Archive for the ‘designer plus size’ tag
Photographer Rankin has taken a break from his illustrious career of portraits of pop culture icons to pursue the publishing side of things. He has launched a fashion and lifestyle magazine called The Hunger, which includes this amazing photo of Crystal Renn (one of Anna’s fave models to have worked with).
We thought our croc from the Spring-Summer 2013 White Label photo shoot in Miami was impressive. But Crystal’s dino kind of puts it to shame!
The loose theme of the latest issue of The Hunger is the new female attitude of women like Crystal Renn and fellow model Coco Rochas, as well as actress Juno Temple and singer Rita Ora. “These women have control of their careers in a way I hadn’t seen before,” says Rankin. “They follow their instinct, do what they want creatively. … I think this has a lot to do with social media. Talking to fans and experiencing their direct support gives these women confidence in their voices. It’s the first generation which has always had access to the internet and so, ultimately, to knowledge. Not to wisdom, but definitely to knowledge. These people have grown up with worldwide communication, and their landscape is international.”
We celebrated Anna’s birthday last week in style with an in-office party complete with yummy jammy dodgers from Bee’s Bakery.
Move over cupcakes, these handmade jammy dodgers are sure to become the next superstars of the baked goods world. Far from your usual jammy dodgers, these are extra-large and filled with whipped butter cream and raspberry jam. It’s like the taste of your childhood captured in one delicious biscuit—minus the staleness and the boredom of another tea at an aged auntie’s house. And best of all, you can customise these jammy dodgers with the words of your choice!
Bee’s Bakery also makes gorgeous custom cakes for all occasions as well as a number of other sweet treats. The Evening Standard recently named Bee’s among its top 5 biscuit makers in London!
We suggest you visit the Bee’s Bakery website and get in line for your jammy dodgers today!
Crystal Renn can be seen glamming up the pages of Net-A-Porter’s digital magazine in a recent shoot. Currently a size 8, Renn lost many of her curvy fans as she lost weight. But she remains one of Anna’s favourite models to have worked with in the past, and we are always interested to see what she’s doing.
Since losing weight, Crystal has found success as a straight-size model, and has headlined campaigns for companies including Jimmy Choo and Agent Provocateur.
But she also has a few other ambitions in life in addition to modelling. “Photography, creative directing, styling, acting… I would never commit to just one,” she says. “A big goal for me is to design a fashion line with body diversity in mind,” she adds.
Crystal says that she is currently happy with the way she looks. In previous interviews she has revealed, “I don’t let my body dictate whether I’m happy or not. The goal is to go live, and worry about the rest later.”
In fact, Crystal general attitude toward life is, “I’ve always believed that anything is possible. Maybe that’s my secret.” We think that philosophy will serve her well in whatever she turns her talents to.
Read more here!
“Spring flowers in the garden!” Nicole wrote to us. “I love this dress; it fits perfectly and makes me feel that spring is here.”
Nicole 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.
Just e-mail your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
“And today’s outfit is: Mustard and black fern print silk triangle dress,” writes Anna, “with a lovely vintage annascholz tailored coat. Am looking forward to stop wearing boots though…”.
A lovely snap of Anna wearing the double silk triangle dress in the super cool zoology print. This dress is a real crowd pleaser this season– it looks great on everyone and has plenty of pizzazz!
We sent an e-mail out last week about our fabulous competition to win tickets to the V&A’s David Bowie Is competition. Here’s another friendly reminder to enter this amazing competition for your chance to win. This exhibition is selling out fast– don’t miss your chance!
We all know that the poses models strike in fashion magazines often just don’t make sense. Sometimes these contortions are just bizarre and don’t even seem to relate to the product at all.
Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez created a series of photos called Poses in which she has ordinary women strike uber-modelesque poses in everyday life– standing in queues, sitting in cafes etc. The results are quite hilarious and definitely met with confusion by surrounding crowds.
See more of the artist’s work here!
Last month, Anna and Darren– our sales and production manager– traveled to New York City to show the Autumn-Winter 2013 collections.
Between appointments with buyers…
they also managed to see some friends…
…and to engineer a totally cool photo shoot for Anna’s Autumn-Winter 2013 Black Label collection! Here are a few teasers–watch this space for more updates!
Photographer and picture editor Tom Broadbent has set tongues and tails a-wagging with his photo series At Home With the Furries. On his blog, he describes “furries” as people that meet up, hang out, go for walks, chat online and in person – all in fur animal suits.
Most furries are animal lovers, but some just like to role-play or find wearing the fur exciting or fun. In the off-fur hours, the people inside the suits are seemingly ordinary folk– computer programmers, engineers, mortgage brokers, lecturers even fur suit makers.
“Over the course of a few years,” writes Broadbent, “I gained the trust of the furries in the UK and some of their members allowed me to visit them at home. These photographs were taken all over the country.” (The only homes where fur on the furniture isn’t a problem!)
The primary rule of being a furry is never to reveal your identity. So, as Broadbent says, “if you see any furries roaming around at a furry meeting or convention (outside of the designated fursuiters lounge) in suit but carrying their heads, they are not furries. Maybe a mascot on a tea break or something.”
See more of the At Home With The Furries series here!