About Me

My name is Anastasia, or simply Ana. When I was a little girl I used to think I was named after the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova, but nowadays people tend to associate my name with Anastasia Steele from "Fifty Shades of Grey". Oh well.

After I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Art History in my hometown of St. Petersburg, I decided to pursue my dreams and relocate to Paris to study fashion and luxury management at Institut Français de la Mode.

Appelez-moi Ana was launched in October 2015 when I was just starting learning French. It was a way for me to keep myself motivated and document my journey toward the ultimate goal: moving to Paris. On its pages I talked about my struggles with French, discussed the oh-so popular books about Parisian chic, gave advice on how to travel with anxiety, shared photos from fashion exhibitions and even taste tested macarons. Since its launch, Appelez-moi Ana has been offering content in two languages, English and Russian, to cater to audiences both in Russia and abroad.

The website was relaunched in August 2018 to mark the beginning of a brand new chapter. Today it reflects my life as a foreign student in the heart of Paris. Through a wide range of categories I touch upon what is relevant to me and what is happening around - from such glamorous subjects as art, fashion and traveling to not-so-glamorous personal stories and tips for those who aspire to move to France too. And of course, you cannot expect me not to post photos of the Eiffel Tower here and there, can you?..

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Bonne journée!

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