I wanted to incorporate so-called "nesting" element into the design of "Boyarynya" - the element that you see in Russian nesting doll "Matryoshka". To achieve it, I had to create a mock up version to make sure that all calculations are correct and there will be no problem with proportions. I have to say that this hat is even more beautiful in person. "Boyarynya" loves the light! It seems she comes to life with million sparkles .It was photographed in one of the New York's boutique hotels just before the kick-off party for The Russian Nobility Ball. My tribute to the glory of Russian Noble History and as an expression of my love for the country where I was born.
It was a very challenging and demanding hat to create, but as you know, I love a good millinery challenge! Very proud with the result and I hope you will love it as much as I loved working with it. :-)))