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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
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.”
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.
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.
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!