Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

"Russian Winter"

I would Like to take this opportunity to introduce to you,
a very good friend of mine
the renowned Modiste Anya Caliendo

Red "La Parisienne"

Anya was first introduced to the world of divine hats in the private library of her grandfather. There, at the age of three, she discovered an old book filled with beautiful black and white photographs of the Russian Royal Family

Confidante...She, Who Holds My Secrets"

"Fall Dreams"

Anya was mesmerized by the beauty of the hats worn by
Alexandra Romanoff and her daughters, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia
"Objet D'Art"

Her Love of the arts and fashion brought Anya to New York where she attended the Parson School of Design and countless other career pursues. Ultimately, she discovered that her true passion lies in the field of millinery arts

"Anna Pavlova"

"French Chocolate" & "Mademoiselle"

Her most treasured experience as a millinery student is having the privilege of being taught by one of the most legendary names in the field of millinery arts, Mrs. Rose Cory, a celebrated milliner who produced hats for famous celebrities, Britain's elite and many members of the Royal Family including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Anya’s first personal collection called “Je Ne Regrette Rien”

was launched on December 15, 2008


Anya currently owns Anya Caliendo, Couture Millinery Atelier


To see Anya’s complete collection please visit her here


Read more about Anya here and here


Also, please check out her blog here


Sonalida said...

Absolutely stunning! What a talented lady. her first collection was introduced as "Je ne regrette rien", I regret nothing,
Il n'y a rien a regretter Anya, mai de viser aussi haut que vous pouvez, Je vous souhaite beaucoup de succes.
And thank you Dutchess for introducing such a vuluptuous collection.

Selba said...

Beautiful hats!

Frankly speaking, I wear hat very seldom.

My favorite one will the the Fall Dreams :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

That was just beautiful, I will pay her a visit.

So talented!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Duchess, thank you for inviting me into your home this morning. I love coming for tea but this fashion invite is absolutely devine. I love all of the hats, but I have to admit if I could only pick one, it would definitely be the red one. Yes I love the red one. So striking and room moving. If your are going to wear a hat darling it has to make a statement when you come into the room. Thank you for sharing this fine morning. I am off to the commoners world of work. Country hugs and love, Sherry

parTea lady said...

I've never seen such enchantingly beautiful and creative hats. Ms. Caliendo is a very talented designer. I like her philosophy too - "I never deny myself the luxury of wearing a hat".

I love hats and often wish that I had the opportunity to wear them more often. Thank you for this lovely post and the links.

Deanna said...

Dear Duchess,
Enjoyed this charming read.
Very creative post and think the hats are gorgeous.
I have never attempted to create such beauty. Perhaps I will one day as to complete a goal.
So glad you have posted this and I can read more about your friend and see her lovely hats.
Hope all is well with you, today.

Simply Colette said...

Those hats and photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love the objet d'art and anna pavlova, so beautiful!

Have a nice day!

Tammy said...

I'm a member of the Red Hat society, but I wear pink because I'm not yet 50...anyhow, all us ladies have often wished that the hat would come back into fashion.

These are just beautiful!


This is simply breathtaking! Haven't seen anything as glamorous for a long time. I love hats - it's a pitty so little people actually wear them. Only the British still uphold that kind of elegance.
Duchess, I also just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment and joining my followers. I think it's wonderful that you are spreading the word about Anya's amazing talent through this inspiring hat post. Hope lots of people will learn about her work. And next time I'm off to Ascot or a glamorous wedding I'll certainly give her a ring...

Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

Wow amazing hats! Your post really made me smile!
I love hats but don't get as much oppertunity to wear them as I would like! Those are just so beautiful I would want to wear them all the time!
I'm going to visit the blog now!!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxxx

Yankee Girl said...

I love the "Fall Dreams" hat! They are all so stunning. It's too bad that hats like that aren't worn like they used to be.

Mz. Spider said...

Amazing post! I've never heard of this woman, but she is a sight to behold. My dearly departed Poppa loved to see women in hats and had a slight fascination with millinery. This is what sparked my interest in them as well. There is a definite art to wearing hats properly, and they are NOT for everyone. I admire any woman that really knows how to wear them. I'm in love with the Objet D'art & Fall Dreams pieces, and nothing beats a striking red hat such as "La Parisienne". A red hat just emulates class to the nth degree. How beautiful Fall Dreams would have been in my November wedding. *sigh*

Anne said...

Oh what beatiful hats. The black one with the huge flowers on it is my favorite. So stunning.

hpabate said...

Wonderful Duchess, what a marvelous post. Anya is beautiful. The hats are simply stunning. I visited her site and the ballet picture was so graceful.

Have a blessed day.


JennyMac said...

Such lovely pics. LOVE that Russian Winter.

Mimi said...

Oh my Dutchess, I loved that story, first off my daughters loved the animated movie called Anistasia, my 2nd daughter's name is Stacie, so I bought her the movie, I love LOVE Hats!!! I wish women in America wore more hats, that is what I lost love about Great Britain is the hats!!! I love the Royal family and the Monarchy is so intriguing to me!!!
Some day, I shall visit Europe and see England for myself!!!!
hugs to you my dear friend,

Mimi said...

It's me again, I love the Red hat the best, so marvelous!!!!
I love it!!!!

Kathryn said...

Love the hats and to have found another lover of tea!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, it made my day!

caterina foi passear... said...

WOW!!!!! Beautiful hats!
I simply love the black one! So gorgeus, glamorous and chic!

Anonymous said...

We don't wear many hats in Iowa other than stocking caps for warmth. It's a pity, because I love to see a beautiful hat. ; )

Anonymous said...

Your blog is beautiful! I will return when I can spend more time.

♥georgie♥ said...

OMGosh...what a lovely post and beautiful blog you i too late for tea?

Nora Johnson said...

What beautiful creations - now all I need is a garden party to show one off!


JamaGenie said...

Anya's creations are masterpieces! How interesting that she was inspired by photographs that were surely taken by Czar Nicholas himself. If they weren't his, may I say if you ever have a chance to see them, he was a wonderful and most talented photographer.

Maggie said...

I adore these hats! Stunning!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

My dear, this is just amazing and fascinating! I would love to wear some of those daringly wonderful hats! What an inspirational designer to have created such beauty. Thank you for the fashion show today and have a fabulous weekend!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Wow! Riveting! Thanks for sharing them with us. ; )

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so interesting! Love all those beautiful hats! Ooooh, that yellow gingham dress -- to die for!!


Holly Loves Art said...

You have made me so hungry and I want to wear a frilly yellow dress! Those salads are absolutely my favorites... I never pass them up on a menu. And my mother can grow those tomoatoes and make them look just like your lovely photos! How decadent! Thank you for sharing!

Pavithra said...

wow beautiful hats and nice pictures. First time to your blog really thrilled to see all the photos. Cannot wait to see all ur next post...Do take a peep in my blog too.

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