Archive for April, 2013

Anna Scholz Day at Emma Plus

April 19th, 2013 2:10 pm

SAVE THE DATE: The fabulous shop Emma Plus in Brighton will be hosting its annual Anna Scholz Day on Saturday, April 27th!

A selection of styles from Anna’s Spring-Summer 2013 White and Black Label collections will be sent to the shop, so that customers will have the opportunity to try on a variety of pieces then and there.

And…(drumroll)…Anna Scholz herself will be in the store between 11 am and 3:30 pm on the day. There also will be refreshments and a prize draw.

Be sure to make the trip– it will be well worth it!

Emma Plus is located at 16 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1RB; phone: +44 (0)1273 327240

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

April 18th, 2013 10:00 am

We’ve long been a fan of the “Real Beauty” campaigns of Dove skin care products. The company saw a surge in popularity when it introduced its ads of women of all shapes and ages wearing nothing but white underwear and beautiful smiles.

Most recently, Dove has launched another self-esteem-based campaign called “Real Beauty Sketches,” which reveals that women are often their own harshest critics.

The video features FBI forensic sketch artist Gil Zamora demonstrating the disparity between how women describe themselves versus how others see them. Zamora does one sketch based on how a woman describes herself (“”I kind of have a fat, rounder face”, “I would say I have a pretty big forehead…”) and one based on how a complete stranger describes her (“She had blue eyes, very nice blue eyes”, “Cute nose…”). The different results are startling—the portraits created from women’s description of themselves are definitely less flattering than the ones created from others’ descriptions.

When they see the sketches, some of the participants become quite emotional. “I should be more grateful of my natural beauty,” one woman confesses. “It impacts the friends that we make, the jobs we apply for, how we treat our children. It impacts everything.”

Florence's view of herself on the left; the view of a stranger is on the right

With the message, “You are more beautiful than you think,” this latest campaign hopes to positively impact the negative way that women view themselves physically.

Elle Quebec Sports a Curvy Cover!

April 17th, 2013 10:14 am

Canadian plus-size model Justine Legault will grace the cover of Elle Quebec’s May 2013 issue!

It’s always a plus when the high fashion magazines showcase a curvier model. We’re looking forward to seeing the spread!

Click here to see a sneak preview of the shoot and some behind-the-scenes footage.


© Anne Kroul, 2013.