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We always love to see how our customers style Anna’s pieces with their own personal flair. Recently, Michelle W., the creator of the Something to Wear blog wrote about how she decided to copy the look of our lovely website model, Gina, to much success.
The Something to Wear blog is a lot of fun. Great care is taken with the lengthy pieces about all kinds of topics. It’s relatable and humorous and informative. (I loved Michelle’s title “Best Actress in a Supporting Role…” for a piece about finding the right bra.)
Here’s what Michelle had to say about dolling up Anna’s brown cotton cashmere bow tunic:
“In the interest of trying something new, I started the New Year at the office with a chic departure and ended up trying several new things all in one go!
I recently purchased Anna Scholz’s fabulous Cotton Cashmere Bow Tunic in a rich brown, and loved her look on the website (see above!) so much I went on to essentially copy the outfit. I had intended to wear the tunic with leggings or slim pants but once it arrived and I tried it on, it became clear it would look best as a dress. Now, this is hard to admit, Fashionista that I am, but I do not wear many skirts or dresses. I am simply not enamored of my milky pale legs and I don’t love the look of most hose. But Anna’s colorful tight idea was something I was willing to try.
So I got myself over to welovecolors.com for some amazing opaque tights. … I love the pop of some color with more classic neutrals….
I trolled my closet to complete the look. Taking a few tiny steps away from the bold orange/Chinese red accessories in the photo, I went with my own palette of plummy reds and purples, starting with a terrific pair of soft cherry red metallic patent Mary Janes. These work really well with my beloved Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Bag in Amarante – a deep burgundy that looks nearly brown until you get in the light, where it becomes this stunning purple iridescent color. To keep the cleavage toned down, I added a cami in a plum color and topped it off with a long mixed media necklace that worked the plum colors and added just a pop of green for contrast.
Being quite a bit shorter than the model, the dress on me was at an office and age appropriate knee length. My sweetheart totally loved the leggy look. And the outfit garnered several complements. So all in all the new things were a success and I will be adding this look to my repertoire.
Now it’s your turn to try something new. Copy a bold look you admire. Try wearing something you usually wouldn’t wear. Or just say good-bye to boring old black, navy, brown or beige hosiery and say hello to a little, or even a lot, of color. C’mon, I dare you!”
We’re thrilled to hear that our web shop styling was inspirational. We have a lot of fun creating outfits and looks during our photo shoots and always hope that customers like what we come up with.
Definitely check out Something to Wear for more inspiration too!
American artist Rachel Perry Welty makes use of the scads of everyday items we tend to throw away in her new ‘Lost in my Life’ series. She layers the often overlooked items to create a whole new textured landscape.
“Most of us don’t pay much attention to the mundane objects we use everyday,” explains Welty, “like the twist ties that hold the plastic wrap on our bread and the broccoli together or the little paper cups that we pull out of a water dispenser.”
To see more from Welty’s “Lost My Life” series, click here!
This is a really fun website where the artist sees things out and about and then adds in a “scenario” around them…
Click here to see more!
Lucy Freeman has modelled for Anna Scholz several times over the past few seasons. She has a versatile look and a fabulous personality that shine through in her photographs.
She wrote us recently to talk about what she has been up to and her current fashion fetishes and style inspirations.
I’ve been feeling very summery of late (thank you, British weather, for finally relenting and bringing us some glorious sunshine!) and in line with that, my whole wardrobe has undergone quite the transformation.
Taking inspiration from Mad Men (Cristina Hendricks is a voluptuous goddess in my humble opinion) I mixed vintage pieces with high street and have some fabulous outfits ready to be unleashed on my next evening out or weekend jaunt!
Key pieces included floral and argyle-style fitted cardigans, polka dot and simple blouses/shirts and a-line and full skirts to create that hourglass shape so perfect for us curvy ladies!
Also, in an attempt to jazz up my usually lazy hairstyling (I often just let my long hair hang as is), I’ve also been taken in by the myriad of silk scarves in vintage stores. I highly recommend the shop To Be Worn Again in Brighton for scarves and for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind dresses and skirts.
Another great find, thanks to friends’ word-of-mouth, is LouLou Loves You, which I first came across on an underwear hunt but which has branched out to much, much more, including these beautiful floral headbands.
If you’re a lover of vintage-inspired fashion and retro originals, I also follow the blog of the wonderful ladies of French Kiss Vintage. I follow them on Twitter too, as they have competitions where you can win one-off pieces to brighten up your wardrobe!
View more of Lucy’s gorgeous portfolio!