Archive for August, 2010
There definitely seems to be a change in the air.
On September 15, for the first time, a plus-size-only runway show will take place during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
The event is being organised by OneStopPlus.com, a popular plus-size clothing website, and will coincide with the other high-fashion shows occurring as part of New York Fall Fashion Week.
Famed curvy models Lizzie Miller, Tocarra Jones and Emme will be among those strutting their stuff on the catwalk.
Zahir Babvani, VP of Design at OneStopPlus.com says that the event is “about inclusion and fashion democracy: fashion risk-taking and empowerment. No more seeing what you can’t have; this is a fashion party that invites and inspires everyone.”
Way to go! How long before all the major designer labels follow suit and include their curvier fans?
To read more, click here!
These “map works” by Dallas-based artist Matthew Cusick are definitely a trip! The layering and shading are amazing.
To see more of his work, visit: http://www.mattcusick.com/index.php
We have a few fun candids from our friends in the Benelux region.
Here Daphne and Inge double dare you to resist Anna’s double silk leopard print wrap dress! Daphne is our sales agent for the Benelux region and Inge is the owner of the brand new Derousseaux Grande boutique in Belgium. (shop address: Pastoor Steenssensstraat 34b2, Beveren-Waas, Belgium)
It’s fun to see the two different ways of styling the dress.
On the left are two of Daphne’s good friends, Mrs Astrid Geelen and Mrs Kim Hahmann, wearing Anna’s double silk tunic. On the right is Daphne enjoying a sunny day in Anna’s digital spirograph print with a special someone…and crisps!
Thanks for sharing all of your lovely looks, ladies!
The multi-talented Jill Scott can be seen wearing an Anna Scholz dress in Why Did I Get Married Too?, the upcoming film written and directed by Tyler Perry. It’s set to hit theatres at the beginning of September and features the same charismatic cast as Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
Jill Scott plays a character named Sheila in the film which follows four couples who reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted, however, by the arrival of Sheila’s ex-husband determined to win her back from her new husband….whew! definitely sounds like good drama!
Why Did I Get Married Too? also stars Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson. Perry is a celebrated writer, director and actor. He is loved for his recurring comedic film character, Madea, played by Perry himself in drag.
Jill Scott was born in Philadelphia and rose to fame as a powerful singer and actress. She has won three Grammy Awards and also appeared in Why Did I Get Married? She is currently working on more movie roles, voiceover in a cartoon series, launching her own bra design for the Ashely Stewart intimate apparel line, recording a fifth album and touring with The Lilith Fair. She also recently starred in HBO’s critically acclaimed The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
We sure do love Jill Scott here at Anna Scholz. She is often photographed out and about in Anna’s designs and looks fabulous in whatever she wears.
We’ll be in the front row with our popcorn, Jill!
More candids for everybody!
We’re loving Anna’s key print crepe jersey polo shirt right now. It’s funky and easy and really versatile. We thought we’d share these two different ways to style this top. They’re just a sample of the treasure-trove of looks you can unlock with this piece.
Here we have Liz rockin’ it with leggings and a thin orange belt (shades optional).
And here we have Anna engaging in a little horticulture in her key top paired with jeans.
How would you style your key print top?
The other week I got lost in London…in the middle of Trafalgar Square!
This temporary maze is another example of what London can offer to tourists and locals for free. And whilst walking among the nearly 8-feet-tall hedges, visitors have the opportunity to learn many interesting facts about the capital. What a shame it only lasted a week! How better to spend an hour on a sunny day than to get lost in a fantastical labyrinth and expand your knowledge at the same time?
The only question remains: does it remind you of the adventures of Harry Potter or the scary ending of The Shining?
–Stefanie, pattern cutter
You know we like to share our candids…
No you are not seeing a vision from the future of fashion– you are seeing Liz and Kate in the Anna Scholz studio, modeling their digital jersey pleat dresses that are available to all you forward-thinking fashionistas RIGHT NOW!
We think you’ll agree that Anna’s latest digital print packs a punch and the cool, intricate pleating skims your curves to create a fab hourglass shape.
One of our favourite bloggers, Emma, recently reviewed this dreamy digi-tastic dress for her blog called Oh, The Places You’ll Go! She deemed it slammin’!
“Curvy Girls do NOT have to adhere to rules,” Emma writes. “…If you buy into body shaming pressure and think ‘well, I’m not supposed to wear prints, or colours, or body con…’because of magazines, some idiot on TV or something else…THINK AGAIN.” She goes on to say,”… THIS dress seems to DEFY all those daft rules I dislike so much! Not only is this funky and vibrant – but it is COMFORTABLE too.”
Can I get an Amen?!
To read more of Emma’s reviews of the Anna Scholz Autumn-Winter 2010 collection, visit her blog, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
The body of gorgeous plus size model Laura Wells has been used to create the lingerie mannequins for Australian deparment store Myer and David Jones. The mannequins are an Australian size 16 and a D cup and will promote the Berlei Curves lingerie range.
This is exciting news. Surely it will be nice for women to see mannequins of a more realistic size in this particular store and hopefully in more stores to come.
It’s also exciting news for Anna Scholz as we plan to use Laura Wells for our upcoming photoshoot for the Spring-Summer 2011 collection! So you’ll be seeing lots more of Laura’s lovely curves.