Archive for June, 2012
Ellen wore Anna’s tailoring maxi dress to a wedding recently. “The only photos I managed to take were at a photo booth at the wedding,” Ellen wrote us. “The dress got high marks from my (very opinionated) mom!”
“The wrap dress I wore to a wedding in Bali & you can see me here with my family.” Melanie wrote to us. “The dress was extremely flattering, comfortable & I felt beautiful– perfect dress for a tropical wedding.”
Melanie wore this Anna outfit on a trip to the zoo whilst on vacation in Bali with her husband. “The great vibrant colours suited the environment,” she wrote us, “very comfortable in the tropical heat & I felt I was wearing the best dress in Bali!! Thank you for making my holiday beautiful.”
Melanie has won a £100 shopping voucher for use on www.annascholz.com!
Customers: we invite you to submit your photos now for the photo contest for the next month. 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
We couldn’t help but notice (and then point and laugh and then take a photo) when our production manager, Darren, showed up at work this week in full gung-ho football garb (OK, it’s a fashion stretch to call it football garb, but we were amused)…Supporters of the Croatian team were very pleased with Darren that day!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYBODY!
In honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we’re celebrating all things British this weekend. However, one aspect of the UK that it’s hard to feel so celebratory about is the rainy weather. That said, we’re loving how photographer Gavin Hammond makes something beautiful out of the remnants of Britain’s often-pretty-crap weather. Hammond takes photos of London’s iconic sights as reflected in puddles.
See more on designtaxi.com
Exactitudes is a project started in 1994 by Dutch photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek. Over the past two decades, it has evolved into a passionate anthropological documentation of the dress style of numerous varied social groups or subcultures.
The subjects are photographed in groups of a dozen in a uniform manner against a white background in order to emphasize the overall similarity of their look as well as the subtle differences between them. The subjects are not styled at all– they all wear their own clothing to the studio.
“[F]ashion is a language,” Versluis explained in an interview on Vice Style. “It can be a very delicate language, or one that you can shout out loud, and there’s always an identity aspect connected to it. We try to find identities rather than trends but, of course, the first thing you see is fashion, clothing and apparel so we try to be very precise with what we portray, because styling is all in the details with these groups.”
“[O]nly history can tell if this social group is really as relevant as you thought it was at the time,” says Versluis to Vice Style interviewer Jamie Clifton. “It’s like that Susan Sontag quote about how, as a photograph gets older, it either becomes much more important, or it proves to not be important whatsoever.”
Of his work on the Exactitudes project over the years, Ari Versluis says, “After nearly two decades of observing people and scrutinizing every detail, deep down, I’ve developed the rooted principle of never judging anyone. That’s a very humanistic kind of view, and might not be the way people interpret the project, but that’s really how I feel.”