Archive for March, 2011
“I very rarely wear tops,” Emma reports, “so it is actually very strange for me to put them on. I really like this. It falls well from my shoulders, skims my breast and fits perfectly around my waist. You could wear this top two ways actually. I preferred it sitting on my hip, but the banding at the bottom of the top means you could also wear it very long and look particularly hot in a pair of fitted pants or skinny jeans.”
“You can see the flattering baby pleats that run from the neckline down the body, again working with curves and shape. I have tried Anna Scholz tops and tunics before and just like those amazing items, this one fits well and looks pretty and feminine. I also really like the print.”
Visit Emma’s blog all this week for more reports on Anna’s latest collection!
Clare sent us this photo with her husband at a colleague’s wedding in Hong Kong, where she lives, “wearing my gorgeous AS dress and shrug with my favorite Laboutins!”
On her fab fashion blog, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, our friend Emma is having an Anna Scholz week. Each day she is reviewing a different piece from Anna’s Spring-Summer 2011 collection.
We love Emma’s style and her personal take on fashion. It’s always fun to read her blog, and to see how she styles garments.
“This tunic completely surprised me,” Emma writes. “I have said before that I LOVE a structured dress so I was unsure about this, BUT, this garment finds its line perfectly from the exquisite cut and elasticated empire line which nips the garment in before it falls in a flattering A-line. I seriously think this is an EVERYONE dress – in that every single person – of every single shape – would look GORGEOUS in it.
“This is SO light. I wore this with leggings, but would also EASILY wear it with my bare legs on warmer days. This fabric feels floaty and almost weightless. You can also see my shape. Look at the elasticated neck line, it matches the waist very well – and both have a light pleating running from under them… this pleating is an excellent way to flatter curves and it offers a loose, floaty fit that still shows off the feminine curve of your body.
“I think that curves and patterns work and this dress is such an excellent illustration of that fact. When I popped this on, I went with minimal make-up, but reckon, it would look phenomenal with a beautiful bit of eyeliner.”
Check out Emma’s blog all this week for more Anna Scholz reviews and generally great fashion info!
Our friend Emma is having an Anna Scholz Week on her fashion blog, Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Every day this week, she will review different pieces from Anna’s Spring-Summer 2011 collection.
Emma has great personal style and it’s always fun to see what Anna’s clothes look like on her and what pieces she favours.
Today, she highlighted the khaki Utility Button Dress from Anna’s Black Label collection.
“The Black Label Utility Button Dress by Anna Scholz is like a floaty dream,” Emma writes. “The fabric feels parachutey – it is light, airy and completely soft. It has a high-waisted tie, which nips the dress in, emphasising a high-waist and the yellow piping is a really elegant touch. Under the waist, the dress falls in an A-line and with very subtle side pleating which compliments the curve of your hip.”
“Of all the garments I tried for this Anna Scholz week, this was my photographer/boyfriend’s favorite outfit. You can see it looks natural and really summery… despite my wearing a double layer, it is also VERY light. … I paired this dress with the Black Label Lime Coloured Silk Cotton Fitted Shrug, inspired by how good this looks on the Anna Scholz site. This shrug fit me like a dream. … The silk cotton feels GORGEOUS on the skin and is VERY light. This shrug, with its long sleeves will be no problem in summer. It affords excellent coverage but is breathable and feels more like you’re wearing air, than fabric!”
“To be honest, this clothing combination is a little different for me. I wear prints, but rarely try colour combinations with such a light emphasis. This pairing looks great online and I think really works on my figure as well as my skin and hair. … I love this as a dress for the season and think it pairs perfectly with the shrug.”
Emma looks great in the Stretch Tailoring Cut-Out Dress as well.
Tune into Emma’s blog, all this week for her reviews of Anna’s latest collection.
We’re having a lot of fun with our latest blog feature in which we bring interesting people closer to you!
Recently, Gary Dakin lent his usual mix of humour and humanity to Anna’s questionnaire.
