Archive for November, 2010
French fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan has designed a unique alternative to your average clutch bag. The designer takes inspiration from first edition novel book covers like Moby Dick and creates these funky new box clutch bags. The new collection is named “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover”
Clemence Posey, French actress and model was seen styling one of the Olympia Le-Tan book inspired clutch bags at the London Premiere of Harry Potter And The deathly Hallows last week.
All of the girls here at Anna Scholz are desperate for one … best get them on the Christmas wishlist!!
We just had a photo shoot for the Spring-Summer 2011 collection pieces that will be on the annascholz website next season. We couldn’t resist teasing you with a little sneak preview of Anna’s digital jersey elasticated tunic in the fire flower print. Cool, isn’t it? And our model, Gina, looks as lovely as ever.
We’re very excited and looking forward to spring already.
What do you think of this tunic?
Designer fashion label United Bamboo, purveyors of the high-end (could you lower your tail, puh-leez!) cat dress, has released the first images from its highly anticipated 2011 kitty calendar.
The calendar features an array of feline coats, dresses and statement pieces. There’s a look for lounging, mousing, napping, throwing disdainful looks…you name it! It’s fun for everyone– well, except the cats probably.
To see more images, click here!
Kirsten sent us this prize-winning photo of her wearing Anna’s watercolour tunic last May. “I was in Chicago with my best friend Carol for a girls’ get-away weekend,” she wrote. “I love this tunic as it can be dressed up or down – like most of Anna’s kaftans!”
Customers: Submit your photos now for the November competition. Send us snaps of you in your favourite Anna Scholz looks and be entered to win a £100 online shopping voucher. You can enter more than once, so keep sending ‘em each month! We’d love to see you.
Our friend Alice Dogruyol, who writes for the Plus Size Tall blog, is planning an autumn trip to NYC for a long weekend of “fashion, food and flirting” and to fulfill her Sex and the City fantasies.
We were very pleased to learn that she includes a number of Anna’s pieces among her suitcase essentials. Anna’s “super stylish sexy Autumn-Winter 2010 collection is full of jaw droppingly stunning NYC worthy pieces,” Alice says.
Alice plans to see the sights wearing Anna’s cotton cashmere colourblock wrap dress which she praises for giving you “a subtle cleavage, nipped in waist and just about enough length to cover knee squidge. The three-quarter length sleeves are the perfect length and the blocks of colour in the fabric create a sort of optical slimming illusion. The moment I put it on, I fell in love. I’m hoping it will have the same effect on all the Aidens, Joeys and Mr. Bigs that I am determined to meet whilst sipping a Cosmo in The King Cole Bar.”
She’ll also cut a stylish picture on the streets of Manhattan in Anna’s cotton cashmere bow tunic with its “flattering shape and pretty detailing,” and the crepe jersey sequin sleeve tunic as “an elegant and sleek party piece.”
If things get chilly, Alice plans to slip into Anna’s wool military coat. “It is the first military style coat that I have found that isn’t double breasted but gives the illusion it is,” she describes. “The last thing big boobs need is extra fabric flapping around the chest area if you don’t want to do your coat up.”
Alice has been a fan of Anna’s for a while now and we always appreciate her kind words. “I discovered Anna Scholz when a stylist at Good Housekeeping forced me into one of her wrap dresses for a photo shoot,” writes Alice. “I was adamant it wasn’t going to suit me, I hadn’t worn a dress since I was 14 but much to my surprise it felt and looked great and in that moment I became a proud dress wearer again.”
Well, you always wear it well, Alice. Say hello to Mr. Big for us!
To read more about what Alice is packing for her NYC trip, read the full article at Plus Size Tall.
The Alexander McQueen fashion house was sued recently by the Hells Angels for using the motorcycle gang’s trademarked winged death’s head symbol in some of its designs.
The disputed merchandise includes a $495 knuckle duster ring, a $2,329 clutch, a $1,595 dress and a $560 silk scarf.
The Hell Angels’ attorney, Fritz Clapp, explained that the Angels consider their symbols to be “quite exclusive” and earned through membership, not by money alone. The HAMC [Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation] have owned the rights to the death’s head symbol since 1948. Clapp reported that the companies selling the McQueen designs in question have agreed to stop selling and to recall the merchandise.
“While the Hells Angels also requested financial damages based on profits earned by the fashion companies on the merchandise,” said Clapp, “there is currently no estimate on the exact number of items that were sold.”
Apparently, discussions are being held about the possibility of destroying the remaining merchandise.
Seems a bit of a shame, doesn’t it? Rather than destroying all those amazing designer pieces, don’t you think the McQueen house should just give them to the Hell’s Angels? I mean, what more fabulous way to keep the wind out of your hair as you peel down the two-lane blacktop on your custom hog than a silk death’s head scarf. You’d be the envy of everyone at the rally if you showed up in leather chaps with a McQueen clutch. Incidents of violence and damage to establishments of refreshment would decrease as no one would want to ding their McQueen knuckle duster in a brawl. Only good things could come of this exchange. Surely the Angels’ old ladies would also appreciate representing their chapters in style. Problem solved!
What do you think?
Read more here!
Tina sent us this photo of her and her husband going out to a prom night. “I felt so wonderful in my Anna Scholz dress and I got so many compliments,” Tina wrote. “So thank you, Anna!! Best wishes from Germany!”