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California-based denim designer Jessica Svoboda is loved by women worldwide for her amazing jeans for the curvier figure. She and Anna Scholz have collaborated on jeans designs in the past, and she runs her own popular website, svobodastyle.com.
Here she gives us the skinny on the woman behind the perfect plus-size jeans.
What is your favourite part of your body?
What superpower would you like to possess?
I know it doesn’t sound very exciting, but I really wish I was a whiz at math. Does that count?
Jessica Oscars : favourite male actor / favourite female actress?
To be honest, I am tired talking about actors & actresses. There are amazing men and women doing things we never get to hear about – men and women who are creating, thinking, and making advances far more important to the world and its future than entertaining the masses. But we don’t have the pleasure of being exposed to or inspired by these men and women, because the press is too busy covering the latest celebrity divorce, breakdown, etc. I think it is time they focus on the real life stories, real people, and not just regurgitate the stars’ press releases.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
Oprah. I think “why” is self-explanatory.
Where will you be in 5 years?
I’d love to say that I have a 5-year plan; but 5 years ago I couldn’t have planned where I was going to be today, and I don’t think I should put a limit on what the next 5 years will bring.
Who is your favourite designer?
Probably you! It is very hard for me to choose a designer outside the plus-size realm, because it is all I get to really experience.
What is your favourite movie?
Dances with Wolves
What is your favourite restaurant?
This is a hard one, there are so many. Urth Café in West Hollywood – I frequent it often enough.
What is your favourite song?
I love indie music. I tend to prefer smooth female voices or solo male guitarists. Right now, I am listening to: “I’m Gone” by Sumter Pendergrast and “Star Fucker” by Ninja Betty and the Nunchix (a group headed by my friend Natalie Ferraro).
What trait do you most dislike/ like about yourself?
These two go hand and hand. What I dislike about myself is that I am a slight procrastinator. The thing I most like about myself is that once I have committed, I am able to pull off, in short time, what others could never with a ton of planning.
What has been your greatest achievement?
I would hope I haven’t achieved it, yet.
What is your greatest fear?
Most fears are irrational, but death (of yourself or your loved ones) can only be delayed (not eliminated entirely) – so why fear it, right?
What makes you sad?
A person with without hope, dreams or a life to truly call their own. i.e., children sold into slavery, women married off to old men when they hit puberty.
Heels or flats?
Heels on everyone else. Flats on me. Is that fair to say? Visually, I love the concept of heels, but there came a point in my early 30s when I could no longer stand to wear heels. In fact, I simply refuse.
Black or white?
Shades of ivory, grey and brown – in clothing, and in life – because it is in these colors where everything is possible and nothing is absolute.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That no one is ever defined by or limited to our past. In this global, digital world, absolutely anything can happen. You can reinvent yourself or be obsolete in less than 3 months.
How would you like to be remembered?
An imperfect person with perfect intentions.
How do you relax?
A $125 aroma therapy scrub massage from my favorite Korean Spa!
What has been your biggest disappointment? Your happiest moment?
It is a funny thing. I don’t really remember the lows or highs. To be honest, I can’t think of one – either way.
Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
No. It may be that I say “I love you” often and to many people, but love is something I give away pretty freely – so, in that very moment, if even only for a fleeing second, my love is true; it’s mine to give and I am giving it to the person with whom I am offering those three words.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
The freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want.
Where would you like to be right now?
I guess where I am.
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
Intense intelligence. Brutal honesty. The ability to share and listen openly, in a non-judgmental way. Loyalty. Affection.
What is your idea of happiness?
A quiet evening on the patio of my parents’ lakefront home in Minnesota. Great food, wine and conversation surrounded by the sunset, my parents, my husband, my siblings and the ones we love. Absolute bliss are the nights when dinner is followed by songs and s’mores around a beach bonfire.
If not yourself who would you like to be?
I would love to be someone brilliant like Bill Gates. Someone influential like Oprah. I also think I would have found being Condoleezza Rice or Hillary Clinton (during their time as the Secretary of State) pretty damn interesting.
