Anzhelika luxury handbag designer immigrated to the US at age nine with her family from the former Soviet Union. Gifted by her father with a strong work ethic and by her mother with a sense of style and distinctive fashion sense, Anzhelika has always loved fashion and the dedicated pursuit of the creation of art.
Although with no formal art training, her exposure to art history in high school inspired her lifelong appreciation of self-expression, architecture, and design. Receiving a college degree in design from the prestigious FIT in New York, she ended up detouring from her creative passion for several years in the world of high finance. Events surrounding 9/11 and the birth of her daughter were the catalysts she needed for her return to fashion. Her luxury handbag line has been enormously well-received from the start. Each handcrafted piece is one of a kind, embossed with a signature hand-carved 18k gold plated logo, and intended from concept to creation to be timeless.
To give back in gratitude for her success, Anzhelika is an avid supporter and VP of the International Academy of Sciences, Education, Industry, and Arts, which seeks to build bridges between cultures.