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We’ve already raved about Anna’s sexy photo shoot for online magazine, Volup2. But we’re also loving the way Amy Lamé has been styled in Anna’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection for this latest issue. The photographs were taken by Velvet D’Amour, the magazine’s Editor, Creator, Art Director and Photographer.
Transplanted to London from New Jersey, USA, Amy Lamé has built a career in radio, TV, journalism and performance. She’s also has a regular hostess gig at the nightclub Duckie. One of her many notable achievements includes holding the first Lesbian Beauty Pageant in 1997 (documented as the first of its kind in The Guinness Book of World Records). She also turned a stint on “Celebrity Fit Club” a few years ago into a platform for demonstrating how a curvy woman could be genuinely happy with herself but aim to improve her health on her own terms. She currently can be seen onstage as the star of Unhappy Birthday, which she wrote, produced and performs (see below for details).
In addition to getting all dolled up in Anna’s styles for the pages of Volup2, Amy gives a frank interview to Melissa Jo Smith, in which she discusses her work, her politics and her love of diamante everything.
Amy delights Melissa by using the F Word. “Rule number one of feminism– the personal is political,” says Amy. “All I have to do is walk down the street and people are affronted and make their disgust known. That makes it political. Because I’m not a shy, retiring wallflower, I’m not going to sit at home repenting for my sins like they’d like me to, drinking a diet shake, like they’d like me to.”
Amy speaks openly about how her work for the Burger Queen pageant also has increased her interest in exploring the psychology behind body issues and in pursuing self-honesty through her work. “I’m fat and I’m fabulous. I won’t entertain any other idea;” she elaborates, “it’s really not very productive. I’m interested in constantly pushing my own boundaries and trying to understand who I am and why I am who I am. We all want to know ourselves a little bit more deeply, to try to live in a better way. That’s one of the goals in life, isn’t it? I think trying to understand that can be scary.”
Amy’s courage to face fears and to confront deeper meanings through creativity, humor and compassion gives others the inspiration to do so as well.
Read the full interview here.
Unhappy Birthday is at Camden People’s Theatre, London from May14 – June 1, 2013, www.unhappybirthday.net
Anna strikes a number of seductive poses the latest issue of the online magazine Volup2. Velvet D’Amour, the magazine’s Editor, Creator, Art Director and Photographer, has bestowed the theme of “Grace” upon this latest issue.
Herself a former plus-size model, Anna shows that she still has that chameleon-like ability to work any number of different looks!
See the full issue of the latest Volup2 magazine here!
The latest issue of Vol.Up.2 magazine is now online, marking the publication’s one-year anniversary. This issue is called Simplicity and contains around 23 different editorials as well as original artwork and loads of other treats! It is produced by the talented Velvet d’Amour, who also takes most of the photos in the magazine.
Click here for a teaser of the latest issue (you can download the full magazine from there).
Vol.Up.2 is published by Velvet d’Amour, who is the Editor, Creator, Art Director and Photographer (as well as being a good friend of Anna’s). The theme of this edition of the magazine is “ZEST”. The numerous editorials in the magazine celebrate not only the sex appeal of the curvier figure, but all kinds beauty in non-”mainstream” packaging. “And that’s what ZEST is all about for me, Energy, Spirit, Vitality, Color and Force!” says d’Amour. “It can’t be defined in a black and white manner it’s more interpretive”.
Vol.Up.2 is published by Velvet d’Amour, who is the Editor, Creator, Art Director and Photographer (as well as being a good friend of Anna’s). The theme of this edition of the magazine is “Femininity”. The numerous editorials in the magazine celebrate not only the sex appeal of the curvier figure, but all kinds beauty in non-”mainstream” packaging.
We’re loving this new online magazine, Vol.Up.2, published by Velvet d’Amour, who is the Editor, Creator, Art Director and Photographer (as well as being a good friend of Anna’s). The theme of this edition of the magazine is “Ecstasy”. The numerous editorials in the magazine celebrate not only the sex appeal of the curvier figure, but all kinds beauty in non-”mainstream” packaging.
