"Caviar" hat is also a part of my new Collection "Sanctum". To say that I had fun working on this piece is to say nothing at all. It is full of details which demanded, first, tedious planning and than very careful execution: from sequin and bead embroidery, Swarovski encrusted silver fish bone, gold and bronze piping on the front part of the hat to a little surprise in a shape of mini tea spoon on the back.
Inspiration for this hat came from two different sources: black caviar considered to be traditional Russian delicacy. Crystal dish of black caviar was always present on the table in my Mom's house for New Year's celebration - so many happy memories right there. :-) The second source of inspiration came from Russian Nobility Ball which I attended in the Spring of this year. I remember how sometime in the rush of the preparation, just before models were sent off to represent "Moskovita" Collection, one of the ladies of the Committee came up to me with a huge spoon full of black caviar, asked me to open my mouth, well, I did not mind at all. :-) The taste of it brought so many happy memories to live, to the place I call ''Sanctum".
I hope you will love it as much as I loved working on this hat. "Caviar" has already become one of the most ordered hats I designed right next to "Louboutin Lover", "Editor's Beret" and few others. :-)...Another week has passed and it was a little better than the one before. I am wishing everyone wonderful weekend, I know I will try to enjoy it as much as I can given the circumstances. After all, Thanksgiving is coming and I do feel so very grateful for the wonderful things and beautiful people in my life.