Friday, May 4, 2012

The "Boyarynya" Hat. In Preparation For The Russian Nobility Ball In New York.

 Another hat of the new Collection "Moskovita" and the hat that was also selected for The Russian Nobility Ball is the hat I named "Boyarynya". This hat is one of the variation of Kokoshnik- Russian traditional head gear. I wrote an article dedicated to the subject of Kokoshniks a while ago (here) but the work on this particular hat proved to be much more  involved and tedious than I could have ever imagined.
 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. :-)))


AngeliqueDama said...

Simply perfect!!!

becky said...

Amazing! Great blog!

Could you take a minute to help me out by voting for my hat in a talent house competition, it would mean the world to me to have your support,

To vote to go

Thank you xx

Stephanie said...

Wow this is one of the most beautiful hats I've ever seen! Thank you for sharing it!

VM Creation Atelier said...


Your extremely great preparations for the Ball making me realy emotional.....!:-)*
In a very positive sense of this woord!

It's all about deatils again....color,shape of your hat and amazing embroidery work on lace!!!
Crazy,crazy nice,I mean it!
That is maybe also wonderful work of Polina?!!!

I LOVE your ''BOYARYNYA'',so much!
She have immensly much power and this is realy HISTORY of Russia..........
Great,very deep and beautiful!!!

Much Love,
always yours,


Thank you SO,SO much,dear Anya for your comment by me at facebook:-)*
It means a World to me,comment from you!!!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Anya,
I'm just catching up on some blogging and what a treat was waiting for me!! What a spectacularly splendid hat this is!!! You know I love that it is purple, but I so wish I could see it in person because it looks so sparkly and I am really fascinated by the fabric that is draped from it!! Sooooo beautiful! You have done a wonderful job in creating this hat inspired by Russian history!!