Archive for August, 2011

August Customer Photo Contestant: Amanda Reynolds

August 24th, 2011 10:00 am

Amanda sent us this photo of her with her daughter. She’s wearing Anna’s cross stitch print jersey band top.

Congratulations: Lisa Conway is our July Customer Photo Competition Winner!

August 23rd, 2011 2:08 pm

“This is me with Zandra Rhodes,” wrote Lisa. “I was very proud to be wearing my favourite designer (Anna’s fire flower print dress) when I met this lady, who also knows a good print and a great design when she sees one!”

Lisa has won a £100 shopping voucher for use on!

Customers: we invite you to submit your photos now for the August 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

Abercrombie & Fitch Wants to Ditch the Sitch

August 19th, 2011 9:00 am

Clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch apparently wants to pay Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from the hit MTV reality show The Jersey Shore big bucks not to wear their clothing anymore.

A&F have decided that “The Sitch” is damaging to their reputation as a brand “rooted in East Coast traditions and Ivy League heritage” and “the essence of privilege and casual luxury”. A&F also sells clothing under the surfing-themed brand Hollister and the Australian-themed underwear brand Gilly Hicks.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

The Jersey Shore has wrapped up its fourth season and depicts a loud, mostly Italian-American cast partying in the state of New Jersey in the US.

The official statement released by A&F reads: “[We] believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans. We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and the producers of MTV’s The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response.”

Apparently, it wasn’t so long ago that A&F were happily selling “The Fitchuation” t-shirts. Go figure.

Meanwhile, porn king Larry Flynt has apparently offered “The Situation” money to wear his XXX brand of clothing so that “he can stay well dressed.”

When Life closes a door…

The cast of The Jersey Shore

What do you think about the offer from Abercrombie & Fitch? Is it rude? Classist? Is there such a thing as bad publicity?


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