In continuation of my previous Post on Kentucky Derby hats (which by the way, as I was told, created swirl storm of reaction via certain social platforms) I would like to introduce you to "Miss. BourjouiX" - the hat of my SS2014 "Confessions" Collection which was designed with the idea of elegant race wear in mind. I stand by my previous thoughts and comments on how I view Kentucky Derby hats. Again, not all of them, but the vast majority. I don't believe in sugarcoating bad taste because bad taste in hat wear comes from variety of different places, including milliners who produce it in the first place. It is contagious and dangerous because ultimately it dramatically lowers high standards (which, by the way, at this point must be clearly announced the same way Royal Ascot announces its guidelines) of the legendary event like Kentucky Derby. So forgive me if I seem a bit too emotional on the subject. I believe that the only way to address it is to confront the issue head on and call things for what they are instead of substituting it with weak attempts to perhaps-somehow-maybe-slowly-God-forbid-not-to-say-something-that-might-upset-some-invisible-face- in-the-crowd, change the reality of what we see right now. And one more thing - "negative" is not always a bad thing. I have been writing my Blog for years now and 95% of my posts are very positive. Sometimes "negative" is the only way to address the issue. In any event, it is MY opinion, which I express in MY Blog and if you strongly disagree, well, than, too bad. There is nothing I can do. And I say it with the most positive smile on my face. Believe me.
"Miss. BourjouiX" was created out of a yard and a half of luxurious double faced Italian silk satin and has been such a pleasure to work with. It is everything I would want a Race hat to be - elegant, crafted to perfection, detailed with exquisite accents like French Veiling, couture silk flowers and velvet ribbons to enhance its beauty. I don't use any sewing machines anywhere in production ever and so every stitch is done by hand, with not a single one of them out of place. It did not came as surprise to me that after is was shown at my Presentation at MBFW in New York it became one of the most requested hats by stylists. :-)
I am wishing everyone a great week ahead and hope that this week you will get to do what you love to do the most. Because it is the most amazing, blessed feeling one can only hope for. I feel very lucky. :-)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Introducing "Miss. BourjouiX" of "Confessions" SS2014 Collection.
Posted by Anya Caliendo at Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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