Archive for January, 2013
We’re always pleased to see an e-mail newsletter from Emerald Street in our inbox. They’re chock-full of interesting titbits.
Recently, readers were treated to an overview of the upcoming nail and manicure trends for 2013 — so we’ll be on-trend from our fingertips to our toes!
EMERALD CITY: Shades of green will be big this year, the beauty experts say. Fresh greens, candy shades and rich emeralds. Pantone predicted its colour Emerald 17-5641 to be dominant in 2013.
NUDE NAILS: At the SS 13 Donna Karan shows, manicurist Marian Newman reported to Stylist deputy beauty editor Samantha Flowers that “nude nails were the strongest nail trend she’d seen in 15 years” .
IT’S GROW TIME: Celebrities like Rita Ora and Rihanna have inspired a longer nail trend, says nail expert Leighton Denny. Almond-shaped nails are also on the rise: “The shape makes nails look slimmer and more elegant.” He recommends using a buffer to gently shape the nails.
WE’RE TALKIN’ TEXTURE: Colour mixed with texture was big at the SS13 shows, says Laura Hughes, head of Orly education. Experiment with neon and metallic polishes as well as with adding textures such as crystals or mesh.
THAT’S OMBRE, MY HOMBRE: Andrew Style of Filthy Gorgeous cites ombre as his favourite nail trend for this year. He loved the way it was executed at Gareth Pugh’s SS13 show. “It works great with the nude trend, fading into a bright neon tip,” says Style.
We’re loving these photos taken by Canadian graphic designer-turned-photographer, Andrew Knapp. Somewhere in each photo is hidden his black and white border collie, Momo.
Knapp originally made these Where’s Wally-style photos to amuse his nieces and nephews, but has decided to share them with the world by creating a book.
Momo is one patient doggie. See more Momo photos here!
Always ahead of the style curve, the Saks Fifth Avenue online shop is already offering select pieces from Anna’s Spring-Summer 2013 White Label Collection.
Watch annascholz.com too– we’ll be launching pieces from the new season in the next few weeks!
See more at Saksfifthavenue.com and tell us what you think!
Michelle sent us these photos of her wearing Anna’s mixed dandelion and swirl print back cut-out dress in double silk– “At the red carpet premiere of Second Generation Wayans with Damien Dante Wayans and Tatyana Ali.”
Our first contestant of 2013 wrote us, “Happy New Year from very, very satisfied customer. Wherever I go, I have amazing compliments.”
Linda sent us this photo of her on her way to a party in her peplum dress!
Thank you to all the customers who participated in our monthly photo competition over 2012. It was a fun and inspiring year!
As the year’s close-out winner, Linda 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 out on the town or just hanging out, we’d love to see how you lend your personal flavour to Anna’s clothes.
A new year of monthly competitions is upon us– submit your photos now for 2013!
Just e-mail your photo to email@example.com
The Nailympics is a fascinating competition for nail technicians and nail-ists (the opposite of nihilists), which is held in the US and UK. The 11-year-old organisation held its most recent event in June in Long Beach, California.
Nailympians are measured by judges in all sorts of categories, including nail structure, shaping, application, surface smoothness, product control and cuticles. There also are numerous divisions including Fantasy Nail Art, Stiletto Nail Art, Mixed Media, Acrylic Sculpture and more.
The results, as pictured by Vice photographer Simone Lueck, are impractical, amazing and a little frightening. Just makes us wonder….how do the models use the toilet? Yikes!
The online edition of Lucky magazine recently published a piece called “Plus Size Stores We’re Currently Obsessing Over,” which featured Anna Scholz. This special shout-out got Anna’s attention all the way over in India, where she’s currently on holiday!
“One day, I’ll own something from this classic, classy line,” writes Becca Gross. “You can find Anna Scholz clothes in retail stores throughout the US, UK, and Europe, or you can shop online for these beautifully tailored pieces that run the gamut from weekend to work, day to night.”
See more obsession-worthy picks here!