Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This Is The Year Of The Dragon! Having Fun With Dark Little Creatures. :-)

 I will be departing to Paris tonight, but before I leave I thought I would wish you the very Happy New Year! According to the Chinese Calender the year of 2012 is the year of the Dragon which will come into its full power January 23rd. I hope it will bring all of you fortune, happiness and love. :-) Since I will not be hear on January 23rd, I thought I would leave you with Dragon inspired dark little creatures all created recently in my Atelier. :-)
 Can you tell?  - they are completely out of my character and style but so much fun to wear and work with. :-) Had such a fantastic time stepping out of my usual comfort zone of silks and flowers into the funky leather and spikes kind of world.
 I will be back end of January to share everything new and fabulous about my Paris trip. To those who have requested and received registered invitations - thank you for your kind words, guys, and I will see you all in Paris! You are amazing and one of the most important reasons why I do what I do. Thank you for your endless support. :-) Cheers to Premiere Classe Pret-A-Porte Paris!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Eastern Promisses, Part 1. "The Seductress" Hat.

 Drawing inspiration from the magnificent culture, traditions and customs of Far East, I could not help but think that "Beauty" as we know it completely looses all its meaning once you travel to the exotic countries of that part of the world. Instead, a powerful discovery evokes itself along with a deep understanding that "Beauty" has more layers and dimensions than one could possible imagine.
 In celebration of it, here is "The Seductress" hat, also travelling with me to Paris this year. Created out of powder pink heavy silk (the fabric was designed by Giorgio Armani) and embellished with silk rose petals and roses. I have struggled to achieve affect of roses suspended in the air and absolutely love the mystery of the final result.
 Wishing you all fantastic weekend. :-) For me it will all be about things I don't really like all that much: customs forms, packing, final preparations...Nothing to complain about, right? Such a small price to pay for my trip to Paris.:-)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And So It Is Premiere Classe Pret-A-Porte In Paris and YOU Are Invited!

 As many of you might know PREMIERE CLASSE in Paris is the essential event in the creative world of Paris and in the world of accessories, it is a key event in the industry. For almost two decades now Premiere Classe consistently  presents a selection on of cutting-edge, top of the range creators, who influence the purchasing of an exclusive international distribution. This year I am very honored to be invited to be a part of it and if you are in Paris between the dates of  January 21st - through January 24th 2012, I would like to invite you to see me and meet my new Collection in Paris. To receive a very special registered invitation, please, e-mail me at info@anyacaliendo.com with the request and I will be happy to send you one. The number of Invitations left are limited!The event will be closed to the general public and only people of the industry will be allowed to visit the trade show.
 Yesterday, I have received more wonderful news, this time from my family back in Belarus - my sister Polina, after decade of numerous attempts was granted Visa and will join me in Paris to assist me with Collection.I have not seen her for almost 7 years and it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that I will finally see my darling Polina. Makes my heart sing. Will let you on a little secret: not only she will be coming  for a visit. The work on my new, very technical and visual Collection under the working title "Moskovita" is in progress and it is planned that Polina will collaborate with me on creating magnificent beaded veils for several hats of this new Collection.
With this beautiful fashion drawingsby Gruau, Jessica and unknown artist for Dior, I am wishing you wonderful week ahead!:-)

Friday, January 6, 2012

"Pink Jockey" Hat. :-)

 Happy 2012 everyone and I can hardly believe the first week of 2012 is almost over. I had to take some time off Blogging because of my extremely intense schedule. I hope all of you had the most wonderful Holiday Season and I hope that 2012 will bring you joy, prosperity and will make your every dream come true. I thought it would be a great idea to open 2012 with a new hat which I named "Pink Jockey".
 It is also a part of my "Les Enfants Terribles" Collection and will be travelling with me to Paris in less than 2 weeks. Had so much fun working on it and even more fun during our editorial photo shoot: you can see my model Madison can barely hold her beautiful smile back. "Pink Jockey" hat is made in a shape of  Equestrian helmet and pared with Chanel jacket. Love all this happy colors together.
I am wishing all fantastic weekend. For many it will still be in Holiday Spirits with Russian Orthodox Church celebrating Christmas.I want to wish Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates Orthodox Christmas! Check in back next Tuesday for a very special announcement, I am so excited to make it. :-)