Archive for June, 2011

A Lumo Love Affair

June 28th, 2011 12:00 pm

Our friend,  Michelle W., creator of the fun Something to Wear blog, recently wrote about how she’s been lovin’ lumo lately, especially paired with crisp white and silver. She gave a few of Anna’s lumo pieces from the current collection a whirl. Here’s what she has to say about how they work for her.

I started my color therapy by leading off with a super new trench coat from my favorite posh plus size designer, Anna Scholz. This frill-trimmed, leopard lined confection is in an ever so slightly greenish glowing light yellow called Lumo, that is truly luminous. With a slight empire waist, flared sleeves and flared skirt, the fit is divine, and the details make this the most charming coat I have ever owned. I wear it with work clothes, denim, you name it. I am so in love with this darned coat that I will be sad to see the rainy days go, and kind of miss living in my hometown in rainy Oregon…well, almost.

Now I am a big fan of color generally, and I am always trying to incorporate more of it into my wardrobe in the chicest way possible, so Anna and I are a match made in heaven. Along with the amazing coat, I nabbed her clever, long “drawstring” cardigan in a bold, saturated chartreusey lime. This cardi is great because of its amazing versatility - you can draw up the strings ala Roman shades to make it varying lengths to suit your figure and outfit. And, yes, a bold hue like chartreuse can be versatile! Depending on what you pair it with, this piece looks dressy, it looks casual; it is, in a word, sensational. The first sunny day we had I wore it with white jeans, a white tee, and some white sandals with kicky colored tassels. …The cardi also cheered up another neutral palette when paired with chocolate brown trousers and a pair of awesome snakeskin platform sandals. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Read more about Michelle W.’s adventures with bright colours and with fashion generally on her blog, Something to Wear.

June Customer Photo Contestant: Bobby Green

June 27th, 2011 4:46 pm

Me in my Pacman 50s Jacket at the office today.  I love it!!!

June Customer Photo Contestant: Deborah Gregory

June 22nd, 2011 10:00 am

Deborah wrote us about her fabulous-sounding birthday dinner, thrown for her by Beverly Johnson in Rancho Mirage, California. Taylor Dayne was a guest and even sang “Happy Birthday” to her!

Deborah is a writer, performer, designer, and the award-winning author of “The Cheetah Girls” novel series (Disney Publishing Worldwide). Appropriately, she is wearing Anna’s lumo leopard print crochet back jersey dress.


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