Archive for June, 2010
Our lovely online stockist, Charlot & Me — based in Denmark– has revamped its website. There is some fabulous photography on the site, including some very stylishly modelled Anna Scholz pieces.
The whole website looks great!
To see more of this cool website visit: http://charlotandme.dk/shoppen-for-kurvede-kvinder-str-42-52
We’re very excited to offer you the expert style advice of Michaela Jedinak, founder of the Joy of Clothes style website which is packed full of tips on how to dress for your specific body shape, size or colouring.
This week, Michaela walks us through Anna’s latest Cream Tea capsule collection and shows us which pieces work best for us.
We are very pleased to have been mentioned on the website of the one-and-only Oprah Winfrey!
Under the “Best Buys for Larger Sizes” header, her site says, “Anna Scholz makes fashion-forward pieces like a versatile drawstring anorak“.
We think Oprah would look fab in the spirograph print sleeveless maxi dress!
The whole Anna Scholz team went out last night to see Sex and the City 2! We had gone to the first film as a team, so we figured we had to do it again.
Mixed reviews from us on the film, but we all enjoyed the fashion.
“I don’t let myself get bored with clothes,” says Patricia Field, the master stylist behind the magnificent fashions on both the Sex and the City TV series and films. “As long as I discover new visions, whether it’s movies or TV or just creating, I don’t get bored.”
Field recently discussed her inspirations behind the clothing in the new sequel with Hilary Moss of The Huffington Post. In the article, she walks us through the styles in a number of scenes.
“Carrie’s in her old apartment, she’s got her closet and her clothes are still in it,” Field tells Moss. “She went in her closet to put something on to go to dinner with Mr. Big and she pulled out her old Dior newspaper dress. It was just a memory moment for my fans. I chose this dress because she looked fabulous in it from the beginning and still does. It was a very famous dress that she wore in the series. Back then it was very up-to-the-minute but it has endured for years.”
“This scene is the karaoke club and I wanted to make them like The Supremes,” explains Field. “Colorful, shiny, disco-y. Charlotte is wearing vintage YSL, Samantha is wearing The Blonds, Carrie is wearing Chanel and The Blonds, and Miranda, Halston Vintage.”
“This is built on an experience of mine …[when] was I was in Cairo and I went on a camel riding around the pyramids,” Field relates. “…When I did the camel ride, I wore the hat Samantha wears but in a burgundy. A friend of mine, Horst, made it. I had an outfit on for the camel ride. I didn’t go in just a t-shirt and jeans. I was, like, ‘I’m in the desert, going to Lebanon and it’s the year 1000 and I’m on a camel.’ I made up this scenario, so when I went on my camel ride I was feeling the theatrics of it. And then it revisited me ten years later in Sex and the City.”
To read more fun insights into Field’s inspiration, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/27/patricia-field-walks-us-t_n_591320.html#s93914
Congratulations go out to Julia Curtis as our May customer photo competition winner. Julia submitted to us this photo, which was taken at her best friend’s wedding.
“I had loads of compliments about the dress,” Julia wrote to us, “in fact, never had so many in my life!!”
Blog readers: keep sending us your photos of you wearing Anna Scholz designs. You can even enter a new photo each month for your chance to win a £100 shopping voucher.
From blog contributor, Rinki Saggu
With all the buzz in the media lately about the emergence of the plus-size model, it seems the debate and/ or celebration has been focused on female models. But, of course, body image issues aren’t just limited to women.
The latest issue of Fantastic Man, an indie men’s fashion magazine, contains a photo spread featuring less-than-waif-like men, complete with bellies, chunky arms, and rounded bums. “A series of stylistic suggestions for bold summer fashions to be worn by gentlemen of quite marvelous shape,” reads the shoot’s subhead.
One of FM’s founders, Jop van Bennekom (who has taken a break from publishing Butt Magazine) said in an interview, “There wasn’t a magazine out there—a men’s magazine—that felt contemporary and for us. We couldn’t identify with all the models being used in magazines, all the 12-year-olds . . ..”
Is the body image debate just as relevant for male models? Should there be more attention on plus-size male models? Does a man’s beer belly count as “sexy curves?”
What do you think?
Check out these amazing “fashion” shots by Italian photographer, Fulvio Bonavia.
He started his career as a graphic designer and film poster illustrator. Later, as an established photographer, he has become best known for his slick ad campaigns for luxury auto companies though he also has a range of other clients.
These images are from the book A Matter of Taste.