Archive for May, 2010
I recently attended a luncheon with my business partner Cliff for the UK Fashion and Textile Export Awards. Unfortunately, we did not win an award; however, the host of the event, actress Joanna Lumley, admired my dress when we ran into each other in the ladies room! (It’s one of our upcoming web shop exclusive styles– keep watching the website for it!)
Velvet D’Amour was as outrageous and fabulous as ever on the red carpet at the recent Cannes Film Festival in France!
Velvet is a “Paris-based, American artist/photographer and international fashion, screen and dance sensation, known equally for her stunning and curvaceous beauty, as well her sophisticated discourse on the topics of beauty, tolerance and self esteem.”
Beth Ditto strutted her stuff big-time at the recent Cannes Film Festival in France. She is so bold and fearless– a fashion inspiration to all women!
What do you think of her outfits?
We’re loving the latest issue of Iconography Magazine which they’ve named “The Thickest Issue Ever.”
It’s a special themed issue chock full of plus size fashion and players in the plus size fashion industry.
“This issue of Iconography couldn’t have come at a better time,” writes contributor Poet Taylor. “I can finally show my niece and her friends that beauty comes in every shape and size and there is no one prototype for beauty…. We are models, actresses, TV/radio broadcasters, platinum selling artists too, and the list goes on.”
The Thickest Issue includes interviews with actress and comedienne, Erica Watson, as well as with cuvy model Liris Crosse (who has personally coined the term “thique-ness”). It features various plus size designers, reports on runway shows and several lovely fashion spreads.
To see more of this fab magazine, visit: http://issuu.com/iconographythemag/docs/www.iconographythemagazine.com
Anna Recently sat down for an interview with Michaela Jedinak, one of the founders of the Joy of Clothes website. The Joy of Clothes is an amazing source of information about how to dress specifically for your body shape and colouring from your favourite stores and designers.
Everyone is different, Michaela believes and “should build on their own unique DNA rather than try to be a bad copy of someone else’s. …Dressing with style needs strategy and an understanding of your colouring and body shape. Joy of Clothes aims to make it easy for you to identify the fashion that works for you and your life style.”
Anna talks to Michaela about everything from how she got her start as a designer to what she loves about fashion.
“I love experimenting with new colours and shapes, discovering new favourites in my wardrobe and making things clash,” Anna tells Michaela. “I love how you can reflect your mood with your outfit. I love making women feel better about themselves.”
Anna highlights her favourite pieces from her current collection including these lovely dresses:
“I dislike it when people follow every silly trend without thinking about their personal style or shape,” says Anna.” I dislike it when women constantly put themselves down. You should make clothes work for you and enhance your beauty, you shouldn’t transform yourself to fit into the clothes you like.”
Michaela also details her favourite pieces from Anna’s Spring-Summer 2010 collection including these beauties:
Check out the full interview with Anna on the Joy of Clothes blog!
Our stockist, Emma Plus, in Brighton recently held a fashion show extravaganza to showcase the new store.
The evening was a great success, Emma herself reported to us, and featured many styles from the Anna Scholz Spring-Summer 2010 collection.
“We really had such a fantastic time. It went so smoothly and it looked so professional. The models were Jaq, Kim, one of our customers called Ruth, and an old friend of mine called Sue. They looked stonking!
“Then, once the show was over, we moved all the furniture back and suddenly realized that we were incredibly busy. The customers who turned up were really serious fashion women, and the buzz of the show had really got them going! We could barely keep up with demand and it was really busy for hours!
“I think that it’s such a revelation for larger women to watch a fashion show, and then be able to try on the clothes in their own size straight away. We were selling the things that we had worn…people just realized how good things looked. “
We love working with you, Emma– and, yes, your model looks stonking!
Visit the Emma Plus website to see more of what the shop has to offer.
Also, check out Emma’s fab blog!
Couturier Belva Bodey recently displayed a size 24 gown in her Black Diamond Bridal shop window in downtown Port Angeles in Washington state in the U.S.
It’s not just the chapel-length train, gorgeous peau de soie fabric or Swarovski crystals that have attracted attention…the fact that the dress is plus size has pleased many passers by.
Bodey feels that larger-size gowns deserve as much ooh-ing and ahh-ing as the standard sample sizes. So she borrowed this gown– which she herself designed– from its former bride in order to display diversity.
“Everybody’s beautiful, especially brides,” Bodey told reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz from The Peninsula Daily News. “They’re starting a new life; I think that is very beautiful.”
Read the full article at www.peninsuladailynews.com