The weathers gone slightly crap again but I’m sure there’s enough sunshine left to be wrung out of the season to make this bobby dazzler look all the more- well- dazzling. Its bright, its bold, its beautiful and unfortunately it’s also £266. My ginger ale salary won’t afford me this champagne delight but its good to dream in technicolour.
Oh me oh me oh my, yet ANOTHER new range has hit the streets! Life just get better and better…… Anna Scholz has launched TWO new collections for spring/ summer; her established main line which is now known as The White Label Collection and a brand spanking new younger line, The Black Label Collection.
The White Label Collection is premium Anna Scholz with her signature tropical prints, maxi dresses and tunics with embellished necklines, while The Black Label Collection sees the designer move into fresher territory with more contemporary looks that showcase quirkier prints, nautical and military detailing and updated basics. The collection is younger and prices are lower than the main range though still for the moderately well heeled. I’ve had a good look at it and as much as I always like the bright florals of the premium line, this range is speaking fluent Deena-ese as I’m a fool for an unusual print like the horse print jersey, and I am all over that spectacular polkadot coat. I’ll leave you to peruse this collage while I go look for a sledgehammer to crack open the piggy bank.
Psssst! Want to have a sneaky peek at the autumn/ winter 2009 collection for Anna Scholz? If so, click here.
I’ve been checking the Anna Scholz website frequently, patiently waiting for the new collection to drop and now, its finally online. I’ve had a good ole look at it and there are lots of beautifully covetable dresses and some great jackets and coats. The range is a riot of colour with a variety of colourful prints that we have come to expect from Anna and she certainly delivers. I think there are probably too many different prints and its all a bit dizzying, but that just means there is surely a print in the range to suit everyone. If prints aren’t your thing there are a few solid colour garments including an elegant empire line black and ivory maxi dress and solid colour vests.
I like the styling of the look book and especially like the orangey pinky floral tights in the picture above but I don’t think they’re part of the Anna Scholz collection although they should be because I’d snap them up immediately. All in all I like the collection a lot but I just wish I had a rockstar budget.
Credit is crunching everybody apart from the super rich. I’ve heard that even the queen is suffering as shes worn the same outfit twice in the past two years(!!!), so even the rich are having to tighten their belts on their budgets and say no to a second holiday home in Malibu. Retailers are feeling the crunch, profits everywhere seem to be falling and whole companies are collapsing. Its all so depressing and I just want to curl up in bed until its all over. I read this article in the guardian last week and it has got me thinking about how the crunch affects fashion. Not high street fashion which has always been price conscious, but designer fashion and the portrayal of fashion by high gloss magazines such as Vogue and W. The piece makes a valid point about high fashion magazines being escapist tools not shopping guides(to the average person anyway), but I know my conscience would be forever niggling if it was my job to promote £3000 coats in these times. In the past a similar argument has been raised to justify the reason you don’t see models who look like the majority of women, that fashion is fantasy and magazines exist to perpetuate the fantasy image of the ultra tall slender woman with perfect skin. Apparently no-one wants to see representations of themselves in all their short, love handled glory. Apparently.
Anyhow, I’m going off on a bit of a tangent here and will resist the temptation to get on my soapbox (although I already had one foot on it). The whole point of todays post was to show you two cheaper pocket friendly alternatives to gorgeous designer items that I’ve found online. We still need to look good, non?
I love every single piece from this oriental bird themed range by Anna Scholz especially this jacket, but alas (turning out pockets) I am too poor. So I will just have to look at it every weekend and sigh. Sigh.