Since launching her chic ready-to-wear line, A La Russe, in Russia in 2010, Anastasia Romantsova has become known throughout her homeland for her glamorous creations that mix old-world techniques with modern sensibility. Now, she is ready to take Los Angeles by storm. “I fell in love with L.A. at first sight,” Romantsova says of her recent decision to move here. “I smell freedom and calmness. Everything inspires me.” The Beverly Hills resident has already found fans in Hollywood, with stars such as Busy Philipps, Isla Fisher and Hailee Steinfeld spotted in her pieces, ranging from flowy blouses and utilitarian trench coats to intricate red-carpet gowns. Here, the elegant designer reveals the items she is currently coveting.
“I love massive jewels that look vintage, especially cuffs and earrings, like these hoops.”
Drapée hoops, $544, by Annelise Michelson at farfetch.com
“Atmosphere at home is crucial for me, and fragrance is so important. The Joséphine room spray by Cire Trudon perfectly responds to my energy and sets the right mood.”
$215, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, barneys.com; trudon.com
“Markus Haase is a famous sculptor, which is why his chandeliers look like true art objects. They are pure magic!”
Bronze and onyx Circlet Chandelier II, by commission from $50,000, Todd Merrill, toddmerrillstudio.com
“This dress is like a breath of air directly from the ’90s, but in a modern and stylish way. I love the drapery, midi length and metallic gold fabric. It’s one of the must-haves from the spring/summer 2019 collection.”