In 2012, Art Directing photoshoots for GILT Groupe [in Brooklyn, NY] served as one of the happiest of times for her. Cottrell's personal style has been featured inside the pages of InStyle Germany, Lucky Magazine, on NYMag's The Cut, as well as ELLE.com. In 2013, Cottrell returned to her native Northwest Arkansas as owner, buyer and creative director of Lola. Cottrell has since been named one of the "most stylish entrepreneurs" by Southern Living Magazine. Over the past few years, a favourite past-time of Cottrell's has been covering backstage at New York Fashion Week for some of the greats [i.e. Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Rag & Bone, J.Mendel, etc] for Revlon... experiences she holds very dear to her heart.
“Having worked in the fashion industry for years, I have seen how much effort goes into a perfectly executed look. The process can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Style is about taking risks, experimenting, and [most importantly] expressing oneself. Forget the trends, the look-a-likes, and the message that you have to spend lots of cash [or sacrifice your credit score] to look good. I'm all about widening your closet's horizons, finding inspiration, and cultivating your personal style.” - Anna E. Cottrell
photo credit: jade howard photography