Archive for the ‘designer plus size fashion’ tag
The Public Domain Review website uploaded a fabulous book published in 1887 called Fancy Dresses Described or, What to Wear at Fancy Balls by Ardern Holt.
It is a comprehensive guide to all things fancy dress, with detailed descriptions of costume ideas, from the more abstract such as “America” or “Five o Clock Tea” to historical figures to everyday objects such as “Toilet Table” or “Champagne Bottle”.
Here are a few favourite examples, but you can also flick through the entire book at your leisure here!
The costumes are quite elaborate. You’d have to have plenty of pocket change or be an expert seamstress/craftstress to manage these outfits! But they are brilliant and very well thought-out. Great inspiration!
“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!”
Edinburgh College of Art has become the first fashion school in the UK to introduce size 18 mannequins to their fashion course.
The college’s move is part of the industry-backed All Walks Centre for Diversity project, which has already involved a number of major fashion designers in its spring campaign.
Both the founders of All Walks and the college’s instructors maintain that properly trained fashion students should be able to cut clothes for anyone, not just runway models. “There has been a disconnection between fashion students and the person who’d be wearing their clothes, the consumer,” says Mal Burkinshaw, head of the ECA fashion course told the Edinburgh Evening News.
Students also welcome the change. “I think everyone on the course agrees this is a good method,” says second-year ECA student Lauren Smith, 21,”especially because there aren’t many people out there who are model-sized.”
This Thursday, the third annual Full Figured Fashion Week will kick off in New York. This highly anticipated event is on from June 16-18, and will feature fashion shows, press and blogger events, sample sales, trunk shows, and a guided shopping tour around New York’s plus-size stores. The price of admission gains you access to many of these exclusive events, and a jump on the latest developments in the plus-size fashion industry.
FFFW celebrates the sizes that are ignored by the mainstream fashion world and spotlights both established and up-and-coming plus-size designers. Organizer, Gwen Devoe is expecting over 1,000 attendees at the grand finale showcase. “It’s been crazy,” Devoe told NYDailyNews.com. “It’s just exploding … We have money to spend, and we’re happy to give it to the designers and stores who help us celebrate our curves.”
To read more and see a runway show video, click here.
OK, anyone who knows me knows that I’m quite a cat person. Yes, I am way into the furry little four-legged felines (as my poor over-smooched kitties at home can attest). So this new Japanese (natch!) accessory has my tail all a-twitch.
The company Neurowear has introduced a head band with cat ears that move and wiggle along with your various emotions and moods as the contraption reads your brainwaves through neuro-communicative technology. That’s right!
In the promotional video, a model displays how the ears stand up when you concentrate and lie flat when you relax (a chocolate doughnut is used to induce both of these mental states in the model) — all accompanied by soaring, Coldplay-esque music. I couldn’t believe my eyes. If only my ears could tell you of my excitement!
I shall pay more attention to the ears of my big ginger kitty, Bruno, now for what they can tell me of his inner life– though I’m pretty sure his ears have about three settings: eat, sleep, pimp self out for more food by showing fuzzy underbelly, eat.
Click here to see a video on Fashionista of real people testing out the ears.
Here at Anna Scholz, we celebrated the Royal Wedding in our own way by offering customers the opportunity to win a £500 online shopping voucher in a prize draw.
The crowned winner of the draw is the lucky Regine Collee from Germany.
Congratulations, Regine– we can’t wait to see what you spend your voucher on. Whatever you select, you’ll be camera-ready for all of your public appearances. Now you’ll always be poised and stylish, even when the paparazzi catch you unawares. (Sorry we can’t help you with what fork to use for salad at that important state banquet though–we’re not very up on our etiquette…and we’d really struggle with that rule about having to stop eating whenever the Queen is finished with her food…I mean, what’s up with that? Anyway, enjoy your voucher!)
Customers, stay tuned for more such offers in the future. You never know what we have up our sleeves.