Anna did a sexy photo shoot at her house with Velvet for the issue:
Some of Anna’s designs also were featured in an editorial entitled “Rock The Boat”:
See more of Vol.Up.2
Last night, we had a fabulous time at the Curves in Couture Fashion Show at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London! It was a charity catwalk show presented by Models of Diversity, featuring plus-size designers and a diverse range of models. Also supported by the British Fashion Council, the event was a fundraiser for The Advance Centre, a wonderful organisation that helps the families of brain-damaged children.
Anna’s Spring-Summer 2012 White Label collection looked fierce on the catwalk. The models wearing Anna’s upcoming styles included the lovely Robyn Lawley, who recently graced the cover of Italian Vogue and is the face of Anna Scholz’s White Label collection for next season. Also walking was the well-known American model, Toccara Jones, as well as the gorgeous Gina Swire, who you all know from the Anna Scholz website. All the ladies looked amazing.
Here are a few photos from the evening with more to come. Watch this space!
Models of Diversity is a London-based non-profit organization which advocates diversity in the fashion and marketing industries.
The Advance Centre is a teaching institute for parents with brain-damaged children. From its creation in 1996, the charity has dedicated itself to finding a way to not only advance the abilities of brain damaged children, but to actually reverse abnormalities and increase functioning.
*Tanya is the face of Anna’s Autumn-Winter 2011 White Label campaign imagery, shot in Italy; Sophie will be modeling pieces from the upcoming season on the Anna Scholz website
We’ve got an exciting new feature on our blog in which we bring interesting people closer to you!
This time, fashion photographer, model and plus-size icon Velvet D’Amour has fun with Anna’s questionnaire.
Your Oscars: Favourite male actor/ favourite female actress?
JOHN MALCOVITCH/DAME JUDY DENCH
Where will you be in 5 years?
OFF ON YET ANOTHER ADVENTURE!
Who would be your dream date?
MY LOVELY FIANCE
What superpower would you like to possess?
THE ABILITY TO FLY
What is your favourite movie?
AVIDA, OF COURSE, LOL
What is your favourite restaurant?
TOO MANY TO NAME
What has been your greatest achievement?
RAISING 54,000 EUROS FOR MISSING AND ABUSED CHILDREN
What has been your happiest moment?
TOO MANY TO MENTION
What is your greatest fear?
I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A FEAR/FASCINATION OF SHARKS, CROCS AND SNAKES. AND I FACED MY FEAR OF SNAKES WHEN IN SOUTH AFRICA, ONLY TO GET BITTEN! VERY INTERESTING EXPERIENCE INDEED!
Which living person do you most admire and why?
I ADMIRE PEOPLE WHO ARE PHILANTHROPIC: OPRAH, ANGELINA JOLIE AND BILL GATES, AMONG OTHERS
What trait do you most dislike about yourself?
IMPATIENCE AND LACK OF TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
What makes you sad?
How do you relax?
SWEDISH MASSAGE AND A HOT CANDLELIT BUBBLE BATH
Who is your favourite designer?
I LOVE THIERRY MUGLER, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND, OF COURSE, GALLIANO AND GAULTIER
Heels or flats?
Black or white?
Where would you like to be right now?
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
TO REVEL IN EACH PRECIOUS MOMENT
How would you like to be remembered?
What is your favourite song?
“TO BE REAL”!
What has been your biggest disappointment?
I HAVEN’T REALLY HAD ONE AS I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING WE EXPERIENCE HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND IS ANOTHER CHANCE TO GROW AND DEVELOP
Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
NO PLEASURE MAKES ME GUILTY– THUS, DECADENCE!
What is the worst thing anyone ever said to you?
WE ARE OUT OF DARK CHOCOLATE
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
MY FRIENDS ARE MY TRUE FAMILY AND IT IS THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE ME LAUGH THAT I MOST OFTEN APPRECIATE
What is your idea of happiness?
TO LOVE AND TO BE LOVED
If not yourself who would you like to be?
I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE ANYONE BUT ME!