'em dead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you begin another climb - you will be fabulous!
Bon week-end,

lorenabr said...

Have seen it on Facebook and liked it in a second :) It looks amazing!

lorenabr said...

Have seen it on Facebook and liked it in a second :) It looks amazing!

Karena said...


J'adore such a fabulous pairing!

I would be in heaven to have a creation of yours!

Come and enter my fashionable giveaway from The French Basketeer!

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janettaylor said...

Love them both!


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

What a lovely and thoughtful husband you have, Anya. And I so enjoyed your love story of shoes and hats ... utterly charming. What a gorgeous, gorgeous pearl encrusted cloche! I have confidence, Anya, that if anyone can climb that hill with confidence, it will be you. You make beautiful things. Happy Monday, sweet.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Congratulations Anya! Ten years of togetherness. Lovely! I hope that the hat and shoes indeed turned out to be lucky. They indeed look so good together.

"people like you" Anya, make all the difference to this world. So chin up and smile. You are finding your beautiful space under the sun. All will be well. You are made for lovely things.


Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Anya, I'm absolutely in love with this pearl encrusted cloche!!! Wow, it is so beautiful!! It pairs so perfectly with those amazing shoes, and I can see how they are lovers! I hope that everything went well, and I am confident that you will wow and impress anyone you meet! You are an incredibly lady.


Angie Muresan said...

That hat is to die for! And those shoes... I can't think of a better companion to the hat than those beauties.
Happy 10 years of marriage, Anya, and many, many more!

Kat said...

happy easter dear anya, i'm hoping you're having a wonderful time :)

this hat is my absolute favourite by now! i mean, it's more than beautiful, it's magical. i'm truly obsessed :)
hope your day was a good one and everything went fine!