I have now reached the point where most days I am wearing something that is Anna Scholz: White label, Black label, or Anna Scholz for Svoboda!
Madison Plus is so excited to guest blog for Anna Scholz!
We thought it would be fun to show off how to mix and match using Anna’s Spring-Summer collection. These two outfits from Anna Scholz are perfect to wear on casual Fridays in the office. We used the olive jacket and the skinny jean to make two different looks by styling different accessories and shoes.
The first look is clean and professional with the skinny jeans from Anna Scholz by Svoboda paired with the structured olive green jacket and the crisp printed cotton kaftan. This olive green jacket has princess seams for a great fit and Anna’s signature leopard lining. We injected a fun note by the adding the gold woven lace up sandals and finished the look off by sprinkling in some accessories.
For look two we paired the same jacket and jeans with the crochet back Anna Scholz tank. Add a pop of colour with the coral heel. When it’s time to head out for the evening remove the jacket and you’ll be set for the night!
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Popular plus size fashion designer Anna Scholz has teamed up with expert denim designer Jessica Svoboda to create three fabulous new jeans styles specially designed for the curvy figure which are exclusive to the Anna Scholz web shop.
Anna and Jessica have joined forces to create several jeans style under the moniker annascholz by Svoboda: Blue Horizon, Skinny Stretch and Mood Indigo.
“I love Svoboda jeans,” raves Anna, who is based in London and specializes in luxurious, on-trend plus size womenswear. “They are the ONLY jeans I wear, which is why I want to offer them to all my customers!”
These jeans are specifically designed for with the curvier figure in mind, explains California-based designer Jessica. “Cuts, washes, pockets and trims are appropriately sized and positioned to highlight a curvy woman’s assets and downplay problems. The result is perfect proportion.”
These amazing jeans instantly trim the waist with a tummy panel and lift the derriere. Bootcut legs balance curvy hips and elongate the silhouette. Constructed from Svoboda’s own Architectural Denim, these jeans contain Elastarell, which is one of the most technically advanced fabrics available in the denim market. Elastarell delivers multi-directional stretch with high recovery properties. The sophisticated and slenderising dark blue wash can be dressed up or down. They also feature Anna’s unique slate grey pocket embroidery, customized copper Svoboda hardware and white and gold contrast stitching.
Women are loving these head-turning skinny jeans in a cool, vintage-look wash. Combining the fit and style of a jean with the stretch and comfort of a legging, these high-waisted jeans trim the waist, lift the derriere and elongate the silhouette by contouring hips thighs and legs. They have the appearance and durability of denim but are actually made of a super-soft brushed knit that hugs curves. The fabric’s multi-directional stretch gives these jeans excellent wear and recovery and smoothes out the figure. They also feature plain pockets and light blue and gold contrast stitching.
These fab jeans work wonders on the curvy figure by trimming the waist with a tummy panel and lifting the derriere. Bootcut legs balance curvy hips and elongate the silhouette. Constructed from Svoboda’s own Architectural Denim, these jeans contain Elastarell, which is one of the most technically advanced fabrics available in the denim market. Elastarell delivers multi-directional stretch with high recovery properties. Light whiskering and distressing add dimension and a cool, slightly worn-in feel to the classic indigo wash. They also feature Anna’s unique slate grey pocket embroidery, customized copper Svoboda hardware and white and gold contrast stitching.
Creating the perfect-fitting jeans for the curvier figure has been a mission of California-based Jessica Svoboda’s for many years. She analyzes fit so that fuller-figured women can enjoy on-trend, flattering styles. She adjusts the placement of hardware and detailing and alters proportions to suit sizes 12-28. She also carefully researches fabrics and washes to find the perfect materials in terms of quality and style. “My jeans stretch for comfort, but they will also hold you in,” says Jessica. “Imagine the most comfortable shapewear you have ever purchased. Plus, the high recovery means that you may kiss the ‘saggy bottom’ or ‘baggy knees’ of past jeans goodbye.”
Say good-bye and good-riddance to ill-fitting jeans. Say hello to your curves packaged to perfection in these new Annascholz by Svoboda denim styles!