Hello Friends!

Hi! You land on my brand new blog! Finally, after several weeks progress on design and coding, voila– it’s a wrap! Never happened without a huge help from my brilliant boy, Victor who has integrated my design onto a lovely website.

Here’s the sneak peak:




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Move to WordPress, I am currently transferring my archives from blogspot to here, so I won’t lose my old posts. This blog has several new features such as Wishlist which is showing what I am keen to have at the moment, Portfolio which is giving more details of my design experience, social media to give simple access to a collection of beautiful pictures! With this new appearance and feature, I am thrilled to post more often!

xxx vena




Newsletter flash: Check-Mate

WELCOME MAY! To celebrate bank holiday, our special newsletter just arrived today in your inbox! Have you subscribe Anna Lou of London newsletter? To make sure you don’t miss latest update from Anna Lou of London, sign up now!

What’s on?
Back to sixties
A striped graphic paired with the monochrome tone completed the sixties theme. 
Style Surgery
Since I’ve been working with Anna Lou, she always come up with unique and fresh idea. This time, she wanted to play off the idea of giving advise for customer to style and accessorised their look better. Giving personal touch as a stylish surgeon, I create her profile featuring with our best seller’s stackable bangles and bespoke gold tag necklace. 
So,pamper yourself with Anna Lou of London jewellery and accessories and fill your dream closet this weekend. 

New Look!

I have been eagerly to share a shiny new look Anna Lou of London website. It looks more sleek and luxury with better interface. Fancy to have a little tour, hop on here >

You might notice a few changes on homepage. We put all attributes on site header, creating some negative space. It is also easier for mobile version. Anna Lou of London logo set on the centre to establish the brand. You might also notice that the layout has slightly changed. We keep the top navigation bar on grey, maximize the area for slide show, replace press area with only a simple and effective as seen in bar, and have three small banner underneath. Moreover, the fonts and colours are more consistent and restricted refer to the brand guidelines. For signature detail, we set up A crown pattern from Anna Lou brand guidelines as a home background.
We wish the customer a convenient experience while shopping online in our website. We wanted the website which easy to navigate without clicking too much or scrolling too far. How you manage your thumbnail page is important for customer’s buying decision. Thumbnail page is a page when people take a quick snap number of items you have. So, you might want to perform best touch to gain people attention. How we did it? Firstly, you might able to see a group picture supported with small colour boxes. You might interested on some items, mouse over the box and you will see the active picture has changed. Click one of your favorite items, it leads you to product description.
We are trying to give alternative images as much as we can. We have a grid of dropdown bar for product description in purpose to avoid too much scrolling on one page.  
We also updated the newsletter template. It follows the basic element from our website. On footer, we are giving more access to social media platforms, such as: twitter, instagram and facebook. Here’s the mock up:
We have a few improvements planned in the near future, so be sure to stay tune!

@annalouoflondon #socialmedia necklaces

The idea of being socialise beyond virtual is so big nowadays. 
What better way to socialise than with your customised luxury social media necklaces by Anna Lou of London?
Get more followers by wearing this cool social tag necklace or share your favourite quote on hashtag necklace. A ball chain reminiscent of military dog tags engraved with your twitter address or hashtag your favourite tags and quotes. 
So, let’s to be a #trend!
Aqua color associates with virtual drawn reader’s attention when receiving this newsletter in their inbox. And this items also featured in Anna Lou of London Facebook Exclusive. Become a fan of @annalouoflondon and discover each month exclusive collection.
Facebook exclusive page has been set up to integrate with @annalouoflondon website.