Archive for May, 2012

May Customer Photo Contestant: Michelle James

May 30th, 2012 4:57 pm

My favorite Anna dress (in the middle) at the Essence Music Festival

Sneak Preview of the Black Label Photo Shoot — Sponsored by Rituals Cosmetics

May 29th, 2012 9:00 am

Thanks to the Rituals cosmetics company, models Sabina and Bara gave good face earlier this month at Anna’s photo shoot for her Autumn-Winter 2012 Black Label collection.

Rituals sponsored the shoot and helped Anna to achieve the desired effects for the models’ otherworldly doll-like looks.  We’re thrilled with the results of the shoot and how it manages to be edgy yet feminine, sweet yet mysterious.

Our hair and make-up artist, Julia Krajnakova used the following Rituals products on Bara:  Precious foundation No. 3 (with  Spf.10); concealer-cover up  No. 1; “On Fire” Magic Powder Blush and Ruby Lips lipstick in colour Mandarin.


Julia and Bara

The Rituals products Julia used on Sabina were: a customised mixture of Precious foundation Nos. 5 and 3; “Sunglow Bronze” Cheek & Eye Glow; “Pale Rose” Magic Powder Blush; “Amber Mist” single eye shadow and “Definition Sweet” long-lasting lip pencil.


Additionally, the shoot’s photographer was Mindy Coe and the stylist was Sam Shorten.

Let us know what you think!

10 Must-Have Dresses for Every Woman

May 28th, 2012 10:00 am

Glamour magazine recently surveyed the 10 dress styles that every woman should have at the ready in her wardrobe. Luckily, these must-haves are just a click away at!

Here are Anna’s chic offerings based on Glamour writer Danica Lo’s style directives.

No. 1: A Sweet and Flirty Summer Frock — “…this is a dress you’ll wear for years to come.”

No. 2: A Ladylike Printed Floral Number — “A tea-length (or knee-length) floral dress will wear just as well at backyard barbecues and garden parties as summer weddings and evening events.”

No. 3: A Floor-Length Stunner — “Empire-waist and halter maxidresses are super flattering on curvier bodies…”

No. 4: A Slip-On-and-Go Fail-Safe Party Dress — “…look for details and silhouettes that are a mix of classic and trendy—like embellished necklines…”

No. 5: A Knee-Length Tailored Dress for Grown-Up Events — “…a neat-and-tidy dress is always great for mornings when you don’t want to fret about what to wear to work.”

No 6: A Daring Mini With a Big Personality — “…since fashion is a form of self-expression, why not let that inner beauty shine…”

No. 7: A Super-Sexy Bombshell Dress – “Remember: It’s not about showing skin; it’s about leaving the best bits up to the imagination.”

No. 8: A Go-To Sheath for Dressing Up or Down — this dress “…will take you seamlessly from the office to evenings out.”

No. 9: A Little White Dress — “Think of a little white dress as the new white shirt—a wardrobe basic that’s an instant complexion-brightening pick-me-up.”
[OK, we couldn't quite offer an option for this category...Anna did design an adorable white mini-dress last spring-summer; but this season, she can offer you the classic, crisp white shirt!]

No. 10: A Little Black Dress — “Black is a foolproof flattering color.”



© Anne Kroul, 2013.