Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Counting Blessings. :-)

With beautiful  Russian Nobility Ball behind and while my photographer is still working on the images from the event, I thought I would write this Tuesday post about very special people in my life and tell them (although I do it often and with great pleasure) how much I cherish and appreciate their presence. I think it is one of the most precious things to have this internal  understanding that you are surrounded by love..I've always felt it, but even more so I have felt it last Friday, long before the Ball, in The Pierre Hotel where my team and I were prepping models, fitting models, stressing a bit and ended up having a party of our own with caviar, wine, taking funny pictures, meeting new people and having so much fun!!! So grateful to my very close friend Leonid Gurevich who created spectacular dress for the model who wore "Black Swan" hat and one more gown for me. I felt beautiful in it.:-) I am grateful to my beautiful friend Marina for her endless support and encouragement, To Gene, my photographer during the event who was almost like a shadow but whose presence we all felt. :-) My phenomenal models: Elmira, Vera, Olga, Anastasia for doing such an amazing job and even encouraging me when I felt just a bit uncertain. My friend and make up artist Fabiola who has done, once again, such an amazing job with models. My wonderful friend and photographer Ed Hafizov who, unfortunately, had to be in California, but who has managed to coordinate absolutely everything from hundreds of miles away.My husband Ray who is often so overly protective of me trying to guard against any negative presence in my life and my daughter Anastasia, who is still my number1 fan. :-) I am the luckiest girl in the world for having all of this people by my side: who always give 150% of themselves and their time, who have no hidden agendas, who are so brilliantly talented in their own right , to whom I can reach out any time day or night,with anything at all and who make my life such a beautiful journey. :-) So, yes, I am counting my blessings. :-)


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Anya,
I am so glad your event went so well and I can't wait to see more pictures!!! Wonderful work!!

Wishing you well,


lorenabr said...

Love the designs :)

Can't wait to see more :)

Lauren said...

What a sweet tribute!

Beach House Living said...

Once again, stunning creations. It is wonderful to have such special people in your life and to be a part of showing your hats to the masses.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dearest,beautiful Anya!

Your creations together are generously fantastic,that´s TRUE!!!

The mood of Russia here is SO to feel...

And I can imagine your feelings about your great,great team peoples,wich making all things completely magnificent nice!!!

I look forward with all my heart to more images from these Ball:-)*

Much Love,
Always yours,