Gary Dakin runs Ford 12+ with Ford Models in New York– the most famous plus-size division in the world! He represents Crystal Renn (he even walked her down the aisle at her wedding) and Tara Lynn, among others, and is responsible for their increased visibility in mainstream media.
He has always championed plus models in the fashion industry, and equality in the world overall.
What is your favourite part of your body?
Does my voice count? If not, then my lips.
Gary Oscars: Favourite male actor/ favourite female actress?
Colin Firth this year and, of course, Natalie Portman.
Where will you be in 5 years?
Ushering in the next stars of the industry during the week and relaxing on the beach on the weekends.
What would be your dream date?
Ice skating in Central Park followed by a nice walk through the snow toward Bethesda Fountain. (Actually happened!)
What superpower would you like to possess?
What is your favourite movie?
What is your favourite restaurant?
LaConde Verde in NYC.
What has been your greatest achievement?
Having been a part of a movement that accepts women of all sizes in more areas of fashion than ever before.
What has been your happiest moment?
They keep getting better, so I will let you know when the big one comes!
What is your greatest fear?
That the happiest moment occurred and I didn’t recognize it.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
My mother. She has always pushed me to get the hell out and live my dreams whether I was afraid or not. She continues to inspire me with her support and love always!
What trait do you most dislike about yourself?
I am quite possibly the most stubborn person you will ever meet.
What makes you sad?
How do you relax?
Rose on the beach with friends.
Who is your favourite designer?
Heels or flats?
Women should always have a HOT pair of heels in their bag if not on their feet!
Black or white?
Where would you like to be right now?
Here in NYC.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
“No” is not an option.
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who stood up against inequality and hopefully made even a small difference.
What is your favourite song?
“Dear Mr. President”.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
The inability for others to be self-aware.
Have you ever said “I love you” and not meant it?
Hel-lo, I am in fashion. ;-)
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
REALLY bad TV, and shopping.
What is the worst thing anyone ever said to you?
What is your idea of happiness?
Fire Island at 7am with my dog, a cup of tea and no one in sight.
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
They call it like it is and always listen to me even if they couldn’t care less about how “tough” my day was.
If not yourself, who would you like to be?
Pretty content to be me. Wouldn’t mind being me with a little more cash though.
Lindsay shared this photo of her at a wedding in South Africa wearing Anna’s digital jersey pleat dress. “Got lots of compliments and felt great!” she wrote.
Our friends at the fab blog, Madison Plus, were recently written up on the widely read online publication, The Huffington Post. We were very excited to be a part of that article which discussed Madison Plus’s efforts to bring style to and awareness about the plus size market.
The Huff Post article discussed the recent spring fashion preview posted by Aimee Cheshire and Erica Young on Madison Plus, in which Anna Scholz was a featured designer. We were thrilled to be described as “a company from the UK that is considered the Diane von Furstenberg for the plus market.” (BTW: Anna’s utility button dress and her lumo leopard plait strap dress are MP Editors’ picks for the spring season.)
We’re very appreciative of Madison Plus’s work overall and, specifically, that they have said such nice things about Anna Scholz in the press. While our design work is very focused in its goal of making fashionable and flattering clothes for plus-size women, we also like to feel that we’re part of a larger movement toward the acceptance and celebration of curvy figures. The women behind Madison Plus do wonderful work every day in the name of this movement.
Keep up the good work!
Carolyn sent us this photo from a series her daughter took of her in some of her favourite Anna Scholz outfits. “I love the digital print dress from last season,” she wrote, “and the peacock feather coat from a few seasons ago is just utterly beautiful. No wonder I look happy!”
Carolyn has won a £100 shopping voucher for use on www.annascholz.com!
Customers: we invite you to submit your photos now for the March photo contest. Send us snaps of you in your favourite Anna Scholz looks for publication on our blog, and you’ll be entered to win a £100 online shopping voucher. Whether you’re just hanging out or out on the town, we’d love to see how you lend your personal flavour to Anna’s clothes.
Just e-mail your photo to email@example.com